Nonprofit Accounting Basics

What is an Audit?

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Periodically, nonprofit organizations will have to submit financial statements to show how they are doing financially. Contributors, board of directors, and lenders may require an organization to submit audited financial statements. Also, many states require audited financial statements when contributions over a specified amount are received.