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Whistleblowers: A Path to Combatting Fraud

Recent allegations of impropriety on several levels have rekindled whistleblowers as a mechanism for identifying wrongdoing. In the Financial Services sector, corporate citizens have an incentive to ferret out malfeasance: the whistleblower program, formally created as a result of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) enacted in July 2010. The Office […]

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Insurance Accounting Update (Nov 2017) Webcast

INSURANCE ACCOUNTING UPDATE (Nov 2017) Financial Services | Insurance November 14, 2017 | 11 AM EST Insurance accounting is always an exciting topic to discuss. The industry as a whole is ever changing, with new guidance being issued consistently throughout the year. The only way to stay ahead is to stay alert and be aware […]

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The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act: Implications for Insurance Companies

The passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, (“TCJA”) on December 22, 2017 had significant impacts on the insurance industry, both domestic insurers and multi-nationals. With this in mind we address how provisions will impact insurers today and in the future, and how it will impact insurers’ GAAP and Statutory financial statements for the […]

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Tax Accounting Method Changes Under The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) has provided for significant tax reform for businesses. Included among the many changes are some favorable provisions offering relief to small businesses with respect to accounting method reform and simplification.  The common theme of these provisions is to increase outdated gross receipt thresholds.  Once these thresholds were surpassed, […]

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Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings Tax Deduction

In the early morning hours of February 9, 2018, Congress passed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 which included an extension of the Internal Revenue Code Section 179D Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings Deduction, commonly referred as the Commercial Buildings Deduction or the 179D deduction, to include projects completed in 2017. How Does 179D Work? Section […]

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New York City to Provide Commercial Rent Tax Relief to Small Businesses

Legislation effective July 1, 2018, will provide a significantly increased exemption under the Commercial Rent Tax Law (“CRT”) to certain Manhattan taxpayers. Currently, the CRT is applicable to commercial tenants south of the center line on 96th Street and north of Murray Street paying $250,000 or more in annual rent. The revised CRT exemption for […]

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Enhanced Fixed Asset Expensing Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) made significant changes to the way the cost of assets used in a trade or business are deducted under Internal Revenue Code Section 179 and the Bonus Depreciation rules. Section 179 Expensing Section 179 allows a business to expense the full cost of qualifying assets. Previously, businesses could […]

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Tax Cuts & Jobs Act: Implications for Private Equity

As businesses and tax practitioners continue to determine the winners and losers of the December 22, 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”), it is clear that the substantial impact to private equity funds and their portfolio companies consists of a trade-off between the benefit of reduced corporate and individual rates and increased limitations on […]

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Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Imposes New Limitations on Deductibility of Trade or Business Interest

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “TCJA”), signed into law in December 2017, and applicable to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017, contains several provisions that will have a significant impact on specific types of entities and investments.   One of the most radical departures from current law involves new limitations on the deductibility […]

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Employee Related Expenses Disallowed Under the New Tax Law:

Prior to 2018, certain moving expenses were deductible against adjusted gross income if the move was related to the employee’s work and the distance was 50 miles further from the previous place of employment. Many employers had a policy that reimbursed employees for these moving expenses on a tax free basis. Changes in Moving Expense […]

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Utilizing the New 20% Pass-Through Tax Deduction

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) includes a provision allowing certain taxpayers a 20 percent deduction for qualified business income of pass-through entities. The new 20 percent pass-through deduction may provide a substantial amount of tax relief for sole proprietors, the owners of S Corporations and partnerships, and trusts and estates and their beneficiaries. […]

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Calculation of Unrelated Business Income Changes Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

The recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) includes a number of provisions that affect tax-exempt organizations, particularly changes to the calculation of net Unrelated Business Taxable Income (UBTI). When an organization that is tax-exempt under Section 501(a) derives income from a trade or business that is not substantially related to its exempt purposes, […]

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Estate and Gift Tax Changes Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

The recently enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (”TCJA”) included a provision that drastically increased the federal gift, estate and generation skipping transfer tax exemption. The exemption increased from $5 million, indexed for inflation, to $10 million, indexed for inflation. The 2018 exemption was slated to be $5.6 million ($11.2 million for a married couple). […]

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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Makes Major Changes To Individual Income Tax

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) resulted in sweeping changes to the US income tax code. Individuals saw changes in tax rates and brackets, suspension of the personal exemption, an increase to the standard deduction and a reduction in the amount and types of itemized deductions allowable. The benefit to individuals resulting from the […]

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Tax Reform: The International Provisions (Part 1)- Section 965 Deemed Repatriation Tax

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) introduced a one-time mandatory repatriation tax under Section 965 effective for tax year 2017 (“section 965 tax”) which, in essence, modifies the current subpart F anti-deferral regime.[1]  The section 965 tax is the precursor to the U.S. version of a territorial taxation system commencing with tax years post […]

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Two Timely Elections Trustees and Executors Should Consider Now

Trustees and executors have the ability to make certain elections on or before March 6, 2018 that could affect 2017 tax returns both for the trusts and estates for which they are fiduciaries as well as the beneficiaries of those trusts and estates. Election to Treat Distributions as Made in the Prior Tax Year A […]

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GOP Tax Plan Passes Senate in 51-49 Vote

In the early hours of Saturday, December 2, 2017, the United States Senate voted narrowly in favor of GOP tax reform legislation, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TJCA”). The 51-49 vote comes after some notable changes were made to the previous version of the bill released by the Senate Finance Committee on November 16. […]

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Tax Reform Bill Codifies IRS’s Position Regarding the Sale of a Partnership Interest by a Foreign Partner

Our July 24, 2017 Tax Alert, Tax Court Rejects IRS Guidance on Foreign Partner Redemption Gain; Creates Refund Possibilities, discussed the United States Tax Court’s holding in Grecian Magnesite Mining, Industrial & Shipping Co., SA [1](“Grecian Magnesite”). The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has effectively overturned the Court’s holding by stating that the gain or […]

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Governor Cuomo Issues Executive Order Allowing Partial Payment of 2018 New York Property Taxes

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed an emergency Executive Order No. 172 that will allow owners of property in New York State to pay next year’s property taxes in 2017. This was done in response to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (”TCJA”) signed into law by President Trump on December 22, 2017.  The […]

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Major Tax Overhaul Signed Into Law

On Friday, December 22nd, President Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA).  This bill contains arguably the most sweeping changes in US tax law since the enactment of the Tax Reform Act of 1986.  The signing is the culmination of months of discussions and meetings among the so-called Big Six that […]

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2017 Tax Planning Guidelines For Individuals and Businesses

The main focus of the tax world the past year has been the possibility of enactment of significant tax legislation beginning with the Trump Administration’s release of its blueprint for tax reform on April 26th. After months of discussions and meetings among the so-called Big Six – Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, National Economic Director Gary […]

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New Jersey Tax Court Rules Limited Partner Has Nexus For Corporate Business Tax

On October 11, 2017, in Preserve II Inc. v. Div. of Taxation, the New Jersey Tax Court found that an out-of-state limited partner  was not a mere passive investor in its two partnership investments and therefore had nexus with New Jersey.  The Court held that Preserve II Inc. (Preserve) was subject to corporation business tax […]

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The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act: Implications for Banking

As 2018 gets underway, taxpayers are grappling with the provisions of the sweeping tax reform signed into law on December 22, 2017. Many of those provisions will have a significant impact on the banking industry, and while some banks are anticipated to face large charges in the short-term, in the long-term, the industry is expected […]

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Senate Finance Committee Passes Tax Cuts and Jobs Act with Additional Changes

The GOP’s wide ranging tax reform, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), has continued to progress through the legislative process. The Senate Finance Committee completed its markup of the TCJA and, on November 16, by a 14-12 margin, voted to advance the bill to the full Senate. On the same day, the House of […]

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Senate Finance Committee Unveils its Version of GOP Tax Overhaul

On November 9, 2017, Senate GOP leaders unveiled their own version of the tax reform bill, following closely on the heels of the House GOP plan (the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act bill) that was released on November 2 and approved in amended form by the House Ways and Means Committee on November 9. Click […]

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House GOP Unveils Tax Overhaul Details

On November 2, 2017, House GOP leaders unveiled their much anticipated tax reform bill, disclosing for the first time specific details that build off of the nine-page framework previously released in September. The legislation, titled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), reduces the number of individual income tax brackets, eliminates many itemized deductions, eliminates […]

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New York State Disallows Premium Payments to Captive Insurance Company

In a decision recently rendered, In the Matter of the Petition of Stewart’s Shops Corporation, the New York State Tax Appeals Tribunal upheld an Administrative Law Judge’s (ALJ) determination that the taxpayer was not entitled to tax deductions for premiums paid to its wholly-owned captive insurance company subsidiary for Corporation Franchise Tax purposes under Article […]

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Treasury Report Details Efforts To Reduce Burden of Tax Regulations

On October 4, 2017, the United States Department of the Treasury released a report entitled, Second Report to the President on Identifying and Reducing Tax Regulatory Burdens, recommending actions to eliminate and/or modify eight regulations previously identified in a June 22, 2017 Treasury report as particularly burdensome for taxpayers (see our Tax Alert dated July […]

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House Ways and Means Committee Approves Tax Cuts and Jobs Act with Limited Changes

On November 9, 2017, in what is shaping up to be a dramatically condensed legislative process, the House Ways and Means Committee approved the amended Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) bill (HR 1) by a 24-16 party line vote.  With the TJCA passing out of Committee, the full House is anticipated to vote on […]

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Tax Reform Framework Released

The Trump Administration recently released its tax reform proposal, named the “Unified Framework for Fixing Our Broken Tax Code.”  The framework was the result of many discussions and meetings over the past few months led by the so called Big Six – Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, National Economic Director Gary Cohn, House Ways and Means […]

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Premium Financing – Is it Worth Your Clients Consideration?

You may have found recently that many of your wealthy families are being approached with a proposal for life insurance premium financing. In today’s low interest rate environment, this is presented as an opportunity to use “other peoples’ money” to gain the value and economic advantages of life insurance and potentially minimize or eliminate the […]

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Mazars USA LLP Assists SIIA/Connectiv in its 2017 Financial Survey

The Media, Information and Technology Group at Mazars USA LLP was pleased to assist Connectiv, The Business Information Association division of SIIA, which is the leading trade association for companies involved in the creation and delivery of business information, in the development and completion of its 2017 Survey of basic financial metrics relating to its […]

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Business Tax Returns: Watch Out For New Requirements To Minimize Identity Theft

In recent years, individuals have been the victim of tax related identify theft but significant progress has been made to reduce these instances. Individuals reporting identity thefts to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have declined since 2015 as a result of the implementation of various safeguards.  However, there has been an increase in identity theft […]

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Online Marketplace Sellers: Voluntary Disclosure Program Available Through October 17, 2017

As highlighted in our recent article in the Mazars Ledger, “Vendors Beware! Fulfillment By Amazon Can Create State Tax Headaches”, online vendors using services such as Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) could have additional state tax collection and filing obligations as the result of maintaining inventory at the online marketers’ warehouses throughout the U.S. The Multistate […]

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IRS Announces Hurricane Harvey Relief

As it has done in the past with other natural disasters, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) has announced relief provisions that will be available to Hurricane Harvey victims.  The relief provisions apply to individuals who reside in or have a business in the following counties: Aranas, Austin, Bastrop, Bee, Brazoria, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, DeWitt, Fayette, […]

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IRS Announces Hurricane Irma Relief

The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) has announced relief provisions that will be available to Hurricane Irma victims. The tax relief parallels the relief recently granted to victims of Hurricane Harvey  (see our previous Tax Alert dated September 12, 2017), and apply to individuals who reside in or have a business in the following Florida counties: […]

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Tax Court Rejects IRS Guidance on Foreign Partner Redemption Gain; Creates Refund Possibilities

The Tax Court’s recently released opinion, Grecian Magnesite Mining, Industrial & Shipping Co., SA, may have a significant impact on U.S. taxation of foreign partners. The case rejected the IRS position, promulgated in Revenue Ruling 91-32, which taxes foreign partners on certain gains derived from the disposition of a U.S. partnership interest. As a general […]

