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Accounting Best Practices with Steve Bragg

English, Education, 1 season, 362 episodes, 2 days, 3 hours, 37 minutes
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Discussions about accounting management, best practices, controls, throughput accounting, and GAAP for the accountant, controller, or CFO.
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ABP #362 - Accounting for Pig Farms

The unique aspects of pig farm accounting
7/4/20248 minutes, 12 seconds
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ABP #361 - Accounting for Restaurants

Unique aspects of the accounting for restaurants
6/13/20248 minutes, 39 seconds
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ABP #360 - Accounting for Ships

The accounting peculiarities of ship ownership
5/24/20249 minutes, 12 seconds
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ABP #359 - CPAs Gone Bad

Some of the felonies that CPAs have committed
5/2/20247 minutes, 17 seconds
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ABP #358 - Differences in Ethics Courses

Why state boards of accountancy have different ethics requirements
4/12/20247 minutes, 38 seconds
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ABP #357 - Wedding Gown Depreciation

Yes, that's right - wedding gown depreciation
3/21/20244 minutes, 44 seconds
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ABP #356 - The Net Worth of a Big Four Partner

How much wealth can a partner pile up?
3/1/20247 minutes, 36 seconds
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ABP #355 - Real Estate Accounting

The ins and outs of real estate accounting
2/9/20248 minutes, 32 seconds
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ABP #354 - The Decline of the CPA

Why are there so few CPAs?
1/18/20248 minutes, 47 seconds
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ABP #353 - Accounting for Homeowners' Associations

Lots of issues with the accounting for homeowners' associations
12/29/20238 minutes, 7 seconds
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ABP #352 - Islamic Accounting

The nuances of Islamic accounting
12/7/20237 minutes, 48 seconds
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ABP #351 - Accounting for Car Dealerships

The key accounting issues for car dealerships
11/16/20238 minutes, 50 seconds
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ABP #350 - Calculating How Long Your Cash Will Last

Designing a cash duration model
10/26/20235 minutes, 52 seconds
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ABP #349 - Cash Flow for Solvency

Does your business generate enough cash to grow?
10/6/20237 minutes, 31 seconds
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ABP #348 - Enrolled Agents

Where enrolled agents come from and what they do
9/12/20236 minutes, 33 seconds
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ABP #347 - Chart of Accounts Special Transactions

How to structure a chart of accounts to deal with special items
8/25/20235 minutes, 8 seconds
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ABP #346 - When to Hire a CFO

When should you hire a CFO, or just stick with your controller?
8/3/20237 minutes, 52 seconds
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ABP #345 - The Different Types of Debt

The different types of debt, and when to use each one.
7/12/20236 minutes, 29 seconds
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ABP #344 - Regulation A+

Fundraising with the SEC's Regulation A+
6/21/20237 minutes, 15 seconds
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ABP #343 - Accounting by Music Distributors

How to account for the distribution of licensed music
6/8/20235 minutes, 37 seconds
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ABP #342 - Hidden Reserves

The nature of hidden reserves
5/18/20237 minutes, 49 seconds
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ABP #341 - Accounting for Life Insurance

The ins and outs of how to account for life insurance
4/28/20236 minutes, 26 seconds
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ABP #340 - Transferring into the Treasury Department

Is transferring from accounting into the treasury department a good idea?
4/13/20236 minutes, 35 seconds
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ABP #339 - Reconciling Customer Payments

How to make cash receipt reconciliations more effective.
3/23/20237 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Role of a Bookkeeper in an Accounting Department

Differences between the role of a bookkeeper and an accountant
3/2/20234 minutes, 31 seconds
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ABP #337 - Form W-9 Best Practices

How to streamline Form W-9 processing
2/9/20237 minutes, 11 seconds
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ABP #336 - Accounting for Truckers

Key accounting transactions for trucking operations
1/19/20237 minutes, 28 seconds
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ABP #335 - Return to the Formula 1 Accounting World Championships

How our earlier predictions turned out to be true
12/29/20225 minutes, 17 seconds
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ABP #334 - Valuing Intangible Assets

The options available for valuing intangible assets.
12/10/20229 minutes, 58 seconds
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ABP #333 - Accounting for Pass-Through Payments

How to handle pass-through payments to other parties.
11/17/20224 minutes, 44 seconds
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ABP #332 - Intercompany Eliminations

When to use intercompany eliminations
10/29/20226 minutes, 56 seconds
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ABP #331 - Technical Accounting

What is technical accounting?
10/8/20225 minutes, 24 seconds
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ABP #330 - System Conversions

How to handle a complete system conversion
9/15/20228 minutes, 19 seconds
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ABP #329 - The Fixed Asset Policy

What to include in a fixed asset policy
8/27/20227 minutes, 40 seconds
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ABP #328 - Long-Term Cash Flow Forecasts

How to construct a long-term cash flow forecast
8/5/20226 minutes, 1 second
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ABP #327 - Converting to the Accrual Basis

How to convert from the cash basis to the accrual basis of accounting
7/15/20227 minutes, 26 seconds
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ABP #326 - The Formula 1 Accounting World Championships

Can accountants alter Formula 1 results?
6/30/20227 minutes, 34 seconds
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ABP #325 - Special Purpose Acquisition Companies

How a SPAC operates
6/11/20226 minutes, 26 seconds
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ABP #324 - Accounting for Buying Commissions

How to account for commissions paid to an agent
5/26/20224 minutes, 26 seconds
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ABP #323 - The Cost of Goods Sold

What to include in the cost of goods sold
5/5/20226 minutes, 24 seconds
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ABP #322 - Open Book Management

The pros and cons of open book management
4/15/20227 minutes, 16 seconds
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ABP #321 - Accounts Receivable Financing

How it works and when to use it
3/24/20228 minutes, 9 seconds
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ABP #320 - Consulting After the Pandemic

Has the pandemic changed consulting?
3/3/20224 minutes, 51 seconds
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ABP #319 - Bank Feeds

How useful are bank feeds?
2/11/20224 minutes, 27 seconds
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ABP #318 - New Controller Tasks

What to do in your first week as a controller.
1/21/20227 minutes, 22 seconds
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ABP #317 - Accounting for Crypto Mining

Accounting for crypto mining revenue and expenses
12/31/20214 minutes, 5 seconds
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ABP #316 - The Paperless Accounting Office

