Posts Tagged ‘Accounting’

Accounting & Audit Alert- Assessing and mitigating key person risks

Auditing standards require a year-end risk assessment. One potential source of risk may be a small business’s reliance on the owner and other critical members of its management team. If a so-called “key person” unexpectedly

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Accounting & Audit Alert- Forecasting for 2021

Planning for what lies ahead is an important part of running a healthy business. Forecasting your company’s financial statements can help you manage inventory and other working capital accounts, offer competitive prices, identify impending cash

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Accounting & Audit Alert- New law provides option to delay implementing the updated CECL standard

The Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA), signed into law on December 27, 2020, includes a variety of economic relief measures. One such measure allows certain banks and credit unions to temporarily postpone implementation of the controversial

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Accounting & Audit Alert- Red flags of debtors

Unfortunately, many businesses have experienced problems with collections during the COVID-19 pandemic. Accounts receivable are a major item on most companies’ balance sheets. Slow-paying — or even nonpaying — customers or clients adversely affect cash

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Accounting & Audit Alert- ICFR assessment and attestation: Are you in compliance with the rules?

Each year, public companies must assess the effectiveness of their internal controls over financial reporting (ICFR) under Section 404(a) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). In some cases, private companies should follow suit. In addition, a

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Accounting & Audit Alert- Put your company’s financial statements to work for you

It’s almost time for calendar-year businesses to prepare their year-end financial statements. If used correctly, these reports can be a valuable management tool. Use them in benchmarking and forecasting to be proactive, not reactive, to

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Accounting & Audit Alert- Year-end SWOT analysis can uncover risks

As your company plans for the coming year, management should assess your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. A SWOT analysis identifies what you’re doing right (and wrong) and what outside forces could impact performance in

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Edelstein Included in Forbes’ List of Best Accounting and Tax Firms for 2021

On December 3, 2020, Forbes released their 2nd annual list of America’s Best Tax and Accounting Firms. Forbes selected the recipients based on an independent survey and an online access panel of thousands of tax

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Accounting & Audit Alert- How COVID-19 could impact year-end inventory counts

Many businesses are closed or are limiting third-party access as COVID-19 surges across the United States. These restrictions could still be in place at year end — a time when external auditors traditionally observe physical

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Accounting & Audit Alert- Cutoffs: What counts in 2020 vs. 2021

As year end approaches, it’s a good idea for calendar-year entities to review the guidelines for recognizing revenue and expenses. There are specific rules regarding accounting cutoffs under U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Strict

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