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Going Public: The Pre-IPO Timeline

Clancy Fossum . January 18, 2018

Going public is a singularly momentous event for any organization, no matter the business or industry. A company’s life is forever altered as it evolves from its private roots and steps into the potentially lucrative but often overwhelming world...

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Tagged: IPO

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5 Signs Your Client Has Poor Control Environments

Clancy Fossum . January 16, 2018

Any fan of horror movies knows that when the lights start to flicker in a secluded cabin on a lake, it's never due to the local utility company dealing with an easily fixable electrical glitch. Instead, there is either a supernatural demon at...

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Tagged: internal audit, auditors, audit partner, controls

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How to Prepare for a Successful Financial Audit

Clancy Fossum . January 11, 2018

Audits get a bad rap. Too often, they conjure images of demon-eyed accountants dressed in conservative business casual attire, mischievous grins filling their smug faces as they prepare to wreak financial havoc. Yes, in a perfect world, auditors...

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Tagged: auditors, financial audit

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Methods for Outsourcing an Internal Audit

Clancy Fossum . January 03, 2018

Like snowflakes and Pokémon, every audit is unique. Some of them come and go like the briefest of winter flurries while others are an arduous, life-draining exercise in perseverance like an episode of anime. No matter your preferred metaphor, the...

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Tagged: internal audit, outsourcing

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Rescuing a CFO and Giving Auditors Peace of Mind

Clancy Fossum . December 13, 2017

As you, our accounting brethren, already know, our industry is much more than numbers on a spreadsheet and endless regulation. In fact, in what has become a bit of a mantra in these parts, accountants are people too, including the stress-induced...

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Tagged: consulting, acquisition, auditors, private equity firm

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ASC 606 Rev Rec Standard Impacts Life Sciences Industry

Clancy Fossum . December 05, 2017

Have you ever found yourself wandering through the cavernous halls of an art museum — maybe for a moment of deep introspection, may be to ditch your boss on a particularly unnerving Tuesday afternoon — and stumbled upon a gawking audience...

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Tagged: revenue recognition, ASC 606, life sciences

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ASC 606 Rev Rec Standard Impacts Manufacturing Industry

Clancy Fossum . November 29, 2017

Your friends at Embark love movies. While space adventures, historical dramas and sci-fi mind benders are some of our favorites, a good thriller featuring a detective with an eye for minutiae and a cranky disposition just might be our top choice.

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Tagged: manufacturing, revenue recognition, ASC 606

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Qualifying for the JOBS Act: What Are the Advantages?

Clancy Fossum . November 27, 2017

The remnants of the 2008 economic downturn still hang over the accounting world like a coastal haze. Granted, it's no longer the thick fog that forces you to pull over on the side of the road, but its lasting impact is undeniable. Of course, your...

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Tagged: IPO, SEC

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CAOs Prepare for IPO Two Years in Advance

Clancy Fossum . November 21, 2017

With all the fanfare that typically accompanies an IPO – bells a-ringing and champagne popping – it can be easy to discount how much preparation is required for the IPO process. At Embark, we are certainly not strangers to the process and thought...

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Tagged: IPO, SOX

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The Impact of IPO Effective Dates

Clancy Fossum . November 16, 2017

From red herrings to roadshows, tombstones to green shoes, IPOs can feel like you're trudging through a parallel universe with a strange vocabulary and even stranger sense of time. While you're knee-deep in the process, some days feel like they...

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Tagged: IPO, SOX

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