Education

Segregation of Duties

Segregation of duties is a commonly used and widely accepted internal control practice. It is the process of taking shared responsibilities of a key process and dispersing the critical functions of that process to more than one person or department. Implemented...

Mandatory Federal Premium Reporting Requirement

What is the Federal premium reporting requirement? The Consolidated Appropriations Act (2021) was passed by Congress on December 21, 2020 and signed into law on December 27, 2020. It is responsible for the implementation of a new annual reporting requirement that...

Guest Article: E-Rate Funding Explained

Before the pandemic, many schools were in the process of implementing a 1:1 device for students and staff. With the onset of remote learning, that timeline was hastened. Schools not only have to consider the cost of the devices, but the ability to use the devices...

Guest Article: Finance Manager nVision Features

As many districts we work with use Finance Manager’s nVision program as their financial application system, we reached out to our contacts there to provide some of the features that can help with new school year and year-end processes. Below are some highlights they...

Guest Article: 2022-2023 Cyber Insurance Outlook

Cyber coverage in the public school arena is challenging. In a recent demographic study of K-12 public school districts, school districts with larger enrollments and lower economic metrics are more likely to see a cyber event than those with a smaller enrollment and...

Guest Article: Conferences, Luncheons, and Gifts, Oh my!

In our roles as either internal or claims auditors for school districts on Long Island, we are often asked about whether certain purchases can be considered a gift of public funds. While we often recite the regulations per the School Law book when providing an answer,...

Extra-Classroom Activity Funds: Tap into the Mind of an Auditor

Where to begin? Extra-classroom activity funds (ECAF) are funds from an organization that are separate from a district but that also relies on the district to operate. In the past five years, school districts have felt the heat of audits of extra-classroom activities...

New Regulations for Substantial Equivalency of Instruction for Private Schools

On September 13, 2022, the NYS Board of Regents finalized the substantial equivalency rules requiring private schools to prove they meet education standards. The rule became effective September 28, 2022. Education Law currently provides that “instruction given to a...

Health Care Worker Bonus – Updated FAQ’s for Education Employers

When the NYS DOH pushed off the implementation of the HWB for educational organizations until October 2022, we all thought that signaled that revised regulations would be distributed to help education organizations work through the HWB maze. After all the HWB was...

Q&A on Healthcare Worker Bonus Program: Early Intervention Providers

This webinar is for Early Interventsion Providers. Deadline is October 31st for Vesting Period 1 and 2. **Information as of 10/11/22** Ken Cerini, Managing Partner of Cerini & Associates, LLP gave a background of the Healthcare Worker Bonus in regards to EI Providers...
Segregation of Duties

Segregation of Duties

Segregation of duties is a commonly used and widely accepted internal control practice. It is the process of taking shared responsibilities of a key process and dispersing the critical functions of that process to more than one person or department. Implemented...

read more
Mandatory Federal Premium Reporting Requirement

Mandatory Federal Premium Reporting Requirement

What is the Federal premium reporting requirement? The Consolidated Appropriations Act (2021) was passed by Congress on December 21, 2020 and signed into law on December 27, 2020. It is responsible for the implementation of a new annual reporting requirement that...

read more
Guest Article: E-Rate Funding Explained

Guest Article: E-Rate Funding Explained

Before the pandemic, many schools were in the process of implementing a 1:1 device for students and staff. With the onset of remote learning, that timeline was hastened. Schools not only have to consider the cost of the devices, but the ability to use the devices...

read more
Guest Article: Finance Manager nVision Features

Guest Article: Finance Manager nVision Features

As many districts we work with use Finance Manager’s nVision program as their financial application system, we reached out to our contacts there to provide some of the features that can help with new school year and year-end processes. Below are some highlights they...

read more
Guest Article: 2022-2023 Cyber Insurance Outlook

Guest Article: 2022-2023 Cyber Insurance Outlook

Cyber coverage in the public school arena is challenging. In a recent demographic study of K-12 public school districts, school districts with larger enrollments and lower economic metrics are more likely to see a cyber event than those with a smaller enrollment and...

read more
Guest Article: Conferences, Luncheons, and Gifts, Oh my!

Guest Article: Conferences, Luncheons, and Gifts, Oh my!

In our roles as either internal or claims auditors for school districts on Long Island, we are often asked about whether certain purchases can be considered a gift of public funds. While we often recite the regulations per the School Law book when providing an answer,...

read more