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  • 08/08/2017
    Persistence Pays Off

    Export Financing In The Time Of Trump

  • 08/08/2017
    Mann Charitable Foundation teeing off in tribute to 9/11 victims and for research fundraiser in Lake Success

    On September 11th, the Mann Charitable Foundation will host its 10th annual golf outing at Fresh Meadow Country Club in Lake Success in commemoration of 9/11 victims and to fundraise for disease cure research. Bruce Madnick, Chief Executive Officer Emeritus, will be honored. For more information, click here....

  • 08/08/2017
    15 Years Later, Does SOX Still Matter?

    Since the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) was signed into law on July 30th, 2002 it has transformed the public accounting arena. Today, its changes are considered standard features of any worthwhile audit. However, nearly a decade and a half later, lawmakers and business leaders question its legacy and seek to roll...

  • 08/07/2017
    Bitcoin Investors Must Report Gains to the IRS

    As cryptocurrency moves full steam ahead to the forefront and more investors jump aboard, now is the time to be aware of the tax issues.

  • 08/03/2017
    3 Ways to Use Life Insurance While You're Still Alive

    Unlock the value of your policy now with these key strategies.

  • 08/03/2017
    Amazon-Like Marketplaces Taxed Under Pennsylvania Proposal

    The Pennsylvania Senate narrowly approved a proposal that would generate $43.5 million by requiring internet marketplaces like Inc., Etsy Inc., and Ebay Inc., to collect a 6 percent sales tax on third party sales facilitated through their platforms. Learn how the proposal could impact the e-commerce landscape with insights...

  • 08/02/2017
    Friedman Named One of Accounting Today’s Best Accounting Firms to Work For

    Friedman LLP is proud to announce that once again the firm has been named a Best Accounting Firm to Work For by Accounting Today for 2017. The annual survey and awards program, which is conducted in partnership with Best Companies Group, identifies, recognizes and honors the best employers in the...

  • 07/27/2017
    A Crash Course in Starting Your Own Small Business

    From choosing a business structure to hiring employees, nine key steps to success for any entrepreneur launching a business

  • 07/24/2017
    Ask the CPA
    By Maddy Vescovacci, CPA, CFF, CFE, MFA

    Is my internal control system designed to prevent online fraud?

  • 07/20/2017
    Friedman LLP Promotes Three to Director

    Friedman LLP is delighted to announce the promotion of three professionals to director, effective July 1, 2017. Reflective of the depth and breadth of Friedman's services, these accomplished professionals specialize in a wide array of areas. They are based in our New York City, Long Island and Philadelphia offices. Kimberly Iaconelli,...

  • 07/18/2017
    What marriage-phobic millennials mean for the wedding-ring industry

    Millennials that shop online are starting to include diamond engagement rings in that list. But as brick-and-mortar jewelry stores decline, can the online sales catch up? Harriet Greenberg sat down with Market Watch to discuss the millennial influence on wedding ring sales. To watch the full video, click here....

  • 07/17/2017
    Friedman LLP Launches First Annual Day To Give Back

    Whether swinging hammers to build homes for the needy, packing canned goods for hunger relief or caring for shelter animals, employees of Friedman LLP Accountants and Advisors will step out of the office on Wednesday July 19th to engage in a firmwide day of coordinated volunteer activities. For the 1st annual...

  • 07/13/2017
    Technology’s double-edged sword: For forensic accountants, technology can help crack cases — or lead to new ones — but can also be a hindrance if misused by clients

    There was a time when clients would depend on forensic accountants to be the sole provider of information they need. Today most clients and prospects have access to the internet and are just a click away from being a pseudo-expert on forensic accounting. Susan Miano, partner and FLVS expert, was...

  • 07/13/2017
    Good times, bad news: When a company is flush with cash and the economy is thriving, that can be the time to call in the forensic accountants for a checkup

    Even with the economy still riding high, and unemployment at its lowest lows, there's one constant that's not a reason for celebration: Human nature. Randall Paulikens was quoted in NJBiz discussing why companies should work with forensic accountants despite strong economies and high revenues. To read the full article, click...

  • 07/05/2017
    Ask the CPA
    By John J. O'Donnell, CPA, CFF, CFE, CVA

    Q: Are you thinking about buying a business or merging your business into another? Have you considered hiring a forensic accountant to conduct the due diligence?

  • 06/21/2017
    More Empty Storefronts Plague Uptown Than Other Parts of City, Report Says

    Of the hundreds of empty storefronts plaguing Broadway from Battery Park to Inwood, almost a third are located uptown, according to a report from the Manhattan Borough President's Office. There are 188 vacant street-level storefronts along Broadway, with 55 of those located north of 155th Street. Senior Tax Manager Alan...

