GSA to Put On State Regulatory Workshop Pre-Telestrategies

GSA is glad to sponsor the Telestrategies’ Communications Taxation event May 13-15 at the Phoenix Biltmore in Phoenix, AZ.  In conjunction with the event GSA will offer a free State Regulatory (PUC) workshop the morning of May 13 on site.  This informative workshop will cover the following items;

Public Utility Commission Technical Filing Requirements – While many content providers and outsourced service providers focus on indirect tax, compliance with state Public Utility Commissions does not get the attention that is needed.  Your PUC license is a valuable asset of your business. Without focus on Regulatory Compliance this valuable asset can be lost or placed in jeopardy.  This Workshop will focus on the technical filing requirements of PUC compliance.

Case Study in Public Utility Compliance – Regulatory compliance issues, the rules driving commission remittances and imposition based on license type are the focus of the session.  We will also explore recent case studies and activity by the commissions to seek out non-compliant carriers.  This session will map a path, that will avoid the pitfalls of non-compliance and focus on what each licensed carrier type should be prepared for.

Licensing with the Public Utility Commission (A Company Asset) – This session will focus on the various licensing requirements for specific carrier types. The presenters will share the highlights of the process to obtain an asset license for your business, focusing on requirements, process, pitfalls, timeline and cost.

To register for free please follow the following link.  http://www.cvent.com/d/66qsc5/4W

We hope to see you there!

 

 

Industry Leading Trade Partners Team Up to Offer VoIP Evolution – Providing CLECs, IVPs, and VoIP Providers Local Number Access & Control Over Local Number Porting

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Global Strategic Accountants, LLC

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GSA has teamed up with two other industry leading suppliers to provide a cohesive solution to Evolve your VoIP or CLEC business through greater control over customer DIDs. This unique offering allows VoIP providers to gain greater control over the port in and out of customers DIDs. In recent studies, findings show that the average VoIP provider can not only gain greater control over their DID’s but in most cases, it can also result in a significant increase in profit.

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In 2016, the FCC changed the rule regarding qualifications for carriers who wish to manage their own DIDs. Prior to this ruling, only CLECs and ILECs could directly control DIDs, handle porting, gain access to local number pooling, and register to 911. Later in the year, the order was extended to VoIP and Wireless Carriers who register and qualify under the guidelines. In short, a VoIP or Wireless Carrier must be an Interconnected Carrier – either by their own infrastructure, or through interconnection agreements, and show proof that they can and will conform to the Numbering Database guidelines for managing the DIDs they possess.

Providers looking to enter this space, and take control of their numbering assets, are faced with an uphill regulatory battle on top of new administrative challenges. While it is now possible for VoIP and Wireless Carriers, the underlying requirements and procedural changes can be daunting and out of reach for most businesses without significant financial investment.

Porting.com has teamed up with Global Strategic Accountants, LLC (www.gsaudits.com) and Peerless Network(www.peerlessnetwork.com) to unveil a simplified method for VoIP and Wireless Carriers to scale their businesses through new revenue channels, reduced overhead, and enhanced control of their most important asset – numbers. This collaborative solution, aptly named VoIP Evolution, is a process by which providers can transition from a reseller to becoming an FCC-approved Interconnected VOIP Provider (IVP), establish wholesale interconnect agreements to gain access to the PSTN, and gain access to their own numbering resources for local and toll-free numbers.

Research has shown that there is significant cost savings associated with controlling numbering resources. Recurring DID fees are eliminated for numbers that are “on-net” (LATAs where the business has thousand blocks), and provisioning teams gain direct control of the pre-port (LSR) and port (SV Management) process, leading to greater customer satisfaction and faster activations. For numbers that are “off net” you still will have the ability to view and control activities with this program.

In a recent study performed by Global Strategic Accountants, LLC, a business with 15,000 DIDs under contract and 500 ports per month would realize an estimated monthly savings of $10,770. With return on investment being achieved in 2.79 months, the business would see an estimated $99,240 first year benefit and $116,172 benefit in the second year to devote towards additional support for managing the DIDs inhouse.

Together, through this collaborative solution, Global Strategic Accountants, LLC, Peerless Network and Porting.com, aim to grant local number control to providers who have yet to realize their most important business asset.

