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How Ikea Thought Outside the Box

If you’ve never shopped at Ikea yourself, chances are that you know someone who has. And you’ve likely heard a horror story about attempting to assemble one of the furniture...

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Tax Reform Starts to Take Shape

After fits and starts over the last nine months, a broad tax reform plan is now beginning to emerge between Congress and the White House....

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Weighing the Risks and Benefits of ESOP

True to its name, an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) is a type of employee benefit plan, similar in some ways to a profit-sharing setup. The National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO)...

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Financial Institution Embezzlement

In 2013, a senior accountant of a financial institution discovered a suspicious $500,000 debit in a suspense general ledger account. Upon further research, the accountant discovered that this amount involved seven “cashier’s” or “official” checks that were all issued by the head branch teller.

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International Manufacturer Identifies Million Dollar Fraud

HORNE provided the company with insights on how to improve its internal controls to mitigate its fraud risks and to prevent future losses. Our report helped the company support its insurance claim and thus remediate its losses. 

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Tax Reform in 2017 Is Not out of the Question, but the Window for Passage Is Closing

As the kids are heading back to school, our thoughts turn to year-end tax planning with clients. This year, the process is a little less settled than usual because there’s...

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Cyber SOC:  What Middle Market Board Members Should Know

The AICPA has issued a much-anticipated standard on cyber security. The new guidance, referred to as the “Cyber SOC,” creates a process that CPA’s can use to review and report on...

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Balancing Growth and Profitability

Planned growth starts with forming a vision and identifying the steps necessary to achieve it. But the business environment will undoubtedly change as time passes and you implement your plan....

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Dreaming Bigger: Maintaining the Pace of Growth Beyond Startup

Few things can match the excitement of the first day of business. For many people, it’s the realization of a career-long dream to be their own boss. Even for the...

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Fresh Funding Ideas to Fuel New Growth

Just about every business that creates a business plan will project some growth. While it’s important to set an intention around growth at the start of the year, it takes...

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A Checklist to Prepare for Growth By Merger or Acquisition

Many of us rely on lists and step-by-step instructions to get us through some of the simplest tasks in life, like grocery shopping. And yet, when it comes to something...

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4 Key Strategies for Fueling Growth in 2017 and Beyond

I don’t know if it hit everybody this way, but when I flipped my calendar over to June and realized that the next time I turned a page half of...

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2017 AICPA Controllers Conference November 13-15, 2017

November 13-15, 2017: Orlando, FL – Join Fraud, Forensic and Litigation Services Partner Jeff Aucoin, CPA, CFF, CFE, CIA, as he presents Real Life Fraud and Internal Controls at the 2017 AICPA Controllers Conference.

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Top Risks Impacting Film Tax Incentive Programs

A production with a $25 million budget could have potential fraudulent expenditures of over $1.25 million, or 5% of expenditures, based on most recent ACFE survey. 

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Chart Your Course to the New Revenue Recognition Standard

This outline provides an overview of the steps needed to ensure a smooth transition to the new Revenue Recognition Standard. 

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Fire and Fraud Triangles

Fraud is a significant risk to insurance companies. Most executives and employees understand the risk of fraud but struggle to find the resources to fight it.

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Business Valuation and Small Business Administration Loans

As banks change hands and new owners seek financing, often through Small Business Administration (SBA) loans current SBA Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) require an independent business valuation by a qualified source.

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Whitepaper

New Exempt Employee Rule

The Dept. of Labor projects this new ruling will cost employers an estimated $12 billion over the next 10 years. 

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Prepare For The New Lease Standards

The FASB issued an Accounting Standards Update intended to improve financial reporting on leasing transactions.

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Whitepaper

Cybersecurity Considerations For M&A

Investors must place a higher value on the cyber resilience of a potential acquisition.

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Whitepaper

Closing the Talent Gap

As the workforce changes, companies must also change their tools, vision, and culture to recruit and retain top talent.

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Hiring With Stock-Based Compensation

Stock Based Compensation - the key to attracting the key talent for your company.

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Protect Your Business From Costly Financial Errors

Keep your reporting on track with a reliable assurance partner.