March, 2024

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Tax season so far: Looking for answers

Accounting Today

Taxpayers are accessing the IRS website much more this year than last to find the answers they need, with more than 410 millions visits through March 15.

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To franchise or not to franchise: What should a business consider before taking the leap?

Xero

Dive into the world of franchising in this Q&A with Lime Licensing ’s CEO, Andy Cheetham, as he shares his expertise, insights, and advice for businesses looking to franchise. How can a business determine if its model is suitable for franchising? Franchising is all about replication. If your current business can create a clone of itself in another location then it’s likely that your clone could be a franchise, provided it can be profitable of course!

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Here’s how women at Intuit inspire inclusion

Intuit

March is a special month because it honors the contributions and achievements women have made throughout history. The theme for Women’s History Month in 2024 is inspiring inclusion, which recognizes the importance of embracing everyone and excluding no one. At Intuit, we recognize that individuals are multi-layered, and their experiences shape who they are.

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Understanding Dimensions in Dynamics 365 Business Central vs. Segments in Dynamics GP (Great Plains)

Fidesic blog

If you are using Microsoft Dynamics GP and moving to Dynamics 365 Business Central, Dimensional Accounting is one of the major differences you will encounter in your accounting processes. Dimensional accounting has become a standard process available in many contemporary accounting software and ERP solutions. In this post we give a basic definition of Dimensional accounting and then give a rundown on how Business Central Dimensional accounting is different from Dynamics GP processes.

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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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Financial Challenges Faced by Non-Profits and Solutions to Help Them Succeed

Accounting Department

Non-profit organizations often stand at the frontier of social change, operating with the noblest of causes but facing challenges unique to their sector, particularly in the financial realm. With a mission-driven focus and often a limited budget, navigating the complex financial landscape of a non-profit can be daunting.

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Is BOI Reporting Already Dead?

Insightful Accountant

A judge ruled the Corporate Transparency Act's ownership reporting unconstitutional for NSBA and its 60,000+ members by March 1, 2024. This may trigger similar cases nationwide, impacting BOI reporting. Practitioners need to plan their response.

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Xero invoicing: how we’re building a smarter, more flexible future

Xero

We recently announced that we’ll be retiring the older version of our invoicing product — classic invoicing — on 2 September 2024. We know you have plenty of questions and concerns about this change, so we thought we’d share an update on what’s happening behind the scenes. The good news: our teams are busy building a new invoicing product that is going to give you far more flexibility and customisation in the future, with beautiful checkout experiences and unlimited payment methods.

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Powering Prosperity, One Community at a Time

Intuit

In fact, the number of Americans living in distressed communities is astounding – one in about six do. So it’s not surprising that many Intuit customers also live in these communities located in more than 10,000 distressed zip codes. These customers often will face a myriad of socio-economic hurdles, which is reflected in fewer residents completing their high school education, driving higher unemployment with more living below the poverty line.

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Top Remote Accountants for Hire | March 29, 2024

accountingfly

Top Remote Accounting Candidates This Week Are you struggling to hire remote accountants? Accountingfly is ready to partner with you. With Always-On Recruiting , you can gain full access to a pool of highly skilled and experienced remote accountants. Plus, there’s no up-front cost! Below is a small selection of our available top accounting candidates this week.

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AccountingDepartment.com's 20th Year is Here!

Accounting Department

Two decades ago, a brilliant CPA joined forces with a daring sales expert, united in their mission to revolutionize how entrepreneurs approached their accounting needs—and thus, AccountingDepartment.com came into existence. While that may be the condensed version passed down in company lore, the reality is far more captivating and undoubtedly inspiring.

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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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Vote for 2024 Domestic ProAdvisor Awards Closes Tomorrow

Insightful Accountant

Voting for the 2024 Domestic (US & its Territories) ProAdvisor Awards will close April 2, 2024 at 23:59:59 Pacific Time. If you haven't voted, get your vote in today.

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Court rules Corporate Transparency Act unconstitutional: What's next

Accounting Today

An Alabama federal district court held that the Corporate Transparency Act is unconstitutional, stating it "exceeds the Constitution's limits on Congress' power.

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International Women’s Day: Celebrating small business founders and leaders

Xero

The UN theme for International Women’s Day (IWD) this year is ‘Invest in women: Accelerate progress’. The lack of investment in gender equality measures is seen to be a human rights issue by the UN, and a cornerstone for building inclusive societies. Climate change, geopolitical conflicts and the current economic system exacerbate inequality and disproportionately impact women.

