Educator Effectiveness Entitlement: What You Need to Know

The Educator Effectiveness funds are specifically to be used for professional development, coaching, and support services, as outlined in Section 58 of Assembly Bill (AB) 104, Chapter 13, statutes of 2015 and amended by Section 8 of Senate Bill (SB) 103, Chapter 324, statutes of 2015. The Educator Effectiveness funding is available to county offices [...]

By | February 27th, 2018|Financial|0 Comments

Who is Required to File a Form 990

The 990 Series of forms is an annual information return that will be filed with the IRS by most tax exempt organizations. It is important to know which organizations are required to file a 990 and which specific version of the 990 is appropriate. Being knowledgeable of the requirements will enable an organization to avoid [...]

By | January 14th, 2018|Financial|0 Comments

Healthy Workplace Habits for the New Year

Here at Nigro and Nigro we spend a considerable amount of time either working at a desk or traveling to clients, two habits that don’t always foster healthy habits. This is especially true when faced with hectic or alternating schedules and way too much time spent sitting behind a desk… or in a car… or [...]

By | January 2nd, 2018|Tips|0 Comments

Preparing for a Financial Audit

Many businesses are required to undergo an annual financial audit, whether they be corporations, not-for-profits or governmental entities. The process can be stressful for those under the microscope and also for those footing the bill, but there are steps that you can take that can help reduce the pain, speed up the process and create [...]

By | December 30th, 2017|Financial|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

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