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Published: Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:19:15 +0000

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ABP #241 - The Consulting Division of an Audit Firm

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:19:15 +0000

What it's like to work in the consulting division


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ABP #239 - Fraud Schemes: Cash

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 21:41:47 +0000

Skimming, fake refunds, receipt alterations, and more


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ABP #238 - The Audit Partner

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 21:54:36 +0000

The skills and attributes of a successful audit partner


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ABP #237 - Artificial Intelligence

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 14:37:24 +0000

How artificial intelligence might impact the accounting department.


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ABP #236 - Automation

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 16:29:05 +0000

How to deal with accounting automation


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ABP #235 - Job Hopping

Sat, 13 May 2017 00:08:45 +0000

Things to consider before you switch jobs


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ABP #234 - How to Find the Right Metrics

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:31:54 +0000

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


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ABP #233 - The Casino and Gaming Industry

Sat, 01 Apr 2017 19:11:49 +0000

Unique accounting issues


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ABP #232 - Accounting Ethics

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 22:48:34 +0000

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


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ABP #231 - Dealing with a Subpoena

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 21:12:31 +0000

What to do when a subpoena arrives


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ABP #230 - Sales and Use Tax Audits

Sat, 28 Jan 2017 15:20:11 +0000

How a tax audit works and how to mitigate its effects


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ABP #229 - Sales and Use Taxes

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 17:15:10 +0000

The intricacies of sales and use taxes


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ABP #228 - The Best Practices Trap

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 20:15:24 +0000

When adding more best practices may not be a good idea


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ABP #227 - Cleaning up Messy Books

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:36:43 +0000

The process for straightening out the books


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ABP #226 - The Learning Process

Sat, 19 Nov 2016 23:18:43 +0000

Types of continuous learning


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ABP #225 - The Reserve for Obsolete Inventory

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 20:10:48 +0000

When and how to use the reserve


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ABP #224 - The Construction Industry

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 17:38:14 +0000

Accounting issues faced by contractors


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ABP #223 - New Controller Stories

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 16:37:00 +0000

Lessons learned as a new controller


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ABP #222 - Data Presentation

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:00:41 +0000

What is the best way to report performance measurements?


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ABP #221 - How to be a Great New Employee

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 16:41:08 +0000

The core concepts to remember


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ABP #219 - The Tax and Audit Career Tracks

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 20:50:33 +0000

What are the differences?


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ABP #215 - Financial Statement Fraud

Fri, 06 May 2016 18:37:09 +0000

Why people alter the financial statements


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ABP #214 - Discounted Cash Flows

Sat, 16 Apr 2016 14:02:20 +0000

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


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ABP #213 - The New Lease Accounting Standard

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 18:10:27 +0000

Lease accounting is now more complex


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ABP #212 - The Future of Auditing

Sun, 13 Mar 2016 00:18:22 +0000

Where the industry might be in 10 years


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ABP #211 - Working Capital

Wed, 24 Feb 2016 20:52:52 +0000

How to manage working capital


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ABP #210 - Recovering Lifting Fees and Credit Card Fees

Thu, 04 Feb 2016 17:54:09 +0000

Tips for how to recover transaction fees


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ABP #208 - Employee Onboarding

Sat, 02 Jan 2016 23:01:07 +0000

Best practices for assimilating new hires


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ABP #207 - Recruiting for Accountants

Sat, 12 Dec 2015 16:08:43 +0000

Where to search for qualified accountants


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ABP #205 - Synthetic FOB Destination

Sat, 31 Oct 2015 21:41:22 +0000

Revenue recognition implications of certain freight terms


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ABP #204 - How to Handle Auditors

Tue, 13 Oct 2015 20:54:26 +0000

Managing the Relationship


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ABP #202 - High Paying Accounting Jobs

Thu, 10 Sep 2015 16:40:56 +0000

High pay for non-management positions


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ABP #201 - Shipment Cutoff Best Practices

