Financial Advisory Blog

Armanino’s Financial Advisory blog is your source for thought leadership around cloud ERP and accounting solutions and integrations. Supported by the Cloud Accounting Institute and numerous experts in cloud, finance, reporting, integration, compliance, and technology, Armanino’s Financial Advisory blog features must-read content on what’s happening in the finance industry, case studies, white papers, and much more.

Financial Advisory Blog

January 18, 2018

Armanino Named to Bob Scott’s 2017 VAR Stars List

The Armanino team is proud to be honored on the 2017 Bob Scott’s VAR Stars list. The list recognizes the top 100 organizations excelling in areas such as growth, innovation and industry leadership.  Tom Mescall, partner in charge of consulting at Armanino commented, “This award speaks to the firm’s robust technology consulting practice, implementing cloud solutions that …

January 16, 2018

Metrics That Matter: Finding the Right KPIs for Your Tech Company

When you’re trying to grow your technology company, gut feelings just won’t cut it. To succeed, you have to know where you are going, where you’ve been, and how much gas is in the tank. Whether you are a startup looking for your series A, or an established company looking to expand, you need to …

January 4, 2018

Minimum Wage Watch

In 2018, 21 states, including California, have minimum wage increases.  Wage and hour requirements are one of the most litigated areas of employment law, so it is important for employers to comply with federal and state minimum wage regulations. The hourly minimum wage increases not only affect hourly non-exempt employees, but also the minimum salary …

Ban the Box

Effective January 1, 2018, a new state law affecting approximately 7 million Californians will change the way businesses approach hiring. The California Fair Chance Act (AB1008) requires public and private sector employers with five or more employees to delay background checks and inquiries about a candidate’s criminal record until they have extended a conditional offer. …

January 3, 2018

Salary History Legislation

Effective January 1, 2018, new California legislation (AB 168) makes it no longer permissible for employers to ask candidates to provide salary history information.  The new law applies to all employers.  Under AB 168, employers are not allowed to review an applicant’s prior salary history to determine whether or not to hire the candidate, or …

December 28, 2017

Why You Need a Backup Plan for Your Business

Business leaders are generally extreme optimists. In order to grow a company, they have to believe their business plan and products are going to be successful. This optimism can be a disadvantage, however, when a company experiences challenges. As a business leader, it’s important to identify these challenges early and have a backup plan. Your …

December 21, 2017

Being An Employer Is Risky Business

Having weak human resources policies can be a real threat to your bottom line, because employers face a multitude of labor-related risks. Our Outsourced Finance and Accounting practice includes a team of HR specialists―we like to call them risk managers―who have seen firsthand the potentially pricey mistakes employers can make in this confusing area. Want …

December 6, 2017

6 Warning Signs Your Business Might Be in Trouble

All too often, the failure of a business catches management, owners, lenders and investors by surprise. When you’re focused on day-to-day operations, problems can develop unnoticed, so your organization could already be in danger by the time you realize something’s wrong. Every business faces challenges. Senior management needs to rely on the fundamentals to understand the …

December 2, 2017

Part 2 Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies: 4 Ways It Will Change How We Do Business

Cryptocurrencies and blockchain have emerged as an exciting alternative to regular money. (We covered the basics here if you need a refresher.) But, this technology could be much more than an alternative currency. It also has the potential to revolutionize the way we do business. Here are four areas where we may see big changes …

November 13, 2017

Part 1 Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies: What You Need to Know

Blockchain and cryptocurrencies are mainstream news, especially as Bitcoin continues to hit record prices. But while most people have heard of this exciting new technology, it’s still not widely understood. To help you get up to speed and better anticipate the potential impacts on your business, here are the basics. What is cryptocurrency? Cryptocurrency is currency that …

 
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