Advantages of Onboarding an Outside Accounting Firm for Your MSO or DSO

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By Carolyn Hall, CPA, MBA In my last blog post, we covered how a business process review is a great tool to determine what processes can be improved upon in your medical service organization (MSO) or dental service organization (DSO). One of the most common outcomes of a BPR is a company elects to onboard an outsourced accounting firm. With this post, let’s explore the value-added benefits of such a relationship. A Valuable Team Addition An outsourced accounting firm with experience in the healthc... read more.

Proper Management Gets Ambitious Projects Over the Finish Line

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What could be more intimidating to a business than the prospect of launching a new ecommerce website? Or merging with a competitor? Or implementing a new business process management software solution that will touch virtually every department in the company? Lots of thoughts go through your head as you consider taking on a project that might take months or years, and will impact your company and your people for a long time to come.  Just think of the prospects of establishing goals, developing a budg... read more.

Business Process Reviews-the First Step to Positioning Your MSO or DSO for Fast

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By Carolyn Hall, CPA, MBA Business owners with an entrepreneurial spirit welcome growth without necessarily focusing on the bottom line. MSO and DSO professionals who own and operate medical and dental service organizations that are experiencing patient gains and revenue growth can often lose sight of the details that go into back-end processes. Your accounting system can be your first and most visible sign of trouble. When billing is slow or error-filled, processes are broken, locations aren’t comm... read more.

When and Why Your Business Needs a Business Process Review

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By David Singletary Have you ever really noticed a process at your business that’s been in place seemingly forever? As you take a closer look it doesn’t appear to be the best way of doing things, so you ask the logical question: “Why?” In response, your team collectively shrugs and says, “Well…that’s how we’ve always done it.” It’s time for a business process review. Third-Party Overview Business process reviews are important because they&rsq... read more.

KPI Checklist for Evaluating Your CFO or Controller

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By Paul Ursich, CPA How do you grade the accomplishments of your Chief Financial Officer or Controller? Not only at review time, but whenever you’re thinking of the value this key management team member brings to your company. What are the key performance indicators, or KPIs, that really matter to you? Does your CFO or Controller know the KPIs that define success in your eyes? How could they know if you don’t? Here’s what to do: For starters, review the job description you created befor... read more.

Ideal Minimum Requirements for Your Accounting Department

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By Angelique Zitz, CPA One of the most common causes of chronic problems in accounting departments is having the wrong people on board - or the right people in the wrong positions. In other words, things can go terribly wrong when the education, work experiences and career trajectories of your personnel do not match up with your expectations. With that in mind, here are some of the ideal minimum requirements you should look for under most circumstances during your recruiting process. With the right people... read more.

Accounting Department Red Flags: Is It Poor Training, Incompetence or Theft?

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When things go wrong in your accounting department, you’re sure to feel the pain -- especially if errors are common. Problems and irregularities can crop up for several reasons. For instance, your accounting staff might be inadequately trained, or they’re just not suited for the job. But the cause could also be much worse: someone is stealing from your company. Let’s take a closer look at both scenarios. Innocent Mistakes Everything from inadequate training to incompetence could be the... read more.

Know When an HR Assessment Is Needed - Advisory Services - Wiss

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By Lisa Calick, SPHR Are your business’s human resources starting to fall behind? Have you not reviewed HR policies and procedures in quite some time? Are you running a new startup? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may need an HR assessment to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations, as well as reduce the risk of potential liabilities. When Should an HR Assessment Be Performed? Fundamentally, an HR assessment is an investigation of a company’s current practices,... read more.

Alleviate 1099 Reporting Stress

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By Felice Rudolph If your company works with nonemployee service providers “in the course of business,” you may be subject to 1099 reporting requirements. Failing to file these forms may result in penalties, so here’s what you need to know to keep your business in compliance. 1099 reporting requirements You’re required to send 1099-MISC forms to vendors when payments to them total $600 or more during the calendar year for: Services performed for your business by someone who&rsq... read more.

Refinancing Student Loans: Is It Worth It?

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By Rachel Kleiman A letter from a student loan refinancing company is placed on your desk. Have you wondered if refinancing is worth it or just a scam? Refinancing means taking on new debt with new terms in order to pay off older debt.  By refinancing, you can reduce monthly payments, secure a lower interest rate, and renegotiate the term of your loan.  Additionally, refinanced student debt is still student debt, meaning you will still receive a 1098-E for tax purposes.  Refinancing comes... read more.