ABOUT GLOBAL STRATEGIC ACCOUNTANTS, LLC

Global Strategic Accountants, LLC was formed in 2002 with the goal of providing superior telecommunications consulting services and solutions to help clients meet their business needs. They are among the most recognized telecommunications consulting firms in the country and are a dynamic business spearheaded by industry leaders with proven track records of providing unparalleled first-class service to meet compliance and customer needs. Under their guidance, they are able to define clear objectives, deliver topnotch work, and meet deadlines to effectively provide assistance when businesses need it most.

ABOUT PORTING.COM

From CSR/LSR to SV activation and every step in between, Porting.com features full-service solutions for local number porting, CSR/LSR, LSMS, and local number query. With the most technologically-advanced, user- and developer-friendly TPP management and SOA platform on the market, as well as the only provider to include APIs with each subscription at no additional cost, Porting.com is leading the industry in LNP automation.

The overriding goal at Peerless Network is to simplify the interconnection process of telecommunication systems and enhance competitiveness in emerging markets. Peerless does this by building solutions that help customers lower their costs, scale more efficiently, enter new markets faster, and improve the quality of service they deliver to their own customers.

 

ABOUT PEERLESS NETWORK

Peerless offers a complete line of tandem, end-office and value-added services designed specifically to enhance competitiveness in the telecom market. Long Distance Providers, Wireless Carriers, Cable Companies, CLECs, VoIP and Enhanced Service Providers and telecom-intensive Enterprises all rely on Peerless Network to provide high-quality and innovative services, at market-driven rates.

Beth Brandenstein Heads UP GSA’s New Customer Success Department


For Immediate Release

Beth Brandenstein; Global Strategic Accountants, LLC’s VP of Compliance Operations, has accepted a new role at GSA as the VP of Customer Success effective February 1, 2019.

Beth joined our company in June of 2010 and is GSA’s longest standing employee. At that time, Beth was tasked with managing GSA’s growing Regulatory Compliance practice and successfully navigated GSA through three acquisitions and the roll out of GSA’s compliance management software, RBO®

Beth takes on this new position as GSA announces additional practices and service lines designed to streamline the telecommunications Back Office Accounting and Compliance offered by GSA. As the VP of Customer Success, Beth will be redefining the role GSA plays in managing the financial reporting responsibilities for carriers serving North America. From: Migrations and Onboarding to; GSA’s Mergers and Acquisition Due Diligence to; Post Acquisition support projects. Beth will be leading a team to ensure that our customers are well served by the advice and professional support teams GSA offers.

Filling her role in Regulatory Compliance is Doug Hoff, Manager of Compliance Operations and led by Joe Solana, the President and COO.

The Regulatory Compliance Team will be lead by Joe Solana, President and COO and managed by Doug Hoff, Compliance Manager.

contact GSA at (833)- 4gsatax

Join GSA at Channel Partners Conference and Expo in Las Vegas

GSA will once again be participating in the 2019 Channel Partners Conference and Expo at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV April 9-12.
Learn about our Cost Control and Revenue Assurance offerings to make profit a priority for your business in 2019. Additionally, you can learn about our back office accounting services and of course GSA’s best of breed compliance services for Tax and Regulatory.
GSA will be in booth 1235. We cannot wait to see you!
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Global Strategic Accountants Launches Back Office Accounting and Corporate Tax Services

For Release: January 4, 2019

Website:GSAudits.com
Global Strategic Accountants LLC Announces New
Bookkeeping and Corporate Tax Services

ATLANTA — Demand for Back Office Accounting support and Corporate Tax services lead Global Strategic Accountants LLC to offer several levels of Accounting support for the communications industry.

Managing the back-office accounting and other accounting functions such as cash flow management, vendor administration and reconciliations of various income and expense streams can be the difference between success and failure for growing companies. Whether you are a start-up or an enterprise, GSA has the expertise and automation to efficiently handle your back office accounting process and corporate and personal income taxes.

“This is a natural extension of GSA’s services and expertise,” said Zach LaHood CPA, GSA Controller. As a trusted advisor on tax policy and proven back office support processes you can work with professionals who understand your business and have the accounting experience to make your accounting process effortless, so you can focus on growing your business. “ We have several levels of support depending upon your unique needs. GSA’s team can work along side your staff or CPA to offer support and reporting where needed, “ Zach added.

Back Office Accounting Services include Support levels such as standard “Bookkeeping” support for monthly account reconciliation and quarterly reporting up to “Controller” level support for a more robust suite of services such as forecasting, cash flow management, payroll and more.

