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Digital Fraud: What It Means For You

Technology has allowed companies to evolve, grow and be more efficient. Unfortunately, with all that is great with technology there is still an inherent risk of fraud that comes with it. This guest piece "How Technology is Shaping the Fight Against Fraud" written by BookKeeping Express CEO Keith Mueller on Inc.com talks about those risks and what small to medium sized business can do to protect themselves from those risks. Some quick takeaways from the article:

  • Double edged sword of technology gets sharper
  • Improved information security will be a major priority
  • Employee theft and fraud will continue to be a serious threat
  • What can companies do?

Fraud will always be a concern for any company of any size. However, with the right processes in place and a proper management structure with the correct checks and balances will help protect against most risks out there that threaten your business.

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Tax season is upon us, are you ready?

Great Tax Tips

BKE CEO Keith Mueller offered up some quick thoughts on “Last-Minute Bookkeeping Tips Before You See the Tax Man” on Entrepreneur.com. We think checklists are especially handy when you’re trying to figure out what to do to make sure you have everything in place for tax prep. Some of his suggestions included:

  • File for an extension
  • Gather all fiscal records
  • Sort and categorize financial documents
  • Make sure all income is documented

If you want more great tips like this, read the full article ““Last-Minute Bookkeeping Tips Before You See the Tax Man” and make sure to sign up for the BKE Newsletter!

BKE's Keith Mueller Talks Employee Theft Prevention During the Holidays

It’s a fact that small to medium size business struggle with occupational fraud during the holidays. BookKeeping Express CEO Keith Mueller wrote "Preventing Holiday Season Employee Theft" in Small Business Opportunities. The article recommends that business owners safeguard their company during the holiday season and beyond with the following steps:

  • Pre-employment background checks
  • More than one employee overseeing the financial system
  • Limit employee access to back-office information
  • Spot-check audits
  • Outsource sensitive financial systems

Enjoy the full article and have a happy, safe and fraud-free holiday season!

Executive Ladder: Keith Mueller

BookKeeping Express CEO Keith  Mueller was featured in the Franchise Times January 2014 Executive Ladder feature.

The new CEO of BookKeeping Express is Keith Mueller, a 27-year managing partner of Accenture who also served on the board of the franchise company since 2010. Mueller is credited with helping to build the BookKeeping Express Team Center, which gives clients access to a team of professionals to support their business, as a board member. One objective as CEO is to bring “cutting-edge modernization to business bookkeeping,” the company said. Greg Jones, who was CEO, will continue on as chairman of the board.

The True Story of a Disrupted Industry, Talent Retained, and Beer Pong

In this fantastic Fast Company article, Dayna Steele interviewed BookKeeping Express CEO Keith Mueller to learn his secret sauce for managing a growing company that is disrupting a traditional industry in a big way.

You likely do not often think of bookkeeping and beer pong in the same thought.

That is, unless you are thinking about Keith Mueller, the new CEO of BookKeeping Express. Mueller is credited with creating a vibrant culture that attracts and retains bright, young talent in a stereotypically conservative (dare I say boring) industry and market.

Mueller’s methods sound more like he is running a tech startup in Silicon Valley than a bookkeeping organization in the bastion of a traditional “we always do it this way” industry and work environment of Washington D.C. The BKE CEO offered these thoughts on what he is doing and why: