October 2014 Newsletter

FIve Star Accounting and Estate Planning Professionals Award

Stacey J. Gorowitz, CPA, MBA Awarded the “2014 Atlanta Five Star Accounting and Estate Planning Professionals” Award Stacey J. Gorowitz is CEO of S.J. Gorowitz Accounting & Tax Services, P.C., a boutique CPA firm supporting expanding and emerging businesses and their owners. In October, Atlanta Magazine and the Five Star Professional Organization awarded Stacey with the 2014 Atlanta Five Star Accounting and Estate Planning Professional Award. This honor was bestowed upon less than one percent of Certified Public Accountants who satisfied the ten eligibility and evaluation criteria, which included years in practice, an excellent client retention rate, and favorable regulatory review. At SJG, we work across industries to offer personalized accounting and advisory solutions to help growing companies meet their financial and business goals now, and in years to come. We treat each client as a partner and provide the most relevant accounting solutions and financially focused … [Read more...]

Volunteering with the Special Olympics

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A little over a year ago, Candace Spencer, a Tax Manager here at SJG, was looking for a way to give back to her community and volunteer with a charitable organization, but wasn’t sure what to do. She didn’t just want to volunteer for something random – she wanted to find something that would touch her heart. “I was trying to find the perfect fit for me, so that my work would be meaningful both for the organization and for me personally,” says Candace. As she was listening to the radio one morning, she heard a segment about the Special Olympics of Georgia that mentioned they were looking for volunteers. “Listening to the other volunteers describe their experiences on the radio, I realized this could be it.” She immediately went online to learn more about the organization and the upcoming Special Olympics Winter Games. After viewing photo galleries and videos of previous games, she knew this was the organization she wanted to work with. Candace’s first volunteer event was the 2013 … [Read more...]

May 2014 Newsletter

What's New for QuickBooks 2014? If you own a small to medium-sized business, the odds are good that you’re using QuickBooks as your financial reporting tool. Depending on which version you are currently using, it’s also likely that many of the features are scheduled to be discontinued. Each year when Intuit releases a new QuickBooks edition, they also sunset, or no longer support or provide technical assistance for, a particular version that is several years older. This also means that certain features will no longer function. These include bill pay, online banking, accountant’s copy file transfer, payroll services, credit card processing, and emailing of customer invoices using QuickBooks email service. This year on May 31, 2014, QuickBooks 2011 will ride into the sunset. Therefore, if you have any version of QuickBooks earlier than 2012 and use the features scheduled to be sunsetted, you should consider purchasing QuickBooks 2014. To continue reading, click here. Tax … [Read more...]

Andrea Utsey Celebrates 10 Years with S.J. Gorowitz

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S.J. Gorowitz Accounting & Tax Services, P.C. is very excited to celebrate the 10-year working anniversary of Andrea Utsey, firm administrator. Any client who has ever called us, sent us an email or stepped through our front door over the last decade has had the pleasure of interacting with Andrea and we couldn’t be happier to have her as a member of our team. Andrea got her start while in high school, where she applied to and was accepted into the La-Z-Boy Chair Company’s vocational program, the first junior to ever be accepted. “I was so excited to be accepted to work for such a well-known corporate name,” says Andrea. “Plus, they paid higher than minimum wage, which was huge for a high school kid at the time." In this role, she performed administrative tasks for the corporate headquarters. Upon graduation, she was offered a full-time role but decided to decline it and bought a one-way ticket to Atlanta. She landed her first role in Atlanta at a CPA firm in Buckhead, … [Read more...]