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

March 21, 2019

New FASB ASU 2018-07 Guidance Simplifies the Equity Accounting Process

If your company grants equity to non-employees/consultants, this is exciting news because it simplifies your equity accounting process! Updated Guidance that’s helpful!ASC 718 has expanded to now include non-employee and consultant grants within its scope. With the updated guidance under ASU 2018-07, employees and non-employees/consultant, will have the same overall treatment: Equity classified option and …

March 18, 2019

The Problem With ‘It’s Blockchain But Not Crypto’

As we build our new Blockchain practice, I keep on hearing the phrase “it’s blockchain, but not cryptocurrency” in an attempt to satisfy business audiences that you are talking about something “corporate legitimate.”  The premise with “blockchain but not Bitcoin” is that we could get the clean, green pastures of a controlled enterprise blockchain with …

March 8, 2019

Why Your Future Depends on Cloud Accounting Software

If your company still hasn’t switched to a cloud accounting software, there are a number of compelling reasons to make the change, like efficiency, access to real-time data and data security. But another important reason that often goes overlooked is the effect of your software choices on your staffing. The finance leaders of tomorrow don’t …

March 6, 2019

Debunking Common Misconceptions About Auditing Digital Assets

When talking with audit professionals, we have noticed a few misconceptions about auditing digital assets that are worth discussing. The most prominent misconceptions relate to proving ownership and confirming transaction details of digital assets (typically cryptocurrencies) as part of a financial statement audit. We have heard the following assumptions that may seem reasonable at the …

January 31, 2019

Gaming Companies Need Strategic Options in a Shifting Market

The gaming industry is undergoing seismic shifts that are disrupting existing business models. To succeed in this fast-changing environment, companies need to be able to recognize their challenges and evaluate their strategic options objectively. The Fortnite Effect One main disruptor is the explosive success of the game Fortnite, which is transforming the industry with, among …

January 30, 2019

What the New Section 83(i) Guidance Means for Your Company

In December 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued new guidance under Notice 2018-97 to clarify some of the provisions of Code Section 83(i). Based on companies’ current practices, we believe that the new guidance will make more companies “ineligible corporations,” which may be a relief more than anything else. Background Passed as part of …

January 15, 2019

Year-End Accounting, Planning and Preparation

It’s that time of the year where you need to close out your year-end processes and plan for the new year. There are a lot of moving pieces, so to help keep you on track, here are 6 topics we recommend keeping in mind: 1. Due Dates According to our experts, these 5 key dates …

January 7, 2019

How to Hire Your First Employee

I’m not gonna lie: Hiring your first employee takes a lot of paperwork. But that paperwork, as much as it pains you, is worth doing.  You risk big fines if you misclassify an employee as a freelancer/contractor, for example, or pay someone under the table. So what does hiring require?  There are two main things …

November 26, 2018

3921 and 3922 Statements

It’s that time of year again to start thinking about tax reporting for CY 2018. If you have issued Incentive Stock Options (ISOs) to employees and/or have an Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), your company will need to prepare 3921 and 3922 statements and related filings under Section 6039. For ISOs, you need to file …

October 26, 2018

Paying Overtime: Face the Facts

Overtime is perhaps the most misunderstood area of payroll statutes, simply because it’s not as straightforward as a rational person would assume.  The requirements are, to any sane business owner, seemingly insane. Noncompliance can cost you. And just because you’re a cool, casual and flexible boss doesn’t mean you’re not at risk. Here are some …

 
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