Financial Advisory Blog

Armanino’s Financial Advisory blog is your source for thought leadership around cloud ERP and accounting solutions and integrations. Supported by the Cloud Accounting Institute and numerous experts in cloud, finance, reporting, integration, compliance, and technology, Armanino’s Financial Advisory blog features must-read content on what’s happening in the finance industry, case studies, white papers, and much more.

August 2, 2019

Are You a Household Employer and Do You Owe Taxes?

Did you know that you might be an employer and not even realize it?  Per the IRS, if you hire someone to do work around your home, then you might be considered a household employer and be required to pay employment taxes in addition to other liabilities.  If you control what work is done and …

What You Need to Know About Independent Contractors and Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ compensation insurance is straightforward when it comes to covering your employees in the event of a workplace-related accident. But it can become fraught with nuance when you’re issued an annual audit and asked not only to report what kind of work your staff does and their annual wages, but also to provide a list …

Are You Ready for California’s New Anti-Harassment Training Requirements?

We are more than halfway through 2019. If you are a California employer and have not already done so, now is a good time to plan how you will meet your new discrimination and harassment prevention training obligations by the January 1, 2020, deadline. The requirements are part of California Senate Bill 1343, which Governor …

June 21, 2019

Operational Planning for Startups: What You Need to Do Now

Operational Planning – For your business to grow, it needs to run efficiently. You also need to avoid regulatory and legal pitfalls in murky areas such as overtime (and there are lots). An accounting system is central to your operations and success. And as workflow is established, there are peripheral and critical workflows you need …

May 2, 2019

How Artificial Intelligence Can Help HR

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a prevalent topic in the media right now because it is impacting a wide range of industries and fields, including Human Resources. So how are we going to use AI in HR? Isn’t HR all about the “human” element? Many HR professionals would say that working with people is one of …

May 1, 2019

Countdown for California Employers: Anti-Harassment Training

Starting in 2020, California businesses must comply with new, more extensive anti-harassment training requirements. The new rules also apply to much smaller businesses. The Old Law Since 2005, Assembly Bill 1825 has required California employers with 50 or more employees to provide two hours of sexual harassment prevention training to supervisory employees.  Subsequent laws required …

More Risky Business: New Labor Rules to Watch Out For

Labor statutes change multiple times per year, and states vary in their application of these changes.  This year is no exception. Labor rules changed again in over half the U.S. on January 1, 2019, and there have been additional changes, as well. Here’s a short list of what you may need to update in your …

April 1, 2019

When Outsourcing Finance, HR and Accounting Makes Sense

Most companies consider hiring a virtual accounting/HR/finance team when they’re small or are just starting operations. But outsourcing finance, HR and accounting departments can be the right move for larger companies, as well. Bang for the Buck for Small Companies If you’re a startup or small business, outsourcing is a fantastic solution because it’s so …

January 7, 2019

How to Hire Your First Employee

I’m not gonna lie: Hiring your first employee takes a lot of paperwork. But that paperwork, as much as it pains you, is worth doing.  You risk big fines if you misclassify an employee as a freelancer/contractor, for example, or pay someone under the table. So what does hiring require?  There are two main things …

October 9, 2018

Ways to Keep Employees From Jumping Ship in a Hot Job Market

The August unemployment rate was 3.9%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and job creation continues to thrive.  There are more job openings than employers can find workers to fill them. So if your employees hadn’t previously been thinking of leaving their positions for another job, they might be now.  Even if they are …

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