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Nonprofit Midyear Assessment

For many nonprofit organizations, December 31st marked not just the last day of the calendar year, but the midpoint of your fiscal year.  Focusing a little attention now to assess your organization’s fiscal health will go a long way in helping...

AMS News

AMS Entering 2012 Strong! With almost 60 new engagements in Q4 2011 and a 97% consultant approval rating for all of 2011, AMS is powering into 2012. See what else we’ve accomplished and what we have planned for the coming year.   Accountants Go...

Upcoming Reporting Deadlines: January 2012

Don’t forget to give extra attention to coding invoices as prepaid or accrued in December and January, this will make yearend closing much easier. If you had a change in address, change in directors and officers, change to by-laws or articles of...

You Got Funded: How to Set Up Your Accounting and Financial Systems after Receiving Funding

Below is the first article in our new You Got Funded series and is written by Paul Perkins, Director Finance and Human Resources at EyeGate Pharmaceuticals. EyeGate Pharmaceuticals has raised $53.5 million to date, most recently adding a tranche of...

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    ...
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