Steve Bragg

Accounting Best Practices with Steve Bragg

The latest in accounting standards and management
Accounting Best Practices with Steve Bragg

Description

Discussions about GAAP, best practices, metrics, controls, financial analysis, financing, and closing the books

Categories

Business
Education

Episodes

ABP #284 - Economic Nexus

Feb 7, 2020 08:26

Description:

The joys of nationwide sales taxes

ABP #283 - Form 1099 Compliance

Jan 17, 2020 07:38

Description:

Best practices to consider

ABP #282 - Key Performance Indicators

Dec 26, 2019 06:17

Description:

Why they should not be reported by accounting

ABP #281 - A Real Case of Fraud

Dec 4, 2019 07:21

Description:

How to recover from fraud

ABP #280 - Strategic Planning

Nov 14, 2019 07:52

Description:

The role of accounting and finance

ABP #279 - Law Firm Accounting

Oct 27, 2019 09:20

Description:

Unique accounting issues

ABP #278 - Fiduciary Accounting

Oct 4, 2019 09:27

Description:

Rules and reports

ABP #277 - Governmental Accounting, Part 4

Sep 13, 2019 09:32

Description:

The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

ABP #276 - Governmental Accounting, Part 3

Aug 24, 2019 08:30

Description:

Budgeting

ABP #275 - Governmental Accounting, Part 2

Aug 2, 2019 09:13

Description:

The basis of accounting and the measurement focus

ABP #274 - Governmental Accounting, Part 1

Jul 12, 2019 08:54

Description:

Types of funds

ABP #273 - Customer Service and the Accounting Department

Jul 2, 2019 08:18

Description:

How to use accounting to enhance the customer service experience

ABP #272 - Review Engagements

Jun 21, 2019 08:14

Description:

What the auditor does during a review

ABP #271 - Getting Your Career Back on Track

May 30, 2019 08:16

Description:

Some thoughts about what to do

ABP #270 - Accounting for Software as a Service

May 16, 2019 09:30

Description:

Various accounting issues related to SaaS

ABP #269 - Accounting for Breweries

May 3, 2019 09:40

Description:

Unique accounting issues

ABP #268 - Suggested Readings

Apr 13, 2019 12:46

Description:

What to read outside of the accounting standards

ABP #267 - Activity-Based Management

Mar 23, 2019 08:57

Description:

An overview

ABP #266 - Activity-Based Costing

Mar 2, 2019 09:24

Description:

An overview

ABP #265 - Accounting for Franchises

Feb 8, 2019 08:03

Description:

Unique Accounting issues

ABP #264 - How to Get Financing from a Bank

Jan 19, 2019 07:29

Description:

How a bank makes lending decisions

ABP #263 - Accounting Careers

Dec 28, 2018 07:51

Description:

Advice on what to do

ABP #262 - Purchase Order Clearing

Dec 7, 2018 07:18

Description:

How the process works

ABP #261 - Accounting for Mining

Nov 15, 2018 06:38

Description:

Unique accounting issues

ABP #260 - Money Laundering

Oct 25, 2018 08:44

Description:

Tricks of the trade

ABP #259 - Screening and Interviewing Techniques

Oct 6, 2018 07:29

Description:

Ways to select the best employees

ABP #258 - Property Management Accounting

Sep 14, 2018 06:32

Description:

Unique accounting issues

ABP #257 - How to Present Cost Control Information

Aug 24, 2018 07:34

Description:

Improving the effectiveness of your reports

ABP #256 - How to Derive a Product Cost

Aug 4, 2018 07:36

Description:

Costing issues to be aware of

ABP #255 - Accounting for Vineyards and Wineries

Jul 13, 2018 09:40

Description:

Unique accounting issues

ABP #254 - Merger Integration for the Accounting Department

Jun 22, 2018 09:15

Description:

How to conduct the integration

ABP #253 - Switching from Accounting to Solo Consulting

May 31, 2018 07:27

Description:

Issues to be aware of

ABP #252 - The Compilation Engagement

May 13, 2018 06:48

Description:

What the auditor does in a compilation engagement

ABP #251 - Accounting for Oil and Gas

Apr 22, 2018 09:43

Description:

Unique accounting issues

ABP #250 - The Burn Rate

Mar 29, 2018 07:35

Description:

Why it can be so unreliable

ABP #249 - Accounting for Films

Mar 10, 2018 09:42

Description:

Unique accounting issues

ABP #248 - Revenue Management

Feb 17, 2018 10:01

Description:

Underlying principles of revenue management

ABP #247 - Fraud Schemes: Payables

Jan 28, 2018 08:34

Description:

Covers stolen checks, concealed checks, fake invoices, and more

ABP #246 - Switching from Private to Public Accounting

Jan 6, 2018 05:56

Description:

Issues to consider

ABP #245 - Fraud Schemes: Inventory

Dec 18, 2017 07:24

Description:

Covers fraud schemes related to collusion, theft, and more

ABP #244 - The Numismatic Industry

Nov 24, 2017 05:08

Description:

