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Spreadsheet fixes to reduce errors, save time


March 18, 2009 by Carol Katarsky
Posted in: Best practices, Communication, Fraud prevention, Hiring & training staff, Internal controls, Special report

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With the amount of financial info you have to track, a spreadsheet is one of your most potent tools. But the more important (and complicated) a spreadsheet is, the more likely it is to have one of these major flaws.

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Risk of swindles is higher this year — 3 ways to fight back


March 11, 2009 by Carol Katarsky
Posted in: Best practices, Communication, Fraud prevention, Hiring & training staff, Internal controls, Special report

bankruptcy

Chances are you’ll face more security threats this year. Are you ready? 

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Stimulus package: 4 steps you need to take now


February 20, 2009 by Carol Katarsky
Posted in: Best practices, Communication, Fringe benefits, Hiring & training staff, In this week's e-newsletter, Internal controls, IRS regs, Latest news & views, Tax compliance

The economic package Congress just passed will require a fair amount of work on your part.

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New twist on an old scam


February 17, 2009 by Carol Katarsky
Posted in: Best practices, Communication, Fraud prevention, Hiring & training staff, In this week's e-newsletter, Internal controls, IRS regs, Latest news & views

You know not to send sensitive data to someone who e-mails you and claims to be from IRS. But would you recognize this legit form as a potential scam?

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Psst…if you steal, we’ll keep it quiet


February 16, 2009 by Carol Katarsky
Posted in: Best practices, Fraud prevention, In this week's e-newsletter, Internal controls, Latest news & views

You’d probably think if you discovered an employee was committing fraud that your company would report it. Don’t be so sure.

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Expense report padders confess their secrets


February 11, 2009 by Carol Katarsky
Posted in: Best practices, Communication, Fraud prevention, Hiring & training staff, Internal controls, Special report, T&E

security-breach

It’s easier to catch T&E swindlers if you know why — and how — they do what they do.

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Employee ‘on the road’ purchases make sales tax compliance trickier


February 6, 2009 by Carol Katarsky
Posted in: Best practices, In this week's e-newsletter, Internal controls, Latest news & views, Sales and use tax, T&E, Tax compliance

Be extra vigilant if traveling employees ever buy work-related items on the road and get reimbursed via their expense reports.

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Easy cures for the ‘missing’ tax form blues


January 29, 2009 by Carol Katarsky
Posted in: 1099s, Best practices, Communication, In this week's e-newsletter, Internal controls, Latest news & views, Tax compliance

Once you send out your W-2s and 1099s you can be sure of one thing: calls from people who “lost” theirs and need you to send a duplicate.

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4 tools to keep finance info safe


January 28, 2009 by Carol Katarsky
Posted in: Best practices, Communication, Fraud prevention, Hiring & training staff, In this week's e-newsletter, Internal controls, Latest news & views

It’s not just your own company’s financial info you have to worry about.

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The audit no one will escape in ’09


January 28, 2009 by Carol Katarsky
Posted in: Best practices, Communication, Hiring & training staff, Internal controls, Sales and use tax, Special report, Tax compliance

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Tax compliance has never been easy — and mistakes are always costly. But it seems the situation is about to get a lot worse.

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