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Glasscock School of Continuing Studies

Nonprofit Finance Certificate Program

Many nonprofit organizations struggle with some aspect of financial management, whether it is financial statements or reporting, policy, planning, analysis, strategy, or simply figuring out the roles and responsibilities of all the individuals who share fiscal responsibility for a nonprofit organization. Therefore, the Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership has created a program to support individuals who manage finances at nonprofit organizations.

The Center engaged seven practicing nonprofit CFOs representing health and human services, arts and culture, education, and healthcare along with five tax and audit professionals and five nonprofit finance scholars from around the county to design this unique program.

The course will meet for six eight-hour intensive sessions during the semester, and participants will have an opportunity to interact with instructors who are actively working in the field. There are two out-of-class assignments – a team project to assess internal controls and a practicum that may directly benefit the participant’s organization.

Topics will include the following:

  • Financial management theories, terms, roles and policies
  • Internal controls, risk management and financial statement presentation
  • Financial statement analysis, investments and liabilities
  • Budgeting, cost allocation and managing cash flow
  • Government funding, government reporting requirements and single government audit
  • Audit and tax reporting

Please view the 2017 program schedule.

Program Overview

Any of the following roles are appropriate for this certificate:.

  • Current senior leaders including executive directors, CFOs or CDOs
  • Current staff members of nonprofits who aspire to become a senior leader

Prerequisite: Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college

Attention CPAs:

The Glasscock School of Continuing Studies is a Registered CPE Course Provider We have registered with the Texas State Board of Accountancy (Registration no. 600) to meet the requirements of the continuing professional education rules covering maintenance of attendance records, retention of program outlines, qualifications of instructors, program content, physical facilities and length of class hours. This registration agreement does not constitute an endorsement by the Board as to the quality of the program or its contribution to the professional competence of the licensee.

CPERice University is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Website: http://www.nasba.org/

CPE credits: 50

Program Completion Requirements

The certificate program includes a total of forty-eight hours of classroom content and successful completion of a strategic practicum project.

Application Deadline: January 17, 2017

Download Application

Please visit the How to Apply page for more detailed information on the application process.

Financial Information

Tuition: $3,195 (textbooks included)

Please visit the Financial Information page for more detailed information regarding tuition, scholarships and other payment options available.

Note: Employees of 501c3 organizations in the greater Houston area may be eligible for financial aid of up to 50 percent of tuition.

Spring 2016 Courses are Open for Registration