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How to Price Your Accounting Services | Canopy

Canopy Accounting

The way you price your accounting services shouldn’t be arbitrary. The correct accounting pricing strategy can effectively mean the difference between scraping by and robust growth.

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Generative AI for small and midsized firms

Accounting Today

Without breaking the bank, small and midsized firms can make smart investments to adopt AI and tailor it for specific uses.

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10 IRS Red Flags

Insightful Accountant

Audits are unpredictable, with some being random and others based on income, entity structure, or common errors. To minimize audit risk and save time, handle 10 red flags cautiously.

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5 Ways Firms Can Support Entrepreneurs in 2024

CPA Practice

CPAs and accountants are uniquely positioned to help their clients out with a variety of advisory services. That hasn’t changed. However, exactly “what” types of advisory a firm should offer has always been a question. The findings from the new Entrepreneurship in 2024 Report , conducted by Intuit QuickBooks in December 2023, solves for that, providing you a roadmap to help your clients.

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How to Easily Navigate Crypto Accounting in the Web3 Era

Speaker: Aaron Jacob, VP of Accounting Solutions & Reagan Cook, GTM Lead

Are you struggling to navigate the complexities and challenges that come with crypto accounting? 🤔 This new webinar will cover everything businesses need to know to get started with crypto accounting after incorporating crypto into their business models! Industry experts Aaron Jacob and Reagan Cook of TaxBit will thoroughly explore the prevalent operational hurdles encountered by accounting teams when interacting with crypto on the books, and detail how software solutions can effectively

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Top 5 Accounting Insiders Podcasts

Insightful Accountant

We have looked at the stats and here's the list of our top 5 most popular podcasts of all time. If you have not listened to them, grab a cup of coffee and take a break!

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A Comprehensive Guide to Building an Optimal Accounting System

Basis 365

In the complex world of business, a robust accounting system supports the foundation of financial clarity and control. It's not just about crunching numbers – it's about crafting a strategic architecture that empowers informed decisions, optimizes operations, and navigates the complexities of compliance. Whether you're a small startup or a seasoned enterprise, building an optimal accounting system requires careful planning, strategic technology integration, and unwavering commitment to financial

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Five cash flow trends impacting small businesses

Xero

Over the last 12 months, we’ve surveyed over 4,500 small business owners across the globe to find out how they’re managing cash flow amidst macroeconomic conditions such as high inflation and interest rates. The survey findings became a series of Money Matters reports that were released in Australia , Canada , New Zealand , Singapore , the United Kingdom and the United States.

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Easing Your Back Office Burden One Payroll At A Time

Randal DeHart

As a construction business owner, you have a lot on your plate. You need to manage your employees, oversee projects, ensure compliance with regulations, and keep your clients happy. Amidst all this, you may be tempted to handle your payroll to save costs and maintain control. At face value, it seems like a great idea. If you're a small business owner with just a few employees, you probably think hiring a payroll specialist is an expense you can avoid.

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How to Pay Employees: The Different Ways to Pay Your Employees

Patriot Software

How do you pay your employees? With checks? Direct deposit? Other? There are several ways to pay employees, especially as money continues to move into the digital sphere. If you want to know how to pay employees, take a look at these ways to pay your employees. And boy, do you have options.

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Hot Topics: Sellers and marketplace facilitators | TaxConnex

TaxConnex

Every now and then something comes along that transforms sales tax. The 2018 Wayfair decision was such a milestone. Another was the advent of the likes of marketplace facilitators such as Amazon, Etsy and eBay, among others. States’ definitions of a “marketplace facilitator” vary almost as much as states’ sales tax laws themselves. Generally, a marketplace facilitator is a business or organization that contracts with third parties to sell goods and services on its platform and facilitates retail

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Live Demo: How to Achieve Reconciliation Zen

Speaker: Nancy Wu, Head of Sales and Customer Success at SkyStem

Automation generally supercharges any process and brings its value to the forefront. See how infusing automation such as ART (our month-end close solution), into your close can get you to the next level of closing. We will share a live demo of SkyStem's solution, ART and share the key elements of month-end close automation. Through ART, we'll take a look at: What month-end close automation entails Which process steps can and should be automated Benefits of achieving process automation, and Why i

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The Nuances of Measuring ARR at Early-Stage SaaS Startups

BurklandAssociates

Are you undervaluing your SaaS startup by following an ARR formula better suited for more mature companies? The post The Nuances of Measuring ARR at Early-Stage SaaS Startups appeared first on Burkland.

