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Upcoming Non-Profit Training

Tuesday, February 26, 2019


The Western Kansas Community Foundation, Finney County United Way, and Finnup Foundation are hosting a financial fundamentals workshop, specifically designed for nonprofit boards and staff, and facilitated by Varney & Associates, CPAs, LLC. In this workshop, attendees will be presented with information on "How to Strengthen Financial Management" in the following areas:

  1. Planning- This portion of the training will focus on topics such as (1) strengthening the budget development process and (2) planning for and addressing financial uncertainty by establishing reserve funds.
  2. Operations-This section will cover (1) the basics of nonprofit accounting and financial reporting and (2) strengthening internal controls through the segregation of duties.
  3. Monitoring-The focus in this section will be on understanding and interpreting financial information and managing restricted funds.
  4. Governance-Learn more about successful governance with the following topics: (1) defining roles and responsibilities of board members and board committees, (2) and utilization of the board treasurer and finance committee as part of an effective internal control environment.
  • Wednesday, April 24th   |   8:30am - Noon
  • $40 Registration Fee (Payable to WKCF)
  • Check-in begins at 8:00am
  • Baffa Room   |    Finnup Center   |   312 E. Finnup Dr.   |   Garden City, KS 67846
  • 3.5 CPE Credit Hours
  • Drinks and snacks provided


Register by email to, or call the WKCF office at 620-271-9484.


  Eric Kientz (Principal, CPA, CMA, CGMA, CNAP)  has been with Varney & Associates for over five years and possesses over seven years’ experience as a CPA, CMA, CGMA, and CNAP. He earned his Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Kansas State University. Eric’s duties focus primarily on non-profit accounting, for various charitable and governmental entities. He is also Varney's resident expert on best practices for stewardship, compliance, and accountability for non-profit organizations.

  Taylor Pennick (CPA)  has been with Varney & Associates since 2014 and brings with him five years of accounting industry experience. He earned his Bachelor’s in Business Administration with emphasis in Accounting from Kansas State University and is a Certified Public Accountant. A valuable member of the audit team, Taylor’s practice focuses solely on the planning and performance of audits, specifically relating to non-profit, governmental and employee benefits plans.

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