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SAS No. 136 and Employee Benefit Plans: What is a Reportable Finding?

SAS No. 136 and Employee Benefit Plans: What is a Reportable Finding? Plan management and plan sponsor personnel have likely heard from their auditors about auditing standard changes impacting their ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974) audits for the Plan year ending December 31, 2021. These changes primarily result from the implementation of […]

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Single Audit Reporting Package Deadline Rescission and Other Updates from OMB

On June 18, 2020, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued Memorandum M-20-26, Extension of Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) due to Loss of Operations, which will impact organizations that have received federal funds under the COVID-19 Emergency Acts and organizations that […]

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Deferral of Revenue Recognition and Leases

This article was originally published with updates to FASB updates on December 10, 2019 and was most recently updated on June 5th. It is being updated as new information becomes available. On June 3, 2020, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2020-05, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (ASC 606) and Leases (ASC 842) Effective […]

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3 Practical Ways to Protect Your Company from Accounts Payable Fraud

Processing accounts payable transactions is one of the most significant activities in a contractor’s operations and is an essential component in managing cash flow and project budgets. Unfortunately, the accounts payable function is vulnerable to fraud by individuals inside and outside of the company, and it is becoming more common and more costly. Below are […]

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Update to Proposed Rules for Classification of Debt

On September 12, 2019, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued a revised proposed accounting standards update for the Classification of Debt (Topic 470). Comments from the public on the revised exposure draft are due no later than October 28, 2019, with FASB re-deliberation to follow. Although the revised exposure draft has not significantly changed from […]

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Upcoming Changes to Your ERISA Plan Audits

Overview of SAS No. 136 On July 10, 2019, the Auditing Standards Board (ASB) of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) issued Statement on Auditing Standards No. 136, Forming an Opinion and Reporting on Financial Statements of Employee Benefit Plans Subject to ERISA (EBP SAS) for financial statement audits of employee benefit plans […]

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New Lease Accounting Standard Deferral

Update published on June 5, 2020: FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2020-05, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (ASC 606) and Leases (ASC 842) Effective Dates for Certain Entities, as part of its efforts to support and assist stakeholders as they cope with the many challenges and hardships related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Update Published December 12, […]

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A Conversation on Revenue Recognition (ASC 606)

Update published on June 5, 2020: FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2020-05, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (ASC 606) and Leases (ASC 842) Effective Dates for Certain Entities, as part of its efforts to support and assist stakeholders as they cope with the many challenges and hardships related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Welcome to our first […]

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How To Improve Data Analytics And Audit Quality

Big Data and improving data analytics has been a noteworthy topic for businesses across many industries, but what does it mean and how does it apply to your audit? Data analytics is defined as the process of examining data sets in order to draw conclusions about the information they contain. Internally, data analytics are being […]

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NFPs With Operations In Indiana – Be Aware Of Unique State Audit Requirements

The Indiana State Board of Accounts (SBA) has the responsibility of examining the accounts and financial records for all state entities and entities receiving public money within the state of Indiana. A non-governmental entity that disburses public funds may be subject to the Indiana state audit requirements. An entity is defined as a provider of […]

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Blue & Co., LLC acquires Alerding CPA Group

Blue & Co., LLC acquires Alerding CPA Group

Carmel, Ind. (November 23, 2022) – The accounting and consulting firms of Alerding CPA Group (Indianapolis, Ind.) and Blue & Co., LLC (Carmel, Ind.) have announced their merger. The combined firm will operate as Blue & Co., LLC (Blue & Co.), effective December 1, 2022. This acquisition will provide Blue & Co. with greater market […]

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Not-for-Profit Single Audit Requirements – Evaluation of Revenue Sources

By: Holly Fields, CPA, Senior Manager Not-for-profit organizations (NFPs) that receive federal financial assistance over certain levels, either directly from a federal agency or indirectly through state or local agencies, may be required to have a single audit performed under Federal Uniform Guidance. Single Audit Requirements A single audit includes not only an audit of […]

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Occupational Mix Survey: What You Need to Know

Every three years, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requires any Hospital that is subject to the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) to complete an Occupational Mix Survey (OMS). This data is then used to calculate an Occupational Mix Adjustment Factor (OMAF). The occupational mix adjustment impacts a hospital’s average hourly wage and […]

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