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 16:49:47 +0000

How to ensure that shipments are recorded in the correct period


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

Wed, 05 Aug 2015 20:17:45 +0000

Making the LCM rule even more complex


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ABP #199 - The Year-End Book

Sat, 18 Jul 2015 16:28:14 +0000

Tips for creating a better book


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ABP #198 - Predecessor and Successor Financials

Sat, 27 Jun 2015 23:20:36 +0000

Handling the mid-month financials for both parties


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ABP #197 - How to Prevent Over-Accruals

Tue, 09 Jun 2015 21:11:23 +0000

Keeping a close watch on unused or partial purchase orders


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ABP #196 - Fixed Asset Counting

Sat, 23 May 2015 20:17:39 +0000

Which assets to count and how to do it


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ABP #195 - Continuing Education

Wed, 06 May 2015 11:55:15 +0000

How to pick accounting courses and books to improve your knowledge


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ABP #194 - The CFO Career Path

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:33:35 +0000

The steps to take to become a CFO


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ABP #193 - Spreadsheet Errors

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:58:48 +0000

How to clean up accounting spreadsheets


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ABP #192 - Cycle Counting

Sat, 14 Mar 2015 21:53:07 +0000

How to install a cycle counting program


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ABP #191 - The Elimination of Extraordinary Items

Sat, 21 Feb 2015 15:02:09 +0000

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


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ABP #190 - The Intern Experience

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:20:54 +0000

The specifics of being an accounting intern


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ABP #189 - Accounting for Acquired Intangible Assets

Fri, 09 Jan 2015 01:34:21 +0000

The option to not recognize certain intangible assets


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ABP #188 - Advising Management

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:29:29 +0000

How to make your case for business improvements


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ABP #187 - Cash Forecasting Accuracy

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19:16:27 +0000

Tips for a higher level of prediction accuracy


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ABP #186 - Inventory Variances

Thu, 06 Nov 2014 18:05:19 +0000

Inventory monitoring for difficult inventory items


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ABP #185 - Going Concern Disclosures

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:59:52 +0000

The new requirement to disclose a going concern issue


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ABP #184 - Accounting Internships

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 17:18:40 +0000

Tips for getting an internship


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ABP #183 - Materiality

Fri, 05 Sep 2014 18:08:03 +0000

How to decide whether an error is material


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ABP #182 - Accounting Updates

Sun, 17 Aug 2014 12:01:24 +0000

Where to look for the latest accounting standard updates


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ABP #181 - Accounting in a Startup Company

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:55:20 +0000

The accounting challenges in a startup organization.


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ABP #180 - Training and Motivation

Fri, 04 Jul 2014 22:16:18 +0000

When to provide training and how to motivate the staff


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ABP #179 - The New Revenue Recognition Standard

Sun, 15 Jun 2014 19:28:10 +0000

Revenue recognition for contracts with customers


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ABP #178 - Segregation of Duties

Thu, 22 May 2014 17:03:16 +0000

How to segregate accounting duties in a small business


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ABP #177 - Freight In and Freight Out

Thu, 01 May 2014 22:42:41 +0000

How to account for freight


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ABP #176 - Expectations for a Staff Accountant

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:47:36 +0000

What a manager expects from a staff accountant


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ABP #175 - Goodwill Amortization

Sat, 22 Mar 2014 17:32:15 +0000

The new accounting standard that allows goodwill amortization


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ABP #174 - Figuring out Undocumented Processes

Sat, 01 Mar 2014 23:36:12 +0000

How to gain an understanding of undocumented controls and processes


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ABP #173 - Bragg's Laws of Accounting

Fri, 07 Feb 2014 23:54:00 +0000

A look at underlying patterns that govern accounting behavior


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ABP #172 - Accruals and Deferrals

Tue, 21 Jan 2014 01:59:00 +0000

Tips on proper use of accruals and deferrals


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ABP #171 - Collection Controls

Sat, 28 Dec 2013 15:50:00 +0000

How to maximize cash from collections


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ABP #170 - Treasury Controls

