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.

March 1, 2016

Considerations for Changing Post-Termination Exercise Periods

Business Insider recently shared another example of stock markets influencing tech companies (Yahoo is Letting Employees Cash Out Stock Options Sooner to Stop the Brain Drain). We’ve started seeing companies adopting non-standard vesting schedules to entice key employees to stay with the company. Additionally, companies have begun to extend post-termination exercise periods and sometimes even eliminating …

June 2, 2015

Stock Award Modifications: What to Consider

Managing a stock plan can be complicated and difficult. Once you’ve completed confirming all the grants, exercises and forfeitures, what else is there to check out? One of the most overlooked and ignored aspects stock based compensation maintenance is adjusting stock award modifications to existing awards. When do we consider a change to be a …

January 23, 2015

Stock Based Compensation – Year End Inventory

It’s that time of this new year to start thinking about updating your stock based compensation for fiscal year 2014. If you’ve been keeping up with quarterly activity and updates, you are already ahead of the game. Regardless, there are several things to keep in mind to ensure your stock-based compensation expense is accurate and …

November 24, 2014

Ensuring a Smooth Move to the Cloud for Equity Implementation

When you’re moving an equity plan to the cloud, there are often unexpected data variances that can cause issues during the implementation process. These variances frequently impede the process and can require the implementation to be reworked. This can add headaches and may lead to out-of-scope work or budget impacts. Getting to know the many …

November 11, 2014

Six Benefits of Outsourced Equity Management

There are many good reasons for outsourced equity management. Here are the top six ways outsourcing can benefit your organization. Tax-Related Expertise: As exciting as tax law is, the depth of the subject can be a bit daunting. By outsourcing the management of your organization’s equity issuances, you can depend on a specialist to focus …

September 29, 2014

Autonet Mobile Saves Time with Armanino’s Equity Management Solutions and EASi

Doug Paulin, Autonet Mobile’s CFO, discusses time-saving benefits of Cloud software at Armanino’s Silicon Valley Cloud Solutions Networking Event. Autonet Mobile’s leadership has been able to streamline services and devote more time to running the business by turning to Armanino’s Equity Management Solutions and the EASi software for stock option administration. Paulin explained that adopting …

August 27, 2014

Making Equity Software Work for Any Situation

There are many equity management software options currently available to help manage your equity plan. All of these options come with similar basic functionality but each come with unique features. Unless you are going to run with a custom made software program, limitations are to be expected. A good first step when making a decision …

April 7, 2014

Armanino’s Cloud Solutions Practice Featured at 2014 EASi User Conference

Last week Globe Newswire reported that Armanino, a cloud financial solutions leader and one of the largest accounting and consulting firms in the nation, sponsored the Equity Administration Solutions, Inc. annual user conference, “EASi Summit 2014,” in San Diego last week.  The event also featured Armanino on panel forums with industry leading topic experts. “Armanino …

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