Information Systems Controls Checkup: Preventing Financial Fraud

In today’s world of ever-evolving and increasingly sophisticated technology, a common business challenge revolves around IT controls, specifically with regards to fraud prevention.  Nearly every day one can open a newspaper to find yet another story about a company losing large sums of money to an employee whose access to

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Leveraging Technology on a Construction Jobsite

In today’s technology-driven world, a key challenge facing many construction companies revolves around the increasing demands for data.  Contractors are faced with the task of constantly reevaluating the technological competency of their field staff, thus determining how intelligently their jobsites are able to perform. Critical Technology for Contractors There are

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Wholesalers: Plan for Growth in the Future

Leading indicators coupled with economic theory have led economists to believe that an economic slowdown is in store for 2014.  Senior Economic Advisor, Alan N. Beaulieu, believes the downturn in 2014 will affect wholesalers in varying ways and will be largely consumer-led.  The pinch will be felt first by wholesaler-distributors

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New Tax Guidelines for Same-Gender Married Filers

On June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision on the constitutionality of section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which had established a federal definition of marriage. Following the Court’s decision, the Internal Revenue Service issued Revenue Ruling 2013-17. The ruling states that a

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