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Using Sound Incentive Comp Practices to Fix an ACA Problem

Randall Bolten
Title: CEO
Company: Lucidity
LinkedIn Profile
(CEO at Lucidity)
Happy April 15th! In the last post, we discussed a problem related to health insurance subsidies under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) caused by the legislation’s failure to ad...
736 Views | 0 Answers/Comments

Growth through Mergers and Acquisitions

Regis Quirin
Title: Director of Finance
Company: Gibney Anthony & Flaherty LLP
LinkedIn Profile
(Director of Finance at Gibney Anthony & Flaherty LLP)
Companies seek growth through mergers and acquisitions to satisfy one or more of the following – adding a related product or service; expanding geographic reach; purchasing assets...
1708 Views | 0 Answers/Comments

IRA Contribution by April 15 May Prevent Paying Back Premium Tax Credit

Annette Nellen
Title: Professor
Company: San Jose State University
(Professor at San Jose State University)
  The Premium Tax Credit (PTC) for individuals who purchased health insurance on the Exchange (Marketplace) is an important tax break.  As income goes up, this subsidy ...
446 Views | 0 Answers/Comments

Milestone Payments

Jeff Campbell
Title: Financial Consultant
Company: Independent Consultant - Freelancer
(Financial Consultant at Independent Consultant - Freelancer)
The agreement has multiple milestone payments. The determination of the payment schedule was to improve cash-flow on the project. The amount of the payments do not represent the value p...
1512 Views | 2 Answers/Comments

Please give examples of SAAS model revenue recognition related to multi-element arrangements

Event Questions
Title: Event Questions
Company: Proformative
(Event Questions at Proformative)
  "Please give examples of SAAS model revenue recognition related to multi-element arrangements." This question was asked at a recent webinar, now available on-dem...
2571 Views | 1 Answers/Comments

The Art of Being a Disruptive Employee

Ernie Humphrey CTP
Title: CEO & COO
Company: Treasury Careers
LinkedIn Profile
(CEO & COO at Treasury Careers)
It is a simple idea grounded in the laws of nature, moving forward requires friction. Unfortunately, many companies do not have a culture that encourages friction, fail to teach mangers...
3580 Views | 4 Answers/Comments

Challenges of taxing gambling winnings

Annette Nellen
Title: Professor
Company: San Jose State University
(Professor at San Jose State University)
  Gambling winnings are taxable - include them on line 21 of Form 1040 as other income. You can only deduct your gambling losses if you itemize your deductions (Schedule A)....
312 Views | 0 Answers/Comments

Effective Process Management Ensures a Fast Close

Robert Kugel
Title: Senior Vice President
Company: Ventana Research
(Senior Vice President at Ventana Research)
Because my research practice is centered on important business issues where technology is a key part of a solution, my written perspectives tend to focus on technology. However, it&rsqu...
2233 Views | 1 Answers/Comments

Accounting for Receipt of a Stock Donation

Anonymous
(unemployed)
I'd like to get some perspective on situations that may arise in our organization and be sure that we are compliant withing GAAP/FASB guidelines. We've recently switched from Ca...
4506 Views | 2 Answers/Comments

Why Best Practices Matter in Accounts Payable

Mary Schaeffer
Title: Publisher & Editorial Director
Company: AP Now
(Publisher & Editorial Director at AP Now)
From time to time, most people who work in accounts payable run into a smart-aleck who demands to know “what's the big deal about accounts payable?”  These folks th...
1583 Views | 0 Answers/Comments

Why T&E Should Matter to CFOs (Part I of II)

Ernie Humphrey CTP
Title: CEO & COO
Company: Treasury Careers
LinkedIn Profile
(CEO & COO at Treasury Careers)
A controller walks into the CFO’s office and says, “we can really impact our bottom line this year if we invest in managing our travel and entertainment (T&E) expenses m...
2696 Views | 2 Answers/Comments

Pricing Strategy - Tips and Caveats for Discount Pricing

Regis Quirin
Title: Director of Finance
Company: Gibney Anthony & Flaherty LLP
LinkedIn Profile
(Director of Finance at Gibney Anthony & Flaherty LLP)
Discounts have their place, but more often than not, they are used incorrectly. Prior to offering a discount, controllers involved with establishing pricing strategy need to take the fo...
651 Views | 0 Answers/Comments

Setting the Bar (Graph) Lower... Much Lower

Randall Bolten
Title: CEO
Company: Lucidity
LinkedIn Profile
(CEO at Lucidity)
Happy April Fool’s Day! In celebration, let’s take a look at some of the most messed-up, incomprehensible recent examples of quantation. Not surprisingly, all are graph...
1061 Views | 5 Answers/Comments

5 Key Non-Financial Benefits of an Accounts Payable Audit

Julie Gilmore
Title: Auditor
Company: Broniec Associates
(Auditor at Broniec Associates)
A key benefit of an accounts payable audit is the money that will likely be “found”. It is estimated that for every billion dollars of payables there can be a million dollar...
778 Views | 0 Answers/Comments

New bank scam/malware exploit

Wayne Spivak
Title: President & CFO
Company: SBAConsulting.com
LinkedIn Profile
(President & CFO at SBAConsulting.com)
This is a new twist on a tried and true method of scamming businesses and individuals. And its being very successful. http://go.cfo.com/tgK52202Lz0u800AHa0009z I just had my Controller ...
1550 Views | 5 Answers/Comments

Inventory Revenue

Anonymous
(Accounting Manager)
The co-packer who makes our trail-mixes has had issues sourcing organic banana so we have decided to sell them some from our supply. How do we account for this? I don’t know if we...
1842 Views | 3 Answers/Comments

Is Factoring Standard Operating Procedure Or For Special Circumstances Only?

Event Questions
Title: Event Questions
Company: Proformative
(Event Questions at Proformative)
  "Should we consider Financing Tools such as A/R  factoring, discount checks, etc., as a normal rule of business or only for temporary cash shortfalls?" This...
1557 Views | 4 Answers/Comments

Approval limits for cash payments?

Anonymous
(Assistant Treasurer)
We are a large electrical coop with $9B+ in assets. We are reviewing our policy dictating the dollar amount requiring additional approval for payment by a senior member of management (S...
2912 Views | 12 Answers/Comments

R&D tax credits

Anonymous
(Accounting Manager)
Over the last few months, our company spent a good chunk on developing a new snacks. We classified under product development in our book. I have heard that there are certain R&D tax...
498 Views | 2 Answers/Comments

Affordable Care & Recoverable Draws: They Don’t Mix Well

Randall Bolten
Title: CEO
Company: Lucidity
LinkedIn Profile
(CEO at Lucidity)
Well, back to serious business. In a a recent blog post, Prof. Annette Nellen describes a problematic consequence of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The problem and some proposed resolut...
526 Views | 0 Answers/Comments

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