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How to Calculate Total Revenue in Accounting [With Examples]

Patriot Software

Keeping an eye on your business’s finances is oh-so-important if you want your company to thrive and grow. This includes monitoring your financial statements and calculating financial figures, such as total revenue. Get the lowdown on how to calculate total revenue and ways to use it to benefit your business. What is total revenue?

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Making the (use) case for AI

Accounting Today

Accounting firms that have embraced artificial intelligence are primarily using it to analyze documents, automate tasks and bolster client communication.

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4 Accounting Transactions that Use Journal Entries and How to Enter them in QBO

Ronika Khanna CPA,CA

Accounting software has come a long way in the past few years. Although a good bookkeeper can be invaluable, It has become fairly easy for business owners and their support staff to take on the responsibility of entering day to day transactions while they employ accountants for the more complex aspects of their accounting and tax. When using accounting software such as Quickbooks Online , the majority of transactions relate to invoicing customers, supplier bills and categorizing expenses that ha

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Real Accounts: What to Know About These Permanent Accounts

Patriot Software

In accounting, you deal with a variety of accounts to balance and organize your books. One type of account you will likely run into is a real account. But, what are real accounts exactly? And, how does it differ from other accounts in accounting?

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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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Getting to Know QuickBooks Desktop Alternatives

Insightful Accountant

During the upcoming Insightful Accountant Future Forward Event Murph will be presenting two sessions on Migrating from QuickBooks Desktop. One focuses on apps suitable for QBD Pro users, and the other QBD Premier users.

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6 ways to use AI in your firm

Accounting Today

They say artificial intelligence will change the world, and in many ways, it already has. But AI's rapid advancements have been a source of stress for professionals like accountants. Will you be automated out of a job?

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Decoding carbon accounting

Accounting Today

It's crucial to understand the significant impact businesses have on the environment — and accounting for carbon emissions is a fundamental step in this process.

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51 Accounting Scholarships Awarded by MassCPAs

CPA Practice

The Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MassCPAs) is proud to announce its investment in the future of accounting by awarding $182,500 in scholarships to 51 outstanding students across the state. These scholarships, presented through the MassCPAs Educational Foundation Scholarship Program, recognize exceptional academic performance and commitment to the accounting profession.

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Types of Audits: Breaking Down 9 Different Audits

Patriot Software

As a small business owner, you need to conduct regular audits to ensure your records are accurate. Although many business owners dislike the idea of auditing, audits can be beneficial to your company. Learn more about the different types of audit below.

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Sales Tax Updates: What’s new in sales tax for April?

TaxConnex

There’s always something changing in the world of tax, especially sales tax. Here’s a review of some of the recent changes and updates. Leveling the field. A bill that would raise the online sales tax in Alabama is progressing with state lawmakers. The current Alabama sales tax is 8% for online purchases, the same as for purchases at the state’s brick-and-mortar stores.

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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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Protect Your Startup’s Finances: 12 Proactive Risk Management Tips

BurklandAssociates

Mitigate financial risks at your startup and help ensure a smooth path towards sustainable growth and long-term success with these tips. The post Protect Your Startup’s Finances: 12 Proactive Risk Management Tips appeared first on Burkland.

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Next Generation FP&A with Acterys: 5 takeaways from the Workshop

Acterys

Acterys’ esteemed Italian partner, Bi Factory , recently hosted the “Next Generation FP&A” workshop on April 11, 2024. This event was specifically arranged for Italian organizations aiming to refine their planning and analytics processes. Featuring profound insights from industry experts at Bi Factory, including Franco Perduca (CEO and CTO), Sara Bozzo (CEO and Team Lead), and Walter Gabetta (Head of Global Business Relationship), the workshop attracted numerous companies a

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Generative AI may let tax pros charge more

Accounting Today

A recent survey has found that 40% of tax professionals believe generative AI will allow them to demand higher rates, in comparison to 6% who said rates will decrease.

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IRS Chief: $400 Million in ERC Claims Have Been Withdrawn

CPA Practice

During testimony before a House Appropriations subcommittee on May 7, IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel said almost $400 million in unpaid employee retention credit (ERC) claims have been withdrawn by taxpayers since the agency put a moratorium on processing new claims last September. In addition, Werfel told lawmakers on the panel that the IRS has received $777 million from businesses that voluntarily returned the tax credit after being found ineligible.

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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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Note to Partners: Make Sure Your Interns and Associates Know How to Avoid Sus Links and Phishing

Going Concern

Remember the Deloitte survey a while back that found Gen Zers were more than twice as likely as boomers to have their social media account hacked * (17% vs. 8%) and three times more likely than boomers to fall for an online scam (16% vs. 5%)? A refresher: Deloitte Survey Finds Zoomers Are 3x More Likely to Fall For Scams Than Boomers So Why Don’t More of Them Work at Deloitte Today EY released the results of its 2024 Human Risk in Cybersecurity Survey and Gen Z workers who use work-issued

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Virginia Pass-Through Entity Tax Updates

Cherry Bekaert

In the most recent episode of Cherry Bekaert’s Tax Services podcast, we focus on the Virginia pass-through entity tax (PTET) election. Join Cathie Shaw , partner at Cherry Bekaert, and Tony Konkol , State and Local Tax Manager, as they navigate the intricacies of this important topic. The Virginia PTET election is a crucial consideration for businesses operating in the state.

