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.

November 6, 2019

Getting the Most From Your Tech Investments – Business Technology Stack

Even having the best business technology stack won’t help your business if you’re not using them properly, or you’re only taking advantage of one or two features. We’ve seen many growing companies either wasting money on technology they’re not using, or buying tools with duplicative features because they don’t understand how to get the most …

October 25, 2019

What AB 5 Means for Worker Classification

A new California law just reignited the freelancer (independent contractor) versus employee discussion. Other states are expected to follow suit. So if you thought you had your worker classification thing figured out, you might need to think again. California’s governor signed Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5) on Sept. 10, 2019.  It addresses worker classifications and brings …

Building Basic Processes to Help Your Business Grow

One of the most common mistakes we see small companies make is relying on cumbersome processes that waste time, money and energy that could be better devoted to helping the business grow or serving customers. Too many small companies, especially in the early stages, carry out basic financial or HR tasks manually. All too often, …

September 25, 2019

As Competition Spikes for Full-time CFOs, Startups Exploring Other Options

Back in May the Wall Street Journal published an article highlighting some of the challenges that high-growth tech companies are facing in recruiting or retaining experienced CFOs. See the full article here. Coming from a firm (Armanino) with thousands of clients in the tech and other industries and a practice area focused on executive search …

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 …

June 10, 2019

Paying the Bills: Why Every Business Needs an AP System

Are you a small business or startup that needs help paying the bills? That’s a trick question. Maybe you said yes because you need help managing your cash flow, but let’s start with the basics. You can’t manage cash flow until, and unless, you have a solid structure for managing accounts payable (AP). Too often, …

June 5, 2019

Celero – Easing Acquisition Challenges With an Interim Solution

In the current robust M&A environment, we’re increasingly seeing companies that suddenly need finance expertise for a transaction, but don’t have the time and/or budget to hire a permanent CFO. Nor does it make sense at that stage, frankly. A solution that works for many companies? Get a good temporary CFO, like e-commerce platform Celero …

April 1, 2019

When Outsourcing Finance, HR and Accounting Makes Sense

Most companies consider hiring a virtual accounting/HR/finance team when they’re small or are just starting operations. But outsourcing finance, HR and accounting departments can be the right move for larger companies, as well. Bang for the Buck for Small Companies If you’re a startup or small business, outsourcing is a fantastic solution because it’s so …

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