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IT Projects fail at an alarming rate. Estimates range to as high as 86%, but it is safe to say that at least half of all IT projects fail to deliver on-time, on-budget, and provide the anticipated results. How can you improve your results?
According to Karla Sasser, IT could learn a lot from the beancounters in accounting. Sasser has worked on both the IT and accounting and she knows how they take sides. IT gets annoyed at accounting's constant worrying about every penny, and accounting looks at IT as rather haphazard. Here's the thing. As IT and finance get increasingly digitized, the practices of both are starting to overlap. Each can inform the other and make both work smarter and better.
Sasser's book, Friggin' Beancounters, is on that exact issue. She believes she can help everyone work better. On the next episode of IT radio we'll ask Sasser how accounting can help IT:
Get more projects in on time and on budget
Learn from the best practices of accounting
Make the CFO happier while still delivering the tech they think is best
Come together around basic common needs
Karla Sasser is an accomplished internal auditor, accountant and author with more than 20 years’ experience in information technology and accounting. Her areas of expertise include Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, corporate governance, enterprise risk services and IT auditing. Karla specializes in helping organizations identify and solve problems involving business processes and controls. She is a licensed certified public accountant (CPA) in Florida and California, a certified information technology professional (CITP), a certified internal auditor (CIA) and a chartered global management accountant (CGMA). She is currently a senior associate with Aviva Spectrum, Inc. of Los Angeles, a provider of internal audit, SOX compliance, and risk management services on the West Coast.
Today's special guest, ANDY SCHELL, also known as "The Profit Doctor", will be providing us a report from last week's MBA Accounting & Finance conference in New Orleans. Here are some of the topics covered at the conference and we will do our best to get an brief update on as many of these topics as possible:
Mortgage company financial trends and outlook
Governance, CMS and Simplicity
Regulatory, financial and accounting issues
A FASB Update
Internal audit inclucing vendor management in the mortgage banking industry
Update on GSE representations and warranties
Financing warehouse, MSRs and Ginnie Mae buyouts
Also, please e-mail me any questions you would like us to discuss on the broadcast. My e-mail address is David@TMS-Advisors.com.
David Lykken, Host of "Lykken On Lending"
Created BY mortgage professional FOR mortgage professionals, Lykken on Lending is a weekly 60-minute radio program styled “podcast” hosted by mortgage veteran, David Lykken. Joining the program each week is Joe Farr with a MARKET UPDATE, Alice Alvey providing a LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, Paul Muolo of IMFnews.com & Sam Garcia of MortgageDaily.com giving a quick MTG NEWS HEADLINES update and Andy Schell (a/k/a "The Profit Doctor") providing tips on FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT. This is followed by the HOT TOPIC segment, which is an in depth discussion about one of the hottest topics related to the mortgage industry.
The team will have a discussion on the topic “Year-End Accounting and Tax Tips". Business Negotiators 1 Internet Radio Talk Shows mission is to create a pathway for specific information that is tailored to fit the specific needs and requirements of those who create new businesses and those who manage existing businesses. The Host are Alan G. Rousseau (R & P Executive Services); Herb C. Ross, (Ross & Associates) and Dr. Donnell Scott, (On Point Consulting Group).
We talk with small and medium size business owners. We assist companies with: Business Management and Development, Procurement Documents, Business Leadership Development, Government & Commercial Certifications, Create Business and Marketing Plans, Grants, Quality Control Plans. We assist in Procurement Opportunities, Contract Negotiations and Compliance.
We’re live every Friday at 3pm eastern. Business Negotiators 1 Internet Radio is a service provided by R & P Executive Services. “We are just as interested in hearing your view as we are in giving ours. We want to hear from you!”
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On August 26, my guest will be Richard Levychin, CPA, CGMA. Richard is a Partner with KBL, LLP. KBL is a CPA and Advisory firm with offices located in New York. KBL was the winner of the 2014 SmartCEO Magazine Accounting Firm of the Year. Richard is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. He has over 25 years of accounting, auditing, business advisory services, and tax experience working with both privately owned and publicly held entities in various industries including financial services, media, entertainment, sports, real estate, not-for-profit, technology, and professional services. His experience also includes expertise with SEC filings, and initial public offerings. As a business advisor he advises companies, helping them to identify and define their business and financial objectives, and then provides them with the on-going personal attention necessary to help them achieve their established goals.
In 2013 Richard received the title of Best Accountant from The New York Enterprise Report. Richard is a past winner of The Network Journal’s prestigious “40 Under 40” award.
Richard has written articles on a wide range of topics, which have been featured in several periodicals including Dollars and Sense, New York Enterprise Report, Black Enterprise Magazine, Forbes, and The Network Journal. He has also conducted seminars on a wide range of business topics including SEC matters and taxation for several organizations including the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference and the Learning Annex.
Join MGN Radio as we chat with Octavia Conner, CEO and Founder of Smart Accounting, LLC. Octavia will share the key aspects about accounting, taxes, profit and losses that every entrepreneur should know about when starting and growing their small business. With over 14 years of professional bookkeeping experience Octavia coaches and consults business owners on how to implement smart money management techniques that enable them to enjoy more money, more time and peace of mind. Octavia is a Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor and a member of the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers. She has a certification of completion in Project Management and Business Management. Join us as we chat about the numbers. Saturday, Oct. 11th at 12:00 noon EST.
On October 29, at Noon, my guest will be Anil Melwani, President of 212 Tax & Accounting Services. 212 Tax is a full service C.P.A. firm servicing the tax, accounting and consulting needs of individuals and businesses in the tri-state area. Their business clients span across several different industries including hospitality, nightlife, real estate, attorneys, doctors, and dentists. They are large enough to handle the many accounting and tax issues that can arise at any time throughout the year. Yet they are pleased to always offer the personalized service that clients should expect from their accountant.
With a passion for helping businesses reach their next level, their goal is to provide financial leadership, guidance and advice that you can really use to help you grow your business and become more successful. 212 Tax actively advises business owners on many issues outside the standard accounting relationship and in many cases serves as an outsourced CFO, handling business accounting services including bookkeeping, payroll and sales tax preparation. Additionally, they help individual clients understand how to proactively plan for the future
Here from Trevor on how he had used online Accounting/Tax Software to handle his Federal and State Taxes. The software mislead him into believing he had owed money! What stopped this madness....Trevor called Eric Pierre with Bedrock Assurance and after a consultation, he was able to not only not pay the goverment, but get refunds from the Federal and State Governments that he had to file with.
If you are in a similar situation and your software is frustrating you, give Eric Pierre a call. He can be reached at (713)632-5838 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Not for Profit Accounting Update - Paul Shifrin and Lori Burghauser
This session will provide a preview of changes to the not-for-profit accounting framework and lease accounting that are currently under consideration, and provide guidance on revenue recognition issues unique to not-for-profits. Presented by: Mike Lynch and Lori Burghauser, SC&H Group
Listen in with Keith Eneix as he discuss the top 10 signs that you're using outdated accounting technology with your clients. Are you unsure that the current tools you're using might be keeping you from growing with your clients? Listen in as Keith Eneix discusses key points that will help you grow the revenues of your clients as well as your own business.
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Be sure to listen in each week at 10am PST as Robert Chandler and Keith Eneix cover the latest in technology news as well as interview key industry professionals who can help your business grow.