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Friday, December 20, 2019
1:00–4:00 p.m.


Hudson Valley Center
19 Baker Avenue, Suite 400,
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Understanding Financial Management

This event is only open to those who have registered for the Excellence in Nonprofit Management Certificate Program.

Understanding key concepts in financial management and reporting is critical for any nonprofit manager. This course is designed to enhance participants’ understanding of financial management principles and processes that must be in place, given their roles as managers and the need for everyone to maintain effective internal controls within their departments and the organization. The course will increase participants’ knowledge  and understanding of:

  • Fiscal, budgetary and financial planning issues as they pertain to their departments and organizations; and
  • How financial data is organized, reported and used to make decisions.  

Learning Objectives

  • Create and manage budgets that address the needs and plans for their program/department.
  • Effectively communicate with organizational leadership and finance professionals regarding financial decisions being made for their departments/areas and in their organization.
  • Interpret and assist in the development of financial statements and tracking systems; and
  • Report on the financial condition and outlook of their programs or departments.


  • Budget planning and management.
  • Developing and using effective accounting processes, financial policies, and  internal controls to manage risk.
  • Functional expenses – What managers need to know about classifying and allocating their program and department expenses and changes in FASB rules.
  • Financial reporting:
  • What types of financial reports does our organization generate and use; and
  • How to interpret and share information related to the organization’s financial reports.
  • The audit and 990 Processes – What; why; and interpreting the results.

About the Speaker

Nyrekia Mayers, BS Ed, MBA has over twenty years’ nonprofit executive and director-level experience in the areas of Financial Management, Operations, Human Resources, and Fund Development. Mayers has designed and directed the Finance and Operations Department of a multi-site national nonprofit organization and, as a consultant, she has assisted client organizations’ Executive Directors/CEOs and Department Managers in developing and implementing their organizations’ business models, lines of business, and operations.

She has reconstructed fiscal records in preparation for audits at client organizations; managed funding and resource development, tracking grants and producing financial reports for interim and final grant updates; and she has directed all of the finance and human resources-related tasks involved in the merger of two national nonprofit organizations and related tasks in the closing of a national nonprofit organization. These tasks included negotiating employee severance, overseeing tax filings and final audits, negotiations with vendors, closing out all operational accounts, and providing technical assistance on establishing and maintaining operational systems and internal controls.  

Mayers has an MBA, a Masters in Human Resources Management, and a Bachelors in Education with a minor in Social Work.

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This program has been approved for the following continuing education credits:

  • Social Workers
  • LMHC
  • LMFT
  • CASAC Renewal
  • Psychology
  • LCAT

Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form.

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New York State Office of the Professions (NYSED) regulations require that participants must be present for the entire approved educational activity in order to receive a certificate for continuing education hours. There is no accommodation in the State regulations for late arrival, late return from lunch or breaks, or early departure. According to NYSED, in order to award social work CEs; “When you offer a multi-day or multi-part course/educational activity, the learner must complete all parts in order to earn the certificate for contact hours, in the same way that a student must complete a semester-long course to receive college credit. You may not award partial credit for a program, even a one-day program, if the learner does not complete all requirements at that time.”

Cancellation Policy

Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made seven working days or fewer before the event for any reason—or for no-shows.  We can provide credit towards a future workshop up to 24 hours before the event. After that, no credit will be issued.

Accessibility Statement

The Student Access Office ensures equal access to all of Adelphi University’s programs, services and facilities for students with documented needs. Through assistance, advocacy and reasonable accommodations, the office provides an accessible and supportive campus environment.

The Student Access Office provides cost-free assistance and services that are tailored to meet the needs of individuals based on their specific, appropriately documented needs, while preserving Adelphi’s academic integrity and high standards of academic expectations and performance

If you are a student with a documented disability and wish to request accommodation services, please submit a Petition for Reasonable Accommodations form along with the required information as detailed in the Guidelines for Documentation.

Please be aware that all decisions regarding accommodations and equal access are made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and prevailing University Policy. 

For further information, please contact the Student Access Office at 516.877.3806 or

For further information, please contact:

Diane Wunderlich
Program Coordinator
Center for Nonprofit Leadership. Adelphi University
School of Social Work, Room 240
p – 516.877.4415
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Joanna Suppa, LCSW-R
Coordinator, Continuing Education and Professional Development
School of Social Work, Room 237
p – 516.877.3216
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