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Captain Kirk As a kid, Captain Kirk was my hero. Who wouldn’t want to boldly go where no man has been before?  Kirk was always in control. Why? Well, for one thing, he had a great view. He could always see what was coming.   And that’s the goal of enterprise risk management and the use of…
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A friend says, “You need an audit,” but is that true? Audits can be expensive, so are there other less costly options? The answer is yes, in some cases. This article explains how you can determine the accounting service you need without excess cost. Below we explain what we do in each service and how…
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On May 4, 2021, Georgia Governor Kemp signed into law H.B. 149, a bill that creates an election for partnerships and S-corporations to be taxed at the entity level. This is an annual irrevocable election, that must be completed before the due date of the return, including any extensions. When elected, the entity is subjected…
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With changes in operational practices and the ever-evolving shift to a more virtual work environment for many companies, the preparation for an upcoming EBP engagement is one of many areas of financial reporting and compliance will be impacted. Virtual Audits as the “New Normal” Withstanding the coronavirus pandemic, many companies had already begun the shift…
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Form 5500 is a part of the overall reporting and disclosure framework of Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) that is designed to ensure employee benefit plans are managed and operated according to relevant standards. Auditors of employee benefit plans review internal controls as a basis for their audit planning. Any significant deficiencies…
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Is your government or nonprofit subject to the Yellow Book requirements? If yes, and your audits are not performed accordingly, you might suffer the loss of grants or be in violation of state law. This is true even if you are not aware of the requirements. What is the Yellow Book? The Yellow Book is…
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Our firm was involved in a fraud investigation where the small business lost $53,030. Not a great deal of money, but, still, if you are the owner, it hurts. The person stealing the funds had been with the company for several years and served as their bookkeeper. Once the theft was discovered and the news…
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Below is an article from the American Ambulance Association written on December 3, 2020. Due to the Public Health Emergency declared for the COVID-19 pandemic, CMS issued a blanket waiver in May 2020 to delay the data collection and reporting for those ground ambulance organizations selected to report in year 1 by one year. They…
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Health care providers have received billions of dollars in relief fund payments from the Provider Relief Fund created by the CARES Act signed into law in March. Providers that received Relief Fund payments are required to comply with certain auditing and reporting requirements as specified by the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”).  On…
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Success Story Eleven Million Dollar Business Damages Jury Verdict After two years of litigation and arbitration, John Houser while a partner at his previous CPA firm – Miller Ray Houser & Stewart LLP – successfully testified to the plaintiffs’ economic damages and the defendants’ unjust enrichment resulting in an award to the plaintiffs’ of over…
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