Professional Accounting Blog

    Accounting For Your Prosperity

    How Journal Entries May Signal Fraud

    Applying the Daubert Standard in Federal Cases

    Typical Multiples for Business Valuation

    How to Value a Private Company

    Deciphering Microsoft on the accounting, erp or crm software side

    4 Innovative Ways to Improve Logistics to Increase Profitability

    Congress Acts To Reform the IRS

    Cash Balance Plans, Are They Right For You?

    The Importance of Accurate Inventory Forecasting

    Tax Reform Opens the Door for Nonresident Alien Investment in S Corporations

    IRS Announces Additional Guidance on Company Cars

    Personal Use of Employer-Provided Vehicles Updated Rules by the IRS

    6 Questions to Ask When Selecting an Audit Firm

    Ohio Proposes Tax Changes in Budget Bill

    Examples of Internal Control Communications for Employee Benefit Plans

    Why Should I Care About ESOPs?

    Builder’s Risk – Tax Credit Financing

    Valuation Matters When a Company Is Liquidating

    Which Is Appropriate: Lost Profits or Lost Business Value?

    5 Steps to Calculate Lost Future Earnings

    Thoughtful Charitable Planning Can Maximize Tax Savings Under the TCJA

    Uncertainty Looms Over Some Federal Income Tax Provisions

    Before Investing in New Technology, Take Stock of Existing Systems

    More Insights on Job Shops and ERP Software

    Guidance on Claiming 20% Rental Deduction

    How to Protect Expert Testimony From Daubert Challenges

    DOL Proposes Updated Overtime Rule

    5 Keys to a Successful ERP Data Conversion & Migration

    What Are Job Shops and Why Are They Different?

    Business Income Coinsurance: To Penalize Or Not To Penalize

    5S Your Way To Efficiency and Profitability

    Cash Is King – Even in Common Fraud Schemes

    Benefits of Reducing Machine Setup Time

    Follow the Money: How Lifestyle Analysis Reveals the Truth

    How MRP Helps Your Manufacturing Business

    Farewell to LIBOR

    Why Business Process Improvement Is Still Important

    Calculating Lost Profits for Startups

    Benefit Plan Compliance Alert 2019: Are You Ready?

    Understanding the risks of Financial Misstatement

    ERP Systems in 2019: Not Your Grandfather’s ERP

    Owners’ Compensation: How Much Is Reasonable?

    How the New Revenue Rules Impact E&C Industry Financial Reporting

    Courts Demand Clear Valuation Reports

    2019 Revenue Recognition: How Meaden & Moore Can Help Construction Contractors

    ESOPs: What Retirement Benefit Options Can Be Offered to My Employees?

    Updated Survey Provides Insight Into Fraud Trends & Prevention Methods

    IRS Provides QBI Deduction Guidance

    Cleveland's Role in the Future of Technology

    Lean Blockchain

    How Casual Assumptions Can Lead to Damages and Dilemmas

    IRS Waives 2018 Underpayment for Many Taxpayers

    Tax Reform Gives Business Owners Credit for Paying Some Employees on Leave

    Dissecting the Role of the Forensic Accountant

    Economic Damages: Total Business Loss Evidence Allowed in Recent Case

    Shutdown Creates Tax Filing Uncertainty

    What is "The Cloud" and How Does It Impact Your Business

    ESOP vs. Non-ESOP Companies: What’s the Difference?

    IRS Issues Proposed Regs on Business Interest Expense Deductions

    Economic Losses In Fatal Accident Claims

    Changes on the Horizon for Employee Benefit Plan Limited Scope Audits

    Demand and Capacity Planning: Unlock Your ERP System’s Full Potential

    What Do the 2019 Cost-Of-Living Adjustments Mean for You?

    Maybe I Should Give up Coffee...

    Implementing an ESOP – Plan and Trustee Considerations

    A Wealth of Year-end Planning Opportunities for Individuals

    Infrastructure Spending Plan Puts Burden on State & Local Governments

    IRS Proposes Regulations for Opportunity Zone Tax Incentives

    What Aluminum and Steel Tariffs Mean for Your Construction Project

    Year-end Tax Planning for Businesses

    How to Quantify Lost Profits & Diminished Business Value

    Patent Apportionment: Don’t Double Count Damages!

    Update on Patent Damages Under the Panduit Test

    The Business Meal Expense Deduction Remains Allowable in Certain Circumstances

    NEW TCJA GUIDANCE FOR BUSINESSES ISSUED

    Three Bills Act as the Cornerstone to Tax Reform 2.0

    Guidance on New Bonus Depreciation Rules Announced

    How to Navigate the Complicated Intersection of Business Income, Extra Expense, & Coinsurance

    Happy 65th Baby Boomers!

