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Why You Need a Quality of Earnings Report

By Jillian Bergman / April 14, 2021 / 0 Comments

Buying or selling a business can be an exciting, yet stressful, process. The seller may have dedicated a large part of their time, effort, and energy to growing a business they’re now saying goodbye to. Buyers are typically focused on a long list of due diligence items to ensure they can negotiate a fair price… Read More »

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Audit vs. Quality of Earnings Report

By Jillian Bergman / April 5, 2021 / 0 Comments

If you are buying or investing in a business, you may feel a level of comfort knowing that the target company has audited financial statements. However, relying solely on those financial statements can be risky. What if the financial statements include significant nonrecurring revenues, lower-than-average expenses, or overly aggressive accounting policies that inflate the company’s… Read More »

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Pandemic Parenting: A New Frontier for Working Parents

By Jillian Bergman / November 23, 2020 / 0 Comments

Day 245: After ending yet another Zoom call, I notice the house is unusually quiet. My second-grade son, who shares my desk in our home office, has stepped out of the room but left his school-issued iPad. As I approach my kids’ rooms, I can hear my husband on a call in the guest room… Read More »

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Where Did My Revenue Go?

By Jillian Bergman / June 6, 2017 / 0 Comments

The elation of acquiring a company can end abruptly when you realize your company will never get a chance to recognize a significant portion of the acquired company’s pre-acquisition deferred revenue.

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A Case for Adequate Accounting Staffing: How minimizing this department can cost public companies

By Jillian Bergman / April 26, 2016 / 0 Comments

The MHR case is the latest in a series of enforcement cases involving ICFR, and it emphasizes the point that the existence of a material weakness as of a particular date does not hinge upon on whether a material misstatement actually occurs.

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