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Quality of Earnings Reports Impact Valuation

Quality of Earnings Reports Impact Valuation | vcfo

How Quality of Earnings Reports Impact Valuation Securing a Quality of Earnings (QoE) report is often a routine step in the due diligence process for acquisitions. EBITDA is not a complete indication of financial performance for a business. A quality of earnings report assesses other factors that impact the ongoing viability of company earnings. Buyers use them to …

Strategic Finance Focus at Year-End

Strategic Finance Focus at Year-End | vcfo

As Year-End Approaches, Finish Strong and Focus Forward As another year ends, most CEOs and business leaders are preparing to take stock of what needs to be done to strengthen their business and advance their business goals in the coming year. While “taking stock” can take many forms, the overriding premise is to look deeply …

Business Growth – Cash and Capital Structure

Cash & Capital Structure | vcfo

When Growth Outpaces Cash – How Capital Structure Corrects It A new vcfo client recently concluded their highest sales quarter ever but wondered why they were struggling to pay vendors. Clearly, they were growing. It was just as clear, however, that their growth was unsustainable without significant changes to bolster their underlying support mechanisms. When …

Capital Structure – Beyond the Income Statement

Beyond the Income Statement – Why Capital Structure Matters The Income Statement is often a place of disproportionate focus for business owners. Many use it to assess questions like “Am I cash positive?” or “Am I able to spend like I want and pay my bills comfortably?” as a barometer for business health. While the …

Dennis Marshall, Consulting CFO, Joins vcfo Dallas

Dennis Marshall, Consulting CFO | vcfo Dallas

vcfo Dallas welcomes Dennis Marshall as a Consulting CFO, bringing with him more than 15 years of experience. As an advisor to mayors and business leaders alike, Dennis is a performance-driven financial maestro able to conduct complex negotiations and analyses to develop new business opportunities and improve internal operations. Whether managing diverse teams or developing …

Building Blocks of Business Valuation

Building Blocks of Business Valuation | vcfo

Building Blocks and Best Practices for Driving Business Value Business valuation is not an original or uncommon topic. It is, however, one that business owners and leaders should be far more focused on and reminded of often. That’s because many who start a business don’t always fully consider business value when developing their original strategy …

Lee Ann James Joins vcfo Houston Team

Lee Ann James - Consulting CFO | vcfo Houston

Lee Ann James has joined the vcfo, serving the greater Houston, Texas area as a Consulting CFO. Lee Ann is an accomplished consulting CFO with more than 20 years of experience. She is highly effective at executing finance function strategically, establishing financial and risk controls, and overseeing capital structure. Lee Ann’s depth and breadth of …

Finance Year-End

As Year-end Approaches, Finish Strong and Focus Forward As CEOs and other leaders come to grips with the reality of another year quickly coming to a close, many simultaneously recognize that it is a vital time to take stock of what needs to be done to strengthen one’s business and get it to where we …

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 …

How to Fund Your Business

How to Fund Your Business - vcfo

Options to fund a business range from family and friends to banks to institutional capital and business owners are best served by understanding the advantages and disadvantages of each option before making this decision. Read more below for tips on navigating this process effectively. Overview of the Stages: Even though every company has a timeline, …