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IRS Provides Simplified Method to Cure Late or Missed Portability Election

The Internal Revenue Service recently issued Rev. Proc. 2017-34 that provides a simplified method for certain estates to obtain an extension of time to make a “portability” election. The portability election, made by the executor of a decedent’s estate, enables the decedent to transfer the decedent’s unused exclusion amount (the “DSUE”) to the decedent’s surviving […]

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Treasury Re-releases Proposed Regulations in Connection with New Partnership Audit Regime Set to Go into Effect January 1, 2018

On Tuesday, June 13, the U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service released, for publication in the Federal Register, proposed regulations relating to the new centralized partnership audit regime that was enacted as part of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015.  The regulations, previously released in January, were subject to a regulatory freeze shortly thereafter […]

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Department of Treasury Issues Notice 2017-38, Intends to Review Tax Regulations and Recommend Actions to Mitigate Burdens

Pursuant to Executive Order 13789, the U.S. Department of Treasury (“Treasury”) released Notice 2017-38 (the “Notice”), which contains an interim list of eight tax regulations that possibly impose an undue financial burden on U.S. taxpayers or add excessive complexity to the Federal tax laws. Background On April 21, 2017, President Trump signed Executive Order 13789 […]

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President Trump Signs Executive Order Allowing Churches to Engage in More Political Activity

President Trump on Thursday signed an executive order to direct the Internal Revenue Service to relax enforcement of rules barring tax-exempt churches from participating in politics as part of a much-anticipated executive stance on religious liberties. Specifically, the order states “that the Department of the Treasury does not take any adverse action against any individual, […]

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IRS Releases Examination Guidelines on Substantiation for 401(k) Hardship Distributions

Many 401(k) plans offer participants the opportunity to withdraw monies on account of hardship. Hardship is one of the exceptions to the requirement that a 401(k) plan be established for retirement and that funds in a 401(k) normally not be distributed until the employee separates from service or attains the retirement age under the plan. […]

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When is a Building “Placed In Service” for Depreciation Purposes: IRS Action on Decision Raises Additional Concerns

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced in Action on Decision (AOD) 2017-02 its nonacquiescence to the court’s holding in Stine, LLC v United States, that buildings built to operate as retail stores are placed in service for depreciation purposes when substantially complete. This means in a condition of readiness and availability to house and […]

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New York’s 2017-2018 Budget Bill Extends Top Personal Income Tax Rate and Makes Other Changes

The 2017-2018 New York State budget was recently signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo.  The Budget Bill includes important provisions related to personal income and sales and use tax.  Below is a summary of some of the more significant items: Personal Income Tax The Budget bill included a 2-year extension of the top statutory […]

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Pennsylvania’s 2017 Tax Amnesty Program

Pennsylvania has initiated its 2017 Tax Amnesty Program for all taxes administered by the Commonwealth’s Department of Revenue.  The Amnesty Program will end on June 19, 2017. Participation in the Amnesty Program allows all penalties, collection and lien fees, and 50% of the interest due to be abated. Conditions of Taxpayer Participation To participate, taxpayers […]

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Trump Administration Releases Tax Reform Plan

On April 26, the Trump Administration released its plan for tax reform.   National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin gave a high level explanation of the plan at a press briefing and indicated that the administration will hold listening sessions with stakeholders throughout the month of May to receive their input […]

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Philadelphia and New York Real Estate Transfer Tax Developments

Philadelphia The City of Philadelphia recently passed Bill No. 160810 resulting in significant changes to the Philadelphia Realty Transfer Tax (RTT). Rate Increase – Effective Date: 1/1/2017 Effective January 1, 2017, the Philadelphia Realty Transfer Tax will increase from 3.0% to 3.1%.  The Philadelphia RTT is in addition to the applicable Pennsylvania RTT rate of […]

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FATCA Reporting Reminder

Foreign Financial Institutions (“FFI”) in Model 2 Intergovernmental Agreement (“IGA”) jurisdictions and non-IGA jurisdictions need to be aware that March 31, 2017 is the deadline for filing Form 8966, FATCA Report, the filing used to report an account held by a U.S. person to the Internal Revenue Service. Most non-U.S. banks, broker-dealers, asset managers, funds, […]

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Micro-Captive Insurance Transactions Disclosure Deadline Extended To May 1, 2017 (Notice 2017-8)

On December 29, 2016 the IRS, in Notice 2017-8, extended until May 1, 2017, the time for filing participant and material advisor disclosure statements for certain micro-captive insurance transactions identified as transactions of interest in Notice 2016-661. After the release of Notice 2016-66, the IRS received several requests for an extension of time for participants […]

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Airbnb settles lawsuit with New York City

On December 2nd New York City and Airbnb resolved a lawsuit that was filed by Airbnb in October in Manhattan federal court. The lawsuit – as previously reported in the October 24 Mazars USA Real Estate Alert – challenged legislation signed by Governor Cuomo in October. Under the new law it is illegal to advertise […]

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New Jersey Sets Transition Guidelines for Sales Tax Reduction

As reported in our previous alert, effective January 1, 2017, New Jersey reduced its sales tax rate from 7% to 6.875% statewide. The state has set guidelines to aid in the transition which may apply to your organization. Sales, Charges, & Fees If tangible personal property (TPP) or specified digital products were sold and delivered […]

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NY Requires Driver’s License Numbers on E-Filed Tax Forms

On January 10, 2017, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, in an effort to combat tax-related identity theft, has reported that taxpayers will be required to provide driver’s license numbers along with their electronically filed tax returns. Beginning with 2016 e-filed returns, individual taxpayers that have a driver’s license will be required […]

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6 Costly Accounting Mistakes NYC CRE Pros Make

The implementation of tax reform is on the horizon, and economists say it will be favorable for commercial real estate companies. The prediction has left many feeling uncharacteristically cheery about tax season. But New York City’s tax codes are notoriously complex, and not knowing the rules, or consulting a tax professional who does, can have dire […]

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SMEs and Global Growth: Meeting Logistics Challenges

SMEs entering new foreign markets should pay close attention to efficient logistics—including finding a balance between outsourcing these functions and performing them in-house. A small or mid-sized enterprise (SME) establishing a presence in a new foreign market faces steep learning curves on several fronts. It must familiarize itself with the needs and preferences of a […]

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6 Reasons Starting a Private Foundation May Be Right for Your Philanthropic Giving

As technology continues to advance, and the world continues to “shrink,” stories of social injustice, sickness, poverty, and many other important causes are increasingly prevalent. One of the most effective ways to make an impact is to provide assistance through charitable giving. And, while giving can take many forms, “private foundations” have taken on a […]

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Treat Your Medical and Spa Business to a Financial Facelift

A Paper addressing the reasons why Plastic Surgeons should consider separating their Clinical Practice from Spa Services and the value it creates. Engaging an innovative team of financial professionals allows our clients to reduce their tax burden, cut costs, retain more earnings, address the exit and succession concerns of the practice, and provide for the […]

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Fee Disclosures and Fiduciary Responsibilities Under ERISA

*Reprinted with permission of the New Jersey Society of CPAs The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) Section 401(a)(1) requires fiduciaries of retirement plans to make decisions that are in the best interests of the participants of the plan. To assist fiduciaries in selecting and monitoring service providers, the Department of Labor passed regulations under […]

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The New Challenge: Current Expected Credit Loss – Part II

In April 2017, Mazars published our first article on the new Current Expected Credit Loss (“CECL”) standard, under Accounting Standard Update (“ASU”) No. 2016-13. The new credit loss model will not be effective until after 2019, but institutions should have already been taking steps over the past year to understand and prepare for the impact. […]

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Big Changes Are In Store For 2017, 2018 Broker Dealer Audits

It’s that time of the year again where most broker dealers, FINOPs, and auditors are hectically working to comply with the SEC requirement of filing annual audits 60 days after year end. Despite SEC assurances that the act of filing will be smoother mechanically this year, there remains a difference of opinion among FINOPs as […]

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Revenue Recognition of Grants and Contracts for NFP Entities

Recently, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued a proposed Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) on revenue recognition for contracts and grants, titled ‘Clarifying the Scope and the Accounting Guidance for Contributions Received and Contributions Made.’ The comment period has ended, and a final ASU is expected to be issued by June 2018. This topic became […]

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FINRA’s First Examination Findings Report – How It Can Help You

In December 2017, The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) released its first Report on Examination Findings (the “Report”), which focused on selected observations from recent exams that FINRA considered illuminating. The Report is not a representation of all the observations about the industry, and broker-dealers (“firms”) should not view the Report findings as creating new […]

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Farley Post Office Transit Hub Conversion – Which will be considered grander, Grand Central Terminal or Penn Station?

The James A. Farley post office building is located between 8th and 9th avenues and between 31st and 33rd streets in New York City, across from the current Pennsylvania (“Penn”) Station.  It was built in 1912 and officially renamed in 1982 after 52nd Postmaster General James Farley.  This post office is famous for its depiction […]

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Chasing Quality: The Challenge of Delivering Quality in Managed Care

The old adage, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” popularized by T.B. Lance, Director of the Office of Management and Budget during Jimmy Carter’s 1977 administration, seems like good advice, but don’t be fooled. The path of least resistance typically leads to unfavorable outcomes. Although it’s been a common theme in today’s healthcare industry, […]

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Questions Healthcare Companies Should Ask about the Data Driven Revenue Cycle

When you first read about the Equifax cyber breach were you surprised?  It seemed odd considering they are one of the largest organizations in the business of housing and selling your personal and financial details.  I think many of us thought companies like theirs were bullet-proof.  There may have even been a casual confidence and […]

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T+2 Settlement Cycle For Securities Transactions

T+2 Settlement Cycle On September 5, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) adopted an amended rule to shorten the settlement cycle for most securities transactions, reducing the cycle to two business days (T+2), instead of three. T+3 had been in place since 1995, after the SEC reduced the settlement cycle from T+5. This […]

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Whistleblowers: A Path to Combatting Fraud

Recent allegations of impropriety on several levels have rekindled whistleblowers as a mechanism for identifying wrongdoing. In the Financial Services sector, corporate citizens have an incentive to ferret out malfeasance: the whistleblower program, formally created as a result of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) enacted in July 2010. The Office […]

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Changing Consumer Tastes and Technological Innovation Drive Big Change in Food Retail

2017 was an eventful year in the Food & Beverage industry. Large food companies have continued to purchase brands to better respond to quickly changing consumer behavior.  Amazon, Walmart and Target, not typically known for food distribution, have expanded their food presence, while also innovating around how customers are served.  Venture capital firms have increased […]

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ASC 606: The Impact of the New Revenue Recognition Standard for Water Companies

The complexity of businesses and their transactions requires an adaptable and detailed standard that can be consistently applied across industries to recognize revenue. ASC 606 is the new revenue recognition standard to be applied in US GAAP to improve the accuracy of revenue recognition. It concerns revenue related to contracts with customers and sales of […]

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Interstate Trucking: The Nexus Awakens

Being a Star Wars fan and with The Last Jedi coming out, I thought of a unique way to explain nexus created by companies using their own trucks and realized this could be more challenging then avoiding a Jedi mind trick. Much like the force, nexus is all around us and can be difficult to […]

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Dare to Compare: Mazars USA’s Consumer Products Annual Benchmarking Study

Monitoring key financial indicators is critical to sound business decisions and long-term financial success. To facilitate the decision making process, Mazars USA has developed an annual benchmarking study. The benchmarking study allows consumer products companies to compare their financial performance to that of similar high performing companies. The benchmarking data gathered identifies the industry trends […]

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Accounting Questions Raised by Increased Automation of Car-Making

In 1913 the first moving assembly line was installed by Henry Ford, reducing the time it took to build a car from more than 12 hours to just two hours and thirty minutes. Ever since, the production of automobiles has seen innovation after innovation, revolutionizing the industry and contributing to the overall automatization of car-making. […]

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3 Great Ways Hotels Can Cater To Millennial Guests

