December, 2023

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Economic trends to help your business plan for 2024

Xero

The past year has been a bumpy ride for many. Most owners have been focused on maintaining cash flow, as they deal with the combination of rising costs and a limited capacity to lift their prices as customers become increasingly scarce. As 2024 approaches, it’s a good time for small business owners to think about business planning for the next 12 months.

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IRS plans foreign tax credit rules

Accounting Today

The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service expect to issue proposed regulations to address the application of the foreign tax credit and related rules and the dual consolidated loss rules to certain types of taxes described in the GloBE Model Rules.

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11 things we’ve learned about using AI together

Intuit

AI is changing the game across industry sectors around the world. While some companies are struggling to upskill their workforce in this supercharged environment, Intuit is staying a step ahead. Shannon Orr, Intuit’s assistant general counsel for AI, says, “We want to be innovators. We want to experiment.” That’s why we’re encouraging our employees to explore a wide variety of use cases with AI and generative AI (GenAI).

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Budgeting and Planning for 2024: A Guide for Businesses

Accounting Department

With a new year just around the corner, it's time for organizations to start thinking about their budgets for 2024 - if they haven't already. Effective budgeting and planning are critical to the success of any business. It helps in making smart financial decisions, optimizing resource allocation, and achieving business objectives.

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Live Demo: How to Achieve Reconciliation Zen

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

Automation generally supercharges any process and brings its value to the forefront. See how infusing automation such as ART (our month-end close solution), into your close can get you to the next level of closing. We will share a live demo of SkyStem's solution, ART and share the key elements of month-end close automation. Through ART, we'll take a look at: What month-end close automation entails Which process steps can and should be automated Benefits of achieving process automation, and Why i

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Batch Stuck In Posting Dynamics GP (Great Plains) How to Use Batch Recovery

Fidesic blog

If you have a batch that is stuck in posting or has been sent to recovery this post is going to help you figure out how to recover that batch and figure out what is causing the error so you can fix it and post it. You can watch the video or follow the steps below.

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How Lacerte Software Streamlines Tax Preparation Processes

Ace Cloud Hosting

Tax preparation can be a daunting task, especially for those new to the field. Lacerte Software offers a comprehensive solution that simplifies the process and ensures accuracy and compliance. Lacerte.

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FASB issues cryptoasset standard

Accounting Today

The Financial Accounting Standards Board released its long-awaited accounting standards update to improve the accounting for and disclosure of certain cryptoassets.

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A Place Where Women in Sales Want to Work

Intuit

Championing women in sales When companies ramp up their diversity and inclusion efforts, their focus usually goes to tech and engineering roles. But women are underrepresented in sales, too. That’s why it’s meaningful that Intuit was recently recognized as number one on the list of the “Top 25 Companies Where Women Want to Work” released by GirlsClub, a professional organization focused on getting more women in sales leadership.

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Types of Reports in QuickBooks: A Comprehensive Guide

Accounting Department

Reports play a crucial role in managing a business effectively, and QuickBooks provides a wide range of reports that can help small and medium-sized businesses track their financial performance and make informed decisions. These reports provide valuable insights into various aspects of the business, such as income, expenses, sales, inventory, and payroll.

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Wire Transfer vs ACH Transfer

Fidesic blog

Digital payments saw a major increase in recent years as remote work becomes more common. Both ACH and wire transfers move funds from one bank account to another, but there are key differences. Let's start with defining each and then we will compare Wire Transfer vs ACH Transfer.

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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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QuickBooks Revises 1099 Process for 2023 Filings

Insightful Accountant

Preparing, filing, and correcting 1099s is now easier than ever in QuickBooks Online. New workflow, reporting, free e-file of corrections and E-file payment flexibility and will be available for the 2023 filing period.

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Build the ultimate app stack to help skyrocket your practice growth

Xero

In today’s accounting and bookkeeping practices, you can find yourself juggling client communications, compliance and acting increasingly in advisory roles – all while still managing your ever-growing daily management tasks. It’s understandable that you may often find yourself spending more time on the admin side of your practice than growing it. So how can you streamline time spent on admin, workflows and processes?

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IRS falls short when employees get arrested

Accounting Today

The Internal Revenue Service needs to do a better job of keeping track of employees who are arrested by law enforcement and notifying their colleagues, according to a new report.

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The Support to Grow your Tax and Bookkeeping Career, Your Way

Intuit

Anisha Wells wants to make a difference in this world for her family—and for just about everyone else she knows and meets. She developed a real passion for helping and serving others in her previous roles as a daycare director and property manager. However, Anisha’s unpredictable work schedule often left her with little to no work-life balance as she juggled her demanding personal and professional commitments.

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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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Looking Back at a Year of ADC Sponsored Events!

Accounting Department

Each year, our team gears up to attend events all over the United States that AccountingDepartment.com proudly sponsors. As a proud supporter of Vistage International, Entrepreneurs’ Org, EOS Worldwide, CEO Coaching International, Genius Network, Small Giants Summit, HubZone, Women Presidents’ Organization, and B2B CFO®, our team gets to experience many great events, meet many amazing people, and see our clients from all over.

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5 Ways to Modernize Your Office & Boost Productivity

Fidesic blog

Why Performance and Productivity Increase when you Modernize Office Décor Let's face it, offices have changed dramatically in the last few years. Since many leaders are already re-imagining their office setups, now is the perfect time to reboot and modernize office décor and design. In this post we will look at 5 data-prove n new office interior design ideas to modernize office and boost productivity.

