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Eco Friendly Accounting

Eco-friendly accounting - Sobul, Primes & Schenkel CPA - Los Angeles

How firms like SPS can go green without sacrificing client services Just how eco-friendly is your home or business? It’s something we ask ourselves all the time. And we are constantly seeking out new ways to conserve resources wherever possible. So here are some of the things we have figured out and implemented. From a firm perspective, we have worked Read More »

Hong Kong: A local’s take on the great city

Staff Accountant Vivienne Leu Interview Hong Kong - SPS CPA

Questions and Answers with Vivienne Lau, SPS Staff Accountant Q. What do you miss most about living in Hong Kong? A. I miss the liveliness. Hong Kong is a small but very densely populated city, just like New York. Hong Kong has a population of nearly seven million and most take public transportation to get around. There are a lot Read More »

Loan Crisis? Not if you have good credit and are a client of SPS

Loan Crisis - Sobul, Primes & Schenkel CPA Los Angeles

How our special relationship with City National Bank benefits you Listening to the media about the crisis in the loan industry would leave anyone thinking it is virtually impossible to get a good loan these days. Whether that’s true or not for the general public, it isn’t for those with good credit, and those who are clients of Sobul, Primes Read More »

Exercising judgment, not fingers

Technology - Sobul, Primes & Schenkel CPA, Los Angeles

Elegant technology solutions with David Primes, Shareholder with an emphasis in technology As many of you may know, David Primes has a passion for technology. He is always looking forward out of genuine fascination with innovation, but also to deliver on the Sobul, Primes & Schenkel promise of providing peace of mind to our clients. If you ask David where Read More »

The Water Buffalo Club

Helping Children - Sobul, Primes & Schenkel CPA Los Angeles

Thoughts from Rick Schenkel, immediate past president This is our nineteenth year helping local children’s charities. Our objective is simple: to help out underprivileged children in the Los Angeles area, and have fun doing it. Since our inception, we have supported over 100 charitable organizations that service children and their families, literally touching the lives of thousands of Los Angeles Read More »

A Magical Villa, the Thinnest Crust

Island of Capri - Sobul, Primes & Schenkel CPA Los Angeles

Secret pleasures on the Isle of Capri Normally, we would share a story here about global accounting issues. But, sometimes it is just too irresistible to share something a little more personal. As many of you know, Rick Schenkel is a dedicated lover of Italian cuisine, wines and culture. Here is one of his favorite destinations. If you journey to Read More »

The #1 Challenge: Attracting & Keeping Great Staff

Sobul, Primes & Schenkel CPA Los Angeles Building

Attracting and keeping great people is the number one challenge facing accounting firms today. Actually, if you ask almost any business owner, he or she will say their people are their most important asset. As a firm, we put a lot of emphasis on this challenge. As you may have seen in our last newsletter, most of the partners and Read More »

Leave The Accounting To Us

Business Management - Sobul, Primes & Schenkel CPA Los Angeles

Expansion of the Business Management Department Imagine a nurse practitioner being asked to perform brain surgery. It wouldn’t be fair to her and probably wouldn’t lend a lot of confidence to the patient. That’s what it can be like when small internal accounting departments or bookkeepers are asked to manage every financial aspect of a business entity. In these situations Read More »

Spotlight on Retirement Plans

Retirement Planning - Sobul, Primes & Schenkel CPA

What you need to know about recent law changes and creative retirement plan strategies By Dick Kaplan, Benefit Planning, Inc. When businesses are highly profitable, retirement plans should be considered because these plans can have a dramatic impact on your tax bill. I know from working with SPS over the years that many of their clients have very successful businesses Read More »