BeachFleischman named a “10 Best Firms for Young Accountants” in the U.S.

Accounting Today Magazine has named BeachFleischman as one of the “10 Best Firms for Young Accountants” in the U.S.  Each year, Accounting Today and Best Companies Group recognizes the “100 Best Firms to Work For in the U.S.” — and this year they also picked the “10 Best Firms for Young Accountants.” This new report singles out the[ … ]

Phoenix Sees 2nd Highest Number Of Construction Jobs

In the past year, the Phoenix area saw the second highest number of new construction jobs in the country, according to an analysis of federal employment data by the Associated General Contractors of America. The association found only the Dallas metro area hired more workers (15,000) than Valley contractors (12,400) between September 2018 and September[ … ]

Industry Outlook 2019-2020: Construction

Construction leaders interviewed for this report anticipated revenue growth of 10 – 25 percent, which compares more conservatively to estimates in 2018. They indicated that fees are also up by 3 – 4 percent. Construction backlogs remain high and hover around nine months, with Phoenix cited as a high-growth area nationally for construction. Backlogs in[ … ]

Industry Outlook 2019-2020: Financial & Professional

BOK Financial completed its acquisition of CoBiz Financial, Inc. in late 2018, essentially creating a major footprint to expand financial services market share in both Arizona and Colorado. CFOs are taking on more duties in technology, human resources and operations (beyond traditional financial roles) in order to understand key performance indicators and the firm’s unique[ … ]

IRA charitable donations are an alternative to taxable required distributions

Are you charitably minded and have a significant amount of money in an IRA? If you’re age 70½ or older, and don’t need the money from required minimum distributions, you may benefit by giving these amounts to charity. IRA distribution basics A popular way to transfer IRA assets to charity is through a tax provision[ … ]

Industry Outlook 2019-2020: Health Care

There are signs of increasing mergers and alliances between health care providers that, when successful, allow for more negotiating power with payers and more diverse, ancillary services. According to health care M&A consultancy Irving Levin Associates, 2018 saw a record number of publicly announced transactions, primarily in skilled nursing and senior housing properties. Deal value,[ … ]