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Cloud Hosted QuickBooks Enterprise Security for Your Business – A Comprehensive Guide

Ace Cloud Hosting

QuickBooks Enterprise is a comprehensive accounting software designed to help businesses manage their finances, inventory, and operations efficiently. Being a repository for sensitive financial information, QuickBooks Enterprise demands a comprehensive.

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Five tech trends for small businesses in 2024

Xero

In the early 2000s, accessing the internet was through a dial-up connection which could take anywhere from 30 seconds to a couple of minutes to establish a connection. In 2023, generative AI tools can generate poems, short stories and complex legal and medical documents in a matter of seconds. The pace of technological change is accelerating and it’s reshaping just about every aspect of how we live, work, socialise and play.

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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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PwC names Mohammed Kande as new global chair

Accounting Today

Kande has been the firm's global advisory leader since 2019 and also currently serves as co-leader of the U.S. Consulting Solutions side, where he has been involved in the firm's artificial intelligence efforts.

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From Hollywood Dreams to a Purpose-Driven Tax and Bookkeeping Career

Intuit

Alvin Clavon knows how to navigate the often-twisty roads of life. After college, Alvin secured a job on a TV production set with a cross-country move to a promising career in Hollywood. Alvin quickly learned his first professional lesson: always get an offer in writing. Once in L.A., the deal was off and Alvin found himself looking for work in a hard-to-navigate Hollywood scene. “If I had to describe my journey, it’s been one of searching.

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Outsourced Client Accounting Services: Streamlining Financial Management

Accounting Department

Outsourced client accounting services play a crucial role in helping businesses take control of their financials. These services involve outsourcing the accounting and bookkeeping tasks to a third-party service provider, allowing businesses to focus on their core operations. The role of outsourced client accounting services goes beyond basic bookkeeping; it includes managing accounts payable and receivable, payroll processing, financial reporting, and more.

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14 Awesome Accounting Blogs for Accountants & Accounting Mangers

Fidesic blog

Looking for the best accountants blog? We couldn't narrow it down to just one so we chose to list 14 great blogs for accountants and other thought leadership sources on accounting. The accounting blog topics vary slightly for each one. The first 9 blogs are general accounting blogs and news sources. The last 5 are geared toward accounts payable and payments industries, because that's what we are focused on.

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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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Sage 50 – Features, Use Case, Alternatives, & Limitations

Ace Cloud Hosting

Managing finances and accounting is a crucial aspect of any business, regardless of its size. Sage 50 Accounting software has long been a trusted solution for businesses looking to streamline.

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Thanks for coming along to the New Zealand Roadshow 2023

Xero

As we wrap up the 2023 Xero New Zealand’s Roadshow , we want to reflect on the success of what was our largest Roadshow in the Asia-Pacific region. Starting in Dunedin this October, we travelled across Aotearoa New Zealand, making stops in Christchurch, Wellington, and Hamilton, before finishing in Auckland; amounting to 10 hours and 30 minutes travelled by each Roadshow member.

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IMA certification aims to address accounting talent shortage

Accounting Today

The Institute of Management Accountants is rolling out a new Financial and Managerial Accounting Associate certification that requires no prerequisites like a college degree.

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Murph hosts a ProAdvisor Meetup for January's QB Talks

Insightful Accountant

What better time of the year to find out what you are thinking.ProAdvisors are invited to January's "open microphone' edition of QB Talks to tell us what you think about the ProAdvisor Awards, the ProAdvisor Program and recent QB-Desktop news.

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Book of Secrets for the Month-End Close

Developing a consistent month-end close doesn’t need to be a mystery. We’re sharing our top 10 secrets (plus one bonus!) for streamlining your close.

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5 SMB Trends to Expect in 2024

Accounting Department

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are essential to the economy, accounting for more than half of all jobs worldwide. In recent years, several trends have impacted how SMBs operate, and we can expect even more changes to come in 2024. To prepare for the future, businesses must be aware of these shifts and adapt accordingly. In this blog post, we will discuss five SMB trends that we can expect to see in 2024, dealing with AI, customer experience, sustainability, and cybersecurity.

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Is ACH Safe? Are ACH Payments Safe Compared to other Methods?

Fidesic blog

ACH payments are a safe way to pay vendor invoices and employee payroll. According to data from NACHA fewer than 0.03% of ACH transactions are returned as unauthorized. ACH remains the preferred payment method for accounts payable departments to pay their vendors. ACH payments grew to 26.8 billion transactions in 2020 (a 8.2% YOY increase) according to NACHA , the organization that oversees ACH activity.

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The 35 Most Asked QuickBooks Hosting Questions and Answers in [2024]

Ace Cloud Hosting

Discover responses to frequently asked QuickBooks hosting queries from users and additional resources. Are you curious about QuickBooks hosting and wondering if it suits your business? You’re not alone! Explore.

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We’re partnering with Flinks to improve your bank feeds in Xero

Xero

We know the insights you get out of Xero are only as good as the data that goes in. That’s why we’re committed to improving both the number and quality of bank feeds across Canada and the US. It’s something we promised you we would focus on, and we’re excited to share that we’ve made some great progress. Today, we’ve announced a new partnership with Flinks , which will give you access to more than 20 high-quality bank feeds in Xero.

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Best Practices to Ace Your Close

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

Whether you’re on a 1-day close or a 10-day close, there are some fundamental commonalities that all strong accounting departments share when it comes to the month-end close. Please join us for an informative webinar where we share best practices that your team can implement today to ace your close! 1 CPE credit will be provided for qualifying participants.