October, 2023

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3 Realities to Make your C-Suite Care about AP Automation

Fidesic blog

Whether you’re talking about your COO, CFO, CIO or the entire executive suite, these folks are probably juggling a lot of moving parts. If they are hesitant to invest or even spend time discussing AP automation, it’s probably because they are dedicating their busy calendar time to what they see as more important and more exciting.

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IRS to offer free direct file online tax system in 13 states

Accounting Today

The Internal Revenue Service plans to run a limited pilot test of its free online tax system in 13 states next tax season, but it will only support certain tax credits.

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Hiring Hybrid for Tax Season (and Beyond)

accountingfly

Hiring Hybrid for Tax Season (and Beyond) Having trouble staffing up for tax season? You’re not alone! The market is tough: candidate supply is still historically low, and many candidates are still looking for remote roles. Meanwhile, many firms are adopting rigid return-to-office policies, which limits their candidate pool to the local market (instead of hiring nationally) and is less appealing to candidates.

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How to think like a cyber criminal to protect your business

Xero

Over the last 12 months, millions of customers around the world have been impacted by some of the biggest data breaches in history. As a small business or advisor working with sensitive personal and financial information every day, the stakes are high. If your business or practice experienced a data breach, it could have a serious impact on your livelihood.

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How to Easily Navigate Crypto Accounting in the Web3 Era

Speaker: Aaron Jacob, VP of Accounting Solutions & Reagan Cook, GTM Lead

Are you struggling to navigate the complexities and challenges that come with crypto accounting? 🤔 This new webinar will cover everything businesses need to know to get started with crypto accounting after incorporating crypto into their business models! Industry experts Aaron Jacob and Reagan Cook of TaxBit will thoroughly explore the prevalent operational hurdles encountered by accounting teams when interacting with crypto on the books, and detail how software solutions can effectively

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DEI: Powering prosperity for all

Intuit

Corporate diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) has been a part of who we are since our founding 40 years ago. We continue to find new ways to foster a company culture that’s as diverse as the communities we serve, and to integrate inclusion and equity into how we operate as a business. Each year, we share an update on this work through our DEI Report.

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Avoid These Common Budgeting Mistakes for Your Business

Accounting Department

Budgeting is crucial for any business that wants to succeed in the long term. As a business owner or CFO for a small to medium-sized business, you may have experienced the challenges of creating and implementing a budget.

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IRS offers process for withdrawing bogus ERC claims

Accounting Today

The Internal Revenue Service is giving employers a way to rescind inaccurate claims for the Employee Retention Credit if they've fallen victim to a scam at the hands of so-called "ERC mills.

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Chase Bank Requires QuickBooks Accounts' Reconnections

Insightful Accountant

As part of security enhancements being implemented between mid-October and the end of November 2023, Chase Bank will require all QBO and QuickBooks Desktop users to reconnect their bank connections.

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Our new AI-powered contact predictions have arrived

Xero

We recently announced at Xerocon Sydney that our team was busy enhancing the AI algorithms that power bank reconciliation in Xero, so it would recognise new contacts in your statement lines (even when they’re not in your contact list). We’re excited to share that this new feature is now live and available to all Xero customers globally. Here’s how it works and how to recognise it when it appears in your bank reconciliation.

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Small Business Insights from the Intuit QuickBooks Small Business Index Annual Report 2023

Intuit

Table of Contents Overview Key findings Overview Small businesses play a pivotal role in the global economy as engines of innovation and job creation. Despite their critical importance, the insights needed to fully understand the health and challenges of small businesses have been in short supply. Until now. This year marks the inaugural release of the Intuit QuickBooks Small Business Index Annual Report.

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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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ADC Reinvents at EO Nerve 2023

Accounting Department

Our team rounded out another successful year of EO events last week while attending EO Nerve. ADC Business Development Representative, Shawn Marcum, and Content Manager, Mike DeFusco, attended the multi-day event in Tampa, FL.

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Could a simple licensing change increase the number of CPAs by 15%?

Blake Oliver

A University of Denver professors suggests replacing the 150-hour rule with a four-year degree and two years of work experience.

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EAs call on IRS to restart balance due notices

Accounting Today

The National Association of Enrolled Agents is asking the Internal Revenue Service to resume sending reminder notices immediately to non-filers and those with balances due of more than $10,000.

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The Secrets to Lasting Business Growth for Non-Marketers

Insightful Accountant

Everything comes down to marketing. Balanced Awakenings' Dr. Hannah Yang provides some insights practice owners can use to help leverage their market strategies and build momentum.

