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Internal Controls and Fraud Considerations for Non-Profit Organizations


Cost Free
Presentation Length 1.5 hours

Recorded DateApril 6, 2022
CPE:Not available
(archived webinars do not offer CPE credits)
Subject AreaAuditing
Course LevelBasic
Course Description

In this session, we plan to share real stories of fraud in various sized nonprofits. We intend to learn how you can enhance your internal control framework to prevent and detect fraud within your organization. Finally, we will go over tips and tricks to protect your organization.

Learning Objectives:

  • Give examples of real stories of fraud in various sized nonprofits

  • Determine how you can enhance your internal control framework to prevent and detect fraud within your organization

  • List tips and tricks to protect your organization

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A member of FORVIS National Not-for-Profit Group. Neely has more than 20 years of audit and advisory experience in public accounting.  Her expertise includes financial statement audits, Single Audits, grants management, assessments and compliance, outsourced accounting functions, standards implementation, internal audit procedures, strategic planning, and tax-exempt matters for a wide range of not-for-profit entities. Neely also performs forensic work related to various cases for technical matters for nonprofits.

In addition to handling the accounting, consulting, and audit needs of her clients, she advises clients on operational efficiencies, internal controls, and governance issues and routinely shares best practices with clients gained from working with a variety of organizations.   She is a highly sought national speaker on technical matters in the accounting community.  Neely also served in the United States Navy for four years. 

Neely is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, where she serves as a board member, TXCPA -Dallas, where she serves as a board member, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Inc.  She holds the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) designation.

She has been involved with many other professional associations, including Dallas Social Venture Partners, Finance Chair, Arthritis Foundation, Dallas Heroes Project, and Great Girls Network.

Neely is a 2000 magna cum laude graduate of Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, with a bachelor’s degree in accounting


Karen O’Mara, CPA

Senior Manager
(816) 221-6300


With over fifteen years of experience as an accountant, Karen has gained experience in a variety of industries, including employee benefit plans, not-for-profit, manufacturing and distribution companies, and healthcare.

Karen is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, Kansas Society of CPAs, and Missouri Society of CPAs. She is a graduate of Oregon State University with a B.S. degree in accounting.

About Our Presenter

FORVIS was created by the merger of equals between BKD and DHG. They now have the scale and scope of a dynamic, top 10 professional services firm — but will continue the legacy of unmatched client experiences with remarkable care, expertise, and drive.

Their clients benefit from a single organization with the enhanced capabilities of an expanded national platform, deepened industry mastery, greater resources, and innovative advisory services. Their aim is to help professionals succeed today while preparing to forge ahead into a clear future.