Can you believe it? I’ve been on this journey of providing accounting services and supporting the implementation of Abila MIP Fund Accounting™ with NFP Partners’ founder, Lee Bengston, for eight years now. A lot has changed since we signed our first client, and much has stayed the same. We continue to offer accounting software sales as well as outsourced accounting and implementation services to nonprofits that have grown to need a more robust True Fund Accounting™ system.
We were fortunate enough to see steady growth in 2017, with an expansion of our services to nonprofits across the country. During 2018, we will work with our existing clients to analyze the services we provide and fill out any gaps or areas that could be strengthened within each relationship. For a better understanding of the clients we currently serve, click here.
Another focal point for us in 2018 is working closely with auditors to ensure we follow nonprofit accounting rules. As a CPA, Lee has served in a key advisory role for our firm. He is working toward retirement sometime in the next year, which offers an opportunity with NFP Partners for an entrepreneurial CPA to fill his role. We are seeking a CPA with a vision for offering services to nonprofits and who is not just about the “debits and credits.” The chosen candidate will assist with developing strategies for business growth and excellence. Please reach out to Lee or Laura if you, or someone you know, may be interested. See Lee Bengston’s article, Career Opportunity for an Entrepreneurial CPA, for more details regarding the position.
We will continue our partnership with Community Brands and Abila MIP Fund Accounting™ as a Business Partner authorized to sell the software and train nonprofit organizations using MIP. Community Brands is a company focused on enabling nonprofits to be mission-successful through their use of technology. During 2018, we plan to offer additional training opportunities to our existing MIP customers through online web-based trainings. We will also have our certified consultants begin regular accounting technology and business process reviews with individual clients.
Really, 2018 is business as usual with a focus on expanding both our MIP Fund Accounting™ and accounting services. Words cannot express the importance of our customers to NFP Partners. We are excited to spend another year working side-by-side with you, helping you achieve your organization’s mission!