While CFOs keep watch over Washington, the time to prepare for tax changes has already arrived.
,

Changing tax policy only adds to CFO headaches

CFOs can leverage outsourced accounting partners to stay agile and strategic, even in an uncertain policy environment.
Many CFOs become stuck under a budget that's too focused on the past and not forward-thinking.
,

How CFOs utilize the best budgeting methods

For too many businesses, a strict budget is holding them back from realizing their true growth potential.
Putting the right people and processes to work means making every investment count.
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CFOs can't do it alone - finance solutions for a new era

How can CFOs keep up with daily demands while also moving the needle on the business as a whole?
Intacct icon
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Accounting Industry Insights by Consero Global

This blog was originally posted on Intacct.com We recently…
Convincing investors to believe in an idea for a startup is a tall task, but keeping them engaged and excited several months or years down the road may be just as challenging.
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3 keys to a solid investor reporting philosophy

Convincing investors to believe in an idea for a startup is a tall task, but keeping them engaged and excited several months or years down the road may be just as challenging.
In the modern private equity landscape, entrepreneurs need to create and lead leaner organizations poised for growth.
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Is your seed-stage finance strategy stuck in the past?

In the modern private equity landscape, entrepreneurs need to create and lead leaner organizations poised for growth.
Financial visibility and transparency is an essential growth factor for any business, particularly seed- and growth-stage companies.
, ,

Transparency and visibility in accounting: What it means and why it matters

Financial visibility and transparency an essential growth factor for any business, particularly seed- and growth-stage companies.
Finding the measures that make the difference in investor pitches.
, ,

KPIs seed investors look for in a company

What makes the difference between a win and a pass from financiers is quantifiable proof that a company seeking seed funding has a viable model and a competitive edge.
Reducing execution risk means setting a company on a path to achieve its plans for growth.
, ,

You have a growth strategy - how do you execute it?

Reducing execution risk means setting a company on a path to achieve its plans for growth.
Your finance team should be helping your organization work better rather than slowing it down.
, , ,

Is finance adding value or just consuming time?

To drive a seed or growth-stage business forward, it's essential to adopt a forward-thinking finance strategy.
Austin Tech Council
,

Poor Finance Puts Your Valuation At Risk

This blog post was originally posted on Austin Technology…
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Board Advisor - Boston

About Consero: Consero Global provides a comprehensive financial…
Jason Pulsifer

4 Ways Finance & Administration Can Increase Your Company’s Valuation

You’ve launched your venture, survived due diligence and raised…
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Do You Have Financial Visibility on the Direction of Your Company?

As the leader of your company, it is your job to make sure…
Intacct icon
, ,

Intacct Honors Consero with 2016 President’s Club Distinction

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Aug. 11, 2016 – Intacct, the customer…
Austin Tech Council

Four Challenges Companies Face With Their Finance Teams

This blog post was originally posted on Austin Technology Council's…
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Does Your Finance and Accounting Drive Growth and Profitability?

Most small businesses do not understand what finance should…
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Analyst

Experience and Education Requirements: B.Com / M.Com / MBA…
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Financial Analyst

Experience and Education Requirements: CA / CPA / MBA …
Consero-Logo

Senior Financial Analyst

Experience and Education Requirements: CA / CPA / CFA /…
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Assistant Manager

Experience and Education Requirements: CA/CWA/CPA/MBA …
BAnana

Four Financial Pitfalls That Derail SMB Companies

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Businesses may understand what their clients and customers need, but cannot sustain consistent growth without a complete, continuously updated financial picture. We’ve seen this happen time and time again; even a business that can overcome challenges and obstacles to deliver a great product cannot survive for the long term without financial acumen. I’m a glass half-full kind of guy, but I do think there are four primary financial concerns that cause small- and medium-size businesses (SMBs) to fail:
Freedom-to-focus

Are You Free?

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“Free my mind” said the CEO, responding to my question of what was wanted from finance and accounting. How could a CEO’s powerful intellect be held hostage? What would free the CEO’s mind? “Receiving insightful financial information without thinking about accounting” was the response.
Finance-Meeting
,

Why More Private Equity Firms are Developing Shared Services in Finance & Accounting

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With investment firms still looking to deploy large amounts of money, competition for deals continues to be fierce.  For firms actively looking for new investments, displaying true value add is becoming paramount as a differentiator in the deal cycle. Additionally, with deals becoming more expensive, firms need to find ways to improve total return once an investment is made.
7-deadly-sins-of-financial-management

Infographic: 7 Deadly Sins of Financial Management

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Minding the books while gathering new insights from financial data to drive business growth is a struggle for every company. Here are 7 resolutions to keeping your books sin-free in the coming year. click on the image below for full size.
robert alvarez headshot
,

Robert, Alvarez, Superstar CFO: Consero Helped Clear the Way

By any measure, Robert Alvarez, CFO of BigCommerce.com, is a…
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Finance Tips for Small and Midsized Firms