Millennials have surpassed baby boomers as the largest living generation[i], and they are spending a larger share of their incomes on experiences[ii] like travel and dining than on possessions. Winning over this generation, which controls a growing share of the nation’s disposable income[iii], is important for hotels’ profitability and long-term viability. But gaining millennials’ repeat […]

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How ASU 2015-01 – Amendments to the Consolidation Analysis, Will Impact the Real Estate Industry

In February of 2015, the FASB issued ASU 2015-02: Amendments to Consolidation Analysis, which has changed both the variable interest and voting models under ASC 810 Consolidations. The FASB stated that the purpose of the ASU was to address criticism that had been voiced from stakeholders. The primary points of concern were that the existing […]

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Regulatory Reform In Uncertain Times: No Rest For The Weary

Despite “reform fatigue” and squeezed profit margins, financial services firms are dealing with a continued flood of regulation. Some are turning to new technologies for compliance help. A decade on from the global financial crisis, are policymakers and regulators starting to tire of imposing a seemingly endless drip-feed of new rules on financial services firms? […]

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Guide For Controllers 2017/2018

Controllers face many tasks at the end of the calendar year.  This guide provides advice, reminders, and tips about certain responsibilities that require your attention in the next few weeks, and includes an update of rates and limits for 2018. Items covered include: I. THE NEW YEAR II. W-2s AND YEAR-END PAYROLL ADJUSTMENTS III. INFORMATION RETURNS […]

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Venturing Abroad: Interview with Jean-Paul Conoscente, President & CEO of SCOR Global P&C Americas

Could you please start by letting us know about yourself ? I’m the CEO for the Americas at SCOR Global P&C. I joined SCOR 9 years ago. I was actually born in the US but raised in France and have lived about half my life in France and half in the US, so I feel […]

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SMEs and Global Growth: Sustaining Growth and Development

Adapting products to local tastes, offering customers multiple purchase channels, and committing to each foreign market, are success factors for SMEs expanding internationally. When a small or mid-sized enterprise (SME) ventures abroad for the first time, its first aim is typically to kick-start sales and build a local market. That, however, only establishes a foothold. […]

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The People Factor in Cyber Breach: Three Key Elements for Building an Effective Human Firewall

INTRODUCTION Without a change in perspective, we risk losing the cyber war being waged on businesses by sophisticated nation states and criminal organizations. Traditional approaches to evaluating risks and controls are insufficient to prevent cyber-attacks. Risk assessments focusing on the people, processes and technology overemphasize the information technology organization. The critical focus needs to be […]

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The Internet of Things and Your Security

This article provides an overview of the widespread Internet outage that occurred on October 20, 2016, examining the purpose and vulnerability of various Internet devices. WHAT HAPPENED On Friday, October 20, 2016, many businesses and personal IOT devices were compromised and used to perform a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on the service Dyn, which supports […]

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Chinese Investment In NYC Hotels Remains Strong, But Shows Signs Of Slowing

New York City was both the most liquid hospitality market in the country[i], and global hotel investors’ destination of choice in 2015, according to JLL. That year, its transaction volume exceeded $6.6B, outpacing London by 40% and eclipsing its own 2011 record of $3.1B. Although total hotel deal volume decreased 41%[ii] nationwide in 2016, foreign investment featured […]

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What every landlord should know about the changes in accounting for leases and how they’ll influence your next negotiation!

Introduction In February 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued its long anticipated update to lease accounting, ASC 842 – Accounting for Leases. The changes to the guidance are sweeping, but their impact by industry varies. In many ways landlords’ accounting remains unchanged, but businesses that depend on leased space face a host of […]

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Let’s Get Practical

As the heart of today’s society, nonprofits continue to grow in number and social impact. However, they also remain at the forefront of regulation and oversight. The pace of new guidelines, expectations, compliance requirements, nonprofit laws and ongoing oversight audits exceeds the speed at which many individuals and nonprofits can digest them. As such, there […]

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Sell-Side Due Diligence – What Is Involved and Why it Makes Sense

Historically when owners of closely held small and medium businesses or executives of larger corporate entities make the decision to sell all or a portion of the business, the sale  process includes  the preparation by an investment banker of a confidential memorandum circulated to prospective buyers and the establishment of a data-room  by the seller […]

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Evolving Role of IA With Cyber Risk

Cyber as an Organizational Risk In 93% of data breaches, the targeted systems were compromised within minutes. 83% of the time, those breaches were not discovered for weeks, leaving the attackers with plenty of time to do their damage and exfiltrate data1. The average consolidated total cost of a U.S. data breach in 2016 was […]

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Let’s Make the Regulatory Capital Rule Simple

On September 27, 2017, the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (the “Banking Agencies”) issued a proposed joint rule to simplify several requirements in the Banking Agencies’ regulatory capital rule for banks. The proposed rule would apply only to banking organizations that are not […]

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Is the new 421 A the answer to New York City’s affordable housing problem?

In a city in which resolving competing interests often results in inertia, the recent rapprochement among the city, real estate developers, unions, and Governor Cuomo has caused the extension of the 46-year old 421 A provision, which had been in limbo for two years. It brings hope to all stakeholders—including residents for whom the prospect […]

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SMEs And Global Growth: Navigating The Legal And Tax Maze

Even within a free trade zone, exporting can be complicated by varying national regulations and tax regimes; outside of free trade zones, the complexities multiply. American statesman and inventor Benjamin Franklin once famously said that nothing is certain in life except death and taxes. Nowadays, no one is more painfully aware of the certainty of […]

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The Evolution of Claims Processing

Technology is evolving daily, and consumers want product and service information in real-time, not weeks, days, or even hours.  Many operational leaders are laden with disparate data, limited tools, and budgets to invest.  In addition, the number of potential solutions in the market is vast and confusing, leaving consumers in a quandary on where to […]

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Recent PCAOB Developments in the Broker Dealer World

Another Annual Inspection Report It’s late summer, which means the PCAOB Annual Report on the Interim Inspection Program Related to Audits of Brokers and Dealers (“Sixth”) results are in.  The Sixth brought more information for consideration, but no clarity on the PCAOB’s direction in proposing the final inspection program.  A permanent inspection program was expected […]

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FinCEN Warns Financial Institutions to Guard Against Corrupt Venezuelan Money: Key Consideration for Financial Institutions

Financial institutions should have effective Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (“BSA/AML”) and Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) policies and procedures to manage the risks associated with senior political figures, otherwise known as “politically exposed persons (PEPs).” Under the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council’s BSA/AML Examination Manual (“FFIEC Manual”), PEPs include: Any corporation, business, or other […]

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What’s Driving Consumer Products Merger & Acquisitions?

During 2017, the Consumer Products industry exploded with significant merger and acquisitions (M&A) totaling approximately $136 billion dollars for the first half of the year. In April 2017, 7-Eleven announced that they will acquire the convenience stores and gasoline stations of Sunoco. During June 2017, Amazon announced that they would acquire Whole Foods, and Walgreens […]

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Critical Areas to Achieve Success in Today’s Manufacturing Climate

In May 2017, the National Association of Manufacturers (“NAM”) held an executive forum on supply chain innovation in Houston, Texas.  The event brought together company leaders to focus on emerging issues and trends, sharing on how to achieve success.  Thought leaders, including  Jay Timmons, CEO and President of NAM, Morgan Swink of Neeley School of […]

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Cybercrime – A Major Threat to the Energy Sector

Copyright 2017, Knighthouse Publishing. Reprinted with permission. I’m not ashamed to admit that my life, like many of yours, has been made easier because of my iPhone.  I use it for everything, and it does pretty much everything I need. Today alone, I emailed a company’s CFO, set my fantasy baseball lineup, opened a door, […]

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Food & Beverage Retail Marketplace Disruption

Competition to Meet Consumer Demand As recently as the 1990s, traditional food stores (such as Publix, Stop & Shop, Kroger, Albertsons and Shoprite) accounted for roughly 90% of retail food sales. Today brick and mortar sales are only half of that figure, accounting for only 45% of all retail food sales. This shift is due […]

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Incentive Vehicles Help Your Company Grip the Road to Success

Equity and equity based incentive compensation plans can be instrumental tools for a logistics company to becoming a high performing business and retain key employees.  The types of incentive compensation plans vary and each can be customized to meet the goals and objectives of the employer.  Growing a company’s business can begin with the simple […]

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The Impact of this Administration’s Planned Reduction to Corporate Income Taxes on Utilities

Introduction The US corporate tax system has remained largely unchanged since 1986. However, on April 26, 2017, the Trump administration publically released its plan to significantly reduce corporate income tax rates by passing legislation for comprehensive tax reform.  The proposed tax reform calls for a reduction in corporate income tax rate from the current 35% […]

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Adult Day Health Care: An Unbelievable Cost Containment Resource that Is Underfunded And Underutilized

When I was 30 and a young auditor for the California Department of Health Services, one of the projects assigned to me was the audit of the Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) program. At the time, the ADHC program was new – operational for only a year or two, and in preparing for the engagement […]

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Physician Organizations: Managing the Risk Equation

Driven by an aging population, the development of new, high-priced pharmaceuticals, and the rapid expansion in coverage as a result of the Affordable Care Act (commonly referred to as “Obamacare”), more and more of the nation’s GDP is being consumed by the healthcare dollar. In response to these fiscally unsustainable trends, federal, state, and local […]

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Where Are the Women in Construction?

This article was originally published by Construction Today on August 16, 2017. Click here to view original article. Recently, while out to dinner with friends, I mentioned that I was involved in an initiative with the goal of enhancing the development and retention of women accounting leaders in our firm. I asked one of my friends, a […]

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Impact of the New Revenue Recognition Standard on the Asset Management Industry

Background In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers. Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, presents the new revenue recognition guidance. FASB also issued ASU 2015-14, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606): Deferral of the Effective Date, in August 2015. As […]

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Occupational Fraud: There’s a good chance you’re a victim

What are you going to do about it? It is commonly said there are two certainties in life – death and taxes. However, given the current business environment, all business and accounting professionals should consider one more: fraud. Whether or not you suspect it, it’s safe to assume that at some point, either you or […]

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SEC Adopts Amendments to Investment Adviser Act Rules

Background On August 25, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC” or the “Commission”) adopted amendments to various rules under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (the “Act”). The amendments will be effective 60 days after the date of publication in the Federal Register, but investment advisers are expected to comply with the amendments […]

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Mazars Private Client Services for Women: Women Entrepreneurs Thinking Outside the Box, Episode 5

MAZARS PRIVATE CLIENT SERVICES FOR WOMEN, EPISODE 5: Women Entrepreneurs Thinking Outside the Box Private Client Services February 2018 A conversation with Kimberly Ramirez, co-founder and CEO of FactSumo about how she “thought outside the box” and started her own innovated tech company from nothing! Kim Ramirez | Co-Founder/CEO at FactSumo Lauren Reo | Senior […]

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Mazars Private Client Services for Next Generations, Episode 4: Thinking Outside the Box

MAZARS PRIVATE CLIENT SERVICES FOR NEXT GENERATIONS, EPISODE 4: THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX Private Client Services January 2018 She’s a multi-talented woman, whose talents include DJ-ing around NYC, fashion modeling, long boarding or how she likes to describe it here “surfing the concrete waves” and being a new entrepreneur. Nathalie Herring aka Nat2legit spoke with […]

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The Global Impact of US Tax Reform Podcast

THE GLOBAL IMPACT OF US TAX REFORM Financial Services December 2017 On 7 November 2017 (which coincidentally was Election Day in the US), Mazars USA LLP partnered with Bloomberg to present a panel discussion, via a podcast release, on the Global Impact of US Tax Reform. The topic du jour was most relevant given the […]

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Bite-Size Biz, Episode 7: Tips and Tricks on How to Identify the Right Global Market

BITE-SIZE BIZ: TIPS AND TRICKS ON HOW TO IDENTIFY THE RIGHT GLOBAL MARKET Food & Beverage November 2017 The November Bite-Size Biz Podcast features Julie Meyer, Founding Partner of Eat Well Global – an internationally focused nutrition and health communications agency based in Brooklyn, NY and Amsterdam. In this podcast Julie gives some tips and […]

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Mazars Private Client Services for Next Generations, Episode 2: Thinking Outside of the Box

