Blog Archives: 2019

Quality of Earnings Report – Three Frequently Asked Questions

Last year, I wrote an article about the activity around quality of earnings (QoE) reports for M&A activity. To recap, a QoE report is a detailed analysis of all the components of a company’s earnings and the degree to which both cash and non-cash earnings, based on measurement and estimates, are subject to change. They […]

The “Other” Fraud: Enabling Factors and Detection Methods of Noncash Fraud

Occupational fraud doesn’t always translate to hard cash leaking out of the company’s bank account. This article from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle discusses an ongoing case about the alleged employee theft of over $2 million worth of diabetes test strips, illustrating how noncash fraud can be very lucrative in the right circumstances. Enabling Factors First of […]

Tax Reform Update: Tax Savings with Depreciation

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) greatly changed the bonus and Section 179 expense depreciation rules for businesses starting in 2018.  These changes allow businesses to take advantage of even greater deductions and provide a valuable business planning tool.  Any business, big or small, needs to be aware of these rules and changes to […]

2019 – Another Year of Optimism for Manufacturers

By Hillary Parker, CPA Looking back at our 2018 Manufacturing Survey, businesses expressed optimism for several reasons, including the political focus on manufacturing, movement on tax reform, reduced regulations, and improvements to healthcare. For our 2019 Manufacturing Survey, the outlook is still upbeat, with manufacturers expressing significant optimism for overcoming the following hurdles: Raw materials […]

How the Paid Family and Medical Leave Act Affects Washington Businesses

By Shareen Corlett, CPA Are you aware of the new Washington State Paid Family and Medical Leave Act?  In 2018, Washington created a statewide insurance program hoping to strengthen companies by ensuring every employee has access to paid time off to care for themselves and their family.  Washington will be the fifth state in the […]

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