Technology Blog

Armanino’s Technology Blog informs technology and software CFOs and executives of the latest industry trends, rule changes and best practices. Our professionals bring you their insights and advice from an accounting and organization perspective to help your company reach its goals.

Technology Blog

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

EVOLUTION Conference: Technology Tips, Tricks & Updates

Armanino has revamped the Dynamics User Days and Technology Forums of our past into the robust EVOLUTION conference. This year’s conference is dedicated to showcasing superior professional development alongside technology tips, tricks and updates. Educational tracks include Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), IPO Readiness, Cloud & Data Security, Technology Toolkit, and …

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Podcasts: Startup/Early-Stage Funding Roadmap

Entrepreneurs are passionate about their ideas and committed to seeing them come to fruition. In my recent podcast, I sat down with Stevens Law Group to share important funding exercises that will help determine a startup’s success. Here are just a few of the questions I’m commonly asked by new startups: How do you identify …

Friday, May 1, 2015

Trends in Follow-On Offerings

A recent article from Financial Executive International (FEI)  indicates that the heady market for initial public offerings (IPOs) is taking a breather following record 2014 issuance, but that does not mean financial executives at high-growth companies can rest easy. On the heels of the IPO decline is an increase in follow-on offerings (sometimes called “seasoned …

Friday, April 3, 2015

FASB Rev Rec Deferral Doesn’t Equal Less Work

This past Wednesday, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)—after hearing recommendations from their staff—voted to propose deferring the implementation of the new revenue recognition standard by another year. The board plans to issue an exposure draft, which will have a 30-day comment period before final adoption. For public companies, the proposed timeline would apply the …

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Etsy’s Roadshow: A Reminder for Pre-IPO CFOs

While the SEC is reviewing Etsy’s Form S-1 submission (filed on March 4 of this year), the management team is preparing to embark on a roadshow tomorrow, where company executives and bankers will provide financial analysts and investors with the opportunity to question management—particularly the CEO and CFO—on the upcoming NASDAQ launch of ticker symbol …

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Corporate Venture Capital Funding Hits New High

Last year, corporate venture capital activity saw a spike. According to CB Insights’ 2014 U.S. Corporate Venture Capital Year in Review Report, deals by corporate venture arms jumped 25% year-over-year, while funding rose 76% behind participation in some of very large venture deals. Who were the most active corporate VC investors during 2014? Top 20 …

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Accounting Update – Rules Are Changing

As companies contemplate closing the books on 2014, some updated accounting standards offer hope that the job is getting simpler. In a recent webinar, Matthew Perreault, Audit Partner and Head of Armanino’s Technology and SEC Practice, noted that the “biggest change” comes in the area of revenue recognition. The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and …

Monday, November 10, 2014

MacGyver Your Way Through Your IPO and Beyond

As a CFO, are you ready to play MacGyver to get your company through the gantlet that is the run-up to a liquidity event (e.g., an IPO)? You should be prepared to perform the kind of shoestring heroics of the TV legend. Even if companies follow best practices and begin preparing two years ahead of …

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Key Players in Technology Investing and M&A

CB Insights released an interesting info-graphic they titled The Periodic Table of Tech, which showcases the 118 venture capital firms, micro-VCs, angels, accelerators, late stage investors and acquirers you should know. According to their latest blog, “The firms (and individuals) on the list were drawn from a mix of data-driven posts [CB Insights] produced…that analyzed …

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Budget Forecasting: Automate or Fall Behind

The speed of business is accelerating and with it the demand on financial officers to produce actionable data in real time. It’s a trend that’s not going away and smart companies are making big changes in their internal processes to keep up. In our recent webinar, John Dunican, Partner, and Bryan Rogers, Senior Manager,  with …

 
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