2019

How an Accounting Firm Can Help a New Small Business

PASBA

According to a 2018 survey conducted by Palo Alto Software, the owners of start-ups expressed interest in having an accountant assist them with a variety of tasks. Tax planning and revenue forecasting tied at 71 percent while bookkeeping, key performance indicators, monthly management reporting, and business strategy and planning tied at 61 percent. IT and software, business coaching, and human resources all came in between 34 and 38 percent.

Payroll problem tax debt relief – get professional representation

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Every business that operates in the United States is responsible for reporting certain types of information to the government. One of the most important things that a business must report is certain tax information for employment payroll on a quarterly and annual basis. They are required by the IRS to report the amount of 941/940 employment payroll taxes that have been either withheld from employees or what they owe to the government.

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Fraud in Small Business Workshop – Lunch & Learn

SMBAccountant

Do you think Fraud/Theft only happens in the Retail Environment? Think again. This workshop will provide you with the knowledge and information you will need to identify risk factors within your company so that you can put policies in place to protect your business from this ever happening to you.

Does ‘Google Checking’ Foreshadow Big Tech, FinTech Payments Changes?

PYMNTS

Banks and credit unions are certainly not on their way out, even as they face more pressure from challenger banks, FinTechs and Big Tech in the coming decade.

Employee Safety During COVID-19: Compliance Toolkit

Stay compliant with Paycor’s COVID-19 Action Plan FAQs and templates toolkit.

Best States to Practice Dentistry In

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According to 24/7 Wall Street, a career in dentistry provides a median salary more than quadruple all professions. That’s right, the median salary for a dentist is $156,240. To take this a step further, the best states for dentistry might surprise some of you. When you factor in variations in dental insurance coverage, frequency of visiting a dentist, quality of life, cost of living and more factors, then the best states to practice dentistry are: 1. Massachusetts. Connecticut. California.

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New Interim CEO for NAVC

VetCPA

Eugene (Gene) O’Neill, NAVC’s deputy CEO and CFO has been appointed by the organization’s board as interim CEO. Thomas Bohn is resigning from NAVC and the end of 2019. Bohn, who joined NAVC in January 2013, helped diversify the nonprofit, tripling its customer base and expanding its portfolio, according to the release.

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What Are 1099s and Do I Need to File Them?

SingleTrackAccounting

Taxpayers dread receiving 1099s and as a business, you might not enjoy sending them out. But why deal with them all together? Because the IRS loves 1099s…and requires them. They report taxpayer income to the IRS. Here’s what you need to know about W-9s and 1099s. . What are W-9s and 1099s?

Best Practices to Prepare for Client Meetings

PASBA

Whether you’re planning a business meeting with a client in person or by using technology, it’s essential that you come to the session prepared. Every meeting should have an agenda that outlines who will attend the meeting and the purpose for holding it. The agenda should also include what each person plans to discuss. As a courtesy to clients, consider sending the agenda at least a week in advance to see if there is anything they would like to add or change.

How to Help Your Clients Gain Control of Their Cash Flow

PASBA

According to a recent study by US Bank, poor cash flow management is the reason for business failure more than 80 percent of the time, and it’s especially common with small businesses. That means there’s a good chance your clients may feel desperate for help when they visit your accounting practice. This puts you in an excellent position to offer advice as well as add-on services. What is Their Invoicing System Like?

Demand is Increasing for Accountants to Help with Human Resources Issues

PASBA

Today’s small business owner faces a significantly greater challenge in managing human resources regulations at the federal and state levels along with increased regulation in all aspects of their business. Accounting firms that can assist their clients with managing human capital and financial concerns at the same time can truly stand out from the competition. Clients Already Trust Their Accountants.

Path to Becoming a CFO with Kelly Steckelberg, CFO at Zoom

Speaker: Jeff Epstein, Veteran Tech CFO, and Zoom CFO, Kelly Steckelberg

Join us for this very special conversation between veteran tech CFO, Jeff Epstein, and Zoom CFO, Kelly Steckelberg. The session gives us an opportunity to showcase the changes over time for CFOs, and draw comparisons between enterprise and fast-growing, early-stage companies.

Become a Member of PASBA to Enjoy These Benefits

PASBA

Are you a public accountant, certified public accountant, or enrolled agent who would like to earn more business, learn new skills, and connect with fellow accounting professionals? If so, we invite you to learn more about the many benefits of joining the Professional Accounting Small Business Administration (PASBA). At PASBA, it’s our goal to transform the way our members think about their role as an accountant. We believe that you’re really the CEO of your own accounting firm.

