John Brian Fast, CPA

Accounting, Auditing, Taxes, & Technology

Should the SEC do more to police Wall Street?

  Senators Joe Manchin and Elizabeth Warren call for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to do more on Wall Street.

Collecting past due accounts is one of the most unpleasant business tasks

Here are some tips on how to make collections easier.

The feds want access to your iPhone

  Apple has made it impossible for the company to turn over data from most iPhones or iPads to the police, even when they have a search warrant. This new hard line, driven by its customers, is an attempt to… Continue Reading →

Tis the season for tax planning

    The end of the year is the time for some tax planning. Consider the time value of money.  A tax dollar saved this year is worth more than a tax dollar saved next year.  Also, tax law changes. … Continue Reading →

Should the SEC troll for bigger fish?

  The new Securities and Exchange Commissioner, Mary Jo White, will end her first full fiscal year running the SEC and will be able to claim an increase in its annual tally of cases, the first year-over-year rise since 2011.

Does your company have too much debt?

        Does your business have too much debt?     One measure of debt is the debt-to-equity ratio.  This ratio calculates the amount of debt a company takes on to finance its operations versus its amount of… Continue Reading →

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