2022

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Accounting Firms Are Embarrassing Themselves on the Talent Dating Market

Going Concern

It’s December 2022 and we’re now a good year into “The Great Accounting Shortage,” the depth of which won’t truly be known until the fines start rolling in for p**s-poor audit work performed by skeleton crews. So, any day now. I’m sharing this r/accounting post so six months from now we can look back on it and fondly remember a time when it seemed desperate for partners to be out combing the LinkedIn meat market for talent leads.

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Council Post: Three Ways Today’s Accounting Professionals Can Increase Their Value

Accountant Advocate Submitted Articles

As the profession undergoes digital transformation, traditional roles and activities of accountants must change and transform, as well.

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What CPAs need to know about the new SEC marketing rule

Accounting Today

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Here’s What Happens When You Hire AI to Do Accounting

Going Concern

For a good decade we’ve heard about the robots that are going to render accountants obsolete, now we finally get a peek at the glorious technology that will transform the industry as we know it. You should prepare yourself, this advanced technology will have you on the University of Phoenix website ASAP to get a jump on the Master’s of Tik Tok degree you’ll need if you have any hope of being employed in the next five years.

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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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Financial Benchmarks for SaaS Startups, a Self-Assessment Tool

BurklandAssociates

One of the most frequent questions Burkland CFOs receive from our SaaS startup clients and their investors is, “how do we compare to other SaaS startups?” It is a good Read More. The post Financial Benchmarks for SaaS Startups, a Self-Assessment Tool appeared first on Burkland.

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The Average Cost of Living by State, and Why Ignoring it Could Sink Your Business

Patriot Software

You hear about it all the time in the news—Cost of living rising! Maybe you think about it on a daily basis—Do I earn enough to cover my standard of living? But, how often have you thought about the relationship between the cost of living and your business? If it’s crossed your mind before, then […] READ MORE.

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What is Data Visualization and Why It Matters to Your Business

Snyder

With rapid development of technology and even more rapid increase in the amount of generated data, data analytics is defining the success of any business trying to keep up and provide the best customer experience. Competition in the marketplace is growing fast and the need to produce data-driven decisions promptly has never been more important. It means that the timeline for coming up with solutions is getting shorter and shorter.

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Lockstep® Announces World’s First Shared Inbox Designed for Accounting

Lockstep

Patent-pending Email and Accounting Software Integration Revolutionizes and Streamlines Payments and Month-end Closing Workflows. Seattle, WA – May 19, 2022 — Lockstep® , the leader in connected accounting, today announced the launch of Lockstep Inbox , the first-ever shared inbox for accounting teams. An industry first, Lockstep Inbox is a free solution that streamlines accounting workflows between companies such as onboarding, invoicing, disputes, payments, and reconciliation.

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IRS Warns About False Employee Retention Credit Claims

Withum

On October 19, 2022, the IRS issued a press release ( IR-2022-183 ) warning taxpayers to be wary of third parties who advise them to claim an employee retention credit (ERC) when they do not qualify. According to the IRS, these third parties “often charge large upfront fees or a fee that is contingent on the amount of the refund.” The IRS is also concerned that these third parties “may not inform taxpayers that wage deductions claimed on the business’ federal income tax return must be reduced by

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How should small businesses balance artificial intelligence, automation and data privacy?

Xero

We recently held our fourth Xero Responsible Data Use Advisory Council meeting via Zoom with seven council members across four time zones to discuss the most important emerging trends around responsible data use for small businesses. How time has flown – we’ve nearly completed our first year of a council. The council includes myself, Samuel Burmeister of Tall Books (advisor), Laura Jackson of Popcorn Shed (business owner), Maribel Lopez of Lopez Research (analyst), Wyndi and Eli Tagi of WE Accou

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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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How Independent Contractors Can Help Drive Business Growth

Intuitive Accountant

In today's changing workplace, many organizations are looking to complement their full-time staff with independent contractors to grow their business. WorkMarket's Bridget Quinn Kirchner explains how it works.

