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Who Will You Be Working With In 10 Years?

Posted: November 29, 2018 - Sage Intacct

2029 is the year futurist Ray Kurzweil predicts machines will operate at a human level of intelligence. It’s about 10 years away and whether it happens in 10 or less/more years can be debated, however, massive disruption will come to most business environments. Working along-side a robot may be a reality sooner than later. The old Read More

How Strategic Training Can Strengthen Your Team

Posted: November 29, 2018 - Blog, Executive Focus, Family Business

Attorneys, accountants, and professionals in general are familiar with the concept of continuing education (CPE) and I think we would all agree that training is important at all levels of an organization.  Unfortunately we are currently in a business environment that presents challenges from a labor shortage perspective.  Because of labor shortages companies are in Read More

Team CDH in the Community

Posted: October 30, 2018 - Blog, Community

The weather may be getting cooler and wetter, but that is not stopping the CDH team from being active both outside, and for the community. On Sunday September 30th, some members of the CDH team participated in the Inside Out Club DuPage 5k run/walk. The weather actually held off making it a beautiful morning at Read More

Accounting System Pulse Check

Posted: October 30, 2018 - Blog, Sage Intacct

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 cycle: Could you benefit from a shorter month-end close process by automating Read More

Are You Neglecting Your Cost of Quality?

Posted: October 30, 2018 - Blog, Executive Focus

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 cost of NOT creating a Read More

LEADer in the Spotlight – Riki R. Shah

Posted: October 1, 2018 - Blog, Community, Core Values, Women LEAD at CDH

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 Department and has been with CDH since 2011 (less 9-month hiatus to discover himself). Read More

The Secret to Going Fast: Slow Down!

Posted: October 1, 2018 - Blog, Sage Intacct

  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 on to the next thing and continue the pattern. Slowing Read More

Beware of Complacency in Strong Economic Times

Posted: October 1, 2018 - Blog, Executive Focus

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 these strong economic times. In simple terms a strong economy can create complacency within Read More

LEADer in the Spotlight – Yoko Tamai

Posted: August 29, 2018 - Community, Core Values, Women LEAD at CDH

WHO: Yoko Tamai WHAT: Devoted to helping and supporting the WINGS organization since 2014 ROLES: CDH Assurance Senior, fundraiser and organizer, volunteer coordinator, CDH team leader DETAILS: Please meet Yoko Tamai who has been dedicated to helping the WINGS organization for almost 5 years. Every year, Yoko encourages CDH employees and the firm to donate Read More