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IRS warns tax pros to beware of identity theft

Accounting Today

The Internal Revenue Service issued a warning to tax professionals to be on guard against the identity thieves who are targeting them and their clients.

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What is CAS Accounting? What You Need To Know | Canopy

Canopy Accounting

CAS firms focus on advisory accounting services rather than a compliance-heavy service. But, what exactly is it? Learn more below! By now, you’ve probably heard of CAS, CAAS, advisory accounting, accounting and advisory services—or whatever you want to call it! This trend in the accounting industry transitions to a focus on advisory accounting services rather than a compliance-heavy service.

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ChatGPT Accounting: 13 Ways Accountants Can Use ChatGPT Now

Ryan Lazanis

ChatGPT has taken the digital world by storm. Discover how this revolutionary AI chatbot can enhance accuracy and efficiency in your firm. The post ChatGPT Accounting: 13 Ways Accountants Can Use ChatGPT Now appeared first on Future Firm.

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Avoid These Common Accounting Mistakes for Growing Businesses

AccountingDepartment

Growing a business can be an exhilarating experience, but it comes with its fair share of challenges. One crucial area that requires meticulous attention is accounting. Proper accounting practices are the backbone of financial stability and growth, yet many small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) often overlook them.

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5 Steps to Shield Your Business: The Ultimate Guide to Avoiding Payment Fraud

As scams grow more sophisticated, it's crucial to stay proactive in defending against these threats. This guide equips CFOs, accountants, and business leaders with five essential steps—from fundamental safeguards to advanced security measures to strengthen your financial defenses. From enhancing data security to implementing fraud detection tools and safeguarding financial transactions, this guide provides expert advice that could save your company millions.

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Overtime Pay Changes Seriously Affecting Your Mount Vernon Business

SkagitCountyTaxServices

The barcode is so commonplace you kind of forget that it was the cutting edge of retail technology once upon a time. Now, you probably only think about it when you scan it at the register (BEEP). But this year is, in fact, its 50th anniversary. But, as commonplace as the barcode is, it’s facing an upgrade, aka the QR code — the more sophisticated, more informative, and more interactive improvement on the everyday barcode.

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IRS finalizes regs on stock repurchase tax

Accounting Today

The IRS and Treasury Department released final regulations on how companies and tax pros should report and pay the 1% excise tax on corporate stock repurchases.

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How Technology Can Address Two Big Problems at Accounting Firms

CPA Practice

By Brad Barkin Small accounting and financial services firms are facing escalating operation threats and vulnerabilities. Cybercrime is on the rise, with PwC reporting a 30% higher risk of cybersecurity attacks for financial firms. Additionally, accounting, tax preparation, and bookkeeping firms are navigating a growing staffing shortage. Technology can address both of these problems, from improved cybersecurity platforms to artificial intelligence-based tools to take over the routine processes

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10 digital trends to build a value-driven controllership

Accounting Today

Here's how to go beyond routine process automation and apply strategies that bolster efficiency, autonomy and value for the controllership function.

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How Firms Can Maximize the Potential of a Multigenerational Workforce

CPA Practice

CPA firm leaders that view their multigenerational workforce as a source of competitive advantage have the right outlook. Sure, it can be challenging to create a cohesive and productive work environment when you have four or even five different generations working in your organization. But harnessing the strengths of each group, from the Silent Generation to Generation Z, can create significant upside for your business — and help position your firm for future success.

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Startup Success – Highlights from the Past 6 Months of Our Podcast Series

BurklandAssociates

As our special 100th episode approaches in September, we look back at inspiring stories and insights from the first half of 2024. The post Startup Success – Highlights from the Past 6 Months of Our Podcast Series appeared first on Burkland.

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How to Navigate Revenue and Expense Management: Competitive Insights for Financial Success

Speaker: Hilary Akhaabi, PhD - Founder, Chief Financial & Operations Officer at Go Africa Global

In the fast-paced world of corporate finance, staying ahead of the curve is crucial for sustainable growth and profitability. This exclusive webinar with leading expert Hilary Akhaabi, PhD, will teach you practical ways to navigate complex financial landscapes and enhance your company's revenue management capabilities. Whether you're aiming to refine your financial strategies or seeking innovative solutions to drive performance, this new session is for you!

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BDO Is in Damage Control Mode

Going Concern

The other day, BDO USA released a press release entitled “BDO Strengthens Audit Quality Commitment with Addition of Second Independent Member on Audit Quality Advisory Council ,”the content of which strongly suggests that their next Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) inspection is going to be hot garbage. No, not suggests.

