March 2015 Newsletter

Best of Alpharetta Accountant

A Note From Stacey J. Gorowitz In 1991, I opened shop and left the world of the Big Four to launch S.J. Gorowitz Accounting & Tax Services, P.C. with the goal of offering executive level accounting, tax and business advisory support to emerging, growth-oriented companies. Since that time, SJG has evolved as much as the clients we support. We’ve built a team of strong accounting and tax professionals, and supported clients in countless industries. We’ve earned awards and a reputation among clients and partners as a boutique CPA firm that provides the highest level of care. Some things haven’t changed. We were founded on – and continue to be – a firm built on strong values. At SJG, clients know they will be served with the highest standards of integrity and authority. They rely on us for a commitment to building and sustaining genuine relationships. We work every day to help the owners of emerging companies to meet their financial and business goals. As we look toward our … [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...]

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...]

Tax Season Is Over at Last

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By Stacey Gorowitz, CPA, MBA If you’re like most people, you’re heaving a sigh of relief this week and feeling like a huge weight has come off your shoulders, all because this year’s taxes are over and done with at long last. From finding the documents you need to writing the check (or waiting to get your refund), none of the tax-associated activities are likely to be at the top of your “favorite things about spring” list. Handing the task over to a good CPA makes it much less of an ordeal, but even if you did so you probably picked up some general tax season angst from friends and colleagues who weren’t as smart about outsourcing the job to a professional. It seems there is no escape from the stress of taxes. That makes sense, given that American citizens file over 146 million returns (just counting individual filers, not business) that represent $1,371,402,000,000 in taxes! That’s an awful lot of money, especially considering that the median adjusted gross income was just … [Read more...]