Unique accounting issues for coin resellers

ABP #243 - The Hotel Industry

Nov 6, 2017 08:06

Description:

Unique accounting issues

ABP #242 - Crowdfunding

Oct 16, 2017 08:16

Description:

Two new ways to sell shares

ABP #241 - The Consulting Division of an Audit Firm

Sep 23, 2017 08:23

Description:

What it's like to work in the consulting division

ABP #240 - Careers that Combine Accounting and IT

Sep 2, 2017 07:24

Description:

The alternatives available

ABP #239 - Fraud Schemes: Cash

Aug 14, 2017 08:39

Description:

Skimming, fake refunds, receipt alterations, and more

ABP #238 - The Audit Partner

Jul 22, 2017 07:45

Description:

The skills and attributes of a successful audit partner

ABP #237 - Artificial Intelligence

Jul 1, 2017 08:18

Description:

How artificial intelligence might impact the accounting department.

ABP #236 - Automation

Jun 7, 2017 08:24

Description:

How to deal with accounting automation

ABP #235 - Job Hopping

May 13, 2017 07:01

Description:

Things to consider before you switch jobs

ABP #234 - How to Find the Right Metrics

Apr 20, 2017 06:49

Description:

Why your current set of measures may not be sufficient, and where to look for more

ABP #233 - The Casino and Gaming Industry

Apr 2, 2017 11:46

Description:

Unique accounting issues

ABP #232 - Accounting Ethics

Mar 11, 2017 09:55

Description:

Why ethics can be so difficult for the accountant, and what to do about it

ABP #231 - Dealing with a Subpoena

Feb 19, 2017 07:28

Description:

What to do when a subpoena arrives

ABP #230 - Sales and Use Tax Audits

Jan 29, 2017 07:34

Description:

How a tax audit works and how to mitigate its effects

ABP #229 - Sales and Use Taxes

Jan 7, 2017 09:55

Description:

The intricacies of sales and use taxes

ABP #228 - The Best Practices Trap

Dec 21, 2016 06:13

Description:

When adding more best practices may not be a good idea

ABP #227 - Cleaning up Messy Books

Dec 3, 2016 07:45

Description:

The process for straightening out the books

ABP #226 - The Learning Process

Nov 20, 2016 10:02

Description:

Types of continuous learning

ABP #225 - The Reserve for Obsolete Inventory

Nov 10, 2016 08:16

Description:

When and how to use the reserve

ABP #224 - The Construction Industry

Oct 24, 2016 09:14

Description:

Accounting issues faced by contractors

ABP #223 - New Controller Stories

Oct 4, 2016 07:56

Description:

Lessons learned as a new controller

ABP #222 - Data Presentation

Sep 17, 2016 08:31

Description:

What is the best way to report performance measurements?

ABP #221 - How to be a Great New Employee

Aug 31, 2016 06:46

Description:

The core concepts to remember

ABP #220 - How Many Bank Accounts to Use

Aug 10, 2016 08:24

Description:

Issues to consider

ABP #219 - The Tax and Audit Career Tracks

Jul 23, 2016 06:41

Description:

What are the differences?

ABP #218 - Shared Service Centers

Jul 3, 2016 08:30

Description:

ABP #217 - How to Detect Fraudulent Financial Statements

Jun 13, 2016 08:05

Description:

The techniques to use

ABP #216 - How to Create Fraudulent Financial Statements

May 26, 2016 11:11

Description:

The techniques used

ABP #215 - Financial Statement Fraud

May 7, 2016 07:31

Description:

Why people alter the financial statements

ABP #214 - Discounted Cash Flows

Apr 17, 2016 08:19

Description:

When to use discounted cash flows analysis, and its advantages and disadvantages

ABP #213 - The New Lease Accounting Standard

Mar 26, 2016 07:57

Description:

Lease accounting is now more complex

ABP #212 - The Future of Auditing

Mar 13, 2016 08:28

Description:

Where the industry might be in 10 years

ABP #211 - Working Capital

Feb 25, 2016 08:46

Description:

How to manage working capital

ABP #210 - Recovering Lifting Fees and Credit Card Fees

Feb 5, 2016 07:18

Description:

Tips for how to recover transaction fees

ABP #209 - Process Development for a Fast-Growing Company

Jan 20, 2016 07:59

Description:

When to Upgrade Processes

ABP #208 - Employee Onboarding

Jan 3, 2016 08:16

Description:

Best practices for assimilating new hires

ABP #207 - Recruiting for Accountants

Dec 13, 2015 07:43

Description:

Where to search for qualified accountants

ABP #206 - The CPA Certification for an Older Person

Nov 22, 2015 05:59

Description:

Is it worthwhile?

