Sat.Apr 20, 2024 - Fri.Apr 26, 2024

article thumbnail

Optimizing Cash Flow Management for E-Commerce Businesses

AccountingDepartment

In a dynamic industry where change is the only constant, good cash flow management stands as one of the most critical factors for the success of e-commerce businesses. Navigating the online retail waters is often turbulent, with fast-paced transactions and a myriad of financial nuances that demand efficiency and foresight. Poor cash flow management could capsize even the most promising ventures, while a firm grasp on financial inflows and outflows can propel your e-commerce business forward, ens

article thumbnail

The Future of Offshoring: Key Drivers and Success Factors

Accounting Insight

The global economic playing field is undergoing a significant shift. As a result, the way companies approach offshoring is likely to be fundamentally transformed. This transformation is being driven by four key factors that are leading to a surge in offshoring activity. Developments in technology: Recent progress in technology has made offshoring a practical and budget-friendly option for many businesses.

Account 100
Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

article thumbnail

Art of Accounting: I walked the talk

Accounting Today

Tax season is the best time of the year for memorable on-the-job experiences.

Account 73
article thumbnail

Illinois CPA Society Announces 2024 Outstanding Leadership Award Recipients

CPA Practice

The Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS)—one of the largest state societies serving the certified public accountant (CPA) community—has announced the honorees of its annual Outstanding Leadership Awards program, which celebrates distinguished leaders within the CPA profession through a variety of prestigious awards. “It’s an honor to formally recognize those who have gone above and beyond in their service to both our organization and the accounting profession,” says Geoffrey Brown, CAE, ICPAS president

Illinois 116
article thumbnail

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

article thumbnail

Audits Are a Joke and Here’s Why According to a Salty Old Industry Veteran

Going Concern

Ed. note: By “salty” I mean in the experienced sailor/pirate way, not the modern definition of someone who’s just mad because they suck. Industry OG and commentator Gene Marks has written an opinion piece for The Hill about what audits actually are that is less opinion and more brutal fact: Why you should be very skeptical of that auditor’s report.

audit 117
article thumbnail

Everything you need to know about HMRC’s Making Tax Digital programme

Accounting Insight

The first pilot for the Making Tax Digital (MTD), Income Tax Self-Assessment (ITSA), begins on 22 April 2024. Here’s what businesses, landlords and accountants need to know, and how they can prepare for the upcoming changes. In the coming years, we’ll be stepping into a new era of tax filing, one marked by a shift from traditional paper-based processes to a digital-first approach.

Tax 64

More Trending

article thumbnail

Survey Shows Divide Among Finance Pros When it Comes to the Future of Finance

CPA Practice

The AICPA & CIMA have released their “Redefining Finance for a Sustainable World ” white paper, the latest iteration of their Future of Finance research program. Originally launched in 2019 as the Re-inventing finance for a digital world white paper, this extensive global research program explores the future of the accounting and finance profession in the age of disruption and its broader ecosystem, defining essential skills, competencies, and knowledge needed to succeed in an ever-changing

Finance 84
article thumbnail

QuickBooks Monday Minute | A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Pivot Table in QuickBooks Online

Insightful Accountant

If you haven’t learned to harness the power of the pivot, you’re missing out! Follow this detailed, step-by-step guide to create your own pivot tables in QBO and harness the full power of your financial data.

article thumbnail

Deloitte audits nature-related risks on Earth Day

Accounting Today

Deloitte auditors have been turning their attention to climate risks affecting clients who need to deal with a growing array of regulations and laws around the world as the pace of climate change accelerates.

audit 75
article thumbnail

IRS Begins Audits of Corporate Jet Usage

RogerRossmeisl

As reported in IR-2024-46 Using Inflation Reduction Act funding and as part of ongoing efforts to improve tax compliance in high-income categories, the Internal Revenue Service announced on 2/21/24 plans to begin dozens of audits on business aircraft involving personal use. The audits will be focused on aircraft usage by large corporations, large partnerships and high-income taxpayers and whether for tax purposes the use of jets is being properly allocated between business and personal reasons.

audit 264
article thumbnail

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.

article thumbnail

Sales tax isn't simple: Is outsourcing the answer?

TaxConnex

There’s nothing like just walking down the hall of your office or clicking into a virtual team meeting to get an answer on something as complex and important as your company’s sales tax obligations. To handle sales tax in-house, you need someone on staff who understands evolving rules and regulations; can track a galaxy of filing deadlines and notices; and understands how your company growth changes tax obligations.

Sales 199
article thumbnail

3 Common HR “Gotchas” That Could Get You During Due Diligence

BurklandAssociates

Many startup founders fail to realize that neglecting HR compliance can lead to significant red flags during investor due diligence. The post 3 Common HR “Gotchas” That Could Get You During Due Diligence appeared first on Burkland.

Tax 157
article thumbnail

Another Option for When Employee Bonuses Don’t Work

CPA Practice

From: Entrepreneurs’ Organization | Inc. [Via TNS.] By Kent Lewis, an Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) member in Portland, Oregon, is the founder of pdxMindShare , an online career community focused on Portland professionals: I recently shared a presentation on increasing employee engagement and retention by fostering a Culture of Caring with a group of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs.

article thumbnail

Submissions open for 2024 Top Firms by AUM

Accounting Today

Accounting Today is in the midst of surveying CPA firms with wealth management practices for this year's 'Wealth Magnets' ranking.

cpa firm 133
article thumbnail

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.

article thumbnail

KPMG Was Too Cheap to Pay Foreign Graduates More So They Yanked All Their Job Offers