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Practice Profile: A hand up for young accountants

Accounting Today

Huselton, Morgan and Maultsby's Student Leadership Program aims to steer more students into accounting — and prepare them for other decisions down the line.

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How to Use ChatGPT to Create Attention-Grabbing Marketing Content

CPA Practice

By Sandi Smith Leyva. One of my favorite ways to use ChatGPT is for suggesting titles for articles, blogs, and email subject lines. Of course, it can also write articles, blog posts, email event notices, client correspondence, and social media posts, to name a few. In this article, I’ll focus on its ability to write good titles and subject lines as well as end with a somewhat creative approach to generating blog posts.

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How Generative AI (GenAI) can empower corporate tax departments

ThomsonReuters

The recent surge in artificial intelligence advancements has started to transform the professional services industry, and corporate tax departments are no exception. Generative Artificial Intelligence ( GenAI ) presents a game-changing opportunity to transform corporate tax operations by enhancing human capabilities and driving strategic decision-making.

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3 Must-Have Reports to Help Financial and Accounting Firms Become More Profitable

Bizinta highlights three crucial reports for financial and accounting consultancies to enhance profitability: Utilization Reporting maximizes billable hours Profitability by Consultant identifies top performers Contribution by Client prioritizes high-value clients These reports provide accurate insights, replacing guesswork with data-driven decisions.

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Here’s a Little Something For Anyone Who’s Missing the Sweet Sound of IRS Hold Music

Going Concern

I’m in the middle of a tedious admin project that involves digging back through our archive to update old posts I’ve long forgot about and one such forgotten post I stumbled across was this: Some Guy Made a Bangin’ Cover of the IRS Hold Music and You Need to Hear It Some Guy Made a Bangin’ Cover of the IRS Hold Music and You Need to Hear It Seeing that post reminded me that some months ago, we were informed of yet another — perhaps even superior — remix of IRS hold

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Ask Darren Root Anything

Canopy Accounting

Darren Root will be sitting down with Canopy CEO Davis Bell to discuss the future of accounting and most of all, answering your questions. You can submit questions for Darren as part of the registration process for the webinar.

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Female Entrepreneurs Are Starting Businesses at Record Rates, Gusto Says

CPA Practice

By Dina Segal, Fast Company (TNS) We’re in the midst of a post-pandemic small business revival: Americans have started more new businesses last year than ever since data collection started. Female entrepreneurs are a major driver of that growth. New data from my company, Gusto, shows that women started half of all new businesses in 2023. This is compared to a mere 29% in 2019.

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How to Complete a Market Analysis the Right Way

Patriot Software

When you start a business, do you just wing it? Or, do you take time to plan and research your strategies before you jump into the market? If you’re like most entrepreneurs, you probably prepare your business before taking the plunge.

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How To Streamline Finance Operations Through Automation

Speaker: Claire Grosjean

In today’s fast-paced business environment, finance professionals are under increasing pressure to optimize operations and drive strategic value. As a result, automation has become a core part of business strategy, offering unprecedented opportunities to streamline operations and drive efficiency. Join esteemed global finance and operations executive, Claire Grosjean, for a comprehensive guide on how to harness automation’s power through strategic collaboration with functional leaders.

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It’s the Dawn of a New Era at EY Today

Going Concern

On November 15, 2023, EY announced then-Regional Managing Partner, EY Americas Financial Services Organization (FSO) Janet Truncale would be taking the reins from departing EY Global Chair and CEO Carmine Di Sibio and the baton would be officially handed off July 1. As in today. It was a given that Carmine, an enthusiastic promoter of the Project Everest plan to split audit and consulting practices , would probably make an exit after the much-hyped plan was shelved last April.

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No Cost QuickBooks Bill Pay Elite Available for ProAdvisors

Insightful Accountant

Intuit is offering QuickBooks Bill Pay Elite to ProAdvisors and QBO-Accountant firms at no cost. We always want you to know when Intuit is offering a perk.

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Survey: 4 in 10 Businesses Have Posted a Fake Job in the Last Year

CPA Practice

By Sarah Lynch, Inc. (TNS) Companies are hiring—but in some cases, they might only be pretending to. Four in 10 companies have posted a fake job in the last year, according to 649 hiring managers in a recent survey from the job-seeking site ResumeBuilder.com. Some posted just a handful, while others—13 percent—posted 75 or more. Today, eight in 10 of companies that have posted a fake job posting still have one actively listed.

