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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: Give and receive with a charitable remainder trust

Would you like to benefit charity while reducing the size of your taxable estate yet maintain an income stream for yourself? Would you also like to divest yourself of highly appreciated assets and diversify your portfolio with minimal tax consequences? Then consider a CRT. Here’s how it works: When you fund the CRT, you receive [...]

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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…Judge Posner Revisited (and Reversed)

In August 2012, I wrote my first blog post about Judge Richard Posner excluding both sides’ damage experts and dismissing the case in Apple, et al. v. Motorola, et al.  Last summer, I wrote another post about Judge Posner excluding damage experts in two more cases.  This spring, I wrote about the beginning of baseball [...]

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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: One Goal. Two Months Away.

Year No. 5 for Team GBQ.  And this is the year we’re going to break $100,000 raised in total for 5 years. Once again, another handful of new riders have joined our team, bringing some much needed young enthusiasm to the GBQ Peloton.  With two members from last year’s team having moved out of town, [...]

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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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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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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: Why You Shouldn’t Have a Formula in Your Buy-Sell Agreement

In many buy-sell agreements, the buyout clause for shares of privately-held stock is determined by a valuation formula, such as “shares will be purchased at a 4 or 5 times multiple of the company’s most recent year EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization) as defined by GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) upon death, [...]

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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: Are you Giving Away your Company’s Data?

The most recent Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report boldly states that “Some organizations will be a target regardless of what they do, but most become a target because of what they do”. Most business owners believe their company is not at risk of being hacked (i.e. not a target). They believe other companies are more [...]

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