ABP #205 - Synthetic FOB Destination

Nov 1, 2015 06:00

Description:

Revenue recognition implications of certain freight terms

ABP #204 - How to Handle Auditors

Oct 14, 2015 07:19

Description:

Managing the Relationship

ABP #203 - Presenting the Financial Statements

Sep 27, 2015 08:30

Description:

Tips for the CFO

ABP #202 - High Paying Accounting Jobs

Sep 11, 2015 08:23

Description:

High pay for non-management positions

ABP #201 - Shipment Cutoff Best Practices

Aug 26, 2015 07:10

Description:

How to ensure that shipments are recorded in the correct period

ABP #200 - The Revised Lower of Cost or Market Rule

Aug 6, 2015 05:11

Description:

Making the LCM rule even more complex

ABP #199 - The Year-End Book

Jul 19, 2015 07:03

Description:

Tips for creating a better book

ABP #198 - Predecessor and Successor Financials

Jun 28, 2015 07:57

Description:

Handling the mid-month financials for both parties

ABP #197 - How to Prevent Over-Accruals

Jun 10, 2015 06:02

Description:

Keeping a close watch on unused or partial purchase orders

ABP #196 - Fixed Asset Counting

May 24, 2015 08:41

Description:

Which assets to count and how to do it

ABP #195 - Continuing Education

May 6, 2015 09:15

Description:

How to pick accounting courses and books to improve your knowledge

ABP #194 - The CFO Career Path

Apr 18, 2015 07:49

Description:

The steps to take to become a CFO

ABP #193 - Spreadsheet Errors

Mar 28, 2015 07:47

Description:

How to clean up accounting spreadsheets

ABP #192 - Cycle Counting

Mar 15, 2015 09:07

Description:

How to install a cycle counting program

ABP #191 - The Elimination of Extraordinary Items

Feb 22, 2015 07:31

Description:

Why the elimination of extraordinary items is good, and why we should delete other reporting, as well

ABP #190 - The Intern Experience

Jan 30, 2015 05:50

Description:

The specifics of being an accounting intern

ABP #189 - Accounting for Acquired Intangible Assets

Jan 9, 2015 05:58

Description:

The option to not recognize certain intangible assets

ABP #188 - Advising Management

Dec 22, 2014 06:56

Description:

How to make your case for business improvements

ABP #187 - Cash Forecasting Accuracy

Nov 28, 2014 07:32

Description:

Tips for a higher level of prediction accuracy

ABP #186 - Inventory Variances

Nov 7, 2014 08:23

Description:

Inventory monitoring for difficult inventory items

ABP #185 - Going Concern Disclosures

Oct 17, 2014 07:45

Description:

The new requirement to disclose a going concern issue

ABP #184 - Accounting Internships

Sep 26, 2014 09:01

Description:

Tips for getting an internship

ABP #183 - Materiality

Sep 6, 2014 07:47

Description:

How to decide whether an error is material

ABP #182 - Accounting Updates

Aug 17, 2014 05:50

Description:

Where to look for the latest accounting standard updates

ABP #181 - Accounting in a Startup Company

Jul 25, 2014 08:33

Description:

The accounting challenges in a startup organization.

ABP #180 - Training and Motivation

Jul 5, 2014 08:43

Description:

When to provide training and how to motivate the staff

ABP #179 - The New Revenue Recognition Standard

Jun 16, 2014 09:34

Description:

Revenue recognition for contracts with customers

ABP #178 - Segregation of Duties

May 23, 2014 07:59

Description:

How to segregate accounting duties in a small business

ABP #177 - Freight In and Freight Out

May 2, 2014 06:34

Description:

How to account for freight

ABP #176 - Expectations for a Staff Accountant

Apr 14, 2014 07:56

Description:

What a manager expects from a staff accountant

ABP #175 - Goodwill Amortization

Mar 23, 2014 06:49

Description:

The new accounting standard that allows goodwill amortization

ABP #174 - Figuring out Undocumented Processes

Mar 2, 2014 07:07

Description:

How to gain an understanding of undocumented controls and processes

ABP #173 - Bragg's Laws of Accounting

Feb 8, 2014 05:31

Description:

A look at underlying patterns that govern accounting behavior

ABP #172 - Accruals and Deferrals

Jan 21, 2014 10:00

Description:

Tips on proper use of accruals and deferrals

ABP #171 - Collection Controls

Dec 29, 2013 07:21

Description:

How to maximize cash from collections

ABP #170 - Treasury Controls

Dec 15, 2013 07:52

Description:

Controls for wire transfers, investments, and loans

ABP #169 - Controls for Petty Cash

Dec 1, 2013 07:34

Description:

How to reduce the risk of petty cash losses

ABP #168 - Accounts Reconciliation

Nov 13, 2013 07:47

Description:

Tips on how to improve the reconciliation of accounts

ABP #167 - Changing Careers into Accounting

Oct 27, 2013 07:26

Description:

The pitfalls and possibilities of changing careers

ABP #166 - Whose Accounting System to use in an Acquisition

Oct 6, 2013 08:44

Description:

How much systems integration is necessary?

