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Grow Your Business With These Small Business Financing Options

Whether your small business needs funding to stabilize cash flow or to expand, financing could help. Check out what's needed to obtain small business financing, when to seek...

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3 Key Components of Successful Business Finance Management

Business finance management involves handling an organization's finances in a way that supports long-range financial stability and growth. However, three key components create the most effective finance management...

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How Financial Technology Can Transform Your Business

Financial management is critical for the success of any business, no matter the size. However, modern-day businesses have access to more tools to support effective financial management.

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How to Prepare Year End Reports

While this may seem like an overwhelming, onerous task; the A Team can ease the process of year-end reports, no matter your company’s size or industry, or the...

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Life After QuickBooks

It is a perfect time to assess the current state of your business and how you might fortify it in the year ahead. With the inevitable growth...

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The Most Important Financial Services for Lawyers

Attorneys make complicated judgment calls, analyze facts, and work hard to serve as the best counsel for their clients. However, amid the hard work of taking care of...

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Strategies to Accelerate Startup Growth

Startup founders step into their current market with impressive ideas. Most are looking to disrupt that market with their own idea, product, or service, grow as quickly as...

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How to Find the Best CFOs for Hire

Financing for law firms differs from financing for a lot of other businesses in terms of what types of funding are available and how loans are repaid. A...

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5 Ways to Create a Small Business Budget

For a small business, some of the most essential financial elements make all the difference in long-term profitability and sustainability. Research indicates that as of 2021, just over...

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How to Obtain Financing for Law Firms

Financing for law firms differs from financing for a lot of other businesses in terms of what types of funding are available and how loans are repaid. A...

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Top 10 Financial Wellness Tips

Recently our company President, Dominick Bencivenga, addressed Global Business Leaders at a Gravitas Impact Forum on vital aspects of running a financially sound business. With the current disruption...

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Thriving in A Virtually Connected Workplace

We’ve made it to November! In a year that has been a challenge for the heartiest of souls, our Team has harnessed resiliency, flexibility and humor to stay...

Insights

What Are Some Typical CFO Responsibilities?

Small business cash flow management is the act of managing the cash that comes into and goes out of the business. Cash flow management is multifaceted, involving monitoring...

Insights

6 Strategies to Manage your Small Business Cash Flow

Small business cash flow management is the act of managing the cash that comes into and goes out of the business. Cash flow management is multifaceted, involving monitoring...

Insights

5 Ways to Increase Law Firm Profitability

For a legal practice to achieve success, law firm profitability is an essential area of discussion. The more profitable a law firm is, the more capable the business...

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Should Your First Law Firm CFO Be Fractional?

Are you so busy handling client cases that you’re finding it difficult to keep up with the financial and accounting obligations required to run your firm? Consider outsourcing...

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QuickBooks Budgets and a Fractional CFO, The Perfect Combination

Taking steps to grow your small business all begins with accurate budgeting. The A team utilizes QuickBooks Budgets to make this easy and transparent as possible. Want to...

Insights

Why Outsourced Accounting Services?

It can be hard to know when might be the right time to bring in accounting professionals. The A Team understands the highs the lows of new business...

Insights

Controller Management Services

Most businesses retain a bookkeeper to manage their day-to-day cash flow and at least consult with a CFO when they need strategic planning. But there is another essential...

Insights

Financial Technology for the New Normal

While no one would deny the importance of robust and reliable business technology, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for strong technology capabilities at every level. Suddenly,...

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5 Reasons Why Financial Outsourcing is Best for Your Business

Having a clear and accurate picture of your finances is an integral part of any business. Whether a large or small entity, ensuring all your financial transactions are...

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What Are Outsourced CFO Services?

Outsourced CFO services enable businesses to access high-level financial professionals without incurring the of salary, benefits, and bonuses, typical of a C-suite level CFO. Outsourcing this talent allows...

Insights

Financial Planning for Uncertain Times

It’s time to examine business goals for 2021 and set a path to chart them despite the rocky climate we are in. Are you ready?

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How Much Does a Fractional CFO Cost?

If you are looking for financial leadership for your company but don’t want to incur the expense of a full-time salaried CFO, a Fractional CFO may be an...

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4 Reasons To Rely On Outsourced Accounting

By outsourcing accounting professionals, business owners can harness the know-how of trained bookkeepers, controllers, CFO’s and accounting technology experts without having to pay the overhead and other costs...

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You need a Small Business CFO – And Yes, You Can Afford It!

