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Chin Beckmann
Title: CFO/Co-founder
Company: DSP Concepts
(CFO/Co-founder at DSP Concepts)
I run a technology startup. We provide contract services work, so revenue usually comes in as the work is performed. What is a typical amount of cash reserve for this kind of business model? 3 months, 6 months, more? Also how far out do you expect the booked contract to go?
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Michelle Ou He
Title: FP&A Manager
Company: Axion Services, LLC
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(FP&A Manager at Axion Services, LLC)
What's a good, inexpensive report writer that integrates with QuickBooks for a small CPA firm? Thanks, Michelle
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Randall Bolten
Title: CEO
Company: Lucidity
(CEO at Lucidity)
Developing scorekeeping metrics is a critically important yet undervalued role of the chief financial officer. CFOs ignore this role at their and their organizations’ peril, because if they don’t set the scorekeeping metrics, others will, and will make a mess...
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Mollie Mossman
Title: CPA, CMA, MBA, CREB
Company: Mossman Commercial
(CPA, CMA, MBA, CREB at Mossman Commercial)
We have a legacy AS 400 (Microsoft) and a newly created data warehouse but need to get a quick to implement dashboard up for ourpresentations to the CEO. What software have you evaluated and can recommend? Thank you, proformative peers. --Fellow CPA CMA & CFO from Texas
Anonymous
(Office Manager)
I'm looking to hire a professional administrative person. What are a few good interview questions?
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ArLyne Diamond
Title: Consultant to Manager/Founder
Company: Diamond Associates
(Consultant to Manager/Founder at Diamond Associates)
Since the CFO is often dealing with banks and the investment community, I wonder what percentage of time is typically devoted to these activities, versus time spent in the office working with finance executive staff, for example.
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Annette Nellen
Title: Professor
Company: San Jose State University
(Professor at San Jose State University)
  The complexity of completing one's federal and state income tax returns is not necessarily tied to one's income level. One of the more complex federal tax rules is the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for low-income workers. Could the individual income tax...
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Sharon Desser
Title: Director of Finance and Human Resources
Company: Brightidea, Inc
(Director of Finance and Human Resources at Brightidea, Inc)
We are considering changing our Fiscal Year End from Dec 31 to Jan 31. Can I poll the community for the Pros and Cons?
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Wayne Spivak
Title: President & CFO
Company: SBA * Consulting LTD
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(President & CFO at SBA * Consulting LTD)
Today I recieved 6 calls, back to back with different phone numbers from the telemarketing department about Credit Safe. I spoke to them yesterday and they only called a few more times in the last couple of weeks. They claim to be a competitor of D&B. I can't tell...
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Vijay Srinivasan
Title: Consultant
Company: Al Ahli Group
(Consultant at Al Ahli Group)
Can anyone provide me with comprehensive Finance & Accounting Manual or Policies & Procedures/ Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's). I would be grateful if someone can help me with this request.
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Doug Sleeter
Title: President
Company: The Sleeter Group, Inc.
(President at The Sleeter Group, Inc.)
  A client recently called our office and told us he had a 680 FICO credit score and because of this, he wasn’t qualified for a Small Business Association (SBA) loan. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Like many small business owners, this client...
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Patricia Montour
Title: CPA, CGMA
Company: Apple Hill Farms, LLC Group of Companies
(CPA, CGMA at Apple Hill Farms, LLC Group of Companies)
We operate franchised restaurants and have a prospecting employee that uses a personal vehicle for some travel. We also provide a van for food deliveries.
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Doug Sleeter
Title: President
Company: The Sleeter Group, Inc.
(President at The Sleeter Group, Inc.)
  There should be no doubt among accounting professionals that cloud solutions and web-based applications are changing how we all do business. Those avoiding Facebook, Twitter, and even online backup can recognize that the influences of the Internet are everywhere,...
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Jennifer Spencer
Title: Director of Marketing
Company: nettime solutions
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(Director of Marketing at nettime solutions)
API, FTP, SOAP, REST and XML — If you’re not a computer programmer, it’s enough to make your head spin.  And yet, in today’s technologically advanced workplace, these acronyms may be bubbling to the top of your HR integration conversations,...
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Jean Chidley
Title: CFO
Company:
(CFO)
Is anyone aware of an accounting policy statement supporting treatment of credit card fees as an offset against revenue (e.g., cost of services sold) as opposed to an operating expense?  Our company treats credit card fees this way but I need to pull together a policy...
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Bob Scarborough
Title: CEO
Company: Tensoft, Inc.
(CEO at Tensoft, Inc.)
While I am a huge believer in the Cloud model it seems the marketing messaging and the reality of the benefits are getting a bit blurred? Beyond the hype - what is the reality of what's new?
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Srini Janaswamy
Title: Director of Finance
Company: CounterPath Corporation
(Director of Finance at CounterPath Corporation)
Hi there, I work for a SaaS company and we are capitalizing development costs in line with ASC 350-40. Could some one please direct me to some material and/or literature that deals with determining the # of years to amortize i.e. the methodology to be followed by the...
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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)
There are multiple ways companies market themselves.  Each form is associated with a certain level of investment and return, within a certain timeframe.  One of the most effective approaches is “quid pro quo” marketing, i.e. marketing your products or...
Anonymous
(Accounting Supervisor (CPA))
How do you account for significant post-implementation expenses designed to increase functionality? Had these expenses been incurred during the development phase, they certainly would have qualified for capitalization. Can we create a new asset and depreciate it alongside...
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Wayne Spivak
Title: President & CFO
Company: SBA * Consulting LTD
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(President & CFO at SBA * Consulting LTD)
There have been lots of Q & A on Proformative about resumes, but none asks the simple questions of: For a high-level role, which resume format is better and why? (In alpha order) Chronological Functional Hybrid