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James Durrenberger

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Comparing The Best Stock Compensation Software Solutions

James Durrenberger . April 16, 2019

Stock compensation plans play a valuable role in getting the most from your team. While they’re not a cure-all for lagging individual performance, people have a remarkable way of finding success when sufficiently incentivized. Funny how that...

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Tagged: accounting software, stock compensation

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How to Choose the Right Stock Comp Accounting Software

James Durrenberger . April 11, 2019

Stock compensation plans sit atop a pretty conspicuous pedestal. Appealing to your team, supremely motivating, but also able to quickly draw the ire and gaze of everyone from regulators and the taxman to external stakeholders, stock comp plans...

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Tagged: accounting software, stock compensation

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Best Practices for Choosing & Maintaining a Stock Comp Plan

James Durrenberger . April 10, 2019

Stock comp plans walk a fine line between adding incentive to your compensation structure and creating too many additional burdens. Sure, they are uniquely capable of drawing the most out of your talent in both performance and loyalty. But, as...

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Tagged: stock compensation

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How to Convert Cash Accounting to GAAP Accounting

James Durrenberger . April 04, 2019

Maybe it’s peer pressure making you want to hang with the cool kids on the GAAP side of the accounting fence. Or maybe it’s the taxman. Or your business has outgrown cash accounting, you’re looking to sell, get a loan, or a seemingly endless list...

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Tagged: cash accounting, GAAP accounting

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Equity Accounting Transaction Considerations and Other Complexities

James Durrenberger . March 28, 2019

Equity is slippery. While its definition might be relatively straightforward, accounting for it is not, particularly in light of a dynamic environment that delights in complicated transactions that even seasoned accountants can find confounding...

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Tagged: equity accounting, stock compensation

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SEC Filing on Time Without Stress and All Nighters

James Durrenberger . January 10, 2019

While we’re almost positive the SEC can't manipulate time, it’s certainly odd how clocks seem to quicken their pace as a filing deadline approaches. Tick, tock, tick, tock, as beads of sweat trickle down your forehead and nights stretch into...

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Tagged: SEC

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Making the Auditor's Jobs Easier and Limiting Audit Fees

James Durrenberger . February 15, 2018

All you have to do is turn on the TV for a few minutes to see some fine examples of the benefits of symbiotic relationships. Although it might have tampered the dizzying drama between the two, Tom and Jerry were always able to accomplish more...

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Tagged: auditors, financial audit, audit partner

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