KPMG Spark helps small businesses

The variety of services offered by KPMG Spark allow our clients to grow, develop, and focus on things that matter most. Our services take the responsibilities of bookkeeping and give you all your necessary financial information at the touch of a button or from a quick call to your dedicated bookkeeper. Our contributions not only help you save time so you can focus on other aspects of your business, but it also gives you the information you need in an efficient, presentable, and tax-ready format.

New member of your team

When you use KPMG Spark’s services, you not only receive access to our one of a kind software but you also receive a dedicated bookkeeper that you can contact who keeps track of your books and is there at your service. Your bookkeeper is there to serve you and you can always reach out to them with concerns, questions, or even just updates about your company.

Our bookkeepers enjoy helping their clients and getting to know them and their respective industries. It is so easy to stay in contact with your bookkeeper, you can call or text them when you need information, advice, or consultation. One of our own account leads stated, “Clients LOVE having a live bookkeeper that they can text, call, or email. So many will text me receipts, email me wanting a quick call, or need me to set up a meeting with a CPA. They love having someone working with them on it all.” Having a personal bookkeeper that you can stay in contact with is one of our most popular services as it helps you stay up to date with your books.

Our bookkeepers work at your pace so you can always be on the same page. This helps our small business clients have the books in order at all stages in their growth. One of our startup clients recently commented, “the bookkeeping team is incredibly responsive and helpful which is critical given the fast pace of our growing business”. KPMG Spark is so much more than a bookkeeping software company, we want to add value to your business. Your dedicated bookkeeper keeps up with you so you can be readily informed of the standing of your business and so you can focus on other, more pressing matters at any given moment.

“Our biggest time saver”

As a small business, doing bookkeeping on your own can be daunting and extremely time-consuming. KPMG Spark takes the bookkeeping, payroll, tax preparation, invoices, and so much more off your plate so you can focus on what really needs your attention. As one of our clients recently stated, “[Spark] fuses together some of our most time-intensive tasks into a single platform, streamlining our accounting through to taxes”. Here are just some of the services we can take off your hands.

Online bookkeeping

Just connect all your accounts, and we’ll reconcile your books, securely and quietly in the background. No more monthly reconciliation. Bookkeeping made simple by yours truly.

Tax preparation

We simplify the tax preparation process for you so you can focus on what matters: the day-to-day of your business. Then when you need your tax documents, we’ll already have them ready for you.


Track mileage and other expenses in our unified interface that seamlessly flows into your books and reimbursement processes. Our software has been designed specifically so you can have access to everything you need in a simplified interface that you can see whenever you need it.

These services, as well as others found at, allow you to put more of your time into other aspects of your business like product development, marketing, hiring employees, training, culture development, and other time-intensive tasks for small businesses. As some of our business clients have commented, “Switching over to Spark allowed me to gain more control over the creative part of my business” and “Spark makes it easy for me to focus on my customers and not spending my time worried about… my books”. We make time for your books so you can take time for vital parts of your business.

Let our accounting experience help your business thrive

The combination of our software and our accounting professionals working with you is unmatched and creates a system that allows a business to streamline its efforts to achieve stability and profit. With customizable monthly reports and tax-ready information, all the information you need is right at your fingertips. A startup partner of ours recently commented, “The customizable monthly reports allow us to present our financial picture in a professional and crisp layout.” Our software allows your information to be readily available so you can stay up to date and keep other parts of your business on the same page with your finances.

In order to keep your business alive and healthy, your finances and financial decisions need to be on the same page. For example, when you get a new plant you have to know how often and how much you need to water it to keep it alive and healthy. Likewise, with your business, you cannot spend too much or too little money or you will inhibit its growth. KPMG Spark’s services work with your business as the info sheet that comes with your plant to provide you the financial information you need to stay up to date with your finances and keep your business alive and healthy. The information we give you works so you can know how much to ‘water’ your business so it continues to thrive.

