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(contractor)
What is best way to amortize capitalized costs of 3rd party purchased software that we then add engineering labor hours + additional in-house developed software...over a certain period...
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Sally Brandtneris
Title: VP and CFO
Company: Stefanini TechTeam
(VP and CFO at Stefanini TechTeam)
The Controller who works for me has grown up through the ranks of the company from a billing clerk. She has a Bachelors in Accounting and learned everything about SEC accounting on the...
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Anonymous
(CFO)
We are a small company looking to use a virtual data room and we look at some partnering opportunities. Are there any recommendations? What is typical cost? We are pretty simple....
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Stuart Bilbrough
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Company: Radius Residential Care Limited
(Chief Financial Officer at Radius Residential Care Limited)
Adding value to historical data tends to provide reactive solutions. Adding value during the financial planning process provides proactive value adding opportunities and therefore...
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Wayne Spivak
Title: President & CFO
Company: SBAConsulting.com
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(President & CFO at SBAConsulting.com)
What type of travel policies do you use? Do you require budgets? Have a Per Diem rate, and if so how is that calculated? Lodging, certain hotel chains/star listing/Per Diem? Air, do...
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I have my thoughts on this but was curious what the group thought was better training to be CFO and/or controller? MBA or CPA or CMA or what? I recognize they are two different...
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EMERSON GALFO
Title: Consulting CFO / Board Member/Advisor
Company: C-Suite Services
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(Consulting CFO / Board Member/Advisor at C-Suite Services)
Has anyone implemented a BUFFET type of benefit structure where the company sets a ceiling dollar amount and the employees get to pick and choose benefits that they like? Of course...
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Bill Chorba
Title: CFO
Company: NineSigma, Inc.
(CFO at NineSigma, Inc.)
I am looking for ideas re: staff gifts at the end of the year.  We have done things in the past such as gift cards, hams, bottles of wine, etc.  But I was hoping to get a bit...
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Anonymous
(VP)
Our younger apparel start up has not established a brand yet but are getting some interests in the products. We do not have a sales director but have a sales manager who is giving us $...
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Anonymous
(Manager)
Hello, I was wondering if anyone on this forum has had experiencing working with the ADP GL interface of ADP to create your journal entries for payroll. My company uses ADP GL, but we...
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Douglas Schwartz
Title: President and CEO
Company: The Awaken Company
(President and CEO at The Awaken Company)
Hello. We have a complex Excel spreadsheet that uses Data Validation, Lookups and Arrays to generate a quotation based on input. We would like our customers to have unfettered access...
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Anthony Pascente
Title: Director of Finance
Company: Interboro Insurance Group
(Director of Finance at Interboro Insurance Group)
I am starting to look at a financial planning and reporting system that would be a good fit for a small P&C Insurance company. The company writes Homeowners and Auto policies. If...
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Anonymous
(Accounting Manager)
Our software we use puts the payments people make into a "pre-payment" for this program we offer. I am thinking that I am doing the journal entry wrong. My current end of the...
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Paul Shapiro
Title: Consultant
Company: Paul G. Shapiro, CPA
(Consultant at Paul G. Shapiro, CPA)
A friend's startup received some government funding. As a result they need to have an audit done, even though they are fairly early stage. Are there particular requirements the...
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Anonymous
(President)
I currently show a revenue line on my income statement line for "Vendor rebates." I see GAAP guidance that VENDORS should record rebates as a reduction in their sales prices...
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Jeffrey Flamm
Title: CEO
Company: Infinite Mind
(CEO at Infinite Mind)
Does anyone have a prototype of a outside sales commission agreement for an independant sales agent? Thanks Jeff Flamm CEO  Infinite MInd/EyeQ
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Len Green
Title: Performance Improvement Consultant and E..
Company: BT Partners, LLP
(Performance Improvement Consultant and E.. at BT Partners, LLP)
Who should be responsible for drafting/developing goals for the Board of Trustees of a school district? Case in point: local school district board is stuck on finalizing its annual...
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EMERSON GALFO
Title: Consulting CFO / Board Member/Advisor
Company: C-Suite Services
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(Consulting CFO / Board Member/Advisor at C-Suite Services)
A more basic question/poll..... What are you using in your companies and what has been your primary reasoning/motivation for choosing one over the other (or using both) ? Ease of use,...
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Anonymous
(Senior Director)
We are about to embark on our yearly planning cycle, and I'd love to get thoughts on how to effectively structure and lead this process from folks who have done so. While we are an...
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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)
Audits were reported for three of the four "Big 4" firms. "The 28 deficient audits the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board found in its 2013 inspection of the firm...
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