Bookkeeping Fundamentals for Small Business Owners


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Revenue Recognition Changes Are Here. Is Your Manufacturing Company Ready?


In recent years, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) received feedback that revenue recognition guidance was fragmented at best, confusing at worst. This is significant considering revenue is the key measurement used to determine a manufacturing company’s performance. In response to this feedback, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, in May 2014, and subsequently amended it. This is the most significant revision to U.S.


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2018 Data Breaches: The List No One Wanted To Make


So far this year (and there’s still one more day), Verizon reported that there have been 2,216 confirmed data breaches across 65 countries. Even more disturbing, perhaps, is that 68 percent of those breaches took months for the breached companies to discover. If that’s not disturbing enough, 28 percent of those incidents were perpetuated by insiders. More than half of those breaches by outsiders were done by members of organized crime.

The Argument for Risk-Based Security

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A scanner can identify a vulnerability, but only a deep understanding of cyber exposure will tell you about the seriousness of that risk. Here's how and why


Employee Safety During COVID-19: Compliance Toolkit

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

How Cloud-Based Accounting Software Can Benefit Your Business


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Tips for Outsourcing Your Payroll


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Amex Touts Success In Ripple Cross-Border Payments Pilot


In a renewed show of support for blockchain technology , American Express General Manager of Corporate Payments Carlos Carriedo has suggested that its pilot tests with partner Ripple to enable real-time cross-border corporate payments have been a success. Reports in Invest In Blockchain on Tuesday (Dec. 11) said Carriedo spoke at the Wings of Change Europe conference and emphasized American Express’ interest in blockchain technology.

What An Alleged NSA Hack Reveals About Payments Cybersecurity


Not to ruin your holiday spirit, but let’s start this story with the cold and brutal truth: One of the largest risks that payments and commerce operators face in 2019 is being called to account by government officials, regulators or media about a failure to secure their organizations from cyberattacks.

Mastercard Will No Longer Require Signatures On Cards, Receipts


Mastercard, the payments company, announced on Thursday (Oct. 18) that cardholder signatures will now be optional for the back of credit cards and receipts. In a press release , Mastercard said it is making the changes due to advancements in technology and security.

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Visa Accelerates Tokenization Of Credentials On File For Digital Payments


Visa announced today the commercial expansion of its Visa Token Service for “credential-on-file token requestors.” This expansion involves adding 20 acquirer gateway and technology partners as token requestors — including the likes of PayPal, Worldpay and Adyen — who can now, or soon will be able to, tokenize credential-on-file digital payments for their merchant and payment clients.

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.

Venmo Payment Fraud Led To $40M In Losses


Venmo , the digital money transfer service owned by PayPal , suffered payments fraud earlier in 2018 that played a role in the company posting losses that were higher than forecasted for the first quarter of this year. The Wall Street Journal , citing internal documents it reviewed, reported that for the first three months of 2018 Venmo had operating losses of around $40 million, which was close to 40 percent bigger than what the company had planned for.

How 5G Will Shake Up Banking and FinTech?


Financial institutions are in the midst of becoming more mobile, with many of those legacy operations opting to — or at least considering — working more closely with FinTech providers to upgrade services, retain customers and acquire new ones. The debut of 5G promises to add another tool that can aid such efforts. As that mobile technology get closer to mainstream introduction, the potential 5G ecosystem for FinTech and mobile banking is gaining clarity.

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2018: The Year Of Evolution In Payments’ Revolution


In life, change is the only constant, so why should it be different for payments? From cash to digital, from plastic cards to mobile wallets, from cash registers at the front of restaurants to tablets brought to tables (redefining the concept of “dine and dash”) — the way we pay shifts along with the availability of technology, and tech shifts as commerce demands new features. Among those demands, at least on the part of the consumer, are speed, flexibility and personalization.

From Startup To Global Payments Giant: Visa Turns 60


Sixty years ago today (Sept. 18), a San Francisco startup launched by sending roughly 60,000 credit cards to consumers living in northern California. This startup was a bank, and its innovation was a single card that could be used by consumers to purchase things on credit from many different merchants. The card eliminated the need for consumers to establish credit with multiple merchants, then carry multiple cards issued by each of those merchants to pay for purchases over time.

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.

Bitcoin: 10 Years Of Smoke And Mirrors


The end of this month, Oct. 31, 2018, will mark the 10th anniversary of the day that a link to a paper , authored by Satoshi Nakamoto , describing the digital currency called bitcoin was first publicly circulated.

A Look Inside Switzerland’s Plans To Bank Crypto Businesses


The global regulatory framework of cryptocurrencies and blockchain remains either fragmented, vague or simply nonexistent. However, Swiss officials recently took steps to get ahead of the regulatory uncertainty surrounding the world of blockchain, focusing on a particularly large hurdle for companies in the industry.

MoneyGram And Visa Team To Deliver Real-Time Global P2P


MoneyGram and Visa announced today (July 24) that they have partnered to deliver real-time digital disbursements to MoneyGram customers using Visa’s push payments platform, Visa Direct.