Best practices for the paperless accounting office
12/10/20217 minutes, 32 seconds
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ABP #315 - The Financial Reporting Manager

How the position varies for public and private companies
11/19/20217 minutes, 8 seconds
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ABP #314 - The Payables Address

How to make a standard payables email address work
10/28/20214 minutes, 44 seconds
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ABP #313 - The Negative Impact of Policies

Why we should not use too many policies
10/8/20215 minutes, 28 seconds
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ABP #312 - Making Accounting Decisions

The process steps for making the right decision
9/17/20218 minutes, 55 seconds
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ABP #311 - How to Check for Accounting Mistakes

The three-step process
8/26/20215 minutes, 41 seconds
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ABP #310 - Performance Targets for Accountants

Why we need quantity and quality measurements
8/5/20216 minutes, 35 seconds
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ABP #309 - Public Utility Accounting

Unique accounting issues
7/15/20218 minutes, 20 seconds
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ABP #308 - Accounting for Non-Fungible Tokens

How to record NFT transactions
6/24/20214 minutes, 13 seconds
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ABP #307 - Accounting for Cryptocurrencies

A new currency called the British Boris?
6/4/20215 minutes, 39 seconds
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ABP #306 - The Payables Clerk

The characteristics of a successful payables clerk.
5/13/20215 minutes, 35 seconds
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ABP #305 - The Billing Clerk

Key performance characteristics of the position
4/23/20216 minutes, 5 seconds
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ABP #304 - The Collections Clerk

Characteristics of the ideal collections person
4/1/20216 minutes, 43 seconds
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ABP #303 - Nonprofit Accounting, Part 2

Unique accounting issues
3/12/20218 minutes, 26 seconds
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ABP #302 - Nonprofit Accounting, Part 1

Unique accounting issues
2/19/20218 minutes, 43 seconds
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ABP #301 - The Solvency Budget

How to predict solvency problems
1/28/20216 minutes, 49 seconds
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ABP #300 - What to do the Rest of the Time

How to structure your spare time
1/7/20218 minutes, 53 seconds
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ABP #299 - The Audit Risk Model

How the model works
12/18/20207 minutes, 42 seconds
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ABP #298 - How to Create a Sales Forecast

The need to go deep on the details
11/27/20208 minutes, 42 seconds
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ABP #297 - Accounting for Art Galleries

Unique accounting issues
11/5/20208 minutes, 53 seconds
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ABP #296 - Types of Business Entities

How to differentiate between them
10/16/20207 minutes, 3 seconds
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ABP #295 - Divestitures

Some issues to consider
9/24/20208 minutes, 46 seconds
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ABP #294 - Health Care Accounting

Unique accounting issues
9/4/20208 minutes, 13 seconds
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ABP #293 - Accounting for Stock-Based Compensation

When to recognize the expense
8/14/20207 minutes, 15 seconds
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ABP #292 - How to Interact with the Auditors

Dealing with a difficult relationship
7/24/20205 minutes, 8 seconds
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ABP #291 - Budget Stress Testing

How to make your budget more rebust
7/2/20208 minutes, 43 seconds
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ABP #290 - Commercial Fishing Operations

Unique accounting issues
6/12/20206 minutes, 48 seconds
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ABP #289 - Economic Indicators

The best indicators to use
5/23/20207 minutes, 33 seconds
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ABP #288 - Environmental Accounting

Disclosures and accounting requirements
4/30/20208 minutes, 30 seconds
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ABP #287 - Pandemics and Business Planning

Suggestions for Improvement
4/9/20208 minutes
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ABP #286 - Accounting for Investments

Recent changes
3/19/20208 minutes
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ABP #285 - The Nonprofit CFO

Things to look out for
2/28/20205 minutes, 37 seconds
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ABP #284 - Economic Nexus

The joys of nationwide sales taxes
2/7/20208 minutes, 26 seconds
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ABP #283 - Form 1099 Compliance

Best practices to consider
1/17/20207 minutes, 38 seconds
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ABP #282 - Key Performance Indicators

Why they should not be reported by accounting
12/26/20196 minutes, 17 seconds
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ABP #281 - A Real Case of Fraud

How to recover from fraud
12/4/20197 minutes, 21 seconds
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ABP #280 - Strategic Planning

The role of accounting and finance
11/14/20197 minutes, 52 seconds
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ABP #279 - Law Firm Accounting

Unique accounting issues
10/27/20199 minutes, 20 seconds
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ABP #278 - Fiduciary Accounting

Rules and reports
10/4/20199 minutes, 27 seconds
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ABP #277 - Governmental Accounting, Part 4

The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
9/13/20199 minutes, 32 seconds
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ABP #276 - Governmental Accounting, Part 3

Budgeting
8/24/20198 minutes, 30 seconds
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ABP #275 - Governmental Accounting, Part 2

The basis of accounting and the measurement focus
8/2/20199 minutes, 13 seconds
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ABP #274 - Governmental Accounting, Part 1

Types of funds
7/12/20198 minutes, 54 seconds
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ABP #273 - Customer Service and the Accounting Department

How to use accounting to enhance the customer service experience
7/2/20198 minutes, 18 seconds
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ABP #272 - Review Engagements

What the auditor does during a review
6/21/20198 minutes, 14 seconds
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ABP #271 - Getting Your Career Back on Track

Some thoughts about what to do
5/30/20198 minutes, 16 seconds
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ABP #270 - Accounting for Software as a Service

Various accounting issues related to SaaS
5/16/20199 minutes, 30 seconds
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ABP #269 - Accounting for Breweries

Unique accounting issues
5/3/20199 minutes, 40 seconds
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ABP #268 - Suggested Readings

What to read outside of the accounting standards
4/13/201912 minutes, 46 seconds
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ABP #267 - Activity-Based Management

An overview
3/23/20198 minutes, 57 seconds
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ABP #266 - Activity-Based Costing

An overview
3/2/20199 minutes, 24 seconds
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ABP #265 - Accounting for Franchises

Unique Accounting issues
2/8/20198 minutes, 3 seconds
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ABP #264 - How to Get Financing from a Bank

How a bank makes lending decisions
1/19/20197 minutes, 29 seconds
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ABP #263 - Accounting Careers

Advice on what to do
12/28/20187 minutes, 51 seconds
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ABP #262 - Purchase Order Clearing