Small and midsize business owners don't lack drive and determination…
Fortune-Logo

Grow the Right Way

Not all small-business owners intend to stay small forever, but…
Losing Money Piggy
,

Consero Answers: How To Get Paid in Full

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Its one of the most gut-wrenching moments for any business owner or executive (and we have all been there!) – the moment when you realize that revenue from a job or a sale was less than it should have been … and through nobody’s fault but your own. Any small or midsize business looking to survive for the long haul must make sure that it gets paid full value for the product or service it provides. Yet in many SMBs, simple human error often results in a revenue pipeline with more holes than a sprinkler hose.
Financial Reporting Pic

Consero Answers: Why Can't I Get Good Financial Reporting?

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Is your company flying blind? Timely, reliable financial reports are the eyes and ears of effective decision-making. Without good data, it’s impossible to hammer out a winning business strategy. You can’t be sure that your company is truly creating value, the only ticket to long-term growth and prosperity.
Finance Metrics 2
,

How Does Your Finance Function Stack Up? 4 Indispensable Metrics

/
Ask the CEO or CFO of any small or midsize business if there are ways they could improve their finance function, and chances are you’ll hear something like: “We run pretty lean.” Look around the offices of the finance department, and you’ll find plenty of evidence to back that up. Everyone is busy, no question, and staffers will often tell you they’re stretched to the max to get everything done.
Performance Assessment 3

Are a lack of financial controls costing you money? Take the Consero Performance Assessment.

/
Poor financial controls can create significant waste, fraud, or decreased credit rating – yet it happens to thousands of businesses every year. A sound internal control environment is the foundation from which a corporate finance function can be relied upon to protect and report on the company’s cash and general financial position. Unfortunately many small and mid-market companies have completely inadequate controls due to the perceived expense and skill-set required to establish a strong internal control environment proper ones, leaving them exposed to several risks including:
Cashflow
,

How To Create a Cash Flow Forecast

/
Predicting future cash flow plays a critical role in maintaining the company’s health, and yet many small businesses have no satisfactory forecasting mechanism in place. To some extent, this is understandable -- large corporations have more access to elaborate computer-generated data processes, while smaller companies must rely on intricate, well-coordinated interplay between department heads and senior management to make sure everyone is on the same page.
While CFOs keep watch over Washington, the time to prepare for tax changes has already arrived.
,

Changing tax policy only adds to CFO headaches

CFOs can leverage outsourced accounting partners to stay agile and strategic, even in an uncertain policy environment.
Many CFOs become stuck under a budget that's too focused on the past and not forward-thinking.
,

How CFOs utilize the best budgeting methods

For too many businesses, a strict budget is holding them back from realizing their true growth potential.
Putting the right people and processes to work means making every investment count.
, , ,

CFOs can't do it alone - finance solutions for a new era

How can CFOs keep up with daily demands while also moving the needle on the business as a whole?
Intacct icon
,

Accounting Industry Insights by Consero Global

This blog was originally posted on Intacct.com We recently…
Convincing investors to believe in an idea for a startup is a tall task, but keeping them engaged and excited several months or years down the road may be just as challenging.
,

3 keys to a solid investor reporting philosophy

Convincing investors to believe in an idea for a startup is a tall task, but keeping them engaged and excited several months or years down the road may be just as challenging.
In the modern private equity landscape, entrepreneurs need to create and lead leaner organizations poised for growth.
, ,

Is your seed-stage finance strategy stuck in the past?

In the modern private equity landscape, entrepreneurs need to create and lead leaner organizations poised for growth.
Financial visibility and transparency is an essential growth factor for any business, particularly seed- and growth-stage companies.
, ,

Transparency and visibility in accounting: What it means and why it matters

Financial visibility and transparency an essential growth factor for any business, particularly seed- and growth-stage companies.
Finding the measures that make the difference in investor pitches.
, ,

KPIs seed investors look for in a company

What makes the difference between a win and a pass from financiers is quantifiable proof that a company seeking seed funding has a viable model and a competitive edge.
Reducing execution risk means setting a company on a path to achieve its plans for growth.
, ,

You have a growth strategy - how do you execute it?

Reducing execution risk means setting a company on a path to achieve its plans for growth.
Your finance team should be helping your organization work better rather than slowing it down.
, , ,

Is finance adding value or just consuming time?

To drive a seed or growth-stage business forward, it's essential to adopt a forward-thinking finance strategy.
Austin Tech Council
,

Poor Finance Puts Your Valuation At Risk

This blog post was originally posted on Austin Technology…
consero_logo_cmyk_curves

Board Advisor - Boston

About Consero: Consero Global provides a comprehensive financial…
Jason Pulsifer

4 Ways Finance & Administration Can Increase Your Company’s Valuation

You’ve launched your venture, survived due diligence and raised…
Active woman backpack search navigation map

Do You Have Financial Visibility on the Direction of Your Company?

