CPE Course Latest Developments in Government and Nonprofit Accounting and Auditing

November 12, 2020

9:00am — 4:45pm


Member Price $279.00
Non-member Price $379.00

Curriculum Accounting & Audit

Field of Interest Accounting and Auditing, Government (General), Accounting (General)

Level Update

Designed For

Auditors and industry professionals working in the government and nonprofit environment


This year is indeed another year of significant change in the world of government and nonprofit accounting and auditing. Time is valuable, and it’s hard to stay current in today’s rapidly changing environment. Let us save you time and effort in staying current through this informative update course. The course materials utilize a highly illustrative and innovative format. Over 30 focused exercises are included to provide an enhanced working knowledge of the latest developments in government and nonprofit accounting and auditing.

  • Keep up with the latest developments at the GAO, OMB, AICPA, GASB, and FASB     
  • Ensure that your accounting and auditing skills stay up-to-date with current requirements    
  • Be prepared for major changes on the horizon


  • The key changes and challenges contained in the new Yellow Book    
  • Developing issues related to performing single audits under the OMB’s Uniform Guidance for Federal Awards    
  • Key AICPA developments affecting audits of governments and nonprofits    
  • Recent GASB activities directed towards state and local governments with an emphasis on the implementation of GASB No. 83, Certain Asset Retirement Obligations; GASB No. 84, Fiduciary Activities; GASB No. 87, Leases; and GASB No. 88, Certain Disclosures Related to Debt, Including Direct Borrowings and Direct Placements    
  • Prepare for the implementation of the new FASB ASU on nonprofit financial reporting (i.e., ASU No. 2016-14) while also developing a deeper understanding of the effects that the recent FASB ASUs on contributions, revenue recognition, and leases will have on nonprofits


Martha Lindley, CPA

Martha has over 19 years of experience in public accounting, specializing in governmental entities and not-for-profit organizations, especially those requiring audits under Uniform Guidance. Her government experience includes state (technical colleges), municipal (county and city), and local (school districts and water districts). Her not-for-profit experience includes social service agencies, housing projects, and foundations. Services include audit, consulting, and related tax preparation. She has an extensive background in internal control assessment and fraud/forensic accounting. Martha spent over five years with two of Seattle’s top ten largest CPA firms as an audit manager/supervisor in the government and not-for-profit division. She served four years as a Washington State Auditor, and five years as a controller in private industry.Over the past 17 years, Martha has performed, supervised, or managed almost 100 audits under Uniform Guidance. She is proficient in the compliance requirements of numerous federal agencies. She has also performed audits under Washington governmental compliance.Since 2000, Martha has instructed hundreds of CPAs as a national speaker. Her topics include Not for Profit and Governmental Accounting and Auditing Standards, Compliance with Uniform Guidance, and Advanced Auditing of HUD-Assisted Projects. In the summers of 2011 and 2012, Martha taught Nonprofit and Government Fund Accounting as an adjunct professor at University of Washington School of Business.Martha is a member of Washington State Society of Certified Public Accountants and serves on its Not-for-Profit Committee. She is also a member of the AICPA Governmental Audit Quality Center and on the United Way of King County Audit Review Committee. She earned a Bachelor of Arts–Business Administration from Washington State University with a double major in accounting and finance; and a Bachelor of Arts in clinical psychology from the University of Washington.close


Knowledge of government and nonprofit accounting and auditing


Surgent McCoy CPE, LLC

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