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Association Management Essentials: Finance for the Non-Finance Professional


During this course, you will enhance your financial acumen by learning how to examine and analyze financial statements, discuss how to prepare and monitor a program budget and review Form 990. This course is designed for non-financial professionals and will give you the tools to manage a program or department budget.

This course is part of the Association Management Essentials series designed to meet the needs of entry and mid-level employees. This series consists of half-day explorations into core management essentials to build association potential. Other courses in the series include Membership 360, Associations and the Law.

Learning Objectives:

  • Read and understand the elements of NFP financial statements;
  • Prepare revenue budget items, expense budget items and discuss the overall budget process;
  • Explain the purpose of Form 990 and how it relates to programs.


  • Andrea Wright, CPA, MBA Partner, Johnson Lambert LLP

    Andrea Wright, CPA, MBA, is a Partner with Johnson Lambert LLP, a multi-office, niche-focused firm that provides audit, tax, and advisory services to not-for-profit organizations, employee benefit plans, and insurance entities. Andrea serves as the Chicagoland area lead partner and also is a leader in Johnson Lambert’s not-for-profit practice. She frequently writes and speaks on industry topics, and she is involved in a variety of professional activities including serving on the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Technical Standards Subcommittee and the Illinois CPA Society Ethics Committee. Additionally, she is a Board Member of the Association Forum. Andrea holds an MBA from Morgan State University, and a BBA from Howard University.

  • Beata Swacha, CPA, CAE Chief Financial Officer, Appraisal Institute

    Beata Swacha, CPA, CAE is the Chief Financial Officer of the Appraisal Institute, a global professional association of real estate appraisers with more than 18,000 professionals in nearly 50 countries throughout the world. She has been working with non-profit organizations for 18 years leading their financial planning, accounting, budgeting, tax compliance, operations and information technology functions.
    Beata previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies and Audit Manager at RSM. She is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Association Executive. She holds a Masters of Accountancy from DePaul University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Loyola University.

November 4, 2020
Wed 9:00 AM CST

Duration 3H 0M

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