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Outsourced CFO Services: What Do They Include? (1 of 9 in the series)

Often a lack of financial expertise or internal resource availability can keep businesses from reaching their growth, profitability and shareholder value objectives. These businesses sometimes turn to providers of outsourced CFO services to help them achieve these critical goals. This … Continue reading

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Equity Financing: Partnering with an Angel Investor

High-growth companies and start-ups frequently seek equity investors to fund activity needed to reach aggressive business objectives.  This CFO Edge article… Equity Financing: Partnering with an Angel Investor …reviews the process of finding and partnering with an angel investor. It … Continue reading

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Internal Fraud: A Proactive Stance Reduces the Allure and Risks

There are a myriad of ways an employee can steal from an employer ranging from getting a payment issued for a fraudulent purpose to misuse of corporate credit cards to theft of on-book cash. This CFO Edge article… Internal Fraud: … Continue reading

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Risk Management Takes a High Profile in Corporate Governance Today

Corporate governance has been a subject of increasing interest and concern over the past decade as a result of financial bubbles and scandals that have rocked the corporate world, and most recently resulted in a global financial and economic crisis. … Continue reading

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Incentive Compensation Plans that Work

A carefully designed, well executed incentive compensation program helps a company attract, motivate and reward top-notch employees. It will also sustain a creative, performance-driven work environment, as well as support behaviors that align with the organization’s business objectives, marketing goals … Continue reading

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M&A Planning: Sell-Side Due Diligence

Proactive engagement in sell-side due diligence as preparation for a merger or acquisition is often a step neglected by companies approaching the market. Acquiring companies will conduct their own due diligence, and an acquisition candidate that performs its own comprehensive discovery process will be better equipped to … Continue reading

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CFO vs. Controller: Understanding the Differences

Many growing organizations do not have a clear understanding of the differences between the CFO and the Controller, and they often overlook the value that a CFO can bring to their businesses. A closer look at the skill sets and … Continue reading

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Cash Flow Forecasting

A cash flow forecast, or cash flow projection, is a key element of financial strategy that supports near-term financial processes, overall capital structure and asset valuations. A proactive and systematic approach is required cash flow management, and the cash flow … Continue reading

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Audit Preparation: A Formula for High Return on Audit Investment

If your next audit were a stock you held, how would you characterize the return you’d like to see? You might say high RO(A)I—Return on Audit Investment—would include timely completion, fees in line with expectations, as well as an accurate … Continue reading

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Revisiting Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) has brought major changes to the regulation of financial reporting and corporate governance practices. While SOX requirements may seem burdensome, time-consuming and costly – especially when organizations are first developing systems and processes for assessment and … Continue reading

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