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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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

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

GSA Launches New Telecom Expense Management Software

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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.

Global Strategic Accountants Acquires Sales Tax Associates, Inc.

For Immediate Release: September 22, 2017

Global Strategic Accountants, LLC (GSA) acquires Sales Tax Associates, Inc.

Alpharetta GA–Global Strategic Accountants, LLC (GSA), the recognized leader in full service, telecommunications tax and regulatory compliance outsourcing has agreed to purchase Sales Tax Associates, Inc (STA). STA is headquartered in Austin TX and is another leading Tax and Regulatory compliance service provider for both the Telecommunications and Energy sectors. This acquisition is the second for GSA and was preceded by GSA’s acquisition of Regulatory Back Office, now RBO® in 2009. “I am so proud of GSA and its ability to merge with STA, a company that has provided impeccable service to its clientele. Their commitment to excellence is widely appreciated by their customers and is exactly the type of commitment we expect from our team.” Matt LaHood – CEO for GSA.

Sales Tax Associates, Inc. was founded by Daniel Tarrillion, a CPA from Austin TX. He and his team serve some of the largest carrier organizations in the industry. “We have worked together and collaborated with GSA on and off for the last six years. It is not often that two companies can have such compatibility with their teams and philosophies. We look forward to merging our knowledge and expertise with the GSA team and their operational systems. Their innovations were very important to me in making the decision to join forces.” Daniel Tarrillion – Executive Vice President for GSA.

GSA most recently announced the release of their portal systems, RBO® CostTracker, RBO® NoticeTracker, and RBO® CertTracker. GSA continues to expand the reach of these services while enhancing the systems themselves. “GSA’s focus is on transparency and customer service. For far too often, outsourced compliance has been a “black box” service. At GSA, we collaborate with our customers to manage the entire enterprise from customer experience billing policy to the actual performance to tax jurisdictions. In today’s business environment, there are too many chances to get something wrong. Sharing our process and being in contact with the client gives them control and peace of mind. This is the single biggest driver of our rapid growth in the industry. – Joe Solana, President and COO for GSA.

Global Strategic Accountants, LLC now has the most experienced team for Telecommunications Regulatory and Tax Compliance Affairs. GSA has expanded our team to better meet the needs of a changing, dynamic industry. “The innovations that carriers, and non-carriers alike, seek to apply to telecommunications products and service never ceases to impress me. I love to seek the most efficient tax policy for those that come to GSA seeking professional advice. We are always pushing the limits of our knowledge to get results for our customers.” Samantha Maqueo, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for GSA.

About Global Strategic Accountants
Global Strategic Accountants, LLC is the leading Telecom Regulatory and Indirect Tax advisory and compliance outsource company. With over 15 years’ experience in the industry, GSA has performed regulatory reviews for telecommunications providers since its inception and is perhaps the most experienced with understanding guidelines surrounding federal and state regulatory and tax rules. Combined with our repositories of data on over 24,000 jurisdictions; GSA is unsurpassed in insuring carriers build proper and efficient billing rules in their Business and Operational Support System.

For more information regarding Global Strategic Accountants, LLC, their services, or compliance relations, please go to www.globalstrategicaccountants.com, call Matt LaHood at 678.687.1435 or email at matt@gsaudits.com

GSA and Altaworx to Partner for Wireless Solution

For Immediate Release:

Altaworx and Global Strategic Accountants Partner to Offer a Complete Wireless Incubator Solution

Collaboration Creates Opportunity For Those Looking to Enter the Wireless Space

Fairhope, AL–Altaworx is a Diversified Communications company announcing today a formal collaboration with Global Strategic Accountants, LLC, a recognized regulatory and compliance authority in the telecommunications industry.  Together, Altaworx and Global Strategic Accountants (GSA) offer the opportunity for businesses to offer Wireless solutions without having the regulatory and tax burden and expense most carriers endure.

“We’ve seen the barriers regulatory and tax obligations have on entering a market and growing your business.  This new collaboration with GSA will allow us to help clients get their products to market faster with less overhead,” Said Altaworx President Rickie Richie.

As recognized industry leaders, Altaworx and Global Strategic Accountants align their expertise to deliver unmatched end-to-end solutions.  “GSA, the carriers supporting Altaworx and Altaworx themselves see the gap in the marketplace where agents and resellers want to safely grow their brand.  The MVNI™ Incubator program is the best way to get that accomplished and the response has been phenomenal!”, said Matt LaHood, CEO of Global Strategic Accountants, LLC.

