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Ask An Expert With S.R. Snodgrass

June 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Last year, we started a new program just for our members: Ask an Expert. Similar to ‘the doctor is in’ or ‘office hours’, this member benefit offers our members an opportunity to connect with WVNPA business consultant members with ‘nonprofit know-how.’ Participants will be able to ask questions and receive clarification in areas such as insurance, law, communications, IT issues, organizational management, leadership, fundraising, and more via phone consultation.

Your Expert:  Brian Bender of S.R. SnodgrassIf your organization is facing accounting and tax challenges such as applying new accounting standards (financial reporting, leases, revenue recognition), functional expense reporting and allocations, unrelated business income, uncertainty in income tax assessment and disclosures, charitable solicitation filings,  endowment accounting, donated services and in-kind contributions, agency transactions, fiscal sponsorships, and creating benchmarking reports and comparative analysis, this is your opportunity for one-one consultation with accountant expert Brian Bender of S.R. Snodgrass.

Brian is a Senior Manager and Co-Chair of the S.R. Snodgrass Nonprofit Practice Group. He has dedicated nearly 15 years of his professional experience to serving trade associations, membership organizations, social clubs, foundations, charities, and numerous other nonprofit entities.  With a decade of experience in public accounting, and 5 years serving as a financial executive for several large trade associations and an international membership organization in Washington, DC, he has perspective from both sides of the table.  He has presented at various industry events, including the annual American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Not-for-Profit Industry Conference and recently completed a three-year term on the AICPA Not-for-Profit Entities Expert Panel, during which he served as an instructor in the AICPA’s Nonprofit Certificate Program.  He has extensive knowledge of internal controls best practices, policy and procedure development, financial budgeting and reporting requirements, Statements on Standards for Accounting and Review Services (SSARS), agreed-upon procedures, U.S. Department of Labor Regulations and ERISA requirements as they relate to audits of employee benefit plans, and the IRS Form 990/990T. Brian is a Certified Public Accountant with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from West Virginia University. He also earned a Master of Business Administration degree, with a concentration in entrepreneurship, from Suffolk University’s Sawyer Business School. Brian is a member of several professional organizations, including the AICPA, the Greater Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants (GWSCPA), the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA), and the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).

Register: There are four 25-minute conference call “appointments” available with Brian on June  28 from 10 AM – 12 PM. These are only available to our members and there is no cost. Registration is first come, first serve. To sign up, email or call 304-419-0465.

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June 28, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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West Virginia Nonprofit Association