From balance sheets to income statements and from cash flows to retained earnings, financial statements are essential to any entity. Evaluating financial activities means using these financial statements to unveil where a company is, how it compares to past successes, and possibly where it has the capacity to go in….
Budgeting is something that most adults take into account when making financial decisions. From a personal perspective, creating a budget is practical and commonplace. So, should the approach to budgeting differ at all as it relates to a business? How important is a budget to a company’s overall functionality? And….
Research estimates that more than 66 percent of companies lack any type of formal succession plan for their organizations. But in today’s fast-paced, constantly-evolving markets, establishing a succession plan is critical for success in the present and in the future. Massaging talent to eventually fill leadership roles means positioning a….
Organizations across every industry tend to have an “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it” attitude towards their business processes and workflows. Successful companies, understandably so, are hesitant to rock the boat in creating new methods both internally and externally. Change is difficult in any department – from marketing to….
In 2018, the median IPO deal in the United States was $108 million. Globally, Hong Kong leads the ranks as the country with most company IPOs. Taking a company public is arguably one of the most challenging and laborious processes in the business world. Dependent upon the size of the….
From finance to business to legal issues, the role of a forensic accountant stretches further than many people realize. Sure, the $360 billion hit the economy takes each year due to corporate fraud gets most of the attention, but the reality is that forensic accounting weaves its way into a….
Business owners today are normally consumed with worries like budgets, bettering their product and/or service, and retaining a happy, productive staff. These worries often lay the foundation for how the company is able to run efficiently, no matter where a company is in its lifecycle. While the scale of these….
An initial public offering (IPO) refers to the first sale of stock that a company issues to the public, officially taking them from a private company to a public company. In the current world of tech giants, IPOs have seen a notable transition. In the 1990s the dot-com era had….
Business owners and executives are typically tasked with maintaining a bird’s-eye view on both the organization’s current health and forecasted future health. It is from this perspective that critical decisions are made and the overall direction of the company is established. As 2018 comes to a close, time is of….
Upon launch, companies are forced to choose the type of entity in which they will operate. Unfortunately, what makes sense during the infancy phase of an organization, may not work well as the company develops and grows into maturity. Restructuring a company can take many different forms. From transitioning into….