November, 2023

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Why 2024 will be the year of generative AI for investment accounting

Accounting Today

While it initially garnered attention for its creative applications in content and image generation, the true potential of generative AI lies in its ability to unlock new ways of thinking in the business world.

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Revenue vs. Profit: Understanding the Difference and the KPIs that Matter

Accounting Department

Business owners strive to maximize their company’s profits. After all, profits are the primary metric of a successful business. However, not everyone understands the difference between revenue and profit, and why it matters for their business.

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Building a strong network to grow your career

Intuit

Networking plays a crucial role in any career journey, but sometimes it’s hard to know where to start and how to get the most out of every interaction. Recently, Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer (CDEIO) and VP of Talent Development at Intuit, Humera Shahid, sat down with Toronto Intuit employees to chat about all things networking and how to use it to grow your career.

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Celebrating Global Bookkeeping Week

Xero

It’s Global Bookkeeping Week, an annual tradition that recognises bookkeepers from all corners of the globe and a worthy cause for celebration at Xero. From 6-10 November 2023, this dedicated week will see tens of thousands of bookkeepers take a moment to reflect on their incredible contributions to the small business community. Bookkeeping remains a thriving global profession, presenting its practitioners with a unique blend of challenges and enriching experiences.

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8 Signs Your Accounting Team Is Ready to Automate Month-End Close

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

How do you know if your accounting team is ready to automate the month-end close? Join us in this informative webinar, where we share the top 8 signs that indicate that a team has outgrown all existing tools and may be ready to embark upon month-end close automation. We will examine the process clues that help determine whether your team would be a good candidate for automation.

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2024 ProAdvisor Awards Process Begins Today

Insightful Accountant

What does it take to be in the next Top 100. it takes You participating. The 2024 ProAdvisor Awards process begins today. ProAdvisors may nominate themselves or be nominated by another ProAdvisor.

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How To Host A QuickBooks Company File – A Comprehensive Guide

Ace Cloud Hosting

Looking for instructions on hosting a QuickBooks Desktop company file? This is the place for you. QuickBooks Desktop is a powerful accounting software widely implemented by businesses to manage their.

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Happy Thanksgiving From AccountingDepartment.com!

Accounting Department

This year we're especially thankful for our clients and our team - it is their collective energy, positivity, and dedication to success that has made this such a great year.

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Closing the gap for women in tech: why mentorship matters

Intuit

Women and other underrepresented groups in tech have a lot of ground to make up. As of 2023 , only 29% of technologists and 25.5% of senior-level personnel identified as women or non-binary. A peek inside AnitaB.org ’s TechEES report shows only 63.5% of all women and non-binary technologists report a sense of belonging at work, with Black respondents reporting a particularly low sense of belonging.

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Xero Summer Series: Ignite your potential in 2024

Xero

Accountants and bookkeepers, join us for Xero Summer Series Get ready to soak up the summer vibes at the Xero Summer Series – a new event that promises to set the stage for success in 2024. We’ll be turning up the heat in February and early March with a sizzling blend of keynote speakers and networking, set against the sun-kissed landscapes of our vibrant cities – Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.

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FinCEN Set to Begin Enforcement January 1, 2024

Insightful Accountant

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, part of the U.S. Department of Treasury is set to begin Small Entity Compliance implementation and enforcement of provisions related to Beneficial Owners Reporting as of January 1, 2024.

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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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6 Common QuickBooks Hosting Myths Dispelled

Ace Cloud Hosting

QuickBooks hosting is a powerful technology that enables businesses to experiment and innovate rapidly, often regarded as a catalyst for “speed-to-market” and a driver of remote accounting. By providing on-demand.

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Firms look at ways to attract young people to accounting

Accounting Today

Accounting firms need to pay more to bring young people into the profession, as starting salaries are still lagging compared to other fields, and they have to make other changes in how the job is structured.

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Optimizing Spending for Improved Profitability

Accounting Department

As a small and medium-sized business (SMB) owner, managing your cash flow and expenses is crucial to keep your business afloat and profitable. But in today's ever-changing business landscape, controlling costs is easier said than done.

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Global Engineering Days 2023 – a week on the road to beautiful code

Intuit

GED is a weeklong code-a-thon that brings together Intuit technologists from all over the world to innovate and collaborate on projects they’re passionate about. This fall’s GED had a number of “firsts”: #1: Intuit’s Chief Technology Officer, Alex Balazs kicked off the week in Bangalore, India. Over 1,000 technologists from our India office came together in person to watch the GED kickoff, hosted by Alex.

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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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Unlocking the power of open banking: a simple and secure way to pay bills without leaving Xero

Xero

Paying bills is a crucial part of the cash flow equation, and yet it’s usually a very manual process for small business owners. Getting bills into Xero, processing the payment and reconciling each transaction can take time away from important tasks, like growing revenue and managing costs. There is also no standardised way for businesses in the UK to pay bills in bulk.