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CLA acquires AI company Engine B

Accounting Today

CliftonLarsonAllen, a Top 10 Firm, has acquired Engine B, a London-based company that helps accounting firms get more insights from their clients' data, effective May 1.

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How CPAs Are Evolving Into Strategic Advisors

CPA Practice

By Dr. Sangeeta Chhabra There is no question about how CPAs have evolved in their role over the past couple of decades, but what has really been behind it and, more importantly, how do you they get there? As the business world sees a paradigm shift in the form of technological innovations, global operations, and government regulations, traditional roles and responsibilities of professionals are evolving for the better.

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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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Let’s Brainstorm Shopping Ideas For Underwear Strong Enough to Accommodate This PwC CEO’s Massive Balls

Going Concern

It’s been a little over a year since Australian Financial Review uncovered a scandal when it peered underneath the rug PwC Australia was trying to hide its dirty business under, a scandal that saw a trusted partner using his position on a government tax panel to monetize confidential information that clients could use to get ahead of an upcoming change in tax law.

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"Thank You" Intuit Trainer/Writer Network Members

Insightful Accountant

While Intuit has sunset the Trainer/Writer network and gone back to the drawing board on how to provide training and education for the QuickBooks Community, Insightful Accountant wants to thank all Trainer/Writer Network members.

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House approves repeal of SEC crypto rule

Accounting Today

The House passed a bill that would repeal the SEC's SAB 121, which requires custodians to list digital currency as a liability on their balance sheets. However the president said he'd veto the bill.

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IRS Increases HSA Contribution Limits for 2025

CPA Practice

Beginning in January, you’ll be able to contribute more to your health savings account (HSA), as the IRS released its annual inflation adjustments for HSA owners on May 9. For calendar year 2025, the annual contribution limit for an individual with self-only coverage under a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) will be $4,300. For an individual with family coverage, the amount will be $8,550.

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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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Imagine the Chaos If the PCAOB Starts Naming and Shaming Audit Deficiency Clients

Going Concern

In its desperate quest to appear as though it does something of value to capital markets, the PCAOB is considering putting company names to inspection report deficiencies according to a recent story by Wall Street Journal. Currently, the PCAOB refers to clients as Issuer A, B, C etc. and includes only the client’s industry. Here’s an example from KPMG’s sketchy 2022 PCAOB inspection report : A Part IA deficiency like the one in the screenshot above is of such significance that

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Contributing App Analysts for eCommerce Needed

Insightful Accountant

While we received some 'generic' App interest to our last posting, Insightful Accountant is currently looking for a few good ProAdvisors who can provide analysis specifically of eCommerce apps.

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PCAOB sanctions auditors over audit evidence

Accounting Today

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board sanctioned three auditors from Florida accounting firm Liggett & Webb for violations involving audit evidence, professional skepticism, and other matters.

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AICPA News – May 2024

CPA Practice

AICPA News is a recap of recent announcements from the American Institute of CPAs. Innovative Program to Ease Attainment of CPA Education Requirement Gets Off to Quick Start AICPA reports that a pilot program to help accounting graduates earn the required academic credits for CPA licensure is off to a quick start and has earned positive reviews in limited feedback so far from students and the accounting firms that employ them.

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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.

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Canopy Raises $35M in New Funding Round

Canopy Accounting

South Jordan, UT – [May 8, 2024] – Canopy, the firm-wide operating system that helps accountants build the firm they’ve always wanted , is thrilled to announce the successful raising of $35 million in an oversubscribed round. The round was led by Ten Coves Capital and Ankona Capital, with participation from Pelion Venture Partners, Tenaya Capital, and NewView Capital.

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Sikich Is the Latest Firm to Take an Outside Capital Injection

Going Concern

Good gosh that’s a firm handshake. Bain Capital’s PR people announced this morning that BC is putting $250 million into Top 30 firm Sikich (which we always want to type out as Sickish), an investment only slightly less than the Naperville, Illinois firm’s last reported revenue of $316,397,417 (per the IPA Top 500 ). That’s quite the growth bet.

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Sikich gets $250M PE funding from Bain

Accounting Today

Sikich LLC, a Top 50 Firm based in Chicago, has snagged a $250 million minority investment from private equity firm Bain Capital to fund further acquisitions and growth, becoming the latest in a series of firms to score PE money.

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AI Spurs Rise in Cybersecurity Among U.S. Workers

CPA Practice

Widespread concerns are growing among U.S. employees about escalating cybersecurity threats in the workplace, with 53% worried their organization will be the target of a cyber attack and a third (34%) worried that they may be the ones leaving their organization vulnerable due to their actions, according to new data from Ernst & Young LLP ( EY US ).

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Join the Instant Payment Revolution: Read 7 Must-Know Facts for Small Businesses

Technology evolves at lightning speed, and as finance keeps changing, instant payments emerge as a game-changer for small businesses. By 2030, instant payments are projected to surge by 289% and will become the new norm in financial transactions. Our whitepaper reveals seven must-know facts about instant payments, offering to help you navigate this financial revolution effectively.