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Would an ESOP Work for Your Company

May 25, 2015

Like hemlines and hairdos, employee stock ownership plans (or ESOPs) have had their ups and downs in terms of popularity. For owners of manufacturing and distribution companies seeking an exit strategy, it’s worthwhile to consider whether an ESOP might work... Read More

Secrets that Second Time Entrepreneurs Know About Managing Money

May 18, 2015

This week’s guest blog by Moira Vetter originally appeared in her blog for Forbes. In it she explores some common mistakes first-timers make that starve them of the money they need if they want to be a serial entrepreneur. The... Read More

B2 Option

September 16, 2014

Today the Private Company Council approved an accounting alternative related to recognition of intangibles in a business combination. Frazier & Deeter Partner Sean Lager provides an update. On September 16, 2014, the Private Company Council approved an accounting alternative related... Read More

Revenue Recognition The Road Ahead

April 25, 2014

Revenue Recognition has always been a critical consideration for CFOs but this year it takes center stage.  The FASB and the IASB are expected to issue a new converged standard for revenue recognition in the second quarter of 2014. Revenue... Read More

Real Estate Developers Win Big in Tax Court

March 26, 2014

Successful tax planning involves not only minimizing the amount of income but also managing the timing of a taxpayer’s income and deductions. Many disputes with the IRS involve deferral of income, and the IRS has taken a particularly hard line... Read More

New Accounting Alternative for Private Companies

March 18, 2014

Breaking News! A new accounting alternative for private companies has been approved by the Financial Accounting Standards Board.   Find out more about the new guidance for applying variable interest to common control leasing arrangements by reading this blog written by... Read More

New Accounting Alternatives for Private Companies

January 9, 2014

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB or Board) is expected to issue two accounting alternatives for private companies next week: Subsequent Accounting for Goodwill and Accounting for Interest Rate Swaps. The Private Company Council (PCC) approved the accounting alternatives in October,... Read More

Busting Accounts Payable and Disbursements Fraud

October 2, 2013

The noted bank robber, Willie Sutton, was once asked, “Why do you rob banks?” Legend has it that Sutton’s response was, “Because that’s where the money is.” Not unlike banks, the accounts payable and cash payments process within any business... Read More

Utilities Accounting Standards

September 4, 2013

Utilities accounting standards: are you missing an opportunity? Governmental utilities operate in a highly regulated environment with complex accounting standards. Some entities may not realize they have the opportunity to capitalize certain costs that would otherwise be expensed. Today’s blog... Read More

Selecting the Right Employee Benefit Plan Auditor

July 30, 2013

Generally, benefit plans with 100 or more participants  are required to have an audit performed annually in conjunction with the filing of their Form 5500. If you are undertaking an employee benefit plan audit, there are several questions you should... Read More

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