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  • Using data analytics to help prevent and detect fraud

    November / December 2017
    Newsletter: Valuation & Litigation Briefing / Litigation & Valuation Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 826

    Abstract: Organizations that use proactive data monitoring can significantly reduce their fraud losses. This article explains how forensic accountants can use technology to detect patterns and uncover anomalies that may help unearth fraud in real time. A sidebar highlights three real-world examples of how data analytics can be used to detect and prevent fraud.

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  • Lending to veterans

    Year End 2017
    Newsletter: Commercial Lending Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 826

    Abstract: Veteran-owned businesses can be a lucrative market niche for lenders who take the time to understand the owners’ specific military experience and needs. This article looks at some ways lenders can foster lending relationships within the veteran business community, including developing targeted marketing materials, networking with veteran business and franchise owners and sponsoring veteran family events. A sidebar looks at how the Small Business Administration supports veteran-owned businesses.

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  • Could your dealership benefit from sustainability reporting?

    January / February 2017
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 826

    Abstract: With a growing focus on the environmental impact of their everyday activities, businesses in a wide range of industries are adopting the practice of sustainability reporting. This includes automobile dealerships, which can potentially leave a heavy environmental footprint. This article explains the basics of sustainability reporting and its benefits, and discusses the importance of a uniform structure in this reporting. A sidebar looks at a GM program to recognize green dealerships.

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  • Year-end tips for reducing NIIT

    November / December 2016
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 826

    Abstract: As 2016 winds down, one tax that advisors focus on is the net investment income tax (NIIT). This tax adds 3.8% to individual income tax rates. This article highlights several year-end planning strategies to consider that can reduce or eliminate the tax. A sidebar notes that a trustee might be able to reduce or eliminate NIIT by distributing a nongrantor trust’s income to its beneficiaries.

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  • Are you aware of your SALT liabilities?

    Summer 2015
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 826

    Abstract: Companies that operate in multiple states likely owe some state and local taxes (SALT) outside their home state. But many small businesses are unaware of their SALT liabilities. This article explores the concept of nexus — the degree of business activity that must be present in a state before a business is considered to have a presence there and becomes subject to that state’s taxing jurisdiction. A sidebar discusses the voluntary disclosure programs available in many states to businesses that owe SALT for prior years.

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  • The future of medicine – Nonphysician providers fill the gap

    Winter 2011
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 826

    Abstract: As all physician groups become more integrated, accountable and patient-centered, every clinician must practice “at the top of his or her license.” That’s why employing nonphysician providers (NPPs) is essential to improving productivity in a physician practice. This article looks at the role that NPPs might play in a practice, how they would work, and how to find them. A sidebar lists several reasons why physician practices — particularly those in primary care — are hiring NPPs.

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  • A risky proposition – Building a solid integration plan for a merger or acquisition

    Summer 2010
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 826

    Abstract: In this fragile economic environment, several companies have been able to take advantage of too-good-to-pass-up deals in which they acquire weaker competitors that have fallen behind. Before jumping into any acquisition, however, it’s important to build a solid integration plan, and to take into account recent Financial Accounting Standards Board guidelines that affect the M&A accounting process. A sidebar to this article forecasts M&A activity.

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  • Don’t take it sitting down – Fight back in troubled economic times

    Summer 2009
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 826

    Abstract: The economic downturn is affecting the financial fortunes of many physician practices. A practice can cut expenses, but to improve its long-term financial position it must improve efficiency. This includes improvements in scheduling, better handling of no-shows, cross training, and more efficient management of physician time and office space. A sidebar offers additional tips.

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  • Fluctuating workweek method – The little-known secret to cutting overtime pay

    Summer 2008
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 826

    Abstract: As every manufacturer is well aware, employees who put in more than 40 hours in a week are entitled to overtime pay. If a manufacturer’s production schedule varies, it may be able to reduce compensation expenses by putting nonexempt employees on salary and using the fluctuating workweek method of paying overtime. This article explains how the fluctuating workweek method works. (Updated 7/27/12)

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