    Tax Reform 2.0?

    Wayfair Revisited - How Are States Reacting to the Decision?

    Final Regulations Issued Regarding New Partnership Audit Rules & Selecting a Partnership Representative

    Second Video in Tax Reform Series Decodes Individual and Domestic Provisions

    Harness the Power of Social Media in Litigation

    ESOPs: Are They the Right Ownership Strategy for Your Business?

    Qualifying Lost Profits for Business Interruption Claims

    New Expert Video Helps Solve International Tax & New Tax Reform Mysteries

    Manufacturing Business Interruption Loss Mitigated by Stock

    Supreme Court’s Wayfair Decision Makes Waves

    Be aware of tax-related identity theft scams all year long

    How High Are We?

    Cybersecurity: Employee Benefit Plan Edition

    Identifying and Combating Construction Change Order Fraud

    Accounting for Merger and Acquisition Transaction Costs

    Court Rejects Compensation Expert’s “Result Oriented” Approach

    Are settlement proceeds taxable?

    IRS Provides Temporary Guidance on New Limit on Business Interest Expense Deductions

    Using Data Analytics to Help Prevent and Detect Fraud

    Spotlight on Damages: Experts Shouldn't Assume Causation

    Technology Startups – Finding the Right Funding Sources

    Employee Retention Credit Available for Employers Impacted by the Recent Hurricanes

    Sales of Services: The Growing Trend Toward Market-Based Sourcing

    The Pass-through Provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA): Pay Attention to the Details

    How will the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act affect your estate plan?

    Home Equity Borrowers Get Good News from the IRS

    Taxes and Business Value

    Know The Perils of Financial Testimony by Owners and Employees

    The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018

    DOL Audit Risk: Missing Participants in Defined Benefit Plans

    Deadline Quickly Approaching to Opt-In to Ohio’s Centralized Filing for City Tax Returns

    Several Provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) Target Base Erosion and Inbound Investment

    Could Receivables Fraud Strike One of Your Clients?

    Why Experts Insist on Touring a Company’s Facilities

    Solving the Mystery of the Phantom Employee

    How the Tax Reform Affects Your Company’s Financial Statement

    New Tax Law Provides More Generous Depreciation-Related Tax Breaks

    Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Offers Favorable Tax Breaks for Businesses

    New Tax Law Brings Big Changes For Individual Taxpayers

    Congress Passes Biggest Tax Bill Since 1986

    Technology Startups – Finding and Compensating Your Management Team

    House and Senate Tax Bills Head to Reconciliation

    Year-End Tax Planning - Looming Tax Reform Creates Planning Challenges

    U.S. House Passes Tax Bill for Individuals and Businesses

    What is Accounting Automation and Does it Make Sense for You?

    Increase in Plastic and Rubber Manufacturing is Expected as Prices of Raw Materials Decrease

    Deal Price Doesn’t Always Represent Fair Value

    Are You Ready for e-Discovery in the IoT Age?

    What Would the Republican Framework for Corporate Tax Reform Mean for Your Business?

    A Closer Look at How the New Tax Reform Proposal May Affect Individual Taxpayers

    Expert Report Fends Off Daubert Attacks

    Despite Expected Near-Term Revenue Increase, Chemical Manufacturing Industry Continues to Face Major Hurdles

    GOP’s proposed tax reform plan significantly changes the rules for individuals and businesses

    Online Marketplace Seller Voluntary Disclosure Initiative and Ohio Amnesty Program

    3 Questions Startups Should Answer Before Seeking Out Investors

    Tax Highlights from Ohio’s 2018–2019 Budget Bill

    Publishing Industry Revenues Continue to Decrease Due to the Continued Growth of Digital Media

    Increased Number of Household Pets Gives Veterinary Services Industry Positive Outlook

    How Curiosity Helps Companies Solve Challenges

    Reliance on Other Weakened Manufacturing Industries Leaves Metal Manufacturing Industry in Continued Decline – for Now

    3 Tests to Analyze Solvency

    Steady Construction Industry Growth Expected in 2017 and Beyond, Despite Uncertainties

    Get Ready for Sales Tax Free Holidays

    The Skills Gap – An Ongoing Challenge for the Construction Industry

    Third-Party Funding Helps Contractors Pursue Claims

    Making a Federal Case Out of Trade Secrets

    ACFE Report: Awareness Can Help Fight Fraud

    2017 Mid-Year Check-In: A Good Time to be a Buyer and Seller

    Fraud Watch – the Skinny on Skimming

    Three Management Approaches to Choosing a New ERP System

    IRS and DOL Audits: Are You At Risk?

