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  • Employee Spotlight – Bethany Underwood

    “Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.” – C.G. Jung Bethany Underwood is a bookkeeper at Bradshaw, Gordon & Clinkscales, LLC. She has been with the firm for almost 2 years and specializes in QuickBooks, payroll and small business support. She is currently an Advanced Pro Advisor for QuickBooks Desktop and…

  • Public Companies to Disclose Stock Hedging Policies and Practices

        February 15, 2019 Does your company have policies in place regarding the use of hedging transactions by company insiders? Final Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) guidance will soon require public companies to disclose whether their officers, employees and directors are allowed to offset a decrease in the market value of the company’s stock….

  • Financial Statements Tell Your Business’s Story, Inside and Out

          February 13, 2019 Ask many entrepreneurs and small business owners to show you their financial statements and they’ll likely open a laptop and show you their bookkeeping software. Although tracking financial transactions is critical, spreadsheets aren’t financial statements. In short, financial statements are detailed and carefully organized reports about the financial activities…

  • Why You Shouldn’t Wait to File Your 2018 Income Tax Return

            February 12, 2019 The IRS opened the 2018 income tax return filing season on January 28. Even if you typically don’t file until much closer to the April 15 deadline, this year consider filing as soon as you can. Why? You can potentially protect yourself from tax identity theft — and…

  • Private companies: Have you implemented the new revenue recognition standard?

    February 8th, 2019 Private companies that follow U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) must comply with the landmark new revenue recognition standard in 2019. Many private company CFOs and controllers report that they still have significant work to do to meet the demands of the sweeping rules. If you haven’t started the implementation process, it’s…

  • Refine Your Strategic Plan with SWOT

    February 7th, 2019 With the year underway, your business probably has a strategic plan in place for the months ahead. Or maybe you’ve created a general outline but haven’t quite put the finishing touches on it yet. In either case, there’s a time-tested approach to refining the strategic plan that you should consider: a SWOT…

  • Investment Interest Expense is Still Deductible, But That Doesn’t Necessarily Mean You’ll Benefit

    February 5th, 2019 As you likely know by now, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) reduced or eliminated many deductions for individuals. One itemized deduction the TCJA kept intact is for investment interest expense. This is interest on debt used to buy assets held for investment, such as margin debt used to buy securities….

  • Employee Spotlight – Ricky Adams

    “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples” – Mother Teresa Ricky Adams is a tax manager at Bradshaw, Gordon & Clinkscales, LLC. He has been with the firm for 4 years and specializes in Not-For-Profits and Business Valuations. He graduated from the University…

  • Evaluating Your Audit Committee

    February 1st, 2019 Under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the audit committee — not the management or the full board of directors — is directly responsible for appointing, compensating and overseeing external auditors. Periodically, it’s a good idea to assess the effectiveness of your audit committee by performing a self-evaluation. Here are reasons to conduct a self-evaluation,…

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