ABP #165 - How to Set Up An Accounting Department

Sep 13, 2013 10:48

Description:

The incremental approach to organizational upgrades

ABP #164 - Wage Surveys, Specialty Certifications, and the MBA Degree

Aug 23, 2013 09:24

Description:

Advice regarding training for your accounting career

ABP #163 - The Chart of Accounts

Aug 3, 2013 09:45

Description:

Problems with the chart of accounts and account code structure

ABP #162 - The CMA and CPA Certifications

Jul 12, 2013 08:33

Description:

Whether to obtain an accounting certification, and which one to pursue.

ABP #161 - When to Write a Procedure

Jun 30, 2013 07:09

Description:

Guidelines for when to write a procedure

ABP #160 - The Soft Close

Jun 8, 2013 08:45

Description:

When to use a soft close, and to what extent it should be used

ABP #159 - The Liquidation Basis of Accounting

May 18, 2013 06:18

Description:

Accounting for a business when it is about to be liquidated

ABP #158 - Intercompany Accounting

Apr 29, 2013 09:14

Description:

Bob Poley discusses the mechanics of intercompany accounting

ABP #157 - The Senior Accountant

Apr 7, 2013 05:48

Description:

Why not to use the senior accountant title

ABP #156 - Changes in CPE

Mar 17, 2013 09:44

Description:

The effect of new rule changes on continuing professional education for CPAs

ABP #155 - Reporting of Other Comprehensive Income Reclassifications

Feb 24, 2013 05:36

Description:

A new standard has been released that addresses how reclassified other comprehensive income items are to be reported

ABP #154 - Managing in Financial Adversity, Part 4

Feb 3, 2013 08:19

Description:

How not to cut expenses

ABP #153 - Managing in Financial Adversity, Part 3

Jan 12, 2013 08:30

Description:

Focusing on cost reduction through cost objects

ABP #152 - Changes to Other Comprehensive Income

Dec 25, 2012 08:02

Description:

Dr. Philipp Schaberl discusses required changes to the reporting of other comprehensive income

ABP #151 - Managing in Financial Adversity, Part 2

Dec 13, 2012 08:46

Description:

Making decisions when the business model changes

ABP #150 - Managing in Financial Adversity, Part 1

Nov 20, 2012 08:33

Description:

How to spot valid cost reductions

ABP #149 - Volunteering Overseas as an Accountant

Nov 8, 2012 12:13

Description:

A conversation with Neil Jennings, CEO of Accounting for International Development

ABP #148 - Best Practices for Accounting Reports

Oct 19, 2012 08:11

Description:

How to refine the use of accounting reports

ABP #147 - Net Present Value Analysis

Oct 1, 2012 09:30

Description:

Issues to be aware of when using net present value analysis

ABP #146 - Intangible Asset Impairment Testing

Sep 7, 2012 05:10

Description:

A GAAP rules change for testing intangible assets

ABP #145 - Capital Budgeting with Minimal Cash

Aug 19, 2012 06:25

Description:

How to earn the largest return on a small cash investment

ABP #144 - Evaluating Capital Budgeting Proposals

Jul 28, 2012 07:23

Description:

Questions to ask when you evaluate a capital budgeting proposal

ABP #143 - Supply Chain Financing

Jul 7, 2012 12:44

Description:

Kyriba's Bob Stark discusses supply chain financing

ABP #142 - The Dividing Line Between Treasury and Accounting

Jun 16, 2012 08:56

Description:

Who should supervise payables, credit and collections

ABP #141 - The Value Proposition

May 25, 2012 07:53

Description:

How to create a valuable value proposition for investor relations

ABP #140 - The Cost Accountant Position

May 5, 2012 08:00

Description:

The correct structure of the cost accountant position

ABP #139 - A Lean System for Fixed Assets

Apr 14, 2012 07:35

Description:

How to reduce resource usage when accounting for fixed assets

ABP #138 - A Lean System for Accounts Payable

Mar 24, 2012 07:38

Description:

How to spend less time on accounts payable processing

ABP #137 - A Lean System for Cash Receipts

Feb 29, 2012 07:45

Description:

Operating cash receipts with minimal resources

ABP #136 - Goodwill Impairment Testing

Feb 9, 2012 06:44

Description:

Changes in the rules for the testing of goodwill for impairment

ABP #135 - Fine Tuning Your Control System

Jan 19, 2012 10:50

Description:

Techniques for customizing your control system

ABP #134 - Adding Value to Internal Audits

Jan 4, 2012 07:59

Description:

Methods for increasing the results of internal audits

ABP #133 - Accounting for Marketing Costs

Dec 17, 2011 07:10

Description:

How to account for various types of marketing costs

ABP #132 - Consolidation Software

Nov 28, 2011 07:06

Description:

What to look for in consolidation software

ABP #131 - Operating without a Budget

Nov 5, 2011 10:52

Description:

Alternatives to using a budget

ABP #130 - The Problems with Budgeting

Oct 16, 2011 09:08

Description:

Why a budget can be bad for your business

ABP #129 - Streamlining Payroll, Part IV

Sep 25, 2011 09:39

Description:

Payroll improvement implementation issues.