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Intuit partners with The Farmlink Project to address climate change and combat food waste

Intuit

Intuit has joined forces with The Farmlink Projec t , a nonprofit organization dedicated to redirecting unsold fresh produce to underserved communities. The joint initiative resulted in over 8 million meals delivered to communities in Los Angeles and prevented over 9 million pounds of food from going to waste since 2023. In addition, more than 13,000 tons of CO2e emissions have been avoided since 2023 with this collaboration, which is equivalent to taking almost 3,000 gasoline-powered vehicles o

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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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From Psychology to Programming: Navigating My Journey into the Tech Industry

Plooto

What led you to go into the tech industry? I started university studying psychology because it was my passion. In my second year, like everyone does, I took what I thought would be a really easy course: Computer Science 101. Many people might not think computer science would be an easy study, but for some reason, I thought it would be a breeze. Turns out, for me it was.

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Streamlining Financial Processes: The Impact of Client Accounting Services on Efficiency

Accounting Department

Efficient financial processes are essential for the success and growth of any business. However, managing tasks like invoicing, payroll management, and financial reporting can be time-consuming and complex, diverting valuable resources from core operations. This is where client accounting services come into play. In this blog post, we will explore how client accounting services (CAS) streamline financial processes for businesses, highlighting the benefits of outsourcing accounting functions to i

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Beyond Survival: Transforming the Busy Season with AI and Proactive Strategies

Insightful Accountant

Contributing Author Katie Thomas, CPA shows you how you can not only make it through "the busy season' by help future-proof your firm by adopting AI and proactive strategies.

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SEC approves watered down climate disclosure rule

Accounting Today

A divided Securities and Exchange Commission voted to approve a new rule that would require companies to provide climate-related disclosures to investors, but scaled back the original proposal to exclude disclosure of so-called Scope 3 emissions from their supply chains, and exempt many smaller companies.

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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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We’re paying back time with new changes in Xero Payroll

Xero

If you’re running a small business that employs staff, you know the administrative ‘to-do’ list can be quite lengthy. Onboarding, managing timesheets, setting wages, processing payroll, preparing for end of financial year … it can all take up valuable time. Pay runs in particular need to be easy and efficient for you, as well as your accountant and bookkeeper.

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2023 Year in Review—A Letter from Our CEO

Tipalti

Chen Amit recaps Tipalti milestones of 2023 and emphasizes Tipalti’s commitment to being the best partner in finance automation for 2024, and beyond.

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Top 12 Add-Ons For ATX Software That Save Time and Money

Ace Cloud Hosting

One of the most preferred professional tax software for CPAs, small accounting firms, and individual tax preparers, ATX is easy to use and has a forms-based interface. It is readily.

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Social Media Strategies for Business Growth in the Digital World | Beyond the Books Podcast by AccountingDepartment.com

Accounting Department

We are thrilled to announce that Episode 15 of our podcast, Beyond the Books , is now live and ready for your listening pleasure.

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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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Insightful Accountant Announces Inaugural Advisory Panel

Insightful Accountant

We are excited to announce the members of Insightful Accountant’s inaugural Advisor Panel. The primary purpose of the panel is to help us stay “in touch” with the audience we serve and to continue to provide the content you, our audience, want.

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The fastest-growing firms in the U.S. — 2024

Accounting Today

The 25 accounting practices with the highest revenue growth in percentage terms in 2023 from Accounting Today's Top 100 and Regional Leaders list.

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Your 10-step checklist for end of financial year in 2024

Xero

We know end of financial year is a busy time, so we’ve prepared a quick 10-step checklist to help you cover your bases at the end of FY24 and start the new financial year off strong. If you’re using Xero, you can find more helpful information in our handy guide for getting ready for financial year end. End of financial year checklist for business owners In no particular order, here are some tasks to tick off to set yourself (and your business) up for a successful FY25. 1.

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Considering a Merchant Cash Advance? Answer This One Question

FundThrough

We’ve been noticing a trend: an increasing number of our clients have merchant cash advances (MCAs) listed on their lien reports. A recent U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau report highlights this surge, revealing that MCA use more than doubled over five years, leading to heightened regulatory scrutiny. This quick-fix financial solution, often seen as an […] The post Considering a Merchant Cash Advance?

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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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Your Essential Tax Filing Checklist for 2024 [Free Download]

Ace Cloud Hosting

As the calendar flips to another year, tax professionals across the country gear up for the annual ritual of tax season. The year 2024 brings with it a set of.

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A Small Business Guide to Building Out a Chart of Accounts in QBO

Accounting Department

QuickBooks Online makes a chart of accounts accessible, but it's up to you to tailor it to your business's unique structure and financial tracking needs.

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Predictions for Post Election Tax Law Changes

Insightful Accountant

The Senate Finance Committee recently held a hearing to discuss Biden’s proposed budget and tax law changes and tax pros are now speculating what those proposals may mean for the rest of 2024.

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Accounting firm sued over Ponzi scheme

Accounting Today

Investors have filed a lawsuit against an accounting firm alleging it helped a client maintain a Ponzi scheme involving cash advances that led to the loss of millions of dollars.

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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.