How the process works
12/7/20187 minutes, 18 seconds
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ABP #261 - Accounting for Mining

Unique accounting issues
11/15/20186 minutes, 38 seconds
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ABP #260 - Money Laundering

Tricks of the trade
10/25/20188 minutes, 44 seconds
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ABP #259 - Screening and Interviewing Techniques

Ways to select the best employees
10/6/20187 minutes, 29 seconds
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ABP #258 - Property Management Accounting

Unique accounting issues
9/14/20186 minutes, 32 seconds
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ABP #257 - How to Present Cost Control Information

Improving the effectiveness of your reports
8/24/20187 minutes, 34 seconds
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ABP #256 - How to Derive a Product Cost

Costing issues to be aware of
8/4/20187 minutes, 36 seconds
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ABP #255 - Accounting for Vineyards and Wineries

Unique accounting issues
7/12/20189 minutes, 40 seconds
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ABP #254 - Merger Integration for the Accounting Department

How to conduct the integration
6/22/20189 minutes, 15 seconds
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ABP #253 - Switching from Accounting to Solo Consulting

Issues to be aware of
5/31/20187 minutes, 27 seconds
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ABP #252 - The Compilation Engagement

What the auditor does in a compilation engagement
5/13/20186 minutes, 48 seconds
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ABP #251 - Accounting for Oil and Gas

Unique accounting issues
4/22/20189 minutes, 43 seconds
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ABP #250 - The Burn Rate

Why it can be so unreliable
3/29/20187 minutes, 35 seconds
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ABP #249 - Accounting for Films

Unique accounting issues
3/9/20189 minutes, 42 seconds
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ABP #248 - Revenue Management

Underlying principles of revenue management
2/17/201810 minutes, 1 second
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ABP #247 - Fraud Schemes: Payables

Covers stolen checks, concealed checks, fake invoices, and more
1/28/20188 minutes, 34 seconds
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ABP #246 - Switching from Private to Public Accounting

Issues to consider
1/5/20185 minutes, 56 seconds
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ABP #245 - Fraud Schemes: Inventory

Covers fraud schemes related to collusion, theft, and more
12/18/20177 minutes, 24 seconds
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ABP #244 - The Numismatic Industry

Unique accounting issues for coin resellers
11/23/20175 minutes, 8 seconds
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ABP #243 - The Hotel Industry

Unique accounting issues
11/5/20178 minutes, 6 seconds
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ABP #242 - Crowdfunding

Two new ways to sell shares
10/15/20178 minutes, 16 seconds
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ABP #241 - The Consulting Division of an Audit Firm

What it's like to work in the consulting division
9/22/20178 minutes, 23 seconds
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ABP #240 - Careers that Combine Accounting and IT

The alternatives available
9/1/20177 minutes, 24 seconds
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ABP #239 - Fraud Schemes: Cash

Skimming, fake refunds, receipt alterations, and more
8/13/20178 minutes, 39 seconds
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ABP #238 - The Audit Partner

The skills and attributes of a successful audit partner
7/21/20177 minutes, 45 seconds
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ABP #237 - Artificial Intelligence

How artificial intelligence might impact the accounting department.
6/30/20178 minutes, 18 seconds
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ABP #236 - Automation

How to deal with accounting automation
6/6/20178 minutes, 24 seconds
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ABP #235 - Job Hopping

Things to consider before you switch jobs
5/13/20177 minutes, 1 second
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ABP #234 - How to Find the Right Metrics

Why your current set of measures may not be sufficient, and where to look for more
4/20/20176 minutes, 49 seconds
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ABP #233 - The Casino and Gaming Industry

Unique accounting issues
4/1/201711 minutes, 46 seconds
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ABP #232 - Accounting Ethics

Why ethics can be so difficult for the accountant, and what to do about it
3/10/20179 minutes, 55 seconds
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ABP #231 - Dealing with a Subpoena

What to do when a subpoena arrives
2/18/20177 minutes, 28 seconds
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ABP #230 - Sales and Use Tax Audits

How a tax audit works and how to mitigate its effects
1/28/20177 minutes, 34 seconds
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ABP #229 - Sales and Use Taxes

The intricacies of sales and use taxes
1/6/20179 minutes, 55 seconds
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ABP #228 - The Best Practices Trap

When adding more best practices may not be a good idea
12/20/20166 minutes, 13 seconds
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ABP #227 - Cleaning up Messy Books

The process for straightening out the books
12/2/20167 minutes, 45 seconds
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ABP #226 - The Learning Process

Types of continuous learning
11/19/201610 minutes, 2 seconds
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ABP #225 - The Reserve for Obsolete Inventory

When and how to use the reserve
11/9/20168 minutes, 16 seconds
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ABP #224 - The Construction Industry

Accounting issues faced by contractors
10/23/20169 minutes, 14 seconds
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ABP #223 - New Controller Stories

Lessons learned as a new controller
10/3/20167 minutes, 56 seconds
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ABP #222 - Data Presentation

What is the best way to report performance measurements?
9/16/20168 minutes, 31 seconds
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ABP #221 - How to be a Great New Employee

The core concepts to remember
8/30/20166 minutes, 46 seconds
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ABP #220 - How Many Bank Accounts to Use

Issues to consider
8/10/20168 minutes, 24 seconds
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ABP #219 - The Tax and Audit Career Tracks

What are the differences?
7/22/20166 minutes, 41 seconds
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ABP #218 - Shared Service Centers

7/2/20168 minutes, 30 seconds
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ABP #217 - How to Detect Fraudulent Financial Statements

The techniques to use
6/12/20168 minutes, 5 seconds
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ABP #216 - How to Create Fraudulent Financial Statements

The techniques used
5/25/201611 minutes, 11 seconds
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ABP #215 - Financial Statement Fraud

Why people alter the financial statements
5/6/20167 minutes, 31 seconds
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ABP #214 - Discounted Cash Flows

When to use discounted cash flows analysis, and its advantages and disadvantages
4/16/20168 minutes, 19 seconds
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ABP #213 - The New Lease Accounting Standard

Lease accounting is now more complex
3/25/20167 minutes, 57 seconds
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ABP #212 - The Future of Auditing

Where the industry might be in 10 years
3/13/20168 minutes, 28 seconds
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ABP #211 - Working Capital

