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NPO CONNECT FEBRUARY MEETING: Internal Controls and Fraud Prevention

February 9, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Internal Controls and Fraud Prevention
February 9, 2021 | 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Please join us for our February NPO CONNECT meeting. This webinar will focus on fraud prevention and best practices for internal controls. Melissa Stanley and Jim Fries with Brown Edwards will lead this presentation and hold a Q&A session at the end of the training.

*This event is free and will also include 2 CPE credits in Auditing.*


Fraud Prevention:
Learn best practices to protect the assets, volunteers, employees, board members, and reputation of your nonprofit organization. Cybersecurity issues keep a lot of us up at night. What worries you most at your organization? Join us for a discussion on the latest risks in cybersecurity and practical solutions that small organizations can implement to minimize risk.

Internal Controls:
Basic Human Resources Issues – What should a nonprofit organization keep in personnel files? How and when is a performance improvement plan implemented? What should we do if we don’t have dedicated Human Resources employees?

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Nonprofit staff and board members are welcome!

Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of the nonprofit environment
Advance preparation: None
Level of presentation: Basic

Meet The Speakers:

Melissa C. Stanley, CPA


Melissa is an assurance partner in the Roanoke office and has over 25 years of accounting experience. Prior to joining Brown Edwards, Melissa was a partner in one of the top 20 firms in the nation where her practice concentrations were in not-for-profit organizations, employee benefit plan audits, and a variety of closely held businesses, including manufacturers, real estate holding companies, distributors and service organizations.

Melissa’s expertise includes assistance in applying accounting standards kamagra oral jelly prezzo in a multitude of situations – from everyday transactions to complex, multi-faceted arrangements. This includes assistance in evaluating and complying with new accounting pronouncements, with particular attention to the organizations’ circumstances and industry. In addition, Melissa is routinely called upon to consult on internal control related matters and is well known for her responsible, team-oriented approach.

James R. Fries, CPA, MSA

Jim is an assurance partner based in the Harrisonburg office. He specializes in working with employee benefit plans and not-for-profit organizations, including foundations, healthcare entities, community action agencies, and other social service organizations. Jim also has experience in a wide range of other industries, including manufacturers, utilities, cooperatives, construction contractors, and physician practices. He is a member of the firm’s peer review services team, providing quality reviews to regional public accounting firms around the country.
A 1999 magna cum laude graduate of Virginia Tech, Jim has a B.S. Modaf Expert Degree in Accounting and a Master of Accountancy degree. Jim is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), and the National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives (NSAC). He holds board and committee positions on his local chapter of the IMA, Redeemer Classical School and the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society. He also serves on the finance committee of his local church and has board positions on several other not-for-profit organizations.


February 9, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Kaitlyn Van Buskirk


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