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Hi Wayne, I haven't received email alert about community questions in a long time, so just catching up on past questions. You can go to onecle.com...
Hi Hewitt, If I understand this correctly, this sounds more like a cash management inventory stocking issue that depends on a probabilistic...
Quite right, read some of Damodaran's writings on price vs. value. So, if you managed to find your favorite brand item deeply discounted somewhere,...
Hi Wayne, Seems pretty ridiculous to me, so time to sell KHC short. If they do manage a turnaround, I posit that it would be in spite of the CFO.
Hi Anon, If the affiliates are in different states, then you should charge interest on the intercompany loans under the same arm's length principle...
You would add to the NPV equations above: COGS*((1+discount rate)^(+manufacturing lead time/365)) Here lead time is brought forward in time (+sign)...
If you really believe that offering better terms would increase sales, then this is a no brainer because just about any increased profit would...
You're right and your company is right. How can that be??? :) If you don't mind, I'll point you to nice summary link below, so I don't have to...
For most intercompany reconciliation differences that arise from merchandise transactions (i.e., affiliate A invoices goods to affiliate B), the...
If you search for "free Business Plan Template", you will get many hits including Wayne's.
Any of the Big 4 will typically summarize or have free webinars on new accounting pronouncements, so you don't have to read the long-winded legalese...
I speculate that the complaint here may be more about resentment at the success of unethical leaders and Machiavellian corporate politicians. The...
Why are you giving a share in parent company to Indian investor? Is he contributing to success of US parent business or just Indian business? If just...
This seems like a question with incomplete information but here are a couple of scenarios: 1. If the sub owes other money/payables to the parent, as...
Wayne is being modest about he don't do tax because he's correct for federal tax purposes if you are presumably filing a consolidated federal tax...
Companies are already reacting to the new landscape in reaction to the recent OECD BEPS initiative (Base Erosion and Profit Shifting) and not because...
While I'm in accord with much of poor recruiter reputations and it does tend to make one feel better to reinforce Wayne's vent, based on Emerson's...
409A valuation reports are not always diligently prepared even though good money was paid for them, so the IRS could challenge the valuation in...
Hi Chris, I may be misunderstanding the situation but if A paid off B debts by assuming a new debt obligation itself, I would recommend creating a...
Hi Tim Seems like you can do this presuming you don't recognize the revenue until the invoice date. See UK VAT webpage below that addresses invoice...
Hi Margaret, Even if you don't have a PE, foreign companies often run afoul of US state nexus laws that are similar to PE concepts but US states are...
Generally not but there might be some exceptions for certain kinds of technical services in tax treaties like the US with India.
Dear Anonymous, While you're getting lots of good advice here, you may want to apply those principles when evaluating 2 or 3 of the following in no...
Thanks Wayne and Sharon, Now that it's clear that this is a case of financial reporting fraud, I think we get into the touchy subject of...
Hi Sharon and all the other contributors, Along Emerson's thought, is it possible that the Board Member just wants to prepare a Non-GAAP metric (a...