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Beyond rev rec—planning ahead for 2018 financial reporting

I get it—implementing the new revenue recognition rules has consumed a lot of your technical accounting team’s time, as it has at my company. The new standard likely has a steady spot at the forefront of your audit committee’s accounting concerns as well. It’s a big deal, but other new rules issued by the Financial […]

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Hot topics for finance departments in 2015

There’s a tension for finance organizations that go public. Throughout the year, they are faced with new rules from accounting standard-setters, new guidance from accounting firms and new direction by regulators that could affect them directly. Last year was no different as the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued 17 Accounting Standards Updates (ASUs), up from […]

Do you know where your passwords are?

Keeping track of a zillion passwords and user IDs is a fact of working life, made even more complicated by all the devices we use. Because I work with different clients it’s even harder, because that almost always requires using a lot of secure applications. When I started with my current client, I received a […]

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Yes, you can work faster: use two monitors

There is a simple solution to improve efficiency and I’m surprised how many haven’t tried it: using two monitors. This isn’t a new concept. The AICPA says it can boost efficiency by 50 percent, according to this article from accountingweb.com. When I need to compare two documents or use information from one window to complete a […]