Getting a Handle On Inventory

Thursday, June 13, 2024
Inventory is a key balance sheet item for many companies. Depending on the nature of your operations, inventory may include raw materials, work-in-progress (WIP) inventory, and finished goods. While you...... Read More

ESG Audits: Navigating new frontiers in corporate responsibility

Thursday, June 06, 2024
Reporting on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) matters is an increasingly crucial area of corporate compliance. While ESG reporting and disclosure apply primarily to public companies, there are efforts aimed at requiring private companies...... Read More

Auditing WIP Today

Thursday, May 30, 2024
External auditors spend a lot of time during fieldwork evaluating how businesses report work-in-progress (WIP) inventory. Here’s why this warrants special attention and how auditors evaluate whether WIP estimates seem...... Read More

Mind the GAAP: How to ensure transparency when using non-GAAP metrics

Thursday, May 23, 2024
At Financial Executives International’s Corporate Financial Reporting Insights Conference last November, staff from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) expressed concerns related to the use of financial metrics that don’t...... Read More

How to Minimize Billing Bottlenecks

Thursday, May 16, 2024
Managing accounts receivable can be challenging, especially in an uncertain economy. To keep your company financially fit, it’s a good idea to occasionally revisit your billing and collections processes to...... Read More

Spotlight on Auditor Independence

Thursday, May 09, 2024
Auditor independence is the cornerstone of the accounting profession. Auditors’ commitment to follow the standards set forth by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Securities and Exchange...... Read More

Cash vs. accrual accounting: What’s the difference?

Thursday, May 02, 2024
Financial statements are critical to monitoring your business’s financial health. In addition to helping management make informed business decisions, year-end and interim financial statements may be required by lenders, investors...... Read More

Why it’s important to get your company’s financials done on time

Thursday, April 25, 2024
Have you completed your company’s year-end financial statements yet? Most calendar-year entities issue their year-end financials by March of the following year. Lenders and investors may think the worst if...... Read More

Auditing Revenue Recognition

Thursday, April 18, 2024
The top line of an income statement for a for-profit business is revenue (or sales). Reporting this line item correctly is critical to producing accurate financial statements. Under U.S. Generally...... Read More

Liquidity overload: Why having too much cash may be bad for business

Thursday, April 11, 2024
In today’s uncertain marketplace, many businesses are stashing operating cash in their bank accounts, even though they might not have imminent plans to deploy their reserves. However, excessive “rainy day”...... Read More