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GASB 74 & 75: What’s Changed?

Are you aware of the recent changes made with accounting and financial reporting of Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB)? It's important to take action if the standard applies to your district, if you don't implement changes it will likely effect your audit report! Find out what has changed with GASB 74 & 75, why the changes [...]

By | October 27th, 2017|Governments, Tips|0 Comments

Applying at an Accounting Firm? Avoid These Pet Peeves

You’ve heard all the do’s and don’ts - whether the advice is from a parent, friend, or an online source. Everyone has a suggestion, so I thought I’d throw in what have become some big pet peeves for me. As the Office Manager for Nigro & Nigro the past ten years, I’ve read hundreds of [...]

By | October 23rd, 2017|Tips|0 Comments

Why It’s Okay to Be Like Toby in H.R.

My sons haven’t yet entered the professional work force, so they’ve really only been exposed to one image of Human Resources thanks to Toby from “The Office”. Anytime I mention H.R. they get a distorted look on their face and ask “Mom, are you like Toby? He’s not cool!”. I’m fortunate in that 1) my [...]

By | October 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Importance of Having a Great Administrative Assistant

Administrative assistants are the face of the company. Clients and vendors get their first impression of the company from the person sitting behind the front desk or answering the phones. This can mean one of two things for your company. The experience an individual has with the company can be positive or negative depending on [...]

By | October 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Educator Effectiveness

Over the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years, monies were distributed to LEAs (Local Education Agencies) for the following reasons: Beginning teacher and administrator support and mentoring, including, but not limited to, programs that support new teachers and administrators’ ability to teach or lead effectively and to meet induction requirements adopted by the Commission on Teacher [...]

By | October 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rounding Issues in Excel for Financial Statements (Solved!)

Rounding of numbers for presentation on financial statements has long been a pain point for Excel users. Financial statements are often presented rounded to the nearest whole dollar and, while this sounds rather benign, it can lead to frustrating discrepancies and financial statements that don't add up. This problem is not unique to Excel and [...]

By | September 26th, 2017|Tips|0 Comments

How to Successfully Use School District Credit Cards

Credit cards can make purchases much easier for a school district, but they are also a nightmare for internal controls. Many districts allow a select number of employees to use district issued Cal Cards to assist with making certain purchases. This can enable the district to easily make routine purchases or order goods online or [...]

By | September 19th, 2017|Financial|0 Comments

4 Strategies for Effective Delegation

Whether you are new in-charge, a supervisor, or someone else in an authoritative position, it is imperative to learn how to delegate tasks in order to complete a job or project in an efficient manner. Early on in my new role as a Senior Accountant, I had to learn how to assign staff certain tasks [...]

By | September 11th, 2017|Tips|0 Comments

10 Microsoft Excel Tips That Will Save You Time At Work!

Since its initial release in 1985, Microsoft Excel has become ubiquitous in the business world as the go-to software package for just about everything to do with numbers. The program can be used for compiling lists, complex calculations and financial modeling, reporting and even as an ad-hoc database platform for smaller data applications. Last year [...]

By | September 5th, 2017|Tips|0 Comments

Should You Seek An Internship?

Throughout high school and especially college, there is often constant conversation on the topic of internships. One can hardly get through a week in senior year without hearing about another student’s struggles or successes in the search for an internship or without being asked about their own plans and endeavors on the subject. Despite all [...]

By | August 30th, 2017|Tips|0 Comments