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Develop Audit Strategies For Next Year, Today

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At The Audit Experts, we want to be a partner in your success. We know you work hard to earn your money, that’s why we work hard to help you keep it.

The end of the year is just around the corner, which means audits are not far behind. As The Audit Experts, we encourage anyone with an audit required for the upcoming year to meet with us right before the end of the year.

Believe it or not, now is the best time to make plans and preparations for audits so that when the time comes, you and your business are completely ready.

Together, we’ll go over what you need to do to ensure both your records and your employees are ready for next year’s audits. We’ll take the time to go over exactly what you need to do to have a successful and painless audit.

Here are a few things that we can discuss with you:

  • Timing of the audit process
  • Preparation of audit documents for your auditor
  • Meeting Financial and Compliance requirements
  • Your needs as the auditee
  • And much more…..

As always, The Audit Experts is ready to help you develop smart strategies to get ready for the audits you are facing next year. We know how important it is to have an auditing team you can count on, and we want to be there for all your auditing, accounting and tax preparation needs.

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The Audit Experts wants to reduce your stress and save you money, and planning ahead of time for audits is a key part of that. As always, our goal is to make your audit painless, affordable, and precise!

Please contact us for more information on how The Audit Experts can help you prepare for next year’s audits. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook!


5 Tips for Effective Online Marketing

At The Audit Experts, we understand that your goals for your business or organization are extremely important. We want to contribute to your success, even outside your auditing and accounting needs. We know you work hard to earn your money, that’s why we work hard to help you keep it.

Even though we’re the Audit Experts, we also want to make sure you save time and money while boosting your profits. Getting your marketing message out to customers is a key part of that.

Today, businesses and organizations have more ways than ever to market themselves and their services online, as well as offline. However, many don’t feel as if they can be effective marketers without an expensive advertising strategy, especially when they are a small business or group with a restricted marketing budget.  Thanks to the internet, large and small businesses and organizations no longer need to spend a lot of money to effectively reach current and future customers.

So how — and where — are the most effective and affordable marketing approaches to market your business or organization? Here are 5 online marketing ideas that will ensure your message is going out to all the right people.

1. Add a blog to your website. Besides helping your site rank higher with search engines, fresh and interesting blog content keeps customers coming back for more. If you are stumped about what to write about, consider sharing new products or services, sales, employee bios, awards received, trade shows you attend and even customer testimonials.

2. Create a Facebook business page. The reason nearly every business and organization has a Facebook page is because it’s one of the most effective ways to connect with customers. With Facebook, make sure to put up a new post at least once per week with news, tips or links to relevant articles.

3. Get a Twitter account. You’ll be able to tweet about new products, sales, new hires, accomplishments and awards. You can also post links to relevant articles that support your business or organization.

4. Try email advertising. A monthly newsletter or email to customers is an effective way to tell customers about new items or share tips in a more in-depth manner. With plenty of free or inexpensive email campaign sites to assist you, all you need to do is ask customers for their emails or provide an incentive for them to sign up to receive the newsletters.

5. Post photographs on Pinterest and Instagram. If your business or organization is conducive to it, consider posting photos of new products, events, and more to reach customers in a whole new way.

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With a little know-how, some creativity and amazing products and services, you can create an online marketing campaign that will boost your company or organization’s profile and build a positive relationship with current and future customers.

At The Audit Experts, we want to continue our positive relationship with you. We know that you need people you can count on for your auditing and tax services and we want to be part of your success formula! Our goal is to make your audit painless, affordable, and precise!

Please contact us for more information on how The Audit Experts can help you with your auditing, tax and accounting needs. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook.


3 Things Successful People Do Every Day

At The Audit Experts, we’re interested in helping your business succeed in every way, even outside of your auditing and accounting needs. We’re the Audit Experts, and while we specialize in Assisted Housing Audits, Government Audits and Nonprofit Audits, we also want to make sure you save time and money while boosting your profits. We know you work hard to earn your money, that’s why we work hard to help you keep it.

Every business person wants to be successful, yet doing so depends on a number of factors. It’s no secret that the keys to success often rest with a company’s leaders, and there have been many studies to try to determine what tasks and habits all successful business people have in common.

Here are the 3 things that successful people make time for every day, which are key factors in their ability to not just survive, but thrive in business.

Task #1 Excellent Time Management

Whether it’s the night before or first thing in the morning, a successful business person plans out their day in order to be the most productive. This might include scheduling difficult or strenuous tasks in the morning when you are fresh and alert, or checking to ensure that there is no conflict between meetings. Planning out your day allows you to prioritize what needs done and accomplish tasks in order of importance.

Task #2. Hire Good People

In business, you are only as good as your people, so make sure they are the best they can be. Through careful screening and hiring, to ongoing training, when you surround yourself with hard workers who share a common goal, the sky is the limit for your business success. It’s important that these people have a positive attitude—there’s no room for negativity when striving for success. Good employees ensure that nobody is shouldering too big a burden and you can trust that assigned tasks and job duties are being done right the first time. 

