Article Archives: 2015

Posted by: Cheryl R. Olson · Diane Shey

By Cheryl Olson, CPA, CGMA and Diane Shey, CPA In part one of this series, we looked at the process for identifying your organization’s specific functional needs in an accounting system. The next step is to compare the functionality of your existing accounting system to the needs you identified previously. This step requires going beyond […]

Posted by: Kathryn Okimoto

By Katheryn Okimoto, CPA How do you raise $100 Million dollars in 6 months? Get a few thousand people to challenge each other to pour buckets of ice water over their heads, video tape themselves doing it, and post it on social media websites using #ALSiceBucketChallenge. Easy right? No one expected the ice bucket challenge […]

Posted by: Amber Busch

By Amber Busch, CPA At this point, you have likely not only heard about the new tangible property regulations (TPRs), but you have worked with your CPA on the implementation of these rules to your business. If you are like many of our clients, you have received significant tax deductions through a fixed asset review […]

Posted by: Jeff Pannell

By Jeff Pannell, CPA Becoming separated or divorced is a time fraught with many emotions, all while dealing with a myriad of issues. Among those issues are tax implications that need to be addressed. Familiarity with the tax consequences of your financial and personal decisions might cause you to alter your plans in some areas. […]

Posted by: Candi Avery

By Candi Avery, CPA, CGMA Originally enacted in 1938, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires employees to be paid a minimum wage and overtime pay at a rate of not less than one and one-half times the employee’s regular rate for hours worked over 40 in a workweek, unless certain exemptions are met. Under […]

Posted by: Victoria Kitts

By Victoria Kitts, CPA, CFE If your not-for-profit entity receives federal funding, much of the focus in recent months has been on preparing for implementation of the new Uniform Guidance. But are you aware of another effort to streamline standards relating to federal funds? The Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (or DATA Act) was signed […]

As summer draws to a close and the fall fundraising season approaches, there are a few fundraising reminders and best practices that bear repeating. The most important involves fundraising events at which guests have a reasonable expectation of receiving goods or services in exchange for the price of attendance. In this situation, some portion of […]

Posted by: Pete Miller

By Pete Miller, CPA, CFE We are all faced with limited resources everywhere we turn. In the world of accounting and finance, having limited resources means that we have to make choices about how we allocate those resources when it comes to internal controls, financial reporting capabilities, personnel, and so on. These are difficult decisions […]

Posted by: Karen Dunn · Amber Busch

By Karen Dunn, JD, LLM and Amber Busch, CPA  With all the hubbub among accountants about the new tangible personal property regulations, should exempt organizations be concerned, or is it, for them, much ado about nothing? If you haven’t heard the scuttlebutt, these regulations provide long-awaited guidance on capitalization or expensing of improvements and purchases. The […]

Payroll can be a confusing topic for many people, and making sure your employees get paid correctly is critical. Also important is making sure that you’ve collected and paid the appropriate amount in taxes, and that your payroll tax returns are filed both timely and accurately. Here are a few things to consider if you’re […]

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