May 12, 2016

A Welcome Expansion of ‘Accredited Investor’ on the Horizon

By Kent Thomas

By a somewhat surprising margin (347 – 8), the US House of Representatives overwhelming approved legislation that would expand the definition of an accredited investor. Under current rules, a person...

February 06, 2016

An “Expanded” Definition of Accredited Investor.

By Kent Thomas

By a somewhat surprising margin (347 – 8), the US House of Representatives overwhelming approved legislation that would expand the definition of an accredited investor. Under current rules, a person...

September 08, 2015

Access to Capital

By Kent Thomas

THE BEST OF TIMES, THE WORST OF TIMES This variation of the well recognized phrase applies not only to Dickens’ comparison of the conditions in London and Paris in his classic novel A Tale of Two C...

October 08, 2014

How Do You Make Decisions?

By Kent Thomas

I read an article this week about a global survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit and PwC on “big business decisions” - I’m talking about key, strategic decisions that affect business with bi...

July 17, 2014

Too Many Spreadsheets – Is your company in trouble and you just don’t know it yet?

By Kent Thomas

I met with the management team of a client yesterday that we have been working with for about two months. Initially we performed an assessment of their accounting personnel and procedures, prepared a ...

June 22, 2014

Does Your Company Have & Use the “Right” Technology?

By Kent Thomas

A recent survey by CFO Research and Big 4 accounting firm KPMG revealed that “nearly 40 percent [of those participating] reported that their existing information systems could not support analys...

April 22, 2014

Having Fun, Enjoying the Process and Achieving Success

By Kent Thomas

I have a habit of scanning several electronic newsletters and an app that gathers news and events that I want to know about every morning as I prepare for my day. This morning information in two a...

March 17, 2014

“Is the Audit Irrelevant?”

By Kent Thomas

This headline arrived in an e-mail newsletter this morning. I was intrigued enough by it that I read the article by James Doty, the Chairman of the PCAOB. It didn’t take long to get to his main poin...

March 03, 2014

Your Revenue Recognition may not be Recognizable Soon!

By Kent Thomas

If you are a “finance geek”, this will not be news to you, however, if your world does not revolve around financial and accounting reporting standards, this may come as quite a surprise. The entit...

December 17, 2013

The Case for an Outsourced CFO

By Kent Thomas

On November 25, 2003 I met with Rick Alden for the first time – in his home in Park City, Utah where he had been running Skullcandy for about a year. His business was modest but his vision was anyth...

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