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Getting Your House in Order: Improving Your Organization’s Internal Controls

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 10:00 am - 11:30 am  PT
In-person | San Francisco, CA
No Cost

Internal controls protect an organization’s resources from intentional or unintentional misappropriation. If a fundraising event has no internal control over cash receipts for a raffle, it is possible that most of the money raised may go “missing”. This workshop will focus on achievement of control objectives related to financial reporting.

An internal control system dictates the manner in which financial transactions are approved and completed by providing procedures to be followed.  The rules are designed to prevent the innocent or unintended misuse of funds, as well as deliberate misappropriation for any unauthorized use.

Intended Audience: executive directors, staff accountants, and board treasurers. 

In this workshop you will:

  • Learn about processes and procedures that protect assets and promote efficient operations.
  • Segregation of duties needed to separate elements of certain transactions
  • Working with limited staff and volunteers
  • The value of an Accounting Manual
  • Board oversight

For over 25 years, Harmon Burstyn has been a Certified Public Accountant. His extensive background includes auditing with Deloitte, being a business manager with Beach Blanket Babylon, managing a comedy club, tax and accounting for Not-for-Profits, and recruiting & staffing for finance and accounting professionals.

Harmon's clients represent a broad range of disciplines and services, including fine and performing arts, education, community and environmental services, family counseling and activities, bioscience, healthcare and medical innovation, athletics, executive development, professional associations, and religious & spiritual services.


312 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

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