Work-life balance is the holy grail that all business owners are seeking. Watch as Gina Rall details how creating efficiencies in your expense process can dramatically decrease the amount of paperwork needing to be prepared.
Prior to the Supreme Court’s decision in the South Dakota vs. Wayfair case, a retailer had to have a physical presence in a state before it was required to charge sales tax. We’re breaking down what this decision means and how it could affect you and your business moving forward. [...]
With the new GASB 75 statement, liability for financial reporting of other post-employment benefits will be moved from the notes to the face of the financial statements. Check out these 3 steps you can take to ensure that your organization is prepared!
Do you ever wonder why your auditor may be asking you for something you've never had to provide before? Cheri Swain explains how CRI auditors cover their bases to allow you to easily respond to risk and ensure that they are staying compliant with audit procedures laid out by the AICPA. [...]
When it comes to enterprise risk management, strategic process planning doesn't just apply to larger financial institutions. Smaller banks are often under the impression that they don't have the means necessary to be able to implement strategies. Doug Mims explains 3 benefits that any size bank will start to see when they embrace [...]
Did you know there are new rules for IRS audits of partnerships that affect all partnerships and LLC’s taxed as partnerships? David White highlights key changes including taxes assessed at the partnership level, partnership IRS representative requirement, and shift of tax burden & timing — as well as important next steps for partnerships to [...]
Is your organization protected against a potential crippling cybersecurity attack? Scott Bailey shares 3 risk assessment steps to keep your organization out of the headlines: identify essential assets, evaluate data flow and current protection, and recommend improvements.
Filing a Section 83(b) Election could equal significant tax savings for you in the following 3 scenarios: founder of a new company without value, low valuation high expectations company stock, or company with potential liquidating event, as Kellie Shipley shares. Contact CRI for help making your move.
The implementation date is here for the new revenue recognition standard, and your business is likely impacted by with changes to your required disclosures. Watch Jon Heath explain the 5 new requirements that likely mean disclosure changes for most companies: disaggregated revenue, cost to obtain contract, contract balances, performance obligations, and significant judgments. [...]
Technology disruption is here — So what now? CRI recommends 5 steps to help your business take advantage of new technology to improve business processes and create efficiencies in this video with Matthew Katzmark.
Should your business consider blockchain technology? CRI highlights 5 need-to-know FAQs about blockchain as you consider whether and how to implement this technology within your company. Learn how blockchain works, common uses, the benefits (like data security), and how you might consider implementing - all explained in everyday language by Jon Heath. [...]
When implementing the new lease accounting standard, it helps to be prepared. Jeff Silver shares 4 preparation key steps that will help equal success: perform a diagnostic review, organize resources, evaluate relevant data, and create a portfolio of leases.
Experiencing challenges in relation to implementation of the new lease accounting standards? You are not alone. CRI's professionals are here to help identify possible solutions to common challenges such as: decentralization, data gathering, human capital resources, costs, and learning curve as Jeff Silver explains.
Do you know the difference between tax credits and tax deductions? And are you taking advantage of tax credits for actions you're already taking? Similar to deductions, tax credits incentivize individuals and businesses to reduce their overall tax liabilities. However, tax credits differ in that they provide a “dollar for dollar” reduction in [...]
Understanding the differences between capital tax rates and ordinary tax rates is important for business owners who want to maximize returns from selling their companies. Watch as Ann Marie Sale explains why capital tax rates are often advantageous and how sellers can structure a transaction to potentially optimize capital gains. [...]
A currently popular question during the merger and acquisition (M&A) diligence process is whether to utilize electronic or onsite data rooms. For a target company, electronic data rooms provide benefits including operational efficiencies. Private equity groups enjoy similar efficiencies but also typically value the communication and culture aspects of the onsite data room. [...]
A strong cybersecurity posture consists of effective measures related to prevention, assessment, detection, response, and recovery. But how can you determine whether your company is succeeding in these areas? Watch as Lorri Kidder discusses key questions that can help you evaluate your company’s cybersecurity defense system.
While the word “audit” may sound scary in certain contexts, a reverse audit may help a company obtain a refund for overpaid state sales and use taxes. But when might a business consider such an engagement? Watch as Amy Hightower describes four instances in which it may be best to evaluate the potential [...]
Cybersecurity is one of the the hottest topics in business today. Ever wonder where you should begin to protect your business and its assets? The best first step is to properly train your team regarding their roles in protecting your business from a potential breach. But how do you build a successful cybersecurity [...]
Most of us are familiar with traditional forms of authentication, such as a password. While such methods can work, hackers have become more sophisticated in cracking them. Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is advantageous because it requires multiple forms of identification to access a system. Watch as Tom Montalbano discusses how MFA works to protect [...]