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What Contractors Should Know About Accounting

Accountant Advocate Submitted Articles

Government contractors are required to follow certain accounting guidelines to maintain their standing.

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Filing Your Schedule C: A Simple Guide

xendoo

Are you a small business owner? If so, you may be looking for advice on filing your Schedule C. The IRS Schedule C is used by sole proprietors and single-owner LLCs to report your small business taxes and is part of your personal tax return. We understand that business taxes can seem confusing, if not overwhelming. That’s why we’re here to help you with filing your Schedule C so you can stay in compliance and get back to business.

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The IRS Is Paying an Unwelcome Visit to Alliantgroup (NEW UPDATES)

Going Concern

[UPDATE 5] Not sure if this is pertinent as to why the FBI and IRS raided Alliantgroup’s offices in Houston this morning, but one Alliantgroup employee who contacted us earlier today said the firm’s billing practices are unfair to its clients: For most clients there is a 35% fee cap for our services. Employees are incentivized to use this entire amount up.

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No-Code Technology: The Key to Unlock the Future of Your Business

Global economies are reeling from recent upheavals—pandemic aftershocks, geopolitical conflicts, and a tech sector crunch. Mark Zuckerberg's 2023 "Year of Efficiency" ethos extends into 2024, with leaders seeking cost reductions without stunting growth. No-code technology emerges as a beacon of hope, fostering resilience and adaptability. Platforms like Make.com and Zapier empower even non-technical staff to automate and innovate, freeing IT for strategic tasks.

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How to Simplify Communication With Clients

Accounting Web

Clients How to Simplify Communication With Clients.

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Connecticut Paid Family Leave and What to Know

Patriot Software

Connecticut joined the paid family leave states when employers began handling Connecticut paid family leave contributions in 2021. Time has flown by and it’s now 2022. What does that mean? Employees in Connecticut can now apply for benefits from the state’s paid family leave program. Read on to learn about the new Connecticut paid family […] READ MORE.

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Can Employers Pay Wages in Cryptocurrency?

ThomsonReuters

In November of 2021, Miami, Florida Mayor Francis Suarez responded to a tweet that asked who would be the first U.S. politician to receive their first paycheck in Bitcoin. “I’m going to receive my next paycheck 100% in Bitcoin,” Suarez wrote. Recently elected New York City Mayor Eric Adams added to the tweet responses on November 4, 2021, by writing that he would receive his first three paychecks via Bitcoin after being sworn in as mayor.

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Will AI Replace Humans? The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on the Human World

Snyder

Have you heard about a Hong Kong company appointing a computer algorithm to its board of directors? Will AI run big companies of the future or seize other positions? We know that technology makes our lives easier , but AI elevates it to another level. Artificial Intelligence is the term that has been exciting human minds and imaginations in recent years.

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Register Now: Sneak Peek Into Close Automation SkyStem Web Demo

Technology is rapidly changing the way accountants perform and manage month-end activities. Spreadsheets, email, and shared drives no longer have to slow us down. Join us as we present a "sneak peek" recorded demo of SkyStem's month-end close solution – ART. In under four weeks, your team can start reaping the benefits of month-end close automation by vastly reducing spreadsheets, cut down on reconciliation work, speed up the month-end close, and better manage your remote team.

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Lockstep announces AR automation partnership with SYSPRO

Lockstep

Seattle, WA – – Lockstep , the award-winning accounting automation pioneer, today announced it has partnered with SYSPRO to grow the connected accounting network. Lockstep will provide SYSPRO’s North American customers access to award-winning accounts receivable (AR) automation software, Lockstep® Receivables. Lockstep Receivables allows SYSPRO customers to manage the invoice-to-cash process through automated communication; customer-self-service, including online payment capabiliti

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Cyber Insurance Requires Implementation of Controls

