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CRI DESTIN – Katie Byrd: FICPA 2020-2021 Class Of Emerging Leaders Program

Katie Byrd, a Supervising Senior at CRI Destin, has been selected to become part of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants' (FICPA) 2020-2021 Class of Emerging Leaders. The 18 individuals chosen for this year's program represent the best and brightest of young CPA professionals in the state of Florida and Katie most definitely fits [...]

2020-08-12T15:48:16-05:00August 12th, 2020|Around Town|

Top 25 Nationally Ranked Carr, Riggs & Ingram (CRI) Welcomes Cookeville-Based Firm, Duncan, Wheeler & Wilkerson, P.C.

COOKEVILLE, TN - (AUGUST 12, 2020) - Top 25 nationally-ranked CPA and advisory firm Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC (CRI) continues to expand its presence in the state of Tennessee by increasing its locations to serve clients through the addition of the Cookeville office of Duncan, Wheeler & Wilkerson, P.C. Duncan, Wheeler & Wilkerson will amplify CRI’s [...]

2020-08-12T08:25:28-05:00August 12th, 2020|PRESS RELEASES|

CRI NEW ORLEANS – Jose Aponte: LCPA 2020 Not-For-Profit Workshop

CRI Partner Jose Aponte recently presented on the aftermath of the new NFP reporting standard on July 31, 2020 via virtual webinar. This presentation included the trials, tribulations, and best practices to pursue from the NFP reporting standards.

2020-08-19T16:19:33-05:00August 3rd, 2020|Around Town|

CRI JACKSON – Joe May: Insurance Regulatory Examiners Society – Career Development Seminar

CRI Partner Joe May will be speaking on "Reliance on Third Party Controls" on August 17, 2020 via virtual webinar. This session will cover control reliance as it relates to the regulatory examination process and will be open to the public.

2020-07-29T13:36:39-05:00July 29th, 2020|Around Town|

The IIA’s Three Lines Model: A Summary

The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) has released an update to The Three Lines of Defense Model, now known as the Three Lines Model. Issuance of the new model is both timely and relevant, considering the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 and the anticipated economic/business impact on a prospective basis. The model is based on six key [...]

CARES Act and Provider Relief Fund Single Audit

In less than four months, the United States government has distributed (or is in the process of distributing) over $600 billion of funding to state and local governmental entities, and healthcare providers of almost all types. This funding was authorized in various spending bills between March and May of 2020, with the most substantial portion [...]

2020-07-27T17:20:30-05:00July 27th, 2020|COVID-19, DISASTER RECOVERY, GOVERNMENTS, HEALTHCARE|

Thriving Under COVID: How the Best Companies Do More Than Just Survive

Sometimes progress comes from dire situations. Consider the lodgepole pine: The tree’s hard cones release their seeds only when exposed to the crucible of a fire. Likewise, economic crises can highlight the natural resilience of members of the entrepreneurial ecosystem. The COVID-19 pandemic has uprooted our lives and the way we work, but agile and [...]

CRI MONTGOMERY – Chad Singletary: ASPCA’s Not-For-Profit Summit

On July 30, 2020, CRI Partner Chad Singletary will be discussing the effects COVID-19 has had on not-for-profit organizations in the last few months. This discussion will be held online, via virtual webinar, where you can find an array of topics from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Chad's section will begin at 1:50 and end [...]

2020-07-21T14:59:59-05:00July 21st, 2020|Around Town|

CRI NEW ORLEANS – Jose Aponte: LCPA 2020 Not-For-Profit Workshop

CRI Partner Jose Aponte will be presenting a 1 hour CPE credit presentation on July 31, 2020. This virtual webinar, aimed towards CPAs and accountants who work with NFPs, will cover the aftermath of the new not-for-profit reporting standard.

2020-07-21T13:21:00-05:00July 21st, 2020|Around Town|

CRI ATLANTA – Bob Steinhardt: Multiply Your Success with Tom DuFore | Avoiding IRS Red Flags

Recently, CRI Partner Bob Steinhardt was a guest on the "Multiply Your Success" podcast hosted by Tom DuFore. On this episode, Bob shed light on how to avoid unnecessary attention from the IRS while maintaining financial clarity and stability.