ABP #128 - Streamlining Payroll, Part III

Sep 3, 2011 09:37

Description:

Improving payroll calculations and paying employees

ABP #127 - Streamlining Payroll, Part II

Aug 12, 2011 09:01

Description:

How to automate payroll data entry and reduce the number of payroll deductions

ABP #126 - Streamlining Payroll, Part I

Jul 16, 2011 09:16

Description:

How to reduce the amount of payroll data entry

ABP #125 - Refinancing Debt

Jun 25, 2011 07:26

Description:

Things to consider before you refinance debt

ABP #124 - Lender Relations

Jun 5, 2011 07:43

Description:

Ways to improve the relationship with your lender

ABP #123 - The Controller Position

May 14, 2011 08:05

Description:

The many variations on the controller position

ABP #122 - Fixed Asset Disposals

Apr 21, 2011 07:51

Description:

A few issues to consider before you dispose of that fixed asset

ABP #121 - April 1st Podcast

Apr 1, 2011 16:02

Description:

The FASB gets a sponsor, accounting for drug runners, and putting the clergy on your board of directors.

ABP #120 - Obtaining Shareholder Votes

Mar 18, 2011 06:48

Description:

The difficulty of electing directors under NYSE Rule 452

ABP #119 - Overhead Allocation the Easy Way

Feb 27, 2011 06:11

Description:

How to simplify your overhead allocation calculations

ABP #118 - Building Customer Relationships

Feb 5, 2011 06:39

Description:

National Signing Day... and building relations with customers

ABP #117 - Cost Variability

Jan 16, 2011 09:57

Description:

The circumstances under which costs can change

ABP #116 - Disclosing Pro Forma Information About Acquisitions

Dec 25, 2010 05:16

Description:

New rules about disclosing pro forma information for business combinations

ABP #115 - Reporting of Pension Loans

Dec 5, 2010 03:47

Description:

The reporting of loans to participants by defined contribution pension plans

ABP #114 - Free Accounting Software

Nov 13, 2010 07:02

Description:

Outright CEO Kevin Reeth discusses their free accounting software

ABP #113 - Employee Spend Management Systems

Oct 23, 2010 12:17

Description:

Concur's Chris Juneau discusses employee spend management systems

ABP #112 - The Transition from Auditing to Industry

Oct 19, 2010 08:44

Description:

The pitfalls of switching careers from auditing to industry

ABP #111 - Variance Analysis and Horizontal Analysis

Oct 3, 2010 08:08

Description:

Why you should use horizontal analysis instead of variance analysis

ABP #110 - The National Investor Relations Institute

Sep 8, 2010 13:53

Description:

CEO Jeffrey Morgan discusses the role of the National Investor Relations Institute, as well as current investor relation issues.

ABP #109 - GAAP vs. IFRS for Fixed Assets

Aug 17, 2010 06:48

Description:

The fixed asset accounting differences under GAAP and IFRS

ABP #108 - XBRL Tagging

Jul 27, 2010 07:01

Description:

Patrick Quinlan, CEO of Rivet Software, discusses XBRL tagging

ABP #107 - The Milestone Method

Jul 16, 2010 06:08

Description:

How to recognize revenue under the milestone method

ABP #106 - GAAP vs. IFRS for Inventory

Jun 25, 2010 08:02

Description:

The inventory accounting differences under GAAP and IFRS

ABP #105 - Revenue Recognition for Multiple Deliverable Arrangements

Jun 5, 2010 07:57

Description:

John Carroll University's Professor Jerry Weinstein discusses recent changes in the standards for multiple deliverable arrangements.

ABP #104 - A Conversation with the PCAOB's Joseph St. Denis

May 19, 2010 13:06

Description:

A conversation with Joseph St. Denis, Director of the PCAOB's Office of Research and Analysis

ABP #103 - Cost Reduction Analysis

May 1, 2010 08:43

Description:

The right way to reduce expenses

ABP #102 - The Fund Raising Road Show

Apr 11, 2010 10:28

Description:

The mechanics of a fund raising road show

ABP #101 - Accounting Troubles at Lehman Brothers

Mar 23, 2010 21:49

Description:

The accounting shenanigans that contributed to the downfall of Lehman Brothers

ABP #100 - A Look Back at the Podcast

Mar 5, 2010 07:31

Description:

How the Accounting Best Practices show is recorded, and how it has changed over time

ABP #99 - The Non-Deal Road Show

Feb 14, 2010 08:54

Description:

Why you do non-deal road shows, and how to survive them

ABP #98 - Dealing with Investment Bankers

Jan 24, 2010 08:49

Description:

What an investment banker does, what he costs, and how to spot a good one

ABP #97 - Recording Revenue at Gross or Net

Jan 5, 2010 08:32

Description:

How to decide if you should record revenue at gross or net

ABP #96 - Recording Reimbursed Expenses as Revenue

Dec 13, 2009 06:22

Description:

Recording reimbursed expenses as revenue, and why this is a bad idea

ABP #95 - Rule 10b5-1 Trading Plans

Nov 23, 2009 05:40

Description:

Setting up a trading plan under Rule 10b5-1

ABP #94 - Rule 144

Oct 30, 2009 07:35

Description:

