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Audit & Tax Talk

Description: We’ll share our expertise and simplify the technical without boring you (too much).

Most recent post: Different Interests: Audit Committee vs. Chief Audit Executive’s

Every year, Grant Thornton does a survey aimed at chief audit executive (CAEs) called the Governance, Risk and Compliance Survey. In 2015, Grant Thornton expanded their survey to include audit committee and CAEs members rather than just CAEs as they have done so in prior years; approximately 545 individuals were surveyed. By including committee members, [...]

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Bob's Construction Accounting Chat

Description: As Director of Construction Industry Services at GBQ Partners LLC, I find that prior to construction companies becoming a GBQ client, they think all CPAs do is accounting and tax work. I have found through my experience and expertise that helping contractors understand their risks can help them avoid failure. Along with helping contractors understand risk, it is important to help them plan for success and help them understand the impact of the decisions that are made on their company’s balance sheet and income statement.

Most recent post: Open & Closed Job Schedules – Underutilized Tools in Most Construction Companies

As hard as it is to believe, the open and closed job schedules are probably two of the most underutilized tools in most construction companies.  Of course the surety’s, banks and accounting firms like GBQ use these schedules to help analyze the company’s past and future financial performance.  But all too often, the only reason [...]

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Business Technology Group

Description: Technology, like your business, is constantly changing. We will help you sort out the good from the not-so-good, identify and mitigate risks that come with the use of technology, and keep you informed of significant developments that might impact how your business uses technology.

Most recent post: Cyber Security Risks Can Be Mitigated With a Simple Common Sense Approach

It is almost impossible to get through a week without hearing about a new cyber security breach. Considering the first web browser is not even 20 years old, and e-commerce did not really start to evolve for several years after that, the “Threat Landscape” has rapidly evolved from unsophisticated outside attackers to sophisticated hackers and [...]

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Case In Point

Description: Case In Point will explore relevant and newsworthy topics relating to economic damages, bankruptcy, forensic accounting, and fraud, highlighting breaking case decisions, case studies, how to build a financial case, and things to know just in case.

Most recent post: In Case You Hadn’t Heard…Can Nike “Just Do It” in the World of Intellectual Property?

As a sports fan (I am very glad that baseball is back!) and an accountant, I am always interested when the sports and business worlds overlap. Registrations for sports related trademarks and the value of professional baseball teams indicate that sports are not just entertainment, they are big business. One of the giants in the [...]

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GBQ Exchange

Description: Sharing conversational insights related to what we’re seeing in the marketplace: client work, industry trends, and commonly asked questions. Our focus is to create a conversation around all things accounting.

Most recent post: This Global Warming is Freezing!

We all woke up this morning hoping to avoid the outdoors, hoping for a day off on account of…the cold? If you are as unfortunate as I am to be without a garage, you had the luxury of scraping deep set ice off of your windshield for at least 20 minutes, while your car took [...]

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GBQ News & Culture

Description: Because accountants don’t have to be square. Tune in for an inside look at the day to day happenings of GBQ.

Most recent post: GBQ’s St. Patrick’s Day Tradition

For over 35 years, GBQ has been celebrating St. Patrick’s Day as only savvy accountants and consultants can do…with green bagels. GBQ’s green bagel tradition dates back to 1980 when the idea was presented to our three founding partners – Morris Groner, Jack Boyle and Ron Quillin. The annual event was embraced and encouraged by Boyle [...]

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Valuation Observations

Description: Our professionals have extensive experience in the valuation arena and our blog is our way to provide you with insights and analysis of everything BV.

Most recent post: In The Shark Tank It’s All About Valuation

Unless you do what I do for a living, “valuation” probably isn’t a word you hear every day… but it is a word you hear a lot on Shark Tank. And it’s usually a point of controversy. Why do the entrepreneurs and the Sharks differ on valuation? The entrepreneurs are passionate about their business and [...]

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