Category Archives: Technology

accounting and cybersecurity

Are you prepared for a ransomware attack?   If the answer is “no” – and it probably is – then now is the time to get ready. Ransomware attacks are on the rise, and every business is a possible target.   Preparation and prevention are the keys to avoiding the dire consequences – the costs, leaks of […]

  Top Trends in Continuing Professional Education for 2019   Continuing professional education is a necessity for individuals who have either a credential and/or certification to maintain their ability to practice. Accounting professions, beyond certified public accountants, all have respective hours of CPE credits they must fulfill to maintain their ability to practice. Whether their […]

Since I frequently hear the same three questions about QuickBooks Desktop at the start of every new year, I thought I’d share these most-asked QuickBooks year end questions (and answers) with you! 1. How do I close the year in my QuickBooks file? Answer: You don’t! QuickBooks company files do not require or support a year-end […]

Are you considering bringing Quickbooks to your CPA Practice? Here’s a 4-step solution from Quickbooks expert Ilene Eisen, CPA.

Passwords are an integral form of security for computers, and users are constantly urged to create a strong password to protect against cybersecurity threats. But what qualifies as a strong password? Find out what the ancient engineering of manhole covers can teach us about strong passwords!

The AICPA and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy recently proposed changes in the methods used for educating CPAs to the Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education (CPE). Among the methods, nano-learning and blended learning were mentioned. Implementing these two emerging methods would align the standards with recommendations of the AICPA Future […]

As the end of the year approaches, so is the deadline for CPA continuing education credits. Whether you’re using self-study CPE or CPE webinars, here are three ways you can make the most of your online education.   Set the mood   One of the many benefits of online learning is that you aren’t constrained […]

Written By: Guy Schmitz, J.D., LL.M. Amazon has agreed to start paying sales tax in Illinois in 2015 because it is opening distribution centers in Illinois.  This may not sound like it is worthy of a blog entry, but it is.  First we’ll cover the history and then the future, all intertwined with nexus and […]

It is a truth universally acknowledged that accountants and lawyers are not always on the best of terms.  Given that some lawyers know little or nothing about tax, you should maintain a good working relationship with your clients’ lawyers.  A simple example:  Your client decides to form an S corporation.  There are 9 other shareholders.  […]