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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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Embark Uses Lattice to Optimize Engagement, Culture, and Productivity

Sarah Rentfro . April 03, 2019

Spend a few moments walking around Embark’s workplace and you'll quickly see how we feel about our people. They're the focal point of everything we do, the bright star that Embark’s growing solar system revolves around. Therefore, it just stands...

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Tagged: company culture

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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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Embark Improves Every Stage of the Employee Experience With Donut

Sarah Rentfro . March 26, 2019

If people measured corporate culture by smiling faces and enthusiasm, then Embark would most certainly be the alpha in the organizational pack. Need proof of our self-proclaimed success? Well, as we’ve stated in the past, our people are at the...

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5 Things to Think About For Your Upcoming Financial Transaction

Clancy Fossum . March 21, 2019

Financial transactions like a merger or acquisition, carve-out, divestiture, or IPO can play a pivotal role in your company’s future as long as you adopt a well-informed approach that vastly increases the odds of a successful transaction. Such an...

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Tagged: IPO, accounting tips, M&A activity

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3 Strategies To Help You Through High-Growth

Clancy Fossum . March 19, 2019

While no two companies are ever alike, there are common threads in strategies for high growth enterprises that are consistent across many different industries and environments. Embark learned this lesson while experiencing our own recent growth...

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Tagged: hypergrowth

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Accounting Month-End Close Checklist and Best Practices

Clancy Fossum . March 07, 2019

Take a stroll through your accounting department as the end of the month approaches and you might just notice a palpable tension in the air. Pulses quicken, patience shortens, and pupils dilate as your highly qualified team dives into yet another...

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Tagged: accounting tips

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Embarkers on Why the Dallas Business Journal Chose Paul for Its Network 200

Sarah Rentfro . March 05, 2019

Effective leadership shapeshifts to the environment. Sometimes it’s straight out of a sports movie, an inspirational routine to rally the troops. Other times, leadership occupies a more fire and brimstone aura, intense and piercing to drive home...

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Tagged: company culture

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Lease Classification with Multiple Lease Components

Clancy Fossum . February 28, 2019

Leases come in all shapes and sizes. Some are as plain vanilla as, well, vanilla. Others have many moving parts and lease assets, making them more complex and requiring additional attention and care to avoid angering the accounting gods. And as...

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Tagged: Leases, Lease Accounting

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