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VHCB & Housing Vermont Fraud Prevention Training: June 14th

Thursday, June 14 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.   It will be held at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Montpelier.  This is a great opportunity for organizations to learn from an expert in the field, consider their internal controls program, and discuss the challenge with colleagues.  We recommend the participation of your financial manager, executive leader and board treasurer in this event. To register, reply to  by June 1.   Include your name, title, organization, and  telephone number. Mail a check payable to “VHCB” in the amount of $20 per person attending to: 58 East State St., Montpelier, VT 05602.   Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. The Capitol Plaza Hotel  is wheelchair accessible. Please contact Laurie in advance if you require  special accommodations. An effective and carefully considered internal control system is essential for housing development and management organizations to operate efficiently, to maintain the confidence of stakeholders and to prevent fraud.  VHCB and Housing Vermont have organized the training “Fraud and Internal Controls” to help organizations in the Vermont affordable housing network  examine their internal control systems and prevent fraud. The training will be led by Joanne Wilson, a financial management consultant with more than 20 years experience in nonprofit accounting and financial management.  As principal of SJ Associates, Joanne specializes in financial systems analysis, developing fund accounting systems, and guiding organizations in selecting and implementing accounting software.  Joanne has led numerous trainings on financial management for NeighborWorks of America and for VHCB. The days agenda will address: ·        The reality that fraud may occur within nonprofit organizations and areas of special concern for  housing organizations; ·        A review of internal controls to prevent fraud and improve financial management of your organization; ·        Exercises to identify weaknesses in your organization and develop  strategies to strengthen internal controls; ·        Best practices in preventing fraud.

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