DEALING WITH THE BAY AREA WAGE FRENZY

Recent reports on tracking compensation – published by PayScale and Glassdoor* – show swelling salaries for professionals in technology roles. As companies now increase the use of computing power for…

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R&D CREDITS… DON’T LET YOUR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COSTS FOR PHARMACEUTICAL AND DIAGNOSTIC TECHNOLOGIES SIT ON THE SHELF WHEN YOU CAN TURN THEM INTO CASH FLOW

When  developing a new pharmaceutical or diagnostic equipment,  companies typically incur substantial costs for salaries, supplies, laboratory, contractors  and a myriad other expenses..    While deductible, these costs may not benefit…

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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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A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN – FP&A AND RPA

The mission of the Financial Planning and Analysis function (FP&A) is providing insight into a company’s future financial performance. One of the keys to success for FP&A is building strong,…

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I ALREADY HAVE AN ACCOUNTING TEAM. WHY DO I NEED FINANCIAL PLANNING & ANALYSIS (FP&A)?

One of the top priorities of a growing company is to build a finance team that can scale with its business. Given the critical importance of accurately recording and reporting…

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IS THE ANNUAL BUDGET A COLOSSAL WASTE OF TIME?

In today’s world, it’s rare to find a topic that generates agreement across a broad cross-section of people, but it’s a reasonably safe bet that most finance and non-finance people…

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TELLING A COMPELLING FINANCIAL STORY

Financial presentations are common to every business. Whether the audience is the board, investors, lenders or bankers, the ability to tell a credible and compelling financial story is critically important….

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CYBERSECURITY IN A CHANGING WORLD

The Wall Street Journal Pro Report of December 19, 2017 was devoted to the issue of Cybersecurity. The chilling reality is that national governments, state and local governments, businesses and…

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STANDING AT THE CROSSROADS: HAS YOUR BUDGETING/PLANNING PROCESS OUTGROWN EXCEL?

It’s a safe bet that most businesses start out using Microsoft Excel to prepare budgets and forecasts.  Most likely they continue to do so as their business grows.   And why…

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