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    Habitat Magazine interviews Stephen Beer, Partner of Czarnowski & Beer LLP.

    View this and many other informational and educational videos that we have available as part of our AUDITORIUM video series.

    Explore our videos for knowledge and insight!

    Co-op and Condo Boards: How to Make a Budget Surplus

    Corporation Extensions, Tax Returns, and Estimates

    Boards Do You Know What You're Looking At Part 6

    Boards Do You Know What You're Looking At Part 7

    Boards Do You Know What You're Looking At Part 5

    Boards Do You Know What You're Looking At Part 4

    Boards Do You Know What You're Looking At Part 3

    Boards Do You Know What You're Looking At Part 2

    Boards Do You Know What You're Looking At Part 1

    No Maintenance Charges Part 4

    No Maintenance Charges Part 3

    No Maintenance Charges Part 2

    No Maintenance Charges Part 1

    Fraud

    Treasurers: Who's in Control aka Quarterback of your Professional Team

    Assessment Planning

    Funding for Cooperatives and Condominiums

    Maximizing Coop and Condo Other Revenue

    Untapping Cooperative and Condominium Hidden Assets

    By Law Requirements for Cooperatives and Condominiums

    Czarnowski & Beer Fianancial Statements

    Czarnowski & Beer Self Assessment

    Czarnowski & Beer Metrics

    Czarnowski & Beer Income Statement

    Czarnowski & Beer Independent Auditor

    MAXIMIZING OTHER REVENUE IN YOUR COOPERATIVE or CONDOMINIUM

    UNLEASH HIDDEN VALUE IN YOUR BUILDING

    FUNDING REQUIREMENTS FOR COOPERATIVES AND CONDOMINIUMS

    BYLAW REQUIREMENTS FOR COOPERATIVES AND CONDOMINIUMS



      FANNIE MAE INFORMATION
    Czarnowski & Beer LLP will help you understand the guidelines for property qualification and building eligibility. Learn More about our enhanced services.
    Best Practices Distinction

    It’s really easy as a volunteer board member for a not-for-profit to be accepting that what checks and balances exist are sufficient.  After all, the outside accountant is involved.

     

    Auditing standards allow the outside auditor to simply gain an understanding of internal controls and then make a judgement as to what they need to do in the form of procedures to assure themselves within reasonable doubt that the Financial Statement they publish on one day, which the entity may use for at least an entire year, is materially correct.

     

    That can mean that the auditor minimally relies on the accounting records.  That means they verify almost everything in one way or another.  It’s not a comfortable place for a board member to not feel protected from public scrutiny.  How many times has the news, after a fraud appeared, state that the fraud was right there for everyone to see?  Do you wish to be standing there with your reputation in the community, that means so much to you, as one who could or should have acted and didn’t?

     

    At Czarnowski & Beer LLP, we offer a resource for you to understand what should be done.  The industry term is “Best Practices”.  Come explore our presentation of what should be happening.  When you are prepared with the knowledge of what should be, you have a much better chance of being able to judge what is inadequate and considered a fraud risk.

     

    Not-For-Profit is renowned as a high-risk area for lack of adequate controls on management and susceptible to fraud.  Don’t be a victim of image shame and explore all we have to offer you as a board member. Get enhanced education and knowledge to be the best that you can be for your organization that means so much to you which is why you contribute your time and energy.

     

    What sets Czarnowski & Beer LLP apart from other firms is the cornerstone of our culture.  We are here to serve you with those basic inalienable rights of user of accounting services- timely Tax and Accounting services, not within hours or days of a deadline. We strive to submit our completed work to you at least 30 days before it is needed.  Allowing for lead time is something that’s unheard of within our industry.

     

    Other than timely, our culture just plain simply KARES for you:

     

    Knowledge- That the work will be complete, timely, and accurate the first time you receive it.

     

    Advisory- We are more than servants as we utilize every bit of experience we gleam from each interaction with; each client, specifically evaluate how it affects others, and then use the knowledge to offer you enhanced protection; public scrutiny.

     

    Resources- You will have what you need to meet your filing requirements as well as help provide commentary on how to best serve, in your role as Director of your Not-For-Profit organization.

     

    Extra- Our philosophy of always going the extra mile and being ahead of the game, regardless the size of the entity: thinking, what you will encounter and how to protect you from it and using examples and comparables from other client projects that are similar to yours for the purposes of taking proper action.

