Category Archives: Employees

Accountants do have a life during tax season….

…How about the good fortune of having your season tickets pulled in the lottery for SUPER BOWL 50!! Ralph Shinn, partner with our firm is a die-hard Broncos fan and has been since his early days growing up in southern Colorado. A native of Colorado, he has seen the team’s ups and downs over the…

Have you considered offering telecommuting (working from home) as an option to your employees?

Allowing employees to telecommute can be a “win-win” for employees and employers. Potential benefits to employees include: Improved work-life integration Reduction or elimination of commuting costs Increased job satisfaction Time savings Potential benefits to employers that offer telecommuting include: Increased productivity Decreased office costs Lower turnover rates Expanded talent pool Many of our staff at…

Why Christmas Bonuses DON’T Matter

Is a Christmas bonus a good practice for small business owners? Recent studies by Hewitt Associates and Bank of America show only about 40-50% of companies were planning on paying out a Christmas bonus. They found most companies found it more beneficial to use financial incentives based on performance, which typically outweigh any income paid…

Virtual Career Fair – Our Experience

At Clearpath Accountants we embrace technology and the new opportunities that it creates. Because our business model allows our staff to work from anywhere with a secure internet connection, what better way to look for talent than a “virtual career fair”?What is a virtual career fair, you ask? Well, we set up our virtual booth…

How do I shift my business culture?

Any small business owner who has had to write a business plan understands there are a number of components that make a business successful. Usually, these businesses start with an entrepreneurial dream and, as the business grows, the systems start to fall into place. However, there has to be a strategy behind them or the…

A minimum wage hike to $15 an hour?

Could a minimum wage increase be a good idea? A Colorado Accountant gives his opinion. The US Department of Labor website states, “Since 1938, the federal minimum wage has been increased 22 times,” and that “an overwhelming majority of Americans support an increase.” (source: http://www.dol.gov/minwage/mythbuster.htm) Overall, raising minimum wage to keep up with inflation and…

Fair or Too Far?

In the world of competitive job markets like Silicon Valley, perks and freebies have come to be the norm for many companies interested in attracting and retaining top talent. Gym memberships, over the top meals, haircuts and even shuttles or private buses for employees are just a few of the perks several organizations make available…

The Closer You Are To The Cash Register

By Colin Grubb I recently attended an IRS audit on a client’s behalf. While there, the auditor asked me “what is LinkedIn?”  My client is an outside salesman and, if you are reading this, you may initially be just as shocked as I was at the question.  I asked her if she had heard of…

Victor Amaya Featured in the AICPA ‘CPAs of Color’

“A graduate of Colorado State University (CSU), Mr. Amaya recently earned his CPA and is co-chair of PricewaterhouseCooper’s diversity recruiting committee in the Denver area. While at CSU, he served as two-term president of the Beta Alpha Psi chapter and assisted in the development and delivery of a new financial literacy project for high school…

Interns: To pay or not to pay…

Ahh summer. Barbeques, pools, tan lines and… internships. Now is the time of year when many young people start taking internship positions in companies to hopefully propel forward their experience in their chosen industry, as well as possibly make a few networking connections. As a business owner, an intern might be something your company is…