MAZARS PRIVATE CLIENT SERVICES FOR NEXT GENERATIONS, EPISODE 2: THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX Private Client Services September 2017 Immigration and international issues are in the spotlight more and more and have become a polarizing topic. Sonal Gogia of Gogia & Raj, PLLC sat down with Mazars Next Gen to share his passion for law. Hear […]

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Bite-Size Biz, Episode 6: Futureproofing Your Food & Beverage Business

BITE-SIZE BIZ, EPISODE 6: FUTUREPROOFING YOUR FOOD & BEVERAGE BUSINESS Food & Beverage September 2017 Ileen V. Smith, MS, RD, Principal, I ON FOOD sits down with Mazars USA’s food and beverage marketing manager, Teresa Hansen and discusses how futureproofing will help food and beverage companies take a hard look at their business in order to […]

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Not for Profit Regulatory Changes of Summer 2017 Podcast

NOT FOR PROFIT REGULATORY CHANGES OF SUMMER 2017 Not-for-Profit August 2017 A brief update on some relevant not for profit regulatory changes which take effect in summer 2017 Israel Tannenbaum | Mazars USA LLP Podcast Player: Contact: Mitchell Lewis | Phone: 212.375.6723 | Email: Mitchell.Lewis@mazarsusa.com

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Mazars Private Client Services for Next Generations, Episode 3: Thinking Outside the Box

MAZARS PRIVATE CLIENT SERVICES FOR NEXT GENERATIONS, EPISODE 3: THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX Private Client Services June 2017 She’s pursuing her dream to give inspiration and give back to the upcoming wave of young creatives.  Julie Young, founder of the non-profit DreamMaker DreamDoer DreamSupporter, Inc. (DreamMaker/3D), shares with Mazars NextGen how she became a strong […]

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Bite-Size Biz, Episode 5: How to Create a Nutrition Platform with Longevity

BITE-SIZE BIZ, EPISODE 5: HOW TO CREATE A NUTRITION PLATFORM WITH LONGEVITY Food & Beverage June 2017 The June Bite-Size Biz Podcast features Julie Meyer, Founding Partner of Eat Well Global – an internationally focused nutrition and health communications agency based in Brooklyn, NY and Amsterdam.  Eat Well Global is also a founding member for the […]

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Mazars Private Client Services for Next Generations, Episode 1: Thinking Outside of the Box

MAZARS PRIVATE CLIENT SERVICES FOR NEXT GENERATIONS, EPISODE 1: THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX Private Client Services June 2017 “If kids work hard for their school grades, why not let them earn some rewards?”  Turns out they can with Küdzoo.  Co-Founder Logan Cohen gives Mazars Next Gen the inside scoop on the mobile app that rewards […]

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Bite-Size Biz, Episode 4: 5 Tips for Creating Great Email Campaigns

BITE-SIZE BIZ, EPISODE 4: 5 TIPS FOR CREATING GREAT EMAIL CAMPAIGNS Food & Beverage May 2017 Tune in to the third and final contribution from Jennifer Friedlin, Founder of Hungry Marketing ashe she lists five tips for creating great email campaigns. Love what you heard? Contact Jennifer here. Jennifer Friedlin | Founder, Hungry Marketing Podcast Player: Contact: Louis J. […]

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Mazars Private Client Services for Women Podcast, Episode 4: Millennials – Take Charge of Your Future

MAZARS PRIVATE CLIENT SERVICES FOR WOMEN, EPISODE 4: MILLENNIALS – TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR FUTURE Private Client Services February 2017 In this podcast the reasons why millennials should take charge of their future are discussed. Sandy Golinkin | CEO/Founder Raise The Bar Susan Grbic | Partner, Banking Group at Mazars USA LLP Joan Antoniello | Principal & […]

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Bite-Size Biz, Episode 3: 5 Tips for Building a Media Campaign Without Breaking the Bank

BITE-SIZE BIZ, EPISODE 3: 5 TIPS FOR BUILDING A MEDIA CAMPAIGN WITHOUT BREAKING THE BANK Food & Beverage January, 2017 Jennifer Friedlin, Founder of Hungry Marketing, talks about how to build a media campaign without breaking the bank. Love what you heard? Contact Jennifer here. Jennifer Friedlin | Founder, Hungry Marketing Podcast Player: Contact: Louis J. Biscotti | Phone: 516.282.7201 […]

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Bite-Size Biz, Episode 2: Developing Engaging Content for Your Food & Beverage Company

BITE-SIZE BIZ, EPISODE 2: DEVELOPING ENGAGING CONTENT FOR YOUR FOOD & BEVERAGE COMPANY Food & Beverage November, 2016 Jennifer Friedlin, Founder of Hungry Marketing, joins the Bite-Size Biz podcast series and offers 5 tips for creating engaging content for your food and beverage company. Whether it be content for social media, blog or newsletter article, […]

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Mazars Private Client Services for Women Podcast, Episode 3: Why Estate Planning Is Important for Women

MAZARS PRIVATE CLIENT SERVICES FOR WOMEN, EPISODE 3: WHY ESTATE PLANNING IS IMPORTANT FOR WOMEN Private Client Services, Real Estate June 23, 2016 In this podcast series reasons why estate planning is important for women are discussed. Meryl G. Finkelstein | Partner, Brick & Patel LLP Susan Grbic | Partner, Banking Group at Mazars USA LLP […]

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Mazars Private Client Services for Women Podcast, Episode 2

MAZARS PRIVATE CLIENT SERVICES FOR WOMEN, EPISODE 2 Private Client Services May 2016 In this podcast series the financial stories of women entrepreneurs are shared and discussed. Nicole Ponseca | CEO and Founder of Manhattan restaurants Jeepney and Maharlika Susan Grbic | Partner, Banking Group at Mazars USA LLP Joan Antoniello | Principal & Wealth […]

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Bite-Size Biz, Episode 1: An Intro to the Mazars Food & Beverage Practice

BITE-SIZE BIZ, EPISODE 1: AN INTRO TO THE MAZARS FOOD & BEVERAGE PRACTICE Food & Beverage March 2016 Check out the first episode our new Food & Beverage podcast series Bite-Size Biz, where we examine the issues that matter to your business. Louis J. Biscotti | Partner, Food & Beverage National Practice Leader Mazars USA […]

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Mazars Private Client Services for Women Podcast, Episode 1

MAZARS PRIVATE CLIENT SERVICES FOR WOMEN, EPISODE 1 Private Client Services March 2016 In this podcast series the financial stories of women entrepreneurs are shared and discussed. Marsha Firestone | Founder and President of the Women President’s Organization (WPO) Susan Grbic | Partner, Banking Group at Mazars USA LLP Joan Antoniello | Principal & Wealth […]

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Supplier of the Fittest: How to Manage Significant Increases in Production Effectively

We are pleased to present you with Supplier of the Fittest: How to Manage Significant Increases in Production Effectively! Various macroeconomic factors in today’s global economy have led to a significant increase in the demand for new aircraft. As a result, backlogs for Boeing and Airbus, the major OEMs in the aerospace industry, have risen to all-time highs. In response, these […]

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Media: Challenged by Cyber Risks in the Digital World

For several years, the media industry has been disrupted by new internet-based business models, and content digitalization and enablement for different platforms. As part of this transition, data security has become a major challenge for media companies. Loss of data can present a threat to the continuity of operations and cause long-term reputational damage. Each […]

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Food & Beverage Industry Study 2015

WeiserMazars along with the Food Institute, Association of Food Industries and Stagnito Media is currently conducting the 2015 Food & Beverage Industry Study. Preliminary findings from early participants are presented below. Section I: Summary 2015 is projected to be a significant year for the Food & Beverage industry, with the majority of respondents expecting double […]

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NYDFS Calls for Insurers’ Cyber Security Information

On March 26, 2015, the Superintendent of the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) issued a letter detailing requirements for insurers to provide information related to their cybersecurity programs and practices. Due April 27, 2015, the short response time created a sense of urgency among insurers. In recent years, cyber security in the insurance industry has […]

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The Road from Principles to Practice

Over the last decade, the field of business and human rights has seen a dramatic evolution, from a situation in which companies and human rights activists were at odds, to one in which stakeholders have begun to approach a common understanding of the risks, challenges and opportunities involved. This evolution is best represented by the UN Human Rights Council’s endorsement in 2011 of […]

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Media Barometer 2014 – Challenged by Mobility and Multi-Screens

Over the last ten years, the media industry has seen revolutionary changes, particularly in the areas of consumer behavior, the rise of global internet connectivity, developments in mobile telephone and tablet usage and a marked increase in user-produced content. Media companies seized the opportunities presented by this new wave of digitalization, rethinking their business strategies […]

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Doing Business in the United States

Entering the American market can be achieved through either the purchase of an existing entity (the “buy” option) or the creation of an entirely new one (the “build” option). Buying can be attractive because the purchased company will have already incurred most of the start-up costs and risks. While generally reflected in the acquisition price, the buyer acquires a going concern […]

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Mazars Group Global Dispute Resolution Survey

We’re currently conducting our annual survey on litigation and arbitration trends, which reflects the insight and opinions of some of the world’s top litigators and arbitrators around the world. Each year, the Mazars Group Forensic and Investigation Services team surveys both UK and global arbitration and litigation lawyers to establish how the dispute resolution arena […]

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WeiserMazars LLP Food & Beverage Industry Study 2014

To assist food & beverage decision-makers, WeiserMazars in conjunction with The Food Institute, AFI and Stagnito Media, is pleased to present our second annual Food & Beverage Industry Study. This study offers benchmarks against which to assess 2013 performance, insights into potential drivers for the industry in 2014, and best practices to stay ahead of […]

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2013 Global Media Barometer

Download our extensive results in pdf format: Media Barometer 2013 – 2nd Edition, Financial and Risk Analysis

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2012 Client Satisfaction Survey

We conducted a survey of 1,000 WeiserMazars clients and found that more than 95% of our clients feel our overall work quality is Very Good or Excellent. Quality of Work Timeliness Service Business Routine and Fees Overall Results

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Food & Beverage Industry Study: Benchmarks for better management

WeiserMazars presents its 2012 Food & Beverage Industry Study, which examines the trends, performance, plans, and challenges of companies in the food and beverage industry. A joint effort of WeiserMazars and The Food Institute, the study offers benchmarks against which to assess 2012 performance, insights into potential drivers for the industry in 2013, and best practices to stay ahead of the competition.

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Venturing Abroad: Video Interview with Jean-Paul Conoscente, President & CEO of SCOR Global P&C Americas

VENTURING ABROAD: VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH JEAN-PAUL CONOSCENTE, PRESIDENT & CEO OF SCOR GLOBAL P&C AMERICAS Insurance | Banking | Financial Services December 2017 Florie Bourrel-Heleine | Senior Manager | Mazars USA LLP Jean-Paul Conoscente | President & CEO | SCOR Global P&C Americas Mazars has teamed up with The Economist Intelligence Unit on the Venturing Abroad program. The […]

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Women@Mazars: Be Visible Featuring Lisa Minniti-Soska!

WOMEN@MAZARS – BE VISIBLE FEATURING LISA MINNITI-SOSKA Insights Lisa is a partner in the Pennsylvania office and heads the Construction Group in the Real Estate Practice. Hear how her accomplishments as a female Partner allow her to lead others to success!  

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Women@Mazars: Be Visible Featuring Jennifer Safran

WOMEN@MAZARS – BE VISIBLE FEATURING JENNIFER SAFRAN Insights Jennifer is a senior manager in the Long Island office and started her career here. She provides both audit and tax services to her clients in the real estate sector. Hear how being a good leader is about gaining the client’s trust and more importantly, to deliver!

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Women@Mazars: Be Visible Featuring Kristen Walters

WOMEN@MAZARS – BE VISIBLE FEATURING KRISTEN WALTERS Insights Kristen is a senior manager in the New Jersey office. She provides auditing services to her clients who are predominately in the manufacturing and distribution sector, specializing in the food and beverage industry and employee benefit plan services. Hear her story about how she manages being a new […]

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Women@Mazars: Be Visible Featuring Stacey Barbaro

WOMEN@MAZARS – BE VISIBLE FEATURING STACEY BARBARO Insights This month’s featured leader is Stacey Barbaro. Hear what she has to say about how you can still be a leader while on a flexible work schedule.

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Women@Mazars: Be Visible Featuring Julie Petit

WOMEN@MAZARS – BE VISIBLE FEATURING JULIE PETIT Insights   Julie is a Senior Manager in the New York office. She provides auditing and consulting services to her clients who are multinational corporations and mid-sized companies. Did you know that Julie worked at Mazars Paris before crossing the Atlantic? Hear what she has to say about living […]

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Who is Mazars?

WHO IS MAZARS? All Industries Mazars USA LLP       We are pleased to announce an exciting development for the new year! As of January 1, 2017 we have officially changed our name to Mazars USA LLP. As the world’s 11th largest accounting firm, the Mazars name is renowned around the globe. Our new […]

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Women@Mazars: Be Visible Featuring Jackie Meilak

WOMEN@MAZARS – BE VISIBLE FEATURING JACKIE MEILAK Insights This month’s featured leader is Jackie Meilak. Hear what she has to say about what drew her to Mazars USA and what continues to drive her success at the firm.

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We Are Mazars USA

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Client Testimonial: Aerospace Mazars

CLIENT TESTIMONIAL: AEROSPACE MAZARS Aerospace | Manufacturing and Distribution

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PCS – Matrimonial Planning

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Women@Mazars: Be Visible Featuring Lauren Reo

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Women@Mazars: Be Visible Featuring Katelyn Kogan

WOMEN@MAZARS – BE VISIBLE FEATURING KATELYN KOGAN Insights This month’s featured leader is Katelyn Kogan. Hear what she has to say about how she gets through the long hours of busy season and how the clubs she’s joined in the firm and the relationships she’s made with her coworkers have led her to become the leader she […]

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Citi Bike: Antoine Leroy

CITI BIKE – ANTOINE LEROY Insights This video is about Citi Bike.

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Women@Mazars: Be Visible Featuring Lisa Osofsky

WOMEN@MAZARS – BE VISIBLE FEATURING LISA OSOFSKY Insights We’re excited to be celebrating the success of our female leaders with a new campaign: ‪#BeVisible! Learn more about WeiserMazars’ first female partner and this month’s featured employee, Lisa Osofsky!

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Women@Mazars: Be Visible Featuring Gina Omolon

WOMEN@MAZARS – BE VISIBLE FEATURING GINA OMOLON Insights This month’s featured leader is Gina Omolon. Hear what she has to say about the firm’s culture and the challenges she faces balancing being a leader and the roles of being an auditor, mother, and wife. Find out what words of advice she offers to future leaders […]

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How To Tweet | A Food & Beverage Forum Exclusive

HOW TO TWEET | A FOOD & BEVERAGE FORUM EXCLUSIVE Food & Beverage Twitter was a central feature of our 2016 Technology & Innovation Food & Beverage Forum. Don’t know how to tweet? Then join us for this exclusive crash course! In just 30 minutes, learn why Twitter is important to the Food & Beverage industry […]

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2015 Mazars Pennsylvania Food & Beverage Forum

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2015 Mazars New York Food & Beverage Forum

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Introduction To Private Client Services

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International Tax Planning And Reporting For The Global Citizen

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Estate And Gift Taxes For The Global Citizen

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Mazars Elevator Ad – Eagle

MAZARS ELEVATOR AD – EAGLE Featured Industries Success comes from spotting opportunities first. The eagle’s eyesight is among the strongest in the animal kingdom. It can easily spot its target from miles away. WeiserMazars creates conditions that are exactly right. We deliver the technical skill, hands-on service and global resources that enable your company to […]

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Mazars Elevator Ad – Jellyfish

MAZARS ELEVATOR AD – JELLYFISH Featured Industries Wisdom is knowing when to adapt. When the immortal jellyfish becomes stressed with age, it transforms itself to a state of infancy, ensuring its survival. WeiserMazars creates conditions that are exactly right. We deliver expertise, hands-on service and global resources that help you identify and seize opportunities. And, […]

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CCH ProSystem fx Scan And PDFlyer Toolbar

CCH PROSYSTEM FX SCAN AND PDFLYER TOOLBAR Technology Mazars’ Lauren Reo reviews the CCH ProSystem fx Scan and PDFlyer Toolbar.

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Media: Challenged By Cyber Risks in an Increasingly Digital World

MEDIA: CHALLENGED BY CYBER RISKS IN AN INCREASINGLY DIGITAL WORLD Technology | Media Check out our Global Media Barometer, Cybersecurity Special Edition! The media industry has been disrupted by new internet-based business models, and content digitalization and enablement for different platforms. As part of this transition, data security has become a major challenge for media companies. […]

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2015 Food & Beverage CFO Bootcamp

2015 FOOD AND BEVERAGE CFO BOOTCAMP Food & Beverage Our second annual CFO Boot Camp was a success. A multi-day retreat devoted to illuminating and discussing the issues of the Food & Beverage industry, this event offers an ideal networking opportunity for CFOs and Food & Beverage industry executives.

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Join Our Team!

JOIN OUR TEAM! Insights Considering the best place to build your future as an accountant or consultant? Find out what our team members think makes Mazars exactly right as a place to create a career and develop as a professional.

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Mazars New Hires 2015

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Why Buy-Sell Planning Can’t Wait

WHY BUY-SELL PLANNING CAN’T WAIT All Industries David Weinstock | Financial Advisor and Principal Mazars Wealth Advisors LLC, a subsidiary of Mazars USA LLP In this video David Weinstock offers three tips for companies to follow when looking at buy-sell planning.

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PCS For Next Generations – Mark Weisz

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PCS For Next Generations – Michael Kim

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Tips for Fast-Growing Companies: From Technology to Talent

TIPS FOR FAST-GROWING COMPANIES: FROM TECHNOLOGY TO TALENT All Industries Michael Flagiello| Partner | Mazars USA LLP We asked our experts for their top three pieces of advice for fast-growing businesses and they answered. In this video, Mazars Consulting Partner, Michael Flagiello, discusses the important of a technology strategy, recruiting top talent, and surrounding yourself with talent. […]

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Essential Issues in Tax Technology

Hot Topics: Tax Technology

HOT TOPICS: TAX TECHNOLOGY  All Industries Michael Flagiello| Partner | Mazars USA LLP In this video, we explore Tax Technology through a discussion of the four major factors that force tax executives to work too reactively, the impact of taxes on profitability, client successes and much more.

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The Good Bank Highlights: The Economist Intelligence Unit Program

THE GOOD BANK HIGHLIGHTS: THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT PROGRAM Banking | Financial Services October 2013 Florie Bourrel-Heleine | Senior Manager | Mazars USA LLP Jean-Paul Conoscente | President & CEO | SCOR Global P&C Americas What is the Good Bank? The Good Bank Initiative is an international effort to define the elements of what makes a good bank […]

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2015 New Jersey Food & Beverage Forum

2015 NEW JERSEY FOOD & BEVERAGE FORUM Food & Beverage | Consumer Products | Manufacturing & Distribution Howard Dorman| Partner | Mazars USA LLP Hosted by Mazars USA LLP, the Food & Beverage Forums are the premier CEO networking events in the New Jersey area for professionals in the food & beverage industry.

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#BestAdvice 2015

#BESTADVICE 2015 Insight Great advice can come from anywhere: benevolent bosses, scolding mothers, even the occasional fortune cookie. Our inspiration this busy season? The #bestadvice of our teams!

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2014 Food & Beverage CFO Bootcamp

2014 FOOD & BEVERAGE CFO BOOTCAMP Food & Beverage Hosted by Mazars our first ever CFO Boot Camp was a success. A multi-day retreat devoted to illuminating and discussing the issues of the Food & Beverage industry.

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2014 New York Food And Beverage Forum

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ABL Transactions Evolving & Expanding into New Industries

ABL TRANSACTIONS EVOLVING & EXPANDING INTO NEW INDUSTRIES Financial Services | Banking Asset-based lending (ABL) has evolved into a viable funding option for a wide variety of industries that recognize the benefits of asset-based financing compared to traditional bank financing. While we’ve seen many industries employ ABL in recent years, we’ve seen considerable growth in industries including […]

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Client Testimonial: Axens & Mazars

CLIENT TESTIMONIAL: AXENS & MAZARS  Transportation | Manufacturing & Distribution Join Jean-Claude Rolin, CFO of Axens North America as he explains the strategic advantages that working with Mazars has brought to his firm.

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John Palmer, Bank Directors Conference

JOHN PALMER, BANK DIRECTORS CONFERENCE Banking John Palmer, now a Mazars principal, speaks with Bank Directors about the internal audit or roles and responsibilities.

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Maximizing Revenue in the Age of Digital Media

MAXIMIZING REVENUE IN THE AGE OF DIGITAL MEDIA Media Mazars & Gotham Media co-hosted a conversation on the dollars and “sense” of digital media. We discussed steps that can be taken to maximize media revenue on digital platforms and examined the performance of media companies over the last few years. In addition, the panel spoke […]

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2014 Mazars New Jersey Food & Beverage Forum

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Busy Season (A #WhenSharksFly Production)

BUSY SEASON (A #WHENSHARKSFLY PRODUCTION) Meet Mazars | Insights Every day since 3/6, we’ve posted a busy season survival tip, inspired by your suggestions. And enacted by a flying shark. We’re happy to present our #WhenSharksFly Busy Season finale! Produced by the Mazars USA LLP Marketing Department.

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Get To Know The Real Mazars: Part 5

GET TO KNOW THE REAL MAZARS: PART 5 Meet Mazars | Insights Get to know the real Mazars! Part V of our series highlights our Chicago office and employees.

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2014 Mazars Food & Beverage Forum

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2013 Pennsylvania Food and Beverage Forum

2013 Pennsylvania Food and Beverage Forum Food & Beverage For 11 years, the Mazars Food & Beverage Forum has been the premier CEO networking event in the New York Metropolitan area! In 2013 we brought the event to Pennsylvania. Watch a recap here.

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2013 New York Food and Beverage Forum

2013 NEW YORK FOOD AND BEVERAGE FORUM Food & Beverage The Mazars Food & Beverage Forum is the premier CEO networking event in the New York Metropolitan area! Watch the recap of this year’s New York event.