Withum

Many organizations have been surprised when they find that cyber insurance premiums have gone up and they now have less coverage. Some organizations are not able to renew their insurance pending proof of meeting the insurance company’s requirements that they have the controls needed to protect and defend themselves against cyberattacks. In another organization, a cyber insurance company denied their renewal because they could not clearly identify their cyber risk which the insurance company stat

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Xero App Store apps Australian small businesses should know about this EOFY

Xero

As we look towards the new financial year, it’s the perfect time to reflect on what’s needed to make FY23 the best year yet for your business. One element that shouldn’t be underestimated is the tools and technology in your repertoire. Why? Our Xero Small Business Insights report shows embracing digital tools can help small businesses accelerate their growth. .

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Nominations Open for 2023 ProAdvisor of the Year and Top 100 ProAdvisors

Intuitive Accountant

Insightful Accountant is proud to announce the nomination opening for the 2023 ‘Top 100 ProAdvisors’, the ‘ProAdvisor Categorical Awards’ and the ‘ProAdvisor of the Year.

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Recruit and Retain New Blue-Collar Talent

Blue-collar jobs have a branding problem. One company, GEON, partnered with Paycor to find the solution. Learn how to attract, engage, and retain blue-collar employees, helping them build meaningful careers – and support your company’s goals.

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Why Gen Z Holds the Key to Your Accounting Success

Accountant Advocate Submitted Articles

It's easy to see how a future workforce of Zoomers is poised to be a gamechanger for the accounting industry by addressing two of the industry's biggest challenges: talent and technology. Learn more.

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Free Small Business Expense Tracking Spreadsheet

xendoo

Small business expense tracking can be a tedious task. But, it’s one that all companies–from “mom and pop” shops to international enterprises–must do. Fortunately, business expense tracking apps make the job easier. If you have a business with many employees, sales, and tax considerations, an app is ideal. For some small businesses, however, paying a subscription fee for an expense tracker may not be feasible in the beginning.

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CPA Firms That Referred Clients to Alliantgroup Have Been Subpoenaed, Asked to Turn Over 11 Years of Client Data

Going Concern

On May 20 the Houston headquarters of R&D tax credit consulting firm Alliantgroup was raided by the IRS , in the weeks since we’ve had plenty of speculation about the whys and we’ve heard countless accounts from current and former Alliantgroup employees about the “evil, toxic, and emotionally damaging company” that employed them.

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How Women are Overcoming Bias in Bookkeeping

Accounting Web

Bookkeeping How Women are Overcoming Bias in Bookkeeping.

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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.

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Types of Invoices for Small Business

Patriot Software

Like many small business owners, you send customers bills after providing a product or service. An effective invoicing system gives customers more flexible payment options. You need to know which types of invoices to send customers for different situations. Types of invoices There are many different types of invoices you can send to customers. Each […] READ MORE.

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Employer Vaccine Mandates, Worker Refusals, and Unemployment Benefits

ThomsonReuters

Overview. The U.S. Supreme Court settled the issue of the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for certain employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) on January 13, 2022, by blocking its implementation. However, it ruled in favor of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) emergency regulations for COVID-19 vaccine requirements for certain healthcare workers. .

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Deloitte launches artificial intelligence initiative

Accounting Today

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What is Lockstep® Inbox?

Lockstep

Lockstep is pleased to announce our latest offering, Lockstep® Inbox. Revolutionizing accounting, Lockstep Inbox creates an shared inbox where accounting teams professionals can work better with customers and vendors. Today, more than 90% of accounting professionals are using manual personal, email inboxes and spreadsheets to manage their “digital” accounting workflows.

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How CPA Firms Can Profit From Payroll Services Without the Extra Work

"Offer payroll and do it yourself,” they said. “It’ll be fun!” Spoiler alert: It was not fun. Most CPA firms know that they need to offer payroll services to their clients or risk losing them to another firm that will. However, many don’t really want to. It is often time-consuming and complex due to changing tax laws and regulations, and with the growing staffing shortages, most just don’t have the resources.