Let’s spark something

Here at KPMG Spark, we love helping small businesses with their online accounting so they can grow to their full potential. We’ve had many clients over the years that have continually shown positive growth with our help. The accounting system for small businesses that we have developed is a combination of our one of a kind software and a dedicated bookkeeper and CPA to help get your books in order. No need to stress about getting things ready for tax season or getting all your expenses in order, your bookkeeper’s got it covered. Online bookkeeping is our bread and butter and we can take it off your shoulders so you can get back to what makes your business yours. One of our clients said it best, “With KPMG, I finally feel like my business matters.”

To learn more, please contact Jay Daugherty and Andrew Cherry, KPMG LLP.

Alvie Johnson Joins DSA to Lead Business Development Operations

FAIRFAX, VA – August 31, 2020 – Data Systems Analysts, Inc. (DSA) announced today that Alvie Johnson joined DSA as Senior Vice President, Business Development. He is responsible for planning, implementing, and managing DSA growth strategies and business development operations. “We are excited to have such a talented executive join our team as we continue to grow our customer base and industry partnerships” stated Fran Pierce, DSA’s Chairman and CEO.

Mr. Johnson most recently served as the Vice President for Army Accounts for ALL POINTS LLC, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Corporation located in Reston, VA. Mr. Johnson has served as the Principal Enterprise Lead for Lockheed Martin, ISGS and Senior Associate, Business Development for Booz Allen Hamilton where he oversaw US Navy, Marine, and Army Markets. In this role, Mr. Johnson developed and coordinated teaming for strategic opportunities with a value greater than $50M. Mr. Johnson has also held various business development and technical roles for Data Solutions and Technology, LEIDOS, AT&T, TelCove and CRGT.

He is a strong supporter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), Mr. Johnson has provided over twenty continuous years of outstanding leadership and service to the AFCEA community, currently serving as the Regional Vice President for AFCEA National Capital Region. He also serves as the Prince William County Representative to Northern Virginia Community College Board of Directors appointed in 2016.

Mr. Johnson has over 21 years of former military service as an Army Officer in the Signal Corps. He has held a variety of positions that include Satellite Operations Officer, Joint Chiefs of Staff where he managed the allocation of operational satellite communications capacity for all Department of Defense and Government Agencies. He was a Presidential Communications Officer, White House Communications Agency, where he was responsible for the fixed and deployable state of the art telecommunications support to the White House.

Mr. Johnson holds a Master of Arts degree in International Relations & Strategic Studies from the Naval War College, Newport, RI and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Production Howard University, Washington DC.

About DSA

DSA is headquartered in the Philadelphia area and has major operations in Honolulu, HI; Aberdeen and Frederick, MD; Tinton Falls, NJ; San Antonio, TX; Fairfax and McLean, VA; and in other locations in the National Capital Region.

University City Science Center Names Tiffany Wilson as President & CEO

Wilson brings deep experience in scientific innovation to raise the profile of the organization nationally and globally 

PHILADELPHIA, PA — (August 24, 2020) – The University City Science Center announced today that Tiffany Wilson will assume the role of President & Chief Executive Officer effective October 1, 2020. This appointment comes at a pivotal time for the Science Center and the Philadelphia region, as the organization focuses on delivering on economic, scientific, and civic impact. It is supporting innovative new health treatments and technologies, delivering equity in access to STEM education and workforce opportunities, and convening the innovation community.

Ms. Wilson brings more than 18 years of leadership transitioning innovative medical technologies from benchtop to bedside, building partnerships across academia, industry and economic development organizations. She most recently served as CEO of Global Center for Medical Innovation (GCMI), an Atlanta-based non-profit dedicated to supporting the development and commercialization of innovative medical products. She joined GCMI in 2011 to lead its startup phase, establishing an overall vision, building strategic relationships and bringing together key stakeholders of the medical device ecosystem. Wilson’s strong background in medical devices, commitment to fostering innovation and understanding of business strategies propelled her into a leadership role in the Southeast and brought her into the national spotlight.  Wilson served on the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE) of the U.S. Department of Commerce. She was recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of “17 Inspiring Women to Watch in 2017” and one of Becker Hospital Review’s “110 Women in Medtech to Know in 2017.”