How to manage working capital
2/24/20168 minutes, 46 seconds
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ABP #210 - Recovering Lifting Fees and Credit Card Fees

Tips for how to recover transaction fees
2/4/20167 minutes, 18 seconds
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ABP #209 - Process Development for a Fast-Growing Company

When to Upgrade Processes
1/19/20167 minutes, 59 seconds
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ABP #208 - Employee Onboarding

Best practices for assimilating new hires
1/2/20168 minutes, 16 seconds
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ABP #207 - Recruiting for Accountants

Where to search for qualified accountants
12/12/20157 minutes, 43 seconds
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ABP #206 - The CPA Certification for an Older Person

Is it worthwhile?
11/21/20155 minutes, 59 seconds
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ABP #205 - Synthetic FOB Destination

Revenue recognition implications of certain freight terms
10/31/20156 minutes
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ABP #204 - How to Handle Auditors

Managing the Relationship
10/13/20157 minutes, 19 seconds
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ABP #203 - Presenting the Financial Statements

Tips for the CFO
9/26/20158 minutes, 30 seconds
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ABP #202 - High Paying Accounting Jobs

High pay for non-management positions
9/10/20158 minutes, 23 seconds
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ABP #201 - Shipment Cutoff Best Practices

How to ensure that shipments are recorded in the correct period
8/25/20157 minutes, 10 seconds
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ABP #200 - The Revised Lower of Cost or Market Rule

Making the LCM rule even more complex
8/5/20155 minutes, 11 seconds
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ABP #199 - The Year-End Book

Tips for creating a better book
7/18/20157 minutes, 3 seconds
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ABP #198 - Predecessor and Successor Financials

Handling the mid-month financials for both parties
6/27/20157 minutes, 57 seconds
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ABP #197 - How to Prevent Over-Accruals

Keeping a close watch on unused or partial purchase orders
6/9/20156 minutes, 2 seconds
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ABP #196 - Fixed Asset Counting

Which assets to count and how to do it
5/23/20158 minutes, 41 seconds
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ABP #195 - Continuing Education

How to pick accounting courses and books to improve your knowledge
5/6/20159 minutes, 15 seconds
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ABP #194 - The CFO Career Path

The steps to take to become a CFO
4/17/20157 minutes, 49 seconds
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ABP #193 - Spreadsheet Errors

How to clean up accounting spreadsheets
3/27/20157 minutes, 47 seconds
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ABP #192 - Cycle Counting

How to install a cycle counting program
3/14/20159 minutes, 7 seconds
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ABP #191 - The Elimination of Extraordinary Items

Why the elimination of extraordinary items is good, and why we should delete other reporting, as well
2/21/20157 minutes, 31 seconds
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ABP #190 - The Intern Experience

The specifics of being an accounting intern
1/29/20155 minutes, 50 seconds
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ABP #189 - Accounting for Acquired Intangible Assets

The option to not recognize certain intangible assets
1/9/20155 minutes, 58 seconds
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ABP #188 - Advising Management

How to make your case for business improvements
12/21/20146 minutes, 56 seconds
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ABP #187 - Cash Forecasting Accuracy

Tips for a higher level of prediction accuracy
11/27/20147 minutes, 32 seconds
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ABP #186 - Inventory Variances

Inventory monitoring for difficult inventory items
11/6/20148 minutes, 23 seconds
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ABP #185 - Going Concern Disclosures

The new requirement to disclose a going concern issue
10/16/20147 minutes, 45 seconds
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ABP #184 - Accounting Internships

Tips for getting an internship
9/25/20149 minutes, 1 second
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ABP #183 - Materiality

How to decide whether an error is material
9/5/20147 minutes, 47 seconds
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ABP #182 - Accounting Updates

Where to look for the latest accounting standard updates
8/17/20145 minutes, 50 seconds
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ABP #181 - Accounting in a Startup Company

The accounting challenges in a startup organization.
7/24/20148 minutes, 33 seconds
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ABP #180 - Training and Motivation

When to provide training and how to motivate the staff
7/4/20148 minutes, 43 seconds
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ABP #179 - The New Revenue Recognition Standard

Revenue recognition for contracts with customers
6/15/20149 minutes, 34 seconds
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ABP #178 - Segregation of Duties

How to segregate accounting duties in a small business
5/22/20147 minutes, 59 seconds
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ABP #177 - Freight In and Freight Out

How to account for freight
5/1/20146 minutes, 34 seconds
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ABP #176 - Expectations for a Staff Accountant

What a manager expects from a staff accountant
4/14/20147 minutes, 56 seconds
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ABP #175 - Goodwill Amortization

The new accounting standard that allows goodwill amortization
3/22/20146 minutes, 49 seconds
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ABP #174 - Figuring out Undocumented Processes

How to gain an understanding of undocumented controls and processes
3/1/20147 minutes, 7 seconds
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ABP #173 - Bragg's Laws of Accounting

A look at underlying patterns that govern accounting behavior
2/7/20145 minutes, 31 seconds
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ABP #172 - Accruals and Deferrals

Tips on proper use of accruals and deferrals
1/21/201410 minutes
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ABP #171 - Collection Controls

How to maximize cash from collections
12/28/20137 minutes, 21 seconds
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ABP #170 - Treasury Controls

Controls for wire transfers, investments, and loans
12/14/20137 minutes, 52 seconds
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ABP #169 - Controls for Petty Cash

How to reduce the risk of petty cash losses
11/30/20137 minutes, 34 seconds
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ABP #168 - Accounts Reconciliation

Tips on how to improve the reconciliation of accounts
11/12/20137 minutes, 47 seconds
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ABP #167 - Changing Careers into Accounting

The pitfalls and possibilities of changing careers
10/26/20137 minutes, 26 seconds
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ABP #166 - Whose Accounting System to use in an Acquisition

How much systems integration is necessary?
10/5/20138 minutes, 44 seconds
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ABP #165 - How to Set Up An Accounting Department

The incremental approach to organizational upgrades
9/12/201310 minutes, 48 seconds
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ABP #164 - Wage Surveys, Specialty Certifications, and the MBA Degree

Advice regarding training for your accounting career
8/22/20139 minutes, 24 seconds
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ABP #163 - The Chart of Accounts

Problems with the chart of accounts and account code structure
8/2/20139 minutes, 45 seconds
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ABP #162 - The CMA and CPA Certifications

