It seems Halloween is not just for kids anymore. Adults are joining in on the fun and having a significant impact on the economics of the holiday. Halloween expenditures are expected to hit record numbers this year. The fact that the holiday falls on a Friday this year encourages even more spending. The National Retail…

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Lisa joined Fortiviti as the Office Manager in May 2014. She has spent the past several years working as a preschool teacher and raising her kids, but is excited to be back in accounting. Lisa started her career with the internal audit division at UMB Bank, where she was exposed to many areas of bank…

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Game 7 of the World Series is tonight! The Royals are gearing up to #TaketheCrown and you may be gearing up to head to a bar or restaurant to watch it unfold. As you participate in whatever festivities you have planned, remember, there are those who could not afford a meal at a restaurant, let…

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Fortiviti {Four – ti – vi – tee} originates from the combination of fortitude and productivity. Fortitude is essential to enduring the roller coaster ride of entrepreneurship and business ownership. And, our goal is to increase productivity to result in greater success.

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Amelia works as a staff accountant on one of the client service teams at Fortiviti. Her love for small business and entrepreneurship began with the inception of her fiancé’s business, Countryside Lawn & Landscape, LLC. In helping to run the company, Amelia wore many hats: business owner, bookkeeper, laborer, marketing consultant and was a large…

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What a great day! Thanks to all of you who participated in our chili drive, we were able to donate 50 pounds of food to Harvesters yesterday! As a team, we volunteered at the Harvesters warehouse to sort and package bread. Because bread can have such a short shelf life, it’s important for the bread…

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The average annual cost of an entry-level accountant is nearly $51,000 (according to salary.com). This doesn’t include the cost of training, computer equipment, software, and other supplies to make them productive.

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It’s been said by many, that Leaders are Readers. Harry S. Truman may have been the first, but he was not the last. Personally, I love reading, but find that unless I make it a priority and commit to it, a year will go by and I cannot name one book that I have read.…

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Ok – we HAVE to post about the Royals! Fortiviti calls Kansas City home and it is a great time to be in Kansas City! It’s not just that the Royals are going to the World Series for the first time in nearly 30 years (though that’s pretty awesome!). But, it’s how they are playing…

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Casie is a controller for one of our client service teams at Fortiviti. Her professional career began in the audit division of KPMG, where she specialized in manufacturing companies. Her involvement with those clients provided direct experience with physical inventories, inventory management and internal controls. Casie also gained experience in Sarbanes Oxley while at KPMG.…

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