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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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How small businesses can get themselves ready for Cyber Monday

Xero

This guest blog was written by the team at ecommerce accounting integration, Amaka. Cyber Monday was originally an opportunity for ecommerce businesses to dish out huge promotions after Thanksgiving in the United States, but it’s now become a phenomenon around the world. In 2022, Cyber Monday brought in a total of $ 11.3 billion USD in the United States alone, representing one of the biggest online shopping days of the year.

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Powering A More Sustainable Future Through Solar Energy in Virginia and West Virginia

Intuit

In support of our Climate Positive Program’s commitment to reduce 2 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions outside our operations by 2030, we are investing in equitable deployment of sustainable solutions like renewable energy. The program aims to support a ‌transition to 21st-century renewable energy sources coupled with job and learning opportunities for students in underserved communities.

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The BILL Spend & Expense Approach to Making Expense Management Easy

Accounting Department

When running a business, keeping track of expenses can be a daunting task. From petty cash expenses to vendor payments, you need to ensure every penny spent is accounted for. That's where expense reports come in.

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11 Best Movies Accountants Must Watch in 2024

Ace Cloud Hosting

In a world where numbers and spreadsheets often take center stage, it’s time for accountants and financial enthusiasts to let their hair down and embrace the cinematic side of life.

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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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Younger accountants more likely to leave employers

Accounting Today

Young accounting and finance professionals have been seeing the highest turnover over the past two years and are most likely to leave their current jobs over the next year, according to a new report.

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It's Time for QBTalks and the QBO Update

Insightful Accountant

Join Liz Scott on Wednesday, October 18, 2023 at 2 PM Eastern for the latest and greatest news about the QuickBooks Online product line-up. You won't want to miss it.

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How beating the digital drag can help fuel your small business growth

Xero

From your local plumber and barber, to your favourite cafe, these small businesses sit at the heart of our communities. They are the ones driving jobs, economic growth and a place for people to come together. These smallest businesses — those employing up to nine people — make up 15% of the UK’s turnover, and provide over a quarter of jobs. But despite this, a “digital drag” is holding the smallest firms back from reaching their full potential.

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Community Association Management Industry Trends for 2024 

AvidXchange

Community association managers have many responsibilities. From fielding resident concerns to handling accounting and legal matters to ensuring the maintenance of amenities and much more. These duties are made more difficult when working in an environment with outdated tools and inefficient processes. To better support employees, many community association management companies are turning to digital tools.

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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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It's Fantasy Sports Season at ADC! | Beyond the Books Podcast by AccountingDepartment.com

Accounting Department

In this episode, join Kevin, Alicia, and Sarah as they discuss the setup and execution of various fantasy sports leagues throughout the year.

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Top Cloud Models for QuickBooks Desktop

Ace Cloud Hosting

As technology continues to evolve rapidly, it is no surprise that small businesses and entrepreneurs are constantly looking for innovative ways to enhance their operations. While QuickBooks Desktop has been.

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IRS introduces business tax accounts as it targets big corporations for audits

Accounting Today

The Internal Revenue Service is making improvements to its online tax professional accounts and hiring more accountants as it ramps up enforcement.

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NetSuite Extends Analytics Warehouse

Insightful Accountant

By extending Analytics Warehouse, NetSuite hopes to help customers gain greater and faster value from their data. Companies are using the newly enhanced AI-powered features of NSAW to simplify data management and access greater insights.

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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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The single client record is coming: here’s what your practice needs to know

Xero

*Please note that while the process remains the same, all references to Xero Tax are applicable to Australia and New Zealand only. One of the most important ways we’re helping you save time and grow your practice is by moving towards a future where Xero Practice Manager (XPM), Xero HQ and Xero Tax will be seamlessly connected. This will streamline your workflows and give you confidence that your data is accurate and your teams are all working from the same information – no matter what practice

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2024 Real Estate Forecast

AvidXchange

As the year winds down, professionals in the real estate industry are naturally looking forward, planning budgets and goals for next year. Our 2024 real estate forecast predicts significant change in the retail and commercial sectors as well as an increased focus on building organizational efficiencies with technology. Below are a few of the top trends that will impact the 2024 real estate forecast.

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Is It Time to Outsource Your Bookkeeping? A Guide for Business Owners

Accounting Department

Managing the financial aspects of a business is a critical task that demands accuracy, expertise, and time. As your business grows, so does the complexity of your financial transactions, leaving you with less time to focus on core operations.

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Streamlining Talent Acquisition for Small CPA & Bookkeeping Firms: Includes Checklist

The Successful Bookkeeper

For small CPA and bookkeeping firms with fewer than five employees, the decision to outsource can be transformative. It offers access to specialised skills, cost savings, and scalability during peak seasons. However, a significant concern that often lingers is, "How can I quickly onboard the right Outsource resources?". In this article, we will explore the crucial aspect of effective onboarding and integration of Outsource accounting professionals, emphasising the need for a swift and seamless p

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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.