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Acterys xP&A Suite Enters the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Financial Planning Software

Acterys

Innovative Features and Seamless Integrations Help Acterys Secure Its First Magic Quadrant Appearance (Chicago, Il., January 26, 2024) – Acterys, a leading provider of financial planning software, is proud to announce its inclusion in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Financial Planning Software. This recognition highlights Acterys’ commitment to delivering innovative solutions that streamline and automate financial planning processes for organizations worldwide.

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Five Tax Breaks Often Overlooked By Small Business Owners

CPA Practice

By David Faulkner, CFP, RICP, Kiplinger Consumer News Service (TNS) As a U.S. citizen and business owner, I really don’t have a problem with paying the taxes I owe. I understand the money the IRS collects (about $4.3 trillion, net , in federal taxes in 2022) goes toward everything from education, transportation and the country’s defense to Social Security, health care and veterans’ benefits.

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House passes bill expanding Child Tax Credit and business breaks

Accounting Today

The House passed tax extenders legislation reviving a number of tax breaks, including the enhanced Child Tax Credit, the ability to fully deduct research and development expenses in the first year, 100% bonus depreciation, disaster tax relief, and more.

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New DOL Final Overtime Rules: Quickstart Guide for Employers

There’s a new overtime salary threshold that will impact employers across the country. If you have an employee making less than $43,888 on July 1 or less than $58,656 on January 1, you’re going to have to start paying overtime. Download Paycor’s guide to learn: Which groups of employees are affected? How should you classify employees? Best ways to mitigate risk.

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House Passes Tax Relief Act With a Decisive Bipartisan Vote

Withum

The House of Representatives passed Rep. Jason Smith’s sponsored bill H.R. 7024, Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024 , by a wide bipartisan vote of 357 to 70 yesterday evening. While the decisive vote helps to focus the Senate discussion, the ability and timing for the Senate to vote on the bill remains unclear. The bill includes tax legislation to help small and private businesses, including the ability to immediately expense domestic research and experimental expenditures

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Acterys xP&A Suite Enters the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Financial Planning Software

Acterys

Innovative Features and Seamless Integrations Help Acterys Secure Its First Magic Quadrant Appearance (Chicago, Il., January 26, 2024) – Acterys, a leading provider of financial planning software, is proud to announce its inclusion in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Financial Planning Software. This recognition highlights Acterys’ commitment to delivering innovative solutions that streamline and automate financial planning processes for organizations worldwide.

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Three Skills Every Accountant Needs to Differentiate and Scale Their Firm

CPA Practice

By Adam Lean. It used to be that all an accountant had to do to earn respect, win over new clients, and have a growing firm was simply be a great accountant. Those days are over. They’re over for a few reasons: Reason #1: Most clients don’t value accounting as much as we think they should. Reason #2: Most clients (especially business owners) would rather their accountant give them advice (instead of simply being a recorder of the past).

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Problems found in new IRS online 1099 portal

Accounting Today

The Internal Revenue Service has been working to resolve a problem that was preventing businesses and tax professionals from using a new online portal where they could file their 1099 forms for free.

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Planning Your Restaurant's Path to Profitability

Speaker: James Kahler, COO of Full Course

Ever wondered where to splurge and where to safely conserve when it comes to operating and growing your restaurant? 🤔 Join James Kahler, COO of Full Course and industry visionary, in this new webinar where he'll talk all about best practices to invest in your restaurant's success! Whether you're a new business or an established restaurant, a seasoned pro or a rookie, you'll learn the keys to sustainable success in this competitive industry.

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Kevin Baldus Joins Anders as Chief Information Officer

Anders CPA

Anders welcomes Kevin Baldus as the firm’s new Chief Information Officer. Kevin’s addition to the leadership team supports the firm’s strategic focus on leveraging technology to enhance client service, streamline internal processes and drive innovation. As CIO, Kevin will help the firm improve internal processes, mitigate cybersecurity risk, increase efficiencies and help transform the way business is done through technology in line with the firm’s strategic plan.

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4 Efficient Growth Strategies for Technology Businesses

Cherry Bekaert

For technology companies, “efficiency” isn’t just another buzzword. It’s a strategic imperative, and the pursuit of efficiency has emerged as a critical factor in driving sustainable growth. Our “Year of Efficiency” podcast series recently featured four key areas in which technology company CEOs and CFOs should focus on in the continual quest for improved business processes and substantial growth.

