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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

The Simple Solution to Better, Faster Decisions

Posted: August 29, 2018 - Sage Intacct

To be relevant today, we need to differentiate our product/service offering and be competitive to add value. We have to stay ahead of our customers, validate assumptions, and guide them to the next stage. Going to the cloud with Sage Intacct is a solid start in this constantly changing marketplace. It will reduce ambiguity by Read More

Is Personal Data Putting Your Business at Risk

Posted: August 29, 2018 - Governance & Risk Advisory

Does your business have any type of data privacy program?  If not, it is well past time to put data privacy on the list of corporate priorities. It might help to start by clarifying exactly what is meant when we speak of data privacy.  Data privacy relates to how personal data relating to individuals, be Read More

6 Essential Management Tips During the Looming Trade War

Posted: August 29, 2018 - Executive Focus

Currently a potential trade war face-off continues with the U.S. and China.  So far both nations have imposed tariffs of $34 billion worth of goods against each other.  Trade talks are set to resume, but with this spiraling dispute at stake is $16 billion worth of levies.  In addition, the threat of another $200 billion Read More

Protecting Profitability in Uncertain Times

Posted: July 30, 2018 - Blog, Executive Focus

We are very possibly entering a time period that there are going to be dual pressures on profitability. First of all almost all companies are going to feel the impact of growing inflation due to the general strength of the economy, both from a labor perspective and the increase in material input cost due to Read More