Business Tax Services can include Federal and State Income Tax returns with support on gathering financial data as needed.

About Global Strategic Accountants LLC
Global Strategic Accountants LLC provides regulatory, tax, and compliance accounting via a suite of services under the brand name RBO®. These Regulatory Back Office services manage regulatory rules and policies; billing-related customer experience management; carrier licensing; and, reporting and remittance. Within the telecommunications space, GSA provides revenue assurance through its latest service, RBO® TEM (Telecom Expense Management For more information, go to GSAudits.com or email Karine@gsaudits.com

Meet GSA at Vertex Exchange 2018

Learn from Tax and Technology experts, network with peers and find out what is new with one of the top tax content providers.  You can even get CPE credits and hands on training! To find out more go here

See you in beautiful Hollywood Beach, FL!

Global Strategic Accountants is Hiring – Indirect Tax Compliance Associate Intern

Global Strategic Accountants, LLC. is a full service telecom and transactions tax outsourcing and consulting firm, with customers from five continents. GSA is located in Alpharetta, GA. 

Financial and Regulatory compliance is one of the fastest growing areas of Accounting & Finance operations. As a North American leader in telecommunications turnkey solutions, Global Strategic Accountants ("GSA"), deals with a wide range of unique and emerging regulatory and indirect tax issues.

Joining the Compliance Operations team at GSA provides the opportunity for individuals to face these issues head on in a collaborative environment.

GSA is seeking an Indirect Tax Compliance Associate Intern to join our tax team.

Description & Responsibilities

Key responsibilities include:

  • Filing an array of indirect taxes across North America utilizing various methods (paper, efile, etc)
  • Researching tax implications based upon technology services being utilized
  • Resolution of reporting disputes with taxing authorities

Qualifications/Education and/or Experience Requested

By joining GSA you will become an integral player in building GSA's growing Compliance and Tax Operations team. The role will offer numerous opportunities to build processes to support the reporting and planning needs.

Location

GSA is located in Alpharetta, GA.

Compensation/Benefits

$15/hour

Reference Number

2008.001

How To Apply

Submit your contact information and resume to carol@gsaudits.com. Please note the reference number for the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

Global Strategic Accountants is Hiring – Licensing Department Clerk

Global Strategic Accountants, LLC is a leading practice in Tax and Regulatory consulting and services with customers from five continents. GSA is located in Alpharetta, GA. 

Position - Licensing Department Clerk

The primary function of the Licensing Department Clerk will be to support the Registration and the Project/Consulting Team in all assigned areas of projects, consulting engagements and registrations requirements for all clients for both tax and regulatory.

Description & Responsibilities

Strong desire to move ahead and take on more responsibility. Support the Registration and Project/Consulting Team as needed by sorting department documents, mailing registrations, contacting jurisdictions, and inputting database events

Qualifications/Education and/or Experience Requested

The position will require organization and meticulous attention to detail.

Location

GSA is located in Alpharetta, GA.

Compensation/Benefits

$30K-$35K/annually.Benefits offered, eligible after 90 day probationary period.

Reference Number

3907.002

How To Apply

Submit your contact information and resume to carol@gsaudits.com. Please note the reference number for the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

GSA is Hiring – Senior Manager, Regulatory Research

Senior Manager, Regulatory Research

Global Strategic Accountants LLC, a leading practice in Tax and Regulatory consulting and services with customers from five continents, is seeking a highly motivated individual to join our accounting and consultancy practice. GSA is in Alpharetta, GA.

Position - Senior Manager, Regulatory Research

This position serves as manager and supervisor of the Research Section within the Regulatory Research Department.

Description & Responsibilities

This position is the expert advisory role to the EVP, President and CEO of a leading telecommunications/energy tax and regulatory firm. Accordingly, it participates in the design, implementation and evaluation of Public Service and Public Utility programs, assigns reports, schedule reports and creates filing policies in all domestic jurisdictions and Canada. The position also requires immediate interpretation of new Public Service and Public Utility requirements, data requests and regulatory posturing obligations by unique state specific carrier type. The role reviews drafted legislation, federal rules and policy, as well as agency orders to assess impact on the client.  This position's duties also include researching, advising and assisting the EVP, President and CEO on a frequent basis. The position will require client interaction daily and will require on-site visits for client onboarding.

