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Detailing the Root Causes of Industry Burnout

Intuitive Accountant

The second chapter of FloQast's 'Controller’s Guidebook' survey program pinpoints the critical relationship between accountants and technology, and elevates potential solutions to encourage synergy

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The Widening of the Tax Gap is the IRS’s Fault, Says the IRS

Going Concern

Accounting Today reported on Friday: The estimated gross U.S. tax gap increased to $496 billion annually for tax years 2014 through 2016, a rise of over $58 billion from the prior estimate — and the Internal Revenue Service estimates the gross tax gap will rise to $540 billion for 2017-2019.

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Wrap up Your Accounting Period With Closing Entries

Patriot Software

When you manage your accounting books by hand, you are responsible for a lot of nitty-gritty details. One of your responsibilities is creating closing entries at the end of each accounting period. What are closing entries?

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Common Accounting Mistakes New Business Owners Make | Canopy

Canopy Accounting

Starting a new business is a pretty exciting time for any new business owner. The idea that they are beginning something great empowers them to work their hardest and do their very best to have a successful business.

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The CPA Firm Growth Strategy: From Compliance to Consulting

Speaker: Rita Keller - President of Keller Advisors, LLC

Join Rita Keller, seasoned CPA firm management strategist and consultant, for an insightful discussion on the importance of diversifying your accounting skills.

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The Accounting Talent Shortage is Not New, You Guys

Going Concern

Although the accounting talent shortage seems like something that just popped out of nowhere and couldn’t possibly have been predicted, oh, a decade ago, I feel compelled to remind everyone that we here at Going Concern saw this coming.

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The Low-Down on Key Performance Indicators

AccountingDepartment

Clickthrough rates for web content, production efficiency, and average resolution time have one major commonality. These are all examples of key performance indicators, better known as KPIs.

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St. Louis Inno Partnership: How to Find a Cofounder for Your Startup

Anders CPA

Adding the right cofounder to your startup team can open several doors, from bringing in a unique perspective to improving the quality of your product or service, to establishing credibility with prospective investors.

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The accountant shortage threatens capitalism's future

Accounting Today

Accounting education Accounting CPA Exam Employee retention Recruiting

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Email Blunders for Accounting Teams to Avoid

Lockstep

We all know how frustrating email can be, especially for accounting teams. Sometimes it just doesn’t work as you want it to. Email often becomes a major source of frustration – especially when things go wrong.

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Digital advertising tax blocked

TaxConnex

A new tax law in Maryland seemed ready to rattle every company that sold digital products in the U.S. But a court has now invalidated the Maryland Digital Advertising Tax.

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Book of Secrets for the Month-End Close

Developing a consistent month-end close doesn’t need to be a mystery. We’re sharing our top 10 secrets (plus one bonus!) for streamlining your close.

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Benefits of GAAP

SMBAccountant

The benefits of following GAAP for Small Business: Many small business owners shy away from anything associated with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (otherwise known as GAAP) thinking they apply only to large publicly held organizations. This thinking is far from true, however.

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Profit vs. Profitability

Patriot Software

As a business owner, you need more incoming than outgoing money to keep your company afloat. How much money you have left over after you pay expenses is known as profit. You should measure your business’s profits, which is known as profitability.

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Tax planning in an unpredictable political and financial climate

Accounting Today

Tax planning Politics Tax Retirement planning Tax laws

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Sales tax concerns if you sell through multiple channels

TaxConnex

This article was originally featured in the Retailist on October 3rd, 2022. Businesses have new ways to sell today, as marketplaces such as Amazon and the business’s own website have joined established channels like direct retail sales and wholesale sales.

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10 Ways to Keep Your Hourly Employees

Getting and keeping hourly workers is no longer as simple as offering them more cash. Employees have options. But this guide from Paycor will help you put your best foot forward to recruit, retain, and develop hourly workers so you can remain competitive.

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Introducing Burkland’s New Toolkit to Help Extend Your Startup’s Cash Runway

BurklandAssociates

Burkland has compiled a new toolkit to help you extend your startup’s runway with intelligent scenario planning, cost reduction, and cash flow measures. The post Introducing Burkland’s New Toolkit to Help Extend Your Startup’s Cash Runway appeared first on Burkland.

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Types of Invoices for Small Business

Patriot Software

Like many small business owners, you send customers bills after providing a product or service. An effective invoicing system gives customers more flexible payment options. You need to know which types of invoices to send customers for different situations.

