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What Are Common Audit Adjustments and How Can I Avoid Them?

Audit adjustments can significantly impact your organization’s financial statements. It’s essential to evaluate their regulatory compliance effects and determine potential internal control deficiencies that may prevent you from detecting misstatements. Though many audit adjustments are common, there are various measures you can take to avoid these corrections and ultimately improve your internal operations. What Are […]

What Do I Do With My Audit Report Once Received?

Audit reports are written assessments of whether a company’s financial statements comply with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and are free of incorrect information. Auditors’ findings provide management, shareholders and potential investors with valuable financial information and insights on your business’s financial position.  If you’re new to the auditing process, you may wonder what to […]

Does an Employer Benefit From a 401(k) Matching Plan?

Hiring and retaining talented candidates can be difficult in today’s marketplace. If the candidate you’ve offered the position to is juggling multiple offers, their selection might boil down to one thing — the company’s benefits packages. Your ideal candidate is most likely to choose the company with the most competitive benefits package.  What Are the […]

What Business Expenses Are Tax Deductible?

Whether you own a salon or a manufacturing company, running your business will come with operational expenses. If your business exists and operates to make a profit, you are eligible for business tax deductions.  What Are Fixed and Variable Business Expenses? Business expenses can be variable or fixed, meaning they can be one-time, occasional or constant. […]

What Is the Federal Gift Tax? 

Just as the federal government collects taxes on your income, it also collects taxes on large sums of money gifted to people, organizations and churches. However, more often than not, the average taxpayer won’t need to file a gift tax return due to the large annual gifting amounts allotted. As a result, many gifts aren’t […]

Why Does My General Contractors License Require an Audit

In the application for your general contractor’s license, there are several requirements that must be met. Among the age, education, and experience qualifications, there is one specific requirement that often comes as a surprise to many individuals. In the state of Georgia, the State Licensing Board of Residential and General contractors requires that an audit […]

What a Board Should Look for in Financial Statements

Reviewing financial statements is a critical task board members may undertake to evaluate an organization’s compliance and budgetary status. To best identify potential risks and promote optimal financial management, it’s wise to pay attention to some key considerations. Follow these best practices for thoughtful, accurate evaluations of organizations’ financial situations. Red Flags in Financial Statement […]

Why Churches Should use QuickBooks for Accounting

The world of church accounting is vastly different from accounting for for-profit entities. There are many unique challenges facing religious organizations. One of the first issues a church may face is finding and implementing an accounting software that meets their needs. There are many different accounting software solutions available for churches, but below are four […]

Best Tips for Tracking Donations in QuickBooks

Money fuels the mission of every non-profit organization. Just like any other business, nonprofits need money coming in to cover operating costs, pay employees, fund their programs, and so forth. Nonprofits must have an effective system for recording the donations received from their donors. QuickBooks is often a perfect tool for many nonprofits to deal […]

Do Churches Need Accountants?

The world of church accounting is vastly different from accounting for for-profit entities. There are many unique challenges facing religious organizations such as restricted donations, differences in financial reports, payroll for ordained ministers, and so forth. Churches may opt to try to handle this in-house, but below you’ll find several reasons why it may be […]