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Foundational skills for young accountants

Accounting Today

Experts highlight tech savviness and strong communication as key skills for early-career accountants.

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Here’s the Projected Pay Range for Seven Accounting and Tax Roles in 2024

CPA Practice

Salaries for an accountant are expected to range, depending on experience, from $57,719 to $104,788 in 2024, as the balance of power tilts slightly back toward employers with the Great Resignation winding down , according to the 2024 Salary Guide from staffing agency Randstad USA. “Recent years have seen a talent market dominated by rising salaries, candidate scarcity, and the vast majority of power sitting with the candidates themselves, rather than employers.

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Tax season so far: Looking for answers

Accounting Today

Taxpayers are accessing the IRS website much more this year than last to find the answers they need, with more than 410 millions visits through March 15.

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How Agency Owners Can Work Less and Earn More with Karl Sakas

Summit CPA

Karl Sakas reveals how he gets clients through growth plateaus while working less and earning more through marketing agency operations.

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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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Three-year-old startup bets AI can help fix accountant shortage

Accounting Today

Fieldguide raised $30 million in funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners to further its goal of using AI to alleviate an acute shortage of accountants worldwide.

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Chris Meyer on Empowering Accountants: Enhancing QuickBooks Online Analytics with Finatical Software

Insightful Accountant

Gary DeHart hosted the Accounting Insiders podcast with Chris Meyer, CEO of Finatical Software. They discussed Chris's transition from accounting to software development and his focus on financial analytic solutions for QuickBooks Online users.

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Accountant Accused of Stealing From Clients Arrested For Third Time, Police Say

CPA Practice

By Josh LaBella, The Register Citizen, Torrington, Conn. (TNS) A local accountant has been accused for a third time of stealing from a client, police said. New Milford (Connecticut) police said Monday that Carl Benjamin Anderson was arrested March 12 and charged with third-degree larceny. Police said Anderson was found stealing from a local small business owner who hired him to perform bookkeeping services.

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Art of Accounting: Taking your practice to next level

Accounting Today

Growing a firm is difficult, but not growing it could be more difficult.

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6 Steps to Getting Sales Tax Right in 2024

TaxConnex

We are at the end of Q1 of 2024 and continue to discuss how to ensure your business is set up to get sales tax right in 2024. If you’re like the over 49% of businesses who participated in our annual sales tax trends survey and are unsatisfied with the way you are managing sales tax, then you’re in the right place. The complexities surrounding managing your sales and use tax obligations continue to evolve and perplex businesses of all sizes.

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Cost Benefits of a Fractional CFO vs. Full-Time CFO for Startups

BurklandAssociates

For venture-backed startups looking to optimize costs without compromising on financial expertise, hiring a fractional CFO can be a game-changer. The post Cost Benefits of a Fractional CFO vs. Full-Time CFO for Startups appeared first on Burkland.

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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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Navigating Business Tax Services in Whittier, California

MyIRSRelief

In the bustling city of Whittier, California, businesses face a myriad of tax-related challenges that can significantly impact their operations and financial health. From business tax preparation to dealing with unpaid back taxes and navigating complex audits, the tax landscape can be daunting. This article aims to provide a detailed overview of various business tax services, focusing on the needs of businesses in Whittier, California, and how they can effectively manage their tax obligations.

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How Miami Became a Hub of PPP Fraud After Pandemic

CPA Practice

By Jay Weaver, Miami Herald (via TNS). When the coronavirus threatened to turn the nation into a graveyard of failed businesses, Congress rushed through an emergency loan program: about $800 billion — roughly the size of the annual defense budget — was doled out in a matter of months to millions of companies. There were few strings attached: the U.S.

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Is there room for number crunchers?

Accounting Today

Is the age of the bookkeeper coming to an end? Is the payroll specialist an endangered species? Are the days of the tax preparer who focuses on basic 1040s numbered?

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Cheap-Ass Firms Are Loving This Outsourcing Thing

Going Concern

Is no one concerned about the brain drain happening at the lowest levels as all the grunt work that used to train newbies gets sent overseas? Are we quickly headed toward a world where entire teams from manager on down are in another country? And does this mean clients will get a break on fees since the talent is so much cheaper? LOL to that last one.

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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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Glazier to Union Leader: An Interview With Trailblazer Madison Hull

Withum

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Withum’s Multiemployer Benefit Plans and Labor Unions Service Partner, Jessica Roster , had an insightful conversation with Madison Hull, the Director of Service and President at District Council 16 International Union of Painters & Allied Trades. Madison’s professional journey is nothing short of remarkable.

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IRS: Time is Running Out to Collect Over $1 Billion in Tax Refunds For 2020

CPA Practice

By Alvin Buyinza, masslive.com (TNS) Nearly 940,000 Americans have unclaimed tax returns from 2020 and face a May 17 deadline if they want to get it back, the IRS announced on Monday. Due to the hundreds of thousands of Americans who’ve yet to file their 2020 tax returns, the IRS estimates there are more than $1 billion in unclaimed tax refunds, the agency stated in a news release.

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Tax the rich is actually a popular bipartisan stance, poll shows

Accounting Today

Fully 69% of registered voters in seven swing states say they favor higher taxes on billionaires, and they support higher income taxes on people who make more than $400,000 a year by the same margin.

