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State of FinOps ’24: Top Priorities Shift to Reducing Waste and Managing Commitments

FinOps Foundation

Key Insight: With economic pressure increasing across the world in 2023, many organizations are leaning on their FinOps teams to help prioritize cloud optimizations. Reducing waste and managing commitment-based discounts unseated empowering engineers to take action as the top key priority for the first time. Teams are also investing in their forecasting capabilities to better predict cloud spend, and the cost of running AI/ML is expected to have a big impact on FinOps practices in 2024.

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The 20 best states for doing business

Accounting Today

While property and unemployment insurance taxes are universal in every state, many of the best states for doing business do not have corporate, sales or individual income taxes.

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Unlocking Business Insights with QuickBooks Dashboards

Accounting Department

In the modern business landscape, data is power. For business owners, entrepreneurs, and CEOs, QuickBooks stands as a beacon, illuminating the path with insightful dashboards that transform raw financial data into strategic insights. The mere mention of 'dashboard' may conjure images of speedometers and gauges, which is apt considering QuickBooks dashboards are designed to keep your finger on the pulse of your business functions.

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Podcast | Transforming AP: The Benefits of a Change Management Plan

Cevinio

Discover the nuances of change management in Accounts Payable while working on the transition to a new way of operating.

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Register Now: Sneak Peek Into Close Automation SkyStem Web Demo

Technology is rapidly changing the way accountants perform and manage month-end activities. Spreadsheets, email, and shared drives no longer have to slow us down. Join us as we present a "sneak peek" recorded demo of SkyStem's month-end close solution – ART. In under four weeks, your team can start reaping the benefits of month-end close automation by vastly reducing spreadsheets, cut down on reconciliation work, speed up the month-end close, and better manage your remote team.

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With Staffing Challenges And Remote/Hybrid Work Here to Stay, Finance Leaders Embrace Back-Office Automation

Insightful Accountant

Businesses are prioritizing efficiency and savings over growth due to uncertain economic conditions. Finance leaders are seeking ways to operate profitably and improve cash flow control.

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Beyond the Bottom Line: Dignity, Respect & Netback

RevCycle

Healthcare collections often carry a negative connotation, conjuring images of aggressive tactics and strained relationships. But what if it didn’t have to be that way? At RevCycle, we believe that dignity, respect, and patient understanding are not just ethical imperatives, but also key drivers of successful collections, ultimately leading to a healthier bottom line for healthcare facilities.

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Leveraging Live Forecasts to Drive A Successful Business

Accounting Department

Forecasting in business has long been the compass that guides strategic planning and resource allocation. Traditionally, forecasting relied on historical data to project future trends, a method with inherent lag times and uncertainties. However, as markets become more dynamic and volatile, the value of traditional forecasting is waning. Enter live forecasting—a real-time analytical process that allows businesses to make agile, informed decisions, keeping their finger on the pulse of a rapidly ch

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Demystifying Government Contract Requirements: A Guide for New Businesses.

SMB Accounting and Consulting

Understanding the basics of government contracts is essential when engaging in contractual agreements with government entities. When reviewing such contracts, key considerations include a thorough examination of the scope of work, payment terms, performance metrics, and compliance with regulations. Utilizing tools like Suppl-O contract briefs can significantly aid in the efficient review process by highlighting changes, facilitating quick reference, and ensuring transparency.

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QuickBooks Online Advanced Financial Forecasts

Insightful Accountant

As a part of the Financial planning features available to QuickBooks Online Advanced users, a new 'Forecasts' functionality has been released. Presently it is available to all U.S. QBO-Advanced subscribers.

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Top Challenges Tax Pros Face (And How Cloud Hosting Beats Them)

Ace Cloud Hosting

Ever feel like tax prep is a juggling act? We get it. From struggling with accessibility to worrying about data security, the challenges can feel endless. But guess what? There’s.

