Category: RoseRyan intelligence

Implementing the new revenue recognition standard—5 lessons learned from the front lines

“Overwhelming” is an understatement when talking about implementing the new revenue recognition standard. A huge amount of effort is needed, as the public companies that first adopted the new rules quickly disc…

See More

Navigating the green rush: Building or investing in a cannabis business in California

Adaptability is a must for any company but perhaps more so for cannabis businesses. They’re dealing with conflicting state and federal laws, evolving regulatory interpretations at the local level, new competition seeming…

See More

SOX is ever-evolving: 5 ways to shore up your controls program

Talk about mixed messages. The new presidential administration wants what they consider “costly and unnecessary regulations” wiped out. At the same time we have continued pressure by regulatory agencies to strengthen a…

See More

Tales from the front lines in CFO and controller recruiting—what’s expected these days

A CFO who is good at financial integrity management but struggles with assessing situations and being visionary won’t be a CFO for very long. I see CFOs facing this challenge in companies of all sizes, from Fortune 500 c…

See More

How to amp up your year-end disclosures for the revenue accounting changes ahead

It’s always healthy to take a fresh look at your disclosures and discussions in your annual reports. Situations change, boilerplate language doesn’t always cut it, and changes in accounting policies make it a necessity…

See More

Wrangling the evolving enterprise: How finance steers the company through boom and bust

Wham! The sound of a large public company hitting the wall can be deafening—i.e., a front-page news story or a radical stock drop. Or it may occur slowly, almost silently over time, perhaps from stealthy competitor moves…

See More

Rethinking revenue and realizing opportunities in the new rules

It’s game time. Deals your company is making now could be affected by the new revenue recognition standard, and the effective date will be here before you know it. This is why it is so important for finance organizations…

See More

Going dark: What it means and why it might be a smart move for your company

What happens if your public company decides to “go dark”? If you are in the military or in covert operations of some sort, this slang term means you have ceased all forms of communication—probably to save your life. …

See More

Superstar controllers need technical chops and so much more

Job interviews with controllers—whether you’re in the hot seat or the one asking the questions—are getting broader these days, as the role of the controller and expectations around it have escalated. Just as today’…

See More

IPO, M&A: Big changes ahead require smart moves at every step

Companies that have made it past the startup stage and are growing like gangbusters have beaten the odds. They’re not only surviving but making it. They’ve branched out their customer base and perhaps their geographic …

See More