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Urgent Revenue Recognition Standard Changes

Embark . October 19, 2016

When should you start? Now.

The 2018 effective date for the new revenue standard may seem far away, but you can’t change systems, processes, and controls overnight. Plus, changes to these standards will affect how your financials are presented.

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three steps to get your rins credits on track

Embark . September 30, 2016

EPA requirements to accommodate for the blend wall are constantly changing, which leaves many companies scrambling to estimate the cost of satisfying renewable energy regulation compliance each year. To compound the problem, the value of RINs...

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don't make these three walkthrough mistakes!

Embark . August 25, 2016

For internal auditors, the walkthrough is the lifeblood of the audit. Researching your company's processes helps inform decisions and ensure that management is all on the same page. Achieving an effective walkthrough, however, isn't always a walk...

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Risky Business

Embark . August 09, 2016

Crises can happen at any time, and from many unexpected directions. The true test of a company is how it’s able to withstand those crises. How would your company hold up in chaotic times? Not sure?

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Tagged: risk, risk assessment

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how to choose a consulting firm

Paul Allen . July 13, 2016

I like to think of consulting firms like golf clubs or power tools: you need the right one for your specific needs or things can go very "wheels off" very quickly!  I mean, you wouldn’t use a driver when you’re on the green would you?  Or in...

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set your crude accountants free!

Embark . July 06, 2016

Data collection. How much time does your staff spend on it? Many companies still maintain manual data point collection for accruals, or cost projections. Manual data collection is fine, as far as it goes, but automated data collection systems are...

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happy fourth of july!

Embark . July 04, 2016

We wish you and yours a happy, safe holiday. 

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manufacturing overhead

Embark . June 29, 2016

There are two major methods of allocating manufacturing overhead:  direct labor or departmental machine hours.

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employee turnover

Embark . May 30, 2016

This is part of our Lessons from the Trenches series; our consultants pool their knowledge across decades of experience to share advice.

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don't be an ass.

Paul Allen . May 25, 2016

This is part of our Bang for Your Buck series, to help you get the most bang for your buck out of any consultant. 

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