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...]

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...]

January 2014 Newsletter

Are Your Books A Mess? Just as in personal life, most of us are eager to start our businesses off on the right foot in the New Year. One of the best places to focus attention on is bookkeeping and accounting. If you’re on top of this, you’ll have a good view of the health of your business and be able to make informed decisions as the year progresses. And yet, it’s very common, even for successful companies, to let accounting take a back seat to other operational areas. Here are some questions you should ask yourself as 2014 begins. They may help you find out just how much work you need to do to get your books into shape. Do any of these scenarios sound familiar to you? If you have several businesses, is the accounting and record-keeping set up separately for each company and separate from your personal finances so that you have a clear picture of operations? This is step one to good financial management for your business and your personal finances. To continue reading, … [Read more...]