How to sell restricted stock using Rule 144

ABP #93 - Stock Registrations

Oct 11, 2009 11:36

Description:

Registering stock with Forms S-1, S-3, and S-8; plus shelf registrations

ABP #92 - The Product Cancellation Decision

Sep 20, 2009 08:09

Description:

How to decide which products should be cancelled

ABP #91 - FASB Statement 165, Subsequent Events

Aug 30, 2009 05:29

Description:

A review of FASB Statement 165, Subsequent Events

ABP #90 - Regulation A Stock Sales

Aug 7, 2009 07:40

Description:

How to use the Regulation A exemption to raise funds in smaller amounts

ABP #89 - Regulation D Stock Sales

Jul 20, 2009 08:04

Description:

How to use the Regulation D exemption to raise funds from accredited investors

ABP #88 - Types of Acquisitions

Jun 28, 2009 08:08

Description:

Type A, B, and C reorganizations, triangular mergers, and reverse triangular mergers

ABP #87 - The CFO Position

Jun 7, 2009 08:57

Description:

A discussion of the CFO's primary responsibilities, and what not to do.

ABP #86 - Credit Best Practices

May 27, 2009 08:55

Description:

Setting up a credit policy and administering it

ABP #85 - The Acquisition Term Sheet

May 6, 2009 07:44

Description:

Why a term sheet is useful, and its typical contents

ABP #84 - Taking a Company Private

Apr 15, 2009 08:50

Description:

The process for going private, and some pitfalls

ABP #83 - Accounting from Home

Mar 30, 2009 08:11

Description:

How the accounting department can work from home

ABP #82 - Accounts Payable Matching

Mar 8, 2009 07:37

Description:

Various techniques for handling accounts payable matching

ABP #81 - Accounts Payable Best Practices

Feb 15, 2009 08:58

Description:

Ways to improve the efficiency of your accounts payable operation

ABP #80 - Acquisition Due Diligence

Jan 26, 2009 08:19

Description:

Key items to look for in a due diligence review

ABP #79 - Analyst Relations

Jan 4, 2009 08:52

Description:

How to deal with the outside analyst

ABP #78 - Controls for Financial Statements

Dec 15, 2008 08:14

Description:

Describes the controls that can be used during the creation of financial statements

ABP #77 - Fast Close for the Public Company

Nov 24, 2008 08:50

Description:

How to issue financial reports to the SEC as fast as possible

ABP #76 - Budgeting Controls

Nov 3, 2008 08:35

Description:

Possible controls to install for your budgeting system

ABP #75 - Acquisition Valuation

Oct 12, 2008 10:03

Description:

How to compile a value for a target acquisition

ABP #74 - Short Sellers

Sep 22, 2008 07:47

Description:

How to deal with short sellers

ABP #73 - Billing Best Practices

Sep 1, 2008 08:23

Description:

Some techniques for creating and issuing better invoices

ABP #72 - Office Work Flow

Aug 11, 2008 08:42

Description:

How to streamline your office

ABP #71 - Budget Model Improvements

Jul 21, 2008 09:31

Description:

How to improve the accuracy and reliability of your budget model

ABP #70 - Breakeven Analysis and the Margin of Safety

Jun 30, 2008 08:46

Description:

How to use (and not use) breakeven analysis and the margin of safety

ABP #69 - Investor Relations: Listing on an Exchange

Jun 8, 2008 09:53

Description:

The mechanics of how to list on a major national stock exchange

ABP #68 - Tax Technology

May 29, 2008 20:58

Description:

Greg Prow, CEO of Planitax, discusses tax technology

ABP #67 - Value Stream Mapping

May 19, 2008 07:43

Description:

How to construct a value stream mapping chart, and how it can be used to improve a process

ABP #66 - Obsolete Inventory

Apr 28, 2008 08:05

Description:

How to locate and dispose of obsolete inventory

ABP #65 - Responsibility Accounting

Apr 6, 2008 07:48

Description:

How to implement responsibility accounting within your organization

ABP #64 - Business Combinations, SFAS 141R

Mar 20, 2008 11:11

Description:

How business combinations are affected by the new SFAS 141R accounting standard

ABP #63 - Investor Relations: Guidance

Mar 10, 2008 09:24

Description:

When to issue guidance, and what information to reveal

ABP #62 - Accounting Standards Codification

Feb 24, 2008 07:48

Description:

The Financial Accounting Standards Board has overhauled the coding structure for GAAP

ABP #61 - Business Valuation

Feb 11, 2008 11:10

Description:

Denise Curd discusses business valuation and SFAS 141R

ABP #60 - Profit Recovery: Vendor Relationship Auditing

Jan 28, 2008 10:56

Description:

How to pursue recoveries from suppliers

ABP #59 - Lean Accounting

Jan 27, 2008 11:07

Description:

Dick Crandall explains lean accounting, and where it can be used

ABP #58 - Investor Relations: Forward-Looking Statements

Jan 22, 2008 07:32

Description:

How to use safe harbor clauses when making forward-looking statements

ABP #57 - Target Costing

Jan 14, 2008 09:29

Description:

How target costing can improve your product margins

ABP #56 - Inventory Record Accuracy

Dec 31, 2007 11:23

Description:

How to create a highly accurate inventory record keeping system

ABP #55 - Targeted Collections

Dec 16, 2007 11:00

Description:

Steve discusses how to allocate work to maximize collections.

