What is Job Cost Reporting?

February 23, 2018

Custom jobs require ongoing supervision to achieve the best financial results. Whether you’re a general contractor constructing a strip mall, a manufacturer building made-to-order parts or an architect drawing up blueprints, once a project is underway it’s easy to focus on getting the job done, rather than on the resources that are being consumed. That’s

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Boosting The Matching Gifts Your Nonprofit Receives

February 23, 2018

Corporate matching can double the value of donors’ gifts — a bonus no not-for-profit organization can afford to pass up. Are you doing everything you can to educate your financial supporters and their employers about matching gifts? Encourage donors and employers Most matching programs are managed by HR departments, which provide employees with matching gift

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Tax Deduction For Moving Costs: 2017 vs. 2018

February 20, 2018

If you moved for work-related reasons in 2017, you might be able to deduct some of the costs on your 2017 return — even if you don’t itemize deductions. (Or, if your employer reimbursed you for moving expenses, that reimbursement might be excludable from your income.) The bad news is that, if you move in

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For-Profit vs. Not-for-Profit: Compare and Contrast Financial Reporting Goals

February 20, 2018

As the term suggests, for-profit companies are driven primarily by one goal — to maximize profits for their owners. Nonprofits, on the other hand, are generally motivated by a charitable purpose. Here’s how their respective financial statements reflect this difference. Reporting revenues and expenses For-profits produce an income statement (also known as a profit and

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Making The Most of Your Nonprofit’s Internal Audit Function

February 14, 2018

The key role of a not-for-profit’s internal auditors was once limited largely to testing financial and compliance controls and reporting their findings to the organization’s leadership. But today, with their cross-departmental perspective, internal audit staff (whether employees or outside consultants) can help anticipate and mitigate a variety of risks, improve processes — and even help

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New Budget Agreement Brings Additional Tax Changes

February 13, 2018

The ink on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), which swept in a tidal wave of changes to federal tax rules, had been dry for only seven weeks before Congress passed more legislation that could affect many taxpayers. The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (BBA), which President Trump signed into law on February 9,

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Fixed vs. Variable Costs: How To Compute Breakeven

February 9, 2018

Breakeven analysis can be useful when investing in new equipment, launching a new product or analyzing the effects of a cost reduction plan. The breakeven point is fairly easy to calculate using information from your company’s income statement. Here are the details. Analyzing your costs Breakeven can be explained in a few different ways. It’s

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Is Your Nonprofit Ready To Hire New Staffers?

February 7, 2018

According to the 2017 Nonprofit Employment Practices Survey by human resources consultant Nonprofit HR, charities are hiring at a faster pace than for-profit companies. Of the not-for-profits surveyed, 50% reported that they would add staffers, vs. 40% of for-profit businesses. Yet plenty of nonprofits are still hesitating to add employees to the payroll. If your

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