Employees or Independent Contractors? Here's How to Differentiate

By Wiss, Posted in Outsourced Accounting & Tax

By Donna Woronka You think you’ve hired an independent contractor, but the IRS or State Department of Labor may see that you’ve hired an employee. If there’s any uncertainty, chances are good that you’ll lose that argument, and at a high cost in back payroll taxes and penalties. That’s why it’s critical that you understand the differences between the two legal classifications and that you keep your independent contractors independent.  Here are some questions to he... read more.

My Journey to RESULTS!

By Wiss, Posted in Wiss Gets Personal

By Diana Miller As a leader in the field of public accounting, I partner with clients to find solutions to even the most challenging problems while overseeing the direction and strategy of my own team. As a CPA, I work together with organizations to achieve business solutions which optimize each organization’s potential based on their own unique strengths. I am dedicated to empowering individuals to make a difference and build rewarding successes, which is why I'd like to share my journey with those... read more.

Y2K15 Technology Assessment

By Wiss, Posted in Advisory Services

By Paul Ursich  Remember what you went through in the late 1990s as you frantically sought to assure yourself and others that your computer systems would survive the turnover to the year 2000?  Fifteen years later, this is a good time to review your technology and infrastructure haves, have-nots and should-haves. But this time around, you don’t have to be frantic. Take your time in 2015 to assess your needs and determine how to invest to meet the demands and embrace the exciting new opport... read more.

Fighting for a Cause

By Wiss, Posted in Wiss Gives Back

By Jessica Brandt Dylan D’Alessio joined Wiss as an Intern and has since been hired to the Human Resources team. Throughout Dylan’s time at Wiss during workdays and participating in Wiss-letics, many people have noticed him sport a wristband and tattoo, both that read the name, “Kyleigh.” In speaking more with Dylan, some have come to find out that Kyleigh was a beautiful, fun-spirited, ambitious student-athlete at West Morris Central High School. Kyleigh is also Dylan’s olde... read more.

Transitioning to the Cloud

By Wiss, Posted in Technology

By Wiss Associate What if you lost your company’s computers, servers and phone system? The culprit could be hackers, natural disaster or technology breakdown, but the end result is the same: You lose nearly everything of importance to your business for an unspecified length of time.  Your business is at a standstill until you hire an army of IT specialists to get you up and running again. They’ll get right to it — or at least as soon as they can fit your company into their busy sch... read more.

Why Diversity Matters and How you can Achieve It

By Wiss, Posted in Human Resources

By Lori Graham  The American business world is being challenged to diversify its talent pool to better reflect the changing face of America. To some extent, businesses are already making headway in this effort. Today, about 60 percent of college graduates with a bachelor’s degree are female. While women are still relatively rare in positions of corporate leadership, the glass ceiling is starting to shatter, and progress will continue to be made as this current group gains traction and career ex... read more.

Seize that Opportunity!

By Wiss, Posted in Wiss Gets Personal

By Diana Miller When asked if I'd be interested in co-authoring an anthology book called “Results! - Impactful Solutions to Drive Business”, my first thought was “Is this something I can do?” Immediately, I stopped my "old Diana" thinking and said “Of course I can and I should take this opportunity.” Too often we let opportunities like this pass us by, and my word of advice would be, if you are truly passionate about achieving a goal you must believe in yourself, stay on... read more.

Helping the Next Guy

By Wiss, Posted in Wiss Gives Back

By Dylan D'Alessio In April 2010, the small Pinecliff Lake Community in West Milford, NJ was swarmed with a sea of green of those participating in the first ever Irish Whisper Lymphoma Walk. Thanks to the community’s help, the Irish Whisper team, walking in memory of beloved Danny Kane, brought in over $36k and 350 attendees their first year in Pinecliff—grabbing the title of the leading fundraising team in the state of New Jersey. Fast forward a few years…the Irish Whisper is currently... read more.

Seven Critical Steps to Upgrading your Accounting Software

By Wiss, Posted in Advisory Services

By Robert Risk  Corporate accounting software generally lasts about 10 years before users get bogged down with a system that’s out of touch with current needs. Perhaps your people use Excel spreadsheets for processes that should be easily automated. Or the company has grown to where your existing software can’t keep pace. Or — worst of all — you can no longer trust the numbers on your reports. As you look for a cost-effective system that will serve your needs now and into the... read more.

Instilling Core Values

By Wiss, Posted in Wiss Gives Back

By Dylan D'Alessio Don Logan has been with Wiss for eight years, but his involvement in his local community started long before that. Up until recently, before its relocation, Don was part of the South Shore Karate Club since the age of 10. Don excelled in the club and started teaching younger kids when he was just 13 years old. The Karate club’s teachings incorporated excellent core values and one of the things the instructors strongly encouraged was community involvement. Don’s karate instruc... read more.