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Christie Jahn
Title: CFO
Company: Atlantic Wireless Communications
(CFO at Atlantic Wireless Communications)
The word on the street is that companies will face in excess of 20% increases in health care over the next two years. This has started a look into alternate health care options. When I worked for a school district several years ago we were self funded. This options has...
Anonymous
(Partner)
We are a small business. We have just received a renewal quote for a medical insurance from a major carrier. The costs went up 47%. Additional, the cost will vary by each participant (takes into consideration age and a number of dependents). Is this consistent with your...
Anonymous
(CFO)
My company knows I'm planning on retiring in the near future, and they've indicated they want to go ahead and start looking for my replacement. They would like to find someone who would be willing to work directly under me (essentially shadowing me) for one to two...
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Regis Quirin
Title: Director of Finance
Company: Gibney Anthony & Flaherty LLP
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(Director of Finance at Gibney Anthony & Flaherty LLP)
Simply stated, there are three types of employees - "over achiever," "under achiever," and the dreaded "happy in the middle" - -"Over-Achiever" - This individual should be recognized as potential future management. This person can be...
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Allan Eisenberg
Title: Dr.
Company: On call
(Dr. at On call)
For many years company has clear policy of paying accrued vacation in cash when an employee leaves. January 2014 regardless of reason for departure an employee leaving will cash out all accrued and unused vacation. January 15 company announces a new vacation plan goes into...
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Wayne Spivak
Title: President & CFO
Company: SBA * Consulting LTD
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(President & CFO at SBA * Consulting LTD)
Which may be good news for those of us looking for our new home. This according to an article on CFO.com. John Touey writes "The problem is this: The gaps between organizational levels have widened to the point where it’s difficult for many companies to promote...
Anonymous
(vp hr)
Has anyone worked with the PEO Insperity? Will you share your experience with us? Thanks
Anonymous
(President)
My sales director is moving to another city and wants to continue selling as an outside contractor. Since he is going from employee to independent contractor, will I have a problem if he receives a W-2 and a 1099 from us for 2014?
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Regis Quirin
Title: Director of Finance
Company: Gibney Anthony & Flaherty LLP
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(Director of Finance at Gibney Anthony & Flaherty LLP)
Background - Effective July 1, under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act ("FATCA"), payments made to foreign entities may be subject to a 30% withholding. While there are exclusions, the place to start is to obtain a completed Form W-8BEN-E from the foreign...
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Huyen Ngo
Title: Senior consultant
Company: PricewaterhouseCoopers
(Senior consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers)
The brokerage company (securities company) has fluctuated income from service fee, margin lending, term deposit, proprietary trading (bond, stock, etc), so how to prepare a cash flow forecast especially for income? should it perform rolling cash flow forecast? and how long...
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Richard Rafdahl
Title: President - Purchasing Consultant.
Company: Cost Reduction Specialists Inc. ----847..
(President - Purchasing Consultant. at Cost Reduction Specialists Inc. ----847..)
Now that revenues are increasing and many businesses are on more solid financial footing, are we taking our eye off of expense management? Curious what your thoughts are since it seems that the pendulum has swung from revenue growth in 2008 as a top priority to a "lean...
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Huyen Ngo
Title: Senior consultant
Company: PricewaterhouseCoopers
(Senior consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers)
The brokerage company (securities company) has fluctuated income from service fee, margin lending, term deposit, proprietary trading (bond, stock, etc), so how to prepare a cash flow forecast especially for income? should it perform rolling cash flow forecast? and how long...
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Annette Nellen
Title: Professor
Company: San Jose State University
(Professor at San Jose State University)
  The complexity of completing one's federal and state income tax returns is not necessarily tied to one's income level. One of the more complex federal tax rules is the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for low-income workers. Could the individual income tax...
Anonymous
(Director of Operations)
My company recently received a check for a claim against STD (pregnancy related). How would I record the transaction for this receipt? Against wages or insurance expense? thanks!
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Robert Kugel
Title: Senior Vice President
Company: Ventana Research
(Senior Vice President at Ventana Research)
Our research consistently finds that data issues are a root cause of many problems encountered by modern corporations. One of the main causes of bad data is a lack of data stewardship – too often, nobody is responsible for taking care of data. Fixing...
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Joanie Mann
Title: Principal Consultant
Company: Cooper Mann Consulting
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(Principal Consultant at Cooper Mann Consulting)
  Accessing software applications and data from a remote system isn’t new stuff.  Starting with telephone modems, acoustic couplers (those things you’d put the phone handset into so that the modem could “hear” the data), green screen ASCII...
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Doug Sleeter
Title: President
Company: The Sleeter Group, Inc.
(President at The Sleeter Group, Inc.)
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 to which of the sites I work with as a ProAdvisor were affected. This is a...
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John Kogan
Title: CEO/CFO
Company: Proformative, Inc.
(CEO/CFO at Proformative, Inc.)
Proformative launched its new Proformative Academy today! Hooray for a new, great training platform for our wonderful users and members. This platform endeavors to help make you a better finance, accounting and treasury professional through on-demand courses...
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Kara Batt
Title: Strategic Communications Manager
Company: Neubrain
(Strategic Communications Manager at Neubrain)
Long established practices that govern budgeting, planning, forecasting, reporting and risk management are becoming increasingly complex. As a result, budget and finance professionals are being pressured to improve accuracy, efficiency, better controls, and...
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Patricia Montour
Title: CPA, CGMA
Company: Apple Hill Farms, LLC Group of Companies
(CPA, CGMA at Apple Hill Farms, LLC Group of Companies)
We operate franchised restaurants and have a prospecting employee that uses a personal vehicle for some travel. We also provide a van for food deliveries.