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IRS drafts new K-2. K-3 instructions

Accounting Today

IRS Crowe Tax Partnerships Tax forms

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Our Audits Sucked Because the Auditors Are Exhausted, Says Deloitte Australia

Going Concern

Last week the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (think Aussie PCAOB) informed us that Deloitte and KPMG need to take “continued deliberate and concerted action” to improve the quality of their audit work because apparently it is just that bad.

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The CFO Playbook: How to Decrease Costs & Increase Engagement

Learn how to reduce costs while simultaneously increasing employee morale.

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Anders Named to Best Accounting Firms List by St. Louis Small Business Monthly

Anders CPA

Anders celebrated being named a Best Accounting Firm at SBM’s Best in Business Awards luncheon on November 1, 2022. The Best Accounting Firms were nominated by St. Louis area businesses and voted to have the top accountants in St.

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How to Create a Small Business Growth Strategy

Patriot Software

Getting your first sale from business is a great milestone to accomplish. Once you have a steady stream of customers, it’s time to start thinking about growing. With a solid growth strategy, you can take your business to new heights.

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Meet the 2022 Best Firms for Young Accountants

Accounting Today

Practice management Employee retention Best Firms for Young Accountants 2022

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Personal Goodwill as a Tax Strategy: 3 Requirements for Using Personal Goodwill to Reduce Taxation

CTP

Tax planners can provide tremendous value in the sale of a business. Business owners and shareholders may not be aware of the tax consequences that will come with selling their shares or assets—and offsetting these costs requires a thoughtful tax strategy.

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Virtual Cards — Everything You Need to Know

Speaker: Eoin Hession, Controller at Recharge

Even though virtual cards have been part of the payments system for over ten years, there remains a lack of clarity around how they work and their value to companies large and small. In this webinar, Eoin Hession, Controller at Recharge, talks about how his company uses virtual cards in their operations. Sign up today!

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Dan Schindler Named MOCPA’s Outstanding Young Professional

Anders CPA

Anders tax partner Dan Schindler has been named the 2022 Outstanding Young Professional by the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (MOCPA).

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Invoice vs. Receipt: What’s the Difference?

Patriot Software

When you sell goods or services, you need to create a record of the transaction. Depending on the situation, you will either give customers an invoice or receipt. What is the difference between an invoice and a receipt? Understand invoice vs. receipt distinctions to avoid confusion.

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INCPAS outlines 3 strategies to grow talent pipeline in colleges and universities

Accounting Today

Accounting education Indiana CPA Exam

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Tax Preparation Tips for 2023: Tax Tips to Prepare Your Business for Tax Season

Snyder

A small business owner usually has a lot to deal with. From managing customers to marketing and budgets – the list is almost infinite. Taxes add a big chunk to this plate.

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Register Now: Sneak Peek Into Close Automation SkyStem Web Demo

Join us as we present a "sneak peek" recorded demo of SkyStem's month-end close solution – ART. In under four weeks, your team can start reaping the benefits of month-end close automation by speeding up the month-end close and better managing your remote teams.

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Friday Footnotes: PwC Does Some Things; Bad Client Dumps EY; ‘Going From Balloon Animals to Accountancy’ | 11.4.22

Going Concern

Footnotes is a weekly wrap-up of all the news in and around the accounting profession, published every Friday at 5 p.m. Eastern. To get more headlines delivered on the regular, subscribe to our newsletter. Big 4. PwC Retirees Get Early Approval for $267 Million Pension Deal [ Bloomberg Tax ].

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How Much Do Small Business Owners Make? The Answer May Surprise You

Patriot Software

Running a small business takes passion, gumption, and determination. But, becoming a small business owner isn’t a fast track to getting rich. So, how much do small business owners make? How much does a small business owner make a year?

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MOVE Project names the best firms for women and equity leadership for 2022

Accounting Today

Diversity and equality Practice management Awards Gender Equality

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Accounting Software for Accountants and Bookkeepers

Snyder

Accounting software is the primary operational tool for bookkeepers and accountants. With a large selection of products available on the market, it’s possible to pick the one that best addresses the unique needs of your accounting firm and your clients. .

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Building Smart with Distributed Teams

Speaker: Sam Ross, General Counsel at Remote; Jenny Bloom, former CFO at Zapier & Darren Murph, Head of Remote at GitLab

It’s clear that distributed teams are here to stay in some form or another. Adapting to this reality means finding the right systems and processes that support remote workers — including international ones — while controlling for risks and communication challenges. Watch to find out more!