Without a strong financial foundation, your company wouldn’t exist and might not last. Yet many business owners do not invest in critical strategic financial planning.

Discover how a small...

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Fractional CFOs Are Using Accounting Technology

Accounting Technology solutions have become one of the favorite tools of Fractional CFOs. Accounting Technology allows companies to streamline processes and efficiently convert data into useful information, which...

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Virtual CFO: What are the Benefits of Hiring One?

Would outsourcing an experienced finance leader help your growing business? Expert guidance in cash flow, budgeting, reporting and financial strategy can give companies a competitive edge. However, some...

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Why New Businesses Need a Startup CFO

What does it take to start a company? One of the most important tasks for a start-up business owner is to make sure to have a solid team...

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What are the Benefits of a Fractional CFO?

A growing and evolving business depends heavily on guidance from its top executives. However, small businesses don’t always start out with a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) on the...

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What are Fractional CFO Services?

For many small to mid-sized businesses, hiring a full-time Chief Financial Officer (CFO) may not be completely necessary or cost effective. This is where Fractional CFO services come...

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Grow your Business with Fractional CFO Services

Business owners, often deeply rooted in the company’s day-to-day processes, can find it difficult to determine when they are ready for this critical financial role. The A Team...

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5 Ways CFOs Can Increase Profitability with Project Accounting

In fast-paced services industries, savvy CFOs are tracking numerous key metrics like net income, current ratios, working capital, cash balance, DSO, gross margins, and more. But the one...

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10 Signs You Are Ready For A Fractional CFO

Business owners, often deeply rooted in the company’s day-to-day processes, can find it difficult to determine when they are ready for this critical financial role. The A Team...

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The A Team Celebrates 20th Anniversary: Looking back on Two Decades of Teamwork

As it celebrates its 20thanniversary year – The A Team, a top NY based, national outsourced accounting firm reflects on the moments and milestones that led them to...

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5 Financial Mistakes Made By Small Businesses

After 20 years in the financial consulting space, providing services to hundreds of clients, The A Team has seen time and time again the problems that occur when...

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Outsourcing Business Services

The pandemic has altered both how we live and how we work, and many of the changes will become permanent. According to a Gallup poll conducted in early...

Insights

Practical Tips for Your Business

The A Team is committed to maintaining quality Client services and keeping our operations running as smoothly as possible during this difficult time. Here are some practical tips,...

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Matchmaking for Your Business

A bad hire can lower productivity, ruin culture and cost your company in more than just dollars. We look beyond hard skills to determine a candidate’s synergy with...

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Helping Those Who Do Good Do Well

On this Veteran’s Day, we’d like to shine a light on the wonderful work 2 of our non-profit clients do to support those who risk their lives to...

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The A Team Approach: Tech Forward, Customer Attuned

In today’s time crushed, rapid-paced business climate, knowing how to identify and adapt emerging technologies to meet customer needs is essential for success. It’s been one of the...

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The Upside Down: The Other Side of Developing Talent from Within

Are the blinking lights telling you to hire a senior finance leader?

Anticipating the Stranger Things Season 3 premiere, we offer our own “Upside Down,” replete with counter-intuitive notions...

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Hot Marketing Tips to Help Your Sales Sizzle This Summer

As the weather heats up and our thoughts turn to summer, it’s tempting to forget our business and focus on vacations, suntans, and beach chairs. But since cash...

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The A Team Consulting Named 2019 Best Bookkeepers of New York

New York City-based accounting firm The A Team Consulting has received Expertise.com’s 2019 Best Bookkeepers in New York award.

This is the second consecutive year that the outsourced accounting...

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It’s Time to Marie Kondo Your Books

There’s a reason that spring cleaning is so popular. It’s a time of growth and renewal – and you can finally air out your office without freezing solid....

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How Your Business Can Save Time and Money Using Accounting Technology

Innovation and the today’s rapidly-paced world is pushing organizations to move faster than ever before. Many businesses, start-ups, and nonprofits are feeling the strain.

Here's how to invest in...

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The A Team Consulting Brings Accounting Software Integrations to SMBs and Not-For-Profits

New York City-based accounting firm, The A Team Consulting, announces the recent hire of Keith Miscione, Technology Practice Director to provide tech consulting services and develop proprietary integration...

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Frauds Average $200k Each

Imagine if this happened to you... A communications firm was reeling from a fraud in their accounting department. Their Bookkeeper had charged $20,000 of personal expenses on the...