    Construction Loan Interest and General Conditions in Builders Risk Claims

    Financial Budgets – Should I Prepare One?

    Manufacturing Lot Size Considerations for Inventory Reduction

    Highlights of Tax Provisions of the American Health Care Act (As Approved by the House)

    7 Best Practices Every Retirement Plan Committee Member Should Follow

    Understanding Compensation Forfeiture Damages

    You Are the Best Identity Theft Protection for Your Business

    Framing Damages - Financial Experts Put Punitive Damages into Context

    Clean Sweep - Check for Fraud and Get Your House in Order

    What You Need to Know about Factor Presence Nexus

    IRS Issues New Guidance for Attorneys' Fees and Costs in IRS Proceedings

    House to Vote Today on Amended Version of American Health Care Act That Would Repeal Most ACA Taxes Effective for 2017

    Increase the Value by Reducing the Risks

    Highlights of Tax Provisions of American Health Care Act

    Calculating Damages in Post-Acquisition Disputes

    Ohio Leads the Way in Taxing Online Sellers

    Uncharted Territory: Recovering Lost Profits for a New or Unestablished Business

    Highlights of the Tax Proposals from Governor Kasich's 2018-2019 Budget

    A Quick Refresher on Accounting / Finance Ratios

    Computing Trademark Infringement Damages

    How to Prevent Retirement Plan Fraud

    Q4 2016 Middle Market Indicator Report

    New Regulations: Domestic Disregarded Entity (DDE)

    New Litigation Frontier

    When Can an Expert Consider Subsequent Events?

    Proving Lost Profits With “Reasonable Certainty”

    Using the “Leakage” Theory to Show Loss Causation in Securities Litigation

    Compare and Contrast - Using the Yardstick Method to Estimate a Start-Up’s Damages

    AICPA Weighs-In on New Revenue Recognition Rules for Contractors

    401k Retirement Plan Education Strategies for 2017

    Lean and ERP: Can They Co-exist?

    The Data Collection Process - Everything You Need to Know

    What's Behind the Curtain? Recognize the Importance of M&A Due Diligence

    Ohio Municipal Income Tax Reform: Its Impact on Realtors

    2016 Tax Law Reporting Requirements

    Ohio Department of Taxation Seeks to Limit the Opportunities Created Recently for Non-Resident Business Owners.

    ERP: Enterprise Requirements Planning or Expense Regret Pain

    "Closed"- For Inventory 

    Federal Judge Grants Preliminary Injunction to Stop DOL's Final Overtime Rule

    Inventory Losses- Why Guess When you Can Count?

    Record Retention – How long should you or your business hold on to tax returns or audit/review documents?

    Is an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Right for Your Business?

    Improving Your Company’s Month End Close

    Statement of Cash Flows – Don’t Overlook the Meaningful Information that it Provides

    Commercial Property Coinsurance: To Penalize Or Not To Penalize

    Lessons from the Field – Data Conversion

    Clerk of the Work & Forensic Examination of Construction Costs: Redefining the Definition

    Builders Risk Claims in Focus: Part One, General Conditions

    Changes are Coming for Not-For-Profit Financial Reporting

    Tax Benefits of the Real Estate Professional:

    New 2017 Filing Deadlines for W-2 and 1099 Forms

    Travel Reward Misappropriation: Your Employees Might be Traveling on Your Dime

    Making Sense of Sales & Use Tax Rules for the Construction Industry

    Business Interruption and Rebranding – Paths Crossed in the Hotel Industry

    Financial Performance By Industry

    Consolidated vs. Combined Financial Statements - Unraveling the Mystery

    Absorption Costing and Extra Expenses: Potential Pitfalls

    What is a Single Audit & Do I Need One?

    Keys to Unlocking the ADV Deductible

    Domestic Disregarded Entities will be Required to Report Information About Their Ownership and Intercompany Transactions

    Ordinary Payroll: An Often Center-Stage Issue in Business Income Coverage

    How To Spot Construction Change Order Fraud

    Four Lesser Known Reasons You Could Get Audited

    Do I Need a Board of Directors?

    2016 New York Power Conference

    What Layer of Functionality Do I Need in My ERP System?

    Tax Tips for Renting Your Home During the Republican National Convention

    Considerations to Make When Preparing Your Family Business for Transition

    401k Plan Error, Now What?

