Job Opportunity: Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo – Accountant

Accountant (Full-Time)FortWayneZoo

Applications are being accepted for a full-time Accountant. This position supports the financial and IT functions of the Fort Wayne Zoological Society.  The financial piece of this position will place an emphasis on revenue recognition, balance sheet reconciliations, budgeting, and the evaluation and improvement of work streams. The IT piece of this position will focus on providing internal technology support to all areas of the zoo and acting as a liaison with external consultants. A Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, business, or other related field is required. Three years of accounting experience is preferred; seven years is required if Bachelor’s Degree is not in accounting. Experience with MIP is also preferred. See for a full job description and application.

Click here for a full job description and application.

This is a full-time, exempt position requiring availability for at least a 40-hour work week year-round (including some evenings, weekends, and holidays).

To apply: submit cover letter, resume, and application by mail: Zoo, Attn: Employment (Accountant), 3411 Sherman Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46808; Deliver to zoo office 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday; or email to

Application Deadline: Friday, December 1, 2017.


Endowments – from “Mission Minded” DWD Blog

Carrie Minnich (2) (576x800)Carrie Minnich, CPA recently posted about endowments for Mission Minded, Dulin, Ward & DeWald, Inc.’s nonprofit blog.

In her post, she defines two different types of endowments. The first is donor restricted. This type of endowment is “a contribution to the organization in which the donor stipulates that the contribution be invested for a specified time or in perpetuity.” The second is a board designated or quasi-endowment. For this type, “money is being set aside for future use as opposed to supporting current activities” and is unrestricted. Carrie’s tip is no matter which type of endowment fund your organization has, be sure to have a policy regarding how the money is managed.

To read the full post, click here.

In-Kind Contributions – from “Mission Minded” DWD blog

Carrie Minnich (2) (576x800)Carrie Minnich, CPA recently posted about in-kind contributions for Mission Minded, Dulin, Ward & DeWald, Inc.’s nonprofit blog.

Bottom line – record on your financials the fair market value for most gifts, fund raising items, facilities, and services. Carrie goes into details on her blog with some of the exceptions to the rules. She also notes that it is important to record all contributions, even if not required for reporting on financials.

Read Carrie’s full blog post here.

Credit Card Processing Security – From DWD Mission Minded Blog

Carrie Minnich (2) (576x800)Do you accept credit card payments at your nonprofit? If you do, then this blog post is for you.

Carrie Minnich in her July 27, 201 post on DWD’s Mission Minded Blog addresses Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS). She explains that there are a number of requirements and most importantly is to protect the cardholder’s data. This data should not be stored unless it is required for business needs. Information that is stored needs to be restricted and only accessible with a password or encryption.

To read the requirements, what can be stored, and what data cannot be stored, read Carrie’s full blog post here.

“Want to Make Your Auditor Happy?” – From DWD “Mission Minded” Blog

Carrie Minnich (2) (576x800)Carrie Minnich begins her latest post from the DWD Mission Minded blog with the question – want to make your auditor happy? Of course I said yes with the utmost enthusiasm! And so I read on.

She got me with an emotional hook by commenting that most people don’t look forward to their annual audit. I remember my first – it was with the Department of Education at a university. It was a busy week working with the auditors and all ended well. We had many things prepared (one of Carrie’s tips in her blog post) and that greatly helped us all be successful.

There are seven other tips that Carrie points out that would “make your auditor happy.” To read her list, check out the Mission Minded blog here.

Nonprofit Audit RFPs– from DWD “Mission-Minded” blog

Carrie Minnich (2) (576x800)The latest blog post from Carrie Minnich, CPA at Dulin, Ward & DeWald Inc., is about Nonprofit Audit RFPs.

Whether it’s time for your organization’s first audit or you have decided to find a new audit firm, in order to obtain a CPA firm’s services for your audit work, your organization will most likely use a request for proposal (RFP) process.

Below is a list of some items that you should include in an RFP to make sure that you select an audit firm with the skills and experience to provide the services that your organization needs.

  • Description of the firm (size, industries served, etc.)
  • Name and biography of staff assigned to the audit
  • Experience in auditing nonprofit organizations
  • Description of why the firm believes it can add unique value/why is it different from other firms
  • Description of how the firm educates and informs clients on emerging issues relevant to the nonprofit sector
  • Experience with OMB’s Uniform Guidance (IF your organization requires a Single Audit)
  • Statement of the firm’s understanding of work to be performed, including tax and nonaudit services
  • A proposed timeline for fieldwork and reporting, including any required meetings with the board or audit/finance committee
  • Fee for the services to be provided
  • Any extra costs that may arise
  • References from other comparable nonprofit audit clients
  • Firm’s most recent peer review report

To read Carrie’s full post, click here.

New Books

with booksIs this a slower time of the year for you? Need something new to read? Either way we have some options for you! Below is a sampling of the new books available to check out in the PCNRC’s collection. Consider it our holiday gift to you.

If you read one of these books, please let us know. We would like to get your thoughts and pass it along to other readers.

Financial Management

Budgeting and Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations: Using Money to Drive Mission Success

Nonprofit Sustainability: Making Strategic Decisions for Financial Viability


199 Fun and Effective Fundraising Events for Nonprofit Organizations

Ask Without Fear!: A Simple Guide to Connecting Donors with What Matters Most


Meeting the Job Challenges of Nonprofit Leaders: A Field book on Strategies and Action

Successful Nonprofits Build Supercharged Boards

Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations: A Practical Guide for Dynamic Times


SPIKE You Brand ROI: How to Maximize Reputation and Get Results

Content Marketing for Nonprofits: A Communications Map for Engaging Your Community, Becoming a Favorite Cause, and Raising More Money

Connected Causes: Online Marketing Strategies For Nonprofit Organizations


How to Turn Your Words Into Money: The Master Fundraiser’s Guide to Persuasive Writing

Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content


The Art of Membership: How to Attract, Retain, and Cement Member Loyalty

Managing Human Resources For Nonprofits