Squire 2021 Office Procedures During COVID-19
As a valued client of the Squire family, we appreciate the trust you place in us for all your accounting needs. We operate with the health and safety of our team, our clients, and our communities at the forefront of our practices. That being said, we have taken the statewide Stay Safe to Stay Open pledge, promising to thoughtfully follow guidance from the Utah Department of Health to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Stay Safe to Stay Open is a statewide campaign to meet the critical imperatives of helping Utah address the health-related objectives to prevent and recover from the coronavirus while at the same time assisting the business community in an effort to appropriately strengthen our state’s economy. Our team is still available and prepared to assist you virtually in all your accounting needs during the current COVID conditions.
We will be following seven essential safe habits to show our care and appreciation for our communities:
- Check symptoms before work and stay home when sick.
- Wash our hands frequently and avoid touching our face and eyes.
- Practice social distancing including wearing face coverings in close common areas.
- Learn about high-risk groups and help protect them.
- Cover our mouths when we cough or sneeze.
- Clean high touch surfaces frequently.
- Follow public health guidance as updated.
Additionally, we’ve assembled a COVID-19 task force of leaders across the firm to monitor, address and mitigate risks, presented by the virus and we intend to strictly adhere to all guidance presented by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and the Utah COVID-19 Task Force. Out of an abundance of caution, we are continuing the following actions:
- In order to ensure we are able to meet current recommendations for physical distancing, the majority of Squire employees are working partially or fully remotely.
- Meetings will continue to be held via telephone or video conference whenever possible. In-person appointments must be scheduled to ensure the availability of safe meeting spaces
- All documentation will still need to be submitted through a non-contact method. We are able to receive documents electronically, through the US mail or in the secure drop boxes provided at each of our physical offices. The following is information on submitting documents electronically for each Squire department
- Tax Department: click here for changes to tax preparation operation
- Audit Department: your secure document exchange portal or email a Squire team member
- Advisory Department: Contact your Squire team member for secure file transfer options
- We will utilize electronic delivery of documents to you as well as the use of electronic signature capabilities when possible.
- Credit card payments will be completed online or information will need to be verbally provided to our administrative team to complete. Checks may still be mailed to our office.
- More information regarding these changes can be found on Utah’s Public Health Order.
- Please feel free to reach out to the Squire team to help things go as smoothly as possible. We are continuing to monitor this ever-evolving situation and are here to assist you as needed to meet tax and accounting reporting requirements. We will update information regarding these measures as they are announced.
On behalf of the Squire team, I thank you sincerely for your understanding and support during this time. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your Squire professional or to reach out to me directly. Thank you for being a valued client of Squire.