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.

Interviewing to Your Full Potential

By Wiss, Posted in Getting Hired 101

By Dylan D'Alessio Here’s a quick guide on how to succeed in your next interview! Interview Prep: A great interview starts with preparation. Research the company, find out what they do and find out what their culture is like to see if it’s a good fit. They will ask you what you know about their company during the interview. You can’t prepare for every single question that will be asked but there are a lot of similar questions that companies generally ask and you can prepare for them.... read more.

How to Avoid Risk and Stay Lean in the 2015 Construction Boom

By Wiss, Posted in Construction

By Wiss Associate Historically, the U.S. construction industry trails the economy by about a year. So when the economy tanks, the industry hangs on by finishing existing projects. And when things begin to improve, construction firms lag while investments are made, new projects are green-lighted and contracts are signed. Today, the economy, from the viewpoint of the construction industry, is 80 to 90 percent back to where it was before the recession. So now it’s time to figure out how to do things di... read more.

Leading by Example

By Wiss, Posted in Wiss Gives Back

By Dylan D'Alessio Carolyn Hall is the Director of Outsourced Accounting for our firm, but she doesn’t just use her financial talents for us, she also uses them for her family’s church, St. Matthew the Apostle in Randolph, NJ. Church has always been an important part of Carolyn’s life where she taught religious education for 10 years, but still wanted to do more. With this, she accepted a position on the Finance Committee where her duties include monitoring the financial status of the chu... read more.

Finding the Right IT Tool for Real Estate Management

By Wiss, Posted in Real Estate

By Alexander J. Narcise  If you own a real estate investment or property management firm and are reluctant to take on the time-consuming hassle of running a financial report, it’s time to upgrade your accounting software system. Off-the-shelf accounting software systems don’t know your business. They don’t speak your language. They can’t respond to requests for construction project accounting or help you manage leases, issue tenant arrears reports or run a partner distribution... read more.

Welcome to Silicon Alley

By Wiss, Posted in Technology

Tech start-ups meet funding in the Big Apple  By Ryan S. Silva, CPA, CFE, CVA  Start-up technology entrepreneurs and investors need to take a close look at New York City’s Silicon Alley, if they haven’t already. There’s a reason the name is so similar to Silicon Valley on the opposite coast. Both are geographic centers of tech innovation, but in addition to the young brainpower in early-stage technology development, this tech hub is as much about access to the nearby capital m... read more.

A Means to an End

By Wiss, Posted in Wiss Gives Back

By Dylan D'Alessio For most of us, a week vacation to an island or the beach is what we look forward to; but for Erin Silkowski and her family, the week they spend volunteering to help others is the best vacation they could ask for. Erin Silkowski is a Staff Associate here at Wiss. Each summer, Erin and her family participate in the Appalachian Service Project, an organization dedicated to building warmer, safer and drier homes for those who live below the poverty line in the Appalachian region of the US (... read more.

Six Ways to Tell if Your Company is Ready for Series A Funding

By Wiss, Posted in Technology

By Wiss Associate It’s an exciting — and nerve-wracking — time as your young company prepares to draw investor interest in Series A funding. It’s most likely your company’s first in-depth contact with the venture capital world, but how do you know your business is ready to take such a step? Here are some things to consider:  You’ve put out feelers. VC firms don’t just show up on your doorstep when you need them most. Start your meet and greets long before y... read more.