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Compensation and Salary Benchmarking Practices

Compensation Salary Benchmarking

Retention 101: Benchmarking Employee Compensation People power businesses and labor costs typically represent a company’s highest expenditure. It’s imperative that employers understand how their respective job roles are valued in the market and how that compares to their own compensation practices. Employers reach this understanding through the practice of compensation benchmarking. Also referred to as …

Spear-phishing Scams: How They Work and How Not to Get Speared

spearphishing, scam, fraud

Cybersecurity attacks like spear-phishing scams are all too real. I have personally seen three near misses in the last year and want to share them with you, and encourage vigilance and proper protections. Businesses and leaders that do not act with a proper sense of vulnerability put themselves at great risk. Everything Seemed to Be …

The Role HR Can Play During a Merger & Acquisition

A natural anxiety evolves when an organization goes through personnel and cultural changes as a result of a merger or acquisition. These changes have a direct impact on employees and their families, and if not managed appropriately, can be disruptive to the organization. Senior level HR advisors can play a critical role in the management …

Churning out Profits in a SaaS company to fuel Growth…which KPI to focus on

“Churning” is probably not the best choice of words in the title of this article, since it can have negative connotations in any business – especially a recurring revenue model.  However, I do want to draw attention to the concept of churn – the rate of client termination – because it: Is an essential element …

Case Study: How this Textile Manufacturer Increased Cash Available by $3,125,000 with a Simple Balance Sheet Optimization

Financial Consultants in Texas

Do YOU have $3 million of cash hiding in plain sight? The vcfo team worked with a client in the manufacturing industry selling products to automobile paint and textile customers. We were looking for ways to increase their cash available. By digging into their financials, we determined that they were carrying 90 days of finished …

Your Company’s Success Part II: Quality over Quantity

Recruitment Consultant in Texas

In our last blog we outlined the important parts of a job description and how to set up a marketable sales pitch that describes critical performance objectives rather than a laundry list of skills.  This approach will help attract the right candidates from the start allowing you to spend more quality time with fewer, better qualified candidates. …

Avoid the Rev Wreck

Revenue Recognition Impact Consultants in Texas

Avoiding a Revenue “Wreckognition” Nightmare- How the new Revenue Recognition Standard Could Impact Debt Covenants The way entities recognize revenue and certain expenses associated with obtaining or fulfilling contracts is changing as a result of the new revenue recognition accounting standard (ASC Topic 606).  It is important that entities understand the impact of these changes …

Revenue Recognition and M&A Transactions

Revenue Recognition Consultant Texas

How the New Revenue Recognition Standard Affected a Recent M&A Transaction In late 2017 vcfo Houston Practice Manager, Russell Naisbitt, enjoyed the opportunity to serve as transaction CFO for the sale of a small SaaS software company to a much larger publicly-traded company.  The Seller had wisely put together a deal team to represent them …

How to Determine if You Need New Accounting Software Part Two – Systems Selection

Selecting The Right Accounting Software – Interim CFO

In part one of this series, I identified the considerations you should keep in mind when deciding whether or not your company has outgrown Quickbooks. Part two covers how systems selection is the first big hurdle in a conversion.  Selecting the “wrong” system is not an uncommon mistake and the “right” system may be one of several …

Outsourcing vs. Centralizing vs. Offshoring: Which is Best for your Business?

Outsourcing, Centralizing or Offshoring – Virtual & PT CFO

Looking to streamline your business functions and can’t decide whether you should outsource, centralize or offshore? All three are great options for small business owners looking to increase efficiencies, reduce cost and improve service – so let’s break them down to determine which is the best for your business. Defining the Options When it comes …