As the leader of your company, it is your job to make sure…
Intacct icon
, ,

Intacct Honors Consero with 2016 President’s Club Distinction

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Aug. 11, 2016 – Intacct, the customer…
Austin Tech Council

Four Challenges Companies Face With Their Finance Teams

This blog post was originally posted on Austin Technology Council's…
klein_bill

Does Your Finance and Accounting Drive Growth and Profitability?

Most small businesses do not understand what finance should…
Consero-Logo

Analyst

Experience and Education Requirements: B.Com / M.Com / MBA…
Consero-Logo

Financial Analyst

Experience and Education Requirements: CA / CPA / MBA …
Consero-Logo

Senior Financial Analyst

Experience and Education Requirements: CA / CPA / CFA /…
Consero-Logo

Assistant Manager

Experience and Education Requirements: CA/CWA/CPA/MBA …
BAnana

Four Financial Pitfalls That Derail SMB Companies

/
Businesses may understand what their clients and customers need, but cannot sustain consistent growth without a complete, continuously updated financial picture. We’ve seen this happen time and time again; even a business that can overcome challenges and obstacles to deliver a great product cannot survive for the long term without financial acumen. I’m a glass half-full kind of guy, but I do think there are four primary financial concerns that cause small- and medium-size businesses (SMBs) to fail:
Freedom-to-focus

Are You Free?

/
“Free my mind” said the CEO, responding to my question of what was wanted from finance and accounting. How could a CEO’s powerful intellect be held hostage? What would free the CEO’s mind? “Receiving insightful financial information without thinking about accounting” was the response.
Finance-Meeting
,

Why More Private Equity Firms are Developing Shared Services in Finance & Accounting

/
With investment firms still looking to deploy large amounts of money, competition for deals continues to be fierce.  For firms actively looking for new investments, displaying true value add is becoming paramount as a differentiator in the deal cycle. Additionally, with deals becoming more expensive, firms need to find ways to improve total return once an investment is made.
7-deadly-sins-of-financial-management

Infographic: 7 Deadly Sins of Financial Management

/
Minding the books while gathering new insights from financial data to drive business growth is a struggle for every company. Here are 7 resolutions to keeping your books sin-free in the coming year. click on the image below for full size.
robert alvarez headshot
,

Robert, Alvarez, Superstar CFO: Consero Helped Clear the Way

By any measure, Robert Alvarez, CFO of BigCommerce.com, is a…
ibd-placeholder

Finance Tips for Small and Midsized Firms

Small and midsize business owners don't lack drive and determination…
Fortune-Logo

Grow the Right Way

Not all small-business owners intend to stay small forever, but…
Losing Money Piggy
,

Consero Answers: How To Get Paid in Full

/
Its one of the most gut-wrenching moments for any business owner or executive (and we have all been there!) – the moment when you realize that revenue from a job or a sale was less than it should have been … and through nobody’s fault but your own. Any small or midsize business looking to survive for the long haul must make sure that it gets paid full value for the product or service it provides. Yet in many SMBs, simple human error often results in a revenue pipeline with more holes than a sprinkler hose.
Financial Reporting Pic

Consero Answers: Why Can't I Get Good Financial Reporting?

/
Is your company flying blind? Timely, reliable financial reports are the eyes and ears of effective decision-making. Without good data, it’s impossible to hammer out a winning business strategy. You can’t be sure that your company is truly creating value, the only ticket to long-term growth and prosperity.
Finance Metrics 2
,

How Does Your Finance Function Stack Up? 4 Indispensable Metrics

/
Ask the CEO or CFO of any small or midsize business if there are ways they could improve their finance function, and chances are you’ll hear something like: “We run pretty lean.” Look around the offices of the finance department, and you’ll find plenty of evidence to back that up. Everyone is busy, no question, and staffers will often tell you they’re stretched to the max to get everything done.
Performance Assessment 3

Are a lack of financial controls costing you money? Take the Consero Performance Assessment.

/
Poor financial controls can create significant waste, fraud, or decreased credit rating – yet it happens to thousands of businesses every year. A sound internal control environment is the foundation from which a corporate finance function can be relied upon to protect and report on the company’s cash and general financial position. Unfortunately many small and mid-market companies have completely inadequate controls due to the perceived expense and skill-set required to establish a strong internal control environment proper ones, leaving them exposed to several risks including:
Cashflow
,

How To Create a Cash Flow Forecast

/
Predicting future cash flow plays a critical role in maintaining the company’s health, and yet many small businesses have no satisfactory forecasting mechanism in place. To some extent, this is understandable -- large corporations have more access to elaborate computer-generated data processes, while smaller companies must rely on intricate, well-coordinated interplay between department heads and senior management to make sure everyone is on the same page.