Services

Campaigns & Committees

We have over 30 years of combined experience assisting with the process of setting up, implementing, and reporting for federal, state and local campaigns across the United states. We work with campaigns and committees to ensure reports are organized and filed timely to the appropriate government entity. MBA provides campaigns with financial management services that range from day-to-day bookkeeping to budgeting and financial management. We are compliance experts with on-the-ground campaign experience so we understand the unique challenges of the campaign schedule.

In addition, we offer the following services:

Compliance
 

Prepare all reports (federal, state, and local)

Enter all necessary data

Batch and deposit receipts

Respond to all recommended compliance correspondence

Maintain files and ensure integrity of information

Financial Management
& Bookkeeping

Create and maintain budgets

Prepare budget and cash flow reports

Reconcile bank accounts

Prepare tax returns

Manage third party payroll company

Internal
Controls

Implement safe harbor procedures

Establish internal procedures that ensure the campaign or committee meets rules and regulations set by the federal, state or local governing body

Campaign / Committee
Operations

Work with organization to develop and implement a system that accurately tracks contributions

Provide internal forms for tracking administrative procedures regarding checks requests, check tracking and so on

Manage and oversee other operations such as workers’ compensation insurance, health care insurance, office insurance, review leases and contracts, permits business licenses, employee manuals, etc. and maintain files of same

Super PACs
and Other Political Organizations

Citizens United opened the door to corporate funding of Super PACs. Contrary to popular belief, these organizations are still required to report their receipts and disbursements just as campaigns do. As the role of Super PACs in elections increases, the laws governing reporting and compliance will likely only increase in complexity. MBA is proud to serve as the compliance solution for two of the most active, progressive Super PACs in the 2012 and 2014 cycles: Priorities USA and Mayday PAC. No other compliance firm has more experience with these new and complex entities.

In addition, we offer the following services:

Compliance
 

Prepare all reports (federal, state, and local)

Enter all necessary data

Batch and deposit receipts

Respond to all recommended compliance correspondence

Maintain files and ensure integrity of information

Financial Management
& Bookkeeping

Create and maintain budgets

Prepare budget and cash flow reports

Reconcile bank accounts

Prepare tax returns

Manage third party payroll company

Internal
Controls

Implement safe harbor procedures

Establish internal procedures that ensure the campaign or committee meets rules and regulations set by the federal, state or local governing body

Campaign / Committee
Operations

Work with organization to develop and implement a system that accurately tracks contributions

Provide internal forms for tracking administrative procedures regarding checks requests, check tracking and so on

Manage and oversee other operations such as workers’ compensation insurance, health care insurance, office insurance, review leases and contracts, permits business licenses, employee manuals, etc. and maintain files of same

Charitable & Social Benefit
Organizations

The laws covering non-profit organizations are complex but surprisingly flexible if you understand how they work. Leveraging your non-profit dollar to maximize the impact on your mission requires sound financial planning and flawless execution.

With over 15 years of experience in this area, we are experts in multi-entity organizations and can help plan the cost sharing between 501(c)3, 501(c)4 and 527 entities. MBA Consulting Group can help you raise and spend money in the most efficient and effective way possible to reach the goals of your organization. We will work collaboratively with your organization’s leadership and board to create a plan that both complies with IRS regulations and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for Non-profits (Nonprofit GAAP) but that also allows you to do as much as possible with the money you raise.

In addition, we offer the following services:

Accounting & Operations

Accounting and bookkeeping

Full a/p including bill payment

Monthly close of books and reporting to finance committee

Periodic reports to the full board

Working with auditors on annual audit and tax return preparation

Management of the payroll process through a third party vendor

Human resource management including maintenance of employee files required by your annual audit

Compliance coordination with state charitable registration

Maintaining and handling renewals of the various insurance policies

Annual 1099s and maintenance of vendor files

Compliance Toolkittm

Many compliance professionals got their start because a friend or acquaintance was running for office and had little or no budget for compliance. Because they had some admin or accounting background, it stood to reason that they’d be able manage reports that were, at least in part, financial. They were thrown a manual that was written by the filing authority, be it the FEC or a state or local race, and asked to create reports. If they were lucky, they might have had some access to a law firm’s compliance department but in many cases they simply learned on the job.

Compliance Toolkit™ is a cost efficient solution that provides the tools your campaign will need to avoid compliance issues that can put your campaign (and candidacy) in jeopardy.

Compliance Toolkit™ clients receive standard forms, boilerplate compliance letters (customized with your logo), budget templates, employee manuals and non-disclosure agreements, and a compliance manual. In addition, clients have access to MBA’s network of vendors for accounting software, payroll services, banking and insurance all at discounted rates and the highest level of customer service. And finally, we will send one of our experienced campaign compliance professionals out to help get set up, provide training and advice and then serve as an ongoing resource throughout the race all the way to committee termination or transition to officeholder.

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