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  • Accounting Automation in 2018: Are You Keeping Up?

    By MarksNelson on January 16, 2018
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    In 2018, keeping up with your peers in other businesses means one thing: automation. It’s this year’s buzzword where accounting is concerned. In fact, according to a 2015 study by PwC, accounting clerks and bookkeepers comprised the #1 profession most likely to be affected by computerization and technology in the next 20 years. Human intervention will undoubtedly play a role in financial management for a long time – maybe forever. We’re seeing the very beginnings of accounting automation today, though. Are you on board?
  • MarksNelson Adds Blue Ocean Consulting’s Technology Talent to its Lineup

    By MarksNelson on January 16, 2018
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    Local accounting and business advisory firm MarksNelson is building up its expertise in tech by acquiring Blue Ocean Consulting, a Lenexa firm. Blue Ocean offers a range of technology consulting services, including custom software development, data analytics, help with the Industrial Internet of Things and more. “Technology is transforming the way accounting firms do business,” said Mark Radetic, MarksNelson’s managing partner.
  • MarksNelson Acquires Blue Ocean, Boosts Tech Offerings

    By MarksNelson on January 9, 2018
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    MarksNelson CPAs acquired Lenexa-based technology consulting firm Blue Ocean Consulting for an undisclosed amount. Founded in 1995, Blue Ocean provides digital solutions such as data analytics, business modeling and artificial intelligence to solve business problems and drive growth. Kansas City-based MarksNelson, founded in 1968, ranks No. 9 on the Kansas City Business Journal's Top Accounting Firms List, with 68 CPAs and 143 total employees. Blue Ocean has 22 employees.
  • MarksNelson Acquires Tech Company Blue Ocean Consulting

    By MarksNelson on January 8, 2018
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    Kansas City, Mo.-based firm MarksNelson has acquired Blue Ocean Consulting (BOC), which provides digital transformation consulting services and creates custom software and technology solutions for businesses. The acquisition adds services including technology consulting, software development, data analytics and design to the firm’s portfolio of client offerings.
  • MarksNelson Named Corporate Champion by Ingram’s Business Magazine

    By MarksNelson on January 5, 2018
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    If you want to know what really makes business in the greater Kansas City area something special, take a look at Ingram’s 2017 Corporate Champions and those organizations that precede them. Tell us what you see. Yes, a list of companies that are among the region’s best-known brands. And some you might not really know much about at all. Some are billion-dollar giants; some are much smaller firms you don’t hear much about. Some are service businesses; some of them make things. The connection between them is that, along with these Corporate Champions, more than 50 companies combined, including previous honorees over the past decade, jump out of their shoes when it comes to corporate philanthropy and engaging their staffs in charitable acts that make Kansas City a better place to live.
  • Scarves, Gloves, and Hats Wrapped Around Washington Square Park For Homeless

    By MarksNelson on December 21, 2017
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    Nearly 2,100 scarves, hats, and gloves covered Washington Square Park on Thursday. The items are part of MarksNelson’s “Wrapped in Warmth” campaign for the homeless.
  • Locals Decorate Trees in Parks to Keep Homeless Warm

    By MarksNelson on December 21, 2017
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    On the first day of winter, employees at a local accounting firm decided to think outside the cubicle and go beyond decorating their office Christmas tree. Instead, they decorated trees in local parks in a unique way intended to help keep people warm.
  • For One Day, Trees Around KC Will Give Scarves, Hats, Gloves to People in Need

    By MarksNelson on December 18, 2017
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    For the past few weeks, some employees of MarksNelson Certified Public Accountants have been knitting up a storm in the lunchroom. Including Nick Tinoco, a new knitter, who joined several women colleagues in making scarves and stocking caps that they’ll be tying to branches, light poles and fence posts around the metro. “I couldn’t resist the email” asking for help, explained Tinoco, a new dad who hopes someday to knit with his daughter. “So on a family drive to Colorado over Thanksgiving, instead of sleeping in the back seat I was knitting away.”
  • Join MarksNelson’s Wrapped in Warmth Campaign

    By MarksNelson on December 8, 2017
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    MarksNelson is gearing up for their annual Wrapped in Warmth campaign and they’d love for you to join them. Right now through December 19th, you can bring new hats, scarves, and gloves to their office for those in need.
  • Six Tips for a Smoother Tax Season

    By MarksNelson on December 1, 2017
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    While you started 2017 with the best of intentions to keep your financial records organized, you may find yourself scrambling to find receipts and other documentation to prepare your tax returns. All too often, it is accounts receivable that presents the greatest challenge. More than 70 percent of small businesses outsource their tax preparation, according to the 2015 Small Business Accounting Report. Outsourcing does not eliminate the need to plan in advance. Here are six tips to help small business owners prepare for tax season.