ABP #54 - Payroll Cycles

Dec 2, 2007 05:25

Description:

Steve discusses how to select the best payroll cycle.

ABP #53 - Best Practices Problem Avoidance

Nov 19, 2007 09:49

Description:

Steve discusses a variety of accounting best practices implementation issues, and how to avoid them.

ABP #52 - Profit Recovery: Internal Auditing

Nov 4, 2007 09:10

Description:

Steve interviews Rich Lanza about using the internal audit staff for profit recovery purposes.

ABP #51 - Accounting Technology: Data Analysis Software

Oct 21, 2007 10:21

Description:

 Steve interviews Carolyn Newman, president of Audimation Services, Inc., about IDEA data analysis software.

ABP #50 - Standards: Convergence

Oct 7, 2007 09:04

Description:

Steve discusses accounting standards convergence with international accounting standards expert Barry Epstein.

ABP #49 - Standards: Fair Value

Sep 24, 2007 09:40

Description:

Steve interviews Ralph Nach about FASB Statements 157 and 159, which cover fair value measurements and the fair value option.

ABP #48 - Profit Recovery: Overview

Sep 9, 2007 09:51

Description:

Steve interviews Rich Lanza about the mechanics of the profit recovery process.

ABP #47 - Throughput Accounting, Part 5 (Controls)

Sep 3, 2007 08:09

Description:

Steve discusses the types of controls to use for throughput accounting.

ABP #46 - Throughput Accounting, Part 4 (Financial Analysis)

Aug 20, 2007 09:10

Description:

Steve discusses the implications of using throughput concepts on a series of financial analysis scenarios.

ABP #45 - Throughput Accounting, Part 3 (Capital Budgeting)

Aug 6, 2007 09:22

Description:

Steve describes how throughput accounting concepts alter the capital budgeting process.

ABP #44 - Throughput Accounting, Part 2 (Bottleneck Management)

Jul 22, 2007 09:04

Description:

Steve discusses how to manage a bottleneck operation in order to increase the level of throughput achieved.

ABP #43 - Throughput Accounting, Part 1 (Basics)

Jul 5, 2007 10:05

Description:

Steve discusses the drum-buffer-rope aspects of constraint management, as well as the sprint capacity and throughput concepts.

ABP #42 - Accounting Technology, Part 5 (PDF Invoices)

Jun 24, 2007 07:01

Description:

Steve discusses how to create PDF versions of customer invoices, and how this can reduce collection problems.

ABP #41 - Accounting Technology, Part 4 (Remote Bank Deposits)

Jun 8, 2007 06:30

Description:

Steve discusses how to use a check scanner to send electronic check payments to the bank.

ABP #40 - Accounting Technology, Part 3 (Biometric Time Clocks)

May 28, 2007 06:12

Description:

Steve discusses time clocks that incorporate fingerprint scanners and hand shape readers, and in what situations they are most useful.

ABP #39 - Accounting Technology, Part 2 (Timekeeping by Telephone)

May 13, 2007 17:02

Description:

Steve interviews Mark Nickson, President of Telliris, about timekeeping by telephone.

ABP #38 - Accounting Technology, Part 1 (Automatic Cash Application)

Apr 26, 2007 17:22

Description:

Steve interviews Joshua Burnett, CEO of 9ci, Inc., about automatic cash application systems.

ABP #37 - Forensic Accounting Investigations, and Logistics Metrics

Apr 15, 2007 24:18

Description:

Steve interviews Ms. Mona Clayton, Partner at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, about forensic accounting investigations, and also discusses logistics measurements.

ABP #36 - The Universal Payment Identification Code, and Sales Metrics

Apr 1, 2007 12:49

Description:

Steve interviews Ms. Rossana Salaris, Senior VP of The Clearinghouse Payments Company, about their Universal Payment Identification Code, and also discusses sales measurements.

ABP #35 - Recovery Auditing and Accounting Metrics

Mar 18, 2007 25:08

Description:

Steve interviews Rich Lanza about profit leaks and recovery auditing, and also discusses metrics for the accounting department.

ABP #34 - Fraud Deterrence

Mar 8, 2007 24:56

Description:

Steve interviews Harry Cendrowski, co-author of The Fraud Deterrence Handbook and president of Cendrowski Selecky PC, about fraud deterrence.

ABP #33 - Acquiring a Public Shell Company

Mar 5, 2007 20:01

Description:

Ralph Nach interviews Steve Bragg about acquiring a public shell company.

ABP #32 - Metrics (Part 7, ROI) and Accounting Run Charts

Feb 20, 2007 14:50

Description:

Mark Polino (from Transit Television Network) discusses accounting run charts, and Steve covers return on investment measurements.

