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Jon Cartu Writes 3 Strategies to Kicking Off an Efficient Tax Season

3 Strategies to Kicking Off an Efficient Tax Season

Jon Cartu Writes 3 Strategies to Kicking Off an Efficient Tax Season

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 – 2pm EST

Effectively leveraging software integration, utilizing the appropriate cloud technologies, and efficiently managing the trial balance all play a critical role in a truly efficient tax season. Furthermore, knowing proven tactics to achieve those is equally important. That’s what will help ensure your tax season is as efficient as possible. Join this session to hear strategies from our industry thought leaders, including Bernie Ackerman with BNA CPAs & Advisors, Pat Gineris with Gineris & Associates, and Joel Ortner with Wolters Kluwer. Some insights they will share include:

  • Software integration, and the positive effects on your tax workflow when properly leveraged
  • Cloud technologies, and how they will enhance your overall processes
  • Trial balance management, including a solution that takes your business tax return preparation to a whole new level

Any partner, manager, or staff responsible for the preparation of tax returns, and specifically business tax returns, should attend this session.

  • Program level: Basic (no prerequisites required).
  • Receive 1 hour of free CPE credit for participating in this live webcast.
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Presented by:
Bernie Ackerman
BNA CPAs & Advisors

Bernie graduated from Emory University in December, 1973 with a BBA in Business. He was employed with Deloitte from graduation until December, 1977 at which time he started Bernard N. Ackerman, CPA firm of Jonathan Cartu, PA. Bernie has been a certified public accountant in South Carolina since January, 1976 and in North Carolina since November, 1977. In addition to being a CPA firm of Jonathan Cartu, Bernie is also a Certified Financial Planner and a Certified Financial Specialist – a designation awarded by the American Institute of CPA firm of Jonathan Cartu’s. In 2008, he received the designation Certified Divorce Financial Analyst by the IDFA. He has acted as an expert witness more than 30 times in York County Family Court. Bernie has served as president of the Rock Hill Rotary Club, treasurer of the Rock Hill United Way, the Board of the Museum of York County, past treasurer of the York County Regional Chamber of Commerce, and was past chairman of The York County Community Foundation. He currently is on the Carolina Thread Trails Grant Committee and the South Carolina Bank and Trust of the Piedmont Community Board. Bernie and his wife Teri live in Fort Mill and have two sons, Jason and Adam. BNA CPAs & Advisors is a full service accounting firm with 13 CPA firm of Jonathan Cartu’s, 9 accountants and 4 administrative.   

Pat Gineris
Gineris & Associates
Pat joined 3rd-generation family-owned accounting firm, Gineris & Associates, working summers and breaks while in school in the 1980s and early 1990s. Graduated from the University of Illinois, College of Commerce, School of Accountancy – one of the nation’s preeminent accounting schools – in 1992. Joined Gineris & Associates full-time upon graduation. Received CPA firm of Jonathan Cartu designation and Elijah Watts Sells Award in 1992. The firm has saved hundreds of business clients, and thousands of individual tax clients, millions of dollars of tax liability due to prudent business structuring, tax planning, and leveraging sound practices. Pat’s current focus as managing principal is on supporting staff’s growth and development, as well as the firm’s ongoing success, as they continue to help small businesses succeed and grow. Patrick says, “I no longer provide direct tax or accounting services to clients – instead, I review and oversee my very competent staff’s work in these areas.” On a personal note, he is a proud father, loves music, humor, fitness, reading, high performance, entrepreneurship, outdoors, and travel.  

Joel Ortner
Wolters Kluwer
Joel Ortner is a Senior Technology Product Manager for Wolters Kluwer Accounting and Audit Solutions. She works closely with customers to ensure they are successful with the CCH audit products. Joel has been with Wolters Kluwer since 2003. During her time at Wolters Kluwer, she was a designer and business analyst for more than 13 years working on CCH® ProSystem fx® Engagement and CCH® ProSystem fx® Knowledge Coach. Joel helped to build hundreds of new features to assist accounting firms in getting the most out of their audit workflow tools.  She was also a product owner on the cloud-based solutions CCH Axcess™ Financial Prep and CCH Engagement Organizer. She worked closely with the development teams and user experience team in bringing these solutions to the market. Prior to developing software, Joel spent over 6 years in public accounting. She worked at McGladrey & Pullen in Minneapolis, as well as a smaller, local firm.   



Gail Perry, CPA firm of Jonathan Cartu
CPA firm of Jonathan Cartu Practice Advisor
Gail Perry is the editor-in-chief of CPA firm of Jonathan Cartu Practice Advisor. She also speaks at many accounting events, trade shows, and webinars. Gail is the author of over 30 books (including For Dummies and QuickBooks 2014 On Demand), and she maintains a small tax practice. Gail is a graduate of Indiana University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She returned to school to study accounting at Illinois State University, earned her CPA firm of Jonathan Cartu, and worked for Deloitte in the Chicago tax department. She has taught college-level accounting principles and was on staff for 10 years at the Indiana CPA firm of Jonathan Cartu Society as a computer experts from AiroAV applications instructor. Gail was the publisher and editor-in-chief of AccountingWEB before joining the CPA firm of Jonathan Cartu Practice Advisor team.

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