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Bentley Systems IPO

Bentley Systems, an Exton, Penn.-based provider of construction and infrastructure project software, filed for a $100 million IPO. Renaissance Capital estimates the actual raise could be closer to $800 million. Bentley plans to trade on the Nasdaq (BSY) with Goldman Sachs as lead underwriter, and reports $69 million of net income on $679 million in revenue for the first half of 2020. Shareholders include Siemens.

Newmark Knight Frank Retained to Lease 15 Kings Grant Drive

New Headquarters Opportunity in Bala Cynwyd, PA

Wayne, PA (August 18, 2020) — Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) has been exclusively retained to market for lease 15 Kings Grant Drive. The three-story, 57,000-square-foot office building, which comprises a newly renovated large block of space, is located in the heart of Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania. NKF Executive Managing Director Jeff Mack and Managing Director Patrick Nowlan are marketing the new building for lease.

15 Kings Grant Drive has recently undergone a complete renovation with a budget of approximately $15 million, including all new windows, doors, HVAC system, electrical and mechanical upgrades, landscaping and a new parking structure. Additionally, the interior space provides high-end construction finishes throughout. The building can accommodate tenants seeking a minimum of 18,000 square feet or the entire 57,000-square-foot building and is move-in ready. It is ideally suited as a Class A corporate headquarters with excellent access to City Line Avenue (Route 1) and is just minutes from the Schuylkill Expressway (I-76). The property is also within walking distance to numerous retailers including Panera, Chick-fil-A, Outback Steakhouse and Corner Bakery.

“We are very excited about the opportunity to list this corporate headquarters opportunity in the heart of Bala Cynwyd. Given its ideal location, we expect to attract interest from both center city and suburban Philadelphia corporate office tenants,” said NKF’s Patrick Nowlan of the assignment.

About Newmark Knight Frank Newmark Knight Frank (“NKF”), operated by Newmark Group, Inc. (“Newmark Group”) (NASDAQ: NMRK), is one of the world’s leading and most trusted commercial real estate advisory firms, offering a complete suite of services and products for both owners and occupiers. Together with London-based partner Knight Frank and independently-owned offices, NKF’s 18,000 professionals operate from approximately 480 offices on six continents. NKF’s investor/owner services and products

include investment sales, agency leasing, property management, valuation and advisory, diligence, underwriting, government-sponsored enterprise lending, loan servicing, debt and structured finance and loan sales. Occupier services and products include tenant representation, real estate management technology systems, workplace and occupancy strategy, global corporate services consulting, project management, lease administration and facilities management. For further information, visit

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Anexinet Helps Veltek Track Mobile Pharmaceutical Assets

Cloud-Based Tracking of RFID-Tagged Sealers, Precision Scales, High-End Cleaning Devices, and Equipment Carts Saves Company Time and Money

Philadelphia, PA – August 13, 2020 – Anexinet Corporation, a leading provider of digital business solutions, today announced that Veltek Associates, Inc. (VAI) has selected Anexinet as a partner on VAI’s innovative Core2Scan system, which tracks the location of critical equipment as it moves across large campuses and from lab to lab. The new system tracks the location of assets and products, as well as documenting that equipment is properly maintained and compliance guidelines are followed. For more information, please see the full case study:

VAI and its customers operate in a highly controlled environment that requires constant air-quality and surface-sterility monitoring, in addition to all equipment being subject to strict operating procedures around their introduction into the lab environment, calibration, and preventive maintenance. Healthcare equipment might often be misplaced for long periods of time, causing them to miss critical maintenance procedures and in some cases, devices failed to be located and were completely lost.

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Crossbeam, led by serial entrepreneur Bob Moore, raises $25M Series B

Written by Michelle Caffrey, Philadelphia Business Journal

Crossbeam is moving at warp speed.

The Center City tech firm, one of Philadelphia’s most talked-about startups, raised $25 million in a new Series B round, less than two years after it was founded. 

Crossbeam, which makes a Software-as-a-Service platform that allows companies to securely share data to build or improve inter-company partnerships, has now raised $40.8 million to date.

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