John Rizzo

John Rizzo
John is the partner in charge of the accounting and auditing department of the firm.
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Navigating the New Normal: Customer Service

You’d be hard-pressed to find a business that doesn’t value its customers, but tough times put many things into perspective. As companies have adjusted to operating during the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic fallout, prioritizing customer service has become more important than ever.

Are Your Internal Controls Effective in a Remote Work Environment?

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed life as we know it over the last several months, and businesses have been forced to adapt to the ‘new normal’, which in many cases, means having an entirely remote workforce for the first time ever.

SBA Closes EIDL Advance Program

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced that it has closed its Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Advance program after granting the entirety of its $20 billion in emergency funding to nearly 6 million small businesses, including non-profit organizations, sole proprietors, and independent contractors impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

SBA Reopens EIDL Program to Small Businesses and Non-profits

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced that it has reopened the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program to eligible applicants still struggling with the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reevaluating Your 2020 Budget in Light of COVID-19

As we approach the halfway mark of one of the most unprecedented years in recent history, many businesses are operating under completely different financial circumstances than they were when they outlined their 2020 budget. As states begin to reopen, now is a critical time to reevaluate your budget and forecast for the remainder of the year and beyond.

How Your Financial Statements Can Help You During an Economic Crisis

The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced business owners to reevaluate their operations and make difficult decisions on how to best move forward. Looking to your financial statements—your statement of cash flows, balance sheet, and income statement—can help you make rational, informed decisions during these tough times.

Cost Management: A Budget's Best Friend

If your company comes in over budget year after year, you may want to consider cost management. This is a formalized, systematic review of operations and resources with the stated goal of reducing costs at every level and controlling them going forward.

5 Ways Businesses Can Go Green

Going green in the workplace is a great way to protect our earth and increase awareness of the importance of environmental sustainability. Implementing sustainable practices in your business can drive profitability, attract new customers, motivate employees, increase efficiency, and help to protect the environment. Here are some easy ways to encourage sustainability in your business and do your part to protect our planet.

5 Tips for Preventing a Cyber Security Breach

In today's world, we hear about cyber security breaches all the time. They impact businesses of all sizes, from corporate giants like Target and Equifax, to small local businesses. Malicious individuals can gain access to a private network through any number of weak points, causing real damage to the business and their clients—damage that is often extremely expensive to repair, and can be irreparable in terms of reputation.

7 Things to Look for in a Part-Time CFO

Many of our clients are turning to CRR for outsourced CFO services, to help them manage their finances and accelerate their growth. Hiring a part-time, or "fractional" Chief Financial Officer (CFO) gives smaller businesses access to a professional with years of experience and an outside perspective, while avoiding the high annual salary that a seasoned, full-time CFO would typically require.

A part-time CFO can help your company focus on they key financial elements that will take your business to the next level. Do you think a part-time CFO could benefit your business? Here are 7 key characteristics to look for during the hiring process: