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How to Set SMART Goals, Targets/Objectives for Accounting Department?

Andy Tan
Title: Supervisor
Company: AVS System Networks
(Supervisor at AVS System Networks)
In the company we are working now, it's required that Manager of each department has to set up annual targets/objectives for the department. It's quite easy for Sales or Product...
297766 Views | 19 Answers/Comments

Why do businesses reimburse for travel meals?

Richie Wohlers
Title: Controller
Company: Vision Mechanical Services
(Controller at Vision Mechanical Services)
A question I've often wondered, but never asked: why are businesses expected to pay for meals when employees travel? What is the logic involved? If I work from the office, I am eith...
17067 Views | 18 Answers/Comments

Quickbooks cash reporting

(Strategic program manager)
Could anyone recommend a good way to do cash reporting out of Quickbooks by department and class?
15465 Views | 0 Answers/Comments

Need expertise - Looking to Form an LLC in New Mexico and Foreign LLC in Ohio - Getting mixed answers from local accountants

I am looking to do a startup for a new LLC for a services business with most of the revenue earned via my website that is still under development. I reside in Ohio and will have a home...
23916 Views | 4 Answers/Comments

KPIs for the Accounting Department & Finance Department

scott graves
Title: CFO
Company: Armstrong Teasdale LLC
(CFO at Armstrong Teasdale LLC)
We are in the process of implementing Performance Boards in the Finance / Accounting department to document, track and drive performance.  Initially, we discussed tracking on a...
459061 Views | 42 Answers/Comments

How To Raise Money For A Startup?

Besides your own personal network, what is the best way to get investors for a startup? ...
225040 Views | 20 Answers/Comments

How do I record the cumulative translation adjustment when consolidating a foreign subsidiary after translating their FS into the reporting currency?

Stephen Helfrich
Title: CFO/Consultant
Company: In Transition/Consulting/Interim CFO
(CFO/Consultant at In Transition/Consulting/Interim CFO)
I recently started working for a company that has a Mexican Mequilladora operation and they have not been correctly implementing FAS 52 as it applies to financial statement translation,...
158151 Views | 17 Answers/Comments

I am a commission only, outside sales person. After over 13 years at my company, they have put a tracker on us and are literally questioning every hour of our day and weeks.

(Sales representative)
They are also saying that our home office/admin days are no longer allowed and do not count that time toward our work hours that day. I work in alcohol distribution and am required to p...
139 Views | 0 Answers/Comments

Guidance around travel budget

(Strategic program manager)
Helping the team prepare travel budgets for FY19. Wanted to see if anyone has any average trip costs for domestic / international travel that I could use. Thinking something like: Ai...
255 Views | 0 Answers/Comments

Management accountant consulting

Michael Jian
Title: Country CFO
Company: Huawei Technologies Co.,Ltd
(Country CFO at Huawei Technologies Co.,Ltd)
CMA certification has been getting more popular in China. Some say management accountant consulting would be promising. However, it seems to me that rare consultants engage their jobs a...
283 Views | 0 Answers/Comments


A. Chawla
Title: Student
Company: N.A
(Student at N.A)
Manufacturing Companies and Auto Companies like Ford Motors have captive finance subsidiary to finance their customers and dealers to enhance sales. In the Financial Statements, sa...
143 Views | 0 Answers/Comments

Making Excel Forecasting Simple

(Division Finance Manager)
I have Excel as my only source for forecasting and have been tasked with making it less detailed and simpler to use and follow. The challenge is that our industry is very direct labor ...
33328 Views | 3 Answers/Comments

Any forecasting software take in inputs such as Sales Contract data?

(Director of Finance and Operations)
Background: 15 person software company focused on enterprise-sales Scenario: Currently looking to move from our excel-based financial model into a more modern framework. Our current ...
14633 Views | 1 Answers/Comments

Billing system for complicated revenue model

What's the best billing software that can automatically (non-manual) compute and prepare invoices for a revenue model that may be considered complicated? It is a professional servic...
43685 Views | 3 Answers/Comments

QuickBooks Multi User Mode

Jenna Alcantara
Title: Bookkeeper
Company: Nick&susie
(Bookkeeper at Nick&susie)
My family has a very small rental business and uses quickbooks 2015 for the bookkeeping. We have book keeper in one state, an a accountant in another. I'm wondering if the multi use...
220046 Views | 7 Answers/Comments

What is a good CRM system for a small to medium-size consulting firm?

32913 Views | 5 Answers/Comments

What is your opinion ? have you see something similar before ?

(Sales Manager)
My Company is a ICT system Integrator and I am the sales manager. the Management wants to change the sales plan from Commission based on Turn over Numbers (Taking into consideration th...
257 Views | 0 Answers/Comments

How can a nonprofit maintain net assets if depreciation expense is 25% of overall budget?

My nonprofit went into real estate by purchasing a building that dwarfs the core c3 on the balance sheet. So depreciation/amortization expense is killing me. It seems like the only wa...
396 Views | 1 Answers/Comments

Invoicing A Customer Before You Deliver The Goods

elizabeth kendall
Title: Manager, Inside Sales
Company: Anixter Power Solutions
(Manager, Inside Sales at Anixter Power Solutions)
I have a customer that is wanting me to bill them for material we have not shipped them yet because they want to get the invoice in this months budget. The last company I worked for had...
122156 Views | 28 Answers/Comments

best answer to interview question. What did I like most about my sales position?

Chantell Soileau
Title: sales
Company: flooring direct
(sales at flooring direct)
200 Views | 0 Answers/Comments

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