Category: Not For Profit

Accountants Care More Than You Think

If you have ever wondered whether accountants care about a company’s numbers, then read on. Karen was the accountant for a client of mine. She had twenty years of experience, starting as the receptionist and working her way up to

Social Innovation – An Accountant’s Perspective

Social Innovation is about changing systems at their root, about looking at how things are done and making them better, not just for customers, but for everyone. Yet even the most socially conscious system needs financial accountability. My goal is

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Accountants Care

Karen was the accountant for a client of mine. She had twenty years of experience, starting as the receptionist and working her way up to become an indispensable part of the team. She was quiet and dependable, keeping the invoicing

R-E-S-P-E-C-T – IFRS for Nonprofits

What might make some private companies or non-profit organizations in the United States adopt IFRS?The eventual adoption of IFRS by small businesses and not-for-profit organizations is likely to be market driven. The IASB is developing a version of IFRS for

New Newsletter for Charities

Deloitte has just started a new newsletter called “A State of Change” for Canadian charities and not for profit organizations. Its goal: With the rapid change in accounting standards, rules and regulations over the past few years and the anticipated

The Accountant’s GiveList

The GiveList is a way of helping people without spending money. In their words, Times are tight. We know, we know. We’ve all seen the scary headlines. Too many of the scary headlines. And we’re all feeling the pressure in

How Things Look

In a restaurant, good food is what’s important to me. I don’t care what the place looks like or how the food’s arranged on the plate as long as it is a quality meal. My wife, on the other hand,

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Not For Profit Red Flags

When I was considering a Controller’s position with a charity, a friend warned me that it would limit my career. “Once you move to a charity, you can never go back to a real business,” he said. The Not For

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