Sat, 14 Dec 2013 19:58:37 +0000

Controls for wire transfers, investments, and loans


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ABP #169 - Controls for Petty Cash

Sat, 30 Nov 2013 15:18:23 +0000

How to reduce the risk of petty cash losses


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ABP #168 - Accounts Reconciliation

Tue, 12 Nov 2013 15:56:44 +0000

Tips on how to improve the reconciliation of accounts


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ABP #167 - Changing Careers into Accounting

Sat, 26 Oct 2013 15:25:29 +0000

The pitfalls and possibilities of changing careers


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

Sat, 05 Oct 2013 14:01:00 +0000

How much systems integration is necessary?


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ABP #165 - How to Set Up An Accounting Department

Thu, 12 Sep 2013 22:31:53 +0000

The incremental approach to organizational upgrades


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

Thu, 22 Aug 2013 17:32:19 +0000

Advice regarding training for your accounting career


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ABP #163 - The Chart of Accounts

Fri, 02 Aug 2013 16:06:47 +0000

Problems with the chart of accounts and account code structure


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ABP #162 - The CMA and CPA Certifications

Fri, 12 Jul 2013 13:54:57 +0000

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


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ABP #161 - When to Write a Procedure

Sat, 29 Jun 2013 19:07:06 +0000

Guidelines for when to write a procedure


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ABP #160 - The Soft Close

Fri, 07 Jun 2013 23:51:07 +0000

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


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ABP #159 - The Liquidation Basis of Accounting

Fri, 17 May 2013 23:50:00 +0000

Accounting for a business when it is about to be liquidated


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ABP #158 - Intercompany Accounting

Sun, 28 Apr 2013 19:02:55 +0000

Bob Poley discusses the mechanics of intercompany accounting


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ABP #157 - The Senior Accountant

Sat, 06 Apr 2013 21:28:43 +0000

Why not to use the senior accountant title


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ABP #156 - Changes in CPE

Sat, 16 Mar 2013 15:52:05 +0000

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


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ABP #155 - Reporting of Other Comprehensive Income Reclassifications

Sat, 23 Feb 2013 14:38:12 +0000

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


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ABP #153 - Managing in Financial Adversity, Part 3

Sat, 12 Jan 2013 01:23:45 +0000

Focusing on cost reduction through cost objects


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ABP #152 - Changes to Other Comprehensive Income

Mon, 24 Dec 2012 22:21:14 +0000

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


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ABP #151 - Managing in Financial Adversity, Part 2

Wed, 12 Dec 2012 19:05:47 +0000

Making decisions when the business model changes


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ABP #150 - Managing in Financial Adversity, Part 1

Mon, 19 Nov 2012 19:20:34 +0000

How to spot valid cost reductions


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ABP #149 - Volunteering Overseas as an Accountant

Wed, 07 Nov 2012 17:16:52 +0000

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


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ABP #148 - Best Practices for Accounting Reports

Thu, 18 Oct 2012 22:26:16 +0000

How to refine the use of accounting reports


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ABP #147 - Net Present Value Analysis

Sun, 30 Sep 2012 15:23:27 +0000

Issues to be aware of when using net present value analysis


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ABP #146 - Intangible Asset Impairment Testing

Thu, 06 Sep 2012 17:17:36 +0000

A GAAP rules change for testing intangible assets


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ABP #145 - Capital Budgeting with Minimal Cash

Sat, 18 Aug 2012 18:23:58 +0000

How to earn the largest return on a small cash investment


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ABP #144 - Evaluating Capital Budgeting Proposals

Fri, 27 Jul 2012 17:06:09 +0000

Questions to ask when you evaluate a capital budgeting proposal


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ABP #143 - Supply Chain Financing

Fri, 06 Jul 2012 22:15:21 +0000

Kyriba's Bob Stark discusses supply chain financing


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ABP #142 - The Dividing Line Between Treasury and Accounting

Fri, 15 Jun 2012 16:49:19 +0000

Who should supervise payables, credit and collections


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