Federal compliance requirements like single audits require nonprofits to have financial statement services performed.
Many organizations may not be aware they’re subject to a single audit. It can help to look at similar scenarios to determine compliance requirements when accepting funds greater than $750,000.
On March 19, 2021, the Office of Management and Budget issued a memo directing federal agencies to delay, by six months, the deadline for recipient organizations to submit Single Audits. The new deadlines are September 30, 2021 and March 31, 2022.
Funding received from state or local governments may have originated in the Cares Act and may only be pass-through funding. Thus, the entity may be subject to a single audit requirement. Here is a list of CARES Act- and COVID-19-related programs that could trigger a single audit.
Part of the recovery funding for many not-for-profits has come from grants. While these funds have directly helped not-for-profits keep their doors open, many executives may not realize that some of these funds could trigger a single audit.