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Ripple Forms Blockchain For Europe Association With Other Players


Ripple, the blockchain company that owns XRP, the digital currency, has joined forces with NEM, Fetch.AI, and EMURGO/Cardano to create a new association that represents the interest of blockchain and cryptocurrency business in Europe. According to a report in The Next Web , the group, dubbed Blockchain for Europe, says its the first unified voice for the industry in Europe.

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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.

Big Tech Companies Throw Support Behind Fed Creating Real-Time Payments Network


Amazon , Apple and Google are among the large tech companies that are throwing their support behind the creation of a real-time payments network in the U.S. led by the Federal Reserve. According to a report in the American Banker citing a letter submitted by a trade group representing Amazon, Apple, Google, PayPal , Square , Stripe and Intuit , they all expressed their support for the Fed being in charge of the development of a system that can connect all the banks and credit unions in the U.S.


Russian Central Bank Ends FX Competition


The Central Bank of the Russian Federation (CBR) announced that it has revoked the licenses of five Russian foreign exchange (FX) trading companies. According to a statement on the bank’s website, the decision was made due to “the repeated violations of the requirements of the Russian legislation on securities within one year.”. The five companies — Forex Club, Alpari Forex, Trust Forex, InstaForex and TeleTrade — will see their licenses expire on Jan.

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12 Ways Consumers Will Pay (And Be Paid) In 2019 And Beyond


The “Twelve Days of Christmas” is a holiday classic, though some of us at PYMNTS still don’t understand why anyone would want to take a partridge away from what seems like a pleasant existence in a pear tree. But in hopes of hopping on the holiday bandwagon — and providing data-backed insight in the hottest payment trends for 2019 — allow us to offer this list of a dozen ways that consumers (and some businesses) are paying now, methods that promise to play big roles in 2019.

Why Belgium Can Be A Good ‘Test Market’ For FinTech Firms


Belgium, which is home to many European Union (EU) institutions, is also a burgeoning FinTech hub. The country has the fifth-highest number of FinTech deals in Europe, according to an analysis from Belgium-based European FinTech platform B-Hive. The average FinTech deal size in the region is doubling, but B-Hive noted a decrease in the number of deals. At the same time, blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics are seeing a particularly high amount of activity.

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.

How Connected Devices Are Revolutionizing How And Who We Pay


Connected devices — smartphones, tablets, voice-activated speakers, smartwatches, in-car dashboard systems — are changing how consumers in the U.S. buy and pay. Not just some consumers, but almost all of them. We have brand-new data that reveals how much change is happening.

SWIFT Disconnects From Iran’s Banks


Months of geopolitical spats that spanned Europe, the Middle East and the United States have seen payments infrastructure at the center of it all. This week SWIFT, the financial messaging service based in Belgium (and where the acronym stands for the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Communications) said that it would suspend access for at least some Iranian banks.

Cannabis Cos’ $4.7B In Cash-Based Taxes Overwhelm IRS


The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is paying $1.7 million to a Virginia company to handle “large cash payments for processing cannabis federal taxes.”. According to Quartz , the U.S. government collected approximately $4.7 billion in taxes last year on nearly $13 billion in revenue from legal cannabis companies. Most of these companies were forced to pay their federal taxes in cash because about 70 percent of all legal cannabis businesses are unbanked.

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What Black Friday Tells Us About The Future Of Retail


The verdict is in. Black Friday was a boon for online retail. Nostalgia still drove consumers to physical stores to snag and brag about great deals and to get into the holiday swing of things that only nicely decorated malls – complete with holiday music, Santa Claus and the looming reality of a Christmas deadline – can deliver. But this year, millions more took not to their cars to trek to the malls for those deals, but to their couches instead.

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.

Hackers Steal Alipay Customers’ Money Via Stolen Apple IDs


Alipay , the mobile payment app, said Wednesday (October 10) that hackers stole money from accounts via stolen Apple IDs. Reuters , citing Ant Financial , the payment affiliate of Alibaba, reported the Chinese company said the issue hasn’t been resolved even though it reached out to Apple already. In a post on its Toutiao social media account, Reuters reported it said users who linked their accounts via Apple IDs should lower their transaction limits.

Overstock To Sell Retail Biz, Focus On Blockchain


Overstock is gearing up to sell its retail business, with a deal taking place in the next few months as it focuses solely on its blockchain initiatives. CNBC , citing comments Overstock chief executive Patrick Byrne made in an interview with the Wall Street Journal , reported the sale could happen as early as February. Overstock has previously announced plans to sell the retail business so that it can focus on blockchain technology. Byrne is a big backer of blockchain and cryptocurrencies.

Facebook Data Breach Fines Could Top $1B


Facebook , the beleaguered social media giant that is facing intense scrutiny into its business practices, could be on the hook for a multibillion dollar fine, reported CNN. According to the report citing the Irish Data Protection Commission, Facebook is under investigation by the regulator over allegations it failed to protect the privacy of its users.


Blockchain Tech Disrupts The Corporate Payments Status Quo


Blockchain seemed to be stuck in pilot phase in 2017, but in 2018, the financial services industry finally saw a stronger flow of real-world, working blockchain applications — many of which targeted pain points in B2B payments, including the time and lack of transparency in cross-border transactions. Industry heavyweights like Mastercard and American Express have taken steps in recent months to explore the use of blockchain in commercial payments.

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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.