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.

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 …

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 …

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 …

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

SOX Compliance Opens New Chapter

The route to Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance has never been a straight line. And recently, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) Staff Audit Practice Alert # 11 offered some new direction that C-level executives need to consider in making sure their firms don’t end up in the regulatory ditch. The PCAOB is sending a clear …

Monday, May 12, 2014

Is Your Stock Option Plan Audit and IPO Ready?

Nothing is worse than having to respond to significant audit questions around stock option accounting right in the middle of an audit or an IPO S-1 filing. How your company handles its stock options comes under the microscope during important moments—audits and equity events—and the key to avoiding problems lies in keeping track of the …

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Importance of 409A and Equity Awards for Growing Companies

For growing companies, options and other forms of equity awards are an important way of incentivizing top talent when cash is in short supply or the market demands ownership opportunity. According to a recent Armanino webinar titled The Importance of 409A and Equity Awards for Growing Companies, Dirk Van Dyke, Managing Director of Valuation Services, …

Monday, February 3, 2014

IPOs Are Top of Mind for Technology CFOs

After a couple of chilly years, investors warmed to initial public offerings (IPOs) in 2013, and there are signs 2014 will be even better. In 2013, 220 IPOs drew $59 billion in investment. In Silicon Valley, 28 firms went public, the most since the tech bust in 2000. Here at Armanino, we’re proud to have …

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