  • 06/14/2017
    Time Out!

    It’s a fact: Employees who participate in flexible workplace programs at work – like telecommuting and flexible hours – are happier, less burned out, and are more productive than those who don’t participate. Lindsay Gaal was quoted in Mid Jersey Business discussing Friedman’s Alternative Work Arrangement Program and helping employees...

  • 06/08/2017
    Sino Fortune Holding Corp. Announces Change of Auditor

    Sino Fortune Holding Corporation a leading online financial credit facility solution provider servicing SME and individual borrowers in China, announced the appointment of Friedman LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm, effective June 1, 2017. For more information, click here....

  • 06/08/2017
    Tag it to Flag it—Using UTM Codes to Capture Campaign Results

    Is marketing measurable? What results do we get from the firm’s marketing initiatives? With the array of digital tools now at our disposal, marketers can effectively answer these questions and more. Chief Marketing Officer Jill Jacobs contributed an article to Growth Strategies on using UTM tags to measure results and...

  • 06/06/2017
    First 100 Days: The bottom line — Changing the tax code isn’t as easy as it sounds

    Michael Greenwald joined a panel of experts for an NJ Biz event focusing on tax reform and the first 100 days of the Trump presidency. The event recap was featured on NJ Biz. To read the full article, click here....

  • 06/06/2017
    Friedman Named One of Inc.’s Top 50 Best Workplaces

    Friedman LLP is proud to have ranked in the Top 50 of Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces for 2017. “Friedman recognizes that meeting the needs of our people must be a priority if we want to successfully serve our clients.” To learn more, click here....

  • 06/01/2017
    Fostering Fintech

    As protecting data becomes an increasing area of focus, firms are adding cybersecurity to their due diligence protocol to fill knowledge gaps around a target firm’s past and mitigate risk ahead of a merger or acquisition. Kevin Hyams was quoted in Fund Technology discussing cybersecurity due diligence. To read the...

  • 05/30/2017
    Ask the CPA
    By John Chipperfield, Senior Manager

    Q: We know the new revenue recognition principles are on the horizon. Why are they being changed and what should we do?

  • 05/30/2017
    Hill Briefs: Tax Hearing Witnesses; previous Expensing Bill
    By Colleen Murphy, Laura Davison and Kaustuv Basu, Bloomberg BNA

    As seen in Bloomberg BNA

  • 05/30/2017
    New Audit Powers Mean New Liabilities For Partnership Reps

    Forthcoming IRS regulations are expected to grant broad powers to those representing partnerships during audits, but these added capabilities could expose representatives to new risks, liabilities and potential misconduct claims from partners. Michael Greenwald was quoted in Law360 discussing new IRS regulations that would affect partnership representatives during audits. To...

  • 05/25/2017
    Finding Balance as a Parent, Employee and CPA Candidate

    Balancing a family while working in a demanding industry can be difficult. Senior manager, Melissa Allen penned an article for the NJCPA discussing her journey with balancing life and work while also being a CPA candidate. To read the full article, click here....

  • 05/25/2017
    3 Ways to Be a Leader for Your Company's Culture

    Every charity drive, company picnic, sports team and holiday party is a chance to step up and demonstrate leadership in a way that benefits the whole company. Bruce Madnick was quoted in Fortune discussing taking initiative as a way to be a leader for your company. To read the full...

  • 05/15/2017
    Unrelated Business Income Tax: What Your Organization Should Know

    Charitable organizations exempt from tax under the Internal Revenue Code 501(a) may still be subject to the unrelated business income tax. Michael Sutter’s Nonprofit Advisor article on UBIT was featured in GuideStar. Read the full article here....

  • 05/12/2017
    Why Jared Kushner may face conflict woes from tax overhaul

    In a CBS Moneywatch story on the possible impact of a tax overhaul on the Kushner Companies, partner Michael Greenwald offers his perspective. To read the full article, click here....

  • 05/11/2017
    Friedman LLP Announces “Dress for the Day” Work Apparel Policy

    With flexible dress code, employees tailor their wardrobe to work agenda and client culture.

  • 05/10/2017
    Tax Reform Could Be Pushed to 2019 as GOP Focuses On Health Care

    Investors and analysts are split on what's next for taxes in light of a renewed effort on Capitol Hill to tackle health care. Partner and Corporate and Business Tax Leader Michael Greenwald was quoted on The Street discussing the importance of slowing down to focus on getting reform right, and...

  • 05/09/2017
    Ask the CPA

    Q: I hear that businesses can receive Pennsylvania tax credits for donations made to educational institutions. How does this work?

  • 05/05/2017
    6 Downsides to Making a Lot of Money

    Being rich may seem like a dream come true, but not all high earners live the high life.

