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How finance chiefs are faring with their CEOs: What your peers said

How finance chiefs are faring with their CEOs: What your peers said

CFO Daily News | CFOs spend a lot of time focusing on their interactions with Finance staffers to make sure they’re as strong and effective as possible. But how’s it going with their CEOs? Significantly less time goes into examining that relationship, despite how important it is both to both personal career success and the success of the company. Fortunately, some new intel lets you know how your fellow CFOs are... continue reading

AAFCPAs Participates Again in #GivingTuesday to Celebrate and Encourage Giving

AAFCPAs Participates Again in #GivingTuesday to Celebrate and Encourage Giving

AAFCPAs, along with our Partners are very excited to announce that this year AAFCPAs will again participate in #GivingTuesday, on November 28th, 2017, a global day dedicated to giving! Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday provides a shift in focus from the widely promoted shopping events of Black Friday and Cyber Monday to the charitable giving season that comes with the holidays and the year-end deadline for charitable tax... continue reading

AAFCPAs Wealth Management Shares Proactive Strategies for Investors in a Strong Market

AAFCPAs Wealth Management is constantly reviewing market conditions to be thoughtful, disciplined, and opportunistic to changes that occur over time.  Market volatility is not something you can control, but how you position yourself now will have a lasting impact. The US financial market is strong. Rejoice! The bull market continues for the past eight years since the great recession.  Good markets allow us to grow and squirrel away money before... continue reading

AAFCPAs Highlights Provisions in Proposed Tax Legislation and Planning Opportunities for Businesses & Individuals

The US House of Representatives’ tax writing committee has released its first draft of proposed tax legislation. Many of its provisions have been the subject of news articles and debate. Highlights include the following: Limitation of the mortgage interest deduction to $500,000 of new debt Capping the deduction for property taxes to $10,000 Eliminating the deduction for state income taxes Doubling of the standard deduction to $24,000 for joint filers... continue reading

AAFCPAs Partner, Jeffrey Mead to Serve as Manning School of Business Executive-Faculty-in-Residence for UMass Lowell

AAFCPAs Partner, Jeffrey Mead to Serve as Manning School of Business Executive-Faculty-in-Residence for UMass Lowell

AAFCPAs is excited to announce that Jeffrey Mead, CPA, CGMA has been appointed and agrees to serve as a Manning School of Business Executive-Faculty-in-Residence at the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell) for academic years 2017-2018 and 2018-2019. UMass Lowell is a nationally ranked public research university committed to excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement. Jeffrey will donate his time, talent, and expertise to better the strategic goals of... continue reading

AAFCPAs to Present Educational Workshop on Mitigating Fraud Risks for National Business Officers

AAFCPAs’ John Buckley, CPA, CGMA, along with AAFCPAs’ client Cynthia Fanikos, Chief Financial Officer, Saint John’s Preparatory School (Danvers,MA), will present an educational workshop titled “An Inside Job: Safeguarding Schools by Assessing and Mitigating Fraud Risks with Internal Controls and Cyber Security.” This session is part of the National Business Officers Association’s (NBOA) Business Office NOW: East program, scheduled for November 15-16, 2017 in Boston, MA. Enterprise risk management is not only... continue reading

CFOs Seek to Overcome Staffing Shortfalls to Meet Goals, According to AAFCPAs CFO Survey

CFOs Seek to Overcome Staffing Shortfalls to Meet Goals,  According to AAFCPAs CFO Survey

AAFCPAs’ inaugural report uncovers key issues for CFOs Boston, Mass. (October 30, 2017) – AAFCPAs, a best-in-class CPA and consulting firm known for assurance, tax, accounting, wealth management, valuation, and business & IT advisory solutions, today announced the results of its inaugural CFO survey. The results are captured in AAFCPAs’ report, “Behind Every Thriving Organization is A High-Functioning CFO.” The report, conducted in collaboration with The Boston Chapter of Financial Executives... continue reading

Cautionary Tales: When year-round communication is left out of tax planning

The pace of change in business is rapid, and as you know, executive leadership must be poised to quickly respond to challenges and seize opportunities as they arise. Often, decisions made throughout the year in response to challenges and opportunities have tax implications. In some cases, the tax benefits of these decisions have windows of opportunity that can close if held and only addressed at year-end. In other cases, tax... continue reading

Data Backup & Recovery Plans Can Protect Your Organization from the Consequences of Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware is one of the most prevalent forms of malicious cyber-attacks facing businesses today. “The advent of new tools that wrap victims’ data with tough encryption technology, hard-to-trace digital currency like Bitcoin, and even online sites that offer to do the data ransoming in return for a piece of the action, have made this method of cybertheft much easier,” reported the NY Times. AAFCPAs advises clients to develop a Data... continue reading