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CFO Viewpoint: A Quarterly Report with Industry Best Practices for CFOs

AMS is providing a quarterly report and survey for CFOs. Our goal is to gather and distribute information about the challenges that CFOs are facing. The survey is now available to CFOs and individuals that oversee the finance function at public,...

Proposed Changes to Nonprofit Financial Reporting Standards

Following through on recommendations from the Not-for-Profit Advisory Committee, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) recently announced two additions to its slate of ongoing projects. With these two new projects, the FASB has committed...

Inventory Control: Cycle Counting

As the holiday shopping season swings into full gear, it is generally a sign that it’s time to revisit inventory.  As some companies approach the end of their fiscal year, many begin annual audits, both of company financials as well as of...

Top Gifts for Financial Professionals

As the holiday season is quickly approaching, we have compiled a list of the top twelve gifts, including books, technology gifts, as well as a few fun items for the financial professional in your life. Technology Amazon Kindle Fire - A tablet...

Deciding if an Advisory Board is Right for Your Company

An advisory board can be the best thing in the world for a small business. Such a group can provide business experience, skills, and functional expertise that are lacking within the organization. Advisors can also help management strategically...

Upcoming Reporting Deadlines: November 2011

While many organizations focus on preparing for the yearend audit, they should also keep in mind important deadlines, such as filing annual state and federal forms. Keep the following reporting deadlines in mind. December 15    ...

The Advantages of a Rolling Forecast

For years, organizations have relied on creating annual budgets to plan for the upcoming fiscal year. Today, many organizations with annual budgets are feeling their ability to react to changes in the marketplace is restricted. While annual budgets...

What Can Nonprofit Managers Learn from the For-Profit World?

Should nonprofit organizations think and act like successful for-profit businesses? How does an entrepreneurial mindset help nonprofit organizations grow, innovate, and fulfill their mission? Profiles of two higher education institutions reveal the...

Guest Article: Organizational Assessment

After a 360-Degree Assessment, a 180-Degree Turnaround When a company consistently fails to deliver good results, management will try to identify the problem or problems and fix them. But what happens if the problems identified are fixed but the...

Losing a Person Checklist

The Situation: You’re the CEO or CFO of an organization and one of your key finance employees gives their notice. Among the other priorities you were currently working on, now you have to find out how to cover this individuals’ work in the interim...
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