Category: Tips & tools

Live and learn: Passing on wisdom from the tech sector to the cannabis sector

The pressure is always on. In Silicon Valley, we’re accustomed to tech startups moving at the speed of light to get their innovative products to market. All while fending off tough competition, being careful with their c…

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SOX is ever-evolving: 5 ways to shore up your controls program

Talk about mixed messages. The new presidential administration wants what they consider “costly and unnecessary regulations” wiped out. At the same time we have continued pressure by regulatory agencies to strengthen a…

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5 tips for finding financing with the right investors

Companies are under the microscope from the moment they attract a key investor. “Potential investors are making assessments and determinations throughout the whole process—not just right at the start,” RoseRyan direc…

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Falling off the rails? 6 tips for a smooth transition to your new accounting system

The next time your company undergoes an accounting system switch, will it make your team soar or fumble? Of course, we dream of success and no one predicts failure when taking on a big project like this, but there is somet…

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Rethinking revenue and realizing opportunities in the new rules

It’s game time. Deals your company is making now could be affected by the new revenue recognition standard, and the effective date will be here before you know it. This is why it is so important for finance organizations…

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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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Conquer complexity: Get briefed on the latest accounting updates

In the accounting world, the rules are ever changing. Large in scope and long awaited, the new rule for recognizing revenue continues to get clarifications in the months leading up to its effective date. The new leasing st…

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How to best manage a finance project with several consulting firms involved

Naturally, at some point, a company will yell out a widespread call for “help!” Faced with a complex project or a tricky transaction, they will need to rely on outside experts and consultants who can get them through i…

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How fast is your monthly close process? Better take a look at it.

Ask a finance team how quickly they can pull off closing the books, and you’ll likely get some groans in response. Chances are they want to be faster but something—or many things—are clogging up the works. Inefficien…

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Think a high-performance finance team is out of reach? Think again.

“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts” is a truism whenever companies need to get things done. A superior team leading the charge can make the difference between a profitable move and a ho-hum project that ba…

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