Tips for being prepared for your year end audit

It is no secret when it comes time for your annual audit, there is a lot to get done in a short amount of time. We are well aware of how stressful and time consuming this can be – which is why we want to provide you with some tips and advice so the process …

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Audits are not always fun, but do provide many benefits

The added responsibility of managing an audit on top of your day-to-day responsibilities can feel like an inconvenience. But it helps to keep in mind the benefits of having an audit that truly outweighs the inconveniences: Provides a reasonable level of assurance (not 100%) Provides more credibility for selling a business or applying for funding …

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The end of LIBOR

LIBOR stands for London Interbank Offered Rate and is the average interest rate at which major global banks lend to one another. For the past few decades, it has been the benchmark interest rate for consumer loans worldwide, such as credit cards, car loans, adjustable-rate mortgages, and business loans as well as investment instruments such …

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Tips for auditing remotely

Auditing remotely has become the new normal for nearly every auditor across the country. While not ideal, professions are learning to adapt to the new normal we all are facing, and the auditing industry is no different. While it is easy to feel overwhelmed by having to change the processes and procedures you have become …

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Financial reporting considerations of COVID-19

While millions of businesses in the United States are grappling with the economic impact of COVID-19 and the uncertainly that lies ahead, there are potential items resulting from the pandemic that you need to consider as part of your financial reporting. You need to keep these in mind when reporting financial information to third parties. …

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Privacy in the time of pandemic

Personal data is a complicated asset for many businesses but is becoming more pervasive in the modern business world. Personal data obtained by businesses relating to their customers or employees is an extremely valuable asset and is used to market a business, make informed decisions and policies and reach certain conclusions. While the data is …

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Improving segregation of duties in a small organization

Internal controls should be designed to safeguard assets and help prevent or detect losses from employee dishonesty or error; the owner’s involvement in a small organization is important in maintaining good internal controls. One area of focus should be segregation of duties, which largely means having different people responsible for authorizing transactions or contracts, recording …

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It’s not all about the paycheck. Equity Compensation

Many companies look to other forms of compensation to reward employees outside of standard cash paid wages and salaries. One common form is equity compensation. Equity compensation is the practice of granting non-cash pay that represents partial ownership in a company in exchange for services. The purpose of equity compensation is to allow the company’s …

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Doubtful of your allowance accounts?

In the accrual world of accounting, GAAP says that expenses should be recorded in the period in which the related revenues are earned. When it comes to your customers or clients paying their bills, it might not always happen and depending on the terms of the arrangement, it could be months before you are sure …

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Outgrowing your accounts payable? Here is how to know

With many companies having manual accounts payable, there is bound to be inefficiencies and mistakes. It can be time-consuming and may hold companies back from reaching goals or growing in their industry. With the growth of a business, you might be outgrowing your accounts payable. Here is how to know: Don’t miss: Accounting for estimates …

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