2020-07-29T16:46:19-05:00July 17th, 2020|Around Town|

CRI GAINESVILLE – Frank Mason: Chamber Lunch & Learn: Who Moved the Room?

CRI Partner Frank Mason presented information via Facebook Live to Gainesville chamber members and guests on July 8, 2020. This presentation covered the industry specialties, services, and portfolio companies that CRI has to offer.

2020-07-21T12:44:15-05:00July 12th, 2020|Around Town|

Back to Profitability: How Small Businesses Can Emerge Stronger from Crisis

“Bad businesses are destroyed by a crisis; good businesses survive them; great businesses are improved by them.” —Andy Grove, former CEO, Intel There’s nothing like a crisis to give people clarity and crystallize the fundamentals of running a successful business. Although this crisis has been unlike anything we’ve seen before in our lifetimes, it has [...]

CRI ATLANTA – Sam Clark: Atlanta Build Expo Show

CRI Partner Sam Clark will be conducting a seminar on fraud at the Atlanta Build Expo Show on July 15, 2020. The seminar, titled "How to Avoid Getting Ripped Off", will be held at the Cobb Galleria Center in Atlanta, GA starting at 11:00 a.m. This seminar, as well as the expo show itself, will [...]

2020-07-09T12:17:15-05:00July 9th, 2020|Around Town|

Financial Institution Regulatory Examinations and COVID-19

The Federal Financial Institution Examination Council (FFIEC) has issued guidance for examiners to consider the effects of COVID-19 in safety and soundness examinations. The interagency guidance seeks to acknowledge the "unique, evolving and potentially long-term nature" of the issues arising from COVID-19 and the impact on financial institutions. However, the guidance also notes, "examiners will [...]

2020-07-07T12:20:04-05:00July 7th, 2020|COVID-19, FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS|

Planning for Possible Workforce Reductions

Layoffs are a necessary, yet undesirable, fact of life for any business facing lean times. This is especially true for contractors during the current pandemic, as an uncertain future has many of them searching for ways to prepare for a potential downturn. It can become a delicate balancing act. While layoffs provide immediate savings, they [...]

2020-07-01T19:33:56-05:00July 1st, 2020|CONSTRUCTION|

IRS Provides Coronavirus-Related Relief for Qualified Opportunity Funds, Investors

The IRS has provided new relief for qualified opportunity zone (QOZ) investors and qualified opportunity funds (QOFs) in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 180-Day Investment Window Opens Wider On April 9, 2020, the Department of the Treasury and the IRS provided relief to taxpayers affected by the COVID-19 emergency by postponing due dates with [...]

IRS Issues Guidance on Elimination of Deduction of Qualified Transportation Fringe (QTF) Benefit Expenses

The IRS has issued proposed regulations that provide guidance for the deduction of qualified transportation fringe (QTF) and commuting expenses. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) disallowed deductions for qualified transportation fringe expenses as well as deductions for certain transportation and commuting expenses arising from travel between an employee’s residence and place of employment. (Originally, the TCJA [...]

2020-06-30T17:02:15-05:00June 30th, 2020|BUSINESS TAX, TAX REFORM: BUSINESS TAX|

CRI RALEIGH – Scott Bailey: Captive International – Building the Ideal Captive Board

CRI Partner Scott Bailey was recently featured on Captive International for his insight on the formation of captive boards and responsibilities that future board members could potentially face. This article was shared on June 29, 2020.

2020-06-29T17:20:29-05:00June 29th, 2020|Around Town|

CRI STUART – Chris Fogal: Small Biz Florida – Ep. 16 Back to Biz Episode – Re-engaging the Marketplace Through Sound Accounting Practices

Small Biz Florida Podcast host Tom Kindred speaks with CRI Partner Chris Fogal about reopening the business, reviewing and managing the financials. Chris participated in this podcast on June 2, 2020 and covered the aforementioned information as well as other pertinent topics.  

2020-06-29T15:29:59-05:00June 29th, 2020|Around Town|

Drafting a Business Continuity Plan (BCP)

Disasters happen. From hurricanes and earthquakes to floods and wildfires, recent years have shown us that every business must be prepared for a potential disaster or crisis. Since disaster is sometimes unavoidable, a business owner’s best bet is preparation. Having a well-thought-out business continuity plan (BCP) in place can help you weather whatever storms may [...]