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Add some "Style" to Your QBO Inventory with Item Variability

Insightful Accountant

As Intuit incorporates more of the QuickBooks Commerce inventory related functionality into various QuickBooks Online SKUs, they are adding some "Style" to QBO Advanced Inventory.

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Cloud vs. Local Servers: Choosing the Best Setup for QuickBooks Enterprise

Ace Cloud Hosting

When it comes to managing finances, QuickBooks Enterprise has proven to be a robust and adaptable option for businesses of all types. However, the critical question is where to install.

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Congress has little time to make tax changes this year

Accounting Today

The demands from various constituencies for tax breaks are not likely to stop lawmakers from proposing or introducing new legislation, if only to position themselves ahead of next November's election.

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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 Ins and Outs of DCAA Accounting for Government Contractors

Accounting Department

When it comes to compliance with government regulations, navigating the intricacies and nuances of DCAA accounting is essential for any government contractor. DCAA stands for Defense Contract Audit Agency, a branch of the Department of Defense that is tasked with auditing and evaluating proposal and contract costs for the government.

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Building Inclusion: supporting career transitions of veterans through mentorship

Intuit

Tell us a little bit about yourself, your connection to the military, and what brought you to Intuit. I am originally from California, but moved to Tucson when I met my spouse. My grandfather served in the U.S. Army Air Forces and my stepfather served in the U.S. Air Force. On my spouse’s side, I ended up surrounded by veterans, with my spouse’s father, brother, grandfather, and grandmother all having served.

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Three things we learnt about small business from the latest XSBI data

Xero

The latest round of Xero Small Business Insights (XSBI) featured plenty of new data showing how small businesses are tracking across Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States. XSBI is released quarterly and uses anonymised and aggregated data to track the performance of, and improve understanding about, small businesses.

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Other QuickBooks Payroll and HR Enhancements

Insightful Accountant

A variety of QuickBooks payroll and human resource enhancements are improving and streamlining they way you can manage payroll whether you provide payroll services, you support clients using payroll, or you manage payroll in-house.

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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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Common Financial Ratios to Analyze Your Business’s Health

Nolan Accounting Center

As a small business owner, it’s important to be aware of the financial health of your business. One of the most powerful tools to help you analyze your business’s health is financial ratios. These ratios provide you with valuable insights into the performance, profitability, and overall financial stability of your business. Nolan Accounting can help you track the financial ratios of your Southeast Wisconsin business.

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Lower 1099-K threshold may force sellers to drop out

Accounting Today

The lowering of the Form 1099-K threshold from $20,000 to $600 will not only produce millions more forms to be sent to taxpayers, but could also prompt many of them to abandon online marketplaces and gig economy jobs.

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Avalara Tax Solutions for Manufacturing Businesses

Accounting Department

The landscape of tax legislation is constantly evolving, and clients are undoubtedly experiencing its impact. Even in the best of times, manufacturers face distinctive challenges when it comes to sales and use tax.

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FundThrough Ranked Number 431 Fastest-Growing Company in North America on the 2023 Deloitte Technology Fast 500™

FundThrough

For Immediate Release PR Contact: Helen Shacklett, Sr. Manager Communications, FundThrough, hshacklett@fundthrough.com FundThrough Ranked Number 431 Fastest-Growing Company in North America on the 2023 Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ Attributes 280% Revenue Growth to integrated partnerships and increased solution awarness. Toronto, ON – November 8, 2023 – FundThrough today announced it ranked 431 on the Deloitte Technology […] The post FundThrough Ranked Number 431 Fastest-Growing Comp

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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!

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We’re introducing eInvoicing to Xero in the UK

Xero

Many governments around the world are introducing eInvoicing as a way to drive digitisation of the small business economy, with some regions even mandating its use. While it’s still early days in the UK, we expect that eInvoicing will eventually become a global best practice standard and a natural part of the cloud accounting process. Today, we’re excited to share that we are the first major small business accounting software company to launch eInvoicing in the UK.

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QuickBooks Online Payroll 'Cost Allocation'

Insightful Accountant

QuickBooks Payroll will soon allow customers to split employee payroll costs into multiple classes and projects, ensuring accurate tracking without additional journal entries.

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How Safe is Lacerte Tax Software on a Cloud Server?

Ace Cloud Hosting

Lacerte Tax Software is a comprehensive cloud solution that helps you make the most of your tax filing. With its easy-to-use features, you can be sure that filing taxes with.

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US weighing reprieve for automakers on electric vehicle tax credits

Accounting Today

The Biden administration has discussed granting automakers a temporary reprieve from new rules poised to limit a consumer tax credit for electric vehicles that contain certain materials from foreign adversaries, a Michigan senator said Tuesday.

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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.