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Four Reasons Resumes No Longer Work

January 12 2018

As a business owner, what are your perceptions on the uses of resumes? As the business world changes, resumes are starting to become obsolete. Are you ready for these changes? In an article from Fast Company, author Stephanie Vozza writes, “Technology has changed the marketplace, and HR is the only vertical that hasn’t seen a…

Leading through Change

January 05 2018

Staying competitive can be a challenge to some farmers. That is why it is important to recognize the right time to change. In an article from Agriculture.com, author Natalina Sents writes, “To get started, farmers need to recognize the right time to change. That could mean diversifying the farm or transitioning to the next generation….

Lewis, Hooper & Dick, LLC Announces Member Retirement

December 29 2017

It is with personal regret but warm wishes that we announce the retirement of longtime member/owner Gary Schlappe, CPA, CGMA. Gary will complete his career in public accounting on December 31, 2017. “Throughout his 40 years of service, Gary made a positive impact on our firm, the Garden City community, the state of Kansas and…

“Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” Signed Into Law

December 27 2017

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which was passed in both houses of Congress earlier this week, was signed into law by President Trump on December 22, 2017. Passed by the House on Tuesday, the Bill underwent a few technical adjustments before being passed in the Senate on Wednesday morning; it then returned to the…

FBI Offers Tips for Handling Scams and Compromised E-mail Accounts

December 04 2017

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) periodically releases public service announcements pertaining to a variety of subjects, from notices about fugitives to information about traffickers’ methods to warnings of new and/or evolving cybercrime schemes. An alert released in May 2017, titled “Business E-mail Compromise, E-mail Account Compromise, the 5 Billion Dollar Scam”, takes a look…

Government Agencies Are a Big Target for Criminal Fraud—What Can Be Done About It?

December 04 2017

2017 has been a record-setting year when it comes to the number of data breaches, according to information put out by the Identity Theft Resource Center. Stolen records, including names, birth dates, Social Security numbers, addresses, phone numbers, and more, will be used by criminals to commit fraud in a variety of industries. Frank Abagnale,…

The 2018 KMAAG is Now Available

December 04 2017

The Kansas Municipal Audit and Accounting Guide (KMAAG), which contains guidelines to assist independent auditors in conducting audits in the state of Kansas, is revised annually by a Board of Editors, which is made up of members of the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants (KSCPA) and the Division of Accounts and Reports (DAR). The…

Tip: Why Vacations are Important

December 04 2017

The unrelenting pace of life is a reality for many people. Mobile technology keeps us connected 24/7, and the workday seems to have no end. Sometimes we tell ourselves we can’t justify taking time off to rest and rejuvenate. Too much of this kind of thinking can seriously damage our health and productivity. If you…

Agriculture Must Do More To Win Over Next Generation Workers

December 01 2017

The agriculture industry is facing problem that could be detrimental to the way we produce food. It is estimated that by 2020, there will be a significant employment gap across all agricultural fields. An article from Farmers Weekly says, “Land-based industries including agriculture are facing a mighty staffing challenge, with an estimated 600,000 new entrants…

The Trump Tax Reform Plan—What Is and What May Be

November 27 2017

Major tax reform enactment is a rare event, with the last occurring back in 1986 under President Ronald Reagan. As a result, current discussions could pan out to be much ado about nothing; however, with the solid majorities that Trump and the Republicans hold in both houses of Congress, there is real potential for tax…