Security

The Importance Of Internal Accounting Controls

On March 3rd, 2016, posted in: Accounting, Security, Training by 0 Comment

If you are a business owner with fewer than 100 employees you may be more vulnerable to internal theft than a larger organization. The reason for this is not as many small business owners have the internal accounting controls in place like larger organizations do. As a small business owner you need to put some..

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How Strong is Your Password?

On July 28th, 2015, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Security by 1 Comment

With access to private files and online access a major concern, the strength of your password could be critical. Some websites will actually tell you how strong your password is as you are entering it for the first time. It will encourage you to create a strong password that is not easy to replicate. If..

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Get Your Financial House in Order

On August 21st, 2014, posted in: Accounting, Productivity, Security by 0 Comment

As a virtual accountant our office is virtually paper-free. We help our clients to be the same by sending their reports and other documents to them through our encrypted portal. What can you do to clean your financial clutter? Here are a few items to consider: Invest in a shredder. This is not only a..

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It Could Happen to You…

On March 29th, 2013, posted in: Accounting, Security by 0 Comment

…Like it Happened to Sarah Sarah was married to a wonderful man, a former CPA, who took care of all things financial. She never had to do anything except write checks to her housekeeper and at the beauty parlor. Her husband managed their extensive investments, paid all the bills, and handled all the taxes. We..

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How Do You Share?

On March 27th, 2013, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Security by 0 Comment

I’m not talking about how you share your chocolate or loan out your golf clubs, but something much more important. How do you share your personal, private, confidential information? It’s tax season and we’re all sending information to our CPA that if it fell into the wrong hands could result in identity theft. So how..

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Tips for Ensuring an Ethical Environment

On October 18th, 2012, posted in: Accounting, Security by 0 Comment

As humble recipients of the Better Business Bureau’s Ethics Award, The Accountant’s Office holds not only our team but our clients to a high ethical standard. That’s something we’ve done from Day One. It’s not enough for you, as the business owner to be ethical, but your team needs to know what your ethics are..

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Do You Use Duplicate Checks?

On September 20th, 2012, posted in: Accounting, Security by 0 Comment

Several years ago I met with a contractor that needed his accounting processed for the prior year. He wanted us to set up QuickBooks for him and enter all the banking activity. Normally, no problem! This time, big problem! Like many people, he used duplicate checks. He figured that would work for him instead of..

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How Do You Keep Receipts?

On September 13th, 2012, posted in: Accounting, Security by 0 Comment

Most people know that they need to retain copies of their credit and debit card receipts to substantiate those expenses if they are ever audited. The problem is that those pesky little receipts seem to have a way of disappearing! Here’s how I deal with this problem for myself and for our virtual accounting office..

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How to Shop Online Safely?

On July 26th, 2012, posted in: Accounting, Security by 0 Comment

If you’re like me, you love to get out and meet up with girlfriends for an afternoon of shopping and relaxation, right?! There are times though when you don’t have the time and you have items you need. When those times hit, online shopping is a quick, convenient way to get what you want and..

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IRS Warns Of New Tax Scam

On March 22nd, 2012, posted in: Accounting, Security, Uncategorized by 0 Comment

It’s disheartening when we read about scams that target senior citizens. Actually we don’t like it when scams target anyone, but the latest scams being perpetrated are aimed at seniors urging them to file tax returns on which they claim fraudulent refunds. The reason people are falling for this? The scheme promises refunds to people..

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