Our Two Cents

Tax Rhetoric v Tax Reform

In recent weeks, President Trump’s administration published its tax reform goals, which resulted in much discussion and little clarity. The goals, which have not yet been translated into bills, would double most people’s standard deduction, eliminate many itemized deductions, and retain deductions for home mortgage...

Eric Swenson on HR: Evolve or Die

Eric Swenson, Founder and Managing Director of our sister company, RSJ/Swenson, is an author, speaker, and consultant who works with businesses throughout the United States and Canada to train and improve management and develop professional talent. In his most recent article for Talent Economy, he predicts...

“Five Eyes on the Fence: Human Capital” Featured on RBI Website

RSJ founding partner Tony Rose is not just an experienced accountant, he is also the author of two books: "Say Hello the Elephants" and "Five Eyes on the Fence." His thesis that a business's success must be measured not just by Financial capital, but by...

Tony Rose Quoted in “Your Client’s Taxes Under Trump”

Private Wealth Magazine writer Carol J. Clouse spoke with founding partner Tony Rose for her article "Your Client's Taxes Under Trump." If you've been curious about how our 45th President's economic plans will affect those who you advise, please click here to read the full...

The Five Capitals – A Cheat Sheet

The success or failure of a business lays in understanding the potential and actual consequences of more than financial capital. ...

Micro Promises

Most of us keep our big promises, but all too often, we make tons of tiny little “micro-promises” that we either never keep....

President-Elect Trump’s Impact on Your Taxes

While some are happy and some are protesting the election of Donald Trump as our next president, one thing is certain: Changes will be made to the tax and business climate. Many are speculating about what might happen, but no one really knows what President-Elect...

Feature: Kira Masteller

Kira Masteller is not only a well respected Estate Planning attorney, she is also the president of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association....

At Level

June is employee review month at Rose, Snyder & Jacobs. It is a month of reflection, recounting, and projection....

Katie’s Perspective

When tragedy happens, you can either let it overcome you, or you can sit with the pain that you feel long enough to harness it and turn it into power....

Please, Oh Please: Let the Air Escape!

I have always been a loud talker. The employees who sit in cubicles outside my office can attest to this. Why, just this morning alone, they heard more than a few expletives that escaped from the walls of my office. Many of them probably know personal details...

Swatting a Fly with a Sledgehammer

When someone is interested in purchasing another business, it is common practice to hire an accounting firm to investigate the affairs of that prospective purchase. We recently welcomed one such firm to complete some due diligence on one of our clients....

Tapping Into Social Capital for a Great First Impression

Founding Partner Tony Rose has written and spoken about the important role Social Capital plays in the success of your business. So, it is not surprising that at RSJ we place a great deal of importance on your first point of contact with our firm. Meet...

Pain Denial Syndrome (PDS) – One of the Best Kept Dirty Little Secrets

Our great friend and mentor, Dr. Brad Spencer of Spencer, Shenk, Capers, has spent a lifetime considering and counseling business executives. He recently shared this previously unpublished article on suffering. He has given me permission to share his wisdom with all of our friends and...

On the Passing of My Son

My son was taken from us on July 27, 2015. He was just one month and one day shy of his twenty-ninth birthday. The loss was extreme and shocking for everyone who knew him—for his mother and his little sister, for his many friends and...

New Business Tax Provisions Under the Affordable Care Act

At RSJ, we pride ourselves on staying on top of newly implemented regulations and requirements. As part of its primary purpose to facilitate healthcare reform, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes key tax provisions that affect businesses, and so we felt it is important to...

How To Wrap Up Your Next Speech

When doing any public speaking it’s important to remember that you’re taking other people’s time; whatblah may be interesting to you may not be to them. The best advice I ever heard about public speaking came from communications expert Gary Hankins, which was something like...