How to Write an Irresistible Job Description

Competition for talent today is tough. If you have an open job position, you don’t just need a great job description, you need an irresistible one. Your job description is ultimately a sales piece that can make or break the viewers willingness to apply to your position. Here is how to make your job description … Continue reading

Fraud: The 15 Biggest Risks for 2013

(Excerpt from full article) by Gary Zeune, CPA, Managing Director, The Pros & The Cons Most risk is not in the accounting records. Why not? Because the vast majority of our work as CPAs involves monetizing and measuring activities that have already occurred. So the risk starts before we do our job. Think recording sales, … Continue reading

Excel-Based Dashboards

Excel-based dashboards are powerful and here to stay.  For many years, this was a bit of a dark art.  While there are some very clever tricks in creating dashboards in Excel, dashboards are not difficult to learn. Dashboards became popular a number of years ago.  George B. Blake is credited for realizing that long paper … Continue reading

Using LLCs for the Farm Operating Entity

Background We recognize that there are a great variety of structures and entities used for farming businesses. A common pattern is to retain the land in individual ownership, and lease that real estate to an entity that holds the operating assets (grain, livestock and machinery). If properly structured, the entity provides liability protection for the … Continue reading

The Dollars and Sense Behind CPA Mobile Websites

By: Madison Miner As a CPA in Colorado you’ve probably noticed how attached your clients are to their mobile phones. Busy consumer and business clients rely on their phones to communicate and search for local businesses any spare moment they can find. Mobile phones are ingrained into our daily lives. And the rise in mobile … Continue reading

Reducing Fraud With Technology

Introduction The statistics are everywhere and they are startling – fraud continues to run at epidemic levels, not only in the United States, but also across virtually all countries. In fact, according to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners 2012 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse, the typical organization loses approximately 5% … Continue reading

Nonprofit Financial Management: Critical Competencies, Knowledge, and Tools

Nonprofit Financial Management: Critical Competencies, Knowledge, and Tools June 17, 2013 at COCPA Dan Chenoweth This is one of my favorite seminars to teach because, generally, the participants all have some sort of role in a nonprofit organization and are so willing to share good ideas.  We are all in this together, trying to do … Continue reading

The Art of Balancing a Heavy Workload

Workload shifts and moves many different directions throughout a year. How do you handle those ups and downs that could be the differentiator between establishing yourself to go to the next level and drowning in your own to-dos? It you can start to envision the balance between you and your work, it may allow you … Continue reading

Dealing with the Computation of Insolvency

By: Edward K. Zollars, CPA Nichols Patrick CPE, Inc. In the case of Shepherd v. Commissioner, TC Memo 2012-212: Taxpayers who have income from cancellation of indebtedness are allowed to exclude that income for income tax purposes to the extent they are insolvent at the time of discharge, in accordance with IRC §108(a)(1)(B).  In the … Continue reading

Remote Working: 4 Keys to Success

By Arianna Campbell, Boomer Consulting Almost two years ago when I found out that my family was relocating because of my husband’s job, I was extremely disappointed at the thought of leaving the Boomer Consulting team. I was thrilled when I was offered the opportunity to continue my current position from my new location. This … Continue reading