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Keeping clients a step ahead in a complex, regulated industry

In the complex environment of service organizations, it is important for organizations to work with accounting and auditing professionals who understand the ever-changing regulatory and operational issues facing the not-for-profit industry.

Your team of not-for-profit specialists

Our experienced team of not-for-profit specialists understands that the success of a not-for-profit hinges on its ability to improve operational efficiencies so it can focus on the organization’s mission.

We specialize in performing the following for our not-for-profit clients:

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  • governmental regulatory & funding compliance
  • financial statement audits
  • internal control analysis & recommendations
  • budgeting and forecasting
  • tax preparation & compliance

 

An employee organization, we also raise awareness within Omaha about the caring efforts of these organizations and provide a means for the employees of Bland & Associates, P.C. and others to give support through charitable contributions and volunteering their time and talents.

Designations and Associations

Bland team members hold the following designations and/or are members of the professional associations below.

Designations

   AICPA Advanced Single Audit Certificate – Single Audit Certificate offers a way to distinguish one’s self and show their commitment to performing high-quality audit engagements.
AICPA NFP Certificate II – The Not-for-Profit Certificate II offers a comprehensive, foundational overview of a non-profit’s unique financial needs.

 

Certified Healthcare Financial Professional – The new Certified Healthcare Financial Professional (CHFP), a certification from the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), is geared toward financial professionals, clinical and nonclinical leaders, and payers – all those whose jobs require a deep understanding of the new financial realities of health care.  The designation is achieved through successful completion of the HFMA’s Business of Healthcare and Operational Excellence programs.

Associations

Nonprofit Association of the Midlands – NAM helps nonprofits help their communities. There are thousands of nonprofits in our area – each trying to make a difference on their own. NAM brings them together so that each member can benefit from their collective strength.
BKR – The BKR Governmental/Not-for-Profit Practice Group’s mission is to provide members with a forum that promotes an active exchange of ideas, enhances our networking opportunities, and improves our ability to effectively service our clients in these niche practice areas. The practice group has an annual meeting that coincides with BKR’s Americas Regional Meeting, and generally provides technical updates on current standards in accounting and auditing, as well as roundtable discussions on marketing, technology, and other practice management areas.
Leading Age Nebraska – LeadingAge Nebraska is the only state association representing the full continuum of mission-driven, non-profit providers of health care, housing, and services for older adults in Nebraska. Members of LeadingAge Nebraska provide housing and services to more than 5,000 Nebraska seniors each year.
Leading Age Iowa – Founded in 1964, LeadingAge Iowa is the state association serving not-for-profit and mission driven organizations dedicated to providing quality housing, health, community, and related services to our state’s seniors. LeadingAge Iowa represents and promotes the common interests of its members through advocacy, education and collaboration to enhance their ability to provide quality care and service within their community.
Leading Age Kansas – LeadingAge Kansas is an association of nearly 160 not-for-profit aging services providers dedicated to serving the needs of aging Kansans. We advance policies, promote practices and learning that empowers our members to help seniors live fully as they age. Our members serve over 25,000 seniors in Kansas each day.

Testimonials

“I was in the for-profit world for 30+ years prior to joining Habitat for Humanity (including 10 years in the public accounting industry). Bland & Associates was finishing its first-year audit of Habitat for Humanity when I joined the non-profit as the Chief Financial Officer in May 2013.

Habitat for Humanity choose Bland due to the company’s non-profit experience and reasonable pricing in its proposal. Bland has performed very well for us – striving hard to meet our deadlines and providing valuable non-profit and tax expertise when required. We have also enjoyed a lot of continuity on our audit team – which has made the annual audit more efficient each year.

Recently, we agreed on a multi-year engagement plan with Bland, due in large part to our trust in their team. I have recommended Bland to other organizations in the Omaha area, primarily due to the professionalism of the firm combined with a reasonable, rational approach to their services. Needless to say, we are pleased to be a part of the Bland client list.”

– Al Siemek, Chief Financial Officer, Habitat for Humanity

“Our Bland & Associates team was very open to learning how our accounting practices work at Eastern Star.  Having a daughter that is a C.P.A. and is an auditor as well, I am very aware of how important it is to communicate with our auditors.  It is also essential to have a good working relationship where I feel comfortable asking questions, knowing I will get an answer as quickly as possible.  Your firm exceeds that expectation with a very prompt response time.

In summary, the transition to Bland & Associates has been a good one.  Our team has gone above and beyond to make sure we felt comfortable and secure in our decision to make the move.”

– Kari Kretzinger, Business Manager, Eastern Star

“Angels Among Us has used Bland CPA for a variety of services for over six years with great satisfaction.

They provide us with general accounting, tax, and payroll services, which is very cost effective given our small staff structure.  They are highly knowledgeable about non-profit accounting and I would highly recommend them if you are looking for a good accounting firm.”

– Susie Nelson, Executive Director, Angels Among Us

“I have been a CPA in the non-profit field for 29 years and our organization has had a great experience working with Bland & Associates for the past three years.

The Bland team has been thorough in the audits, quoting appropriate guidelines when presented with a question, and keeping us up-to-date with pending changes in FASB standards. They are always available to answer questions and help us think through our options.

We really appreciated Justin taking the extra time to attend a board meeting to provide reassurance about claims made by a grant agency concerning our financial management and his willingness to allow the agency to contact him directly with any questions or concerns. We also appreciate how comfortable it is working with the Bland team during the stress of an audit.”

– Pam Phillippe, Chief Financial Officer, Women’s Center for Advancement

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