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November 14, 2018 in Manufacturing & Distribution, Recent News & Events

PBN Five Questions With: Linda Pearson

November 14, 2018 PBN Five Questions With: Linda Pearson Sansiveri's Principal, Linda Pearson, explained how blockchain technology can disrupt the manufacturing industry in a recent Providence Business News article. Access…
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November 1, 2018 in Audit & Accounting, Construction & Related Services, General, Healthcare, Manufacturing & Distribution, News Archive, Recent News & Events, Retail

Changes to the Requirement for Consolidating VIEs

November 1, 2018 Changes to the Requirement for Consolidating VIEs By Linda Marie Pearson, CPA, CFE, Principal FASB has just amended the FASB Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) related to the…
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October 25, 2018 in Manufacturing & Distribution, Recent News & Events

How Blockchain Could Change Manufacturing

December 19, 2017 How Blockchain Could Change Manufacturing By Linda Marie Pearson, CPA, CFE, Principal  You’ve likely heard of bitcoin—a new type of money known as cryptocurrency or digital currency.…
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June 25, 2018 in Construction & Related Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing & Distribution, Professional Services, Recent News & Events, Retail, Tax Consulting & Compliance

Third Quarter 2018: Key Deadlines for Businesses

June 25, 2018 Third Quarter 2018: Key Deadlines for Businesses 2018 Q3 Tax Calendar Here are some of the key tax-related deadlines affecting businesses and other employers for reporting second…
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February 15, 2018 in Audit & Accounting, Construction & Related Services, Manufacturing & Distribution, Professional Services, Recent News & Events

FASB Improves Accounting Related to the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act

February 15, 2018 FASB Improves Accounting Related to the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) addressed an accounting issue created by the Tax Cuts &…
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February 9, 2018 in Manufacturing & Distribution, Recent News & Events

Changing Perception on a Career in Manufacturing

February 9, 2018 Changing Perception on a Career in Manufacturing By Linda Marie Pearson, CPA, CFE Manufacturing is Important Yet… While Americans value the manufacturing industry, but they are not…
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January 26, 2018 in Manufacturing & Distribution, Recent News & Events

When is the Last Time You Performed a Productivity Assessment on Your Operations?

January 26, 2018 When is the Last Time You Performed a Productivity Assessment on Your Operations? Manufacturers and distributors often find themselves encountering multiple problems on a regular basis –…
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January 17, 2018 in Manufacturing & Distribution, Recent News & Events

Rhode Island 2018 State of the State Address

January 17, 2018 Rhode Island 2018 State of the State Address Let's Keep Going At last night’s 2018 State of the State Address, Governor Raimondo, once again, called for legislature…
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January 17, 2018 in Construction & Related Services, General, Manufacturing & Distribution, Professional Services, Recent News & Events

The Value of the Governor’s Workforce Training Grants

January 17, 2018 The Value of the Governor's Workforce Training Grants By Michael DeCataldo, CPA/PFS, CFP®, MST, Managing Partner As the business climate continually changes, companies often need to train…
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October 5, 2017 in Audit & Accounting, Construction & Related Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing & Distribution, Not-for-Profits, Recent News & Events, Retail

Delayed Implementation Date for Some

October 5, 2017 Delayed Implementation Date for Some The Financial Accounting Standards Board issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2017-13, Revenue Recognition (Topic 605), Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic…
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September 6, 2017 in Audit & Accounting, Manufacturing & Distribution, Recent News & Events

Healthcare Summit Presented by RIMA

September 6, 2017 Healthcare Summit Presented by RIMA Rhode Island Manufacturers Association (RIMA) is hosting a Healthcare Summit on September 14, 2017 from 7:30 am to 10:00 am at the…
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August 10, 2017 in Audit & Accounting, Construction & Related Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing & Distribution, Not-for-Profits, Professional Services, Recent News & Events, Retail

AICPA Addresses Three Revenue Recognition Implementation Issues

August 10, 2017 AICPA Addresses Three Revenue Recognition Implementation Issues By Andrew de Labry, CPA In May 2014 the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2014-09,…
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February 14, 2017 in Manufacturing & Distribution, Recent News & Events

2017 May be the Year for Manufacturing in R.I.

February 14, 2017 2017 May be the Year for Manufacturing in R.I. In January 2017, Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced her intentions of focusing on the manufacturing industry as part…
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January 20, 2017 in Audit & Accounting, Construction & Related Services, General, Healthcare, Manufacturing & Distribution, Not-for-Profits, Professional Services, Recent News & Events, Retail

FASB Proposes to Simplify the Classification of Debt

January 20, 2017 FASB Proposes to Simplify the Classification of Debt By Linda Marie Pearson, CPA, CFE   On January 10, 2017, FASB issued an exposure draft to simplify the…
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January 19, 2017 in Audit & Accounting, Construction & Related Services, General, Manufacturing & Distribution, Not-for-Profits, Recent News & Events, Retail

FASB Focuses on Inventory Disclosures

January 19, 2017 FASB Focuses on Inventory Disclosures By Linda Marie Pearson, CPA, CFE, Principal On January 10, 2017, FASB issued an exposure draft to change the disclosure requirements of…
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August 17, 2016 in General, Manufacturing & Distribution, Professional Services, Recent News & Events

Good News for Non-Mainstream Trades

August 17, 2016 Good News for Non-Mainstream Trades A wage reimbursement incentive has been signed into legislation Last Thursday, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo signed into law bills which direct the…
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July 28, 2016 in Business Services & Solutions, Construction & Related Services, General, Healthcare, Manufacturing & Distribution, Not-for-Profits, Professional Services, Recent News & Events, Retail, Tax Consulting & Compliance

Potential Payroll Tax Savings for RI Employers

July 28, 2016 Potential Payroll Tax Savings for RI Employers By David Gobeille, Tax Partner   It appears that Rhode Island will have a sufficient level of reserves in our…
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June 23, 2016 in Business Services & Solutions, Construction & Related Services, General, Healthcare, High Net-Worth Individuals, Manufacturing & Distribution, Professional Services, Recent News & Events, Tax Consulting & Compliance

Can Partners Be Considered Employees?

