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Audit & Tax Talk

Description: We’ll share our expertise and simplify the technical without boring you (too much).

Most recent post: Happy End of Busy Season 2014!

I haven’t blogged about the “end of busy season” since 2011 and I’m not sure why. Maybe because no one wants to hear from the Marketing Director on 04/15?! With taxes on the brain, I did some quick math on the way into the office this morning (yes, I can do math, I was a [...]

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Bob's Construction Accounting Chat

Description: As Director of Construction Industry Services at GBQ Partners LLC, I find that prior to construction companies becoming a GBQ client, they think all CPAs do is accounting and tax work. I have found through my experience and expertise that helping contractors understand their risks can help them avoid failure. Along with helping contractors understand risk, it is important to help them plan for success and help them understand the impact of the decisions that are made on their company’s balance sheet and income statement.

Most recent post: Open & Closed Job Schedules – Underutilized Tools in Most Construction Companies

As hard as it is to believe, the open and closed job schedules are probably two of the most underutilized tools in most construction companies.  Of course the surety’s, banks and accounting firms like GBQ use these schedules to help analyze the company’s past and future financial performance.  But all too often, the only reason [...]

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Business Technology Group

Description: Technology, like your business, is constantly changing. We will help you sort out the good from the not-so-good, identify and mitigate risks that come with the use of technology, and keep you informed of significant developments that might impact how your business uses technology.

Most recent post: Are you Giving Away your Company’s Data?

The most recent Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report boldly states that “Some organizations will be a target regardless of what they do, but most become a target because of what they do”. Most business owners believe their company is not at risk of being hacked (i.e. not a target). They believe other companies are more [...]

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Case In Point

Description: Case In Point will explore relevant and newsworthy topics relating to economic damages, bankruptcy, forensic accounting, and fraud, highlighting breaking case decisions, case studies, how to build a financial case, and things to know just in case.

Most recent post: In Case You Hadn’t Heard…I Went to the ABA IP Section Spring Conference

Last week I attended the ABA’s IP Section Spring Conference in Arlington, VA.  This was my first time attending an ABA event and I had a great time.  I learned a lot about IP law, met some very friendly people and was able to catch up with some former colleagues and clients. Here are some [...]

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GBQ Exchange

Description: Sharing conversational insights related to what we’re seeing in the marketplace: client work, industry trends, and commonly asked questions. Our focus is to create a conversation around all things accounting.

Most recent post: This Global Warming is Freezing!

We all woke up this morning hoping to avoid the outdoors, hoping for a day off on account of…the cold? If you are as unfortunate as I am to be without a garage, you had the luxury of scraping deep set ice off of your windshield for at least 20 minutes, while your car took [...]

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GBQ News & Culture

Description: Because accountants don’t have to be square. Tune in for an inside look at the day to day happenings of GBQ.

Most recent post: 2014 Green Bagel Open House

Mark your calendar and start digging out the green. GBQ will hold our annual Green Bagel Open House on Friday, March 14, 2014 from, 7:30- 9:30 am. A full breakfast will be served and green bagel 6-packs will be provided to all attendees. Click here to RSVP. 2010 was the first year for our open house event, [...]

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Valuation Observations

Description: Our professionals have extensive experience in the valuation arena and our blog is our way to provide you with insights and analysis of everything BV.

Most recent post: ESOP Advocate Now on Senate Finance Committee

It is great to see that Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) has been appointed to the Senate Finance Committee.  Mr. Portman is widely regarded as a supporter of Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) and was an architect of legislation supporting ESOP-owned S-corporations while a member of the House Ways and Means Committee.  With so much uncertainly [...]

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