Take these steps to help prevent fraud in your business


How can you prevent employee fraud in your business? Here are four suggestions.


  • Screen job applicants. Check work references, criminal records, and professional recommendations. By instituting a screening policy, you may save a lot of cash and grief. Just remember to treat every applicant equally, and get written permission for background checks.


  • Reconcile bank accounts. A standard and simple internal control is to separate employees who pay bills and make deposits from those who reconcile accounts. As an owner, making time to personally review deposits and disbursements on a regular basis can deter fraudulent billing or cash skimming schemes.


  • Secure inventory and supplies. This can be as simple as regularly changing combinations on warehouse doors or locking supply cabinets. Laptop computers are especially vulnerable to theft, so make a priority of securing them.


  • Get a cash control review. Having a trained set of eyes inspect your books, records, and operations can pay for itself many times over. Skilled auditors can ferret out scams and help your business develop stronger controls against criminals, both inside and out.


If you'd like assistance with this or any of your business concerns, give us a call at 203-468-8133.

Did hear the news that Microsoft will soon be ending is offer to allow free upgrades for older versions of its Windows Operating System to Windows 10? The deadline to download and install the free upgrade is July 29th, 2016. To read more about it please follow this link: https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2016/05/05/windows-10-now-on-300-million-active-devices-free-upgrade-offer-to-end-soon/


Its very important that you first check with your Veterinary software provider before installing the Windows 10 upgrade. The most progressive Veterinary software providers have already ensured that the most recent versions of their software is compatible with Windows 10, however is still vitally important that you call their technical support lines to double check that you are running the latest version of their software, and that any other associated programs you have installed are also Windows 10 compatible.


Once you have verified that your veterinary software is Windows 10 compatible you can purchase any new or replacement computers for your practice with Windows 10 preinstalled installed and save yourself a round of operating system upgrades in the future.

An article from CPA Practice Advisor on Stock vs. Asset Sale as a parameter to business valuation engagements.

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Learn more about how some veterinarians are changing their office space and professional image to reduce pet and owner stress about coming to the office. Let us know what you think about this growing trend and if you’re planning on getting certified as a fear-free clinic.


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A LinkedIn artcile written by: 

Speaker, Author, Clinician, Holistic Healing and Nutrition Expert for Pets and their People




This is a video launched by Henry Schein Animal Health as part of their 2014 Veterinary Pharmacy Diets and Data Solutions Workshop. It features Burzenski & Company's Gary I. Glassman, CPA along with other respected and well-known financial experts in veterinary business today. The topic: 2014 Nutrition Volume and Profitability.

Says Gary, "Make sure you watch the video. It really talks to the state of the veterinary industry. It was great working with Fritz Wood, Marsha Heinke and Karen Felsted."