Berndt CPA LLC Vision and Values start with a guiding principle to work together as an integrated team of professionals and provide outstanding outsourced accounting, consulting, payroll and tax services to our clients. Those values are based on four pillars that serve as a guide for everything we do and define our commitment to the following:
To help ensure that our Vision and Values are much more than just a poster on the wall, we initiated the Clients First program to bring the Firm's values to life and help every accountant and employee live them every day. The primary components of the initiative are Berndt CPA’s 12 Standards of Excellence.
Every monthly staff meeting, with a goal of keeping client service top-of-mind for each Berndt accountant and staff member, in which one of the 12 Standards is featured, on a rotating basis, and examples of excellent client service, professional tips, firm news and more are shared.
Standards of Excellence:
For many business owners, September tends to bring a bit of a slowdown. The chaos of getting kids prepared for going back to school has passed, and a focus on saving money tends to kick in as people prepare for the coming holiday spend. Combined, this can often translate into a lull for business owners.
This is a friendly reminder that the Q3 tax estimate payment deadline is coming up fast. Be sure to make your payment by September 15, 2018 to avoid penalties. Currently, penalties for late or no payment average about 4 percent. And wouldn’t you rather keep that money in your pocket?
According to new rules from the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, meals and entertainment tax-deductible expenses for businesses have undergone considerable reform. Because the explanations of new deduction guidelines can be confusing, we’ve created this brief outline for you. A visit with your accounting professional to ensure your Chart of Accounts is correct may also be beneficial.