Entries by Sarah Johnson

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Tackling the Top Challenges in Finance and Accounting at Silicon Valley Companies Today

Small or large, private or public, companies all around Silicon Valley are facing many of the same challenges in finance and accounting today. These issues can affect morale in the finance team, prevent the company from getting at the information it needs to advance the business, and hinder the company’s growth. They’re not all surmountable […]

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How to Deal with the New Revenue Recognition and Lease Accounting Standards? Help for Private Companies

What’s the biggest takeaway from the experiences of public companies that have adopted the new revenue recognition and lease accounting standards? For both accounting rules, the process has been more time-consuming and complicated than many of them ever anticipated. Here’s a partial list of the common challenges our Technical Accounting Group has seen companies face […]

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Startup Finance Has a New Advantage: A Full Stack CFO Team

Every VC-funded startup craves efficiency. They need to push forward as quickly as possible, and they need to get their finance and accounting up and running, too. Growth is the ultimate quest, and complexity builds up fast. The goal is to establish a smart finance foundation easily and efficiently, and sometimes that means outsourcing strategic […]

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Sarbanes-Oxley Success: The Missing Piece Could Be Effective Communication

What you really don’t want in the midst of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance is any kind of sudden surprise. Getting caught off-guard in the middle of a compliance effort can slow things down considerably and create rifts within the company. The audit committee chair suddenly finding out about a material weakness in internal controls that should have […]

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The Big Rewards of Getting into a Market Early: Introducing Kukuza for Cannabis Accounting

It’s a thrilling time to be a part of the cannabis industry. RoseRyan helped a client through a transaction in 2014, and hasn’t looked back. It’s become even more exciting now that we’ve launched our own consulting firm, Kukuza Associates, that focuses solely on finance solutions for cannabis companies. Kukuza is a Swahili word for […]

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The Business Lifecycle: Know the Journey So You Can Plan Ahead

What do you see in the road ahead in 2019? Does it appear more uncertain than sure? Is it paved with growth opportunities or a pullback? For companies large and small, the path forward can take awhile to become clear. At RoseRyan, we observe that the business lifecycle has four stages: Companies start up, grow […]

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Judging the Cleantech Open—These Startups May Change the World

The Cleantech Open (CTO) continues to pump out companies with aspirations to change the world, and many of them are from our area. I was fortunate to be a part of the effort earlier this year, as a judge for the western regional finals in Oakland. The winners—Apeiron Technology, Sepion Technologies and South 8 Technologies—are […]