June 24, 2018

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FAR is Hard, and That’s Okay

The FAR section on the CPA Exam is hard. Don’t believe me? Just ask the pass rates. The fact is, people don’t pass FAR as often as they pass all the other sections. For some people, quickly working through complex calculations really hits their sweet spot. Others, not so much. Me? When I first began […]

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Whitepaper: The Definitive Guide to Effective Close Management

Have you ever heard a month-end-close story with a happy ending? Yeah, that’s a negative for us too, or at least it was until we met our friends at FloQast. What was once a source of frustration is now so much easier thanks to their helpful guide on the subject. You must think we’re lying. […]

Why I Have a Strictly Remote Workforce

In 2012, I started an accounting firm, although I didn’t realize that I was starting an accounting firm at the time. I was merely working under contract for a few businesses in the New Orleans area; as I got busier, I started to add help, and voila, Aguillard Accounting was born.

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No Matter the Timeline, Controllers and Their Teams Must Be Ready When the IPO Window Opens

Well, looky there, Sarbanes-Oxley requirements. In a perfect world, a private company that is planning to go public would take 12 to 24 months before the initial public offering launch date to make sure all of its i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed. But the world we live in ain’t perfect, and certain factors […]

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The Penny Harvest: Accounting Skills Making a Difference

Accounting skills are helping the kids in After-School All Stars in Columbus, Ohio, turn a profit for local charities…and helping the organization’s director of operations maximize resources. Young students in Columbus, Ohio, are making a difference in their community, one penny at a time. By learning and applying basic business and accounting skills, the children […]

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Internal Audit (But Were Afraid to Ask)

If you’d asked me for the definition of internal audit a few months ago, I would have guessed it was some sort of self-help cleansing ritual involving crystals and quinoa. You know, the type of exercise where afterward you annoy all your friends by telling them how mindful and present you are now. And they […]

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Featured Job of the Week: Senior Cloud Accountant with Bookkeeper360 in Woodbury, N.Y.

Our featured job this week is a Senior Cloud Accountant with Bookkeeper 360 in Woodbury, N.Y. Position: Senior Cloud Accountant Location: Woodbury, N.Y. Employer: Bookkeeper360 Requirements: This job requires daily time and teamwork in our office. You must be within easy commuting distance of our office, located in Woodbury, N.Y.; 5 years of accounting experience […]

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Reminder: Take This Survey About the Month-End Close

Are you an accountant? Do you help close the books for your company or someone else’s? Well, then take this survey, by God, and tell us what it’s like in this day and age. Yes, we are making this ask again, but we figured it’d been long enough that you wouldn’t mind. If you’ve taken […]

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Supporting the CFO Through the IPO Process Is a Big Task for Controllers

During the interview process for the job of corporate controller at Borderfree Inc., Scott Paterniani, CPA, was told by the company’s CFO, Ed Neumann, that he was focused on operations, scaling the business, and other strategic initiatives, and he needed someone with recent experience with an initial public offering and the Securities and Exchange Commission […]

Controllers First IPO

10 Tips on How Controllers Can Survive Their First IPO

So far, 2018 has been a damn good year for IPOs in the United States. The U.S. IPO market is coming off a first quarter in which 44 companies, including Dropbox, went public, raising about $15.6 billion—the best quarter by proceeds in three years, according to a March analysis by research firm Renaissance Capital. That […]