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Introduction To Real Estate Investment Trusts

INTRODUCTION TO REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUSTS Real Estate January 25, 2018 | 11 AM EST This webcast will address the tax rules that must be in compliance in order to have an entity qualify to be treated as a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). Be in the know as our experts will cover various forms […]

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Introduction to Regulated Utilities Webcast

INTRODUCTION TO REGULATED UTILITIES Energy & Utilities | Manufacturing & Distribution December 14, 2017 Understanding the future is critical to any business. Within the regulated utility space, companies need to understand the long-term price implications on their business and to know when to open discussions with regulators. In this webcast, you will learn how rates […]

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Individual and Entity 2017 Tax Update Webcast

INDIVIDUAL AND ENTITY 2017 TAX UPDATE All Industries December 5, 2017 | 11 AM EST This webcast explored the individual income tax, domestic and international entity tax, and transfer tax landscape as well as year-end tax strategies. Take full advantage of this opportunity to hear from experts at Mazars USA LLP as they provide an […]

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Insurance Accounting Update (Nov 2017) Webcast

INSURANCE ACCOUNTING UPDATE (Nov 2017) Financial Services | Insurance November 14, 2017 | 11 AM EST Insurance accounting is always an exciting topic to discuss. The industry as a whole is ever changing, with new guidance being issued consistently throughout the year. The only way to stay ahead is to stay alert and be aware […]

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Update on International Tax Forms Webcast

UPDATE ON INTERNATIONAL TAX FORMS International Tax October 24, 2017 | 10 AM EST As evidenced by the responses to our polling questions, you are aware that the Internal Revenue Service has prioritized proper reporting on international compliance as evidenced by its enforcement of harsh penalties. Under the current environment taxpayers must not only submit, […]

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Transformative Approach to Operational Cost Reductions Webcast

TRANSFORMATIVE APPROACH TO OPERATIONAL COST REDUCTIONS Healthcare September 28, 2017 The disruption occurring in the healthcare space is legendary. Between uncertainty over the Affordable Care Act, transitioning to value-based reimbursement, cybersecurity, and the numerous mergers and acquisitions occurring,  it can be too easy to lose site of the foundation of your business. We will walk […]

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Consumer Products Industry Trends and Cybersecurity Issues Webcast

CONSUMER PRODUCTS INDUSTRY TRENDS AND CYBERSECURITY ISSUES Consumer Products, Technology | Manufacturing & Distribution September 14, 2017 | 11 AM EST Mazars USA’s Consumer Products annual benchmarking study identified key financial benchmarks and critical industry trends and issues. We conduct this annual study to provide financial managers with information from which they can develop goals, standards […]

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Mazars USA 2017 Food & Beverage Industry Study: The Results Webcast

MAZARS USA 2017 FOOD & BEVERAGE INDUSTRY STUDY: THE RESULTS Food & Beverage | Manufacturing & Distribution September 7, 2017 | 11 AM EST During this webcast, we will go over the findings from the 2017 Mazars USA Food & Beverage Industry Study. We will discuss key trends and other information revealed in the results […]

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Real Estate Investment Trusts – Special Issues Webcast

REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUSTS – SPECIAL ISSUES Real Estate July 20, 2017 | 11 AM EST The webcast addresses special issues confronting REITs. Be in the know as our experts cover topics such as review of REIT basics, dispositions and prohibited transactions, pros and cons of taxable REIT subsidiaries, and uses of private REITs. Donald […]

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Service Concession Arrangements in the Utilities and Infrastructure Sectors Webcast

SERVICE CONCESSION ARRANGEMENTS IN THE UTILITIES AND INFRASTRUCTURE SECTORS  Energy & Utilities | Manufacturing & Distribution July 18, 2017 | 11 AM EST This webcast training will discuss service concession arrangements with an overview of accounting under IFRS and US GAAP as well as an understanding of the financial modeling of different types of service […]

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Insurance Accounting Update (July 2017) Webcast

INSURANCE ACCOUNTING UPDATE (July 2017) Insurance | Financial Services July 11, 2017 | 11 AM EDT Insurance accounting is always an exciting topic to discuss. The industry as a whole is ever changing, with new guidance being issued consistently throughout the year. The only way to stay ahead is to stay alert and be aware […]

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Cyber Threats and Risks in the Hospitality Industry Webcast

CYBER THREATS AND RISKS IN THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY Real Estate | Hospitality June 20, 2017 | 2:30 PM EDT This webcast will identify and discuss emerging cyber threats and risks to companies in the hospitality industry. It will address targeted assets and the ensuing impacts and costs that raise cyber risk to an organizational enterprise risk. Appropriate cyber risk […]

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Employment Law: Key Takeaways for Non-Profits Webcast

EMPLOYMENT LAW: KEY TAKEAWAYS FOR NON-PROFITS Not-for-Profit May 25, 2017 | 2 PM EST This webcast will address employment laws in relation to non-profits. We will cover areas that are often in question and others that management may be unaware of or overlook. We will also correlate fiscal effects of these rules and violations thereof. Ethan Kahn, […]

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How an IC-DISC Can Benefit Your Business Webcast

HOW AN IC-DISC CAN BENEFIT YOUR BUSINESS WEBCAST Tax May 18, 2017 | 11 AM EST The Interest Charge Domestic International Sales Corporation, also known as IC-DISC, is a powerful tool that U.S. exporters can utilize to effectuate tax savings. The IC-DISC is capable of providing substantial leverage to optimize the tax aspects of your […]

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U.S. Water Industry Outlook Webcast

U.S. WATER INDUSTRY OUTLOOK Energy & Utilities April 12, 2017 | 11 AM EST Water made headlines in 2016 due to major supply contamination, historic droughts, and the presidential campaign; all of which highlighted how vital water is and the challenges the industry faces. This webcast presented the findings of our Fourth Annual U.S. Water […]

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The Evolution of Claims Processing

The Evolution of Claims Processing

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Client Testimonial: Aerospace Mazars

CLIENT TESTIMONIAL: AEROSPACE MAZARS Aerospace | Manufacturing and Distribution

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Client Testimonial: Axens & Mazars

CLIENT TESTIMONIAL: AXENS & MAZARS  Transportation | Manufacturing & Distribution Join Jean-Claude Rolin, CFO of Axens North America as he explains the strategic advantages that working with Mazars has brought to his firm.

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The Evolution of Claims Processing

The Evolution of Claims Processing

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Client Testimonial: Aerospace Mazars

CLIENT TESTIMONIAL: AEROSPACE MAZARS Aerospace | Manufacturing and Distribution

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Client Testimonial: Axens & Mazars

CLIENT TESTIMONIAL: AXENS & MAZARS  Transportation | Manufacturing & Distribution Join Jean-Claude Rolin, CFO of Axens North America as he explains the strategic advantages that working with Mazars has brought to his firm.

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T+2 Settlement Cycle For Securities Transactions

T+2 Settlement Cycle On September 5, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) adopted an amended rule to shorten the settlement cycle for most securities transactions, reducing the cycle to two business days (T+2), instead of three. T+3 had been in place since 1995, after the SEC reduced the settlement cycle from T+5. This […]

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Whistleblowers: A Path to Combatting Fraud

Recent allegations of impropriety on several levels have rekindled whistleblowers as a mechanism for identifying wrongdoing. In the Financial Services sector, corporate citizens have an incentive to ferret out malfeasance: the whistleblower program, formally created as a result of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) enacted in July 2010. The Office […]

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Venturing Abroad: Video Interview with Jean-Paul Conoscente, President & CEO of SCOR Global P&C Americas

VENTURING ABROAD: VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH JEAN-PAUL CONOSCENTE, PRESIDENT & CEO OF SCOR GLOBAL P&C AMERICAS Insurance | Banking | Financial Services December 2017 Florie Bourrel-Heleine | Senior Manager | Mazars USA LLP Jean-Paul Conoscente | President & CEO | SCOR Global P&C Americas Mazars has teamed up with The Economist Intelligence Unit on the Venturing Abroad program. The […]

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The People Factor in Cyber Breach: Three Key Elements for Building an Effective Human Firewall

INTRODUCTION Without a change in perspective, we risk losing the cyber war being waged on businesses by sophisticated nation states and criminal organizations. Traditional approaches to evaluating risks and controls are insufficient to prevent cyber-attacks. Risk assessments focusing on the people, processes and technology overemphasize the information technology organization. The critical focus needs to be […]

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The Internet of Things and Your Security

This article provides an overview of the widespread Internet outage that occurred on October 20, 2016, examining the purpose and vulnerability of various Internet devices. WHAT HAPPENED On Friday, October 20, 2016, many businesses and personal IOT devices were compromised and used to perform a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on the service Dyn, which supports […]

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Evolving Role of IA With Cyber Risk

Cyber as an Organizational Risk In 93% of data breaches, the targeted systems were compromised within minutes. 83% of the time, those breaches were not discovered for weeks, leaving the attackers with plenty of time to do their damage and exfiltrate data1. The average consolidated total cost of a U.S. data breach in 2016 was […]

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Easing the Complex World of Hedge Accounting

The expected number of financial institutions that use derivatives and hedging to manage interest rate risk is expected to rise as a result of Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2017-12, Derivatives and Hedging, issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) in August 2017. While the ASU made targeted improvements to current hedging practices, the […]

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The Good Bank Highlights: The Economist Intelligence Unit Program

THE GOOD BANK HIGHLIGHTS: THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT PROGRAM Banking | Financial Services October 2013 Florie Bourrel-Heleine | Senior Manager | Mazars USA LLP Jean-Paul Conoscente | President & CEO | SCOR Global P&C Americas What is the Good Bank? The Good Bank Initiative is an international effort to define the elements of what makes a good bank […]

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Venturing Abroad: Video Interview with Jean-Paul Conoscente, President & CEO of SCOR Global P&C Americas

VENTURING ABROAD: VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH JEAN-PAUL CONOSCENTE, PRESIDENT & CEO OF SCOR GLOBAL P&C AMERICAS Insurance | Banking | Financial Services December 2017 Florie Bourrel-Heleine | Senior Manager | Mazars USA LLP Jean-Paul Conoscente | President & CEO | SCOR Global P&C Americas Mazars has teamed up with The Economist Intelligence Unit on the Venturing Abroad program. The […]

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The Internet of Things and Your Security

This article provides an overview of the widespread Internet outage that occurred on October 20, 2016, examining the purpose and vulnerability of various Internet devices. WHAT HAPPENED On Friday, October 20, 2016, many businesses and personal IOT devices were compromised and used to perform a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on the service Dyn, which supports […]

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Evolving Role of IA With Cyber Risk

Cyber as an Organizational Risk In 93% of data breaches, the targeted systems were compromised within minutes. 83% of the time, those breaches were not discovered for weeks, leaving the attackers with plenty of time to do their damage and exfiltrate data1. The average consolidated total cost of a U.S. data breach in 2016 was […]

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The Evolution of Claims Processing

Technology is evolving daily, and consumers want product and service information in real-time, not weeks, days, or even hours.  Many operational leaders are laden with disparate data, limited tools, and budgets to invest.  In addition, the number of potential solutions in the market is vast and confusing, leaving consumers in a quandary on where to […]

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Client Testimonial: Aerospace Mazars

CLIENT TESTIMONIAL: AEROSPACE MAZARS Aerospace | Manufacturing and Distribution

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SMEs and Global Growth: Meeting Logistics Challenges

SMEs entering new foreign markets should pay close attention to efficient logistics—including finding a balance between outsourcing these functions and performing them in-house. A small or mid-sized enterprise (SME) establishing a presence in a new foreign market faces steep learning curves on several fronts. It must familiarize itself with the needs and preferences of a […]

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Introduction to Regulated Utilities Webcast

INTRODUCTION TO REGULATED UTILITIES Energy & Utilities | Manufacturing & Distribution December 14, 2017 Understanding the future is critical to any business. Within the regulated utility space, companies need to understand the long-term price implications on their business and to know when to open discussions with regulators. In this webcast, you will learn how rates […]

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Changing Consumer Tastes and Technological Innovation Drive Big Change in Food Retail

2017 was an eventful year in the Food & Beverage industry. Large food companies have continued to purchase brands to better respond to quickly changing consumer behavior.  Amazon, Walmart and Target, not typically known for food distribution, have expanded their food presence, while also innovating around how customers are served.  Venture capital firms have increased […]

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Building a Winning 3PL Relationship

Third party logistic companies known as “3PLs” provide transportation outsourcing services, including warehousing and transportation management, as well as global logistics solutions. 3PL relationships play an essential part in both a company’s operations and their supply chain. Companies searching for operational efficiencies that can lead to lower transportation costs and a healthier bottom line should […]

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ASC 606: The Impact of the New Revenue Recognition Standard for Water Companies

The complexity of businesses and their transactions requires an adaptable and detailed standard that can be consistently applied across industries to recognize revenue. ASC 606 is the new revenue recognition standard to be applied in US GAAP to improve the accuracy of revenue recognition. It concerns revenue related to contracts with customers and sales of […]

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Dare to Compare: Mazars USA’s Consumer Products Annual Benchmarking Study

Monitoring key financial indicators is critical to sound business decisions and long-term financial success. To facilitate the decision making process, Mazars USA has developed an annual benchmarking study. The benchmarking study allows consumer products companies to compare their financial performance to that of similar high performing companies. The benchmarking data gathered identifies the industry trends […]

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Individual and Entity 2017 Tax Update Webcast

INDIVIDUAL AND ENTITY 2017 TAX UPDATE All Industries December 5, 2017 | 11 AM EST This webcast explored the individual income tax, domestic and international entity tax, and transfer tax landscape as well as year-end tax strategies. Take full advantage of this opportunity to hear from experts at Mazars USA LLP as they provide an […]

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SMEs and Global Growth: Sustaining Growth and Development

Adapting products to local tastes, offering customers multiple purchase channels, and committing to each foreign market, are success factors for SMEs expanding internationally. When a small or mid-sized enterprise (SME) ventures abroad for the first time, its first aim is typically to kick-start sales and build a local market. That, however, only establishes a foothold. […]

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Bite-Size Biz, Episode 7: Tips and Tricks on How to Identify the Right Global Market

BITE-SIZE BIZ: TIPS AND TRICKS ON HOW TO IDENTIFY THE RIGHT GLOBAL MARKET Food & Beverage November 2017 The November Bite-Size Biz Podcast features Julie Meyer, Founding Partner of Eat Well Global – an internationally focused nutrition and health communications agency based in Brooklyn, NY and Amsterdam. In this podcast Julie gives some tips and […]

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SMEs And Global Growth: Navigating The Legal And Tax Maze

Even within a free trade zone, exporting can be complicated by varying national regulations and tax regimes; outside of free trade zones, the complexities multiply. American statesman and inventor Benjamin Franklin once famously said that nothing is certain in life except death and taxes. Nowadays, no one is more painfully aware of the certainty of […]

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What’s Driving Consumer Products Merger & Acquisitions?

