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So… what is carbon accounting?

Xero

Understanding the environmental impact of your business is critical in today’s business environment — and carbon accounting is a fundamental step in this process. With carbon accounting increasingly becoming another compliance measure mandated by regulators, businesses of all types and sizes need to get their emissions numbers in order. This is particularly true if you’re a small business that provides goods and services to a larger organisation.

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IRS unveils draft Form 1099-DA for crypto reporting

Accounting Today

The Internal Revenue Service previewed a draft version of the Form 1099-DA on Friday for reporting on the proceeds of digital asset transactions for crypto brokers.

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Check Processing Made Easy with Biller Genie Check Scanning

Accounting Department

Our friends at Biller Genie have announced a new software update that is packed with new features designed to streamline the check processing process and enhance the financial operations of businesses. This update introduces innovative features that will revolutionize how businesses manage paper checks and adapt to the future of accounting software integrations.

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8 Accounts Payable Trends to Watch

Cevinio

How AI and RPA Are Transforming Accounts Payable Processes in the Year Ahead Introducing Our Whitepaper: “8 Accounts Payable Trends to Watch” In the dynamic landscape of financial operations, staying ahead means understanding the evolving trends shaping the future of Accounts Payable (AP). Our latest whitepaper delves into “8 Accounts Payable Trends to Watch: How AI and Robotics Are Transforming Accounts Payable Processes in the Year Ahead.” As businesses navigate through

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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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Google Increases Speed, Granularity of Cost Data and Curates Approach to Anomaly Management

FinOps Foundation

Key Insight: Fast cost data can mean more frequent Data Ingestion , which leads to faster decision-making ability in a FinOps practice. Helpful Anomaly Management means less noise and more news; Some vendors take a curated approach and surface fewer anomalies, while others deliver more alerts and allow you to dial down as needed. At Google Next ‘24, Google Cloud announced several new FinOps features.

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Poor cash flow can sink any business

Accounting Today

If an enterprise doesn't accurately measure and manage cash flow effectively, it won't be able to make sound financial decisions for the future.

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Why Peppol power depends on AP integration

Cevinio

Discover the transformative power of Peppol in e-invoicing and explore the importance of integrating your finance operations […]

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Why Accounting Firms Should Budget for Managed Security Services in [2024]

Ace Cloud Hosting

Data breaches are on the rise. According to Statista, data breaches impacted 353 million individuals in 2023. Hence, with the increasing cyber threat spectrum, cybersecurity has been a focus for.

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IRS wraps up tax season

Accounting Today

The Internal Revenue Service reported stronger performance on Monday, April 15, as it concluded this year's tax filing season, saying it had answered 1 million more phone calls from taxpayers and helped 170,000 people in person compared to last year.

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Unlocking Summer Success: Inside A Typical Summer at ADC | Beyond the Books Podcast by AccountingDepartment.com

Accounting Department

We are thrilled to announce that Episode 17 of our podcast, Beyond the Books , is now live and ready for your listening pleasure.

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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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Feature Focus Fridays - First Look at Figured

Insightful Accountant

Murph takes a first look at 'Figured', a cloud-based agribusiness software app that works with either QuickBooks Online or Xero and that he thinks is '"perfect for farming and ranching.

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Importance of Cybersecurity Awareness Training for Employees in Tax Season [2024]

Ace Cloud Hosting

Tax season 2024 is ongoing, and the tax firms are busy handling their clients’ taxes. However, cybersecurity is one aspect most tax firms ignore during the tax season. Like tax.

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The IRS 2024 Dirty Dozen

Accounting Today

A phish, a mill and a stroll overseas are just three of the 12 major scams the Internal Revenue Service identified for this year's rogues gallery.

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Nailing cash flow statements: How to ensure you know where your business stands

Plooto

Managing cash flow effectively is an essential aspect of running a business smoothly. However, many small businesses struggle with cash flow management, especially if they don’t have a lot of experience in bookkeeping and accounting.

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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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Insightful Accountant Announces Dates for Awards

Insightful Accountant

In an attempt to give our readers some degree of advance notice, Insightful Accountant is announcing the specific dates for which the 2024 ProAdvisor Awards will be announced.

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A Guide to New FWA Guidelines for Singapore SMEs from Dec 2024 

Counto

A Guide to New FWA Guidelines for Singapore SMEs from Dec 2024 Starting December 1, 2024, Singapore will see a significant shift towards supporting flexible work arrangements (FWAs), as mandated by the newly established Tripartite Guidelines. At Counto , we understand the intricacies these changes bring, particularly for SMEs, and are here to help you navigate through them effectively.

