Accounting 101: Basic Accounting Concepts for the Non-Accountant

Learn to read financial statements, see what’s going with your organization’s financials, and use budgets as a roadmap for your work.

About this event

Gain an overview of nonprofit accounting in a fear-free setting, including financial terminology, internal controls, financial statements, and the importance of the budget in the overall planning process as well as elements in building a sound budget.

Topics Covered

  • Simple Accounting Terms
  • How to Read Financial Statements
  • What to Look for in Financial Statements
  • How Auditors Work

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Virtual Seminar

Optimized for the virtual environment, this ½ day seminar will consist of presentations, group discussions, breakout group sessions, polls and short breaks. This is an opportunity to do a deep dive on a new topic and leave with tools that you can put in to practice immediately.


Amanda Schlank – Partner, Assurance & Advisory, SingerLewak Accountants & Consultants

With more than ten years of public accounting experience working in a wide variety of industries, including not-for-profit organization audits (foundations, educational institutions and service-based organizations) and private and public companies, Amanda’s areas of expertise include SEC compliance and reporting, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and audits in accordance with the requirements of the Uniform Guidance. She graduated from California State University, Northridge, earning a Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a minor in economics. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of CPAs.


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