End of the Year Accounting Checklist

End of the Year Accounting Checklist updated from our previous blog posted on December 31, 2015 One of the things that you will need to do for your business at the end of the year is to close the books….

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Reports to Use in QuickBooks

Reports to Use in QuickBooks QuickBooks (QB) is a very user-friendly and customizable accounting software. QB designed the many features to help the user enter all of the various transactions that occur within a business. After entering data, QB offers…

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The Importance of the Income Statement

The Importance of the Income Statement There are four basic financial statements: Balance Sheet, Cash Flow Statement, Income Statement and Statement of Retained Earnings. External users such as investors, creditors, etc. use these statements to gain insight into the financial…

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New Revenue Recognition Standards Are Now REAL

New Revenue Recognition Standards Are Now REAL For nonpublic companies, the new revenue recognition standards that the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) implemented are now a reality.  FASB 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, is effective for fiscal years beginning…

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Current Ratio vs. Quick Ratio

Current Ratio vs. Quick Ratio Liquidity ratios are an important tool used to measure how efficiently a company can pay off its debt.  The most common liquidity ratios used are the current and the quick ratio. These ratios help investors…

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2018 Tax Changes for Small Businesses

2018 Tax Changes for Small Businesses When it comes to taxes, there have been a lot of rumors and speculations in the past year regarding what will change. At the close of the tax year, it is hard to know…

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The Balance Sheet

The Balance Sheet The balance sheet is important because it’s essentially a company’s statement of financial position at a specific date. Investors, creditors, and other businesses use it to: calculate financial ratios, determine how much money the company has and…

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Maintaining Payroll

Maintaining Payroll The beginning of the year is behind us, but we still have a lot to look forward to. For one thing it means learning from last year’s mistakes and starting fresh.  Chiefly, the payroll process is one area…

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