financial

Living Your Vision Part 1

This article begins a new journey for you the reader and for us as well. Through this series of editorials we are going to try to help you create a…

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The Time is Now for Planning the GASB 87 Lease Accounting Implementation

10 Preliminary Implementation Steps That Will Supercharge Your Action Plan GASB 87 Readiness With an effective date within the next year for some governments (i.e., as soon as January 1,…

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The Growing Financial Crisis Facing Professional Athletes

The life of a professional sports athlete seems glamorous and spectacular from the outside. The money, the meteoric rise to fame, the cars, the mansions, the clothes, endorsements and general…

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Tax Reform: Finding Opportunities Before 2019

As 2018 closes out it’s time to move into year-end tax planning, and examine tax savings opportunities. Helpful in this process is the fact that Business owners now have some…

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Women: Make Your Financial Voice Heard!

In recent months, we’ve seen a groundswell of support for gender equity issues in Hollywood. Most recently, as a sponsor of Variety’s Power of Women event, I’ve had the chance…

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Strategies for Mitigating Municipal Employee Fraud

The second article in a series for municipal executives: Avoiding the Headlines   By Scott P. Johnson, CPA, CGMA Partner, State & Local Government, Advisory Services Contributor: Mark W. Cousineau,…

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Strategies for Monetizing Digital Media

Digital content has irreversibly shaped how companies and consumers create, display, view, and consume media.  Paradoxically, digital distribution channels have allowed media producers to reach larger audiences than ever -- while simultaneously leading to…

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The Dodd-Frank Act – What Is It, How Does It Impact Municipalities?

What Has Happened Since The Law Went Into Effect? By Scott Johnson, CPA, CGMA Partner, State & Local Government, Advisory Services Macias Gini & O’Connell LLP (MGO) CPAs & Advisors…

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Best Practices in Upgrading Financial Systems

Upgrading or converting a financial information system can be challenging at best or a nightmare at worst. Learn what you can do to plan and implement a successful upgrade. Get…

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