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.

December 11, 2019

Do You Have a ‘Swiss Army Knife’ for Specialized Accounting and HR?

After surviving the startup phase and several years of business, it’s common for companies to have one to three accounting generalists staffing the back office, covering day-to-day tasks.  But this is also when a business typically starts to have some very specialized accounting, payroll and HR requirements that their teams can’t handle. Companies at this …

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, …

August 2, 2019

Are You a Household Employer and Do You Owe Taxes?

Did you know that you might be an employer and not even realize it?  Per the IRS, if you hire someone to do work around your home, then you might be considered a household employer and be required to pay employment taxes in addition to other liabilities.  If you control what work is done and …

What You Need to Know About Independent Contractors and Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ compensation insurance is straightforward when it comes to covering your employees in the event of a workplace-related accident. But it can become fraught with nuance when you’re issued an annual audit and asked not only to report what kind of work your staff does and their annual wages, but also to provide a list …

Are You Ready for California’s New Anti-Harassment Training Requirements?

We are more than halfway through 2019. If you are a California employer and have not already done so, now is a good time to plan how you will meet your new discrimination and harassment prevention training obligations by the January 1, 2020, deadline. The requirements are part of California Senate Bill 1343, which Governor …

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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