All News for the Month of July 2014
Part Two: When Should Human Resources Call In a Certified Fraud Examiner?
With their direct contact with staff at all levels, HR professionals may be some of the first to encounter signs of deception within an organization. In our first post on the signs of deception, there are several red...
A Low-Tech Way to Stop Fraud
BloombergBusinessweek (By Karen Aho): Employee fraud is expensive—it’s estimated to cost $3.7 trillion per year, globally—but at least there’s a relatively cheap, low-tech way to limit it: fraud...
Seminar: Writing Reports That Get Results
[Salt Lake City, UTAH] August 25, 2014 – In the last of a three-part Internal and IT Audit seminar series, Piercy Bowler Taylor & Kern, a local full service accounting firm, will present “Writing Reports...
Investment News: DOL Eyes Brokerage Windows in 401(k) Plans
By Darla Mercado: The Labor Department is setting its sights on brokerage windows in 401(k) plans, requesting information from the industry on the types of choices available and how much is disclosed to participants.The...
Financial Fridays (Aired August 22, 2014)
Hosted by PBTK Shareholder Scott Taylor, today's Financial Fridays show featured guests Kim Wallin (Nevada State Controller), Dan Shaffer (financial advisor) and Mark Kantrowitz (student financial aid...
Part One: HR Interview Tips from a Fraud Examiners Perspective
HR professionals conduct interviews with many people for a variety of reasons, whether hiring employees and vendors, conducting exit interviews or following up on an internal complaint. It is important for them...
Nothing Saved for Retirement? You're Not Alone
USA Today: A third of people (36%) in the U.S. have nothing saved for retirement, a new survey shows.In fact, 14% of people ages 65 and older have no retirement savings; 26% of those 50 to 64; 33%, 30 to 49; and 69%,18...
Five Promoted to Senior Associate
Piercy Bowler Taylor & Kern (PBTK), a full-service accounting firm, has promoted Josh Ahuna, Lauren Carpenter, MBA, Drew Ferguson, Josh Hallett, CPA and Eric Nielson to Senior Associate.Ahuna, a graduate of the...
Financial Fridays Radio Show (Aired August 15, 2014)
Our last Financial Fridays show originally aired on Friday, August 15, 2014 at 3 pm. Our guests included Geraldine Tomich, Esq, Jay Beltz, Reyna Gobel, and John Restrepo.Geraldine Tomich, Esq...
EB News: Get started now on 401(k) plan changes for 2015
Employee Benefit News: If your performance plan for this year shows that you need to review your 401(k) plan fees and/or providers, now is the time to get started. Most plan sponsors who decide to make changes like...
August 19: Making “Cents” of Deductible Repairs
July 18, 2014 – Real estate property owners are invited to learn more about the deduction and capitalization of expenditures related to tangible property regulations at this complimentary seminar hosted by Piercy...
PBTK Auditor Josh Hallett Earns CPA Designation
August 11, 2014 –Josh Hallett, an auditor with Piercy Bowler Taylor & Kern (PBTK), has recently received his Certified Public Accountant designation. Hallett, a Senior Associate, joined PBTK in...
Five Ways to Avert Employee Theft and Fraud
From Entrepreneur Magazine (Contributor Keith Mueller): Whether it’s divulging a company’s intellectual property to another party, forging fraudulent checks or stealing merchandise right off the shelves,...
Financial Fridays (Aired August 8, 2014)
The most recent Financial Fridays show aired on Friday, August 8, 2014 at 3 pm on KLAV 1230 AM. We post the most recent shows here every Monday if you missed it. Hosted by tax partner Scott Taylor,...
Retirement Plan Deadlines - September 2014
Retirement plan administrators and 401(k) plan sponsors should be aware of the following September 2014 administrative deadlines for defined contribution plans:Defined Contribution Retirement Plan Deadlines September...
Financial Fridays (Aired August 1, 2014)
Financial Fridays radio show airs every Friday at 3 pm (Pacific) on KLAV 1230 AM, though you can always listen to the most recent show on our website every Monday morning. Our guests this week included Geoffrey...
Bill Nelson Talks Fraud in the Workplace (Las Vegas Real Estate Now Radio)
The radio show Las Vegas Real Estate Now recently featured Bill Nelson, CPA and Shareholder with Piercy Bowler Taylor & Kern. Bill shared a wealth of knowledge about fraud and emphasized how prevalent fraud is in...
PBTK Alum Kelly Litster Promoted to Senior VP at MGM Resorts
Piercy Bowler Taylor & Kern congratulates former PBTK audit manager Kelly Litster, CPA, who has recently been promoted to Senior Vice President of Finance Shared Services at MGM Resorts International. In this...
College Student? Follow Us on Facebook for Recruiting Updates
Accounting students can follow PBTK on Facebook to find out the date and location of the firm's upcoming recruiting events: https://www.facebook.com/PBTKCPAs. PBTK currently has on-campus interviews scheduled...
Are You Too Late? 401(k) Audits are Due July 31
For 401(k) plans with a 12/31 year end, the audit due date is July 31st, a Thursday this year. If you have recently found out your employee benefit plan requires an audit, you can visit the IRS website to find the forms...
Seminar: Getting the Most Out of QuickBooks ®
Presented by Piercy Bowler Taylor & Kern (PBTK) and Key Bank, this complimentary seminar will highlight the most common mistakes in QuickBooks® that can hurt a business’ profits. Speaker Jeremy Lott, MBA...
Financial Fridays (Aired July 25, 2014) With the First CPA Congressman
July 25th's Financial Fridays aired on KLAV 1230 AM, though you can always listen to the most recent show on our website every Monday morning. Our guests this week included:Joe DioGuardi, the first CPA...
EB News: Help your employees make the right 401(k) investment choices
From Employee Benefit News (By Robert C. Lawton): As a retirement plan sponsor, you commit to annual (at a minimum) employee education sessions. One topic that should be covered during your sessions is how participants...
Financial Fridays (Aired July 18, 2014)
Financial Fridays, which aired on July 18th at 3 pm on KLAV 1230 AM, had four returning guests: Jay Beltz, Jim Harrick, Andrea Murad and Dan Morris.Jay Beltz, ERPA, QPA is the Managing Consultant and a Founding...
Financial Fridays (Aired July 11, 2014)
Our last Financial Fridays show aired on July 11th at 3 pm on KLAV 1230 AM with the following guests:Mark Stark, CEO of Americana Holdings, was named Prudential Real Estate’s 2013 Broker of the Year at its annual...
James Andrus Joins Salt Lake Chamber’s Small Business Committee
[Salt Lake City, UTAH.] July 9, 2014 – James Andrus, CPA of Piercy Bowler Taylor & Kern (PBTK), a full-service accounting firm with offices in Salt Lake City and Las Vegas, has recently joined the Small Business...
Retirement Plan Deadlines - August 2014
Retirement plan administrators and 401(k) plan sponsors should be aware of the following August 2014 administrative deadlines for defined contribution plans:Defined Contribution Retirement Plan Deadlines August...
Financial Fridays (Aired July 4, 2014)
Happy Independence Day! This Financial Fridays radio show featured guests and interviews from the decks of the USS Midway. Our guests included: Nguyen Nguyen, Sara Hanscom, Jim Nash and Vic Vydra.Nguyen Nguyen...
Vegas Inc Ranks Las Vegas Accounting Firms
Vegas Inc recently ranked PBTK as the largest locally-owned accounting firm in Las Vegas and the second largest overall, based on the number of professional staff as of April 30, 2014. See below...