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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 (–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 […]

Okay, love may be a strong word to describe these colorful data points plotted below. But I do not think investors are paying these enough mind. Everyone has said interest rates will rise, usually generically referring to the 10-year bond. Investors crowded into short duration bonds to avoid a rise in interest rates. Interestingly from […]

Thursday, September 25, 2014

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

Product Feature: HubSpot CRM HubSpot, a leading inbound marketing and sales platform, has announced a new platform to its suite of online offerings – The HubSpot CRM. This customer relationship management system (CRM) breaks you out of the traditional sales process. It eliminates manual tasks and adds value at every turn, propelling your sales team […]

HubSpot – The Company HubSpot is the world’s leading inbound marketing and sales platform. Since 2006, HubSpot has been on a mission to make the world more inbound. Today, over 11,500 customers in 70 countries use HubSpot’s software, services, and support to transform the way they attract, engage, and delight customers. HubSpot is headquartered in […]

Skoda Minotti Professional Staff is currently assisting a client in their search for an Accountant. Essential functions of this position include: General ledger account analysis including journal entries Preparation of financial statements in accrual and cash basis Analysis of all general ledger accounts to determine and verify correct postings Education and experience required: 6+ years […]

We are currently assisting our client in their search for an IT Help Desk Technician. The IT Help Desk Technician will maintain and monitor end-user workstations and productivity on local area and wide area networks; perform a variety of maintenance, software installation, end-user support and training tasks, and provide support to staff on all company-supported […]

Home Depot. Neiman Marcus. Target. We’re all familiar with the biggest retail data breaches, and chances are you’ve been personally affected by at least one of them. Increasingly, it has become common for hackers to steal information from businesses of all sorts and sizes. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, there have already been […]

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 […]

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 […]