New Publication: Practical Implementation Issues with Uniform Guidance

In December 2013, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (known to many as the “Super Circular” or the new Uniform Grant Guidance) to streamline and consolidate grants guidance previously contained in numerous documents. These changes will impact all entities receiving and administering federal awards, as well as auditors responsible for auditing federal awards programs. The Super Circular contains the most significant changes to occur to federal grants administration in recent history. ...read more

Guidance on new and upcoming FASB changes available!

The new accounting and auditing guidance covers the following topics:

  • Prior updates effective in the current year
  • Goodwill impairment
  • Consolidation guidance for NFPs
  • Definition of a business
  • Going concern
  • Pension costs
  • Uniform guidance (Financial discussion paper on UG available here.)
  • Revenue recognition of grants and contracts
  • Land easements
  • Proposed auditors’ report changes
  • Not-for-Profit Advisory Committee highlights

Read the paper here and watch the webinar here. 

Financial Discussion: Elimination of Developer Fees in Consolidation

The third paper in our Financial Discussion series dives into guidance on eliminating developer fees in consolidated financial reporting. 

Under current accounting guidelines, developer fees are eliminated when preparing consolidated financial statements. 

– How should the developer eliminate the profit realized on the developer fees?

– How should the developer determine the profit and does it matter if the developer fee is deferred?

– Should only the deferred fee be eliminated and not the fee paid from third party sourced debt and investor equity? ...read more

New Publication: Real Estate Sales between Related Entities

The second paper in our Financial Discussion series looks at two questions around the sale of real estate between related entities: 

  • Accounting by Buyer and Seller Upon Disposition/Acquisition of a Property

  • Revenue Recognition for Excess Cash Paid by the Buyer to the Seller Upon Sale

Covering GAAP analysis of the questions, CPA recommendations and CFO response 

Read the new Financial Discussion paper

December Boot Camp in Washington DC

The next Strength Matters Boot Camp will be in Washington DC as part of NeighWorks Training Institute, between December 11-12, 2017. 

Register Now

 Email info@strengthmatters.com with questions. 

Strength Matters Boot Camp is designed to provide an overview of the accounting and financial reporting issues faced by a nonprofit housing enterprise. Accounting professionals working in this field require industry-specific information. The course also offers CPE credit. Examples of topics covered in this course: ...read more

September Boot Camp in Oakland, CA

The next Strength Matters Boot Camp will be in Oakland, California, on September 28-29, 2017. 

Register Now

 Email info@strengthmatters.com with questions. 

Strength Matters Boot Camp is designed to provide an overview of the accounting and financial reporting issues faced by a nonprofit housing enterprise. Accounting professionals working in this field require industry-specific information. The course also offers CPE credit. Examples of topics covered in this course:

  • The accounting differences unique to each entity type, such as limited partnerships.
  • Funding sources unique to the industry, such as HUD, Low Income Housing Tax Credits and other programs. Funding requests from these and commercial sources are examined both in lecture format and through case study.
  • Project surplus cash calculations and the loan and regulatory agreements to be considered.
  • Using materials published by Strength Matters, participants also focus on financial reporting issues that arise throughout the life cycle of an affordable housing property, from predevelopment through year-15 buyouts and beyond.
  • ...read more