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The 5 Top Tax Research Systems for LA CPAs

Posted by Craig Pollack on Oct 17, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Regardless of the number of years you’ve spent working in Los Angeles as a CPA, there’s a good chance that you still come across terms or clauses that you’re unfamiliar with. Not only is the tax system complicated, but on top of that it’s always changing too. When you’re in such a position of trust, it’s likely that your clients will look to you for information and clarification.

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Expense Management Apps LA CPAs Can Recommend to Their Clients

Posted by Craig Pollack on Oct 13, 2016 8:30:00 AM

When it comes to being a Los Angeles based Certified Public Accountant, there are a number of areas you’re looked upon as the financial expert for your clients. At the same time, there are often opportunities to advise a client on how best to help keep their own records organized. And nothing more so than when it comes to tracking and reporting on expenses.

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Top Trends in Accounting Technology for LA CPA Firms

Posted by Craig Pollack on Oct 11, 2016 8:37:00 AM

The evolution of accounting technology toward Software as a Service, or cloud based systems, is ushering in a new era of delivery and storage of client information. Software as a Service delivery provides accounting firms, as well as other businesses, with flexibility of location, access device and eliminates much of the technology maintenance responsibility off of your firm’s shoulders.

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The Top 5 IT Mistakes LA CPAs Can’t Afford to Make

Posted by Craig Pollack on Jul 27, 2016 7:30:00 AM

As a practicing CPA in Los Angeles, you’re no doubt aware of how integral IT has become to your role. Long gone are the days of paper spreadsheets. You use the latest and greatest software, while billing and invoicing are also handled electronically. Indeed, there’s a good chance that every aspect of your work day is now dominated in some way by technology. But, do you know how to make the most of it?

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The Top 5 Must-Haves in a BYOD AUP for LA CPAs

Posted by Craig Pollack on Jul 4, 2016 7:30:00 AM

Thanks to the increasing popularity of smartphones and tablets (as well as laptop computers), the ways in which we work and use technology have changed exponentially. These days, very few CPAs have to be tied to their desk in order to get things done. And policies enabling employees to use their own devices to complete tasks have made firms far more flexible and efficient.

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The Top 5 Time and Billing Systems For LA CPAs

Posted by Craig Pollack on Jun 30, 2016 9:20:00 AM

As a busy CPA in Los Angeles you know that your time is as precious as your ability organize your paperwork. Not only are you responsible for all of your clients’ accounts, but for your own too.  And such organization doesn’t happen on its own. While it’s quite possible to create and maintain your own paper trail, these days it is so much quicker, and easier to purchase software that’s going to do the job for you. Would you rather spend that extra hour sorting through invoices or completing work and making time for yourself?

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Topics: CPA and Accountant Articles

The 3 Things All Security Audits Must Contain For LA CPAs

Posted by Craig Pollack on Jun 27, 2016 7:30:00 AM

Accountants listen up - by now you should know just how important security audits are and also should be aware of the great number of benefits they carry with them. But, are you equally knowledgeable with the types of things auditors would be looking for or the protocols you should be able to demonstrate during the review?

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7 Considerations for LA CPAs to Make Before Moving to the Cloud

Posted by Craig Pollack on May 27, 2016 9:02:00 AM

Like all Certified Public Accountants, whether they’re located in Los Angeles or not, you no doubt spend much of your time sifting through your clients’ documents, advising them on aspects of their finances, and preparing tax returns. Do you ever wish that your storage system, or, indeed, your entire network, could be a little more accessible? Or do you ever wonder what would happen to your business if a disaster struck your base of operations?

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Technology Training for Your LA CPA Firm

Posted by Craig Pollack on May 3, 2016 12:33:00 PM

If you’re anything like the majority of LA based CPA’s, you easily recognize that technology is at the heart of everything you do. Your computer allows you to store and manage your clients’ data, while software and mobile apps make different elements of your work day far easier and more efficient than pen and paper ever could. Even your “diary” is managed via some form of technology.

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What Being a Certified Information Technology Professional Means to Your LA CPA Firm

Posted by Craig Pollack on Apr 22, 2016 11:01:00 AM

As a practicing accounting professional, have you ever wondered what the benefits of gaining an accreditation in the field of information technology or what such a move might mean for your CPA firm? Technology is moving so fast these days that it really does pay to have a member of your staff with their fingers on the pulse, and that person could very well be you!

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