CPAs from Nathan Wechsler & Company, PA share expertise with Concord and Salem communities
Kelli D’Amore and
Ashley Major present at NH Public Charter School Association Best Practices
Two CPAs from Nathan Wechsler and Company, P.A., a full service accounting and tax firm with offices in Concord and Lebanon, are sharing their knowledge in the niche areas of charter school finance and fraud prevention as part of the firm’s commitment to community engagement. Kelli D’Amore and Ashley Major, both CPAs, presented at the Best Practices Conference in Salem at the Birches Academy of Academics and Arts, hosted by NHPSCA on Friday, March 18. The pair will take to the podium again on June 7 in partnership with Northway Bank for a Fraud Prevention seminar in Concord hosted by Orr & Reno.
“We always appreciate the opportunity to help organizations
make smart financial decisions,” said D’Amore, principal at Nathan Wechsler. “Regulations
can change and best practices can evolve, so raising awareness about important
issues – especially around fraud prevention and charter school compliance – is
an important way we serve our community.”
The charter school conference drew attendees from all over
the state and was formatted into breakout sessions. Kelli and Ashley’s session
was attended by 8 different school leaders, who learned about accounting and
finance best practices, how to design appropriate internal controls and audit
and tax compliance. Charter schools are public, tuition-free schools with
unique programs and goals based on the educational needs and interests of a
particular community. New Hampshire currently has 25 charter schools, each with
varied and complex financial nuances.
Later this spring, the two CPAs will lend their expertise
about fraud prevention at a special seminar hosted in partnership with Northway
Bank. On June 7, D’Amore and Major will discuss identifying fraud risks and will
examine current examples of common fraud areas with tips for how to prevent it
through proper internal controls.
“There are several tools available to businesses to help
prevent and detect fraud, as well as strict guidelines around what they can and
can’t do when it comes to this important aspect of accounting,” said Major,
supervising senior at Nathan Wechsler. “Each business and industry is unique
when it comes to ways fraud may happen, but the impact is often crippling
regardless of where you operate or what you do.”
D’Amore is a principal accountant and director of the firm’s
nonprofit practice. She specializes in nonprofit mergers as well as
construction and manufacturing industry tax and accounting. She earned her
Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Southern New Hampshire University.
D’Amore is a member of the Capital Region Board of the NH Charitable
Foundation, the MSA Advisory Board at UNH, Goodwill Industries of Northern New
England, and is a graduate of the 2007 class of Leadership Greater Concord.
Major is a supervising senior accountant and specializes in
mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, and nonprofit and manufacturing
industry accounting. She earned both her Bachelor of Business Administration
degree in Accounting and a Master’s of Science degree in Accounting from Siena
College. Major is a board member and treasurer of YWCA New Hampshire.
To register for the upcoming fraud seminar on June 7, contact
Kelli at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about Nathan Wechsler & Company’s commitment to community
service, visit nathanwechsler.com.
About Nathan Wechsler
& Company, P.A.
Nathan Wechsler & Company, PA, is a full service accounting
and tax firm with over 40 professionals. With locations in Concord and Lebanon,
NH, Nathan Wechsler & Co. serves clients who do business in nearly all 50
states as well as overseas. For more
information on Nathan Wechsler & Company, PA, call 603-224-5357 (Concord),
603-448-2650 (Lebanon) or visit nathanwechsler.com.