CPAs for Public Interest to Host Not-For-Profit Financial Seminars

January 22, 2007

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - The Illinois Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Society and the CPAs for Public Interest (CPAsPI), in partnership with Illinois Wesleyan University, will offer a workshop series to teach financial fundamentals to staff, volunteers and board members of local small organizations in several upcoming sessions.

Held in Illinois Wesleyan University's Davidson Room, in the Memorial Center (104 University St., Bloomington), each workshop costs $40 per person.   For each event, registration begins half an hour before the listed start time.

On Thursday, Jan. 25, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. will be "Financial Management Responsibilities of Not-For Profit Board Members," which will address the basics of financial health in not-for-profit organizations.  Although advance reservations are recommended, it is possible to register at the door for this event.

Advance reservations are required for the following events, which make up the CPAsPI "1-2-3 Not-For-Profit Financial Basics" series.  Each of these takes place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

On Wednesday, Feb. 7 will be a seminar on "Understanding Tax and Reporting Responsibilities," which will involve an overview of local, state and federal tax regulations.  The course will cover basics such as payroll taxes, audits and annual reports.

Wednesday, Feb. 28 will feature a workshop entitled "Creating a Budget and Constructing Cash-Flow Projections."  The seminar will address how organizations can achieve their missions effectively through budgeting and projecting future cash flow.

In order to make a reservation, call CPAsPI Member Services at 1-800-993-0393, using the course code PI92 for the Jan. 25 workshop, PI90 for the Feb. 7 workshop and PI91 for the Feb. 28 workshop.

For additional information, contact Katie Waters at (312) 993-0407, extension 216, or e-mail

Contact: Rebecca Welzenbach, (309) 556-3181