    Tips for Selecting a CRM Software

    Private Capital Markets Report

    Ensure Success with Business Process Mapping

    Never Underestimate the Importance of Working Capital

    The Door is Soon Closing on the Social Security “File and Suspend” Strategy

    Ohio Municipal Income Tax Reform: How it Affects You

    Understanding Form W-2: Wage and Tax Statement for Employers

    Ohio Continues to Look Out for Business Owners

    Know the Rules Before Deducting Sports Tickets as a Business Expense

    3 Key Factors of Business Ventures

    Business Income Claims – Mercantile Businesses

    Can't Afford to Sell

    U.S. GAAP and IFRS – Convergence or Divergence?

    8 Categories to Consider When Filing Your Taxes

    Product Contamination Symposium to Provide Vital Legal & Insurance Advice

    Putting Your Best Foot Forward

    Top 10 Things That Let You Know it's Time to Get a New ERP System

    GMMP - Gross Meaden & Moore Product

    Benefit Plan Disclosures SIMPLIFIED!

    Bright-Line Residency Test Must Be Supported by Common Law Domicile

    Best Practices for ERP System Selections: Part 2

    Best Practice for ERP System Selections: Part 1

    How to Keep Your Attorney from Turning Red Faced: Keep it Simple!

    ABCs of M&A

    What is a Financial Statement Audit?

    Ohio Budget Offers Significant Tax Savings

    Do You Qualify for the Domestic Production Activities Deduction?

    Common Foreign Financial Reporting Mistakes

    Recap: New York Power Conference 2015

    Considerations for Implementing an ESOP

    Family Business Succession Planning: Handling the Next Generation

    Using Personal Goodwill for Lower Taxation on Business Sale

    How Depreciation Rules Impact Deductions

    Succession Planning: Satisfying Owner’s Financial Needs

    Family Business Succession Planning: What if I Change My Mind?

    4 Parts of the Business Valuation Process

    A Process Oriented Approach to Family Business Planning

    Measuring Management Effectiveness with Cash Conversion Cycle

    What's an ESOP?

    Simplifying the Presentation of Debt Issuance Costs

    Participant Fee Disclosure Reporting Update Offers ‘Flexibility’

    Tales From My First Busy Season: Part 3

    Controlling Costs as a Self Employed Business Owner

    Business Valuation: How to Increase the Value of a Business

    4 Fantastic Ways to Eliminate Work

    Family Business Succession Planning: Where to Begin

    Is Your Intangible Value Realistic?

    Controlled Groups: What Do I Need to Know?

    10 Differences Between QuickBooks Desktop and QuickBooks Online

    Tales from My First Busy Season: Part 2

    4 Key Stakeholders in the Business Succession Planning Process

    Tales from My First Busy Season: Part 1

    5S Your Way To Efficiency and Profitability – Part 2

    Key Tax Elements in Governor Kasich’s Budget Proposal

    How The Final Repair Regulations Will Impact You

    Understanding the U.S. Standards for Group Audits: What You Need to Know

    How to Reach Your Business Goals with Your ERP Implementation

    5 Key Issues to Consider When Starting Business Succession Planning

    Ohio Department of Taxation Implements Identity Theft Safeguards That May Delay 2015 Refunds

    4 Factors for Hiring a Quality Auditor

    Why Business Valuation is About More Than Forecasted Earnings

    Does Your Business Need a Better GPS (or Process Map) to Help You Get to Where You Want to Go?

    2014 Tax Advisory for Employers

    Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014

    3 Smart Year-End Tax Moves for Business Owners

    Benefit Plan Compliance Alert 2015: Are You Ready?

    A CPA’s (Inventory Observation) Christmas Carol

    4 Considerations to Take When Planning Customizations to an ERP System

    Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: Ways to Plan for Employee Turnover

    When are 1099’s Required?

    How to Protect Against Ghost Employee Fraud

    3 Reasons Why You Might Perform a Business Valuation

    Pay-when-Paid vs. Pay-if-Paid Provisions

    Municipal Tax Reform in Ohio

    Video Interview: What is Family Business Succession Planning?

    Buying a Business – Why Perform Financial Due Diligence?

    Good Meeting, Bad Meeting

    Using the (Software) Development Life Cycle

    Don’t Let the Failure to Communicate be Your Business Succession Plan’s Downfall

    Plan Sponsor Dilemma: Missing Participants – What Should I Do?

    Have You Reviewed Your Policies Recently?

    5 Challenges ERP Software Vendors Face in the Plastics Injection Molding Industry

    Business Succession: Who Are the Stakeholders and How Can You Satisfy Them?

    Ready or Not – Here Comes FATCA!

