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SVA’s Houghton Presents Board Governance Red Flags

SVA Certified Public Accountants professional Kirsten Houghton, CPA, MBA will present an educational seminar on September 17, 2019 for Numbers 4 Nonprofits.

The presentation, Board Governance Red Flags, will uncover the warning signs that lead into situations that include, but are not limited to, disorganized or ineffective board meetings, lack of diversity of opinion, and board member apathy and poor attendance. Attendees will walk away with ways to identify red flags and strategies to resolve them so the Board can do what’s most important – supporting and ensuring the organization’s mission and impact.

Kirsten is a Principal and head of Nonprofit Services at SVA Certified Public Accountants, S.C. In addition to providing audit, accounting, and tax services, Kirsten also provides review, compilation, and management advisory services. In addition, Kirsten has expertise in financial accounting, financial statement review and audit specific to the nonprofit sector where she works with a variety of nonprofit organizations including charitable organizations, membership and trade associations and those organizations receiving federal and state funding.


About Numbers 4 Nonprofits

Numbers 4 Nonprofits has been helping nonprofit organizations succeed in Dane County since 2006. Founder and owner Nicholas A. Curran, CPA, CNAP started working with nonprofits as an external auditor in 2000. Coupling this experience with extensive knowledge of QuickBooks, Nicholas and his team bring outside perspective to over 60 nonprofits primarily in Dane County.

Numbers 4 Nonprofits’ team of dedicated staff works with our nonprofit clients on a regular basis. We have the resources to continue expanding our personalized service offerings to our nonprofit clients and better meet the needs of the organizations we serve.


Since our inception in 1974, we have focused on developing long-standing business relationships. As our clients’ businesses and personal interests have grown, we have increased our service offerings to meet their expanding needs.

Now over 45 years later, SVA and its affiliates are recognized leaders offering a wide range of professional services including audit and accounting, tax, business information technologies, wealth management, trust and estate administration services.

The cornerstone of SVA will always remain the same, providing service and value to help our clients achieve measurable results, while exceeding their expectations. SVA is not only dedicated to the clients we serve, we are dedicated to the communities we serve, maintaining a long tradition of involvement and support.

SVA is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, employs over 300 staff, and has additional offices in Milwaukee and Appleton, Wisconsin and Rockford, Illinois.