Expert Panel - Not for Profit Entities 

Expert Panel Projects

The 2016 edition of Audit and Accounting Guide Not-for-Profit Entities is now available in eBook and paperback.

The 2016 edition of Audit Risk Alert Not-for-Profit Entities Industry Developments is also now available in eBook and paperback.

An online subscription is also available, which includes the guide and alert.

Not-for-profit entities are under constant pressure to devote an increasing portion of their expenditures to accomplishing their mission programs. This Journal of Accountancy article submitted by Joseph W. Cruitt, CPA, CGMA, on behalf of the AICPA Not-for-Profit Expert panel, reviews the appropriate considerations and allocation of joint costs to be in compliance with U.S. GAAP.

NFP Expert Panel member, Jennifer Brenner, in partnership with the entire NFP expert panel, produced and published an article in the August 2013 issue of the Journal of Accountancy which addresses some of the common difficulties in valuing contributions of gifts-in-kind. The article walks through the process of valuation and provides recommendations to assist in the establishment of a policy for acceptance and valuation of gifts-in-kind.

The Not-for-Profit Expert Panel has issued the following white papers that are of interest to those following not-for-profit issues:

Industry News and Resources

The Not-for-Profit Expert Panel, in cooperation with the Government Audit Quality Center, created the GAQC Web event Not-for-Profit Entities: 2012/2013 Audit and Accounting Considerations—Member Web Event. Three members of the Not-for-Profit Expert Panel discussed the various developments and issues that may affect an NFP audit practice. Specifically, the presenters provided the following information:

  • The continuing effect of the current economy on NFPs
  • Challenges relating to new auditing standards
  • Challenges relating to application of accounting standards in the NFP environment
  • Recent Financial Accounting Standards Board standard setting activity, including proposed ASUs for donated securities and personnel services provided to an affiliate
  • Question and answer period with participants

Access to the archived Web event is available.


Past Meeting Highlights

March 15-16, 2016


May 27-28, 2015

January 21-22, 2015

Archived Meeting Highlights

Members of the Expert Panel

Jennifer Brenner, (Chair) World Vision

Elaine Allen, Ernst & Young

Brian Bender, America’s Health Insurance Plans

Joel Berry, International Association of Chiefs of Police 

Joseph Cruitt, National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners

Susan Davis, McGladrey LLP

Ellen Hobby, National Academy of State Health Policy

Jennifer Hoffman, Grant Thornton

Brad Jewell, Pennington Biomedical Research Foundation 

John A. Mattie, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Amanda Nelson, KPMG LLP

Joan F. Schweizer, Deloitte

Gordon Siess, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Jeff Stefan, Tate & Tryon

Brian Zygmunt, Crowe Horwath LLP

Learn more about the Expert Panel members by reading their biographies.


Staff Contacts

Chris Cole, Senior Technical Manager

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