  • 05/01/2017
    Who are the winners and losers in Trump's tax plan?

    Who would come out ahead and who would be left behind if President Donald Trump's tax plan were enacted as is? Partner and Business and Corporate Tax Leader Michael Greenwald was quoted in CBS Money Watch discussing how Trump’s tax plan will affect taxpayers. To read the full article, click...

  • 05/01/2017
    Wall Street Gives Trump an Incomplete on First 100 Days

    The White House in recent days has walked a tight rope in the importance of the first 100 days. Michael Greenwald was quoted in The Street in an article discussing the Trump’s administration’s first 100 days. To read the full article, click here....

  • 05/01/2017
    The Survivor

    With a maximum tax rate of 40% for individuals worth $5.49 million and couples worth $10.98 million or more, the federal estate tax is one of the highest tax rates in the nation. Tax partner, Kim Dula was quoted in Financial Advisor, discussing estate planning and survivorship policies. To read...

  • 05/01/2017
    Friedman Ranks 3rd in NJBiz Best Places to Work in New Jersey for 2017

    Friedman is proud to announce that the firm has ranked 3rd among the Large Companies category in NjBiz’s Best Places to Work. Friedman was also ranked the top accounting firm. Among large companies, the Top 35 were ranked. To see the full list, click here....

  • 04/27/2017
    Businesses, Investors Shrug at Trump's Detail-Lite Tax Plan

    In an article in The Street on Trump’s recent unveiling of his tax plan, Partner and Corporate and Business Tax Leader Michael Greenwald noted that it matters for businesses whether tax cuts will be made permanent. To read the full article, click here....

  • 04/25/2017
    Did your tax season measure up?

    At the end of tax season, most tax preparation firms, large or small, engage in self-examination. They look back at the season that has just ended and think about how successful they were compared to previous years. Co-managing partner Fred Berk was quoted in Accounting Today on end of year...

  • 04/25/2017
    The changing dynamics of tax reform

    Tax reform is on everyone’s mind after the new administration failed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act in its first 100 days. Friedman LLP’s recent tax series was mentioned in Accounting Today in an article on tax reform. To read the full article, click here....

  • 04/18/2017
    Friedman Once Again Ranks High in Quality of Life by Vault

    Friedman is proud to once again announce high quality of life scores in Vault’s 2018 Accounting Rankings. The firm ranked #1 in work/life balance, hours, and relationships with supervisors. Friedman ranked #2 in ten other areas, including satisfaction, firm leadership, culture, and compensation. The Vault Accounting Survey questions assess accountants’...

  • 04/13/2017
    Amazon Wants to Dress You

    The e-commerce giant knows how to sell you underwear, but can it fill the rest of your closet?

  • 04/07/2017
    Diamond Trade Banking on Relationships

    After a long rift, diamond industry and the banking sector have sat down together, having recognized the gulf that’s developed between them. Partner Eric Tunis contributed to the conversation in Rapaport discussing the importance of transparency and compliance in the diamond industry. To read the full article, click here....

  • 04/07/2017
    LIBN Ones to Watch: Accounting
    By Long Island Business News

    Friedman director Kate Bachety-Salatto was featured in Long Island Business News’ Ones to Watch.  A director in Friedman's Uniondale office, Kate-Bachety-Salatto applies more than 25 years of experience in public accounting. She specializes in providing audit, tax and accounting services for commercial real estate owners and developers, as well as for clients in...

  • 04/06/2017
    Why Exporting Doesn’t Have to Be Risky Business

    The expansion of e-commerce and the evolving global value chains are opening up new export opportunities for small and midsize enterprises. Friedman co-managing partner, Harriet Greenberg was quoted in Industry Week offering advice to enterprises looking to enter the business. To read the full article, click here....

  • 04/05/2017
    6 Philly Finance Experts Share Their Best Money Advice

    Fresh ways to build your wealth in 2017, from expert money managers.

  • 03/27/2017
    Ask the CPA
    By Susanne Spinell Shuster CPA, MST, Director-In-Charge, Accounting Services

    Q: Can I take funds tax- free under a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) ?

  • 03/22/2017
    Ask the CPA
    By Kimberly A. Dula, CPA, Tax Partner

    Q: It’s Tax Time AGAIN. What are three recommendations for those preparing to file their 2016 individual income tax returns?

  • 03/22/2017
    International Women's Day: Business development for busy working mothers

    Accountants are often responsible not only for the day-to-day duties of their profession but also for identifying new ways to bring in work and develop their business. This is a challenge many working mothers face when trying to balance work, business development and family. Friedman partner Kirsten Flanagan contributed an article to...