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Predictions You Can Rely On: How Data Drives Successful Financial Forecasting

Speaker: Robbie Bhathal, Founder & CEO, and Matthew Acalin, Head of Credit Intelligence

In today's volatile financial environment, how confident are you in your company’s financial forecasting? To get the most accurate cash predictions that will lead to long-term financial survival, real-time data is critical. Innovative cash management strategies can lead to better credit opportunities, more sustainable growth, and long-term financial prosperity.

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IRS criminal investigators crack down on ERC claims

Accounting Today

The Internal Revenue Service's Criminal Investigation unit has been investigating bogus claims for the employee retention credit and educating tax professionals about the problems they can encounter.

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Transforming Stressful Times into Strategic Success | Beyond the Books Podcast by AccountingDepartment.com

Accounting Department

We are thrilled to announce that Episode 13 of our podcast, Beyond the Books , is now live and ready for your listening pleasure.

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Podcast: Title of the podcast

Cevinio

The post Podcast: Title of the podcast appeared first on Cevinio.

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Keeping New Clients in the Pipeline

Insightful Accountant

For small tax practitioners, a consistent flow of new clients is vital for growth. Balancing return completion with lead generation during tax season is key. Building a client pipeline year-round ensures continuous business development.

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The Definitive Guide to Spend Management

The status quo for AP in small and mid-market companies is broken. It consists of messy tech stacks of siloed solutions that give rise to manual work, a lack of control, wasted spend, and unnecessary risks. The benefits of shifting to spend management are tangible, measurable, and are felt across the whole organization. Spend management is a different way of thinking and an innovation whose time has come.

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Why Accountants Quit Public Accounting Firms

Cloud Accounting Podcast

Blake and David meet with Geoffrey Brown of the Illinois CPA Society to examine some key findings from ICPAS's recent retention report, including top reasons for turnover, where departing accountants are going, and ideas for improving work-life balance. Meet Our Guest, Geoffrey Brown LinkedIn: [link] Twitter: [link] Facebook: [link] Instagram: [link] Learn more about the Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS) Website: [link] Listener Survey Please take our listener survey: [link] Need CPE?

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Washington, Lincoln and the U.S. tax system

Accounting Today

In the wake of President's Day, and in the midst of tax season, take a minute to learn about Washington's and Lincoln's key contributions to the U.S. tax system.

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How to Remote Access ATX Professional Tax Software?

Ace Cloud Hosting

ATX professional tax software is an advanced tax preparation software best suited for SMBs, CPAs, and freelance accountants that files simple to complex returns. The software offers many features, such.

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Amazon ECS: Pricing & 5 Cost Optimization Strategies

Economize

Today, agility, scalability, and flexibility are vital contributors to running a successful business. Containerization is a software development process that helps to incorporate these values into software applications. It offers flexibility and consistency while deploying your application across diverse environments.

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Navigating Financial Storms: Strategies for Building Resilient Balance Sheets

Speaker: Carolina Aponte - Owner and CEO, Caja Holdings LLC

In today's rapidly changing business environment, building a resilient balance sheet is crucial to the survival of any business. A resilient balance sheet allows a company to withstand financial shocks and adapt to changing market conditions. To achieve this, companies need to focus on key strategies such as maintaining adequate liquidity, managing debt levels, diversifying revenue streams, and prioritizing profitability over growth.

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ProAdvisor Awards Applications Close Tonight - Take Action Now

Insightful Accountant

The Formal Application Deadline for the 2024 Domestic ProAdvisor Awards process is at 12:59:59 Pacific Time Tonight. This your last opportunity time to complete your formal application before Midnight's deadline.

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How AI is Transforming and Disrupting Audit

Earmark Accounting Podcast

Rob Valdez joins Blake to discuss how artificial intelligence and generative chatbots like ChatGPT could automate routine audit tasks. They also explore the potential to train staff more effectively, save significant time on substantive testing, draft higher quality work, and some challenges around adopting these tools, such as security fears, poor system integration, and partners resistant to change.

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Firms grapple with sustainability reporting and assurance

Accounting Today

Most companies are providing some disclosures about their sustainability efforts, but not as many are getting assurance on their numbers from auditing firms.

