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The Struggles of Private Company Accounting

Hiring the right accountant  When I meet a business owner operating at a successful $10 million in revenue, they often mention, “My CPA”… I immediately know that CEO/Entrepreneur is referring to their Tax CPA.  That is because one thing that all Entrepreneurs have in common is that they must file a tax return.  So, from

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Selling Your Business & the Value of Accounting Records

M&A Current Environment 2020 and 2021 have been record years for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) despite COVID19.  Liquidity in the marketplace, abundance of retiring baby boomers, and low interest rates continue to fuel the M&A market.   This seller’s market has allowed multiples for selling businesses to remain at high levels.  Investment bankers representing sellers are

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Margin vs Markup

See Also: Gross Profit Margin Analysis Retail Markup Chart of Accounts (COA) Margin Percentage Calculation Markup Percentage Calculation Margin vs Markup Differences Is there a difference between margin vs markup? Absolutely. More and more in today’s environment, these two terms are being used interchangeably to mean gross margin, but that misunderstanding may be the menace

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Markup Percentage Calculation

See Also: Margin vs Markup Margin Percentage Calculation Retail Markup Gross Profit Margin Ratio Analysis Operating Profit Margin Ratio Analysis Markup Percentage Definition Define the markup percentage as the increase on the cost price. The markup sales are expressed as a percentage increase as to try and ensure that a company can receive the proper

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Pitfalls to Avoid When Growing Your Business

A strong economy drives business growth. I think most of us can agree on that. Growth is usually good… But if it is not controlled growth, it simply will not be sustainable. In this blog, Pitfalls to Avoid When Growing Your Business, I outline several pitfalls to avoid when growing your business (especially in a

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Journal Entries (JEs)

See Also: Double Entry Bookkeeping Journal Entries For Factoring Receivables Accounting Principles Accounting Concepts Adjusting Entries Role of a Company Back Office Journal Entries Definition A journal entry is a recording of a transaction into a journal like the general journal or another subsidiary journal. Journal entries for accounting require that there be a debit and a

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Standard Chart of Accounts

See Also: Chart of Accounts (COA) Problems in Chart of Accounts Design Complex Number for SGA Expenses Role of a Company Back Office Standard Chart of Accounts In accounting, a standard chart of accounts is a numbered list of the accounts that comprise a company’s general ledger. Furthermore, the company chart of accounts is basically a filing system for categorizing all of

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Payroll Accounting

See also: Commission Accounting PEO Arrangement Compared to Outsourcing Payroll Direct Labor Pension Plans Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) Outsourced Accounting Services Payroll Accounting is the function of calculating and distributing wages, salaries, and withholdings to employees and certain agencies. It is generally done through different documents such as time sheets, paychecks, and a payroll

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The Future of the Accounting Workforce

See Also: Accounting Income vs Economic Income Accounting Fraud Prevention using Quickbooks Accrual based Accounting American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Auditor The Future of the Accounting Workforce Firms who are hiring new accountants or accounting majors have to understand where the newer generations are “coming from,” as a Boomer (born 1946-1964) might say, to target a style that will bring out the next

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Cash Basis vs Accrual Basis Accounting

Believe it or not, we deal with this issue of whether to use cash basis vs accrual basis accounting all the time. Many companies start from scratch with one person doing the accounting from home or a small office. Over time, their needs grow. It’s normal to see changes within the organization, especially when companies

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You Can’t Afford Not to Spend Money on the Accounting Department

As a former CEO to some CEOs, this Blog is to my counterparts that “don’t know what you don’t know.”  I have seen time and time again closely held businesses that have experienced growth make the same mistakes over and over again. To the CEO that believes bookkeeping is a necessary fixed cost that should be

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What is GAAP?

What is GAAP? GAAP stands for Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. It is the set of rules and guidelines for U.S. companies to follow. GAAP regulates financial reporting for public companies, private businesses, non-profits, and government authorities. This means that GAAP outlines the procedures to make sure that businesses are recording their financials in the same

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