Hot Topics

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    Strengths and Weaknesses of P-Cards vs. Credit Cards

    P-Cards offer certain conveniences organizations find appealing. However, the ease of use goes hand in hand with the ease of abuse. End-user organizations should weigh the balance of the potential benefits and pitfalls of P-Card use in order to detect, mitigate and prevent their abuse. The Good 1. Cost Savings The traditional procure-to-pay process is costly, often […]

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    P-Cards: So Easy to use, So Easy to Abuse

    Many companies consider P-Cards (Purchasing Cards) to be efficient for purchasing goods from vendors. P-Cards, also dubbed Procurement Cards (ProCards), Payment Cards or Purchase Cards, are essentially charge cards, similar to consumer credit cards. With the increased use of P-Cards in the corporate, educational and government sectors, in order to choose the P-Card best for the organization. The Basics […]

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    Bridging Cultural Gaps

    As the number of Asian policy holders increases, it is important to understand the cultural differences when handling claims involving Asian policy holders. These differences should be taken into account during conference calls and when conversing by email. Lack of cultural sensitivity can lead to misunderstandings and less efficient business dealings. Tips to Remember English […]

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    We Are In Secret Negotiations – Tell No One

    Recently, seven separate company chief financial officers in a city in Indiana received an email similar to the following from their chief executive officers: We are in secret merger discussions. Tell no one. We have hired a consultant to assist with the due diligence review. Please send a retention payment by wire to: Ms. / […]

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    Monster Tires are Hot

    The auto parts industry has historically experienced one of the highest frequency rates of employee theft. Why? It’s easy. Auto parts are easily stolen and sold for cash. eBay and PayPal have made it simple to obtain a larger distribution market for the employee to sell the stolen auto parts. Recently, in 2014 and 2015, […]

  • Keeping Hackers Out

    Cyber Liability & Prevention In April 2011, Sony’s online gaming network was hacked, compromising the personal and credit card information of 77 million users. The network outage lasted 23 days and cost Sony $171 million. A class action suit has charged Sony with negligent data security, unauthorized storage and retention of data, and failure to […]

  • Preventing Fraud

    Business owners are becoming increasingly aware of numerous schemes they and their employees need to avoid. Cyber fraud lurks in many different forms, including, but not limited to: Auction Fraud Investment Fraud Counterfeit Cashier’s Check Lotteries Credit Card Fraud Nigerian Letter or “419” Debt Elimination Phishing/Spoofing Parcel Courier Email Scheme Ponzi/Pyramid Employment/Business Opportunities Reshipping Escrow […]

  • Payroll Companies, CPAs and Management Companies

    Running a business can be complicated and overwhelming. Owners face daily decisions. Human resources and staffing. Technology and marketing. Financial and legal. When grappling with such issues, many owners of small or middle sized companies opt to outsource their payroll processing and accounting. They turn to payroll and management companies and CPAs. Such companies offer […]