WHO IS ACCREDITED?

Private Organization Accreditation

Northside Psychological Services is a combination of both private practice and community mental health provider. We provide services to children and adults (EAP, private insurance, private pay, etc.) in our private practice setting. In our Community Care Program, we provide services to children and adolescents in their homes.
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VOLUNTEER TESTIMONIAL

Judy Kay, LCSW

Volunteer Roles: Peer Reviewer; Team Leader

In administration for 22 of 24 years at Child Saving Institute, a COA-accredited not-for-profit child welfare agency in Omaha, Nebraska. Retired approximately two years ago, I moved to Tucson, Arizona, where I advocate for children's rights as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer to three young children.
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Purpose

The nonprofit organization’s financial accountability and viability are achieved through the application of sound financial management practices that accord with legal and regulatory requirements.

FOC
FIN 2: Internal Control Environment

The organization establishes an internal control environment that promotes ethical financial management and includes mechanisms for: 
  1. review and oversight by the governing body’s audit committee; 
  2. conducting ongoing monitoring of the effectiveness of internal control policies and procedures; 
  3. management review by more than one individual; 
  4. assuring that management directives are carried out
  5. prevention of error, mismanagement, or fraud; 
  6. safeguarding and verification of assets; 
  7. segregation of duties to the extent possible; and
  8. governing body or designated committee approval of unanticipated financial transactions that have a significant impact.

Rating Indicators
1
The organization's practices reflect full implementation of the standard.
2
Practices are basically sound but there is room for improvement; e.g.,
  • Two of the elements are not fully addressed.
3
Practice requires significant improvement; e.g.,
  • Three elements are not fully addressed or one element is not addressed at all; or
  • An internal control manual is not present, but procedures loosely exist for some of the elements.
4
Implementation of the standard is minimal or there is no evidence of implementation at all; e.g.,
  • Fraudulent practices or serious financial mismanagement has occurred have occurred, and problems have not been remediated; or
  • Four or more elements are not fully addressed, or at least two elements are not addressed at all.

Table of Evidence

Self-Study Evidence On-Site Evidence On-Site Activities
    • Internal financial control policies and procedures
    • Governing body/audit committee minutes
    • Interview:
      1. Governing body audit and finance committee members
      2. CEO/CFO
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