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Why isn’t it enough for managers to think in terms of rewarding employees with an annual raise?
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American management is discovering that the traditional methods of motivating employees—either with carrots (bonuses, raises, stock options) or with sticks (coercion, fear, firing)—no longer work.
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Good managers are also good communicators. After all, it’s impossible to turn strategy into action unless you can connect with your staff — encouraging them, inspiring them and listening to their concerns.
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Clusters may not be a familiar business model to many US companies, but when considering establishing European operations, it might be the most important factor when determining where to set up shop.
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Making an initial public offering is a momentous event for a business, a potential springboard to new growth and greater success. An IPO is also a major undertaking requiring human and financial resources, as well as a sound perspective on the company’s position and prospects.
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Technical expertise is more valuable than ever for accounting and finance professionals. You need to constantly stay on top of accounting best practices, legislative mandates and digital trends like big data and cloud services. But in the rush to remain current and relevant, don’t overlook other skill sets. You need to develop hard and soft skills.
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There is a saying that you can wait ages for a bus to arrive, then they all turn up at once. This is certainly how it feels now in the world of accounting. Having listened to many years of deliberations about all leases being on the balance sheet and when revenue should be recognized, organizations now need to implement new standards addressing both these issues in a limited time frame.
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Whether it’s a value-destroying crisis, a shift in industry dynamics, or a brand threat, uncertainty comes in many shapes, sizes, and impacts. Leaders who view uncertainty and risk more broadly than just compliance will anticipate better, seize opportunities, and emerge stronger.
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The new permanent R&D credit creates significant opportunities, particularly for businesses that now qualify to take the credit against the alternative minimum tax (AMT) or up to $250,000 against payroll taxes.
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Houlihan Lokey has completed its 15th annual Purchase Price Allocation Study, one of the largest, most detailed investigations of its kind, analyzing 1,525 transactions completed in 2015 and drawing comparisons to certain transactions completed in 2014.
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With the new revenue standard (ASC 606), more and more companies are trying to assess the impact and develop a strategy for transition and implementation. BDO Advisory services are currently assisting a number of private and public companies with our expert knowledge.
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FEI Embraing Changes
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With the new revenue standard (ASC 606), more and more companies are trying to assess the impact and develop a strategy for transition and implementation.
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By Pete Ravani CFP®, AIF® Vice President, Senior Plan Consultant, CBIZ Retirement Plan Services
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Are 401k 3(38) Services worth the Price? Posted by Pete Ravani, CBIZ
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The past six monthshave seen sweepingchanges to the global privacy landscape spearheaded by the European Union (the “EU”). In October 2015, the Court of Justice for the European Union (the “CJEU”) shocked the privacy world
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Seventh Annual Report Series Reveals Perspectives from more than 900 Startup Companies Primarily in the US, UK and China
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If your business is looking to expand beyond the US, effectively managing your organization’s growth will depend on your ability to design and implement appropriate international funding solutions.
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A new and improved research and development (R&D) tax credit headlined a $680 billion tax cut package enacted in December, and the provision appears almost tailor-made for Silicon Valley.The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (PATH Act)
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Technology keeps evolving,which means keeping the team upto date with changes can be difficult for some finance managers
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SEAL THE DEAL: CFOs PLAY CRUCIAL ROLE IN MINIMIZING POST?ACQUISITION DISPUTES IN THE HARDWARE INDUSTRY
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Houlihan Lokey has completed its 2014 Purchase Price Allocation Study, analyzing the portion of purchase consideration (PC) allocated to tangible assets, intangible assets, and goodwill in merger and acquisition transactions completed by U.S. public acqui
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On August 5, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) released final rules1 implementing the pay ratio disclosure requirements of Section 953(b) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Fran
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Forward-looking CFOs are already taking steps to prepare for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and avoid the 40% “Cadillac tax.” Is your company ready?
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Grant Thornton Presentation FEI Silicon Valley
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Secrets to Nurturing a Top-Notch Finance and Accounting Talent
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Finance Priorities Survey 2015
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Technology M and A Breakfast Presentation
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As a manager in a hiring position, you know of the high stakes involved in recruiting new accounting and finance staff.
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Houlihan Lokey - FEI PPA Study
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Revenue From Contracts with Customers- Hardware Companies
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BDO International Assignment Issues. This is from the 9/23/14 FEISV Breakfast Series hosted by BDO.
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Revenue Arrangements With Multiple Deliverables
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IPO Preparation: What you need to know
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FERF: What’s New in Financial Reporting
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FEI Partners Directory
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ERP Strategy & Selection Seminar
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Accounting Considerations for the Life Science Industry
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Partner’s Corner for May 2014
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If you have any questions about FEI Silicon Valley or how to become a member, please contact:

Micky Robledo
Chapter Administrator
micky.robledo@feisv.org or feisv@feisv.org
Steve Hall
FEI Silicon Valley Membership Co-Chair
steve.hall613@gmail.com
Cell: 408.656.7266
 
Petra N. Loer
FEI Silicon Valley Membership Co-Chair
petra.loer@andersentax.com
 
Pete Ravani
FEI Silicon Valley Member Advocacy
pravani@CBIZ.com
Cell: 424.208.9913
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