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The Accounting Best Practices Podcast

   The podcast has been downloaded more than 2.3 million times. It covers best practices and accounting standards, as well as accounting technology, acquisitions, controls, closing the books, financing, investor relations, metrics, payroll, and more. To write a review of the show on iTunes, click here. To review the podcast index, click here.

Episode Title
195 Listen     
Fixed Asset Counting
195 Listen     
Continuing Education
194 Listen     
The CFO Career Path
193 Listen     
Spreadsheet Errors
192 Listen     
Cycle Counting
191 Listen     
The Elimination of Extraordinary Items
190 Listen     
The Intern Experience
189 Listen     
Accounting for Acquired Intangible Assets
188 Listen     
Advising Management
187 Listen     
Cash Forecasting Accuracy
186 Listen     
Inventory Variances
185 Listen     
Going Concern Disclosures
184 Listen     
Accounting Internships
183 Listen     
182 Listen     
Accounting Standard Updates
181 Listen     
Accounting in a Startup Company
180 Listen     
Training and Motivation
179 Listen     
The New Revenue Recognition Standard
178 Listen     
Segregation of Duties
177 Listen     
Accounting for Freight In and Freight Out
176 Listen     
Expectations for a Staff Accountant
175 Listen     
Goodwill Amortization
174 Listen     
Figuring out Undocumented Processes
173 Listen     
Bragg's Laws of Accounting
172 Listen     
Accruals and Deferrals
171 Listen     
Collection Controls
170 Listen     
Treasury Controls
169 Listen     
Petty Cash Controls
168 Listen     
Accounts Reconciliation
167 Listen     
Changing Careers into Accounting
166 Listen     
Whose Accounting System to use in an Acquisition
165 Listen     
How to Set Up an Accounting Department
164 Listen    
Wage Surveys, Specialty Certifications, and the MBA Degree
163 Listen  
The Chart of Accounts
162 Listen 
The CMA and CPA Certifications
161 Listen  
When to Write a Procedure
160 Listen 
The Soft Close
159 Listen  
The Liquidation Basis of Accounting
158 Listen 
Intercompany Accounting
157 Listen
The Senior Accountant Position
156 Listen 
Changes in Continuing Professional Education
155 Listen 
Reporting of Other Comprehensive Income Reclassifications
154 Listen  
Managing in Financial Adversity, Part 4
153 Listen 
Managing in Financial Adversity, Part 3
152 Listen 
Changes to Other Comprehensive Income
151 Listen  
Managing in Financial Adversity, Part 2
150 Listen  
Managing in Financial Adversity, Part 1
149 Listen 
Volunteering Overseas as an Accountant
148 Listen 
Best Practices for Accounting Reports
147 Listen 
Net Present Value Analysis
146 Listen 
Intangible Asset Impairment Testing
145 Listen 
Capital Budgeting with Minimal Cash
144 Listen 
Evaluating Capital Budgeting Proposals
143 Listen
Supply Chain Financing (Guest: Kyriba's Bob Stark)
142 Listen 
The Dividing Line Between Treasury and Accounting
141 Listen 
The Value Proposition
140 Listen  
The Cost Accountant Position
139 Listen  
A Lean System for Fixed Assets
138 Listen  
A Lean System for Accounts Payable
137 Listen  
A Lean System for Cash Receipts
136 Listen  
Goodwill Impairment Testing
135 Listen  
Fine Tuning Your Control System
134 Listen  
Adding Value to Internal Audits
133 Listen 
Accounting for Marketing Costs
132 Listen 
Consolidation Software
131 Listen  
Operating without a Budget
130 Listen  
The Problems with Budgeting
129 Listen 
Streamlining Payroll, Part IV
128 Listen 
Streamlining Payroll, Part III
127 Listen  
Streamlining Payroll, Part II
126 Listen 
Streamlining Payroll, Part I
125 Listen 
Refinancing Debt
124 Listen   
Lender Relations
123 Listen  
The Controller Position
122 Listen 
Fixed Asset Disposals
121 Listen 
April 1st Podcast
120 Listen  
Obtaining Shareholder Votes
119 Listen 
Overhead Allocation the Easy Way
118 Listen  
Building Customer Relationships
117 Listen  
Cost Variability
116 Listen  
Disclosing Pro Forma Information for Business Combinations
115 Listen 
The Reporting of Loans to Participants by Pension Plans
114 Listen 
Free Accounting Software (Guest: Outright CEO Kevin Reeth)
113 Listen 
Employee Spend Management Systems (Guest: Concur's Chris Juneau)
112 Listen 
The Transition from Auditing to Industry
111 Listen  
Variance Analysis and Horizontal Analysis
110 Listen 
The National Investor Relations Institute (Guest: CEO Jeffrey Morgan)
109 Listen  
The Fixed Asset Accounting Differences under GAAP and IFRS
108 Listen  
XBRL Tagging (Guest: Patrick Quinlan, CEO of Rivet Software)
107 Listen 
The Milestone Method of Revenue Recognition
106 Listen  
The Inventory Accounting Differences Under GAAP and IFRS
