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MIDDLETOWN & POUGHKEEPSIE – For the second year in a row, JGS, CPA has been invited to speak at one of the National Beer Wholesalers Association conferences. This year, it will be the 82nd annual convention and trade show in Las Vegas, September 22-25, where participants will network and expand their industry knowledge at various seminars of their choosing.

“We have beer distributor clients in several states and of varying sizes,” Managing Partner Jason Giordano, CPA, said. “Accounting for beer distributors has really become an industry specialty of ours – that’s why events like this, even across the country, are a perfect fit for us.”

JGS will send Gary Cassiello, CPA, partner and shareholder, R.J. Martucci, CPA, director, and Brian Powers, vice president of client development, to give the presentation. Its four key areas of focus will be: fraud, financial statement compliance, benchmarking and succession planning.

“Fraud is a huge deal – but when you have a distracted business owner, or maybe someone who is a little bit lax or unaware of the finances – that’s when things can go awry,” Cassiello said. “It’s sad. These aren’t necessarily malicious people who want to make the company implode. They’re employees with problems who find a way to justify their actions. Prevention is key, because by the time we are called in, there can be significant damage.”

JGS has serviced the beer distributor industry for 50 years. The firm has been a member of the NWBA for several years and currently provides tax, audit and advisory services for its beer distributor clients. Membership in the NWBA continues to help JGS remain immersed in this industry.

“Some people wonder why this accounting niche exists in the first place. That’s usually based on the notion that an accountant’s job is done after a tax return is filed,” Martucci said. “A major part of what we do happens well before a tax return is filed.”

JGS, CPA, PC is an accounting, tax and advisory firm with offices in the Hudson Valley Region of New York. It was founded in 1932 in Middletown, New York. In 2015 the partners added a second location in Poughkeepsie to accommodate clients east of the Hudson River, primarily in Dutchess County. JGS, CPA offers accounting, tax and advisory among several other services to both a regional and national base of clients. JGS, CPA is more than just an accounting firm, they are business advisors. Their philosophy is one of collaborative effort, as they work alongside their clients to solve the problems and address the needs of their client’s specific business. With this team approach, JGS has become an expert in reaching beyond the numbers to address core business concepts and operational matters that impact the growth and protection of one’s business and assets. For more information, visit www.jgspc.com or call (845) 692-9500.