Finance Webinar Series: Accountability with a Small Staff and a Small Budget

Most people would agree that internal controls are important in any organization. However, smaller ministries may find it difficult to maintain adequate controls with limited staff and budgets. We will discuss where to focus attention and options that may not have been previously considered that will help protect your organization and staff.

Learning Objectives

In this session, you can expect to:

  • Consider what accountability is within the context of a missions organization.
  • Understand the key difficulties and opportunities in achieving an atmosphere of accountability.
  • Identify areas of potential internal control concerns in your particular environment.
  • Consider alternatives to traditional segregation of duties.

CPE Credit: 1.5 Accounting    
Program Level: Basic
Prerequisites: None
Advance Preparation: None
Program Type: Group-Internet based
Cost: Free for Members | $24.95 Non-Members
Who Should Attend: Individuals in the accounting and finance department as well as leaders of smaller ministries

Continuing Professional Education (CPE)  Sponsored by CapinCrouse LLP, this group-Internet based seminar will allow you to qualify for up to 1.5 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit. In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE sponsors, CPE credits will be granted based on a 50-minute hour. The NASBA sponsor number is 103366. For questions or more information concerning the seminar and CPE credit, please contact us at For questions or information regarding CPE administrative policies, refunds, or concerns, please contact Debbie Evans by email at, or call 505.50.CAPIN ext. 1102.

CapinCrouse LLP is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Concerns regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

Your Presenters

Vonna Laue  is a financial and operational consultant who has worked with ministries and churches for over 20 years. Vonna was a partner for a national CPA firm serving not-for-profit entities through audit, review, tax, and advisory services and an executive vice president for a Christian ministry that works to enhance trust in the church and ministry community. She is currently serving ministries through consulting engagements.

Vonna earned her B.S. degree from Black Hills State University and her MBA degree in leadership and human resource management from the University of Colorado. She has served national and international boards and has published articles in multiple national publications as well as co-authored three books. She frequently speaks regionally and nationally.

Kelton Hays has served as Finance Director for the Center for Mission Mobilization since 2015. Before joining the CMM, Kelton was a staff auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers where he earned his CPA license. Kelton oversees a small team of 3 to 4 people which manages all accounting, financial, insurance, and legal matters at CMM. Over the years his team has had to be intentional and creative to institute good internal controls. Kelton and his wife, Aubree, have been married for 5 years and have a 19 month old son, Hank, and their second child on the way. 

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