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Mayo-on-Fries Mazars Might Join KPMG and Deloitte in the Exam Cheating Hall of Shame

Going Concern

Last July, Dutch news revealed that least 500 staff at KPMG Netherlands were cheating of the same kind that earned our KPMG a $50 million fine from the SEC in 2019 that, to be fair, was lumped in with much worse attempts to cheat on PCAOB inspections. When the cheating at KPMG NL went public, it was suggested the PCAOB may get involved because they are the United States military of accountancy services in the world.

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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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Navigating the Complexities of Delaware Statutory Trusts

Cherry Bekaert

A Delaware Statutory Trust (DST) is a real estate investment vehicle structured as a separate legal entity. DSTs are considered securities under federal law and hold fractional interest. They are treated like direct property ownership for tax purposes, which meet the requirements of like-kind property and qualify as replacement property for a Sec. 1031 exchange.

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IRS on Track to Give Fewest Tax Refunds in at Least 15 Years, Data Shows

CPA Practice

By Dave Eisenstadter, masslive.com (TNS) With this year’s tax filing deadline approaching, IRS reporting continues to show millions fewer refunds this year compared with last year. Records obtained from the IRS show that this year’s tax season is on track to have the fewest refunds in at least 15 years. As of the week ending March 15, the most recent data available , the IRS had issued just over 49 million tax refunds, close to 9% lower than at that point in the tax season last year, when near

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Xero invoicing: how we’re building a smarter, more flexible future

Xero

We recently announced that we’ll be retiring the older version of our invoicing product — classic invoicing — on 2 September 2024. We know you have plenty of questions and concerns about this change, so we thought we’d share an update on what’s happening behind the scenes. The good news: our teams are busy building a new invoicing product that is going to give you far more flexibility and customisation in the future, with beautiful checkout experiences and unlimited payment methods.

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Deloitte Partners Tragically Hit With “Improvement Required” Performance Ratings For Backdating Workpapers

Going Concern

Do you guys remember the Deloitte auditors in Canada who were busted changing the clocks on their computers to backdate workpapers ? The reason they took the extraordinary step of changing the clocks on their computers is due to a software feature Deloitte added to their audit suite explicitly intended to prevent the backdating of workpapers. The feature was explained ad nauseam to partners and staff alike after its implementation to make sure everyone understood that backdating workpapers is a

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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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Work Smarter with Microsoft Copilot and Office 365

Cherry Bekaert

Organizations across the globe are struggling to keep up with the pressure of demands and the pace of work. According to a Microsoft 2023 Work Trend Index Annual Report survey , 68% of people say they don’t have enough uninterrupted focus time at work; 62% of people are spending too much time searching for information; and 57% of an employee’s time is spent on communication through meetings, email and chat.

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The IRS Finally Has an Answer to TurboTax

CPA Practice

By Saahil Desai, The Atlantic Online (TNS) During the torture ritual that was doing my taxes this year, I was surprised to find myself giddy after reading these words: “You are now chatting with IRS Representative-1004671045.” I had gotten stuck trying to parse my W-2, which, under “Box 14: Other,” contained a mysterious $389.70 deduction from my overall pay last year.

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$1B in 2020 tax refunds remains unclaimed

Accounting Today

Time is running out for nearly 940,000 individuals to claim refunds from 2020, with a May 17 deadline approaching for filing the necessary tax returns.

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Weekend Discussion: Does Leadership Even Know What Gen AI Is?

Going Concern

KPMG put out results from a GenAI survey recently and it made this thought I’ve had bubbling in my mind for a while boil over: Does leadership even know what it is or are they just saying this because they don’t want to seem out of touch? Some key points from the KPMG survey, as key-pointed by KPMG: 97% of leaders are investing in GenAI over the next 12 months, with 43% of leaders saying their organizations plan to invest $100 million or more. 51% of leaders are currently measuring G

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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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Predictions for Post Election Tax Law Changes

Insightful Accountant

The Senate Finance Committee recently held a hearing to discuss Biden’s proposed budget and tax law changes and tax pros are now speculating what those proposals may mean for the rest of 2024.

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IRS’s ERC Crackdown Has Stopped $1 Billion in Fraudulent Claims

CPA Practice

By Kelley R. Taylor, Kiplinger Consumer News Service (TNS) In a recent announcement, the IRS revealed ongoing efforts to tackle erroneous Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERC) claims. The agency has protected over $1 billion in revenue in six months by increasing enforcement surrounding questionable ERC claims driven by aggressive and misleading marketing.

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Chester Ventura Named Banking & Finance Industry Visionary by LA Times

Withum

Withum is proud to share that Chester Ventura , CPA, has been recognized by LA Times B2B Publishing as a Banking & Finance Industry 2024 Visionary. The list includes the top trusted advisors in the Los Angeles area who routinely rise to meet ongoing challenges and help create financial security. Chester is a partner in Withum’s Los Angeles office and has over 20 years of experience providing attestation services for privately held companies.

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Surprise, There Was a Lot of COVID Relief Fraud

Going Concern

The IRS has announced via press release that Criminal Investigation (CI) has been busy investigating what could end up being almost $9 billion of fraud related to various COVID measures introduced four years ago. The announcement comes days after the IRS ended the Voluntary Disclosure Program that allowed ineligible businesses to repay claimed Employee Retention Credit (ERC) without penalty as long as the business reveals who pushed them to claim ERC in the first place.

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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.