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….
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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….
Finances play a major role in both the beginning and, if applicable, the end of a marriage. When a couple makes the decision to split up, determining how to divide the marital property is by and far the most complicated, critical aspect. The accumulation of assets and debts throughout the….
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….
An organization will conduct a business valuation for all kinds of reasons. In fact, many experts recommend doing an assessment of company’s value on an annual basis. The reality is that knowing the value of a business with regard to its actual worth, in relation to its market competition, and….
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….
The first half of 2018 saw announcements of over $2.5 trillion in mergers, setting a record stretch of deals. These mergers and acquisitions were largely in the energy and power, media, health care, industrial, financial, and tech space, as competitors of Silicon Valley fought against its continued ruthless pursuit of….