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BEWARE! Criminals today are becoming more and more creative in their attempt to fool and trick consumers into divulging personal information, bank accounts and passwords. As we have addressed in our recent blogs, there are many ways thieves will try to get your information: U.S. mail, telephone, credit cards, etc. Another avenue to your personal […]

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

On August 28, 2014, the IRS issued draft instructions (http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-dft/i109495b–dft.pdf) for the forms that will be used by insurance companies and employers to report health coverage information under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The forms will be required to be filed by those employers having over 100 FTE employees as of December 31, 2014. (Read […]

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

An excerpt from Skoda Minotti’s “How a Company is Valued” E-book Investors in publicly traded companies have the luxury of knowing the value of their investment at virtually any time.  An internet connection and a few clicks of a mouse are all its takes to get an up-to-date stock quote.  Of all U.S. companies, however, […]

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Steps to Take Now That Your Personal Information Has Been Compromised. Identity theft is the fasting growing white collar crime in the United States.Taking a proactive approach can mitigate any potential future losses.You must be prepared to respond immediately if you are an identity theft victim. Combating the crime of identity theft is for the […]

Friday, August 29, 2014

Americans, by and large, are do-it-yourselfers. Books, websites, software programs, and even giant box stores exist solely to help ambitious Americans tackle all kinds of everyday challenges, from fixing leaky faucets to building backyard sheds. The same holds true for estate planning–there’s certainly no dearth of information for those wanting to prepare their own wills […]

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

While April 15 may seem like a long time away, there are a multitude of moves you can make right now and continuing  through the end of 2014 to help you save on your taxes. We’ve pulled together a list of the top ten to help you get started. 1. Make time to plan Effective […]

The European Central Bank (ECB) shocked capital markets yesterday by lowering its overnight rate, marginal lending facility, and deposit facility on Thursday. This led to a steep decline in the Euro against the U.S. dollar of 2%, a huge move for currency markets. ECB president Mario Draghi announced the ECB would begin purchases of asset-backed […]

Monday, September 8, 2014

Coming into 2014, Bloomberg’s survey of 67 economists showed that 97% believed that the 10-year Treasury yield would end the year higher. It started off at 3.02% and most expected it to rise into the 3.25% – 3.50% range by year-end, and with forecasts as high as 4%. Today, the yield sits at 2.33% and […]

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

How do companies create incremental profits and attract new customers? The answer is simple; provide more value than your competitors. Let’s take a look at one definition of value: Service + Quality + Reputation Price You can increase value by decreasing your price and your customers will feel good for the moment, which is until […]

After three years of touting its Google Authorship program, Google has pulled the plug. Google introduced the Authorship experiment in 2011 as a way for people to link the content they create with their Google+ profiles. Its appeal to webmasters and content providers was its implied promise to boost search results. This decision, then, seems […]

We are currently assisting our client in their search for a Senior Accountant (Manufacturing). The Senior Accountant is responsible for analyzing financial information and prepares financial reports to determine or maintain record of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, or other financial activities within the company. As a key member of the finance team, this individual […]

Skoda Minotti is currently seeking a Tax Manager for our Tax Department. The Tax Manager is responsible for the efficient, accurate, complete and timely preparation of all clients’ tax returns. and assists Partner, Principal and/or Senior Manager in making decisions on tax situations. Candidates should expect to develop a thorough understanding of all tax, audit […]

Most medical practices are aware of the HIPAA HITECH requirements that affect their organizations, and the fines that they face if they are not compliant in the ways they handle patient health information (PHI). What a lot of professionals don’t know is that HIPAA HITECH regulations also hold business associates, (i.e. other professionals from other […]

A common theme in businesses today is regulatory compliance and oversight. SSAE 16 compliance has been a growing popular method for service organizations to validate the quality of their operations or to separate themselves from competition by obtaining an audit to illustrate their continued commitment to meeting the strict regulatory compliance. Obtaining an SSAE 16 […]

August 4, 2014 [Cleveland, Ohio]  Skoda Minotti, a national CPA, financial and business advisory firm headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, announced the promotions of Robert D. Coode and Sean A. Saari to partners of the professional services firm. “We are proud to appoint Robert and Sean as Partners of the firm. Their dedication to helping our […]

Skoda Minotti, a national CPA, financial and business advisory firm headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, announced the addition of Laura Rohde as Human Resources Director. Rohde will manage the training and development initiatives, recruiting, retention and performance management for the firm’s Cleveland and Akron, Ohio and Tampa, Florida locations. “We are excited to welcome Laura to the […]