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What is a VPN? How It Works and Why You Need One

August 23, 2022

Most people have heard the term VPN or virtual private network, yet not all accountants know precisely what a VPN is, how it works, and why they need one. The main reason is data security, but that isn’t the only reason accounting firms should operate with a VPN. Enhanced network management, functionality, and convenience are also…

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How to Future-Proof Your Accounting Firm

August 9, 2022

The finance industry is rapidly approaching a transition. The time to future-proof your accounting firm is now.  In a field known to resist change, developing modern processes is required to remain competitive. In some cases, it will be necessary to make these changes to stay in business.  A shift is lurking just around the corner….

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6 Home Office Upgrades You Won’t Regret Investing In

July 26, 2022

Whether a person has been working from home for many years or is new to remote work schedules, it’s essential to have the equipment needed to remain productive. There is a direct correlation between quality home office equipment, job satisfaction, and overall productivity. Long before recent global events that caused a rise in remote workers, more…

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7 Security Tips to Keep Your Accounting Firm Secure

July 20, 2022

Accounting firms must put in place effective cybersecurity measures to ensure their firms are secure. And staying up to date with cybersecurity technology is key to preventing data breaches. Once every 39 seconds, a successful cyberattack occurs, involving financial information used for nefarious purposes. Hacking is responsible for 45% of sensitive data breaches, and according to…

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The 5 Main Benefits of Going Fully Remote

July 14, 2022

Companies in nearly every sector are announcing plans to retain remote workers, and experts anticipate that there will be 36.2 million remote workers in the United States by 2025.  According to the Journal of Accountancy, over 50% of the top performing accounting firms in the country have staff working remotely. The average employee who commutes to the…

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4 Technology Trends that Will Transform the Accounting Industry

July 7, 2022

At the beginning of 2020, accounting professionals realized for the first time that their jobs were entering the 21st century. The advancements in technology and computing operations brought new life to accountancy. Stacks of ledgers and old manual processes are being replaced with modern accounting software and tech stacks. The digital transformation has allowed accounting firms to…

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