February 13th, 2014 Look Forward to Your Auditor’s Visit A great article titled, “Audit Your Heart Out”, written by Rick Cohen, the director of communications, appeared in the publication Nonprofit Knowledge Matters . Rick offers some great helpful tips on how to make the audit process easier, as well as shares why the audit process can also be a great opportunity. Below is an excerpt. “It’s February, which means that Valentine’s Day is around the corner. For many nonprofits that operate on a calendar fiscal year, it also means that a visit from your accountant(s) for your annual financial audit and Form 990 preparation is coming up. As someone who wears the finance and compliance hats in the organization, this used to be a stressful time for me; working with our bookkeepers to close out last year’s books, gathering copies of organizational policies, and making sure every “t” is crossed and every “i” is dotted.” [read more] For additional questions, please contact Linda Pearson directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 401-752-0566.