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Now’s the Time! Job Search 101 for Entry-level Public Accounting

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With the sun finally starting to grace us with its presence, cherry blossoms and tulips abound, and the end of your college sophomore year on the horizon, it’s time to get ready for securing that post-graduation job! Wait. What??? Oh yes, you read that right! Okay, okay, I might be exaggerating a little, but it…

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Tips from the Trenches, Part 2: Sum Faster, Sum Better

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Welcome back to our second installment of “Tips from the Trenches”. This particular series comes to you from two Perkins Excel enthusiasts: Kat and Victoria. Over the next few months, we’ll share various tips and tricks in Excel that we’ve picked up while in the world of accounting. Today’s post covers Excel’s SUM function, which…

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Evolution of Client Accounting Services

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Over the last several years, the speed of business, the connectivity, and the complexity of how businesses have been run have increased tremendously. Two decades ago, some businesses were still on paper general ledgers, but computers initiated the process of taking over. Nowadays, one can run a business from their tablet, smart phone, laptop, or…

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Tips from the Trenches, Part 1: See Excel in New Ways

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Welcome to Tips from the Trenches! This is the first of our ongoing Excel tips series. We’re Victoria and Kat, two Excel enthusiasts from Perkins. We’re kicking off by taking you spelunking through a tab of the Ribbon you may not have fully explored—the View tab. It’s got some gems you may not have mined…

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The Importance of Getting Clear on Your Company’s Communication Values

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Communication is king. With your significant other, children, co-workers, boss or clients, it’s the link that helps people understand what you think, feel, want, and do. But all too often, communication fails; not because of what you said, but because you failed to package it for successful delivery. Just as agreeing to do a task…

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Key Takeaways from our Multifamily Development Real Estate Connection

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At the end of January, we held the first of our three annual Real Estate Connections. With over 100 registrants, Alpha Media’s Skype Live Studio provided near to comfortable capacity for what always proves to be one of our highest attended events of the year. The reason? While we’d like to think it was due…

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Two Shareholders Named to National AICPA Committees

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December 8, 2015 Portland, Ore. – Jennifer Elder and Keith Meyers, shareholders at Perkins & Co, have been named to the Technical Standards Subcommittee and Business Valuation (BV) Committee of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), respectively. Author: Marketing Department

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Identity Protection PIN Update

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Last year we addressed the question, “Do I Need an Identity Protection PIN to File My Return?”, as the IRS received an increase in fraudulently filed tax returns. Thieves used stolen identities to claim false refunds, and to combat this, the IRS issued Identity Protection PINs (IP PINs) to certain taxpayers who were at risk…

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Your PATH to Tax Savings – A Gift from Congress

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Last Friday, December 18th, President Obama completed a holiday gift package for the American taxpaying public by signing into law the “Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015” (affectionately known as the PATH Act). In a rare showing of bipartisanship (and perhaps a strong desire to make it home for the Christmas holiday in…

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TPR Update: Favorable Changes for Some Taxpayers

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As we wrap up the second year in which the tangible property regulations (TPR) have been in effect, the IRS has started addressing some of the issues with the implemented regulations. The good news: they are listening to the feedback provided by taxpayers and practitioners and are providing a couple of taxpayer-friendly updates. De Minimis…

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