During 2017, the Consumer Products industry exploded with significant merger and acquisitions (M&A) totaling approximately $136 billion dollars for the first half of the year. In April 2017, 7-Eleven announced that they will acquire the convenience stores and gasoline stations of Sunoco. During June 2017, Amazon announced that they would acquire Whole Foods, and Walgreens […]

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Critical Areas to Achieve Success in Today’s Manufacturing Climate

In May 2017, the National Association of Manufacturers (“NAM”) held an executive forum on supply chain innovation in Houston, Texas.  The event brought together company leaders to focus on emerging issues and trends, sharing on how to achieve success.  Thought leaders, including  Jay Timmons, CEO and President of NAM, Morgan Swink of Neeley School of […]

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Cybercrime – A Major Threat to the Energy Sector

Copyright 2017, Knighthouse Publishing. Reprinted with permission. I’m not ashamed to admit that my life, like many of yours, has been made easier because of my iPhone.  I use it for everything, and it does pretty much everything I need. Today alone, I emailed a company’s CFO, set my fantasy baseball lineup, opened a door, […]

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Food & Beverage Retail Marketplace Disruption

Competition to Meet Consumer Demand As recently as the 1990s, traditional food stores (such as Publix, Stop & Shop, Kroger, Albertsons and Shoprite) accounted for roughly 90% of retail food sales. Today brick and mortar sales are only half of that figure, accounting for only 45% of all retail food sales. This shift is due […]

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Incentive Vehicles Help Your Company Grip the Road to Success

Equity and equity based incentive compensation plans can be instrumental tools for a logistics company to becoming a high performing business and retain key employees.  The types of incentive compensation plans vary and each can be customized to meet the goals and objectives of the employer.  Growing a company’s business can begin with the simple […]

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The Impact of this Administration’s Planned Reduction to Corporate Income Taxes on Utilities

Introduction The US corporate tax system has remained largely unchanged since 1986. However, on April 26, 2017, the Trump administration publically released its plan to significantly reduce corporate income tax rates by passing legislation for comprehensive tax reform.  The proposed tax reform calls for a reduction in corporate income tax rate from the current 35% […]

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Consumer Products Industry Trends and Cybersecurity Issues Webcast

CONSUMER PRODUCTS INDUSTRY TRENDS AND CYBERSECURITY ISSUES Consumer Products, Technology | Manufacturing & Distribution September 14, 2017 | 11 AM EST Mazars USA’s Consumer Products annual benchmarking study identified key financial benchmarks and critical industry trends and issues. We conduct this annual study to provide financial managers with information from which they can develop goals, standards […]

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Mazars USA 2017 Food & Beverage Industry Study: The Results Webcast

MAZARS USA 2017 FOOD & BEVERAGE INDUSTRY STUDY: THE RESULTS Food & Beverage | Manufacturing & Distribution September 7, 2017 | 11 AM EST During this webcast, we will go over the findings from the 2017 Mazars USA Food & Beverage Industry Study. We will discuss key trends and other information revealed in the results […]

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Bite-Size Biz, Episode 6: Futureproofing Your Food & Beverage Business

BITE-SIZE BIZ, EPISODE 6: FUTUREPROOFING YOUR FOOD & BEVERAGE BUSINESS Food & Beverage September 2017 Ileen V. Smith, MS, RD, Principal, I ON FOOD sits down with Mazars USA’s food and beverage marketing manager, Teresa Hansen and discusses how futureproofing will help food and beverage companies take a hard look at their business in order to […]

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The PCAOB’s New Reporting Standard Provides Enhanced Audit Information

On June 1, 2017, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) adopted a new reporting standard that will provide investors and other financial statement users with more relevant and useful information about the audit. The new standard is the first major change to the auditor’s report in over 70 years, and will significantly transform the […]

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Vendors Beware! Fulfillment By Amazon Can Create State Tax Headaches

Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is a service growing in popularity and breadth of transaction applicability. It permits online retailers to use Amazon’s storage facilities and fulfillment personnel to complete orders. Although this service provides retailers with an extended network and shorter distance to buyers, it complicates the vendor’s state sales and income tax filing requirements. […]

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U.S. Water Industry Outlook 2017 Recap

Water made headlines in main street newspapers in 2016, with the major contamination discovery in Flint, Michigan, the drought in California, and the presidential campaign. These headlines highlight how vital water is to the US economy and the American people, and the challenges the industry faces. Over the years, our Outlook has advocated that water […]

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The Crossroads Between Nationalism And Globalism

No industry is more interestingly positioned at the vanguard of today’s political divide between nationalism and globalism than the aerospace and defense industry. The commercial component itself is responsible for last century’s surge in globalization, transporting individuals to locations they once would never have frequented, either for work or leisure. Defense, dominated by non-aerial forces […]

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Closing The Gap: The Future Of The Manufacturing Skills Gap

The skills gap continues to challenge U.S. manufacturers as they seek to replace an aging workforce, implement new manufacturing technologies, and expand their businesses. With society’s unfavorable perception of manufacturing careers and a nationwide focus on the traditional four-year college education, the skillsets of today’s workforce do not match up well with the hiring needs […]

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Service Concession Arrangements in the Utilities and Infrastructure Sectors Webcast

SERVICE CONCESSION ARRANGEMENTS IN THE UTILITIES AND INFRASTRUCTURE SECTORS  Energy & Utilities | Manufacturing & Distribution July 18, 2017 | 11 AM EST This webcast training will discuss service concession arrangements with an overview of accounting under IFRS and US GAAP as well as an understanding of the financial modeling of different types of service […]

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Impacts of the Administration on the Maritime Industry

On January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump took the oath of office and was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America. Below is a synopsis of some of the potential important impacts the Trump administration may have on the maritime industry. Financial Markets & Trade Note that even greater change […]

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Will the Effects of Brexit Boost the Grey Market?

On June 23, 2016, the UK voted to leave the European Union (“EU”), winning by 52% to 48% in the referendum. On March 29, 2017, the UK government invoked Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty to begin negotiations to leave the EU. Negotiations will take approximately two years, and the UK will remain an EU […]

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Fossil to the Future? Post Paris Agreement, State & Local Governments, Academia and Industry Look to Lead the U.S. Fight Against Climate Change

On January 24, 2017, President Donald Trump issued an executive order moving forward the much-debated Keystone XL Pipeline project. We analyzed the possible effects of this executive order, both inside and outside the US, and what the future held for America’s participation in the Paris Agreement, in an article published in Energy and Mining Magazine […]

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Bite-Size Biz, Episode 5: How to Create a Nutrition Platform with Longevity

BITE-SIZE BIZ, EPISODE 5: HOW TO CREATE A NUTRITION PLATFORM WITH LONGEVITY Food & Beverage June 2017 The June Bite-Size Biz Podcast features Julie Meyer, Founding Partner of Eat Well Global – an internationally focused nutrition and health communications agency based in Brooklyn, NY and Amsterdam.  Eat Well Global is also a founding member for the […]

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U.S. Water Industry Outlook Webcast

U.S. WATER INDUSTRY OUTLOOK Energy & Utilities April 12, 2017 | 11 AM EST Water made headlines in 2016 due to major supply contamination, historic droughts, and the presidential campaign; all of which highlighted how vital water is and the challenges the industry faces. This webcast presented the findings of our Fourth Annual U.S. Water […]

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Who is Mazars?

WHO IS MAZARS? All Industries Mazars USA LLP       We are pleased to announce an exciting development for the new year! As of January 1, 2017 we have officially changed our name to Mazars USA LLP. As the world’s 11th largest accounting firm, the Mazars name is renowned around the globe. Our new […]

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Client Testimonial: Aerospace Mazars

CLIENT TESTIMONIAL: AEROSPACE MAZARS Aerospace | Manufacturing and Distribution

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Supplier of the Fittest: How to Manage Significant Increases in Production Effectively

We are pleased to present you with Supplier of the Fittest: How to Manage Significant Increases in Production Effectively! Various macroeconomic factors in today’s global economy have led to a significant increase in the demand for new aircraft. As a result, backlogs for Boeing and Airbus, the major OEMs in the aerospace industry, have risen to all-time highs. In response, these […]

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What the Credit Card Processing Upgrade Means for Retailers

Consumers are rightly alarmed at the level of theft of credit and debit card information from retailers in recent years. Target, Walmart, TJX, and Home Depot, as well as many other retailers and businesses have suffered these attacks, and 80% of credit card fraud is estimated to be the result of counterfeiting using such stolen […]

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Why Buy-Sell Planning Can’t Wait

WHY BUY-SELL PLANNING CAN’T WAIT All Industries David Weinstock | Financial Advisor and Principal Mazars Wealth Advisors LLC, a subsidiary of Mazars USA LLP In this video David Weinstock offers three tips for companies to follow when looking at buy-sell planning.

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Tips for Fast-Growing Companies: From Technology to Talent

TIPS FOR FAST-GROWING COMPANIES: FROM TECHNOLOGY TO TALENT All Industries Michael Flagiello| Partner | Mazars USA LLP We asked our experts for their top three pieces of advice for fast-growing businesses and they answered. In this video, Mazars Consulting Partner, Michael Flagiello, discusses the important of a technology strategy, recruiting top talent, and surrounding yourself with talent. […]

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Essential Issues in Tax Technology

Hot Topics: Tax Technology

HOT TOPICS: TAX TECHNOLOGY  All Industries Michael Flagiello| Partner | Mazars USA LLP In this video, we explore Tax Technology through a discussion of the four major factors that force tax executives to work too reactively, the impact of taxes on profitability, client successes and much more.

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2015 New Jersey Food & Beverage Forum

2015 NEW JERSEY FOOD & BEVERAGE FORUM Food & Beverage | Consumer Products | Manufacturing & Distribution Howard Dorman| Partner | Mazars USA LLP Hosted by Mazars USA LLP, the Food & Beverage Forums are the premier CEO networking events in the New Jersey area for professionals in the food & beverage industry.

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Food & Beverage Industry Study 2015

WeiserMazars along with the Food Institute, Association of Food Industries and Stagnito Media is currently conducting the 2015 Food & Beverage Industry Study. Preliminary findings from early participants are presented below. Section I: Summary 2015 is projected to be a significant year for the Food & Beverage industry, with the majority of respondents expecting double […]

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Tax Provisions in the Administration’s Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

President Obama’s proposed 2016 budget contains new provisions as well as some from previous budgets – it includes plans to revise the U.S. international tax system, the taxation of domestic corporations and provisions affecting individuals. We will briefly cover some of the proposals affecting both corporations and individuals. Provisions Affecting Individuals Long Term Capital Gains and […]

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U.S. Commerce Department Form BE-10 – Mandatory Filing

Deadline Approaches for Complying with the 2014 Benchmark Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad Reports The Bureau of Economic Analysis conducts a survey of U.S. direct investments abroad every five years based on mandatory submissions from qualifying enterprises. With the last survey conducted in 2009, two types of party are potentially subject to the 2014 […]

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2012 Mazars Food & Beverage Forum

2012 MAZARS FOOD & BEVERAGE FORUM Food & Beverage The Mazars Food & Beverage Forum is celebrating its 10th year as the premier CEO networking event in the New York Metropolitan area! Watch the recap of this year’s event with speakers Susan Axelrod (Love and Quiches Desserts), Robert Striano (Kozy Shack Enterprises), and Don Vultaggio […]

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Introduction To Real Estate Investment Trusts

INTRODUCTION TO REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUSTS Real Estate January 25, 2018 | 11 AM EST This webcast will address the tax rules that must be in compliance in order to have an entity qualify to be treated as a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). Be in the know as our experts will cover various forms […]

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What every landlord should know about the changes in accounting for leases and how they’ll influence your next negotiation!