     

    Service- A culture that develops what we believe is the best possible representation available within the industries that we practice.

    Did You Know?
    • What You Should Be Hearing From Your Accountant
    • What Every Board Member Needs to Know
    • Real Estate Professional Education
    • Ethics and Governance Guide
    • Property Abandonment Laws
    • Kickbacks
    • Fraud
    • "Whose Job Is It Anyway?" Guide
    • Basic Internal Control Listing
    • How To Create Benefits to Unit Owners
    • Financial Statements Benchmarks


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    2016.02

    The Seven Steps After You've Read the Monthly Management Report
    http://www.habitatmag.com/Publication-Content/Building-Operations/2016/2016-February/7-Steps#.VuHsKOIrLcs

    Reading the Management Report: the More Eyeballs, the Merrier?
    http://www.habitatmag.com/Publication-Content/Legal-Financial/2016/2016-February/Report-Readers#.VuHsmeIrLcs

    Keeping Legal Costs Down
    http://cooperator.com/article/keeping-legal-costs-down


    2016.01

    Can it Wait?
    http://cooperator.com/article/can-it-wait


    2015

    2015.10

    Planning for the Future
    http://newenglandcondo.com/article/planning-for-the-future/full


    2015.07

    How to Upgrade Your Building's Retail Space to Market Rate
    http://www.habitatmag.com/Publication-Content/Legal-Financial/2015/2015-July/Spaces-of-Gold-Part-2#.VuHs0uIrLcs


    2015.01

    Argo Real Estate's Annual Treasurer's Breakfast
    http://nerej.com/80670


    2014

    2014.07

    Budgeting and the Bottom Line
    http://cooperator.com/article/budgeting-and-the-bottom-line/full#cut


    2014.05

    Steps a Co-op or Condo Board Can Take To Protect Your Building’s Funds
    http://www.habitatmag.com/Publication-Content/Legal-Financial/2014/2014-May/Steps-To-Protecting-Building-Funds#.VuHth-IrLcs


    2014.01

    Bank on It!
    http://njcooperator.com/article/bank-on-it/full


    2013

    2013.11

    At Press Time
    http://onlinedigeditions.com/article/At_Press_Time/1546860/181069/article.html

    Bank on it!
    http://cooperator.com/article/bank-on-it/full#cut


    2013.10

    How to Create a Five-Year Capital-Improvement Plan
    http://www.habitatmag.com/Publication-Content/Board-Operations/2013/2013-October/How-to-Create-a-Five-Year-Capital-Improvement-Plan#.VuHuwOIrLcs%20

    Argo Real Estate held its third annual Treasurer's Breakfast at The University Club in Midtown Manhattan.
    http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Argo+Real+Estate+held+its+third+annual+Treasurer's+Breakfast+at+The...-a0350064027


    2013.09

    Should Co-op / Condo Boards Create a Five-Year Capital-Improvement Plan?
    http://www.habitatmag.com/Publication-Content/Board-Operations/2013/2013-October/Why-Do-Five-Year-Capital-Plan#.VuHtkeIrLcs


    2013.06

    Tax-Abatement Assessment: What to Do When Not Everyone Gets Abated?
    http://www.habitatmag.com/Publication-Content/Board-Operations/2013/2013-June/Tax-Abatement-Assessment-When-Not-Everyone-Abated#.VuHtleIrLcs

    Losing on Tax Abatement when NYC Falsely Calls You Not Primary Resident
    http://www.habitatmag.com/Publication-Content/Board-Operations/2013/2013-June/Tax-Abatement-Loss-for-Non-Residents#.VuHuM-IrLcs


    2012

    2012.12

    By the Book
    http://cooperator.com/article/by-the-book


    2012.11

    Inventory Control
    http://cooperator.com/article/inventory-control/full#cut


    2012.08

    Insurance Fraud!
    http://cooperator.com/article/insurance-fraud/full#cut


    2012.02

    Fannie Mae Guidelines for Buying Selling
    http://www.habitatmag.com/Publication-Content/Board-Operations/2012/2012-February/Fannie-Mae-Guidelines-Co-op-Condo-Sales#.VuHu8uIrLcs

    THE SCHECHER FACTOR “Telling it like it is"
    http://www.hbrresortcondo.com/the-schecher-factor.html

    Independence Biodiesel
    http://independencebiodiesel.com/blog/
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