Very few businesses achieve the higher levels of profitability and bottom-line results that are available to them on an ongoing basis. A good accountant, whether an internal financial manager, or external accounting advisor, has at their disposal a myriad of ways to positively affect the net income of the entities they serve. In this post, I want to highlight six fundamental steps that accountants can take that will help enhance enterprise profits and cash flow. Here they are: (more…)
On October 9, 2013, The Georgia Society of CPAs is hosting its first annual Troubled Businesses and Bankruptcy Symposium. The 8-hour event will be held at the GSCPA’s offices in the Atlanta Financial Center in Buckhead. Jeff will be a panelist on one of the afternoon segments, entitled “Top Ten Things Accountants Need to Know About Troubled Businesses and Bankruptcy Cases.” See the online digital brochure for a listing of topics and speakers and for registration information.
Our owner and principal consultant, Jeff Moore, is available to speak or lead roundtable discussions on a variety of managerial and forensic accounting topics for your company or group. Here’s a representative listing of topics:
- Ten Red Flags of a Troubled Business
- 13-Week Cash Flow Forecast – How and When to Use
- When Should You Retain a Forensic Accountant?
- Detecting Errors and Irregularities in Company Financial Statements
- Ten Key Internal Controls for Small and Mid-Sized Companies
- What to Do (and Not Do!) When You Suspect Embezzlement
- Dealing With the Family Business in Divorce
- Fraud Prevention: Ten Tips for Small and Mid-Sized Businesses
- Is it Time to Outsource My Organization’s Bookkeeping/Accounting Functions?
- Ten Mistakes Businesses Make With Their QuickBooks Accounting System
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On 2/26/13 and 3/19/13, Jeff Moore delivered separate presentations at the monthly dinner/educational meetings of the DeKalb and Gwinnett Chapters, respectively, of the Georgia Society of CPAs. Jeff’s talk was entitled, “Serving Financially-Distressed Businesses: Six Valuable Tips for CPAs.”
Jeff Moore was recently named Chair of the ”Troubled Businesses & Bankruptcy Division” of the Georgia Society of CPAs. The TBB Division is one of five autonomous Divisions of the GSCPA’s Forensic and Valuation Services Section. This niche group offers a wide variety of knowledge-sharing and networking opportunities for CPAs, bankers, lawyers, receivers, trustees, judges and workout/turnaround professionals interested in advising and serving troubled-business clients, both inside and outside of bankruptcy. To learn more about the Division and its activities, click here.
Jeff Moore was quoted extensively in Detecting Distress, a feature article in the February 8-14, 2013 issue of The Atlanta Business Chronicle. The article included a listing of the following examples of tasks forensic accountants can perform in troubled-business situations:
- Performing business assessments and viability analyses
- Reconstructing historical financial information
- Preparing cash flow forecasts
- Developing and overseeing cash control systems
- Assessing business plans, budgets and forecasts
- Performance monitoring following implementation of new business plans
- Collateral analysis and monitoring
- Fraud investigations, litigation support and expert witness testimony
- Improvement of accounting and reporting systems
- Investigative interviews of management and other personnel
- Valuation of assets on a going-concern and liquidation basis
- Assistance with bankruptcy planning, filing, accounting and reporting
- Analyzing preferential transfers and assisting with avoidance actions in bankruptcy
- Assisting with profitability enhancement and workout/turnaround plans
- Assessing management malfeasance/wrongdoing
- Filling court-appointed auditor, receiver and administrator roles
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