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What does Harold D. Tamayo think?

Mr. Tamayo is a seasoned Public and Private company Corporate Finance, Business & Strategic Planning Executive with experience in Controllership, Divestitures, Acquisitions, Financial Integration, Financial Planning, Strategy and Business Development. He has extensive experience in US and ... See full profile

Keith, every agreement can be different based on tax issues, regulations, whether to keep registration rights, etc. Although a check list (or...
In my opinion, it is always difficult to make a transition from audit to accounting to FP&A. However, Big 4 experience is very well respected...
I have worked with such programs and they work and as some have mentioned a clever name for the program helps. First, you need to understand...
In my view, it takes time. A turn over of the staff can and will pose great challenges in getting financials statements out, period. You will have...
The answer is it depends. What is the life cycle of the products and offerings and what is the business model? Where are you putting sales and...
In my experience what I have seen is not knowing what are the most commonly used formulas like sumif, vlookup, hlookup, rank, count a, count if, if...
Emerson is spot on. As a CFO or in general a Finance Executive is about driving results and therefore the resume should reflect that. I would also...
I agree Scott. The JV agreement would dictate how, what, and when. rec/pay is probably the best way to treat it.
Are you asking about the allocation of the cost or an from an accounting perspective how to treat it? Since it is a start up, from a managerial...
Many businesses account for Merchant fees as a bank fee expense. The issue is that bank fees are normally associated with transmission fees, bank...
What are your current issues? Do you have a big spike at the end of the quarter for quarterly rebates and at the end of the year for yearly rebates...
Each organization within finance would have its own operational metrics (not just the financial ratios). For example, accounting can have number of...
In my opinion you need to look at your needs. You can use a client version of some of the software available that have an Excel front end, develop...
Ben, I agree that Cognos TM1 integrates very nicely with Excel and has easy to use capabilities that you can develop your analyst to become an admin...
I remember implementing back in the days various tools in Access and Excel mixed in with some pretty nifty macros. Then I started implementing...
I am in agreement with Robert Fetterman. Both bottom up and top down can work and in my view you need both perspectives as to how to close the gaps...
In my view, if you are serious about pursuing an MBA (and paid out of your own pocket), then you should try to get into the best MBA program in the...
HR has many functions and also not necessarily is either administrative or strategic. In fact, of the many functions that HR performs those are two...
Like with every answer it all depends. Are you referring to the entire company? A subsidiary? A division? A business Unit? The point of...
In my experience, it is best to outsource the purely transactional activities without oversight of the controls aspect of the functions. For example...
You need to provide more info. Is the pharma company providing an up-front payment only for development? Or is it on anticipation of revenues? In...
I have worked with both systems and it really depends on your need. Both systems addressed the same reporting requirements. However, in my...
In my experience is usually a -2wd to a +3wd for a local operation. Then if you have to consolidate the entities, then it might take another +4wd on...
At a macro level there aren’t any deep reliable studies done because the study would be too complex. As some have point out, there are some segments...
In my opinion, HR Staffing is usually a stumbling block for Sr Level Positions. Just think about this, the staffing groups are usually overworked...