Qualifications/Education and/or Experience Requested

Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Must be adaptable, flexible, and able to work independently to accomplish tasks in a time sensitive manner.  Knowledge of:  state and federal laws impacting utility legislation; how to handle adversarial interactions; how to negotiate reasonable solutions; effective research techniques; ability to: plan, direct and coordinate activities of a complex, interrelated and interdependent nature, where unknowns and numerous contingency factors are involved; work with outside parties and establish a working relationship in order to accomplish program goals; interpret existing and proposal laws, policies and procedures and how they relate to utility regulations; assess the client specific impact, operational and organizational implications of existing and proposed legislative, policy and program decisions; formulate firm policies, procedures and guidelines; and serve as technical advisor and liaison with internal staff, clients and staff, industry, affiliate groups and local, state and federal agencies.  Analytical and computer skills required. Testing of analytical, computer and research skills will be part of the interview process.

Location

GSA is located in Alpharetta, GA.

Compensation/Benefits

Compensation based on experience.

Reference Number

4806.2.001

How To Apply

Submit your contact information and resume to carol@gsaudits.com. Please note the reference number for the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

GSA Launches New Telecom Expense Management Software

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D’Anne Hotchkiss

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D’Anne Hotchkiss

For Release: April 18, 2018                                                                                                Website:  GSAudits.com

 

Global Strategic Accountants LLC Announces New

 RBO® TEM Telecom Expense Management Services

for the Wholesale and Resale Carrier Market

  • Eliminate Overcharges from Carriers to Resellers
  • Find Unbilled Services from Resellers to Customers
  • Automated SaaS Replaces Manual Carrier Invoice and Contract Auditing

 

ATLANTA RBO® TEM (Telecom Expense Management) from Global Strategic Accountants LLC is a software-as-a-service product that systematically audits invoices from wholesale telecom carriers such as AT&T and Verizon as well as independent and local exchange carriers or resellers. TEM replaces manual efforts and ensures that resellers are not double-taxed and that the correct regulatory rules are applied to the bills.

“The worst scenario for carriers is to realize that they have been overcharged and were not able to recoup the costs because the time limit to claim those extra costs expired. RBO® TEM helps us challenge billing errors before the bill payment is even due,” said Samantha Maqueo, executive vice president of professional and corporate services, Global Strategic Accountants LLC. “Our reports help organizations by providing proof to support their claims of billing errors in a timely manner.”

“We literally have problems on every bill we receive. Manually auditing wasn’t working. We found every kind of mistake,” said Jim Shriver, unified communications service director, Onepath Systems. “This TEM solution has restored our control over cost and helped us focus on growth and profit.”

RBO® TEM is the first expense management solution with revenue assurance built in. For customers using billing service company Rev.io, RBO® TEM also links every wholesale cost element from the likes of AT&T and Verizon with elements on all end-user bills to ensure that resellers get every service billed to the end customer. “Rev.io’s new REST API can be used with GSA’s RBO® TEM so our mutual clients can capture all of their earned revenue,” said Rev.io Vice President of Sales and Marketing Evan Rice.

Customer trials show that the average reseller captures an additional 34 percent of gross profit by eliminating billing errors from their carriers. Overbilling, coupled with underbilling resale customers, is a costly and common issue in telecommunications.

“Invoice and contract auditing is the source of over half of the expense and revenue recovery by a carrier. The current process used by most carriers, like reverse audits, is archaic and outdated. We believe we have a first for our industry in mid-market revenue assurance automation. For every reseller, I say, ‘it’s time to automate!,’” said Matt LaHood, chief executive officer, Global Strategic Accountants LLC.

About Rev.io

Rev.io, recognized as an Inc. 5000 company, provides sophisticated billing-as-a-service (BaaS) to communications and Internet of Things (IoT) service providers, enabling them to manage their end customers’ subscriptions, usage, taxation, billing, and payments. To learn more about Rev.io, go to the Rev.io website or give us a call at 866-470-5502.

About Global Strategic Accountants LLC

Global Strategic Accountants LLC provides regulatory, tax, and compliance accounting via a suite of services under the brand name RBO®. These Regulatory Back Office services manage regulatory rules and policies; billing-related customer experience management; carrier licensing; and, reporting and remittance. Within the telecommunications space, GSA provides revenue assurance through its latest service, RBO® TEM (Telecom Expense Management). In addition, the company’s certified incubator aids international or mobile carriers entering the lucrative North American market. GSA serves customers on five continents.