November, 2022

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Accounting Automation: The Definitive 2023 Guide

Ryan Lazanis

This is my complete guide to accounting automation in 2023. So if you want to: Learn the 8 benefits of automated accounting. Save time by automating your accounting processes. Automate all 15 areas of your accounting. Find out the latest tools to help you streamline and automate your work.

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How to Find Accounting Errors in Your Books: 5 Tips to Follow

Patriot Software

Accounting errors are inevitable, especially if you’re rushing to add information into your small business accounting books. To detect accounting errors sooner rather than later, learn how to find accounting errors.

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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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Accounting firms and sales and use tax advising: Perfect together?

TaxConnex

In our blog last week, we looked at how sales and use tax advisory services might be a good new field for CPAs and accounting firms. How can they go about making the move? Mark Friedlich, CPA, vice president of U.S.

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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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When a Valuation Professional Finds Fraud

RogerRossmeisl

Imagine you’ve got your eye on a business that seems like an attractive investment or acquisition target. It boasts strong earnings, competitive growth estimates and a clean balance sheet. But this business has a secret: fraud.

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Accounting Isn’t a Stand-Alone Activity

SMBAccountant

When clients start with us, they often question the amount of information that we request. “My My old bookkeeper didn’t ask for all this” is a statement we hear often. Managers want to hand off their accounting and let it happen in its own vacuum.

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Preventing “Privileged User” Fraud and Abuse

RogerRossmeisl

In most companies, employees need a user identity to access work-related hardware and software. Privileges to use certain applications or open certain files usually are provided to workers based on their department, role and level of authority.

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7 Ways to Speed Up and Automate Accounts Receivable Communications

Lockstep

In today’s fast-paced, competitive business environment, it’s more important than ever to optimize your accounts receivable (AR) processes. One way to do this is by leveraging automated customer communications as part of your broader accounts receivable automation strategy.

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An Accountant’s Guide to Offering Payroll Services to Clients

Patriot Software

“Behind every good business is a great accountant.” As an accountant, you probably agree with this saying (as you pat yourself on the back). But, you’re more than an accountant to your clients: you’re also their trusted advisor. And as an advisor, your role extends beyond reconciling their accounts.

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Top Tips to Prepare for an eCommerce Audit

TaxConnex

*as previously posted on the Retailist – check out the article there - [link]. Data shows?that that the likelihood of your business being audited is low, but that likelihood has been increasing in recent years.

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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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Getting Maximum Value from Your Fractional CFO

BurklandAssociates

Marc Zablatsky and Steven Lord share guidelines and tips to help your startup receive the most value from your fractional CFO investment. The post Getting Maximum Value from Your Fractional CFO appeared first on Burkland. CFO Insights

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FTB Back Tax Representation – Get Help

MyIRSRelief

If you were to ask most Californians if they knew what the IRS does, most of them would know exactly what you were talking about. However, if you were to ask the same people if they knew what the California FTB does, I would guess a small number of them would know.

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Work Opportunity Tax Credit Provides Help to Employers

RogerRossmeisl

In today’s tough job market and economy, the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) may help employers. Many business owners are hiring and should be aware that the WOTC is available to employers that hire workers from targeted groups who face significant barriers to employment.

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Lockstep announces AR automation partnership with SYSPRO

Lockstep

Seattle, WA – – Lockstep , the award-winning accounting automation pioneer, today announced it has partnered with SYSPRO to grow the connected accounting network.

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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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Clash of the Goals: Save for College or Retirement?

VetCPA

Retirement for you or college for your kids? Which financial goal should you focus on the most? Many parents feel conflicted because they want to help their kids get a good college education but know they need to save for their own retirement years.

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Don’t let Black Friday blind you to sales tax obligations

TaxConnex

Holiday shopping season is here again – and eCommerce looks to be bigger than ever. But retailers looking forward to perhaps record online sales have to remember how to comply with widely divergent sales tax regulations.

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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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What the IRS's $80 billion in funding means for your tax return

Accounting Today

Tax planning IRS Tax Audit

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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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Year-End Tax Planning Ideas for Individuals

RogerRossmeisl

Now that fall is officially here, it’s a good time to start taking steps that may lower your tax bill for this year and next. One of the first planning steps is to ascertain whether you’ll take the standard deduction or itemize deductions for 2022.

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Lockstep Inbox Now Offers Certified Gmail Integration

Lockstep

Seattle, WA – (November 17, 2022) – Lockstep , the award-winning accounting automation pioneer, today announced that Lockstep Inbox now offers a Google-certified Gmail integration.

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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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Can accounting firms move into sales tax advising?

TaxConnex

Many certified public accountants (CPAs), enrolled agents and other tax preparers and professionals that run accounting and tax preparation firms are constantly looking for new advisory avenues to service clients.

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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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Happy International Accounting Day!

Going Concern

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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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Fraud’s New Frontier: NFTs

RogerRossmeisl

When new technologies emerge, it can take time for the general public to learn how they work. Non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, first appeared in 2014, yet many people are still confused about what they are and how to buy and store them. This gives criminals who understand the technology an advantage.

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How to Use Self Service for a Seamless Accounting Experience

Lockstep

Accompls. Accounts receivable (AR) teams, today, are bombarded with emails all day, every day. On average, AR inboxes receive over 100 emails each day. And a good number of these are requests from customers to resend invoices or other key accounting documents.

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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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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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TaxConnex™ Proud to Exhibit at Thomson Reuters SYNERGY 2022 Conference

TaxConnex

Alpharetta, GA., November 11, 2022 - TaxConnex™ , a technology-enabled sales tax compliance outsourcing provider, shared that they are exhibiting at Thomson Reuters SYNERGY 2022 Conference for Corporate Professionals November 13-16.

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Pay Transparency: Define Your Compensation Philosophy

BurklandAssociates

There is both a legal and cultural shift to ensure inclusive and equitable pay. New pay transparency laws are an example of 2023 initiatives that will directly impact a company’s Read More. The post Pay Transparency: Define Your Compensation Philosophy appeared first on Burkland.

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Accountants aid clients struggling with inflation

Accounting Today

Accounting firm services Inflation Consulting Accounting Non-profits

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How to Write OKRs: 45 Effective Examples

Many companies are embracing objectives and key results (OKRs) as the best practice for committing to goals and following through. Objectives are outcomes that reflect current company priorities. Each employee should write OKRs that roll up to larger company goals.