IRS Tax Audit Representation: reliable help 1-877-788-2937

MyIRSRelief

If you or your company are being audited by the Internal Revenue Service, this is when proper IRS tax audit representation can help. Unfortunately, too many people believe that such representation is either unnecessary or having their CPA is good enough. And while having a trained tax preparer, an accountant, or even a CPA is beneficial, that all changes when the IRS decides to conduct an audit.

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Fraud in Small Business Workshop – Lunch & Learn

SMBAccountant

Do you think Fraud/Theft only happens in the Retail Environment? Think again. This workshop will provide you with the knowledge and information you will need to identify risk factors within your company so that you can put policies in place to protect your business from this ever happening to you.

The Not-So-Beaten Path To B2B Payments Real-Time Ubiquity

PYMNTS

The global payments ecosystem’s path to faster and real-time payments ubiquity is an evolution, not a revolution. That is to say, mass adoption will take time, and the factors driving that adoption will almost certainly continue to change and shift as end users’ needs do the same.

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Mandatory COVID Vaccination Policy Template

The federal government is developing a rule requiring employers with more than 100 employees ensure their workers are vaccinated or produce a negative COVID test weekly before entering the workplace. So, what can your organization do to prepare? Get Paycor’s COVID Vaccination Policy Template to help communicate important details to your employees.

Dentists Amongst Highest Paying Jobs

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Glassdoor has published its latest report on the top-paying jobs in the U.S., which includes various health care positions. Dentists are ranked third behind physicians and pharmacy managers, with an annual median base salary of $142,478. The national median pay is $52,950. The highest-paid workers in the country are more likely to wear a white coat than be a techie. The list was compiled using Glassdoor’s salary reviews between July 1 st , 2018 and June 30 th , 2019.

Veterinary Specialists in Short Supply

VetCPA

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, veterinary specialists are in short supply and resulting from a lack of residency training programs. The sheer growth of pet ownership has outstripped the supply. By all means, veterinary specialists are growing at a faster rate than veterinarians overall, but specialists remain a small portion of the veterinary profession.

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Christie and Hayes Recognized as Emerging Leaders

Katz,Sapper&Miller

KSM directors Ashley Christie and Justin Hayes have been recognized as up-and-coming leaders in the accounting profession and the Indianapolis community

Unique Employee Gift Ideas to Consider This Holiday Season

PASBA

With the holidays upon us, you may dread coming up with ideas for employee gifts. At the same time, you know your employees really look forward to these gifts and this special time of recognition. If you want to go beyond the standard cash or gift card this year, read on for some ideas for employee gifts that can truly make them feel appreciated in your organization.

Rethinking the Concept of the Employee: How Outsourcing Can Help Grow Your Accounting Business

Speaker: Dixie McCurley, Principal, Digital Advisory at Cherry Bekaert LLP

The very mention of the word "Outsourcing" is enough to send shivers down the employee spine. However, this gut reaction - while understandable - is merely based on misconceptions. Outsourcing does not necessarily mean mass layoffs and transplanting offshore. Rather, it could be utilized as an employee-friendly way to assuage an overburdened staff, relieve productivity bottlenecks, and stimulate growth. Join Dixie McCurley, Principal, Digital Advisory at Cherry Bekaert LLP, for this enlightening discussion on the ins and outs of outsourcing, and what it can do for your practice.

3 Ways to Engage your Employees and Improve Company Culture

PASBA

Although they certainly care about benefits and pay, people are increasingly concerned about whether they’re joining a company with healthy or unhealthy company culture. Do coworkers help or sabotage each other? Is excellent customer service truly something the company strives for or merely the latest buzzword? Can new employees expect to have a decent chance to advance if they work hard and improve their skills?

Automate These Accounting Tasks for Greater Efficiency

PASBA

Although other segments of the business world have mostly embraced automation, accountants have been slow to do the same. Those who bill by the hour hesitate because they fear that automating some tasks will result in fewer billable hours. At the same time, they have concerns about the higher expenses involved with purchasing automation software.

Three Ways Your Firm Can Offer More Value to Your Accounting Clients

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The competition for accounting clients can be as intense as in any other industry. That’s why it makes sense to pay attention to client services and frequently expand or improve what your firm offers. Talk to your clients and others in the industry to find out what they really expect of their accountant and what would make them most likely to leave for a competitor or stay with your firm indefinitely. The answers might surprise you. Make the Pain Points of Your Clients Your Own.

