5 Ways to Organize Your Accounting Operations in 2020

Although the December activity of “making a list and checking it twice” is over, checklists are always a good idea to help you get organized. If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to get your business finances more organized, we recommend using this checklist to help you get started.

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A Digital World, A Digital Firm: Three Characteristics of a Forward-Thinking Accounting Firm

The digital world is not only here, but it’s continuing to evolve and impact all aspects of our lives – accounting included. Last month the CK team took a trip to Silicon Valley for the QuickBooks Connect conference and we were reminded just how much technology has impacted the way in which we serve our clients. Technology has changed the way accounting departments are structured, how they communicate and the actual production of financial reporting.

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Case Study: How Accounting Services Can Benefit Nonprofit Organizations

Our firm has been a significant resource to nonprofits when they’ve faced an unplanned crisis. When staff responsibilities are stretched thin, it’s vital that financial operations remain uninterrupted. But that’s not always the case, especially when the single team member responsible for accounting activities is unavailable.

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Profit Center Reporting: A Hidden Gem

Profit center reporting is a tool that management can use to review operational profit and loss results for a department, branch, product line, location or activity. It will also provide more meaning to overall profit and loss statements as it allows you to dissect the operational results into meaningful data that can be used in strategic planning.

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How to Combat Common Payroll Fraud Schemes

According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, nearly 30% of businesses are victims of payroll misconduct, with small businesses twice as likely to be affected than large businesses. Here are four payroll fraud schemes that every business should be aware of.

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5 Mid-Year Accounting Clean Up Projects

It’s vital to get your accounting cleaned up before the year-end activities kick in and this is the perfect time of year to do it. Below are a few accounting projects you may want to consider taking on over the next few months. In the end it will set you up for success come December.

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5 Methods to Achieve Better Cash Management

Every business, no matter its size, needs to have enough cash to pay the bills. Focusing solely on sales and profits could create issues when invoices arrive and you find that there aren’t enough funds available to pay them. Here are five ways you can be proactive and improve cash management for your business.

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What Story are Your Financial Statements Telling?

The accounting policies you adopt create the internal reporting standard that’s reflected in the financial statements of your business – all of which impact how you benchmark and communicate success. What story are you communicating to the outside world? How can you report the story in a way that is easy to understand but still communicates who you are, what you do and how you are achieving success?

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5 Benefits of Moving to the Cloud

Small business owners are constantly looking for ways to save money and streamline processes in order to stay competitive. Using a cloud-based accounting software, such as QuickBooks Online, is one way to save time and money. Cloud-based platforms require little capital outlay for equipment while offering access to massive data storage and computing power.

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