• Business Accounting

    5 reasons staff are leaving your firm

    Public accounting is engaged in a talent war. The leading voices in our profession consistently cite a pipeline issue — the number of accounting graduates and CPA candidates coming through the system is not high enough to meet demand — exacerbated by the strain brought about by COVID-19. However, this explanation is superficial; it only accounts for the symptoms and not the underlying illness. There’s been a great deal of talk about the “great resignation,” a supposed outgrowth of our collective pandemic experience. People had time to think about whether their job was the right one for them because they  

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  • Business Accounting

    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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  • Financial Management

    Financial Management Firm Resigns From Role Overseeing Britney Spears Estate

    The financial management firm appointed to help oversee Britney Spears’ estate has asked to be withdrawn from the role following the singer’s bombshell court testimony. Bessemer Trust was appointed co-conservator of the pop star’s financial affairs alongside her father, Jamie Spears. Ms Spears had called for Mr Spears to be ousted from the role and went further last month when she told a judge she wished for the conservatorship to be ended. In explosive testimony, the 39-year-old described the arrangement as “abusive” and alleged she was under restrictions which include being unable to have children and get married. Bessemer  

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  • Finance

    China approves Jack Ma’s Ant Group to operate consumer finance firm

    GUANGZHOU, China — China has given its approval to Ant Group to operate a consumer finance company, a key positive step in the forced restructuring of its business just months after regulators slammed the brakes on its record-breaking listing. Ant will hold a 50{de3fc13d4eb210e6ea91a63b91641ad51ecf4a1f1306988bf846a537e7024eeb} stake in the new entity and contribute 4 billion Chinese yuan ($625.93 million) in registered capital, the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission said on Thursday. Another six shareholders will contribute 4 billion yuan and hold the remaining 50{de3fc13d4eb210e6ea91a63b91641ad51ecf4a1f1306988bf846a537e7024eeb}. The company will be registered in the southwestern city of Chongqing with a total registered capital of  

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  • Business Accounting

    Law Firm Deregulation Programs Gain Speed in Utah, Arizona (1)

    Efforts to allow non-lawyers to own law firms in Arizona and Utah are picking up steam, as participating companies say it’s inevitable that more states will be following similar paths. Utah’s regulatory “sandbox” and Arizona’s “alternative business structures” program are being closely watched by the country’s largest law firms like Snell & Wilmer, which is actively weighing the possible benefits. “Snell & Wilmer has considered and is considering opportunities that these changes may present to a traditional law firm,” said Mark Morris, a Salt Lake City-based partner with the firm, which also has offices in Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona. The  

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  • Business Accounting

    Accounting firm selected for DOD cybersecurity certification> GSA Business

    A few days later Colonial pipeline attack, Elliott Davis Announced that it is preparing to open the door to Pentagon A contractor with sensitive information on the stack. The· CyberSecurity Maturity Model Certification Body Is the organization that oversees the Department of Defense certification process for accounting firms that can protect sensitive information and recently selected a Greenville company as a candidate for an Accredited Third Party Evaluation Authority (C3PAO). Candidate selection, according to the announcement, is an important step in helping federal contractors navigate the Pentagon’s cybersecurity certification process. Elliott Davis’ cybersecurity manager and one of the first  

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  • Finance

    Largest decentralized finance venture cap firm raises $100 mln for 2nd fund

    The exchange rates and logos of Bitcoin (BTH), Ether (ETH), Litecoin (LTC) and Monero (XMR) are seen on the display of a cryptocurrency ATM of blockchain payment service provider Bity at the House of Satochi bitcoin and blockchain shop in Zurich, Switzerland March 4, 2021. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo U.S.-based Framework Ventures, the largest venture capital fund investing in blockchain-based decentralized finance, said on Friday it raised $100 million for its second fund, with participation from big U.S. institutional investors. The company said it has been the largest liquidity provider for some of the top so-called “DeFi” projects that facilitate crypto-denominated  

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  • Business Accounting

    What does an accounting firm do?

    Accounting firms are an integral partner to business owners due to their wide range of services that they provide. They help business and companies to be tax compliant, stay financially organized which result in business growth. However, accounting firms vary and not all of them provide the same services. For example, Linghams Chartered Accountants in Cardiff, South Wales, offer cost-effective audit solutions, corporate and personal, tax planning solutions and compliance and support services. As a business owner, you should the best accountancy firm that will meet the specific needs of your business. Here are the roles, duties and responsibilities of  

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