105 Listen 
Multiple Deliverable Arrangements (Guest: Professor Jerry Weinstein)
104 Listen 
A Conversation with the PCAOB's Joe St. Denis
103 Listen 
Cost Reduction Analysis
102 Listen The Fund Raising Road Show
101 Listen Accounting Troubles at Lehman Brothers
100 Listen A Look Back at the Show
99 Listen The Non-Deal Road Show
98 Listen Dealing with Investment Bankers
97 Listen Recording Revenue at Gross or Net
96 Listen Recording Reimbursed Expenses as Revenue
95 Listen Rule 10b5-1 Trading Plans
94 Listen The SEC's Rule 144
93 Listen Stock Registrations
92 Listen The Product Cancellation Decision
91 Listen FASB Statement 165, Subsequent Events
90 Listen Regulation A Stock Sales
89 Listen Regulation D Stock Sales
88 Listen Acquisition Types
87 Listen The CFO Position
86 Listen Credit Best Practices
85 Listen The Acquisition Term Sheet
84 Listen Taking a Company Private
83 Listen Accounting from Home
82 Listen Accounts Payable Matching
81 Listen Accounts Payable Best Practices
80 Listen Acquisition Due Diligence
79 Listen Dealing with the Outside Analyst
78 Listen Controls for Financial Statements
77 Listen Fast Close for the Public Company
76 Listen Budgeting Controls
75 Listen Acquisition Valuation
74 Listen Short Sellers
73 Listen Billing Best Practices
72 Listen Office Work Flow
71 Listen Budget Model Improvements
70 Listen Breakeven Analysis and the Margin of Safety
69 Listen Listing on a Stock Exchange
68 Listen Tax Technology (Guest: Greg Prow, CEO of Planitax)
67 Listen Value Stream Mapping
66 Listen Obsolete Inventory
65 Listen Responsibility Accounting
64 Listen Business Combinations, SFAS 141R (Guest: Ralph Nach)
63 Listen Investor Relations: Guidance
62 Listen Accounting Standards Codification
61 Listen Business Valuation (Guest: Denise Curd, Director of Quist Valuation)
60 Listen Profit Recovery: Vendor Relationship Auditing (Guest: Rich Lanza)
59 Listen Lean Accounting (Guest: Professor Dick Crandall)
58 Listen Investor Relations: Forward-Looking Statements
57 Listen Target Costing
56 Listen Inventory Record Accuracy
55 Listen Targeted Collections
54 Listen Payroll Cycles
53 Listen Best Practices Problem Avoidance
52 Listen Profit Recovery: Internal Auditing (Guest: Rich Lanza)
51 Listen Data Analysis Software (Guest: Carolyn Newman)
50 Listen Convergence of GAAP and IFRS (Guest: Barry Epstein)
49 Listen Fair Value Standards (Guest: Ralph Nach)
48 Listen Profit Recovery: Overview (Guest: Rich Lanza)
47 Listen Throughput Accounting, Part 5 (Controls)
46 Listen Throughput Accounting, Part 4 (Financial Analysis)
45 Listen Throughput Accounting, Part 3 (Capital Budgeting)
44 Listen Throughput Accounting, Part 2 (Bottleneck Management)
43 Listen Throughput Accounting, Part 1 (Basics)
42 Listen PDF Invoices
41 Listen Remote Bank Deposits
40 Listen Biometric Time Clocks
39 Listen Telephone Timekeeping (Guest: Mark Nickson, President of Telliris)
38 Listen Automatic Cash Application (Guest: Joshua Burnett, CEO of 9ci)
37 Listen Forensic Accounting Investigations (Guest: Mona Clayton)
36 Listen The Universal Payment Identification Code (Guest: Rossana Salaris)
35 Listen Recovery Auditing and Accounting Department Metrics
34 Listen Fraud Deterrence (Guest: Harry Cendrowsk)
33 Listen Acquiring a Public Shell Company
32 Listen Accounting Run Charts (Guest: Mark Polino)
31 Listen Operating Performance Metrics
30 Listen New 2007 Accounting Standards and Asset Utilization Metrics
29 Listen Excel Risk Mitigation (Guest: Rich Lanza) and Cash Flow Metrics
28 Listen The Year in Review and Liquidity Metrics
27 Listen Risk Assessment Suite (Part 2) and Inventory Metrics
26 Listen Risk Assessment Suite (Part 1) and Payroll Metrics
25 Listen The Fast Close, Part 10 (Billing)
24 Listen The Fast Close, Part 9 (Payroll)
23 Listen The Fast Close, Part 8 (Inventory)
22 Listen The Fast Close, Part 7 (Payables)
21 Listen The Fast Close, Part 6 (Journal Entries)
20 Listen The Fast Close, Part 5 (Statement Content)
19 Listen The Fast Close, Part 4 (Centralization)
18 Listen The Fast Close, Part 3 (Scheduling)
17 Listen The Fast Close, Part 2 (Scheduling)
16 Listen The Fast Close, Part 1 (Scheduling)
15 Listen Controls for Fixed Assets
14 Listen Controls for Payroll
13 Listen Controls for Accounts Payable
12 Listen Controls for Cash Receipts
11 Listen Controls for Billing
10 Listen Controls for Shipping
9 Listen Controls for Production
8 Listen Controls for Inventory
7 Listen Controls for Receiving
6 Listen Controls for Expense Reports
5 Listen Controls for Purchase Orders
4 Listen Controls for Procurement Cards
3 Listen Controls for Credit
2 Listen Controls for Order Entry, Part 2
Listen Controls for Order Entry, Part 1