The Accounting Best Practices Podcast

The podcast has been downloaded more than 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 much more. You can listen to individual episodes on this page, or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Google Play.

Episode Title
235 Listen     
Job Hopping: Things to consider before you switch jobs
234 Listen     
How to Find the Right Metrics: Why your current measures are not sufficient, and where to look for more
233 Listen     
The Casino and Gaming Industry: Unique accounting issues
232 Listen     
Accounting Ethics: Why ethics can be so difficult, and what to do about it
231 Listen     
Dealing with a Subpoena: What to do When a Subpoena Arrives
230 Listen     
Sales and Use Tax Audits: How a Tax Audit Works and How to Mitigate its Effects
229 Listen     
Sales and Use Taxes: The Intricacies of Sales and Use Taxes
228 Listen     
The Best Practices Trap: When Adding More Best Practices May Not be a Good Idea
227 Listen     
Cleaning up Messy Books: The Process for Straightening Out the Books
226 Listen     
The Learning Process: Types of Continuous Learning
225 Listen     
The Reserve for Obsolete Inventory: When and How to Use the Reserve
224 Listen     
The Construction Industry: Accounting Issues Faced by Contractors
223 Listen     
New Controller Stories: Lessons Learned
222 Listen     
Data Presentation: What is the Best Way to Report Performance Measurements?
221 Listen     
How to be a Great New Employee: Core Concepts to Remember
220 Listen     
How Many Bank Accounts to Use: Issues to Consider
219 Listen     
The Tax and Audit Career Tracks: What are the Differences?
218 Listen     
Shared Service Centers: Pros and Cons for the Accountant
217 Listen     
How to Detect Fraudulent Financial Statements: The Techniques Used
216 Listen     
How to Create Fraudulent Financial Statements: The Techniques Used
215 Listen     
Financial Statement Fraud: Why People Alter the Financial Statements
214 Listen     
Discounted Cash Flows: When to Use it, and its Advantages and Disadvantages
213 Listen     
The New Lease Accounting Standard: Lease Accounting is Now More Complex
212 Listen     
The Future of Auditing: Where the Industry Might be in 10 Years
211 Listen     
Working Capital: How to Manage Working Capital
210 Listen     
Recovering Lifting Fees and Credit Card Fees: Tips for How to Recover Transaction Fees
209 Listen     
Process Development for a Fast-Growing Company: When to Upgrade Processes
208 Listen     
Employee Onboarding: Best Practices for New Hires
207 Listen     
Recruiting for Accountants: Where to Search for Qualified Accountants
206 Listen     
The CPA Certification for an Older Person: Is it Worthwhile?
205 Listen     
Synthetic FOB Destination: Revenue Recognition Implications of Certain Freight Terms
204 Listen     
How to Handle Auditors: Managing the Relationship
203 Listen     
Presenting the Financial Statements: Tips for the CFO
202 Listen     
High Paying Accounting Jobs: Non-Management Positions
201 Listen     
Shipment Cutoff Best Practices: How to Ensure that Shipments are Recorded in the Correct Period
200 Listen     
The Revised Lower of Cost or Market Rule: Making the Rule More Complex
199 Listen     
The Year-End Book: Tips for Creating a Better Book
198 Listen     
Predecessor and Successor Financial Statements: Handling Mid-Month Financials
197 Listen     
How to Prevent Over-Accruals
196 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