Whether to obtain an accounting certification, and which one to pursue.
7/12/20138 minutes, 33 seconds
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ABP #161 - When to Write a Procedure

Guidelines for when to write a procedure
6/29/20137 minutes, 9 seconds
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ABP #160 - The Soft Close

When to use a soft close, and to what extent it should be used
6/7/20138 minutes, 45 seconds
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ABP #159 - The Liquidation Basis of Accounting

Accounting for a business when it is about to be liquidated
5/17/20136 minutes, 18 seconds
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ABP #158 - Intercompany Accounting

Bob Poley discusses the mechanics of intercompany accounting
4/28/20139 minutes, 14 seconds
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ABP #157 - The Senior Accountant

Why not to use the senior accountant title
4/6/20135 minutes, 48 seconds
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ABP #156 - Changes in CPE

The effect of new rule changes on continuing professional education for CPAs
3/16/20139 minutes, 44 seconds
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ABP #155 - Reporting of Other Comprehensive Income Reclassifications

A new standard has been released that addresses how reclassified other comprehensive income items are to be reported
2/23/20135 minutes, 36 seconds
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ABP #154 - Managing in Financial Adversity, Part 4

How not to cut expenses
2/2/20138 minutes, 19 seconds
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ABP #153 - Managing in Financial Adversity, Part 3

Focusing on cost reduction through cost objects
1/12/20138 minutes, 30 seconds
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ABP #152 - Changes to Other Comprehensive Income

Dr. Philipp Schaberl discusses required changes to the reporting of other comprehensive income
12/24/20128 minutes, 2 seconds
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ABP #151 - Managing in Financial Adversity, Part 2

Making decisions when the business model changes
12/12/20128 minutes, 46 seconds
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ABP #150 - Managing in Financial Adversity, Part 1

How to spot valid cost reductions
11/19/20128 minutes, 33 seconds
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ABP #149 - Volunteering Overseas as an Accountant

A conversation with Neil Jennings, CEO of Accounting for International Development
11/7/201212 minutes, 13 seconds
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ABP #148 - Best Practices for Accounting Reports

How to refine the use of accounting reports
10/18/20128 minutes, 11 seconds
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ABP #147 - Net Present Value Analysis

Issues to be aware of when using net present value analysis
9/30/20129 minutes, 30 seconds
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ABP #146 - Intangible Asset Impairment Testing

A GAAP rules change for testing intangible assets
9/6/20125 minutes, 10 seconds
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ABP #145 - Capital Budgeting with Minimal Cash

How to earn the largest return on a small cash investment
8/18/20126 minutes, 25 seconds
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ABP #144 - Evaluating Capital Budgeting Proposals

Questions to ask when you evaluate a capital budgeting proposal
7/27/20127 minutes, 23 seconds
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ABP #143 - Supply Chain Financing

Kyriba's Bob Stark discusses supply chain financing
7/6/201212 minutes, 44 seconds
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ABP #142 - The Dividing Line Between Treasury and Accounting

Who should supervise payables, credit and collections
6/15/20128 minutes, 56 seconds
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ABP #141 - The Value Proposition

How to create a valuable value proposition for investor relations
5/25/20127 minutes, 53 seconds
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ABP #140 - The Cost Accountant Position

The correct structure of the cost accountant position
5/4/20128 minutes
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ABP #139 - A Lean System for Fixed Assets

How to reduce resource usage when accounting for fixed assets
4/13/20127 minutes, 35 seconds
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ABP #138 - A Lean System for Accounts Payable

How to spend less time on accounts payable processing
3/23/20127 minutes, 38 seconds
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ABP #137 - A Lean System for Cash Receipts

Operating cash receipts with minimal resources
2/28/20127 minutes, 45 seconds
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ABP #136 - Goodwill Impairment Testing

Changes in the rules for the testing of goodwill for impairment
2/8/20126 minutes, 44 seconds
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ABP #135 - Fine Tuning Your Control System

Techniques for customizing your control system
1/19/201210 minutes, 50 seconds
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ABP #134 - Adding Value to Internal Audits

Methods for increasing the results of internal audits
1/3/20127 minutes, 59 seconds
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ABP #133 - Accounting for Marketing Costs

How to account for various types of marketing costs
12/16/20117 minutes, 10 seconds
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ABP #132 - Consolidation Software

What to look for in consolidation software
11/27/20117 minutes, 6 seconds
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ABP #131 - Operating without a Budget

Alternatives to using a budget
11/4/201110 minutes, 52 seconds
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ABP #130 - The Problems with Budgeting

Why a budget can be bad for your business
10/15/20119 minutes, 8 seconds
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ABP #129 - Streamlining Payroll, Part IV

Payroll improvement implementation issues.
9/24/20119 minutes, 39 seconds
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ABP #128 - Streamlining Payroll, Part III

Improving payroll calculations and paying employees
9/2/20119 minutes, 37 seconds
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ABP #127 - Streamlining Payroll, Part II

How to automate payroll data entry and reduce the number of payroll deductions
8/11/20119 minutes, 1 second
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ABP #126 - Streamlining Payroll, Part I

How to reduce the amount of payroll data entry
7/15/20119 minutes, 16 seconds
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ABP #125 - Refinancing Debt

Things to consider before you refinance debt
6/24/20117 minutes, 26 seconds
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ABP #124 - Lender Relations

Ways to improve the relationship with your lender
6/4/20117 minutes, 43 seconds
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ABP #123 - The Controller Position

The many variations on the controller position
5/13/20118 minutes, 5 seconds
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ABP #122 - Fixed Asset Disposals

A few issues to consider before you dispose of that fixed asset
4/20/20117 minutes, 51 seconds
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ABP #121 - April 1st Podcast

The FASB gets a sponsor, accounting for drug runners, and putting the clergy on your board of directors.
4/1/201116 minutes, 2 seconds
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ABP #120 - Obtaining Shareholder Votes

The difficulty of electing directors under NYSE Rule 452
3/17/20116 minutes, 48 seconds
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ABP #119 - Overhead Allocation the Easy Way

How to simplify your overhead allocation calculations
2/26/20116 minutes, 11 seconds
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ABP #118 - Building Customer Relationships

National Signing Day... and building relations with customers
2/4/20116 minutes, 39 seconds
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ABP #117 - Cost Variability

