Using QuickBooks Apps and Features to Boost Accuracy and Productivity

By Wiss, Posted in Technology

By Donna Woronka Millions of companies use QuickBooks (QB) software for accounting because it is affordable, intuitive and user friendly. The majority of users may not know that there are an abundance of apps available on the market today that sync directly into QB.  These apps fill in the holes between QB’s functionality and how your business operates.  The right apps will reduce manual data entry and make your bookkeeping or accounting department more efficient.  If you find that you... read more.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Nonprofit Board Experience

By Wiss, Posted in Not For Profit

By Diana Miller  Being asked to join the board of a nonprofit, whether it’s with a prestigious organization or one that’s relatively unknown, is an honor. Joining gives you the opportunity to do good for the arts, the underprivileged, the advancement of medicine or another worthy cause. And let’s be honest: It looks good on your resume, and the boardroom can be a great place to network. Saying yes to a board appointment is a no-brainer, right? While board membership is a great oppo... read more.

How to Make 2016 Your Most Organized Tax Year Ever

By Wiss, Posted in Tax Services

By Paul Ursich So you and your company survived another tax deadline. Congratulations. Now, while the memory is still fresh, is the ideal time to conduct a post-mortem of your current process to identify shortcomings and strategies that will help you boost efficiency and accuracy next year. Here are a few suggestions you can use to kick-start your new processes. Review withholding allowances Large tax refunds seem like a good thing when you get them, but it means the government has been using your funds... read more.

How to Find and Develop Top-Performing Millennial Employees

By Wiss, Posted in Getting Hired 101

By Paul Peterson Attracting innovative, young hires is very essential to Wiss. These workers maintain the vibrant, creative culture we strive to preserve, which is why we often search for young professionals in their 20’s that exhibit these dynamic characteristics. Through numerous interactions with many millennials, there are several tendencies that are found within business youths of today, such as open-mindedness and the ability to harvest valuable relationships. Here are four strategies that can... read more.

The Internship Experience: A Peek Inside the Lives of Four Wiss Tax Interns

By Wiss, Posted in Workplace Culture

By Danielle Patton For many young professionals, an internship cements the foundation for a prosperous business career. When immersed in this unparalleled experience, an internship can offer tremendous knowledge from beyond the lecture hall: evolving your academic ambitions, strengthening your network, and assisting you in acquiring valuable tools that can be used throughout your profession. But when undertaking this occupation, what can a young professional expect? Four tax interns from our very own firm... read more.

Maintain Positivity When Giving Employees Negative Feedback

By Wiss, Posted in Human Resources

By Kimberly Bustamante In a classic psychology experiment, teachers were told that their students had taken an aptitude test from Harvard that would predict which students would be high achievers in coming years. The researchers did not put into place any special treatment or academic program for these students, they just told the teachers these children had been tested and found gifted. What the teachers didn't realize is that these tests were actually fake. The "gifted" students were chosen at random an... read more.

State Nonresident Withholding Taxes: What you and Your Stakeholders Need to Know

By Wiss, Posted in Tax Services

By Mark Feldstein  No one likes to receive a bill for taxes, penalties and interest from a state where they’ve never lived — especially without a clear understanding of why they are receiving it. But if your company has stakeholders who aren’t domiciled in the states your business operates in, your company may be required to pay nonresident taxes on their behalf. If you’re not aware of nonresident withholding taxes and how they work, you could end up with confused, angry share... read more.

The Best Accounting Software Platforms for Growing Contractors

By Wiss, Posted in Construction

By Tim Kennedy  As a part of the accounting team of a small construction company, you likely use QuickBooks as your accounting software. It’s affordable, intuitive and user-friendly.If your needs are still simple — you’re in the growth stage and generating a few million dollars in annual revenue — QuickBooks provides a reliable platform to manage your accounting needs. QuickBooks is at its best, handling simple cash inflows and outflows (rent, utilities, insurance, vehicles, p... read more.

Know Your NYC Zoning Regulations to Discover the Value of Your Property

By Wiss, Posted in Real Estate

By Kyle Pennacchia If you’re a property owner in New York City, knowing your local zoning regulations and how it applies to your property is extremely important. People often think that only developers need a good working knowledge of the regulations, but that’s simply not true. Even if you purchased (as opposed to constructed) your current building and have no inclination to undergo construction or alterations of any kind, knowledge of the regulations can pay off if you are ever given an offer... read more.

Expanding Your Connections: A Professional's Guide to Fearless Networking

By Wiss, Posted in Getting Hired 101

By Danielle Patton In the current competitive job market, it takes more than a polished resume and exceptional interpersonal skills to attain a desired occupation. One method of emerging from the frenzied job pool is to network, a vital tool that can amplify business opportunities and shape lasting partnerships. By staying active through routine communication with contacts, blossoming ideas and novel perspectives can swiftly arise. So how can you cultivate a robust professional network? Use these guidelin... read more.