    Construction Industry Accounting: New Standard on Revenue Recognition

    Top 5 Signs That Your ERP Project May Be in Trouble

    Decoding the Impact of the Pease Limitation on Charitable Giving

    Program Related Investments: Gaining Momentum

    Business Succession Planning: Keeping Your Buy-Sell Agreement Relevant

    How to Calculate Return on Equity with a DuPont Analysis

    Differences Between EBITDA and Operating Cash Flow

    Don't Forget Where You Hid The Cash

    Can Financial Statement Income Exceed Taxable Income?

    3 Internal Control Basics for Small Not-for-Profit Organizations

    Planning for the Possible Restoration of the Charitable IRA Rollover in 2014

    Advice for First-time Buyers

    6 Reasons We Like QuickBooks

    IRS Focusing on Benefit Plan’s Controls: Tips on Being Proactive

    Construction Growth Outpaces GDP

    Is SaaS in your Future? Marketing Hype or Reality?

    When Should a Not-for-Profit Organization Make a Profit?

    Accounting for Loan Origination Fees

    Managing Your Balance Sheet – Your Cash Cycle

    Tax Attorney Learns Important Lessons About IRA Rollovers

    Identifying the Business Owner’s Goals—Taxes

    Your 401k Plan: What are Your Goals for this Year?

    Have You Looked at Your Bank Account Lately?

    Should I Take That Discount?

    Cash Management Best Practices

    Audit Materiality – It’s in the Eye of the Beholder

    Best Practices: How to Prep for an Employee Benefit Plan Audit

    4 Considerations for Non Profit Transparency

    Why You Need a Financial Statement

    What Star Trek Has Taught Me about Team Dynamics in ERP Implementation

    Proposed Changes to Post-Death RMDs

    Identifying the Business Owner’s Goals—Cash Flow and Financial Planning

    Please…Make the Auditing Stop!

    ADP/ACP Safe Harbors: Does Your Plan Really Fit Inside The Harbor?

    Transitional Relief from the Employer Mandate for Medium Size Business

    5 Things to Consider Before Joining a Board of Directors

    What Does it Take to Have a Successful ERP Implementation?

    Collection Best Practices

    Balancing Family Relations With Family Business

    Required Minimum Distribution Tips & Traps – Part I

    Required Communication Letters in an Audit: Their Meanings Revealed!

    The Department of Labor (DOL) and Target Date Funds (TDF) — How Do You Measure Up?

    Who’s Looking at Your Financial Information?

    Commercial Construction – “The Big Story” in 2014?

    A Different Set of Accounting Rules for Private Companies

    What is Your Cash Flow Statement Telling You?

    18 Must Answer Questions For Family Owned Businesses

    One Easy Way to Increase Your Revenue by 5%

    3 Best Practices for Your Retirement Plan Annual Review

    Difference Between Deferred & Temporarily Restricted Revenues

    Is a New ERP System on Your Shopping List for 2014?

    Satisfying the Year-end Deadlines for Charitable Contribution Tax Deductions

    Why Budget? Tips for Easing the Budgeting Burden

    A Simplified Accounting Reporting Method Alternative for Private Companies

    Effective Business Succession Planning: A Call to Action

    Benefit Plan Compliance Alert 2014: Are You Ready?

    Proper Accounting is a BIG Deal for a Small Business

    Small Business Success: 5 Tips For Managing Your Balance Sheet

    Business Valuation: Be Somebody

    1 Reason Small Business Owners Need to Think About 1099 Forms

    Tax Implications of a Non-US Resident Working in The US

    The Department of Labor Audit: A Break-Down

    How to Stay Prepared for Department of Labor Audits

    Handling Your Funding: Capital Assets with Restricted Donations

    Why Your Business Needs an Annual Financial Check-up

    Preparing to Sell Your Business? The Questions You Need To Consider

    What Your Business Needs to Know About Taxes in Other States

    How Your Business Entity Type Affects Your Taxes

    Tax Strategies for Privately Held Businesses

    Tax Strategy for Taking Advantage of Foreign Sales

    Social Security Checks and Tax Filing

    How Much Life Insurance Do I Need at Retirement?

    The Risks and Penalties of Payroll Tax Avoidance

    What is Involved in Converting a Traditional IRA to a ROTH IRA?

    Foreign Bank Account Reporting - File Now or Pay Later

    Selling a Business: Avoid First-Time Seller Mistakes

    10 Tips To Avoid Business Fraud

    The Grouping Election: How it Can Reduce Your Medicare Tax Burden

    First-time Abatement: A Second Chance for a First-Time Tax Mistake

    Your Tax Accountant Found an Old Error – Now What?

    5 Tax Strategies Every Business Owner Should Know

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