Your Full-Service Accounting + Business Growth Advisory Partner

Technology and Cybersecurity in a Work-From-Home World: Q&A with Wiss’s Director of Information Technology Joe Turk

By Lisa Calick Series introduction: In this four-part Q&A series, Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) Lisa Calick speaks with experts from Wiss to learn about the challenges that clients face due to the changes in work arrangements and culture as a result of the pandemic. As a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), I spend my days giving human resources advice to Wiss clients, helping them with everything from benefits inquiries to staying in compliance with...

Continue reading

Latest Cyber Security Threats

By David Singletary As more people start working from home, they are taking advantage of online conference services like Zoom. Over 500,000 unique Zoom account credentials were discovered on dark web hacker forums. Exposed data includes victims’ email addresses, passwords, personal meeting URLs, and HostKeys, and were likely gathered through credential stuffing attacks. NJCCIC “The New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell “ recommends the following when using...

Continue reading

COVID-19 Spawns New Phishing Scams

by David Singletary As the country and world are trying to deal with recent COVID-19 pandemic, cybercriminals are taking advantage of people’s quest for information. You’ve probably noticed a plethora of emails from every retailer, software company, or business you’ve dealt with in recent years. Cybercriminals see an excellent opportunity to slide in phishing scams amid all the information being sent your way. The following are two examples:                         What’s...

Continue reading

Continual Planning to Keep your Business Running Effectively During This Crisis

By David Singletary As we all continue to face the abrupt changes in the way in which we work and the pressures on all of us to keep our businesses going during this crisis, I want to share with you some key insights and things to continue to think about as we move through this “remote” time. Please know that I along with our team are here to help you in any way that we can.  There are some key elements that each of us needs to ensure are in place to create the most effective way...

Continue reading

Leverage Automation to Enhance Your Accounts Payable System

Your organization has embraced advanced technology everywhere it seems to fit. In that way, you’re staying competitive in your industry and meeting the expectations of clients or customers. Nonetheless, if your accounts payable people aren’t leveraging technology to streamline workflow, your company is still missing the mark. Sometimes you don’t know what you’re missing until you make a change. Here are some of the leading benefits of a changeover to an automated AP system. Workflow...

Continue reading

7 Common Mistakes Made by Early Stage Companies

By Donna Woronka, CPA, MBA Updated 7/30/2019. Early stage entrepreneurs have plenty on their minds, from developing and launching their new product or service, to establishing customer and vendor relationships, to hiring employees and raising capital to make it all possible. There’s a lot that can potentially slip through the cracks. Issues related to state and federal compliance is an area that is not frequently at the top of the list. In my 20+ years working with over one hundred...

Continue reading

Preparing Your Business for an ERP Implementation

There are few administrative initiatives that might prove more challenging to more of your employees in more departments than the launch or changeover of an ERP system. Don’t get me wrong — in time you’ll all feel that it’s totally worth it in terms of enhanced productivity and accuracy. It’s just that you’ll all work up a sweat getting there. In an earlier blog post I described your Enterprise Resource Planning system as being the brain center of your company. So an ERP implementation...

Continue reading

Is It Time to Upgrade Your ERP Software?

By David Singletary Updated 7/29/2019. We all know about the rapid pace of technology and the headaches it can cause your company. It can be more than merely annoying. It can also be costly and time-consuming. You’re constantly upgrading your tech hardware or software — or fielding complaints from employees if you don’t. Your ERP solution is the brain center of your company. Depending on your line of business, it’s likely to impact your accounting, HR, sales, inventory and...

Continue reading

Yahoo Breach Update: What You Need to Know

By Wiss Associate Originally in August 2013 hackers stole data associated with more than one billion user accounts. The information was account information such as names, email addresses, phone numbers, birth dates as well as hashed passwords and security questions and answers. Yahoo claimed that payment card data and bank account information was not part of the information stolen as it was not on the compromise system. On Tuesday (10/3/17), Yahoo announced it was 3 billion accounts,...

Continue reading

Keep Track of Your Credit Score

By Joe Turk With everyone concerned about the recent Equifax Data breach, we recommend people remain vigilant and review their credit card, banking and financial transactions on-line very carefully. You can check Credit Karma for your credit scores and activity; however, the service is limited and updated from TransUnion and Equifax every 7 days. The top three credit monitoring services are LifeLock, IdentityForce and IdentityGuard–with LifeLock coming out on top in competitive...

Continue reading

Protect Your Identity: How to Recover from a Data Breach

By Wiss Associate If you maintain a credit score, there is a high chance you are one of the 143 million Americans whose sensitive information was uncovered in the recent data breach at Equifax, one of the country’s three largest credit reporting agencies. This breach, which lasted from May to July, swiped people’s names, birthdates, Social Security numbers, addresses, and in many cases, driver’s license numbers. What’s more, these cybercriminals accessed millions of people’s personal...

