The standard's requirement that audited financials present a statement of functional expenses
by nature is a stark reminder to nonprofits that--regardless of their own positions and practices where it concerns overhead--accounting convention is once again putting the numbers that fuel the debate front and center.
Previously, only voluntary health and welfare organizations were required to include the statement of functional expenses
as part of a complete set of basic financial statements.
We have audited the accompanying financial statements of the Association for Career and Technical Education (a nonprofit organization), which comprise the statements of financial position as of June 30, 2018 and 2017, and the related statements of activities, functional expenses
and cash flows for the years then ended, and the related notes to the financial statements.
* Inconsistencies in the type of information provided about both natural and functional expenses
of the period.
The prior standard required only that voluntary health and welfare entities report the natural classification of expenses on a statement of functional expenses
. However, "all NFPs shall report information about all expenses in one location on the face of the statement of activities, as a schedule in the notes to the financial statements, or in a separate financial statement, as discussed in paragraph 958-205-45-6."
Culver City, CA, November 04, 2017 --(PR.com)-- If you ever wonder what a "release from restrictions" or a "Statement of Functional Expenses
" is, this book is for you.
Consider how the (https://semperfifund.org/about-us/financials/) Semper Fi Fund , a group that provides financial and other aid to injured and ill post-9/11 veterans and their families, stated its functional expenses
for its 2016 fiscal year.
The organization classified $5.4 million as legal on the Statement of Functional Expenses
in its most recent Form 990.
We have audited the accompanying statement of financial position of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (a California nonprofit corporation) as of December 31, 2011, and the related statements of activities, cash flows and functional expenses
for the year then ended.
Part IX is the organization's Statement of Functional Expenses
and lists by line item how money was spent.
Reporting only salaries as compensation expense: Reporting compensation of current officers, directors, trustees, and key employees on line 5 of Part IX, Statement of Functional Expenses
, should include all forms of salary and benefits, including pension plan contributions, dental or medical insurance, and other employee benefits (whether or not taxable to the employee), not just wages.