Update: MBAF to Exhibit at FIBA's Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Conference February 13-14

Jan 1, 2007

MBAF will be an exhibitor at this year’s Florida International Banking Association’s (FIBA) annual Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Compliance Conference on February 13-14, 2007 at the Radisson Hotel in Miami. The conference, attended by top i ...

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As 2006 Ends and the New Year Begins, Auto Dealership Should Focus On Effective Tax Strategies

Jan 1, 2007

As 2006 Ends and the New Year Begins, Auto Dealership Should Focus On Effective Tax Strategies By Santiago Pujals, CPA (spujals@mbafcpa.com) and Daniel Flugrath CPA, CFP (dflugrath@mbafcpa.com) published in Professional Auto News As 2007 begins, deal ...

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Redefining the Dealership: How a New, More Transparent Sales Process Will Lead to a New Way of Managing Expenses

Dec 1, 2006

For dealerships facing new financial challenges, the future of the automotive retail industry has been the subject of great speculation, and even greater frustration. As dealers attempt to find quick fixes to their revenue woes, long-term, structural ...

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Maintaining a High Performance Dealership: Keeping Fraud In Check Will Help Keep Your Business On Track

Dec 1, 2006

Ask any dealer what breakdown in business operations is most feared, and you will likely hear the word “fraud” in the answer. From the back office to the parts department and beyond, dealers face a very real threat from those few employee ...

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Ten Key Steps for the Successful Operational Audit

Dec 1, 2006

All bank account reconciliations should be completed properly and on a timely basis. Failure to do so can limit the detection of operational breakdowns throughout the dealership. Some items that cost a dealership, if not dealt with promptly, include ...

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Accounting For The Controller

Dec 1, 2006

An operational audit can provide invaluable information about the efficiency of your business. One specific area examined by the audit is the effectiveness and accuracy of your controller. Can you trust your controller not to steal from you? Can you ...

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Customer Satisfaction and the Bottom Line

Dec 1, 2006

Customer Satisfaction and the Bottom Line By Phil Villegas (pvillegas@mbafcpa.com) and Tony Argiz, CPA, ABV, ASA, CFE (targiz@mbafcpa.com) published in Professional Auto News While CSI may sound like a hit television show to many, the only crime we&# ...

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Fraud Detection Through Exception Reporting

Oct 1, 2006

Fraud Detection Through Exception Reporting By Phil Villegas (pvillegas@mbafcpa.com) and Tony Argiz, CPA, ABV, ASA, CFE (targiz@mbafcpa.com) published in Professional Auto News Talk to any dealer from coast to coast, and they will be able to colorful ...

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Accounting For the Controller (Part 1 of 2)

Sep 1, 2006

Accounting For the Controller (Part 1 of 2) By Phil Villegas (pvillegas@mbafcpa.com) published in Professional Auto News Can you trust your controller not to steal from you? Can you trust that your controller will catch someone else if they’re ...

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The Right Cash Reporting System Can Make Hefty IRS Fines a Thing of the Past

Jul 1, 2006

The Right Cash Reporting System Can Make Hefty IRS Fines a Thing of the Past By Tony Argiz, CPA, ASA, ABV, CVA, CFE (targiz@mbafcpa.com) and Santiago Pujals, CPA (spujals@mbafcpa.com) published in Professional Auto News Adherence to cash reporting re ...

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