The circumstances under which costs can change
1/15/20119 minutes, 57 seconds
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ABP #116 - Disclosing Pro Forma Information About Acquisitions

New rules about disclosing pro forma information for business combinations
12/24/20105 minutes, 16 seconds
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ABP #115 - Reporting of Pension Loans

The reporting of loans to participants by defined contribution pension plans
12/5/20103 minutes, 47 seconds
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ABP #114 - Free Accounting Software

Outright CEO Kevin Reeth discusses their free accounting software
11/12/20107 minutes, 2 seconds
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ABP #113 - Employee Spend Management Systems

Concur's Chris Juneau discusses employee spend management systems
10/22/201012 minutes, 17 seconds
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ABP #112 - The Transition from Auditing to Industry

The pitfalls of switching careers from auditing to industry
10/18/20108 minutes, 44 seconds
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ABP #111 - Variance Analysis and Horizontal Analysis

Why you should use horizontal analysis instead of variance analysis
10/2/20108 minutes, 8 seconds
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ABP #110 - The National Investor Relations Institute

CEO Jeffrey Morgan discusses the role of the National Investor Relations Institute, as well as current investor relation issues.
9/7/201013 minutes, 53 seconds
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ABP #109 - GAAP vs. IFRS for Fixed Assets

The fixed asset accounting differences under GAAP and IFRS
8/16/20106 minutes, 48 seconds
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ABP #108 - XBRL Tagging

Patrick Quinlan, CEO of Rivet Software, discusses XBRL tagging
7/26/20107 minutes, 1 second
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ABP #107 - The Milestone Method

How to recognize revenue under the milestone method
7/15/20106 minutes, 8 seconds
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ABP #106 - GAAP vs. IFRS for Inventory

The inventory accounting differences under GAAP and IFRS
6/24/20108 minutes, 2 seconds
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ABP #105 - Revenue Recognition for Multiple Deliverable Arrangements

John Carroll University's Professor Jerry Weinstein discusses recent changes in the standards for multiple deliverable arrangements.
6/4/20107 minutes, 57 seconds
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ABP #104 - A Conversation with the PCAOB's Joseph St. Denis

A conversation with Joseph St. Denis, Director of the PCAOB's Office of Research and Analysis
5/18/201013 minutes, 6 seconds
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ABP #103 - Cost Reduction Analysis

The right way to reduce expenses
4/30/20108 minutes, 43 seconds
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ABP #102 - The Fund Raising Road Show

The mechanics of a fund raising road show
4/10/201010 minutes, 28 seconds
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ABP #101 - Accounting Troubles at Lehman Brothers

The accounting shenanigans that contributed to the downfall of Lehman Brothers
3/22/201021 minutes, 49 seconds
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ABP #100 - A Look Back at the Podcast

How the Accounting Best Practices show is recorded, and how it has changed over time
3/4/20107 minutes, 31 seconds
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ABP #99 - The Non-Deal Road Show

Why you do non-deal road shows, and how to survive them
2/13/20108 minutes, 54 seconds
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ABP #98 - Dealing with Investment Bankers

What an investment banker does, what he costs, and how to spot a good one
1/23/20108 minutes, 49 seconds
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ABP #97 - Recording Revenue at Gross or Net

How to decide if you should record revenue at gross or net
1/5/20108 minutes, 32 seconds
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ABP #96 - Recording Reimbursed Expenses as Revenue

Recording reimbursed expenses as revenue, and why this is a bad idea
12/12/20096 minutes, 22 seconds
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ABP #95 - Rule 10b5-1 Trading Plans

Setting up a trading plan under Rule 10b5-1
11/22/20095 minutes, 40 seconds
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ABP #94 - Rule 144

How to sell restricted stock using Rule 144
10/29/20097 minutes, 35 seconds
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ABP #93 - Stock Registrations

Registering stock with Forms S-1, S-3, and S-8; plus shelf registrations
10/10/200911 minutes, 36 seconds
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ABP #92 - The Product Cancellation Decision

How to decide which products should be cancelled
9/19/20098 minutes, 9 seconds
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ABP #91 - FASB Statement 165, Subsequent Events

A review of FASB Statement 165, Subsequent Events
8/29/20095 minutes, 29 seconds
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ABP #90 - Regulation A Stock Sales

How to use the Regulation A exemption to raise funds in smaller amounts
8/6/20097 minutes, 40 seconds
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ABP #89 - Regulation D Stock Sales

How to use the Regulation D exemption to raise funds from accredited investors
7/19/20098 minutes, 4 seconds
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ABP #88 - Types of Acquisitions

Type A, B, and C reorganizations, triangular mergers, and reverse triangular mergers
6/27/20098 minutes, 8 seconds
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ABP #87 - The CFO Position

A discussion of the CFO's primary responsibilities, and what not to do.
6/6/20098 minutes, 57 seconds
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ABP #86 - Credit Best Practices

Setting up a credit policy and administering it
5/27/20098 minutes, 55 seconds
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ABP #85 - The Acquisition Term Sheet

Why a term sheet is useful, and its typical contents
5/6/20097 minutes, 44 seconds
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ABP #84 - Taking a Company Private

The process for going private, and some pitfalls
4/15/20098 minutes, 50 seconds
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ABP #83 - Accounting from Home

How the accounting department can work from home
3/29/20098 minutes, 11 seconds
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ABP #82 - Accounts Payable Matching

Various techniques for handling accounts payable matching
3/7/20097 minutes, 37 seconds
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ABP #81 - Accounts Payable Best Practices

Ways to improve the efficiency of your accounts payable operation
2/14/20098 minutes, 58 seconds
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ABP #80 - Acquisition Due Diligence

Key items to look for in a due diligence review
1/25/20098 minutes, 19 seconds
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ABP #79 - Analyst Relations

How to deal with the outside analyst
1/3/20098 minutes, 52 seconds
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ABP #78 - Controls for Financial Statements

Describes the controls that can be used during the creation of financial statements
12/14/20088 minutes, 14 seconds
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ABP #77 - Fast Close for the Public Company

How to issue financial reports to the SEC as fast as possible
11/23/20088 minutes, 50 seconds
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ABP #76 - Budgeting Controls

Possible controls to install for your budgeting system
11/2/20088 minutes, 35 seconds
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ABP #75 - Acquisition Valuation

