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AAFCPAs to Present Workshop on Anticipating Fraud for Charter Schools

Leaders in AAFCPAs’ Education Practice, John Buckley, CPA, CGMA, and Nichole Reilly, CPA, will present an educational webinar: Is Fraud Preventable? Safeguard Your Charter Public School’s Fiscal Operations in collaboration with the Massachusetts Charter Public School Association (MCPSA) on June 3rd, 2021. This session is open to board members, school leaders, and CFO/COOs. Recent events […]

Webinar OnDemand: Claiming the Employee Retention Credit

Webinar OnDemand: Claiming the Employee Retention Credit

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, signed on December 27th, 2020, expanded eligibility for the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) by allowing those—including tax-exempt organizations—who received Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans to qualify. Prior to December 27, 2020, PPP loan recipients could not also file for eligible tax credits. The expanded eligibility is retroactive, and as a […]

AAFCPAs Announces Promotions and Peer Nominated Awards

“Our people are our greatest asset! Therefore, AAFCPAs hires exceptional people at all levels, develops them faster and provides opportunities for personal and professional growth. Our culture ensures they feel a genuine sense of being cared about; and that care extends to how graciously we serve our clients, and communities.” said Carla McCall, CPA, CGMA, […]

Charter Schools Webinar OnDemand: Understand COVID Funding Compliance

Charter Schools Webinar OnDemand: Understand COVID Funding Compliance

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Charter Schools have gained access to various forms of government funding. Schools who expended certain government funding in excess of $750,000 in fiscal year 2021 are subject to an audit in accordance with Uniform Guidance. For some charter schools, this may be your first exposure to this rigorous Federal […]

Non-Profits Eligible for ERTC, up to $19,000 per Employee

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, signed on December 27th, 2020, is expanding eligibility for the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) by allowing those who received Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans to qualify. Prior to December 27, 2020, PPP loan recipients could not also file for eligible tax credits. For nonprofits, the ERTC is taken against […]

ESSER Funds May Subject Charter School to Federal Single Audit

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, federal funding has been available to charter schools through the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.  The most significant of this funding is the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds. While these funds are and […]

Charter Schools Connect: Managing the Remote Business Office

Charter Schools Connect: Managing the Remote Business Office

COVID-19 has challenged businesses to think about operations in a new way. In this 11-minute webcast, AAFCPAs’ Charter School Practice Leaders John Buckley, CPA, CGMA and Nichole Reilly, CPA, MBA share insights and best practice recommendations for Charter School clients about overcoming internal control and segregation of duties challenges for a remote business office. AAFCPAs […]

AAFCPAs Best Practice Recommendations for Complying with DESE, and Managing Board and Management Conflicts of Interests

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Office of Charter Schools’ Charter School Audit Guide (the Guide) includes compliance requirements relating to the review and assessment of related party disclosures.  Now that DESE has moved to an online management system for the collection of conflict of interest forms from members of a School’s […]