Blogs - Accounting

Evaluating the Impact of the Heartbleed Bug

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Doug Sleeter
Title: President
Company: The Sleeter Group, Inc.
(President at The Sleeter Group, Inc.) | 04-22-2014
In my recent article “The Heartbleed Bug and Business Security,” I talked about how some websites would be vulnerable to this security flaw and others would not. I was curious as...
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Embracing Technology vs. Just Playing Along

Posted by
Doug Sleeter
Title: President
Company: The Sleeter Group, Inc.
(President at The Sleeter Group, Inc.) | 04-15-2014
  There should be no doubt among accounting professionals that cloud solutions and web-based applications are changing how we all do business. Those avoiding Facebook, Twitter, and even online...
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All SBA Lenders Are Not Created Equal

Posted by
Doug Sleeter
Title: President
Company: The Sleeter Group, Inc.
(President at The Sleeter Group, Inc.) | 04-14-2014
  A client recently called our office and told us he had a 680 FICO credit score and because of this, he wasn’t qualified for a Small Business Association (SBA) loan. This couldn’t...
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The Heartbleed Bug and Business Security

Posted by
Doug Sleeter
Title: President
Company: The Sleeter Group, Inc.
(President at The Sleeter Group, Inc.) | 04-10-2014
  No, not “Heartburn,” it’s “Heartbleed,” but it’s a security bug that may give you heartburn. The Heartbleed Bug is a weakness that allows the stealing of...
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Tips to Improve Your Public Presentations

Posted by
Doug Sleeter
Title: President
Company: The Sleeter Group, Inc.
(President at The Sleeter Group, Inc.) | 04-08-2014
  If you would rather read thousands of pages of tax code, jump out of a moving car that’s going 90 mph, or sing “You Light Up My Life” at the neighborhood karaoke bar than...
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The Daily Grind With Office Documents: The burden of spreadsheets on your decision-making

Posted by
Rachel Slininger
Title: PMM
Company: WebFilings
(PMM at WebFilings) | 04-03-2014
At the core of nearly every finance and accounting team remains the common spreadsheet—capturing millions of data points each day. Spreadsheets are useful for housing data and incorporating...
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QuickBooks Online Keyboard Shortcuts

Posted by
Doug Sleeter
Title: President
Company: The Sleeter Group, Inc.
(President at The Sleeter Group, Inc.) | 04-02-2014
QuickBooks Online keyboard shortcuts? We don’t need no stinkin’ keyboard shortc– Wait, wait wait! Heck yeah we do!! And I’m here to set the record straight folks, there ARE...
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If the Only Tool You Have Is a Hammer

Posted by
Doug Sleeter
Title: President
Company: The Sleeter Group, Inc.
(President at The Sleeter Group, Inc.) | 03-31-2014
  One of the great concerns that has surfaced for me in the last 10 years is the number of accounting software systems that have been installed without a real selection process occurring....
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The Virtues of Automating Reconciliation

Posted by
Robert Kugel
Title: Senior Vice President
Company: Ventana Research
(Senior Vice President at Ventana Research) | 03-29-2014
Reconciling accounts at the end of a period is one of those mundane finance department tasks that is ripe for automation. Reconciliation is the process of comparing account data (at the balance...
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Guidance on taxation of virtual currency

Posted by
Annette Nellen
Title: Professor
Company: San Jose State University
(Professor at San Jose State University) | 03-29-2014
There are tax consequences of mining Bitcoin, investing in it or using it to buy or sell goods or services. Prior to the IRS release of Notice 2014-21 this week (3/25/14), we didn't know whether...
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QuickBooks 2014 R5 Excel Problem Fixed

Posted by
Doug Sleeter
Title: President
Company: The Sleeter Group, Inc.
(President at The Sleeter Group, Inc.) | 03-27-2014
  Intuit released the QuickBooks 2014 R5 revision about two weeks ago, and not long after that, we started seeing a lot of reports about problems with exporting reports to Excel and emailing...
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Re-sorting QuickBooks Lists to Fix Problems

Posted by
Doug Sleeter
Title: President
Company: The Sleeter Group, Inc.
(President at The Sleeter Group, Inc.) | 03-24-2014
  Re-sorting QuickBooks lists is a simple but often effective way to fix a number of problems you may run into with QuickBooks for Windows and QuickBooks for Mac. It’s a trick that many...
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