How to compile a value for a target acquisition
10/12/200810 minutes, 3 seconds
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ABP #74 - Short Sellers

How to deal with short sellers
9/21/20087 minutes, 47 seconds
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ABP #73 - Billing Best Practices

Some techniques for creating and issuing better invoices
8/31/20088 minutes, 23 seconds
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ABP #72 - Office Work Flow

How to streamline your office
8/10/20088 minutes, 42 seconds
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ABP #71 - Budget Model Improvements

How to improve the accuracy and reliability of your budget model
7/20/20089 minutes, 31 seconds
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ABP #70 - Breakeven Analysis and the Margin of Safety

How to use (and not use) breakeven analysis and the margin of safety
6/29/20088 minutes, 46 seconds
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ABP #69 - Investor Relations: Listing on an Exchange

The mechanics of how to list on a major national stock exchange
6/8/20089 minutes, 53 seconds
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ABP #68 - Tax Technology

Greg Prow, CEO of Planitax, discusses tax technology
5/29/200820 minutes, 58 seconds
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ABP #67 - Value Stream Mapping

How to construct a value stream mapping chart, and how it can be used to improve a process
5/18/20087 minutes, 43 seconds
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ABP #66 - Obsolete Inventory

How to locate and dispose of obsolete inventory
4/27/20088 minutes, 5 seconds
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ABP #65 - Responsibility Accounting

How to implement responsibility accounting within your organization
4/5/20087 minutes, 48 seconds
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ABP #64 - Business Combinations, SFAS 141R

How business combinations are affected by the new SFAS 141R accounting standard
3/20/200811 minutes, 11 seconds
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ABP #63 - Investor Relations: Guidance

When to issue guidance, and what information to reveal
3/9/20089 minutes, 24 seconds
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ABP #62 - Accounting Standards Codification

The Financial Accounting Standards Board has overhauled the coding structure for GAAP
2/23/20087 minutes, 48 seconds
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ABP #61 - Business Valuation

Denise Curd discusses business valuation and SFAS 141R
2/11/200811 minutes, 10 seconds
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ABP #60 - Profit Recovery: Vendor Relationship Auditing

How to pursue recoveries from suppliers
1/27/200810 minutes, 56 seconds
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ABP #59 - Lean Accounting

Dick Crandall explains lean accounting, and where it can be used
1/27/200811 minutes, 7 seconds
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ABP #58 - Investor Relations: Forward-Looking Statements

How to use safe harbor clauses when making forward-looking statements
1/21/20087 minutes, 32 seconds
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ABP #57 - Target Costing

How target costing can improve your product margins
1/13/20089 minutes, 29 seconds
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ABP #56 - Inventory Record Accuracy

How to create a highly accurate inventory record keeping system
12/30/200711 minutes, 23 seconds
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ABP #55 - Targeted Collections

Steve discusses how to allocate work to maximize collections.
12/15/200711 minutes
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ABP #54 - Payroll Cycles

Steve discusses how to select the best payroll cycle.
12/1/20075 minutes, 25 seconds
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ABP #53 - Best Practices Problem Avoidance

Steve discusses a variety of accounting best practices implementation issues, and how to avoid them.
11/18/20079 minutes, 49 seconds
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ABP #52 - Profit Recovery: Internal Auditing

Steve interviews Rich Lanza about using the internal audit staff for profit recovery purposes.
11/3/20079 minutes, 10 seconds
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ABP #51 - Accounting Technology: Data Analysis Software

 Steve interviews Carolyn Newman, president of Audimation Services, Inc., about IDEA data analysis software.
10/20/200710 minutes, 21 seconds
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ABP #50 - Standards: Convergence

Steve discusses accounting standards convergence with international accounting standards expert Barry Epstein.
10/6/20079 minutes, 4 seconds
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ABP #49 - Standards: Fair Value

Steve interviews Ralph Nach about FASB Statements 157 and 159, which cover fair value measurements and the fair value option.
9/23/20079 minutes, 40 seconds
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ABP #48 - Profit Recovery: Overview

Steve interviews Rich Lanza about the mechanics of the profit recovery process.
9/9/20079 minutes, 51 seconds
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ABP #47 - Throughput Accounting, Part 5 (Controls)

Steve discusses the types of controls to use for throughput accounting.
9/2/20078 minutes, 9 seconds
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ABP #46 - Throughput Accounting, Part 4 (Financial Analysis)

Steve discusses the implications of using throughput concepts on a series of financial analysis scenarios.
8/19/20079 minutes, 10 seconds
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ABP #45 - Throughput Accounting, Part 3 (Capital Budgeting)

Steve describes how throughput accounting concepts alter the capital budgeting process.
8/5/20079 minutes, 22 seconds
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ABP #44 - Throughput Accounting, Part 2 (Bottleneck Management)

Steve discusses how to manage a bottleneck operation in order to increase the level of throughput achieved.
7/21/20079 minutes, 4 seconds
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ABP #43 - Throughput Accounting, Part 1 (Basics)

Steve discusses the drum-buffer-rope aspects of constraint management, as well as the sprint capacity and throughput concepts.
7/4/200710 minutes, 5 seconds
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ABP #42 - Accounting Technology, Part 5 (PDF Invoices)

Steve discusses how to create PDF versions of customer invoices, and how this can reduce collection problems.
6/23/20077 minutes, 1 second
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ABP #41 - Accounting Technology, Part 4 (Remote Bank Deposits)

Steve discusses how to use a check scanner to send electronic check payments to the bank.
6/8/20076 minutes, 30 seconds
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ABP #40 - Accounting Technology, Part 3 (Biometric Time Clocks)

Steve discusses time clocks that incorporate fingerprint scanners and hand shape readers, and in what situations they are most useful.
5/28/20076 minutes, 12 seconds
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ABP #39 - Accounting Technology, Part 2 (Timekeeping by Telephone)

Steve interviews Mark Nickson, President of Telliris, about timekeeping by telephone.
5/12/200717 minutes, 2 seconds
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ABP #38 - Accounting Technology, Part 1 (Automatic Cash Application)

Steve interviews Joshua Burnett, CEO of 9ci, Inc., about automatic cash application systems.
4/26/200717 minutes, 22 seconds
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ABP #37 - Forensic Accounting Investigations, and Logistics Metrics

