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    Ann Arbor SPARK to host online event to teach small business owners skills like marketing, accounting

    ANN ARBOR, MI — Ann Arbor SPARK is set to launch a new event series aimed at helping small business owners bolster skillsets like finance, sales, marketing and accounting. The first roundtable, which will be on funding a small business, will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 17. The online event will feature Alex Dishman of Michigan Women Forward, Sean Gray from the Small Business Administration, Rita Hillman from the Small Business Development Corp and LaShonda Golden from Fifth Third Bank. The roundtables will take place weekly and is free to attend. Interested business owners do not need  

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    Three Ways Today’s Accounting Professionals Can Increase Their Value

    Founder and CEO of CPA Department, I share tips about growing and leading small businesses. getty Many accounting professionals spend significant time preparing financial statements, conducting audits and preparing tax returns. All of these activities look historically at transactions and focus on compliance requirements of the organization such as submitting financial statements to investors or filing prior year tax returns and paying taxes due. As the profession undergoes digital transformation, traditional roles and activities of accountants must necessarily change and transform, as well. PwC conducted a survey in 2017 of digitization’s impact on financial statement audits, which found that respondents  

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    Liberty Tax Selects Xero as Preferred Cloud Accounting

    Denver, CO and Dallas, TX, July 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Xero, the global small business platform, today announced that Liberty Tax, with 2700 franchisees across the US and Canada, selected Xero as the preferred cloud accounting software for its new small business service offering. Liberty Tax has more than 12,000 tax professionals in the US and Canada providing tax preparation services for individuals and small businesses. The company will be expanding its services and launching a service for small businesses that includes monthly bookkeeping, payroll services and business loans. Liberty will rely on and integrate with Xero’s cloud accounting  

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    Five Essential Finance And Accounting Strategies For Small Businesses

    Sagar Tarawade is an entrepreneur and CEO of SBT Research Inc. getty Irrespective of your business profile, you can manage your company’s finances using some simple accounting strategies. One of the areas of work that you need to master from the very beginning of your business is finances and accounts. The right time to manage all your business finances is from the start of this journey. A crucial factor in the constant growth of small businesses around the globe is a well-planned and implemented accounting strategy. As a business owner, you must track your revenues, expenditures and profits systematically right  

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    Covington resident named partner with accounting firm Antares Group

    CONYERS, Ga. — Antares Group Inc. announces that Newton County resident Deanna Olton, CPA, has been promoted to partner with the firm. Olton has been with Antares Group Inc., for 17 years and most recently served as director of the Business and Tax Advisory Group. “The promotion of Deanna to partner marks an exciting milestone in her career and for our firm,” said Mark Kashgegian, CPA, leading partner of Antares Group, Inc. “Deanna has a depth of experience and enthusiasm for our team members and our clients that is valuable to the continued growth of our firm.” Olton specializes in  

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    UGI Names New VP, Chief Accounting Officer & Controller

    VALLEY FORGE, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–UGI Corporation (NYSE: UGI) has named Jean Felix (JF) Tematio Dontsop as Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer (CAO), and Controller, effective July 19. Tematio Dontsop, 45, most recently served as Vice President of Internal Audit for West Pharmaceuticals in Exton, PA. Previously, he held several roles of increasing responsibility over 15 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), based in Philadelphia, PA and Paris, France, including Audit Director of large multinational companies. A native of Cameroon, he also worked earlier in his career with KPMG, based in Paris. Tematio Dontsop is a certified public accountant. He holds  

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    Business implications of AI within tax & accounting

    With AI promising the greatest transformation in many industries, including tax & accounting, we need to begin asking what the implications of this will be. Artificial intelligence (AI) continues to promise the greatest level of transformation within many industries, including tax & accounting. “The global AI market was valued at $62.35 billion in 2020, and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 40.2% between 2021 to 2028,” according to Grand View Research. Given this level of investment, especially among industries like financial services, we need to begin asking what the implications of this technology will  

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    Accounting firms bet on tech advisory services as key growth engine

    National accounting firm CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA) is creating machine learning models to help manufacturing clients revamp their processes. Marcum last year tasked its chief information officer with leading a subsidiary focused on technology advising. At CohnReznick, the number of employees doing advisory services has tripled to 600 since 2014. CPA firms have traditionally been known for providing audit and tax services, but increasingly many Greater Hartford accountants have begun to offer, or are growing tech-centric advisory services. Local industry leaders say they see this as a major potential growth area, as artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and other technology areas become a greater  

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