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Microsoft 365 Hosting vs. On-Premise: Difference Explained

Ace Cloud Hosting

In today’s fast-paced business world, choosing the right hosting option for Microsoft 365 is crucial. Whether to go with cloud hosting or on-premise deployment can significantly impact productivity and efficiency.

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Putting the ‘Tech’ in Spend Management Techniques

Speaker: Wayne Spivak, President and CFO of SBA * Consulting Ltd., Industry Writer, Public Speaker

If you’re lost in the world of spend management needs and your GAP analysis is lacking perspective on the future state of your business performance, listen up! With the advancement of technology, the implementation of spend management best practices and concrete GAP analyses is more streamlined and accessible than ever before. And while this may sound like great news for you and your clients, it won’t be worthwhile unless you have the latest techniques to back up your ambitions!

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In-House Payroll vs. Outsourcing: Finding the Best Fit for Your Business

Counto

In-House Payroll vs. Outsourcing: Finding the Best Fit for Your Business Whether you’re a startup, SME, or established company, the decision to handle payroll in-house or outsource it requires careful consideration. Each approach comes with its own set of advantages and considerations tailored to your specific needs. Let’s dive into the world of payroll management and explore the pros and cons of in-house payroll versus outsourcing to a professional payroll service.

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LeaseQuery Rebrands as FinQuery

Insightful Accountant

LeaseQuery, with solutions to manage companies’ largest areas of spend, has announced its rebrand as FinQuery.

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The Biggest Check You Can Write to The IRS

Cloud Accounting Podcast

Blake and David break down the IRS's $99 million paper-check limit, how states use tax credits to attract movie productions (sometimes unsuccessfully) and give their take on actor Kenan Thompson losing $1.5 million to fraud as a child. They also cover couples arguing over finances, AI answering tax questions in California, accounting rules hiding commercial real estate loan losses on bank balance sheets, and the lack of action from accounting standards boards to change these rules.

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Art of Accounting: Top growth areas for CPAs

Accounting Today

Many services can be marketed to new clients as well as to existing clients. Once you begin adding services to your clients, more develop.

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Finding “The One:” The Ultimate Guide to Selecting Financial Software

Speaker: Nancy Wu, Head of Sales and Customer Success at SkyStem

As finance and accounting practitioners, you are expected to complete daily operations as well as to manage next generation tools and resources to support a business that is growing in complexity. Having the right software can be critical in juggling and meeting those high expectations. The path to the right software, however, is paved with challenging decisions.

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Your Full Guide: Accounting Software for Midsize Businesses

Plooto

What is accounting software for midsize businesses? Accounting software is a computer program that maintains accounting books to assist bookkeepers. Capabilities of an accounting software can include recording transactions, expense tracking , reporting, reconciling, and real-time insights.

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Payroll Outsourcing vs Payroll Software in Singapore: Making the Right Choice for Your Business

Counto

Payroll Outsourcing vs Payroll Software in Singapore: Making the Right Choice for Your Business What is Payroll Software Payroll software streamlines and automates tasks like wage calculation, tax handling, and government submissions. Additional features may include leave management and shift scheduling, enhancing organisational effectiveness. What is Payroll Outsourced?

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Major Changes to SALT Taxes

Insightful Accountant

Practitioners often overlook SALT law changes unless specialized, but clients expect awareness. State nexus laws are crucial in tax advisory. Even without sales tax services, SALT law changes can signal nexus impacts.

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4 Ways to Reduce AWS Data Transfer Costs

Economize

Introduction Unlike traditional IT models, AWS services do not require any upfront payments or capital investments. The main advantage of using a cloud service is that you can significantly reduce your IT expenditure.

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Quick Start Guide to a Crystal Clear Close

Did you know automating your month-end close can save up to 40% of the time typically spent on manual reconciliations? CFOs and controllers are leveraging SkyStem's workflow management and reconciliation tool to eliminate costly mistakes, ditch manual reconciliations and close faster. Want to know how they do it? Download our Quick Start Guide to a Crystal Clear Close!