June 23, 2016 Can Partners Be Considered Employees? Not according to the IRS. Last month, the IRS issued temporary regulations T.D. 9766 clarifying the employment tax treatment of partners in…
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May 26, 2016 in Audit & Accounting, Business Services & Solutions, Construction & Related Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing & Distribution, Not-for-Profits, Professional Services, Recent News & Events, Retail

Accounting for Goodwill to Change

May 26, 2016 Accounting for Goodwill to Change By Linda Marie Pearson, CPA, CFE Does your entity have goodwill on its balance sheet? If so, a change simplifying the accounting…
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May 19, 2016 in Audit & Accounting, Business Services & Solutions, Construction & Related Services, General, Healthcare, Manufacturing & Distribution, Professional Services, Recent News & Events, Retail

The Overtime Rule

May 19, 2016 The Overtime Rule By Linda Marie Pearson, CPA, CFE   On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published final regulations defining those employees exempt…
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March 14, 2016 in Business Services & Solutions, Construction & Related Services, Financial Planning & Wealth Management, General, Healthcare, High Net-Worth Individuals, Manufacturing & Distribution, Not-for-Profits, Professional Services, Recent News & Events, Retail, Tax Consulting & Compliance

Tax Scam Notification

March 14, 2016 Tax Scam Notification The Rhode Island Division of Taxation has cautioned Rhode Island businesses owners about a scam in which individuals claim to be collections agents of…
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March 8, 2016 in Audit & Accounting, Construction & Related Services, General, Healthcare, Manufacturing & Distribution, Not-for-Profits, Professional Services, Recent News & Events, Retail

Changes to Lease Recognition

March 8, 2016 Changes to Lease Recognition By Linda Marie Pearson, CPA, CFE Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has just amended the FASB Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) related to leases.…
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January 18, 2016 in Audit & Accounting, Construction & Related Services, General, Healthcare, Manufacturing & Distribution, Not-for-Profits, Professional Services, Recent News & Events, Retail

Executive Sessions: What They Are and Why You Should Have Them

January 18, 2016 Executive Sessions: What They Are and Why You Should Have Them By Linda Marie Pearson, CPA, CFE A private conversation among board members seems to contradict the…
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November 23, 2015 in Audit & Accounting, Construction & Related Services, General, Healthcare, Manufacturing & Distribution, Professional Services, Recent News & Events, Retail

FASB Simplifies Balance Sheet Presentation of Deferred Taxes

November 23, 2015 FASB Simplifies Balance Sheet Presentation of Deferred Taxes FASB issues Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2015-17, Income Taxes (Topic 740): Balance Sheet Classification of Deferred Taxes simplifying…
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October 15, 2015 in Construction & Related Services, General, Healthcare, Manufacturing & Distribution, Not-for-Profits, Professional Services, Recent News & Events, Retail, Tax Consulting & Compliance

Tax Incentives May Benefit Your Business

October 15, 2015 Tax Incentives May Benefit Your Business Rhode Island offers a number of tax incentive programs to the employers of this state. There may be something of value…
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October 14, 2015 in Construction & Related Services, General, Healthcare, Manufacturing & Distribution, Professional Services, Recent News & Events, Retail

ACA Reporting Will Be Required for the 2015 Year

October 14, 2015 ACA Reporting Will Be Required for the 2015 Year What should you be prepared to file? Year-end  2015 will  bring new reporting  requirements for employers  for the…
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September 1, 2015 in Audit & Accounting, Construction & Related Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing & Distribution, Not-for-Profits, Recent News & Events

Proposed Change to Revenue Recognition Standard

September 1, 2015 Proposed Change to Revenue Recognition Standard By Linda Marie Pearson, CPA, CFE The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has issued a proposed Accounting Standards Update (ASU) to…
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July 15, 2015 in Audit & Accounting, Construction & Related Services, General, Healthcare, Manufacturing & Distribution, Not-for-Profits, Professional Services, Recent News & Events, Retail

Revenue Recognition Rules Delayed

July 15, 2015 Revenue Recognition Rules Delayed FASB Votes to Delay Implementation of Revenue Recognition Rules At a meeting held on July 9, 2015, FASB voted to approve a one-year…
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May 27, 2015 in Construction & Related Services, Employee Benefit Plans, Healthcare, Manufacturing & Distribution, Not-for-Profits, Professional Services, Recent News & Events, Retail

Your Company’s Retirement Plan – Things to Consider

May 27, 2015 Your Company’s Retirement Plan – Things to Consider As beneficial as it may be to you and your employees, sponsoring a tax-qualified retirement plan is not without…
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April 2, 2015 in Audit & Accounting, Construction & Related Services, General, Healthcare, Manufacturing & Distribution, Not-for-Profits, Professional Services, Recent News & Events, Retail

FASB Agrees to Delay Implementation of Revenue Recognition Rules

April 2, 2015 FASB Agrees to Delay Implementation of Revenue Recognition Rules At a meeting held on April 1, 2015, FASB verbally agreed to delay the required effective date of…
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