Category: Compliance

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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How Corporate Governance Issues Tripped Up WeWork: A Wake-up Call to Startups

Boldness, skyrocketing growth, and claiming to be a tech company—for a time, WeWork had many of the signs of a typical Silicon Valley company. Except it’s based out of New York. It’s actually more of a real estate co…

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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…

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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 R…

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6 Ways to Improve Your Life Sciences Company’s Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance This Year

At every point along the business lifecycle, life sciences companies are on the fast track. They’re chasing after a new discovery or a new method of treatment, or actively anticipating approval to commercialize their lat…

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Getting ready for your first audit: what every small business should know

We can see the sweat from here. Your small business is up for its first-ever audit, and you’re concerned about how long the process will take, keeping cost down, and—above all—getting a clean opinion. It’s natural …

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The latest on leasing: Power through the new accounting standard’s implementation

Ready or not… here it comes! The new lease accounting guidance will be effective before we know it. ASU 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842) will result in some pretty dramatic changes to the balance sheet for companies that …

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Year-end checklist for finance teams—10 ways to end the year right

The exciting month of December offers a paradox to finance teams. They’re in retrospective mode while also planning for the year ahead. And they’re super busy while hoping to use up any leftover vacation days b…

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