Fri.Jan 20, 2023

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January is the Cruelest Month for Retail Refund Fraud

RogerRossmeisl

For many retailers, January isn’t just the first month of the year: It’s “return season,” when customers bring back their unwanted holiday gifts for refunds or exchanges. Return season can be fraught for businesses if, for example, a higher percentage of gifts are returned than stores expect.

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The Largest Accounting Firm in Kentucky Thinks a Tower Will Win the Talent War

Going Concern

You ever been in a position where you’re juggling a few different offers from roughly equivalent firms? Of course you have. What factors do you consider when making this important decision? Salary, obviously. Culture, perhaps. Was the guy who interviewed you a dick? That definitely rates.

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2023 Business Tax Updates

Canopy Accounting

There are many interesting changes in business taxation for the 2023 season! Since tax planning for businesses is an important part of our practice, there are several things we need to be aware of. Tax Preparation and Planning

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Friday Footnotes: EY Can’t Hire Tech; John Doe Sues the PCAOB; Auditors Can’t Find Torpedoes and Missiles | 1.20.03

Going Concern

Practice Management How firms use stay interviews to boost retention [ Journal of Accountancy ] Job interviews have long been an essential part of the hiring process. But now, some public accounting firms are turning the lens on themselves.

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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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3 Tips to Avoid Tax Season Burnout

CPA Practice

Being an accountant means that work often comes in ebbs and flows. The tide moves in every quarter, and there is always tax season. It’s stressful; that’s just part of the business, right? Maybe. Yes, stress is expected, but burnout is entirely different. From the Thomson Reuters blog.

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2023 Tax Pocket Guide

Withum

The goal of minimizing tax liability likely drives a desire to discover new advantages in the tax law. If this sounds familiar to you, when planning for the upcoming tax year, a great place to start is with the basics. We can help.

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The Key to a Successful Sales Funnel

GrowthForceBlog

6 min read Creating a more successful and efficient sales funnel can increase your business's ROI on marketing dollars by cutting customer acquisition costs and increasing customer lifetime value. But what is a sales funnel and how can you improve yours?

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Not Another How-to! Client Communication Tips You Haven’t Heard a Million Times 

Patriot Software

You want to build a relationship with each and every one of your accounting clients. To do that, you need strong client communication. But when you’re juggling dozens or even hundreds of clients, effective communication is easier said than done.

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Finance Directors’ Tax Toolkit

Menzies

Menzies LLP - A leading chartered accountancy firm. Menzies are often appointed by the Finance Directors of large companies and groups to work alongside their existing auditors.

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Is Your Business Default Dead Or Default Alive?

Snyder

Default dead or default alive.

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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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Appreciating Tax Season

RitaKeller

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” ” – John F. Kennedy Yes, I always enjoyed tax season. Read this Friday Flashback to find out why ”

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The Technology Lab Podcast – Review of BooXkeeping- Jan. 2023

CPA Practice

Technologists Randy Johnston and Brian Tankersley, CPA, CITP, CGMA review BooXkeeping , a nationwide provider of affordable outsourced bookkeeping services to small and medium-sized businesses. Click here to visit the podcast page. Uncategorised

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The changing face of audit talent

ThomsonReuters

Firms are now turning to audit talent with new skillsets to help them navigate new challenges.

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Walmart Launches Website for Business Shoppers

CPA Practice

By Brendan Case, Bloomberg News (via TNS). Walmart Inc., which became the world’s largest retailer by serving everyday shoppers, is now targeting a larger share of business customers with a website aimed at small and midsize companies.

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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.