For more information regarding Altaworx Communications offerings please visit http://altaworx.com/products/iot-billing-incubator/

About Altaworx

Altaworx is a diverse communications company offering such services as Voice, Wireless, IoT Internet and Data.  Headquartered in Fairhope Alabama Altaworx is a privately held company founded in 2001 and serves companies across the nation.

About Global Strategic Accountants

Global Strategic Accountants, LLC is the leading Telecom Regulatory and Indirect Tax advisory and compliance outsource company.  With over 15 years’ experience in the industry, GSA has performed regulatory reviews for telecommunications providers since its inception and is perhaps the most experienced with understanding guidelines surrounding federal and state regulatory and tax rules.  Combined with our repositories of data on over 24,000 jurisdictions; GSA is unsurpassed in assisting carriers build proper and efficient billing rules in their Business and Operational Support System.

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GSA and Vertex Partner

For Immediate Release:

Vertex and Global Strategic Accountants, LLC Partner to Deliver Complete Communications Tax Software and Compliance Outsourcing

Collaboration Reduces Risks, Optimizes Communications Tax Management

Berwyn, PA – April 10, 2017 – Vertex, Inc., a leading provider of tax technology and services, today announced a formal collaboration with Global Strategic Accountants, LLC, a recognized regulatory and compliance authority in the telecommunications industry. Together, Vertex and Global Strategic Accountants offer communications service providers the tools and expertise to address communications tax complexity and apply appropriate tax rules.

Differences in taxation across jurisdictions and the sheer complexity of communications services taxation require detailed awareness of rules, rates and service categories to avoid triggering audit penalties or class action lawsuits, a challenge even for traditional service providers. With the evolution of communications services, from simple phone calls to VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol), the Internet of Things (IoT), and beyond, the range of organizations that are subject to related taxes is expanding, making the combination of tax automation, consulting services and tax return compliance even more critical.

“As tax and regulatory authorities adjust to new communications services, tax legislation is often ambiguous or incomplete, making it difficult for service providers to navigate and calculate the proper amount of tax,” said Peggi Rockefeller, chief tax officer for transaction tax at Vertex. “Vertex tax solutions, paired with Global Strategic Accountants’ tax compliance managed services, reduces audit risk and optimizes tax return compliance so companies can focus on core business operations.”

As recognized industry leaders, Vertex and Global Strategic Accountants align their expertise to deliver unmatched end-to-end solutions. Vertex technology delivers precise tax jurisdiction assignment and accurate calculation of taxes and regulatory surcharges and fees, while Global Strategic Accountants deliver tax and regulatory return compliance, as well as tax and regulatory consulting services.

“The communications services market has evolved dramatically to an environment where communications services might be a small piece of what an organization offers. At the same time, taxation is just beginning to catch up to industry changes, creating a challenging scenario for businesses. Today, companies that deal with communications services need both tools and guidance to stay compliant,” said Matt LaHood, CEO of Global Strategic Accountants. “Vertex’s trusted corporate tax automation solutions integrate with our regulatory expertise to fully optimize tax collection and remittance and serve provider needs.”

For more information regarding Vertex tax solutions for the communications industry, please visit http://www.vertexinc.com/solutions/indirect-tax-solutions/communications-industry.

About Vertex

Since 1978, Vertex, Inc., has been a leading provider of tax technology and services, enabling companies of all sizes to realize the full strategic potential of the tax function by automating and integrating tax processes, while leveraging advanced and predictive analytics of tax data. Vertex provides cloud-based, on-premise, and hosted solutions that can be tailored to specific industries for every major line of tax, including income, sales and consumer use, value added and payroll. Headquartered in Pennsylvania, Vertex is a privately held company that employs over 850 professionals and serves companies across the globe.

For more information about Vertex, visit www.vertexinc.com or follow Vertex on Twitter @vertexinc.

About Global Strategic Accountants

Global Strategic Accountants, LLC is the leading Telecom Regulatory and Indirect Tax advisory and compliance outsource company.  With over 14 years’ experience in the industry, GSA has performed: regulatory reviews; liability optimization and; market leading managed services for telecommunications providers since its inception and is perhaps the most experienced with understanding guidelines surrounding federal and state regulatory and tax rules.  Combined with our repositories of data on over 24,000 jurisdictions; GSA is unsurpassed in assisting carriers build proper and efficient billing rules in their Business and Operational Support System.

GSA and Rev.io Partner

Rev.io partners with GSA for Tax Migration

 

For Immediate Release

Rev.io, the leading sophisticated billing and customer management provider to the Communications and IoT industries has partnered with GSA to migrate tax content from the legacy CCH tax table service, ZIPcomm, to CCH  SureTax™.