Task #3. Be Committed

No business ever succeeded without hard work, and hard work is the byproduct of sincere commitment. If you want your business to do well, you must be committed to seeing every aspect through. This means setting goals for yourself personally and for the business as a whole, then taking the steps to ensure those goals are met. Perseverance is a key attribute that successful business people must develop. When you and your company are working toward measurable goals, it’s easier to see what areas need work and what areas are thriving.

If you want your business to succeed, it’s a good idea to start developing these attributes and add them to your daily work routine. You’ll be amazed at the results and pleased to see that you are taking one step closer to ensure that your business remains a success.

At The Audit Experts, we understand that you need people you can count on for your auditing and tax services and we want to be part of your success formula! With the Audit Experts on your team, we take the headache out of your audit without costing you an arm and a leg! Our goal is to make your audit painless, affordable, and precise!

Please contact us for more information on how The Audit Experts can help you with your auditing, tax and accounting needs. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook!


3 Essential Characteristics to Look For When Hiring an Accountant for Small Business

Running a smaaccountant2ll business is demanding. As a small business owner you have enough on your plate without worrying that your accountant is anything less than top-notch. You need to rest assured that your finances are in good hands.

That’s why we have identified a checklist of three characteristics that are essential to look for in an accountant for small business. We hope you will find it useful!

 

#1 Your accountant needs to understand you and your business, and you need to understand them.

You need to work with an accountant who realizes how hard you work for your money, and who works diligently to help you keep it. Any potential accountant should demonstrate that they are genuinely concerned about you and your business. They should ask plenty of questions, especially if they were previously unfamiliar with your line of work.

You should also be able to understand them. Your CPA should be able to talk to you clearly, as one businessperson to another. They should not use accounting-specific jargon without explaining what they mean to you.

Your accountant should become a partner in your business pursuits. Ask them how they plan to handle certain deductions or scenarios to make sure that you are on the same page.

If you feel confused after a conversation with a potential accountant for your small business, or you feel that they are unwilling to be flexible according to your wishes, look elsewhere.

 

#2 Your accountant must have a complete understanding of taxes.

This may seem obvious, but you might be surprised by how many accountants lack the tax knowledge that is absolutely imperative to your business. Ask them questions until you feel comfortable that they will tackle your taxes with absolute confidence and skill. If you ask them a tax or business question and they respond with a blank or panicked look, they are not the right CPA for you.

 

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#3 Your accountant should be available and friendly.

First, if your accountant is not friendly when you meet, you can be pretty sure that they will not meet checklist item #1. If they seem cold or distant in their mannerisms then they probably don’t understand you and probably won’t respect your wishes. You need an accountant that you will feel comfortable calling up with questions that will inevitably arise, and, ultimately, you should not dread going in to file your taxes. Meeting with your accountant should reduce your stress, not add to it…. After all, isn’t that why you hired an accountant in the first place?

 

At The Audit Experts, we strive to meet all of the requirements on this checklist. We love numbers, but we will never treat you like one. Our team of CPAs has decades of experience doing taxes for small businesses, and would love to help you in your entrepreneurial pursuits.

For more information, please call us at (801)682-4587.

 


Affordable Housing News for Spring 2014

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The affordable housing industry faces constant changes, adjustments and revisions in its attempt to create safe, affordable rental housing for low-income, disabled and elderly families who meet eligibility requirements. It’s important for anyone working with affordable housing rules and regulations to stay current on the latest affordable housing news.

For those of you in the affordable housing industry, we’ve compiled a list of 3 recent news stories that impact us all on both federal and state levels.

25 Policy Priorities for 2014 Announced by HUD Multifamily Office

A memorandum outlining 25 HUD policy priorities for 2014 was released in March to better help the agency reach its goal of creating and maintaining affordable housing across the country for those in need.
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HUD Gets $46.7 Billion for 2015

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will receive $46.7 billion from the Obama administration’s fiscal year 2015 budget, which is higher than the previous year’s total amount by $1.6 billion.
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HUD 2014 Annual Adjustment Factors Released

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released its annual rent adjustment factors, which directly affect the Section 8 Housing Assistance Payment program and are based on a formula that uses changes in rent and utility costs from various price indexes.
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At The Audit Experts, we do what it takes to stay current on all the changes in the affordable housing industry and keep up with the latest affordable housing news.

We have extensive experience in assisted housing audits, HUD audits, USDA-RD audits, Public Housing Authority audits, government audits and non-profit audits. Our team of CPAs have decades of experience and promise to take the headache out of your affordable housing audit without costing you an arm and a leg.

For more information on how we can help you with your auditing needs, call us at 801-927-1337 or contact us here.


5 Ways to Prepare for an Audit

The independent examination of financial records is a necessary part of any business or organization, from small retailers and nonprofit groups to big companies and government agencies. Audits must be conducted by licensed auditors and are done to confirm that generally accepted accounting principles are being followed and to ensure that the organization is following state and federal laws. Continue reading


How to Choose an Auditor

Having your financial information in trusted hands is a key factor in making sure your organization–whether it’s a company or a nonprofit—is compliant with state and federal laws, ensure accountability and to improve financial practices. To find an audit firm that has the experience and skills your organization needs to do all this, take the time to do your research. Continue reading