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HORNE COVID-19 Resources

This page brings together resources and insights to help make change an opportunity for, instead of a disruptive force on your business.

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HORNE Video: Let Me Know

🎬 Let Me Know. Having your “I”s dotted and “T”s crossed is important. But you need more than just compliance. Most business decisions have operational, tax, personal or long-term financial repercussions. HORNE can help.

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HORNE Video: Be Proud

🎬 CPAs are awesome! And we should know. HORNE is a professional services firm founded on a cornerstone of public accounting. But HORNE didn’t stop there. We added even more talent & skills to solve our clients’ biggest issues.

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HORNE Video: More Than

MORE THAN. We focus on construction, cybersecurity, economic recovery, financial institutions, franchise, healthcare, M&A and public & middle market companies nationwide. We also offer technology & business acceleration services. And yes, we do taxes.

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Financial Institutions Town Hall

Financial institutions are important in our nation’s COVID-19 response and recovery, but are facing some challenges as regulations continue to evolve. HORNE Financial Institutions team hosted a live town hall discussion where we shared the latest insights

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SBA 7(a) Paycheck Protection Program Forgiveness Assistance Information

Applicants that submit complete, supported forgiveness information will receive the maximum loan forgiveness and have their approvals processed quickly.

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Beware: Phishing Emails Target COVID-19 Small Business Loans

Hackers are using the rush to obtain loan proceeds as an opportunity to take advantage of unsuspecting business owners. You must remain vigilant regarding this and other phishing attempts.

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U.S. Chamber Foundation Launches Save Small Business Fund

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation launched the Save Small Business Fund to provide assistance to small business owners impacted by coronavirus. 

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Act Now to Benefit from SBA Relief Loan

SBA 7(a) Relief Loans offered under the PPP cover payroll and other specific expenses for small businesses for an eight-week period.

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Mergers and Acquisitions Webinar

Profit at the meeting point- Merger & Acquisition from the buyer and seller perspective. 

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Financial Institutions Cybersecurity Webcast

HORNE LLP banking specialist Mike Skinner, CPA, Senior Manager of IT Assurance and Risk Services addresses the cybersecurity skills crisis threatening banks in 2015.

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A Step-by-Step Guide to CECL Implementation

Allowance for loan losses standard (ASU 2016-13) known as CECL (Current Expected Credit Losses) is here. Download our E-book A Step-by-Step Guide to CECL Implementation and check out our resources to help prepare your institution for a successful implementation.

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8 Steps to Effective CECL Implementation

The new Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) impairment standard represents the biggest change to financial institution accounting in decades. The challenge for most financial institutions is not to think of CECL as a compliance exercise, but to leverage it to create business opportunity. 

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Chart Your Course to the New Revenue Recognition Standard

This outline provides an overview of the steps needed to ensure a smooth transition to the new standard. HORNE’s Financial Institutions group can guide you with strategic insights and training.

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Prepared for the New Lease Standards?

Only 10% of finance and accounting professionals believe their companies are prepared to comply with the new lease accounting standards. Here are three initiatives you can begin now to ensure your company is ready.

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4 Hard Trends Banks Should Prepare for in 2018

With a historic tax reform in place and an economy that continues to show signs of strength, we have a positive outlook for 2018. As we reflect on 2017, a...

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How Banks Can Serve Clients Better with the New Brokered Deposits

Partly because of economic volatility, longer-term brokered CDs have become more competitive in the past few years. In recent regulatory proposals, the competitive environment could get significantly more challenging. Traditional...

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By Implementing Technology Early, Financial Institutions Reap Greater Benefits

For some years now, financial institutions (FIs) of all sizes have been tasked to leverage new technology. In many cases, integrating new solutions has come as part of larger regulatory...

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2018 Regulatory Changes Your Bank Should Be Watching

At the turn of 2017, the U.S. environment was best described as unsettled and uncertain. With the unexpected election results, President Trump entered Washington with a stance that “excessive rulemaking...

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4 Steps to Prepare for Regulatory Change in 2018

Banks had a recent win in Washington. Behind closed doors, President Trump signed a Congressional bill to overturn the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) rule banning mandatory arbitration clauses.[1] As...

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How Banks Should Prepare for HMDA Changes

In September, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued its final ruling on an amendment to Regulation B of the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA). It also noted its intent...

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Regulators are Striving to Ease Capital Rules for Small Banks

“Regulation is killing community banks.” Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin In March, regulators announced that they would launch an effort to ease capital rules for smaller institutions. In June, a Treasury...

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Is Your Bank Winning at Customer Experience in the Digital Economy?

As every football fan knows, the "hurry-up offense" is a staple in many playbooks. (For those of you unfamiliar with the term, in a “hurry-up offense,” the offense tries to...

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2 Reasons Your Bank Should Have Already Begun CECL Implementation

As banks navigate through their CECL implementation, many are experiencing challenges and uncertainties along the way. Since last summer when the new standard was announced, we’ve advised banks to get...

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4 Steps to Help Millennials Build Wealth and Security

As the adage says, one of the surest ways to combat fear is to confront it head on. Financial anxiety is one of those fears. For 85% of adults, concerns...