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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: Tax treatment of NQSOs differs from that of their better-known counterpart

With nonqualified stock options (NQSOs), if the stock appreciates beyond your exercise price, you can buy shares at a price below what they’re trading for. This is the same as for the perhaps better-known incentive stock options (ISOs). The tax treatment of NQSOs, however, differs from that of ISOs: NQSOs create compensation income — taxed […]

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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 – Milestone Damages in Apple Case Revisited

Apple, Inc.’s successful “i” products and services (iPhone, iPad, iTunes, etc.) have made it both the US’s most valuable company and likely one of its most sued companies. As my colleague Keith Hock detailed in his February blog post, patent litigation is a popular area of contention in today’s economy. In 2014 alone, Apple was […]

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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: Pelotonia 2015: Be a Part of One Goal

In one month, Team GBQ will participate in its 6th Pelotonia ride.  In the last five years, the firm’s peloton has averaged 14 riders and raised more than $30,000 each year. The total number of registered riders has already exceeded 7,100 and fundraising is closing in on $6 million.  Because Pelotonia has been around now […]

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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: You’re Fired!

You’ve probably heard those words many times on television, and for a certain real estate tycoon, it’s become somewhat of a personal trademark. But outside of the TV Boardroom, you’re more likely to hear that you’ve been “down-sized; right-sized, laid off or RIF’d.” Regardless of what words are actually used, the message is still the same: you’re not going […]

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