Entries by Sarah Johnson

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PPP Loans: Getting Through the Chaos of the Pandemic-Lending Program for Small Businesses

One thing is for sure with the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP): It’s been chaotic. The banks were overwhelmed with applications for the first round of $349 billion. A lack of clear information about the process and requirements led to mixed messages for the small businesses and startups that sought funding, along with long wait times […]

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Understanding the Coronavirus Pandemic’s Effect on the Economy

Amid all the uncertainties brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, the economic implications of the health crisis are becoming clearer by the day. During a special, RoseRyan-hosted virtual event last week, Dr. Jon Haveman, Executive Director of NEED (National Economic Education Delegation) and a frequent speaker on the U.S. economy, provided us with a valuable perspective […]

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Investors Flood Life Sciences Companies Fighting COVID-19: What to Do Next

One of the coronavirus pandemic’s overriding messages is the need for speed. Companies rapidly switched gears to do their part in stemming the spread of the virus, and “non-essential” employees quickly adapted to working from home. For the life sciences companies that are developing new drugs or tests that can help save lives of those […]

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Time for a Checkup: How COVID-19 Can Affect Your Financial Statements

Secondary to the toll the coronavirus pandemic is having on people’s health and lives around the globe is its impact on companies. It’s forced companies to adapt quickly to shifts in supply, production and distribution, customer demand and workforce logistics while trying to plan for what’s next in the wake of uncertainty. On top of […]

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What Financial Restatements Are All About: Get Through the Process with These Insights

Since financial restatements are pretty rare, your first inclination when faced with one could be panic. It’s an understandable reaction when restatements are often associated with occurrences of fraud (Enron’s and WorldCom’s infamous restatements come to mind). But not all restatements are caused by an unscrupulous executive’s desire to meet earnings expectations, increase stock prices […]

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Coronavirus and Office Shutdowns: How to Cope With Suddenly Becoming a Remote Worker

We find ourselves in unprecedented times, with a quickly spreading virus causing drastic changes in our routine lives—from empty toilet paper shelves at the grocery store to entire workforces being asked to work from home. Working away from the office takes some getting used to if it’s new to you, and for managers, leading an […]

How CFOs Play a Key Role for Growing Startups

The CFO role continues to expand, particularly at fast-growing, VC-funded startups. These companies lean on the broadening position to scale their operations and bring a data-fueled, strategic view to the business. No longer centered around accounting matters as the years-ago CFO was, today’s CFO responsibilities have grown from oversight of the finance function to frequently […]

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Improving Your Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Program: Make 2020 the Year

Complying with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act is always a complex and evolving process. It doesn’t matter whether your company has issued audited financial statements and management’s attestation of internal control effectiveness for many years or only recently embarked on the road to going public. Building and maintaining capabilities to comply with this law is a constant […]