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Basic Financial Management

Johnson Center for Philanthropy

Friday, March 8, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EST)

Basic Financial Management

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 Basic Financial Management 


How financially competent is your organization? Does your board pay active attention to finance and understand financial reports? Do you have the appropriate checks and balances to maintain financial integrity? Julie Couturier (C.P.A.), the Johnson Center’s accountant and lead financial management consultant, leads participants through an interactive workshop on the basics of nonprofit financial management.


Course Objectives:

  • Understand the budgeting process, including creation, usage and board oversight;
  • Understand the need for board members to be able to read and interpret financial statements;
  • Understand the need to have a plan for the generation of quarterly reports to the board;
  • Understand the need to have a plan for an annual C.P.A. audit, or review of the organization's finances;
  • Understand and have plans for financial checks and balances within the organization; and
  • Understand limitations associates with restricted funds.

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Julie Couturier is the accountant for
the Johnson Center for Philanthropy
at Grand Valley State University in
Grand Rapids, Michigan. Julie is
responsible for all financial reporting,
budgeting, and financial analysis for
the Johnson Center. 
Julie holds a
Bachelors of Science in business
administration from 
Central Michigan
University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

In the case that you are unable to attend a workshop or course after registering, please call Sherry at 616-331-9023 or email in advance of the event to be refunded or credited for another event.

Have questions about Basic Financial Management? Contact Johnson Center for Philanthropy

When & Where

201 Front Avenue SW
Grand Rapids, 49504

Friday, March 8, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EST)

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Johnson Center for Philanthropy

The Johnson Center is an academic center focused on increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of the charitable sector.

Our work involves conducting research, teaching effective practices, and providing pathways to service. We work extensively in Michigan, nationally, and internationally. 

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