Not-for-profit accounting and reporting: an introduction
Learning objectives

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Identify the characteristics of Not-for-Profit entities and industries in which they compete
  • Recognize key provisions of  Financial Statements, Accounting Standards Codification 958.205-230
  • Recognize key provisions of Revenue Recognition, Accounting Standards Codification 958.605
  • Identify the transfer of assets held by entities that hold or raise contributions for others, Accounting Standards Codification 958.20 and 605
  • Identify other relevant accounting and reporting issues (e.g., Split Interest Agreements ASC 958.30, Donated Collection Items ASC 958.360, Investments in securities and related gains and losses)
Katie Harris

Instructor bio

Katie Harris has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, Masters of Science in Finance from Sam Houston State University and is a PhD candidate at Kennesaw State University. She took the last paper CPA Exam in 2003 before the exam was computerized and started her professional career with Ernst & Young, LLP in Houston, TX and later with Grant Thornton, LLP in Philadelphia, PA.  

After more than five years as an auditor in public accounting, she transitioned into the classroom and has never looked back. Her experiences as an auditor allowed her the opportunity to view an organization from the top down. This view afforded her with an increased understanding of accounting and financial reporting, which she loves sharing with her students each semester.  Katie joined the Becker team in 2008 and has taught for the CPA and CMA Exam Reviews.  She has been involved in various projects including course development, editing, and updating as a subject matter expect since 2019.


  • Sam Houston State University
    • Bachelor's degree: Business Administration, Accounting
    • Master's degree: Finance
  • Kennesaw State University
    • PhD candidate: Business Administration


Teaching and Instruction

Professional Organizations


What do you love about Becker?

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What would you tell an accounting student today?

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