Beware of Complacency in Strong Economic Times

Unless your leadership has a disciplined program of continuous improvement in place with timely monitoring of the key performance indicators (KPI’s) and a process of corrective action when the company veers off track you will not maximize the improved profitability of...

The Secret to Going Fast: Slow Down!

  Spinning your tires in a snow drift is fast tire rotation without making any progress or forward movement. In today’s culture of fast food, electronic trading, texting, and video gaming many of us feel the pressure to make decisions quickly so we can move...

LEADer in the Spotlight – Riki R. Shah

WHO: Riki R. Shah WHAT: Organized and Moderated the First Ever Women in Public Accounting Panel at Loyola University -Chicago ROLES: Mentor, Coach, Creative Thinker, Difference Maker and “Taxpert”   DETAILS: Riki is one of our Senior Managers in the Tax...

Are You Neglecting Your Cost of Quality?

Cost of Quality in theory has been around since the 1950’s, but I find that many of my clients do not track or have a complete understanding of this concept.  COQ is often misunderstood.  It is not just the price of creating a quality product or service.  It is the...

Accounting System Pulse Check

How do you know when your accounting system is running well? Unfortunately, there is no standard measurement of health for an accounting system: no blood pressure, BMI, or pulse check. However, here are some points to consider this month during your month-end close...