ABP #31 - Metrics (Part 6, Operating Performance)

Feb 5, 2007 06:40

Description:

Steve discusses operating performance measurements.

ABP #30 - Metrics (Part 5, Asset Utilization) and New 2007 Accounting Standards

Jan 22, 2007 22:33

Description:

Steve interviews Ralph Nach regarding upcoming accounting standards in 2007, and discusses asset utilization measurements.

ABP #29 - Metrics (Part 4, Cash Flow), and Excel Risk Mitigation

Jan 15, 2007 16:09

Description:

Steve interviews Rich Lanza regarding how to locate Excel spreadsheet errors, and discusses cash flow measurements.

ABP #28 - Metrics (Part 3, Liquidity) and a Review of Accounting in 2006

Jan 8, 2007 17:34

Description:

Steve interviews Ralph Nach regarding accounting in the year 2006, and discusses liquidity measurements.




ABP #27 - Metrics (Part 2, Inventory) and the Risk Assessment Suite (Part 2)

Dec 24, 2006 19:48

Description:

Steve interviews Ralph Nach regarding the risk assessment suite (part 2) and discusses inventory measurements.

ABP #26 - Metrics (Part 1, Payroll) and the Risk Assessment Suite (Part 1)

Dec 10, 2006 17:08

Description:

Steve interviews Ralph Nach regarding the risk assessment suite and discusses payroll measurements.

ABP #25 - The Fast Close (Part 10)

Nov 27, 2006 05:50

Description:

Steve discusses how to improve the speed of the close by compressing the billing process.

ABP #24 - The Fast Close (Part 9)

Nov 19, 2006 05:29

Description:

Steve discusses how to accelerate several payroll closing activities.

ABP #23 - The Fast Close (Part 8)

Nov 6, 2006 07:46

Description:

Steve discusses how to improve the closing process by increasing inventory record accuracy.

ABP #22 - The Fast Close (Part 7)

Oct 23, 2006 06:59

Description:

Steve discusses how to improve the speed of your close by altering the payables process.

ABP #21 - The Fast Close (Part 6)

Oct 8, 2006 06:50

Description:

Steve discusses how to manage journal entries in order to achieve a faster close.

ABP #20 - The Fast Close (Part 5)

Sep 25, 2006 06:04

Description:

Steve discusses how to restructure the financial statements in order to improve the speed of the closing process.

ABP #19 - The Fast Close (Part 4)

Sep 8, 2006 08:05

Description:

Steve discusses how centralizing the accounting function improves the speed of the closing process.

ABP #18 - The Fast Close (Part 3)

Aug 23, 2006 07:29

Description:

Steve discusses how to close the books fast by shifting work into the preceding month.

ABP #17 - The Fast Close (Part 2)

Aug 13, 2006 06:53

Description:

Steve discusses how to create a fast close (part 2).

ABP #16 - The Fast Close (Part 1)

Jul 30, 2006 09:25

Description:

Steve discusses how to shift closing activities into the preceding month (part 1).

ABP #15 - Controls for Fixed Assets

Jul 16, 2006 11:12

Description:

Steve discusses controls for fixed assets.

ABP #14 - Controls for Payroll

Jul 15, 2006 14:13

Description:

Steve discusses payroll controls for both manual and computerized systems.

ABP #13 - Controls for Accounts Payable

Jul 14, 2006 13:18

Description:

Steve discusses accounts payable controls for both manual and computerized systems.

ABP #12 - Controls for Cash Receipts

Jul 13, 2006 08:19

Description:

Steve discusses controls for collections and cash receipts.

ABP #11 - Controls for Billing

Jul 12, 2006 11:23

Description:

Steve discusses billing controls for both manual and computerized systems.

ABP #10 - Controls for Shipping

Jul 11, 2006 06:53

Description:

Steve discusses controls for shipping.

ABP #9 - Controls for Production

Jul 10, 2006 11:03

Description:

Steve discusses controls for production.

ABP #8 - Controls for Inventory

Jul 9, 2006 13:30

Description:

Steve discusses controls for inventory.

ABP #7 - Controls for Receiving

Jul 8, 2006 13:38

Description:

Steve discusses controls for receiving.

ABP #6 - Controls for Expense Reports

Jul 6, 2006 06:07

Description:

Steve discusses controls for expense reports.

ABP #5 - Controls for Purchase Orders

Jul 6, 2006 08:12

Description:

Steve discusses controls for purchase orders.

ABP #4 - Controls for Procurement Cards

Jul 5, 2006 11:21

Description:

Steve discusses controls for procurement cards.

ABP #3 - Controls for the Credit Department

Jul 4, 2006 10:18

Description:

Steve discusses controls for the credit department.

ABP #2 - Controls for Order Entry, Part 2

Jul 3, 2006 08:16

Description:

Steve discusses controls for a computerized order entry system.

ABP #1 - Controls for Order Entry, Part 1

Jul 2, 2006 11:16

Description:

Steve discusses controls for a manual order entry system.