Blogs - Accounting

Top 5 Things All Successful Business Owners Do Regularly

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Doug Sleeter
Title: President
Company: The Sleeter Group, Inc.
(President at The Sleeter Group, Inc.) | 02-23-2015
Running a successful business is no easy feat. Planning and projecting will only get you so far, and after a while, you’ll need to grow, learn and adapt in order to achieve continued success....
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Partnerships: Do They Work?

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Doug Sleeter
Title: President
Company: The Sleeter Group, Inc.
(President at The Sleeter Group, Inc.) | 02-19-2015
From time to time, practitioners ask me my opinion about partnerships – specifically, should they enter into a partnership arrangement with another CPA or accountant? I think there are...
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Business Technology That You Can Use from CES

Posted by
Doug Sleeter
Title: President
Company: The Sleeter Group, Inc.
(President at The Sleeter Group, Inc.) | 02-11-2015
What technology that impacts QuickBooks and small business did you miss from the reporting at the annual Consumer Electronic Show (CES)? There are plenty of reports on virtual reality goggles,...
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IFAC Updates Code of Ethics

Posted by
Curtis Verschoor
Title: CEO
Company: C. C. Verschoor & Associates
(CEO at C. C. Verschoor & Associates) | 02-09-2015
By Curtis C. Verschoor, CMA, CPA The International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA) is updating its Code of Ethics to provide more guidance for professional accountants in business. One...
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Are Bookkeepers Becoming Obsolete?

Posted by
Doug Sleeter
Title: President
Company: The Sleeter Group, Inc.
(President at The Sleeter Group, Inc.) | 02-03-2015
It’s the argument I’ve been hearing my whole life.  Will machines replace people?  And now with the proliferation of cloud accounting software, our industry is asking, “...
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Understand QuickBooks FIFO Costing Before Making the Switch

Posted by
Doug Sleeter
Title: President
Company: The Sleeter Group, Inc.
(President at The Sleeter Group, Inc.) | 02-02-2015
About a year ago I had an Enterprise client come to me stating that her QuickBooks file ”had to be corrupt.” The information she was pulling up wasn’t correct, in her mind, and she...
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When Is Alternative Lending Good For Small Business?

Posted by
Doug Sleeter
Title: President
Company: The Sleeter Group, Inc.
(President at The Sleeter Group, Inc.) | 01-28-2015
The alternative lending industry is a hot topic among those involved in finance as well as small business owners seeking working capital. The expensive yet accessible loan products offered by...
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It was high time the FASB eliminated ‘extraordinary items,’ and they finally did

Posted by
Stephen Ambler
Title: Director of Service & Delivery
Company: RoseRyan
(Director of Service & Delivery at RoseRyan) | 01-27-2015
Companies will no longer have to call out extraordinary items on the income statement following the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s recent issuance of an accounting standards update....
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The State of Cloud Accounting 2015

Posted by
Doug Sleeter
Title: President
Company: The Sleeter Group, Inc.
(President at The Sleeter Group, Inc.) | 01-27-2015
Starting the new year, I wanted to take a few moments to see where we’ve come so far in cloud accounting, the major events 0f 2014, and then partake in a little speculation as to what 2015...
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We Could All Learn Client Service Lessons From Disney

Posted by
Doug Sleeter
Title: President
Company: The Sleeter Group, Inc.
(President at The Sleeter Group, Inc.) | 01-26-2015
Although it’s well known that Disneyworld’s tagline is the “Happiest Place on Earth,” everyone’s definition of “happiest” is different. Let me pose one,...
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Relationship Building with Auditors: It is Well Worth Your Time

Posted by
Ernie Humphrey CTP
Title: CFO
Company: Function Form Staging & Design
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(CFO at Function Form Staging & Design) | 01-17-2015
In an audit relationship a two-way street of learning can make the audit process much less painful for both parties. Conversations among practitioners often consist of complaining about how...
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11 Awesome Blogs Every Financial Professional Should Follow

Posted by
Denise Loter-Koch
Title: President/CEO
Company: ebs Associates
(President/CEO at ebs Associates) | 12-18-2014
Taking the occasional break to read news, reviews or even whimsical stories from colleagues can be beneficial to your professional development. Getting insight and ideas into the latest technology,...
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