Introduction In February 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued its long anticipated update to lease accounting, ASC 842 – Accounting for Leases. The changes to the guidance are sweeping, but their impact by industry varies. In many ways landlords’ accounting remains unchanged, but businesses that depend on leased space face a host of […]

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Is the new 421 A the answer to New York City’s affordable housing problem?

In a city in which resolving competing interests often results in inertia, the recent rapprochement among the city, real estate developers, unions, and Governor Cuomo has caused the extension of the 46-year old 421 A provision, which had been in limbo for two years. It brings hope to all stakeholders—including residents for whom the prospect […]

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U.S. Water Industry Outlook Webcast

U.S. WATER INDUSTRY OUTLOOK Energy & Utilities April 12, 2017 | 11 AM EST Water made headlines in 2016 due to major supply contamination, historic droughts, and the presidential campaign; all of which highlighted how vital water is and the challenges the industry faces. This webcast presented the findings of our Fourth Annual U.S. Water […]

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Chasing Quality: The Challenge of Delivering Quality in Managed Care

The old adage, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” popularized by T.B. Lance, Director of the Office of Management and Budget during Jimmy Carter’s 1977 administration, seems like good advice, but don’t be fooled. The path of least resistance typically leads to unfavorable outcomes. Although it’s been a common theme in today’s healthcare industry, […]

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Questions Healthcare Companies Should Ask about the Data Driven Revenue Cycle

When you first read about the Equifax cyber breach were you surprised?  It seemed odd considering they are one of the largest organizations in the business of housing and selling your personal and financial details.  I think many of us thought companies like theirs were bullet-proof.  There may have even been a casual confidence and […]

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T+2 Settlement Cycle For Securities Transactions

T+2 Settlement Cycle On September 5, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) adopted an amended rule to shorten the settlement cycle for most securities transactions, reducing the cycle to two business days (T+2), instead of three. T+3 had been in place since 1995, after the SEC reduced the settlement cycle from T+5. This […]

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Whistleblowers: A Path to Combatting Fraud

Recent allegations of impropriety on several levels have rekindled whistleblowers as a mechanism for identifying wrongdoing. In the Financial Services sector, corporate citizens have an incentive to ferret out malfeasance: the whistleblower program, formally created as a result of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) enacted in July 2010. The Office […]

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ASC 606: The Impact of the New Revenue Recognition Standard for Water Companies

The complexity of businesses and their transactions requires an adaptable and detailed standard that can be consistently applied across industries to recognize revenue. ASC 606 is the new revenue recognition standard to be applied in US GAAP to improve the accuracy of revenue recognition. It concerns revenue related to contracts with customers and sales of […]

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Interstate Trucking: The Nexus Awakens

Being a Star Wars fan and with The Last Jedi coming out, I thought of a unique way to explain nexus created by companies using their own trucks and realized this could be more challenging then avoiding a Jedi mind trick. Much like the force, nexus is all around us and can be difficult to […]

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The Internet of Things and Your Security

This article provides an overview of the widespread Internet outage that occurred on October 20, 2016, examining the purpose and vulnerability of various Internet devices. WHAT HAPPENED On Friday, October 20, 2016, many businesses and personal IOT devices were compromised and used to perform a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on the service Dyn, which supports […]

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Evolving Role of IA With Cyber Risk

Cyber as an Organizational Risk In 93% of data breaches, the targeted systems were compromised within minutes. 83% of the time, those breaches were not discovered for weeks, leaving the attackers with plenty of time to do their damage and exfiltrate data1. The average consolidated total cost of a U.S. data breach in 2016 was […]

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Easing the Complex World of Hedge Accounting

The expected number of financial institutions that use derivatives and hedging to manage interest rate risk is expected to rise as a result of Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2017-12, Derivatives and Hedging, issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) in August 2017. While the ASU made targeted improvements to current hedging practices, the […]

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The Evolution of Claims Processing

Technology is evolving daily, and consumers want product and service information in real-time, not weeks, days, or even hours.  Many operational leaders are laden with disparate data, limited tools, and budgets to invest.  In addition, the number of potential solutions in the market is vast and confusing, leaving consumers in a quandary on where to […]

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Mazars Private Client Services for Next Generations, Episode 1: Thinking Outside of the Box

MAZARS PRIVATE CLIENT SERVICES FOR NEXT GENERATIONS, EPISODE 1: THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX Private Client Services June 2017 “If kids work hard for their school grades, why not let them earn some rewards?”  Turns out they can with Küdzoo.  Co-Founder Logan Cohen gives Mazars Next Gen the inside scoop on the mobile app that rewards […]

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Mazars Private Client Services for Women Podcast, Episode 4: Millennials – Take Charge of Your Future

MAZARS PRIVATE CLIENT SERVICES FOR WOMEN, EPISODE 4: MILLENNIALS – TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR FUTURE Private Client Services February 2017 In this podcast the reasons why millennials should take charge of their future are discussed. Sandy Golinkin | CEO/Founder Raise The Bar Susan Grbic | Partner, Banking Group at Mazars USA LLP Joan Antoniello | Principal & […]

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Why Buy-Sell Planning Can’t Wait

WHY BUY-SELL PLANNING CAN’T WAIT All Industries David Weinstock | Financial Advisor and Principal Mazars Wealth Advisors LLC, a subsidiary of Mazars USA LLP In this video David Weinstock offers three tips for companies to follow when looking at buy-sell planning.

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Tips for Fast-Growing Companies: From Technology to Talent

TIPS FOR FAST-GROWING COMPANIES: FROM TECHNOLOGY TO TALENT All Industries Michael Flagiello| Partner | Mazars USA LLP We asked our experts for their top three pieces of advice for fast-growing businesses and they answered. In this video, Mazars Consulting Partner, Michael Flagiello, discusses the important of a technology strategy, recruiting top talent, and surrounding yourself with talent. […]

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Essential Issues in Tax Technology

Hot Topics: Tax Technology

HOT TOPICS: TAX TECHNOLOGY  All Industries Michael Flagiello| Partner | Mazars USA LLP In this video, we explore Tax Technology through a discussion of the four major factors that force tax executives to work too reactively, the impact of taxes on profitability, client successes and much more.

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The Good Bank Highlights: The Economist Intelligence Unit Program

THE GOOD BANK HIGHLIGHTS: THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT PROGRAM Banking | Financial Services October 2013 Florie Bourrel-Heleine | Senior Manager | Mazars USA LLP Jean-Paul Conoscente | President & CEO | SCOR Global P&C Americas What is the Good Bank? The Good Bank Initiative is an international effort to define the elements of what makes a good bank […]

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Louis Biscotti

Louis has been a leader in the field of accounting for more than 40 years. He is particularly well known for his work in the manufacturing and distribution sector, especially the food industry. Contact Louis.

Evolving Role of IA With Cyber Risk

In 93% of data breaches, the targeted systems were compromised within minutes. 83% of the time, those breaches were not discovered for weeks, leaving the attackers with plenty of time to do their damage and exfiltrate data1.

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REVENUE RECOGNITION CHANGES FOR THE WATER INDUSTRY

The new revenue recognition standard will replace transaction and industry-specific revenue recognition guidance under current GAAP regulations with a principle-based approach for determining revenue recognition.

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M&D WATCH: TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS AEROSPACE INDUSTRY VALUE CREATION

We see two investment options that can help the Aerospace Industry create the value the world needs.

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REVENUE RECOGNITION CHANGES FOR REAL ESTATE AND CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES

This webcast discusses the new revenue recognition standard, which will soon replace all existing U.S. GAAP revenue-related regulations, and its effects on the Construction and Real Estate Industries.

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SUPPLIER OF THE FITTEST: How to manage significant increases in production effectively

Learn about the opportunities and risks suppliers face in navigating the complexity of the commercial aerospace supply chain.

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Jerome Devillers

Jerome is a Financial Advisory Services Partner at Mazars USA based out of the firm’s New York office. He leads the firm’s Water Initiative and is the founder and leader of the Infrastructure and Project Finance Group. Contact Jerome.

REAL ESTATE ADVISOR: What the proposed SEC rule on continuity planning means for your RIA

Business continuity and disaster planning has been a focus of the Securities and Exchange Commission in its examinations of Registered Investment Advisors in recent years.

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REAL ESTATE ADVISOR: Is the Mott Haven neighborhood in the South Bronx the new hot spot?

All arrows are pointing in the same direction that the South Bronx will be the next Williamsburg, the next Park Slope or the next Long Island City.

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5TH NEW YORK COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE SUMMIT

This high-powered conference addressed the challenges that market uncertainty has created and provided strategies and insight on how to overcome them.

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Shahab Moreh

Shahab leads the Mazars Real Estate Practice both in the United States and internationally. He has more than 25 years of experience providing audit, financial reporting and advisory services. Contact Shahab.

Louis Osmont

Louis has considerable experience assisting European companies, particularly manufacturing, retail/wholesale and service companies, in setting up affiliates in North America. Contact Louis.

CLIENT TESTIMONIAL: DASSAULT FALCON JET AND MAZARS USA

See why Claude Draillard, CFO of Dassault Falcon Jet, values his company's relationship with Mazars USA.

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2016 COMMERCIAL AEROSPACE STUDY: INSIGHTS FOR GLOBAL SUPPLIERS

Will production rate increases of 25%-40% over just a few years cause a significant ripple effect on the industry? Mazars USA and the Mazars Group have embarked on a journey to find out.

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M&D WATCH: TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS RECORD-SETTING AEROSPACE TRANSACTIONS

Record-setting aerospace transactions point to high production activity in the sector.

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M&D WATCH: TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS – BEYOND PRODUCTION INCREASES: A LOOK INTO THE FUTURE OF COMMERCIAL AVIATION

Significant price pressure is being placed on suppliers in the commercial aerospace industry.

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BITE-SIZE BIZ: Developing engaging content for your food & beverage company

Jennifer Friedlin, Founder of Hungry Marketing, offers five tips on how to separate yourself from the pack.

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M&D WATCH: FOOD & BEVERAGE
ARE MILLENIALS AFFECTING THE FOOD AND BEVERAGE INDUSTRY?

Are millennials affecting the Food & Beverage Industry? Mazars USA’s Steven Marcus takes a closer look.

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HOW TO EVALUATE RISK IN MODERN INDUSTRY

While the allure of unchecked growth may be strong among fast-growing businesses, it may open the door to introduce more risk for the company.

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EQUITY BASED COMPENSATION: BALANCING FINANCES AND TALENT

Recruiting and retaining talent can be an expensive enterprise. Not all fast-growing companies can afford traditional employee packages, but there may be other options that can meet their needs.

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INVENTORY MANAGEMENT: A DIRECT LINK TO PROFITABILITY

Inventory management is a critical function affecting a firm’s profitability. Cycle counting can increase inventory accuracy by 95%.

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THE PEOPLE FACTOR IN CYBER BREACH

Many fast-growing companies do not sufficiently invest in safeguard measures, leaving them completely vulnerable to these attacks.

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U.S. WATER INDUSTRY OUTLOOK

Get insight into the perspectives of water professionals and stakeholders from both operational and financial perspectives, including future industry trends.

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The Complete List of Industries

For nearly a century, Mazars USA has provided accounting, auditing, tax, management information and financial advisory services to business owners and high net worth individuals in a variety of industries. See the full list here.

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