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What to Know When You’re Transitioning Accounting Duties

This article is by Mark S. Becker, Partner, CFO Edge, LLC. Transitioning accounting duties comes into play in scenarios like an acquisition, a merger or outsourcing accounting to a third-party services provider. Challenges in transitioning accounting duties occur if procedures … Continue reading

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Accounting for Goodwill in a Merger or Acquisition

This week’s post and linked full PDF are by Mark S. Becker, Partner, CFO Edge, LLC. With the improving economy resulting in more mergers and acquisitions, it behooves Los Angeles and Southern California executives to have a clear understanding of … Continue reading

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Why Forensic Accounting Should Be Part of M&A Due Diligence

This week’s post and linked full article are by Sherry Rahbar, Partner, CFO Edge, LLC. A top priority of the merger or acquisition due diligence process is confirmation that seller representations are accurate and true. In addition to other professionals, … Continue reading

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Acquisition Strategies: Integrating the Finance & Accounting Operations

Upon completing a merger or acquisition, capitalizing on financial and accounting department synergies becomes both a goal and a benefit. It has been noted that the total cost of the finance function can be reduced by up to 40 percent … Continue reading

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Mergers & Acquisitions: Due Diligence & Your Advisory Team

In our last article, we looked at the potential benefits of growing your company through a merger with or acquisition of another business. A merger or acquisition may enable you to achieve rapid growth very quickly when compared with organic … Continue reading

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Should You Consider Growth Through Acquisition?

There are two primary ways that CEOs and CFOs can grow their businesses. One is by increasing sales, a strategy that is often referred to as internal or “organic” growth. The other is by buying or acquiring another business. One … Continue reading

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Merger and Acquisition (M&A) Integration

In today’s economy, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) can deliver exceptional value, if managed properly and efficiently. In most cases, the key to such success is a well-managed, thorough merger and acquisition integration process. However, this procedure can be fraught with … Continue reading

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M&A Planning: Buy-Side Due Diligence

The acquisition of a company or division can bring many benefits as well as potential downsides. For a company interested in M&A activity from the buy side, it is critically important for the acquirer or investor to conduct an extensive … 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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Why Would a CFO Hire a CFO?

During periods of organizational transition or when faced with challenges that require specific expertise or additional capacity, many CFOs bring in an outside CFO. Leading chief financial officers understand that contracting for advice or support is both a sign of … Continue reading

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