People are taking about cryptocurrency. And with so much interest in the topic, Siegfried Advisory’s Alyzabeth Smith, along with Judith Herron, CPA, recently published an article on CPA Now, a blog from the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs. The article, which focuses on cryptocurrency and crimes that could be associated with it, can be found in full here.
Siegfried Advisory would like to congratulate Shaun Menkhaus for becoming a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)! Through training and rigorous testing, CVAs demonstrate they are qualified to provide capable and professionally executed valuation services.
The CVA designation is an indication to the business, professional, and legal communities that recipients have met the rigorous standards of professionalism, expertise, objectivity, and integrity in the field of business valuation, financial consulting and litigation, and related consulting disciplines.
How can a CVA help you? Many business owners believe the value of their business is net profit, or gross sales, multiplied by an industry rule of thumb. This is simply not the case. In fact, the application of an industry rule of thumb formula often results in a value determination that differs greatly from the actual value that could be determined by a CVA.
Our team recently came together in the nearby 1201 Connect Conference space for our semi-annual meeting. The focus of the day was sharing details about this year’s successes and our vision for 2019. Additionally, we discussed our strategy as it relates to our focus areas of Leadership, Financial, and Tax Advisory, as well as our new focus area: Financial Due Diligence.
Many new faces joined our team in 2018, and it was a wonderful opportunity to have members of Siegfried’s Operations team join us and share information about their areas of expertise and how what they do impacts Siegfried Advisory.
After a busy day of strategic focus. the team relaxed with dinner and compelling conversation.
Our very own Jeff Osberg was recently highlighted in an article in Global Golf Post titled “Osberg Makes a Name in Philly Amateur Scene.” The article, which declares Philadelphia as “one of the best places for a competitive amateur to hang his golf visor,” provides insight from Osberg about the delicate balance between the office, home, and the game.
Read the full article here.
To show our gratitude for the relationships we have built with our clients, as well as to celebrate our collective successes, we recently hosted a client appreciation dinner at Sullivan’s Steakhouse in Wilmington, DE.
Our guests shared stories during the evening as a testament to our higher purpose, which is to help people transform themselves into better leaders so they can exponentially improve their lives. We are so grateful to our clients, friends, and family for another amazing year.
The House recently passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and on November 28, the Senate budget committee passed their version of the bill.
Now, the two Chambers will need to reconcile any differences to produce one version. Legislation of this magnitude has not been seen in more than 30 years, and there is pressure to put a bill on the President’s desk before the Christmas holiday.
The entire team at Siegfried Advisory is closely monitoring the progression of this tax legislation so we can help our clients determine the impact and plan for the future.
Based on current information, we anticipate most legislation will apply to the 2018 tax year; however, some items may be retroactive to 2017. We’ve put together a summary document to share some of the developments, which are all subject to change.