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Upcoming Webinar: Technology Partner NEXONIA

Nexonia Webinar (plus free coffee): 
August 16th at 2:00pm ET

One of our technology partners, Nexonia, will be hosting a webinar to highlight its deep integration with Sage Intacct,...

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Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

We are happy to announce that the Team's dedicated individual commitments to our group effort has been rewarded. This year, Expertise.com has selected The A Team as one...

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Partly Cloudy with a (Slim) Chance of QuickBooks Online

Thanks to revolutionary cloud technology and web applications, the endless days of sitting in a cubical performing data entry, like CD players and DVD rentals, are quickly becoming...

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The A Team Adds Award-Winning Sage Intacct Cloud Financial Management Software to Its Portfolio

NEW YORK, NY – May 31, 2018 – The A Team Consulting, a leading accounting outsourcing firm focused on individualized accounting solutions, today announced a new affiliation with...

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Why Cloud Accounting Software and Business Growth Go Hand in Hand

One of the many keys to business growth is understanding your organization in real time so that you can quickly make the right decisions. Wouldn’t it be nice...

Grow Your Business With These Small Business Financing Options

Whether your small business needs funding to stabilize cash flow or to expand, financing could help. Check out what's needed to obtain small business financing, when to seek financing, and some top options to consider.

Read More

3 Key Components of Successful Business Finance Management

Business finance management involves handling an organization's finances in a way that supports long-range financial stability and growth. However, three key components create the most effective finance management strategies in business.

Read More

How Financial Technology Can Transform Your Business

Financial management is critical for the success of any business, no matter the size. However, modern-day businesses have access to more tools to support effective financial management.

Read More

How to Prepare Year End Reports

While this may seem like an overwhelming, onerous task; the A Team can ease the process of year-end reports, no matter your company’s size or industry, or the complexity of your filing.

Read More

Life After QuickBooks

It is a perfect time to assess the current state of your business and how you might fortify it in the year ahead. With the inevitable growth and change over the years comes new requirements. Software and services that initially worked well for you may no longer be a good fit. Let The A Team help you find that perfect new fit for the new year!

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The Most Important Financial Services for Lawyers

Attorneys make complicated judgment calls, analyze facts, and work hard to serve as the best counsel for their clients. However, amid the hard work of taking care of clients, someone must also tend to the financial stability of the business.

Read More

Strategies to Accelerate Startup Growth

Startup founders step into their current market with impressive ideas. Most are looking to disrupt that market with their own idea, product, or service, grow as quickly as possible and become a profitable business. However, the rate of startup failure is intimidating, and startup growth is not always easy.

Read More

How to Find the Best CFOs for Hire

Financing for law firms differs from financing for a lot of other businesses in terms of what types of funding are available and how loans are repaid. A law firm’s primary goal may be to handle legal matters and clients, but operational costs can still go beyond the revenue at some points. Further, funding may be required at times to support the success or growth of the firm. In this article, we discuss the steps you can take for finding financing.

Read More

5 Ways to Create a Small Business Budget

For a small business, some of the most essential financial elements make all the difference in long-term profitability and sustainability. Research indicates that as of 2021, just over half of small businesses had a formal budget. The smaller the business, the more likely that business is to not have a formally-documented budget in place.

Read More

How to Obtain Financing for Law Firms

Financing for law firms differs from financing for a lot of other businesses in terms of what types of funding are available and how loans are repaid. A law firm’s primary goal may be to handle legal matters and clients, but operational costs can still go beyond the revenue at some points. Further, funding may be required at times to support the success or growth of the firm. In this article, we discuss the steps you can take for finding financing.

Read More

Top 10 Financial Wellness Tips

Recently our company President, Dominick Bencivenga, addressed Global Business Leaders at a Gravitas Impact Forum on vital aspects of running a financially sound business. With the current disruption to our business climate, it’s more important than ever to maintain focus on the fundamentals so that we are prepared when the unexpected occurs. With this in mind, The A Team has devised the following “business health check-up” list:

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Thriving in A Virtually Connected Workplace

We’ve made it to November! In a year that has been a challenge for the heartiest of souls, our Team has harnessed resiliency, flexibility and humor to stay positive and productive both personally and professionally.

Read More

What Are Some Typical CFO Responsibilities?

Small business cash flow management is the act of managing the cash that comes into and goes out of the business. Cash flow management is multifaceted, involving monitoring profit versus expenses, analyzing financial data, and taking steps to optimize revenue.

Read More

6 Strategies to Manage your Small Business Cash Flow

Small business cash flow management is the act of managing the cash that comes into and goes out of the business. Cash flow management is multifaceted, involving monitoring profit versus expenses, analyzing financial data, and taking steps to optimize revenue.

