Monthly Archives: February 2016

ADP Gives Accountants Access to HR HelpDesk

For the second consecutive year, ADP is offering accountants and their small-business clients free access to the ADP HR HelpDesk this tax season.  The offer is available to accountants who select up to five of their small-business clients (those with … Continue reading

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Capturing the Employment Tax Credits of Yesterday and Today

Now that 2016 is well underway, organizations across the country are looking for opportunities to boost their business and consolidate their spending through annual budgeting processes. For many businesses, this also means parsing through new or updated tax credits and … Continue reading

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Excel tip: When Freeze Panes is disabled

The Freeze Panes command is useful when you need to lock certain rows or columns while scrolling the rest of the worksheet. But if an Excel glitch disables this command you could be in a situation where you can’t scroll … Continue reading

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Microsoft Office joins the cloud add-on club

Microsoft is returning to the world of small business accounting through alliances with cloud platforms such as QuickBooks Online and Xero. The focus for this activity is Office 365, the web-friendly evolution of Microsoft’s productivity pack. But when Xero told … Continue reading

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Excel 2016: Create instant forecasts with the new Forecast Sheet feature

Simon Hurst has a quick look at Excel’s existing forecasting capabilities before looking in detail at what the new Forecast Sheet feature, and new forecast functions, add. Introduction This is the third part of our series looking at the changes … Continue reading

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AICPA.org and CGMA.org Were Not Affected by Heartbleed Bug

Numerous media outlets recently have reported on the Heartbleed bug, which is a vulnerability that allows someone to access otherwise encrypted data, including passwords. Be assured your information with the AICPA is safe. AICPA.org and CGMA.org were not affected by this … Continue reading

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Accounting and Tax Practices Seeing Strong Growth

Accounting, tax, bookkeeping and payroll businesses have been growing sales at a healthy rate this past year, according to the latest numbers from the financial information company Sageworks. Sageworks found that the average private company falling into the category of … Continue reading

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U.S. Adds 151,000 Jobs in January, Including 5,800 in Accounting

The unemployment rate dipped one-tenth of a percentage point to 4.9 percent as employers added 151,000 jobs in January, to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday, including 5,800 jobs in accounting and bookkeeping services. “Overall the unemployment rate … Continue reading

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ADP Finds Private Sector Added 205,000 Jobs in January

Private sector employment grew by 205,000 jobs in January, according to payroll giant ADP, in another healthy sign of employment growth despite a turbulent stock market. Mark Zandi ADP reported Wednesday that small businesses added 79,000 jobs in January, including … Continue reading

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Paychex Sees Small Business Job Growth Rebound in January

Paychex reported Tuesday that its index of small business job growth rebounded in January. The Paychex | IHS Small Business Jobs Index, which the payroll giant compiles with the research firm IHS rebounded to 100.65, up 0.28 percent from December. … Continue reading

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