February 25, 2015
Kimberly Dass joined First Nonprofit Group’s staff six years ago, bringing years of experience in both accounting and banking to our team. Kimberly, Director of Operations, oversees the accounting department for First Nonprofit’s unemployment insurance programs. Her work is vital to keeping the Unemployment Savings Program and the Bonded Service Program running smoothly and efficiently. Kimberly also manages client satisfaction and she truly succeeds at keeping clients happy.
Kimberly has seven years of banking experience as well as a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Chicago’s Northeastern Illinois University. She also made a brief appearance working in accounting for a fitness company before she heard about First Nonprofit’s position through word-of-mouth. “Dealing with numbers, the people, and being downtown in a fun environment are my favorite aspects of the job,” she says.
We asked Kim to tell share two frequently asked questions she receives from members and her responses:
“We are excited to announce that Unemployment Savings Program members will soon have access to this information online. In the meantime, call us at 800-526-4352, ext. 393048 for this information. We also have the ability to send a reserve balance reports to our members automatically on a quarterly or monthly basis via email. Contact us to sign-up to receive these reports.”
“Invoices are mailed at the beginning of each quarter and are due within 30 days. In the Unemployment Savings Program, members are in billed equal quarterly deposits throughout the calendar year. Deposits are underwritten at the beginning of each calendar year. To receive your invoices via email, sign-up for paperless billing by submitting this form.”
Outside of the office, Kimberly adores spending time with her 14 month year old son, Nikhil. Chicago born and raised, Kimberly and her husband recently moved out to the suburbs to have more space for their growing family, as she is expecting a baby girl this summer! As a family, they love going to the Exploratorium in Skokie that has seasonal exhibits for kids of all different ages—a hands-on learning experience for everyone.
Working with Marshal Whittey at First Nonprofit has been a great experience. He handles our request as a priority and goes above and beyond to resolve any issues we have in a timely manner. Marshall follows through to the end and ensures our needs are met. He has been a great resource for LSC and our “go to” for any tax questions we may have. With LSC transitioning several facilities into one federal tax identification number, First Nonprofit was able to assist and provide guidance with best practices resolving claims to each entity. Additionally First Nonprofit provided knowledge (information materials) and one on one training to HRS group with best practices to handle claims state adjudicated, fraudulent claims, and appeals. And processing information in the First Nonprofit [unemployment claims] system allows for timely information can be collected.
My experience with FNP has been wonderful. Unemployment in general is quite confusing and FNP has simplified the process for us. Everyone we have reached out to or worked with has been very helpful and follows up to be sure we understand the information. I am so happy we made the switch to FNP!
First Nonprofit smoothed the unemployment perils for our organization during Covid. Without the ability to cap our UI exposure, we would not have been able to weather the storm. The program worked perfectly and we have come out of the pandemic ready to forge on. Thanks FNP!
My experience with the FNP has been fantastic. The idea of setting funds aside for the unemployment tax liability is a bedrock for nonprofit organizations like mine, namely ASHBA; what is even more advantageous is having the FNP as a custodian of those funds. 100% recommended!
I would like to comment on my experience with FNP….to date our District has saved $1,000’s of dollars by being enrolled in the First Nonprofit program. My only regret is that we did not know about this method of paying unemployment tax years ago….as I had figured about five years
ago, had we enrolled 15-20 years ago, we could have saved our small school district upwards of $500,000 in payments to IDES. Also we would have had a pretty hefty sum of money in our Reserve Account. Thankfully I attended a workshop hosted by First Nonprofit back in 2015 which got the ball rolling!
I have worked with the First Non-Profit Team for many years, and I appreciate the quick response and care that Cecilia and the team provides anytime I have questions. While there are other providers that may provide like services, First Nonprofit will always be my first choice! I appreciate you!
First Nonprofit has been easy to work with and makes the administrative process easier and smoother. We enjoy working with you.
Luckily for us, our interactions regarding any issues with staffing has been very minimal! I can say that all other interactions with regards to billing, 941 reporting, etc. have been extremely pleasant, accommodating and easy to work with. Kim Ghanayem is always prompt, professional and friendly. Thank you so much!