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NPO CONNECT MAY MEETING: Cybersecurity, Basic Human Resources and Tax Updates for Nonprofit Organizations 

May 3, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm






Cybersecurity for Nonprofits –Cybersecurity issues keep a lot of us up at night. What worries you most at your organization? Join Cindy Gross, Brown Edwards IT Audit Director, for a discussion on the latest risks in cybersecurity and practical solutions that small organizations can implement to minimize your cyber security risk.

Basic Human Resources issues for NFPO’s– Join Brown Edwards for a discussion on the basics of Human Resources. 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?

Tax Updates for Nonprofit Organizations – Recent tax reformprovided many complex changes impacting individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations. Jeff Barbour and Chris Wingfield, who are both Tax Partners at Brown Edwards, will discuss the impact of recent tax law changes on nonprofit organizations.



Cindy Gross, CPA, CISA, C|EH

Cindy is an IT audit director based in the Harrisonburg office. She provides IT audit and consulting services to a wide range of entities including financial services, technology, and healthcare entities. Services include SOX compliance, SSAE 16/18 audits, SOC 2 audits, IT risk assessments, and IT internal audit. Cindy also has over 15 years of experience in systems development and design.

A 2006 graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, Cindy has a Master of Professional Accountancy degree. In addition, Cindy has a B.S. degree in Computer Programming and Information Systems from Shepherd University. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. In addition, she holds the Certified Information Systems Auditor credential through ISACA and the Certified Ethical Hacker credential through EC-Council.

Jeff Barbour, MSA, CPA

Jeff works in the Roanoke office and specializes in the taxation of consolidated and multi-state corporations and pass-through entities, corporate mergers and acquisitions, individual taxation, estates and trusts, and small business consulting.  His experience in these areas includes general tax planning, entity formation and exit strategies, purchase price allocations and tax accounting for intangible assets in business transactions, and the research of federal and state compliance solutions. Jeff’s expertise covers a variety of industries including technology, manufacturing, dealerships, distributors, construction and real estate.

He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2003 with a Master of Accountancy specializing in taxation.  He graduated summa cum laude in 2002 from Averett University, in Danville, Virginia, with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in accounting.  He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Roanoke Chapter of the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Chris Wingfield, CPA

Chris is a partner based in the Roanoke office with a focus in corporate, individual, partnership and exempt organization taxation. Chris has worked extensively with tax planning for individuals and entities, mergers and acquisitions, multi-state taxation and international taxation. He provides services related to all aspects of taxation and is a presenter on tax-related issues to various associations and other tax professionals.

Chris is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants and North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. He has been named a “Super CPA” in taxation by Virginia Business magazine for several years and serves as treasurer of the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce. 



May 3, 2019
9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Kara Gilley
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Roanoke Higher Education Center Room 212
108 North Jefferson St.
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States
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