WAGE GROWTH FRENZY: WHAT’S HAPPENING AND WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR

Glassdoor’s newly published report* shows the highest wage growth in the nation is happening in my back yard. The San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward metro region shows a dramatic spike during the last…

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SHIFTS AND GAPS EMERGING TRENDS FOR SKILLS NEEDED BY COMPANIES

Working with clients to find the ideal talent for roles in businesses gives us a special perch on which to see trends and changes ahead. It’s a comfort to see…

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NEW LEASE ACCOUNTING STANDARDS CURFEW DECEMBER 31… DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR BALANCE SHEET IS?

Lease accounting to comply with new Accounting Standards Update (ASU) under FASB 842(US) and IFRS 16(European) is about to change in fundamental ways not seen in decades. First to be…

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LEADERSHIP

As we come to the end of another hectic year I want to pause and reflect on a conversation I have regularly with clients that has little to do with…

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MANAGEMENT MINDFULNESS: NEW WAYS TO UNDERSTAND THE PEOPLE WE MANAGE

I find it interesting when management work is often referred to as either the hard science or the soft science. The hard science refers to deliverables, tasks,goals, and plans while…

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HEALTH SCIENCE, ANGELS AND EARTHLY TALENT

Among the thrills I experience in working in the health science industry are the amazing changes that happen. One of those is happening now. Let’s call it “angels on a…

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HOW COST SEGREGATION CAN IMPROVE ROI ON YOUR HEALTHCARE FACILITY

Owners/operators of healthcare facilities (laboratories, physician offices, assisted living and long-term care facilities) must continually be adding new or improving existing facilities to keep up with growth, changing technologies and patient needs….

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ACCOUNTING FOR FOREIGN CURRENCY: WILL YOU GET LOST IN TRANSLATION?

Introduction Figures from the World Trade Organization show that since the 1980’s global trade has more than quadrupled in volume and has grown with an average of almost 5% per…

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THE FAMILY BANK

Three years ago I helped a business owner rescue his succession plan from imminent failure.  We restructured the plan to both enable him to withdraw from the business (with enough…

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CONSULTING CFOS: THE POWER OF AFFILIATION

Serving as a trusted consultant financial professional is a deeply rewarding career. Working with a client is a special relationship built on trust, both for the value of work and…

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