All News for the Month of October 2014
When it Comes to Fraud, Prevention Means Education
Earlier this year, an employee of the State of Vermont tried to make a personal purchase online using a check issued from the State. The employee, the sole liability claims adjuster within the office of Risk Management,...
PBTK Joins Movement to Shine a Spotlight on Fraud
November 17, 2014 - Fraud costs organizations worldwide an estimated five percent of their annual revenues, according to a study conducted by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). If applied to...
Retirement Plan Deadlines - December 2014
Retirement plan administrators and 401(k) plan sponsors should be aware of the following December 2014 administrative deadlines for defined contribution plans:Defined Contribution Retirement Plan Deadlines December...
Financial Fridays (Aired November 14, 2014)
This week's Financial Fridays aired on November 14 at 3 pm on KLAV 1230 AM or online. Our guests this week included:Kelley Long, CPA is a sought-after personal finance expert who is recognized for her...
Financial Fridays (Aired November 7, 2014)
Our last Financial Fridays radio show aired Friday, November 7th at 3 pm on KLAV 1230 AM. You can also listen to the shows live online. Our guests this week included:Geoffrey Lawrence is the Deputy Director of...
QuickBooks® Introduction Workshop: November 13
November 7, 2014 – Piercy Bowler Taylor & Kern (PBTK) is offering a three-hour workshop to introduce the basics of QuickBooks® such as setting up the chart of accounts, invoicing customers and reconciling...
Bill Nelson on Real Estate Radio Network
Bill Nelson's segment on the Real Estate Radio Network show is now available online. Amongst other things, he discussed the deductions homeowners can take on their taxes.
Survey: One-third of middle-class Americans not saving for retirement
More than one-third of middle-class families aren't investing for retirement in a 401(k), IRA or similar retirement account, according to Wells Fargo's Middle Class Retirement Survey. That percentage rises to...
5 Simple Steps to Prevent Expense Fraud (Entrepreneur Magazine)
Entrepreneur Magazine (By Chris Farrell): Consider the following expense fraud scenarios: airfare for a canceled flight, a $50 travel meal of Ketel One and sodas, and pay-per-view movies lumped into the nightly hotel...
Financial Fridays (Aired October 31, 2014)
Happy 150th Birthday Nevada! Nevada was made a state on October 31st and today we celebrate with Nevada Day! Scott Taylor was participating in our local Nevada Day parade and was unable to co-host this episode....
The List: Accounting and Tax Preparation Firms
The Las Vegas Business Press recently ranked accounting and tax preparation firms by the number of local CPAs. Piercy Bowler Taylor & Kern was ranked the second largest in Las Vegas. Click on the PDF below to see...
Financial Fridays (Aired October 24, 2014)
Financial Fridays airs every Wednesday at 3 pm on KLAV 1230 AM or you can listen online too. Our guests this week included Kelly Long, Dan Shaffer, Mark Kantrowitz, plus a special visit from State...
Client Video Testimonial: Cannery Casino Resorts
Why does Cannery Casino Resorts continue to choose PBTK as its accounting firm? Technical Excellence. Watch this video testimonial from Tom Lettero to learn more about working with PBTK.
Beware of Late Tax Changes, Accountants Tell Businesses
By Robert Horne, Special to the Las Vegas Business Press: Planning for changes in the tax laws — even when no one is sure what they will be as Congress drags its feet ahead of November’s midterm elections...
Financial Fridays (Aired October 17, 2014)
On our most recent Financial Fridays, which airs live every Friday at 3 pm on KLAV 1230 AM or online, our guests included:Mark Stark, CEO/Owner of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, was named Prudential...
What's Your Fraud IQ?
Journal of Accountancy (Andi McNeal, CPA): Nearly all organizations rely on vendors to provide certain goods and services to facilitate their business operations. Whether for repairs or maintenance service, a purchase...
Retirement Plan Deadlines - November 2014
Retirement plan administrators and 401(k) plan sponsors should be aware of the following November 2014 administrative deadlines for defined contribution plans:Defined Contribution Retirement Plan Deadlines November 2...
Guest Host Mike Rosten: Financial Fridays (Aired October 10, 2014)
Mike Rosten, CPA, CFE co-hosted Financial Fridays for Scott Taylor this week, as he worked to finalize tax returns for our clients before the October 15th tax extension deadline. Our guests this...
The Good, The Bad and the Ugly of Taxes
PBTK tax associate Aaron Merrill was recently interviewed on the Lianna Alvarez Show: Las Vegas Real Estate - The Insider's Edge. He spoke about the tax implications of the Mortgage Debt Relief Act not being...
Angela Go Earns Certified Fraud Examiner Designation
October 9, 2014 – Local full service accounting firm Piercy Bowler Taylor and Kern (PBTK) announces that Audit Manager Angela Go is now a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). To become a CFE, an individual...
Whistleblower Who Got $6 Million Still on Lookout for Fraud
Arizona Daily Star: The Tucson woman who earned nearly $6 million as the whistleblower who uncovered overbilling at the Carondelet Health Network is launching her own effort to prevent health-care fraud.“Providers...
Financial Fridays (Aired October 3, 2014)
Friday, October 3, 2014 we had a great Financial Fridays show on KLAV 1230 AM. Our guests included:Gary M. Caporicci is a Partner with Pun & McGeady LLP. He has more than 40 years of diversified business...
PBTK Awards Scholarships to Five Southern Utah University Students
October 2, 2014 – Full-service accounting firm Piercy Bowler Taylor and Kern (PBTK) has recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to five Southern Utah University (SUU) students for the 2014-2015 academic year. ...