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Ready for the next audit? Think again


March 4, 2009 by Carol Katarsky
Posted in: Best practices, Communication, Special report

Best Practices for Controls and Procedures

You think you have your bases covered for the next audit. But chances are your boss doesn’t have the same faith in you.

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Bartering: It stretches funds, but is it worth it?


February 24, 2009 by Carol Katarsky
Posted in: Best practices, In this week's e-newsletter, Latest news & views

When money’s tight, everyone looks for ways to trim costs. And that’s bringing an old biz practice back in vogue.

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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

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

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Are phone charges wreaking havoc with your books?


January 7, 2009 by Carol Katarsky
Posted in: Best practices, Fringe benefits, Internal controls, Latest news & views, T&E, Tax compliance

Cell phones, PDAs and similar devices are in everyone’s pocket these days. And chances are they’re draining excess dollars from your company’s coffers.

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Traveling employees: What don’t they complain about?


January 6, 2009 by Carol Katarsky
Posted in: Best practices, Communication, Hiring & training staff, Internal controls, Latest news & views, T&E

If your company has been reluctant to set spending guidelines for T&E because of concern employees would complain, it’s time to reconsider.

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The first good news you’ll see in ’09?


December 19, 2008 by Carol Katarsky
Posted in: Hiring & training staff, In this week's e-newsletter, Internal controls, Latest news & views

A tax break that expired in ’08 looks likely to be renewed next year — and if it does, it can boost the bottom lines of even the smallest companies.

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#1 way employees can reduce travel costs


November 28, 2008 by Carol Katarsky
Posted in: Best practices, Communication, Electronic payments, Hiring & training staff, In this week's e-newsletter, Internal controls, Latest news & views, T&E

Corporate cards save you time and reap hefty rebates for the company. So why do so few travelers comply?

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Will you see fewer big expense reports next year?


November 17, 2008 by Carol Katarsky
Posted in: In this week's e-newsletter, Latest news & views, T&E

Everyone’s looking to trim spending where they can these days. But will that translate into fewer expense reports?

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P-card best practices: Is your company on board?


September 25, 2008 by Carol Katarsky
Posted in: Best practices, Communication, Electronic payments, Hiring & training staff, In this week's e-newsletter, Internal controls, Latest news & views

Done right, company purchasing cards can save you tons of time and headaches. But few companies really do it right.

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One travel expense you shouldn’t reimburse


August 7, 2008 by Carol Katarsky
Posted in: Best practices, Communication, In this week's e-newsletter, Latest news & views, T&E, Tax compliance

With every expense report, you have to check for “non-reimbursable” charges that have been slipped in. Dry cleaning? Seen it. In-room movies? Been there, handled that. But what about hotel charges forĀ 

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