Read More

5 Ways to Increase Law Firm Profitability

For a legal practice to achieve success, law firm profitability is an essential area of discussion. The more profitable a law firm is, the more capable the business is at serving clients, maintaining adequate compensation, and staying competitive.

Read More

Should Your First Law Firm CFO Be Fractional?

Are you so busy handling client cases that you’re finding it difficult to keep up with the financial and accounting obligations required to run your firm? Consider outsourcing your first Law Firm CFO.

Read More

QuickBooks Budgets and a Fractional CFO, The Perfect Combination

Taking steps to grow your small business all begins with accurate budgeting. The A team utilizes QuickBooks Budgets to make this easy and transparent as possible. Want to learn more or see how? Continue reading to see why QuickBooks Budgets should be a key component in growing your business.

Read More

Why Outsourced Accounting Services?

It can be hard to know when might be the right time to bring in accounting professionals. The A Team understands the highs the lows of new business ownership – especially the growing pains that occur during the first year of incorporation. Here are 5 signs that you might benefit from the support of an outsourced accounting firm.

Read More

Controller Management Services

Most businesses retain a bookkeeper to manage their day-to-day cash flow and at least consult with a CFO when they need strategic planning. But there is another essential function that companies often overlook: The Controller.

Read More

Financial Technology for the New Normal

While no one would deny the importance of robust and reliable business technology, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for strong technology capabilities at every level. Suddenly, while working completely remotely, businesses must stay connected, operate efficiently, and manage financial health.

Read More

5 Reasons Why Financial Outsourcing is Best for Your Business

Having a clear and accurate picture of your finances is an integral part of any business. Whether a large or small entity, ensuring all your financial transactions are recorded accurately enables you to make informed decisions based on solid data. Read on to find out five of the many reasons why financial outsourcing services may just be the best option for your business!

Read More

What Are Outsourced CFO Services?

Outsourced CFO services enable businesses to access high-level financial professionals without incurring the of salary, benefits, and bonuses, typical of a C-suite level CFO. Outsourcing this talent allows businesses to hire top-level professionals without spending significant time and money on recruitment and onboarding.

Read More

Financial Planning for Uncertain Times

It’s time to examine business goals for 2021 and set a path to chart them despite the rocky climate we are in. Are you ready?

Read More

How Much Does a Fractional CFO Cost?

If you are looking for financial leadership for your company but don’t want to incur the expense of a full-time salaried CFO, a Fractional CFO may be an ideal solution. You can get the expertise you need, and a Fractional CFO costs a lot less!

Read More

4 Reasons To Rely On Outsourced Accounting

By outsourcing accounting professionals, business owners can harness the know-how of trained bookkeepers, controllers, CFO’s and accounting technology experts without having to pay the overhead and other costs of full-time financial experts.

Read More

You need a Small Business CFO – And Yes, You Can Afford It!

Without a strong financial foundation, your company wouldn’t exist and might not last. Yet many business owners do not invest in critical strategic financial planning.

Discover how a small business CFO is crucial resources to take your business or nonprofit to the next level.

Read More

Virtual CFO: What are the Benefits of Hiring One?

Would outsourcing an experienced finance leader help your growing business? Expert guidance in cash flow, budgeting, reporting and financial strategy can give companies a competitive edge. However, some companies don’t need, or have the resources, to hire a full-time employee to fill this role. A virtual CFO offers flexible financial leadership for growing businesses.

Read More

Why New Businesses Need a Startup CFO

What does it take to start a company? One of the most important tasks for a start-up business owner is to make sure to have a solid team of experts to help guide the new venture. There are many different roles to fill, and an entrepreneur can sometimes get caught trying to fill too many. A Startup CFO, offering high level financial talent on a part-time basis, can fill and supervise many critical roles as the company grows.

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What are the Benefits of a Fractional CFO?

A growing and evolving business depends heavily on guidance from its top executives. However, small businesses don’t always start out with a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) on the payroll. For many companies, the benefits of a Fractional CFO include filling financial leadership gaps without a full-time salary.

Read More

What are Fractional CFO Services?

For many small to mid-sized businesses, hiring a full-time Chief Financial Officer (CFO) may not be completely necessary or cost effective. This is where Fractional CFO services come in. Companies can access the skills and expertise of a trusted financial advisor on a “fractional” or part-time basis.

