Category: Compliance

What Is an Accounting Consulting Firm?

Depending on the skills breadth of their consultants, accounting consulting firms can offer a wide range of services, to a wide range of companies (across industries and company sizes), or they may have a narrower niche or…

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It’s 10-K Filing Season – Are You Aware of All the New SEC Disclosure Requirements?

Before anyone gets excited and tries to pack away 2020 for good, there’s a bit of looking back left to do for public companies, as 10-K reporting becomes due. The forthcoming filing requirements have a twist this year: T…

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Closing the Books on 2020: What Areas of Your Finance and Accounting Need Special Attention?

By RoseRyan 2020 has been a craptastic year for most people in some way. Many companies were significantly adversely impacted by the economic fallout due to COVID-19, and yet others saw their business go through unpreceden…

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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 req…

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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…

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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…

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8 Lessons Learned from the 2019 Sarbanes-Oxley Season to Apply This Year

Now that the dust is settling on the 2019 financial reporting cycle, it is a great time to evaluate what went well and what you would change going forward in your Sarbanes-Oxley program. We surveyed our consultants and fou…

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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 effectiven…

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Beyond Financial Risks: Tapping the True Strategic Value of Internal Audit

How well do you know your business? Companies with a robust internal audit function have a strategic asset at their disposal, with access to perspectives about emerging risks and opportunities to help management make well-…

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5 Tips That Will Greatly Improve Your Year-End Close Process

It’s getting to be that time of year again—heading into the holiday season and looking forward to celebrating with friends and family, while trying to stay sane with all the frenzy that comes with the territory. There …

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