Continue reading

Property Management Software is for Everyone

By Wiss Associate Did you know the real estate industry is a $15 trillion industry and small to medium sized companies still command roughly 50% of the total real estate market in the United States? This concept has drastically transformed with the rise of Cloud computing and the price of entry–which is much lower than you think. Companies such as Appfolio, Propertyware, RealPage and Total Management are paving the way with complete property management, accounting, tenant portal,...

Continue reading

The Cadillac of Technology: Yardi Aids Companies Both Big and Small

By Wiss Associate When it comes to real estate investment and property management software, Yardi Technology is the Cadillac of products on the market. Few can compete with Yardi’s scope of offerings, from commercial real estate and construction management to residential rentals and investment partnerships. And while Yardi is one of the longest-standing companies of its kind, it’s also an innovator: It was one of the first such software brands to offer a total cloud-based product. Yardi...

Continue reading

Moving Your Business to the Cloud: Increase Flexibility, Savings and Security

By Jessica Manas By now you’ve heard about the cloud — that invisible vault that allows you to store data on the internet instead of keeping it on hardware devices. And you likely already use the cloud – whether you realize it or not. If you’ve ever scheduled a meeting on your laptop and it then popped up on your smartphone calendar, or if you’ve ever been relieved to find that your photos still exist after you’ve dropped your iPhone, you have the cloud to thank. Businesses can also...

Continue reading

Key Steps to Take When Adopting New Accounting Software

By Paul Ursich Accounting software has certainly changed the way industries function. These systems eliminate numerous manual components of financial organizations while offering businesses countless ways of analyzing and improving corporate performance. Hence, when a myriad of software solutions are at your fingertips, how can you capture the greatest dynamic structure for your business? Execute the following actions necessary to acquire the desired and worthwhile results: Strategize Grasping...

Continue reading

The Technological Evolution of the Accounting Profession

By Bob Risk Towards the culmination of the twentieth century as the advancement of technologies intensified, accounting organizations across the corporate province eyed a distinct change in their routine activities and interactions with clients. Attributable to these transformations, CPAs are urged to acquire the latest innovative proficiencies, freshly blended into the daily operations of each accounting specialist. Bookkeeping, the respected dialect of the business realm, continues...

Continue reading

Using QuickBooks Apps and Features to Boost Accuracy and Productivity

By Donna Woronka Millions of companies use QuickBooks (QB) software for accounting because it is affordable, intuitive and user friendly. The majority of users may not know that there are an abundance of apps available on the market today that sync directly into QB.  These apps fill in the holes between QB’s functionality and how your business operates.  The right apps will reduce manual data entry and make your bookkeeping or accounting department more efficient.  If you find that...

Continue reading

A Business Owner’s Duty to Protect Sensitive Company Data

By Paul Peterson, Managing Partner, Wiss & Co. LLP  No two companies are the same in culture, work environment or the vulnerabilities inherent in their digital landscape. This makes it very difficult to implement a standard way of protecting workers and customers from external data threats to their privacy and security. But nothing is more important to your company’s credibility and positive relationships with customers and employees than safeguarding their sensitive data. After...

Continue reading

Transitioning to the Cloud

By Wiss Associate What if you lost your company’s computers, servers and phone system? The culprit could be hackers, natural disaster or technology breakdown, but the end result is the same: You lose nearly everything of importance to your business for an unspecified length of time. Your business is at a standstill until you hire an army of IT specialists to get you up and running again. They’ll get right to it — or at least as soon as they can fit your company into their busy schedule. Because...

Continue reading

Welcome to Silicon Alley

Tech start-ups meet funding in the Big Apple By Ryan S. Silva, CPA, CFE, CVA  Start-up technology entrepreneurs and investors need to take a close look at New York City’s Silicon Alley, if they haven’t already. There’s a reason the name is so similar to Silicon Valley on the opposite coast. Both are geographic centers of tech innovation, but in addition to the young brainpower in early-stage technology development, this tech hub is as much about access to the nearby capital markets. It’s...

Continue reading

Six Ways to Tell if Your Company is Ready for Series A Funding

By Ryan Silva It’s an exciting — and nerve-wracking — time as your young company prepares to draw investor interest in Series A funding. It’s most likely your company’s first in-depth contact with the venture capital world, but how do you know your business is ready to take such a step? Here are some things to consider:  You’ve put out feelers. VC firms don’t just show up on your doorstep when you need them most. Start your meet and greets long before your company is ready for that...

Continue reading


Copyright 2020, Wiss & Company, LLP Accountants & Consultants. All rights reserved.