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The Importance of Data Analytics for the Internal Audit

Clancy Fossum . September 20, 2018

It’s a data-driven world, and we’re all just trying to live in it. Information seeps in from every cracked window and door, inundating us with facts and figures that sometimes are useful but usually just make eyes glaze over and thoughts drift to...

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Tagged: internal audit

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13-Week Cash Flow Forecast Model Template & Best Practices

Blake Brunson . September 19, 2018

Accounting and finance would be so much easier if every company had a DeLorean, flux capacitor, and crazy-haired scientist squirreled away in the basement. At a moment’s notice, your designated Marty McFly could leap into the future, grab...

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Tagged: accounting tips, cash flow

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New Debt Agreements (and a Debt Rollforward Schedule Template)

Blake Brunson . September 13, 2018

Debt is a curious little word. Despite its straightforward meaning, it’s slowly climbed the linguistic ranks to now sit alongside other, more colorful four-letter words sprinkled throughout our robust and vibrant language. However, although debt...

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Tagged: accounting tips, debt agreements

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How Embark Made the Inc 5000 List for Fastest Growing Companies

Clancy Fossum . September 06, 2018

Well, 2018 has already been a pretty remarkable year in Embarkville, and we’re still only in Q3. First, it was being named one of Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces for 2018 -- an accolade we pin squarely on our amazing team of financial...

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Tagged: Awards

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Why Culture Index Is So Important To Embark

Clancy Fossum . September 04, 2018

Let’s say you indulge yourself after a lifetime's worth of longing from a distance, swing by that fancy car dealership you drive past every day, and decide that today’s the day -- that lovely example of exceptional German engineering will finally...

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Tagged: company culture

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4 Sessions At The 2018 Workiva User Conference To Check Out

Clancy Fossum . August 30, 2018

So many incredible sessions, so little time. Such is life when it comes to the annual Workiva User Conference. Of course, the 2018 version of the shindig in Nashville is no exception and, as you know, Embark couldn’t be bigger fans of Workiva’s...

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Tagged: Workiva TEC, Workiva

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Pre-IPO Checklist for Emerging Growth Companies

Clancy Fossum . August 28, 2018

The potential bounty waiting for capture across the publicly traded seas is a tempting proposition for an Emerging Growth Company (EGC). However, before diving head first into those alluring waters, Embark has some sage advice -- slow your roll,...

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Tagged: IPO

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The Roadmap to Implementing SOX Compliance

Clancy Fossum . August 23, 2018

Were you ever the new kid in class? Maybe a bit overwhelmed by both the rules of the classroom as well as the playground – written and unwritten – and struggled to make sense of it all? All of those rules have a way of shedding a shadow across...

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Tagged: SOX compliance, SOX

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Embark Expands Into Austin: A Perfect Fit If There Ever Was One

Paul Allen . August 22, 2018

There’s something to be said for marching to the beat of your own darn drummer, unabashedly eclectic and unique in perspective, and wearing it like a badge of honor. Whether it knows it or not, the world needs more healthy disruptors, those that...

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Tagged: financial consulting, Austin

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What You Need to Know About the Updates in ASC 805 (Business Combinations)

Clancy Fossum . August 16, 2018

So here's the thing. The accounting and reporting on business combinations will never be mistaken for a good time hootenanny. However, such guidance – as established in ASC 805 and updated in ASU 2017-01 – is obviously an important topic and one...

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Tagged: acquisition, accounting tips, mergers

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