Going Concern

As of April 11 of this year, if a foreigner wants a Skilled Worker visa to work in the UK they must earn a minimum of £38,700 (about $48k USD), up from the prior minimum of £26,200, unless the work falls under a small category of jobs on the shortage occupation list like health and care workers, graphic designers (take that, Canva), and veterinarians.

article thumbnail

Withum Team Members Named Top 200 CPAs by Forbes

Withum

Withum is proud to share that Forbes has named four team members to its inaugural Top 200 CPAs List. Jim Bourke is the Managing Director of Withum’s Advisory Services practice. Forbes recognized him for his former board and leadership positions at both NJCPA and the AICPA. Jim was also recently recognized by Accounting Today on their list of Top 100 Influential People in Accounting.

cpas 116
article thumbnail

IRS Forms New Office to Help People Settle Their Tax Disputes More Quickly

CPA Practice

The newly formed Alternative Dispute Resolution Program Management Office, an arm of the IRS Independent Office of Appeals, will work with the agency’s business operating divisions—Wage & Investment, Large Business & International, Small Business/Self-Employed, and Tax Exempt and Government Entities—to help taxpayers resolve tax disputes earlier and more efficiently, the IRS said on April 24.

Tax 130
article thumbnail

A holistic solution to accounting's retention problem

Accounting Today

Firms must transform their business models to afford the cost of multilayered retention strategies, a new report by the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs says.

article thumbnail

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

article thumbnail

Thomson Reuters Upcoming Tax Launch

Insightful Accountant

Tax technology is changing, and tax professionals are looking for reliable resources when it comes to the future of AI within tax tech. Today, Thomson Reuters is announcing their upcoming tax launch.

Tax 115
article thumbnail

FAQ Guide: Navigating the QuickBooks Desktop Discontinuation

Withum

Intuit announced they are halting new subscriptions for several QuickBooks Desktop (QBD) products after July 31, 2024. It’s crucial to stay informed about these changes, which may impact your business in the short and long term. In our FAQ guide, we aim to clarify various aspects surrounding the sunsetting of QBD to ensure a smooth transition.

article thumbnail

How CPAs Can Compete in the AI Race

CPA Practice

By Chris Stephenson and Eric Hylton. The race to integrate Artificial Intelligence into the workflow of Certified Public Accountants is no longer a futuristic concept, but a current reality. Large accounting firms have made substantial strides in using AI to augment their services and deliver high quality outcomes. Yet, for many CPA firms, particularly small to mid-sized organizations, the current pace of technological advancement can seem dauting.

cpas 124
article thumbnail

IRS Appeals forms new resolution office

Accounting Today

The IRS has long offered alternative dispute resolution, but says use has declined in recent years, and it hopes to make it more attractive and accessible.

article thumbnail

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.

article thumbnail

Deloitte Checks in on Women at Work, the Results Aren’t Good

Going Concern

Deloitte released its fourth annual Women @ Work report today and things are so bad for women they couldn’t even spin it for the press release’s title : Deloitte’s Women @ Work report shows stagnating progress in and outside the workplace for women Your report takeaways from the survey of 5,000 women in 10 countries (Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, Japan, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States) are: Half of women say their stress levels have increased since las

Account 113
article thumbnail

Contributing Analysts Wanted for App Reviews

Insightful Accountant

Insightful Accountant is looking for a few Good ProAdvisors who want to contribute an analysis of apps we intend to compare. Do you like to review apps, more importantly, do you regularly work with a few great apps, you might be our Pros.

Account 105
article thumbnail

Three in Four Family Businesses Expect to Grow This Year

CPA Practice

By Sarah Lynch, Inc. (TNS) Family businesses are gearing up for growth. Seventy-four percent of U.S. family businesses are anticipating at least 10 percent growth this year, according to newly released data from Family Enterprise USA, a nonprofit and advocacy group that promotes family businesses. While the organization’s full report—the Annual Family Business Survey—has not yet been released, the organization shared that these growth expectations mark a “significant jump from the prior year.

payroll 119
article thumbnail

Tap overlooked tax breaks to help small business owners

Accounting Today

Experts say that busy entrepreneurs often miss incentives and advantages available to them. Financial advisors and tax professionals can give them a nudge.

Tax 117
article thumbnail

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.

article thumbnail

The PwC Partner Class Will Be Much Smaller This Year

Going Concern

Last week PwC announced it is “aligning its organizational structure across three lines of service— Assurance, Tax and Advisory—to better serve client needs, their buying patterns and the market” and now Wall Street Journal is saying the incoming consulting partner class will be much smaller than last year’s. Should we be worried? WSJ: PricewaterhouseCoopers is looking to shrink its new class of U.S. consulting partners by more than 50% compared with last year as demand for adv

article thumbnail

QuickBooks "Live Experts" May Not Be So Bad

Insightful Accountant

A lot of ProAdvisors and Accountants voiced their opinions at the April 24th QuickBooks Live Strategy (briefing) webinar. a lot of those opinions were negative, but this might not be as bad as your thinking.

article thumbnail

If You Missed It, Here’s the IRS ‘Dirty Dozen’ Tax Scams List For 2024

CPA Practice

By Melissa Angell, Inc. (TNS) The IRS is cautioning taxpayers to be aware of its so-called “Dirty Dozen” list. Each year, the IRS puts out a list that compiles prevalent schemes against taxpayers. The list serves as a reminder to remain vigilant about tax scams not only during tax season, but all year long. Taxpayers should take note, given the uptick in problems seen in recent years: The IRS received 294,138 cases of tax-related identity theft during fiscal year 2023, up from the 92,631 cases s

Tax 121
article thumbnail

Technological transformation: Be mindful, purposeful, and flexible

Accounting Today

Firms need to adapt to changes in technology at a pace that makes sense for them and their clients.

141
141
article thumbnail

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.