Manufacturing Companies Beware: CCPA May Impact Your Business

January 20, 2021By Keith Hamasaki

This is one of the articles in the KROST Quarterly Manufacturing Issue, titled “Manufacturing Companies Beware: CCPA May Impact Your Business” by Keith Hamasaki, CPA. The California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) is a comprehensive framework to protect California residents (consumers). Effective January 1, 2020, data protection became a California requirement for businesses. All businesses that … Read More

Accounting for PPP Loans and Forgiveness

September 2, 2020By Keith Hamasaki

This is a preview of one of the articles in the new KROST Quarterly Manufacturing Issue, titled “Accounting For PPP Loans and Forgiveness” by Keith Hamasaki, CPA. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed by President Trump to help keep small businesses afloat amid the mandated COVID-19 related closures. The CARES … Read More

Coronavirus and Its Impact on Financial Reporting

March 23, 2020By Keith Hamasaki

Nothing has gripped us quite like the Coronavirus (COVID-19). It has begun to affect all facets of life, from travel bans, school closures, meetings, and even financial reporting. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) has an Accounting Standard Codification (ASC) that addresses unforeseen circumstances occurring after the balance sheet date but before the audit is issued. … Read More

Can OZ Work for You? Accounting for Qualified Opportunity Zone Funds

January 28, 2019By Keith Hamasaki

Below is a preview of one of the articles in the new KROST QUARTERLY Real Estate Issue, titled “Can OZ Work for You?” by Keith Hamasaki, CPA If you’ve ever wanted to help revitalize an economically distressed community but couldn’t justify it economically to generate enough capital from investors, then the new Opportunity Zone Program … Read More

Trade Wars: A Whole New World

October 2, 2018By Keith Hamasaki

Below is a preview of one of the articles in the new issue, “Trade Wars: A Whole New World” by Keith Hamasaki, CPA. Trade Wars: A Whole New World Another week, another new list of potential tariffs on imported manufactured products. If you’re manufacturing in China, Europe, Canada, or Mexico the potential trade war will … Read More

Career in Accounting: Audit or Tax

September 17, 2018By Keith Hamasaki

Campus recruiting is a daunting, time consuming and necessary task for students looking to enter public accounting. As a professional on the other side of the table, I can’t tell you the number of times the icebreaker is “audit or tax”. This is a common icebreaker but very few students know the answer, audit or … Read More

Accounting for Net Neutrality

June 10, 2018By Keith Hamasaki

We recently published our new KROST Quarterly Magazine which is packed full of articles and insider knowledge focusing on tech topics. Here is an excerpt from the article “Accounting for Net Neutrality” by Assurance & Advisory Director Keith Hamasaki, CPA: “When it comes to technology nothing has taken the business world by storm like cryptocurrency. … Read More

Accounting for Throttling, the New Net Neutrality

February 13, 2018By Keith Hamasaki

When it comes to technology nothing has taken the business world by storm like cryptocurrency. However, something that slid under the radar and continues to slide under the radar with ever lasting effects are the changes to the Net Neutrality Rules. Net Neutrality is dead, but what does this even mean? Net Neutrality is the … Read More