Rev.io has come to know and respect the work performed by GSA as they have proven to be extremely capable in obtaining results out of Rev.io’s tax engine integrations.   Whether utilizing legacy ZIPcomm data from CCH, CCH SureTax or the Avalara tax solutions, GSA has consistently helped mutual clients launch with the right logic, resulting in increased success for Rev.io and their clients.  Now comes the opportunity to migrate Rev.io’s CCH ZIPcomm tax data users to CCH’s more capable tax engine, SureTax.

“Rev.io aims to be the best billing and back-office software company in the world and our plan to upgrade clients utilizing the legacy ZIPcomm database to CCH SureTax matches that commitment to excellence. We are grateful for GSA’s offer to assist us with the migration.” Brent Maropis, Rev.io CEO.

GSA, the oldest affiliate to CCH SureTax, is confident that our migrations will be properly handled to achieve results that will harmonize the billing Customer Experience our clients expect. In addition, we have a trusted partner to handle the sensitive allocations that have been applied over the years.  “GSA already serves a significant portion of the Rev.io client base.  Rev.io has one of the most mature feature sets and is built with flexibility we can use to maximize the value that an integrated tax engine like SureTax can produce.  We cannot wait to unlock the functionality for our mutual clients and to make sure others are set to take advantage of advanced tax optimization,” Matt LaHood, CEO of GSA.

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 visit the company on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Those interested in leveraging the partnership can learn more about Rev.io by visiting www.overgroup.com or scheduling a demo. Contact Rev.io at info@rev.io or call 1-866-470-5502.

About GSA

GSA is the leading Telecom Regulatory and Indirect Tax advisory and compliance outsource company.  With over 14 years’ experience in the industry, GSA has performed regulatory reviews for telecommunications providers since its inception and is perhaps the most experienced with understanding guidelines surrounding federal and state regulatory and tax rules.  Combined with our repositories of data on over 24,000 jurisdictions; GSA is unsurpassed in assisting carriers build proper and efficient billing rules in their Business and Operational Support System.

GSA Becomes Global Strategic Accountants

GSA Becomes Global Strategic Accountants

GSA, formerly General Solutions Associates, has changed their name to Global Strategic Accountants.

Alpharetta, GA- For Immediate Release

General Solutions Associates, LLC, also known as GSA, is changing its name to Global Strategic Accountants, LLC.  The new name is a better representation of its global customer base and the most comprehensive set of accounting services for the telecommunications sector.

GSA is widely regarded as the premiere Regulatory and Tax Consulting and the Compliance Outsourcing firm in telecommunications.  GSA serves the USA and many international telecom companies on five continents.  GSA has broadened its services for the financial needs and back office responsibilities of its customers.  Global Strategic Accountants, LLC, will continue to expand its reach to companies inside the telecommunications field and beyond.

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GSA to Unveil New Strategy for Voice Providers

GSA to Unveil New Strategy for Voice Providers at Channel Partners Evolution

Alpharetta, GA — GSA, the leading Regulatory and Tax Compliance firm in the US, is excited to announce our VIP session August 15 at the Channel Partners Evolution 2016 show in Washington DC. Our Session is titled Business Valuation Through Compliance, What You Need to Know.

This session will not only cover the importance of having a sound regulatory and tax compliance practice for your business but how such a practice can affect the value of your company and ultimately it’s viability as an asset. See GSA’s website, www.gsaudits.com for additional information and real life examples of how bad practice caused the buyer of an existing company with poor compliance routine thousands of dollars.

This session will also serve to introduce Covoda Communications to those seeking to enter the Voice Solutions market but don’t have the resources to properly bill their clients and comply with Government rules. “North America is the largest market for hosted VoIP and unified communications services. From hosted PBX to SIP trunking and data networking, Covoda is excited to leverage its strategic partnership with GSA to provide advanced IP solutions throughout the country,” said Mark Thomas, Managing Director of Covoda. “Our team will share a new model for resellers and agents who want to grow and maximize income without having to become a communications carrier until they are fiscally ready,” he continued.

About Covoda

Covoda Communications, Inc. is a full-service broadband telecommunications company providing an array of business solutions. It has been successfully providing a wide range of voice/telecommunications solutions for more than 10 years.

Don’t miss this informative session. It could present the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. To Register email Jessica Barreras at jessica.barreras@informa.com. To contact GSA, please call Karine Vosberg at 678.304.6469 or email at, Karine@gsaudits.com.