Read More

Grow your Business with Fractional CFO Services

Business owners, often deeply rooted in the company’s day-to-day processes, can find it difficult to determine when they are ready for this critical financial role. The A Team shares clear indications that your small business would benefit from the services of a Fractional CFO.

Read More

5 Ways CFOs Can Increase Profitability with Project Accounting

In fast-paced services industries, savvy CFOs are tracking numerous key metrics like net income, current ratios, working capital, cash balance, DSO, gross margins, and more. But the one metric that may matter more than any other for long-term growth for professional services firms: project profitability. Read on to discover how today’s CFO can use project accounting to see a bump in profitably.

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10 Signs You Are Ready For A Fractional CFO

Business owners, often deeply rooted in the company’s day-to-day processes, can find it difficult to determine when they are ready for this critical financial role. The A Team shares 10 clear indications that show your small business would benefit from the services of a Fractional CFO.

Read More

5 Financial Mistakes Made By Small Businesses

After 20 years in the financial consulting space, providing services to hundreds of clients, The A Team has seen time and time again the problems that occur when small business owners take on responsibilities far beyond their expertise. Many business owners try to do their own accounting, HR, marketing, and more – often with disastrous results.

Read More

Outsourcing Business Services

The pandemic has altered both how we live and how we work, and many of the changes will become permanent. According to a Gallup poll conducted in early April 2020, the number of Americans working remotely rose from 31% in mid-March to 62% in April.

Read More

Practical Tips for Your Business

The A Team is committed to maintaining quality Client services and keeping our operations running as smoothly as possible during this difficult time. Here are some practical tips, and ways we can help, as you navigate the challenges:

Read More

Matchmaking for Your Business

A bad hire can lower productivity, ruin culture and cost your company in more than just dollars. We look beyond hard skills to determine a candidate’s synergy with your company’s culture, overall business goals and industry sector.

Read More

The Upside Down: The Other Side of Developing Talent from Within

Are the blinking lights telling you to hire a senior finance leader?

Anticipating the Stranger Things Season 3 premiere, we offer our own “Upside Down,” replete with counter-intuitive notions about hiring. What if you have a junior finance team who is not yet ready for the challenge of leading?

Read More

Hot Marketing Tips to Help Your Sales Sizzle This Summer

As the weather heats up and our thoughts turn to summer, it’s tempting to forget our business and focus on vacations, suntans, and beach chairs. But since cash flow is key to the success of your business in any season, The A Team Consulting has some hot marketing tips to help grow your summer sales.

Now is the time to update your marketing strategy.

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It’s Time to Marie Kondo Your Books

There’s a reason that spring cleaning is so popular. It’s a time of growth and renewal – and you can finally air out your office without freezing solid. It’s also a great time to review your finances and remove unnecessary clutter.

A key component of organizing guru Marie Kondo’s method is simplification. More is not necessarily better, and clutter decreases efficiency.

Read More

How Your Business Can Save Time and Money Using Accounting Technology

Innovation and the today’s rapidly-paced world is pushing organizations to move faster than ever before. Many businesses, start-ups, and nonprofits are feeling the strain.

Here's how to invest in the right accounting technology solution to reclaim your time.

Read More

The A Team Consulting Brings Accounting Software Integrations to SMBs and Not-For-Profits

New York City-based accounting firm, The A Team Consulting, announces the recent hire of Keith Miscione, Technology Practice Director to provide tech consulting services and develop proprietary integration solutions with popular accounting software packages.

Read More

Frauds Average $200k Each

Imagine if this happened to you... A communications firm was reeling from a fraud in their accounting department. Their Bookkeeper had charged $20,000 of personal expenses on the corporate card and struck a deal with the Controller. The Controller paid the personal bills with company funds, and the Bookkeeper would pay the firm back in installments.

See how The A Team stepped in and helped the firm continue business as usual while receiving full restitution.

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Partly Cloudy with a (Slim) Chance of QuickBooks Online

Thanks to revolutionary cloud technology and web applications, the endless days of sitting in a cubical performing data entry, like CD players and DVD rentals, are quickly becoming a thing of the past. While some are still scanning the sky for this infamous “cloud” and trying to figure out what all the fuss is about, others have tripled down on productivity and are moving forward with leaps and bounds. Read on to find how cloud technology provides easily accessible, secured information from anywhere with an internet connection.

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Why Cloud Accounting Software and Business Growth Go Hand in Hand

One of the many keys to business growth is understanding your organization in real time so that you can quickly make the right decisions. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could go to one place to get a full view of business performance and figure out how to grow your company? Read more to find how you can!

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