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Report: Small Businesses Continue to Add New Jobs in January 2024

CPA Practice

According to the Paychex Small Business Employment Watch, January marks the 34th consecutive month of job growth for U.S. small businesses. Wage growth for workers continues to stabilize in the new year with hourly earnings growth remaining essentially unchanged since November at 3.47%. “As we begin 2024, job growth in small businesses is continuing at a steady pace,” says John Gibson , Paychex president and CEO.

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Melancon looks to build accounting pipeline amid tax changes

Accounting Today

American Institute of CPAs president and CEO Barry Melancon discussed the new tax extenders bill that's working its way through Congress, along with a variety of issues affecting the accounting profession, during a wide-ranging talk Thursday at the Accountants Club of America in New York.

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How Automation is Driving Efficiency Through the Last Mile of Reporting

Speaker: Jamie Eagan

As organizations strive for agility and efficiency, it's imperative for finance leaders to embrace innovative technologies and redefine traditional processes. Join us as we explore the pivotal role of digitalization and automation in reshaping what is commonly referred to as the “last mile of reporting”. We’ll deep-dive into why digitalization is no longer a choice, but a necessity for finance departments to stay competitive in a fast-paced environment touching on: 2024 trends for the Office of

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HLB International Named Best Cross-Border Collaboration for Tax Solutions Global 2023 by Capital Financial International

Withum

Withum’s global advisory and accounting network, HLB International, has been named the Best Cross-Border Collaboration for Tax Solutions Global 2023 by Capital Financial International (CFI). Pictured: Dave Springsteen, Withum Partner Emeritus, HLB Global Tax, Surabhi Bansal, Shannon Smith, Kimberlee SP Murphy, Partner, Withum International Services Practice Leader, Christian Jahndorf, Nick Farmer.

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Acumatica Will Return to Las Vegas for 2025

Insightful Accountant

During the 2nd-day of their 2024 Summit, Acumatica announced the event’s date and location for 2025. They also premiere new features and functionalities that will be implemented with their 2024R1 and R2 updates.

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3 Ways to Reduce Taxes on Investment Earnings

CPA Practice

By David McGill, Kiplinger Consumer News Service (TNS) When it comes to investing and growing wealth to secure your financial future, it isn’t how much you make that matters most—it’s how much you keep. And yet, investors often overlook the critical role tax efficiency can play in successful retirement planning. The strategic management of your investments can help you minimize what you owe, maximize what you earn (and hold on to) and build a nest egg that will last longer for you and your heirs

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Reshaping the pyramid

Accounting Today

The accounting profession is in the midst of a vast experiment with a host of new ways to structure how firms are owned and managed.

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Thinking About How To Lessen Your Burden During Month-End Close? Skystem Can Help!

Most people dread the nearing of the month-end close and reconciliation process, and who can blame them? It's typically a tedious, long, stressful process; but it doesn't have to be. Implementing automation into your month-end process can significantly reduce this headache by automating up to 40% of your reconciliation and saving nearly 30% of your time spent.

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We’re retiring the classic version of Xero invoicing

Xero

We’ve had two versions of our invoicing feature for a while now — classic invoicing and new invoicing. The new version is built on the latest technology and features time-saving tools that make it easier to customise your invoices and simplify the way you get paid. Our teams have big plans to add even more value to the new version of invoicing in the future, including features that we know are important to you.

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Anders Raises Nearly $400,000 for Charitable Organizations in Latest Community Impact Report 

Anders CPA

As one of the Anders core values, Generosity is present at every level of the firm. Individually and collectively, we’re proud to give back to charitable organizations and foster an environment where people offer their time, skills and resources to improve our communities. To help showcase the efforts of our firm and employees, we’re proud to present our 8th annual Community Impact Report.

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Nearly 40% of CFOs Don’t Completely Trust Their Financial Data

CPA Practice

New research shows that nearly 40% of CFOs around the world do not completely trust the accuracy of their organization’s financial data – creating challenges for strategic decision-making at a time when global business leaders are confronted with a wide range of external challenges. Confidence in cash flow visibility also remains stubbornly low, making it difficult for organizations to respond to unexpected market changes, according to a survey commissioned by digital finance transformation lead

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IRS kicks off tax season with extended hours, service and tools

Accounting Today

The Internal Revenue Service began accepting tax returns Monday, promising improved help to taxpayers and new resources both in-person and online.

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How to Build the Ideal HR Team

HR doesn’t exist in a vacuum. This work impacts everyone: from the C-Suite to your newest hire. It also drives results. Learn how to make it all happen in Paycor’s latest guide.