Payroll Tax Problems : Employment 941/940 tax representation

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If you are facing payroll tax problems, then you have a serious issue on your hands. This is especially true for small business owners and entrepreneurs who may not have the knowledge, experience, or skill set to understand how tax issues with their 940/941payroll and employment got out of hand. Now that the IRS may be involved, you will need to get the right tax firm to represent your interests during this trying time. Avoid IRS enforcement actions such as tax liens, and bank levies.

10 Pragmatic Guidelines to Inspire Trust in Your Accounting Firm During COVID Times

Speaker: Javier Goldin, Managing Partner at Goldin Group LLC

The accounting profession has been moving from transactional to advisory work. Advisory work is based on relationships and an ongoing dialogue. The pandemic has forced many firms into a remote environment. The implicit trust of a face-to-face interaction is gone. So how do you rebuild or reproduce that trust, key to a relationship, in a remote environment. Can it be done and if so how to best execute? Join Javier Goldin, Managing Partner at the Goldin Group, LLC, for this enlightening discussion on the elements of engendering trust.

Tax court upholds rejection of offer in compromise OIC denial

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The Tax Court has upheld the IRS’s decision to reject a taxpayer’s proposed offer-in-compromise and to decline to abate interest and failure-to-pay additions to tax. The IRS may enter into an offer-in-compromise to reduce a taxpayer’s outstanding tax liability if, among other reasons, there is doubt as to collectability. Rejection of offer in compromise OIC denial-.

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Upcoming Accounting Talk at Groundswell Startups

SMBAccountant

An Intro to Bookkeeping: Getting it right the first time Things like bookkeeping often falls to the wayside as founders focus on getting their product off of the ground, but bad bookkeeping process can cost a business in the long-term. Join us October 16, as Shannon Bloom gives a few of the basics of bookkeeping. Learn how to set up a chart of accounts, the importance of supporting documentation and the basics of creating financial statements.

Nigeria Turns To FinTechs To Boost Financial Inclusion

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In an effort to expand access to financial institutions (FIs), the Central Bank of Nigeria is planning to license more payment providers, Bloomberg reported on Saturday (Nov. 30). . The goal is to improve Nigeria’s financial inclusion rate by 20 percent, bringing it to 80 percent by the end of 2020.

Upcoming Accounting Talk at Groundswell Startups

SMBAccountant

An Intro to Bookkeeping: Getting it right the first time Things like bookkeeping often falls to the wayside as founders focus on getting their product off of the ground, but bad bookkeeping process can cost a business in the long-term. Join us October 16, as Shannon Bloom gives a few of the basics of bookkeeping. Learn how to set up a chart of accounts, the importance of supporting documentation and the basics of creating financial statements.

Managing Security Issues with a Remote Workforce while Continuing to Grow Your Practice

Speaker: Jim Bourke, Managing Director Advisory Services at WithumSmith+Brown

In this discussion, Jim Bourke, Managing Director Advisory Services at WithumSmith+Brown, will share his perspective on what he witnessed during this period of change – the good and the bad, and he’ll share some of the best practices for security and privacy in our space around technology and innovative advisory offerings in this new world.

People’s Bank Of China: Hundreds Of Country’s Banks At Risk

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This past year has been difficult for Chinese banks, and the country’s central bank, People’s Bank Of China, said that about 13 percent of the country’s financial institutions were considered “high risk,” according to Bloomberg. .

Curry, Reay to Speak on Physician Integration and Best Practices at 2019 HFMA Tri-State Conference

Katz,Sapper&Miller

Katz, Sapper & Miller’s Lisa Curry and Brad Reay will present at the 2019 Healthcare Financial Management Association Tri-State Conference. Taking place on Sept. 12 in Florence, IN, the conference will equip healthcare financial managers with the tools they need to sharpen their skills, expand their horizons for the future, and successfully lead their teams

Malicious Apps Gained Access To Some Facebook, Twitter Users’ Personal Info

PYMNTS

After using their accounts to log into specific Android apps downloaded from the Google Play store, Twitter and Facebook noted that the personal information of hundreds of users might have been accessed improperly.

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Facing The Fast Future Of QSR Payments Experiences

PYMNTS

Make sure to bring more than your appetite when you dine out in the 2020s, especially at a quick-service restaurant (QSR). You might end up ordering or paying with your face via facial recognition technology.

7 Ways to Manage a Talent Shortage

In this whitepaper, Paycor examines the top 7 things you can do to out-maneuver your competition and win the war for talent in the coming months.