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

July 23, 2019

Decoding Modifications for Stock-Based Compensation

In today’s fast-moving world where the only constant is change, stock-based compensation is increasingly becoming an intricate part of an employee’s overall compensation package. As more and more companies offer equity to attract top talent, it is inevitable that sooner or later, they will run into the complex world of modification accounting for stock-based compensation. …

July 19, 2019

FASB Votes to Propose Deferral of Lease Accounting Compliance

On Wednesday, July 17, 2019, FASB proposed delaying the effective dates for four key standards, including extending the lease accounting deadline for private companies and nonprofits to January 1, 2021. There is a 30-day public comment period, but it is highly likely that these proposed delays will pass. Here’s what it means for lease accounting …

July 17, 2019

Despite a Hot IPO Market, Startups Face Tougher Investor Scrutiny

Explosive gains in the immediate aftermath of some recent high-profile initial public offerings suggest a robust IPO market, but the success of a few unicorns is unlikely to translate broadly to the startup sector.  As a result, investors have become more selective, and companies seeking public or private funding now need to prove not just …

July 16, 2019

Is CCPA Making Sense of Unstructured Data?

Is the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) forcing your organization to create structure for your unstructured data? Beginning with a full inventory of the personal data companies house, the CCPA puts companies on the path to not only knowing what data they have collected, but also fully understanding and recording how they use or share …

July 8, 2019

Adopting AI While Embracing Data Privacy

Data privacy infringement is among the reasons why organizations hold back from incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) tools into their environments. It is not easy to figure out often-nuanced privacy requirements. The good news is that there can be a marriage between privacy and AI technology for all business types, sizes and revenue thresholds. For companies, …

June 26, 2019

Getting Ready for CCPA: What to Do for Data Inventory

Has your organization recently or almost begun to inventory and map in-scope personal data, along with instances of “selling” data, in preparation for the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA)?   If so, you need insight into the scope of your organization’s processing activities and a true understanding of the value of your enterprise data. This …

June 24, 2019

What Libra Means for Your Business

Libra Blockchain – The Future Is Now The unveiling of Facebook’s cryptocurrency, Libra, stands tall in a line of landmark moments in the tech industry. But what does Libra mean for your business, and why is it important? What are the opportunities and risks, and how should we respond? Blockchain’s Arrival on Main Street For …

Libra’s Impact – Is it the Crypto Industry’s iPhone Moment?

If you’re in the crypto industry, you’ve undoubtedly seen that the most important components of lofty white papers are often left unspoken. Reading between the lines in Libra’s latest white paper, some very important considerations about financial inclusion are left untreated. For example: regulatory matters, fiat on-ramping, and whether the system will focus on peer-to-peer …

Libra Basics – What you Need to Know

A Network Effect Throughout history, money — whether it’s rare shells, gold, notes or bits of data — is only money when a network effect enables people to trust it as a store of value, a medium of exchange and a unit of account. Rare shells can operate as money when we are all willing …

June 21, 2019

Operational Planning for Startups: What You Need to Do Now

Operational Planning – For your business to grow, it needs to run efficiently. You also need to avoid regulatory and legal pitfalls in murky areas such as overtime (and there are lots). An accounting system is central to your operations and success. And as workflow is established, there are peripheral and critical workflows you need …

 
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