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Students take a new path to 150 hours

Accounting Today

The first class members of the AICPA and NASBA's pilot Experience, Learn & Earn program are completing their inaugural semester.

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How the Procurement Function Can Save Your Company Money

Tipalti

Procurement has emerged as a critical function that can help organizations save costs in an ever-changing business landscape.

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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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The Fate of a Finished Filing Season Still in Limbo

Insightful Accountant

The 2024 tax season is ending with fewer hiccups and changes compared to previous years. Pending legislation and court decisions may bring uncertainty for preparers in the future.

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CPF Guide for Employers in Singapore

Counto

CPF Guide for Employers in Singapore At Counto, we understand that as a small business owner or entrepreneur in Singapore, navigating the complexities of the Central Provident Fund (CPF) contributions for your employees can be a daunting task. It’s crucial to get it right, not only to comply with the law but to ensure the financial well-being of your employees.

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Accountants feel more upbeat about global economy

Accounting Today

Accounting and finance professionals are expressing greater confidence about the world economy this year, according to a new survey.

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The difference between direct and indirect labor

Accounting Tools

What is Direct Labor? Direct labor includes all labor that varies with production volume. This means the classification is generally limited to those people working on an assembly line or operating production machinery. What is Indirect Labor? Indirect labor is all types of support and supervisory labor, such as janitorial, maintenance, administrative, and management employees.

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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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QB Talks will 'get you ready' for Modern View Reports in QBO

Insightful Accountant

Get a jump on transitioning to the new 'Modern View' Reports that Intuit is starting to roll out into QuickBooks Online by attending Insightful Accountant's QB Talks on April 24, 2024 at 2:00 Eastern Daylight Saving Time.

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How Google Axion Processor Can Improve Workload Efficiency?

Economize

Google Axion Processor is a groundbreaking development in custom silicon chips, a result of Google’s relentless pursuit of innovation. These custom Arm®-based CPUs represent a significant leap forward in computing technology, with industry-leading performance and energy efficiency.

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PwC shakes up US firm

Accounting Today

PricewaterhouseCoopers US is realigning its organizational structure across three lines of service — Assurance, Tax and Advisory — starting in July.

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Life cycle costing definition

Accounting Tools

What is Life Cycle Costing? Life cycle costing is the process of compiling all costs that the owner or producer of an asset will incur over its lifespan. These costs include the initial investment , future additional investments, and annually recurring costs, minus any salvage value. Life cycle costing is more heavily used by businesses that place an emphasis on long-range planning, so that their multi-year profits are maximized.

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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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International Coverage: Mimo Lauches Platform to Simplify B2B Payments

Insightful Accountant

SMB Financial Management Platform Mimo Raises £15.5M and Launches Platform To Simplify B2B Payments. Mimo's financial suite enables businesses to easily manage money-in and money-out, and is already processing millions of pounds in payments for SMBs.

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Artificial Intelligence: AI Demystified

Oversight

So, what IS this thing called ‘AI’? That’s an intelligent question nobody should be afraid to ask. Here’s a reasonable working definition to start off with: ‘AI is the ability of a computer or machine to do what previously only humans could do.’ After all, machines have been doing stuff we can do - walking, running, hauling, writing, for centuries. But better.

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PCAOB finds auditor evaluation deficiencies

Accounting Today

Seventeen percent of comment forms in 2021 and 2022 contained auditor evaluation deficiencies, according to the PCAOB.

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Profit maximization vs. wealth maximization

Accounting Tools

What is Profit Maximization? Profit maximization is the process by which a business arranges its prices and cost structure to achieve the highest possible profit. The central goal of the organization is to increase its profits. This is a short-term goal, since profits can be maximized to the detriment of customers, who may become annoyed at excessively high pricing, and take their business elsewhere over the long term.

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Global Accounting Principles and Commission Capitalization

Speaker: Ryan Dillard, Chief of Staff Director at CBIZ ARC Consulting LLC; Kelly Hicks, Global Controller at Airbase

ASC 606 is the revenue recognition standard that sets global accounting principles for all private or public companies that enter sales agreements or contracts with customers. Along with ASC 606, ASC 340-40 was added to address accounting costs to obtain a contact and costs to fulfill a contract. Join us for this webinar when Airbase Controller Kelly Hicks and Ryan Dillard, a Director at CBIZ ARC Consulting explore how to approach capitalizing sales commissions under ASC 340-40.