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CIL-NET Presents… A National Teleconference & Webinar: Internal Controls for Centers for Independent Living

CIL-NET Presents… A National Teleconference & Webinar:

September 30, 2015; 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Eastern

Register online or by using the printable registration form (PDF).

IL-NET Logo - CIL-NET + SILC-NETStrong, comprehensive internal controls are a critical piece of sound financial management at successful CILs. Whether you are an experienced Accountant that is new to the non-profit world or an experienced CIL staffer that is new to accounting, this training will provide the overview of nonprofit internal controls that every CIL needs. You’ll also learn what your organization needs to do to meet the requirement to have written procedures for controls over federal awards by the end of the calendar year. Our presenters have decades of experience developing and advising on internal controls and regulations from both within and outside of Centers for Independent Living. Join us September 30th to learn why internal controls are so important and exactly what your CIL needs to have in place to be successful, compliant, and sustainable.

Registration Fee: $75.00. Fee is per site (connection) and does not apply per participant; registrants are encouraged to gather as many individuals as desired to participate by telephone or webcast.

Target Audience:

SILC and CIL executive directors, financial and program managers, and other staff interested in Uniform Grant Guidance, specifically Internal Controls for nonprofit organizations receiving federal awards.

This introductory CIL financial management course is intended for CIL executive directors, managers, fiscal staff, and board members new to nonprofits or accounting. It may also be useful to more experienced personnel who want a refresher.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of adequate internal controls for nonprofits receiving federal awards.
  • List the major elements necessary for establishing and maintaining proper internal controls.
  • Describe typical internal control procedures appropriate for CILs.
  • Identify responsibilities for recordkeeping for assets and custody of assets.
  • Describe best practices for risk assessment and monitoring.

Meet Your Presenters

John Heveron is President of Heveron & Heveron CPAs. He has been serving non-profit organizations, including centers for independent living, small businesses and individuals since 1969 with design of financial reporting systems, entity planning, planning and reviewing audits, compliance audits and other audit services and assistance with indirect cost rates, as well as assisting with strategic planning. John keeps his technical skills sharp through writing and teaching. He has authored a CPA conference manual on Mastering the Nonprofit Environment – Accounting, Auditing and Taxation – for 19 years. He also authors Not For-Profit Alert, a quarterly newsletter with current information for nonprofits. John also presents seminars on non-profit issues for Independent Living Research Utilization, the National Council on Independent Living, the Foundation for Accounting Education, United Way of Greater Rochester, and many others.

Paula McElwee is the Technical Assistance Coordinator for the IL-NET project at ILRU. She previously served on the board of Resources for Independence of the Central Valley and served as interim executive director for four CILs in California, assisting the boards to transition to their next executive director. Paula has consulted with the California state association, California Foundation for Centers for Independent Living, and numerous centers throughout the state.

Paula was the Director of LINK, Inc. in Kansas in 1979, one of the first 10 centers funded through the Rehabilitation Act. She worked in the disability field in Kansas for 25 years, and was appointed by two governors to serve three terms on the Statewide Independent Living Council of Kansas.

Presented by CIL-NET and SILC-NET: A program of the IL-NET national training and technical assistance project for Centers for Independent Living (CIL-NET) and Statewide Independent Living Councils (SILC-NET). The IL-NET is operated by ILRU, Independent Living Research Utilization, in partnership with the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) and the Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL).

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