Category: In the trenches

Assessing Your Startup’s Financial Health—Why a Diagnostic Does the Trick

Is your fast-moving company really poised for growth, or are missing pieces to the financial puzzle holding it back? You may be surprised to discover that despite the financial support and early success of your company, it…

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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 ge…

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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 c…

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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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5 Tech Trends That Are Transforming the Finance Function

As a Silicon Valley finance and accounting consulting firm, we’re on double duty. We’ve got to keep up with all the exciting stuff our innovative, fast-moving clients are doing while we also keep rolling in the major t…

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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…

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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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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 re…

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Implementing the new revenue recognition standard—5 lessons learned from the front lines

“Overwhelming” is an understatement when talking about implementing the new revenue recognition standard. A huge amount of effort is needed, as the public companies that first adopted the new rules quickly disc…

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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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