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Joanie Mann
Title: Principal Consultant
Company: Cooper Mann Consulting
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(Principal Consultant at Cooper Mann Consulting)
Revenue Recognition and closing the reporting GAAP One company earns what the other company spends.  This is business, and it seems like it would be pretty straightforward,...
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Laresa McIntyre
Title: Vice President Finance
Company: Infinity Sales Group LLC
(Vice President Finance at Infinity Sales Group LLC)
Here are 10 accounts payable best practices in no particular order.  Hopefully your A/P department can put a check beside each of these items.   1. Always pay from original...
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Jyoti Prakash
Title: Sr. Executive
Company: Stellar Data Recovery
(Sr. Executive at Stellar Data Recovery)
  By taking an initiative to develop an accounting software application like QuickBooks, Intuit has created a lot of buzz in the industry. Specifically designed for payroll...
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Curtis Verschoor
Title: CEO
Company: C. C. Verschoor & Associates
(CEO at C. C. Verschoor & Associates)
A new survey highlights ways companies can improve their corporate culture, while governments try to hold individuals more accountable with oaths, delayed bonuses, and penalties....
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Doug Sleeter
Title: President
Company: The Sleeter Group, Inc.
(President at The Sleeter Group, Inc.)
  Working capital is a metric that represents the operating liquidity available to a business on any given day. In addition to a company’s fixed assets, for example...
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Ernie Humphrey
Title: Experienced Financial Professional & CEO
Company: 360 Thought Leadership Consulting
(Experienced Financial Professional & CEO at 360 Thought Leadership Consulting)
I have been developing multiple presentations for live and online classes I will be teaching over the coming months. When I get a bit “frazzled” I look to one slide I am...
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Doug Sleeter
Title: President
Company: The Sleeter Group, Inc.
(President at The Sleeter Group, Inc.)
You’ve finally upgraded your computer system to Microsoft Office 2013, with all the great new features it offers. However, you find that QuickBooks Statement Writer doesn...
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Kelley Wall
Title: Director
Company: RoseRyan
(Director at RoseRyan)
After more than a decade in the making, the FASB and the IASB finally issued new revenue recognition rules. Now if the boards needed that kind of a runway, how hard will it be for...
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Annette Nellen
Title: Professor
Company: San Jose State University
(Professor at San Jose State University)
  The Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA), originally enacted in 1998 (P.L. 105-277, 10/21/98) and renewed twice, was set to expire on November 1, 2014. Its original expiration date...
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Lynn Fountain
Title: MBA CGMA CRMA, Past Chief Audit Executiv..
Company: Business Consultant
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(MBA CGMA CRMA, Past Chief Audit Executiv.. at Business Consultant)
Scenario You patiently wait at the checkout line while the clerk slowly rings up customers. It is your turn. You hand the clerk a $10 bill. He mistakenly gives you change for a $20....
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Jim Brendel
Title: Partner
Company: Hein & Associates LLP
(Partner at Hein & Associates LLP)
Two little known FASB changes help start-ups, real estate and oil and gas companies I’m a CPA, and I’m here to tell you financial reporting became simpler and easier to use...
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Lynn Fountain
Title: MBA CGMA CRMA, Past Chief Audit Executiv..
Company: Business Consultant
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(MBA CGMA CRMA, Past Chief Audit Executiv.. at Business Consultant)
The performance appraisal process can be difficult for both employee and manager. When I began my career in the early 1980's the process was not formalized and could vary with the...
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Richard Rafdahl
Title: President
Company: Cost Reduction Specialists Inc.
(President at Cost Reduction Specialists Inc.)
The following are a number of common cost improvement opportunities that I have witnessed when working with my various clients.   This list, by no means, covers all the...
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Doug Sleeter
Title: President
Company: The Sleeter Group, Inc.
(President at The Sleeter Group, Inc.)
Options for small businesses to accept mobile payments, digital currencies, and use mobile payment solutions have recently been bolstered. In today’s post we have stories on...
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Annette Nellen
Title: Professor
Company: San Jose State University
(Professor at San Jose State University)
Today, credit card companies and several banks give you "points" of some type that can be redeemed for airline tickets and perhaps other items. Generally, when someone gives...
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Regis Quirin
Title: Director of Finance
Company: Gibney Anthony & Flaherty LLP
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(Director of Finance at Gibney Anthony & Flaherty LLP)
“On August 12, 2014, the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of Ocwen Financial Corporation, after consultation with Deloitte & Touche LLP,...
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Pat Voll
Title: Vice President
Company: RoseRyan
(Vice President at RoseRyan)
It’s time to test your current events knowledge: Which major retailer acknowledged having to spend $88 million related to a mega data breach in its most recent 10-Q, with more...
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Salena Oppus
Title: Senior Consultant
Company: RoseRyan Inc.
(Senior Consultant at RoseRyan Inc.)
So you just walked through the doors as the new CFO. You’ve already met the key players, you understand your role, and you have a pretty good understanding of the company. Only...
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Doug Sleeter
Title: President
Company: The Sleeter Group, Inc.
(President at The Sleeter Group, Inc.)
As you’re likely aware, you can establish automatic, unattended back-ups of your QuickBooks data. Further, if you’re using the cloud based QuickBooks Online, then...
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Joe Wallin
Title: Partner
Company: Davis Wright Tremaine
(Partner at Davis Wright Tremaine)
  Crowdfunding, despite its popularity, is still misunderstood. Many people are familiar with rewards crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo based on widely publicized...
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