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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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Crafting a Culture Cocktail: How Embark is Mixing Up the Accounting Consulting Industry

Clancy Fossum . November 13, 2017

What came first, the chicken or the egg? This, of course, is one of those circular references that can drive accountants directly towards the Cliffs of Insanity, like an Excel formula that leads through the Fire Swamp and past the Rodents of...

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Tagged: consulting, company culture

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Methods of Implementing ASC 606: Big-4, Boutique Consulting, or Internal [infographic]

Clancy Fossum . November 09, 2017

 

Can you hear the ASC 606 drumbeat getting louder with each new day? Although your comrades over here at Embark try not to boast, we must admit we’ve been warning you about the new revenue recognition standards for a good amount of time now.

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Tagged: revenue recognition, boutique consulting firm

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Choose an ASC 606 Adoption Method: Modified or Full Retrospective

Clancy Fossum . October 30, 2017

If you have any friends or family that are teachers, you've probably heard most of their stories, both good and bad, a thousand times. Whether they teach grade school, middle school or high school, however, there seems to be one adage that always...

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ASC 606 Revenue Recognition Timeline [Infographic]

Clancy Fossum . October 26, 2017

You must admit that your colleagues here at Embark are persistent. Whatever your preferred cliché might be – the squeaky wheel gets the grease, the barking dog gets fed, the insistent accountant remains compliant (fake but apropos) – we have...

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Tagged: revenue recognition, ASC 606

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Takeaways & Trends From 2017 Workiva TEC Conference

Clancy Fossum . October 18, 2017

Your dutiful colleagues here at Embark don't often employ the use of superlatives when describing things. We collectively suppose that's due to the nature of our industry, one typically colored in black and white with a few shades of gray here...

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Embark Clients Using Workiva Tools to Win Big

Clancy Fossum . October 12, 2017

Embark isn't the sort of firm that likes to dispense insights from the peaks of the digital mountaintops just to simply hear the sound of our collective voice. Instead, we at Embark like to put our proverbial money where our mouth is.

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New Revenue Recognition Standard Impacts Oil & Gas Industry

Clancy Fossum . October 09, 2017

For our friends and colleagues in the oil and gas industry that think they will be escaping the hungry jaws of ASC 606 relatively unscathed, Embark has some good news and bad news. While it is certainly true that other industries, technology and...

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Tagged: revenue recognition, oil & gas

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Comparing the Best SOX Compliance Platforms

Clancy Fossum . September 14, 2017

Some people might think Sarbanes-Oxley is a minor character from an obscure Monty Python skit. As any cool kid from accounting will testify, however, those people couldn’t be more wrong. SOX is an incredibly important reporting requirement that...

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Tagged: SOX tools

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