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.

July 14, 2017

How to Enable the Finance Department Cloud Transformation

In my last post, I discussed how moving to cloud-based financial software can help companies address the problems of an under-performing financial system and overworked finance department. (For the skeptics out there, industry analyst firm Gartner also touts the benefits for finance departments making the cloud transformation in its 2016 report titled “Finance Moving to the …

July 7, 2017

Two Views on How BlackLine Saves Time & Trials

Using BlackLine to automate the close process will save you time and aggravation―something I’ve witnessed from two different perspectives. Not only have I seen how automation helps my Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) clients here at Armanino, I’ve also experienced the benefits of BlackLine firsthand, while working in the general ledger (GL) group at a large insurance company. …

May 24, 2017

Ending the Overworked, Underutilized Finance Department

For professionals in the finance and accounting department, long hours are business as usual. It’s normal for every reporting cycle or accounting period close to mean burning the midnight oil for days at a time. But while the members of the accounting team suffer, in this case from the lack of a healthy work-life balance, …

May 9, 2017

Accurate Finance Reporting: Tips & Tricks

Many times we see clients struggle to create reports that pull the correct data from their accounting system or corporate performance management (CPM) solution. The data has been loaded into the system correctly, but building queries or reports by hand can cause headaches if data is suddenly coded to new GL accounts or new departments …

September 21, 2016

Lindy Antonelli to Speak on Cloud Accounting at Silicon Valley CEO Vistage Event

Armanino Partner Lindy Antonelli will present “Moving ERP to the Cloud – Security, TCO & Integration Considerations,” at the exclusive 2016 Vistage Executive Summit in Silicon Valley on September 22, 2016. Armanino is a Vistage Executive Summit Sponsor. Lindy will help attendees including leading Silicon Valley CEOs and other senior executives analyze the most critical …

February 8, 2016

Cloud Solution Meetup Opportunities for Intacct Users

Throughout 2016 Intacct will be hosting various meetups across the country. Each cloud solution meetup is a great opportunity to network with other users of the best-in-class cloud accounting solution. The Intacct meetups include customer panels, Q&A sessions, networking, and of course, updates directly from the Intacct team. Whether you’re a long-time user, just implemented, or even …

January 21, 2016

Top 50 Cloud Accountants of 2015 List Features Armanino

Every year Hubdoc announces their list of Top 50 Cloud Accountants. The 2015 list was recently released and included Armanino’s own, David Miller who leads our Outsourced Finance and Accounting team. David joined Armanino as part of last year’s merger with southern California firm, RBZ. The list features individuals who are noted as stand-out cloud …

July 24, 2015

SaaS Company Outgrowing QuickBooks

A SaaS company providing web-based property management software sought to more effectively market, manage, and grow their business. The organization was quickly outgrowing QuickBooks and were experiencing frustrations building reports in Excel. They needed a better system to integrate their other systems and provide robust reporting. With combined statistical data to manage their business metrics, …

July 16, 2015

Cloud Accounting Benchmark Survey 2015

  Benchmark your Cloud accounting software adoption against your peers. Cloud Accounting Institute’s 2015 Cloud Accounting Benchmark Survey is now available and we invite finance professionals in any industry to take the survey! Participants will receive a copy of the final Benchmark Report when it becomes available. You will learn about the latest cloud adoption …

June 17, 2015

Cloud-Based Accounting Software Takes Safe Data to a New Level

Hackers and thieves have gotten a lot smarter in the last few decades. An office used to be a safe place for keeping data without the fear that at any moment it could be compromised. Now, computers are always vulnerable, despite firewalls, anti-virus software, and backups of data (which are usually only done after a …

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