Steve interviews Ms. Mona Clayton, Partner at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, about forensic accounting investigations, and also discusses logistics measurements.
4/14/200724 minutes, 18 seconds
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ABP #36 - The Universal Payment Identification Code, and Sales Metrics

Steve interviews Ms. Rossana Salaris, Senior VP of The Clearinghouse Payments Company, about their Universal Payment Identification Code, and also discusses sales measurements.
4/1/200712 minutes, 49 seconds
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ABP #35 - Recovery Auditing and Accounting Metrics

Steve interviews Rich Lanza about profit leaks and recovery auditing, and also discusses metrics for the accounting department.
3/17/200725 minutes, 8 seconds
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ABP #34 - Fraud Deterrence

Steve interviews Harry Cendrowski, co-author of The Fraud Deterrence Handbook and president of Cendrowski Selecky PC, about fraud deterrence.
3/8/200724 minutes, 56 seconds
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ABP #33 - Acquiring a Public Shell Company

Ralph Nach interviews Steve Bragg about acquiring a public shell company.
3/4/200720 minutes, 1 second
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ABP #32 - Metrics (Part 7, ROI) and Accounting Run Charts

Mark Polino (from Transit Television Network) discusses accounting run charts, and Steve covers return on investment measurements.
2/19/200714 minutes, 50 seconds
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ABP #31 - Metrics (Part 6, Operating Performance)

Steve discusses operating performance measurements.
2/4/20076 minutes, 40 seconds
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ABP #30 - Metrics (Part 5, Asset Utilization) and New 2007 Accounting Standards

Steve interviews Ralph Nach regarding upcoming accounting standards in 2007, and discusses asset utilization measurements.
1/22/200722 minutes, 33 seconds
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ABP #29 - Metrics (Part 4, Cash Flow), and Excel Risk Mitigation

Steve interviews Rich Lanza regarding how to locate Excel spreadsheet errors, and discusses cash flow measurements.
1/14/200716 minutes, 9 seconds
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ABP #28 - Metrics (Part 3, Liquidity) and a Review of Accounting in 2006

Steve interviews Ralph Nach regarding accounting in the year 2006, and discusses liquidity measurements.
1/7/200717 minutes, 34 seconds
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ABP #27 - Metrics (Part 2, Inventory) and the Risk Assessment Suite (Part 2)

Steve interviews Ralph Nach regarding the risk assessment suite (part 2) and discusses inventory measurements.
12/24/200619 minutes, 48 seconds
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ABP #26 - Metrics (Part 1, Payroll) and the Risk Assessment Suite (Part 1)

Steve interviews Ralph Nach regarding the risk assessment suite and discusses payroll measurements.
12/9/200617 minutes, 8 seconds
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ABP #25 - The Fast Close (Part 10)

Steve discusses how to improve the speed of the close by compressing the billing process.
11/26/20065 minutes, 50 seconds
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ABP #24 - The Fast Close (Part 9)

Steve discusses how to accelerate several payroll closing activities.
11/18/20065 minutes, 29 seconds
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ABP #23 - The Fast Close (Part 8)

Steve discusses how to improve the closing process by increasing inventory record accuracy.
11/6/20067 minutes, 46 seconds
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ABP #22 - The Fast Close (Part 7)

Steve discusses how to improve the speed of your close by altering the payables process.
10/23/20066 minutes, 59 seconds
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ABP #21 - The Fast Close (Part 6)

Steve discusses how to manage journal entries in order to achieve a faster close.
10/8/20066 minutes, 50 seconds
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ABP #20 - The Fast Close (Part 5)

Steve discusses how to restructure the financial statements in order to improve the speed of the closing process.
9/25/20066 minutes, 4 seconds
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ABP #19 - The Fast Close (Part 4)

Steve discusses how centralizing the accounting function improves the speed of the closing process.
9/8/20068 minutes, 5 seconds
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ABP #18 - The Fast Close (Part 3)

Steve discusses how to close the books fast by shifting work into the preceding month.
8/23/20067 minutes, 29 seconds
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ABP #17 - The Fast Close (Part 2)

Steve discusses how to create a fast close (part 2).
8/13/20066 minutes, 53 seconds
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ABP #16 - The Fast Close (Part 1)

Steve discusses how to shift closing activities into the preceding month (part 1).
7/29/20069 minutes, 25 seconds
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ABP #15 - Controls for Fixed Assets

Steve discusses controls for fixed assets.
7/15/200611 minutes, 12 seconds
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ABP #14 - Controls for Payroll

Steve discusses payroll controls for both manual and computerized systems.
7/15/200614 minutes, 13 seconds
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ABP #13 - Controls for Accounts Payable

Steve discusses accounts payable controls for both manual and computerized systems.
7/14/200613 minutes, 18 seconds
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ABP #12 - Controls for Cash Receipts

Steve discusses controls for collections and cash receipts.
7/13/20068 minutes, 19 seconds
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ABP #11 - Controls for Billing

Steve discusses billing controls for both manual and computerized systems.
7/11/200611 minutes, 23 seconds
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ABP #10 - Controls for Shipping

Steve discusses controls for shipping.
7/10/20066 minutes, 53 seconds
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ABP #9 - Controls for Production

Steve discusses controls for production.
7/10/200611 minutes, 3 seconds
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ABP #8 - Controls for Inventory

Steve discusses controls for inventory.
7/8/200613 minutes, 30 seconds
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ABP #7 - Controls for Receiving

Steve discusses controls for receiving.
7/8/200613 minutes, 38 seconds
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ABP #6 - Controls for Expense Reports

Steve discusses controls for expense reports.
7/6/20066 minutes, 7 seconds
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ABP #5 - Controls for Purchase Orders

Steve discusses controls for purchase orders.
7/6/20068 minutes, 12 seconds
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ABP #4 - Controls for Procurement Cards

Steve discusses controls for procurement cards.
7/4/200611 minutes, 21 seconds
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ABP #3 - Controls for the Credit Department

Steve discusses controls for the credit department.
7/3/200610 minutes, 18 seconds
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ABP #2 - Controls for Order Entry, Part 2

Steve discusses controls for a computerized order entry system.
7/3/20068 minutes, 16 seconds
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ABP #1 - Controls for Order Entry, Part 1

Steve discusses controls for a manual order entry system.
7/1/200611 minutes, 16 seconds