Category: RoseRyan intelligence

Going dark: What it means and why it might be a smart move for your company

What happens if your public company decides to “go dark”? If you are in the military or in covert operations of some sort, this slang term means you have ceased all forms of communication—probably to save your life. …

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Superstar controllers need technical chops and so much more

Job interviews with controllers—whether you’re in the hot seat or the one asking the questions—are getting broader these days, as the role of the controller and expectations around it have escalated. Just as today’…

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IPO, M&A: Big changes ahead require smart moves at every step

Companies that have made it past the startup stage and are growing like gangbusters have beaten the odds. They’re not only surviving but making it. They’ve branched out their customer base and perhaps their geographic …

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An executive briefing: Demystifying the latest accounting rules and what you need to think about

A flurry of effective dates, interpretive guidance and new rules—companies are processing a lot of information coming their way from the Financial Accounting Standards Board and the Securities and Exchange Commission. So…

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Lucky for now: Dealmakers are optimistic about the near future

It’s fitting the annual Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) West Coast M&A Conference was held on St. Patrick’s Day. We were all feeling a bit lucky with a nice bounce-back in the markets, and a cautious sense …

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The CFO juggling act of managing resources

A crazy sprint in the middle of a marathon would leave anyone gasping for oxygen. It’s not sustainable. Go too fast and there’s a risk of real burnout. Then again, go too slowly and there’s the risk of a competitor c…

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Is finance an afterthought? The rookie mistake that can doom a startup

During the initial months and years of a startup, CEOs are faced with the daunting task of building a company from the ground up. There are many issues to address, including product development, sales and go-to-market stra…

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On the road to IPO? 6 obstacles to avoid at all costs

All eyes are on you when your company goes IPO. Everyone, it seems, wants to know the company’s every move—its past results, its risks, its future projections. Working at a newly public company can make employees feel …

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Can you handle the IPO tsunami?

Executives who take on an IPO ride a long and sometimes unpredictable wave from start to finish. There’s all the debate over whether going public is part of the company’s grand plan, when to make the move, how the busi…

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Why getting the right finance team in place is essential after your IPO

Look at that new public company over there with its carefully chosen ticker symbol, brand-new source of capital and sense of relief among its senior leaders. They have finally achieved the milestone of going public that th…

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