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Legal expert discusses federal labor ramifications of overturning Chevron Doctrine

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In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court overturned the longstanding Chevron doctrine, significantly altering the landscape of federal agency authority. The ruling, known as the Loper decision , marks a seismic shift in how federal agencies interpret and enforce statutes. Checkpoint Payroll Update recently spoke with Alexander T. MacDonald, Shareholder and member of the Workplace Policy Institute at Littler, to understand how the Loper decision may affect federal labor and employment law.

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How to Elevate Your CPA Services and Grow Your Business

As a CPA, your expertise is invaluable to your clients. By partnering with Fincent, you can enhance your service offerings and streamline financial management for your clients. Our platform provides real-time financial reports, cash flow tracking, automated posting of banking transactions to reduce errors, and powerful search capabilities. With Fincent, you can focus on high-value services while we handle the day-to-day bookkeeping tasks.

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Weekend Discussion: Let’s Talk Counteroffers

Going Concern

Earlier this week, a recruiter told me a story about a job seeker who was already employed but looking to jump elsewhere. She interviewed with a firm that really loved her and they were eager to hire her immediately but in the end she declined their offer saying she talked it over with the firm she was with and decided to stay. Clearly her firm had sweetened the pot to entice her to stick around.

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Ask what you can do for your profession

Accounting Today

Whether there will be a next generation of accountants is, in many ways, up to all of us.

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IRS: Security Threats Against Tax Pros Remain a Daily Threat

CPA Practice

Tax practitioners continue to be targeted on a daily basis by cybercriminals whose objective is to steal their clients’ data so they can file fraudulent tax returns that better impersonate their victims and are harder to detect, the IRS warned on July 2. Through the spring, IRS stakeholder liaisons had received reports of nearly 200 tax professional data incidents potentially affecting up to 180,000 clients.

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5 ways tax professionals should prepare for GenAI expectations

ThomsonReuters

Jump to: The current state of GenAI training The future of GenAI training 5 ways tax professionals should prepare for expectations What to look for in an AI assistant 2024 GenAI in Professional Services Discover perceptions, usage, and impact on the future of work View full report As generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) continues to evolve, its impact on the tax profession is becoming increasingly significant.

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How to Avoid Getting Ghosted: Top 3 Secrets to Staying Relevant with Gen Z

Speaker: Brian Muse-McKenney, Chief Revenue Officer & Matt Simester, Cards and Payments Expert

In today’s world of social media, dating apps, and remote work, businesses risk becoming irrelevant or getting "ghosted" if they fail to meet the evolving needs of Gen Z consumers. In this new webinar, Brian Muse-McKenney of Episode Six and Matt Simester of Payments Consultancy Limited will reveal key considerations banks should factor into their efforts to develop target products for the next generation of bank customers.

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UK General Election: The tax implications of a new, Labour government?

Wellers Accounting

Chris Thompson speculates off the 2024 UK General Election result how the newly elected Labour government could raise taxes.

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How Accounting Can Impact Your Fundraising Strategies

GrowthForceBlog

6 min read July 5th, 2024 Beyond compliance and annual reporting, fundraising and accounting might not seem inextricably linked. Key Takeaways Maximize the Use of Restricted and Unrestricted Funds: The most valuable type of donation a nonprofit can receive is a contribution of unrestricted funds because this money can be used for any purpose, whether it be spent directly on the mission or on overhead expenses… Use Accounting Software and Organization-Wide Integrations: No nonprofit team has the

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What the Supreme Court Striking Down Chevron Means For the IRS

CPA Practice

By Kelley R. Taylor, Kiplinger Consumer News Service (TNS) In a 114-page decision issued June 28, the U.S. Supreme Court overruled the Chevron doctrine, fundamentally altering the landscape of administrative law. The 6-3 ruling came in Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo and a related case, Relentless Inc. v. Department of Commerce. As Kiplinger reported, Loper Bright involved a National Marine Fisheries Service regulation requiring commercial fisheries to pay about $700 daily for an ind

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IRS offers relief on reporting renewable energy tax credits

Accounting Today

The IRS's Large Business and International Division is providing companies that claim tax credits for renewable energy and electricity projects an expedited way to report them.

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Navigating the Automation Landscape: Selecting Tools That Fit Your Business

Speaker: Gary Dmitriev

Our upcoming webinar aims to demystify the process of selecting and implementing automation tools for financial institutes. This session will provide your roadmap for vetting potential solutions, focusing on due diligence, vendor assessments, and aligning technology with strategic goals. We’ll also address the critical issue of innovation fatigue, offering tips on maintaining enthusiasm and momentum for new initiatives.