Briana Peters

Briana Peters

CPA, Senior Audit Manager

Phone: 920.337.4549
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About Briana

Briana Peters joined Hawkins Ash CPAs in 2013. She is an audit manager in the firm’s Green Bay, WI, office and provides audit services to nonprofit organizations, employee benefit plans and commercial entities. In addition, she works with compilation and review engagements. She is also the Director of Training for the firm.

Briana earned her Level 1 and 2 Not-For-Profit certificates through the AICPA after completing numerous hours of continuing education.

Briana is a member of the firm’s Audit and Accounting Committee, Nonprofit Service Group and the Employee Benefit Plan Service Group.

“I enjoy getting to know my clients, developing a relationship with them and becoming a trusted advisor. I want them to be able to come to me with questions throughout the year rather than just helping them meet their audit requirement.”

Briana Peters, CPA

Areas of Focus

Employee Benefit Plan Audits


Small Businesses



Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting, Business Administration-Finance, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Certified Public Accountant

Not-for-Profit Certificate (Level 1 and 2)


Professional Affiliations

Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants


Community Organizations

Pulaski Youth Soccer Club, Volunteer

Big Brothers Big Sisters, Board member, Volunteer (Big Sister)

Greater Green Bay Chamber, Leadership Green Bay, Class of 2017, Curriculum Committee and Current Young Professionals (Member)

Recent Articles by Briana

Board Member Financial

The Board Member Role and Financial Responsibilities

A board of directors or trustees is the source of governance and accountability for any nonprofit organization. Board members provide
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Stock Donations

How to Handle Stock Donations

It is very common for nonprofit organizations to receive donations of stock, especially at the end of the year as
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in-kind contribution

Proposed Changes to In-Kind Contribution Presentation

It seems as though each year there is a new accounting standard that is going into effect, and in February
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Changes to ERISA Plan Auditor Reporting

On July 10, 2019, the Auditing Standards Board (ASB) issued Statement on Auditing Standards (SAS) No. 136, Forming an Opinion
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Grants and Contracts

New Guidance for Grants and Contracts

On June 21, 2018, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued ASU 2018-08 to clarify how organizations should characterize grants
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Form 990

Nonprofit Tax Tidbits: Form 990 Schedule G

Preparing Schedule G is something I would not advise working on during a late Friday afternoon. A morning early in
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Policies Nonprofit

What You Need to Know About the New Expense Reporting Requirements

The countdown is on for the implementation of the new FASB Accounting Standards Update 2016-14 (the standard). The standard will
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Federal Overtime Rules

Asset Capitalization Guidelines

At some point your nonprofit will likely go through the process of building a new building or remodeling or adding
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Policies Nonprofit

The Policies Your Nonprofit Should Have in Place

Having well-documented policies can assist a nonprofit in having good governance and financial management. Below are some policies that are
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Three Things Plan Sponsors Can Do To Keep Their 401(k) Plan on Track

There are a few things plan sponsors can do to help ensure their 401(k) plan stays up to date and
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