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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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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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5 Benefits of RPA to CFOs & Finance Departments

Erick De La Fuente . October 04, 2018

Most CFOs would make world-class jugglers. Not that we’re suggesting any drastic career changes for our CFO friends but, if you think about it, the comparison makes an awful lot of sense. An effective CFO is one that always has many balls in the...

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Tagged: finance, accounting tips, Robotic Process Automation

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Accounting Tips For Companies Looking to Move to Colorado

Sarah Jolly . October 02, 2018

Maybe it’s the water. Or the crisp mountain air. Or the unique and talented people. At the risk of sounding like a beer commercial, Colorado is an exceptional place that isn’t exactly flying under the corporate radar these days. In fact, both...

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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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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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Methods for a Summary of Misstatements: Iron Curtain vs. Rollover Approach

Clancy Fossum . August 09, 2018

Here’s a brain teaser for all of our Embarkites – which one actually matters?

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Tagged: financial audit, accounting tips

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Accounting To-do List After Getting Private Equity Funding

Sarah Jolly . July 12, 2018

Despite common perception, receiving private equity funding is actually the start of the race and not the end. While there's always room for popping a few corks on some bubbly, you need to quickly come up with a strategy once your champagne haze...

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Tagged: accounting tips, private equity

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Technical Accounting Subjects to Know for an Acquisition

Paul Giordani . June 28, 2018

Do you remember being afraid of things that went bump in the night as a kid? Maybe of that creaking noise that echoed in the hallway at 2 am or of tree limbs brushing against your bedroom window on windy nights?

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Tagged: acquisition, accounting tips, mergers

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