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Matt Jackson
(Operational Excellence and turnarounds f.. at Jackson Consulting)
I am working with a client that has a cumbersome process for getting new items approved, setup, and communicated to stakeholders. One special requirement is that items need to be available to only certain sales reps during a beta period. If you have something similar going...
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EMERSON GALFO
(CFO at C-Suite Services)
Just over a third of KPMG's 389 audit graduate intake in 2016 do not have an accounting background. Ten per cent of them have no formal commerce, economics or business degree. http://www.afr.com/business/accounting/kpmgs-new-auditors-dont-have-accounting-degrees-20151208-...
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Anonymous
(Principal)
We have a PE firm asking for a "quality of earnings" report or analysis. Is their a standard form or template for this?
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Anonymous
(Manager)
Does anyone have experience with Quickbooks Pro vs Premier? We use Pro and were thinking of upgrading, but it seems expensive for the better reports, budgeting, forecasting, etc. Or, maybe something else altogether would be better. We have a small chain of self-storage...
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Anonymous
(Financial Analyst)
I have been working in finance/accounting for more than 5 years but have never seen anything like this before. Was wondering if this is just a co-incidence, laziness, incompetency or some conspiracy? what do you think??? Have a very interesting case/mystery to share. One of...
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Ernie Humphrey CTP
(CFO at Function Form Staging & Design)
Here are the results from a survey of over 600 senior finance leaders: Strategic Activities- 66% Leading within & Beyond Finance- 26% Tactical Activities- 7% Attending Meetings- 1% Reading and Responding to E-mails- 0% Thoughts?  
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Anonymous
(Customer Relationship Manager)
I save and make businesses money, and do not get paid until any of my recommendations are approved, implemented, and the results are formally documented as credits on bills, or cash in bank. My partner is a specialist that worked in revenue retention for major telcos. CFOs...
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Ernie Humphrey CTP
(CFO at Function Form Staging & Design)
Over 600 responses from a broad sample of senior financial executives across the United States offer an in-depth perspective regarding how CFOs plan to deliver on optimistic expectations for their companies in the face of what they characterize as domestic, macro-economic...
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Randall Bolten
Title: CEO
Company: Lucidity
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(CEO at Lucidity)
This second post in a short series on TV news innumeracy looks at an even more ludicrous example – the notion of “bellwether” counties. The pundits seem to have an obsession with counties – or towns, or even precincts – that have...
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Faye S. Creech
(Sr. Accountant II at Builders Mutual Insurance Company)
We have some payments made to both claimant and attorneys for settlements for health claims. It is clear from the IRS website that we send the 1099MISC for the full amount to the attorney, however the recipients are questioning our box coding. Our system coded the amount...
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Wayne Spivak
(President & CFO at SBAConsulting.com)
Reuters is reporting that the CEO, CFO & CAO have resigned after an audit found that the financial's were shanghaied. What's your opinion on why these three highly compensated individuals would risk public embarrassment, loss of their jobs, and possibly criminal...
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Anonymous
(Sr. Legal Assistant)
I am in the state of California and I would like to know whether it is lawful for a company to change the payroll cut off days for nonexempt employees to accommodate the staff processing of payroll? The stated payroll cut off days in the handbook are the 10th and the 25th...
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Chris Shumate
(Corporate Accountant at Empire Corporation of Tennessee, Inc.)
I am curious, I have a sort of education-a-holic type thing going on where I continue to want to gain more knowledge. I am working toward my CPA currently. My ultimate goal is to become a CFO or Controller of an organization some day. I have been as high as a Senior...
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Jon Placa
(Director of Finance and Operations at NarrativeDx)
A bit of background: We are a Software-as-a-Services (SaaS) company that recently renewed a client's contract. However, the renewal took place during their current trial period. As a result, we're currently delivering services to a client from an old contract, but have...
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Doug Sleeter
Title: President
Company: The Sleeter Group, Inc.
(President at The Sleeter Group, Inc.)
I’ve been thinking about choice and freedom frequently during the past few months. As my personal mission statement of more than 30 years states, I’m most interested in helping people accomplish their goals more easily by leveraging technology, which is...
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Wayne Spivak
(President & CFO at SBAConsulting.com)
In an old article dated 2014, Brent Beshore lays out his perception of EBITDA and how according to people like Warren Buffet it means absolutely nothing. http://www.forbes.com/sites/brentbeshore/2014/11/13/ebitda-is-bs-earnings What's your opinion?
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Anonymous
(Vice President of Finance and Administra..)
I am involved in a start-up healthcare company on the peninsula (Menlo Park). Currently it's a single member LLC which will go to a partnership relatively soon. We are still in the conceptual, formation stage. We have very basic needs for the next six months to a year...
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Anonymous
(CFO)
What dollar amount threshold is needed before a PO is required to be generated? If my AP person got her wish there would be a requirement for a PO for every purchase but that would be not practical and a huge drain on labor to generate especially for $25 order. Our expenses...
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Sara Voight
(Controller at Critical Signal Technologies, Inc)
What are the best programs to get employees involved and engaged at/with work? Or is it even reasonable to expect engagement type programs really work? We have various departments with different work responsibilities/levels/shift requirements (some are in a call center and...
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Anonymous
(Principal Consultant)
For example, suppose there were an excellent opportunity to save a CFO's company a lot of money and boost EBITDA, at a cost set equal to a fixed, small fraction of whatever money would be saved. This sounds quite attractive, but nonetheless, how effectively could it be...