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

June 7, 2018

JOBS Act Deadline Looming for Many EGCs

We are reaching the 16-year mark since the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) was passed by Congress and signed into law. One criticism consistently levied against the legislation is the cost associated with complying with the various provisions. There have been a variety of measures put in place over the years to reduce the expense of SOX …

May 31, 2018

ABC Test: Freelancers Are Now an Even Bigger No-No in CA

On April 30, the CA Supreme Court issued a long-awaited ruling that makes their description of “employment” even clearer.  (See Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court, Cal.5th, 2018 WL 1999120).  If you thought you had the employee vs. independent contractor (freelancer) thing nailed, you might need to think again. The good news, and the …

May 21, 2018

How Blockchains Achieve Consensus: Proof of Work vs. Proof of Stake

The use cases for blockchain are now being recognized as a truly viable option for future technologies. This stems from its inherent characteristics of immutability, security, traceability, anonymity and trust. Blockchain maintains these characteristics by achieving “consensus,” meaning agreement between all users or nodes within the network. How does a blockchain achieve this critical consensus? …

May 9, 2018

How to Plan Finance Allocations: Why Less Is More

Do you really understand your profitability from the products or services you provide? There’s more to the story than total sales at the end of the year. Incurred costs to develop, test, market and manage your product or service have a huge effect on the overall profitability of your company. If you’re undercutting your competition’s …

May 1, 2018

Top 10 Best Practices for Accrual Accounting

If your income always exceeds your expenditures, using cash accounting with no accounts payable or accounts receivable works fine. But if your income isn’t always greater than your expenditures, you need better visibility into what’s happening this month, as well as what’s likely to happen next month.  For a fuller picture of your organization’s financial …

April 25, 2018

Why You Need to Consider Data Integration Solutions

How do you get actionable reporting from the reams of data generated by your business on a daily basis? Many companies still rely on Excel spreadsheets to track revenue, expenses, headcount and more. Files are spread across desktops and departments, all waiting to be transformed, summarized and integrated on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. …

April 19, 2018

Tax Reform and Valuation Impacts to Consider

Federal tax reform is here and there are several elements of business and asset valuation that are impacted by the recent change in legislation. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (tax reform) was signed into law on December 22, 2017, and impacts all private company business valuations performed after this date in several …

April 6, 2018

The Current State of U.S. ICO Compliance

As the SEC has yet to make an official ruling or create a governance entity to oversee ICOs (initial coin offerings) or TGEs (token generating events) and related processes, the current U.S. compliance landscape surrounding ICOs and related cryptocurrencies is quite ambiguous. Along with this regulatory uncertainty, future compliance may be costly and limit projects’ …

April 3, 2018

No, You Can’t Wriggle Out of Paying Overtime

Looking for an easy way out of paying overtime? We don’t blame you. It’s a convoluted issue that (ironically) makes accounting teams put in longer hours to comply with all the various labor mandates. You can’t simply raise pay, however, or change a title to make a position exempt from overtime. And if you try …

March 28, 2018

Monte Carlo Simulations: What The NCAA Tournament’s First Ever #1 Seed Upset Can Teach Us

As companies strive to accurately align executive equity compensation with company performance, an increasing number of companies are granting market or performance-vested restricted stock rather than time-vested restricted stock. Performance-based restricted stock awards vary in their terms and complexity, but they are often dependent on the company’s stock price performance over a given period of …

 
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