How to Select the Right Bookkeeper

Whether you’re just starting your business or you’ve been in business for years, choosing the right bookkeeper is essential. So why is your bookkeeper so important? This is a more complicated question than you may realize. Today many people call themselves and consider themselves a bookkeeper. Some know basic accounting and are proficient at keeping [...]

By | December 6th, 2017|Financial, Tips|0 Comments

Value of 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 | November 24th, 2017|Tips|0 Comments

Tips to Avoid Common Financial Statement Errors

In preparing financial statements for not-for-profit organizations (NPO), management and accountants should be aware of some common errors in presentation that affect the statements of financial position and activities. By paying attention to these simple tips, you can help to ensure that your financial statements will be ready for audit! Statement of Financial Position This [...]

By | November 16th, 2017|Financial, Tips|0 Comments

Customer Service – Do I Have To?

Sometimes it’s just hard. Forcing that smile on your face and remaining calm when a client is upset with you can really ruin your day. Ever felt like saying “I don’t care” or “Is it worth keeping them as a client”? I’m sure this has happened to everyone at least once during their career. But [...]

By | November 2nd, 2017|Tips|0 Comments

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

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

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