"Steve Bragg's book is an essential read for anyonecontemplating a public offering or taking on leadershipresponsibility in a public company. Not only does he explain thecomplicated aspects of registration and reporting, he providespractical examples of policies, procedures, and controls to keep apublic company on the right track. This book is easy to follow andwill continue to be a resource for the reader."—Tom Wilkinson, PMB Helin Donovan, LLP
"I will recommend Running a Public Company: From IPO to SECReporting to my clients and consulting colleagues as an excellentresource. The book provides helpful guidance about the decision togo public, and about managing the requirements once a company ispublic. Steve Bragg's extensive knowledge stems from actualbusiness experience, and his writing style makes a complex topiceasier to follow and understand."—Valerie G. Walling, CPA,CMC, Management and Internal Controls Consultant
"I highly recommend Steve's new book, Running a Public Company:From IPO to SEC Reporting, because it's a reference manual andinsider's guide that contains a treasure trove of valuable insightscertain to help managers, accountants, and attorneys navigatethrough the countless challenges that arise when taking (andkeeping) a company public."—Matthew Posta, Esq., CPA, VicePresident of Finance, Key Air, LLC
"Mr. Bragg has done an excellent job of demystifying what isrequired to run your company and sell your stock in the publicmarkets. I consider this a must-read for anyone considering apublic offering or working with a public company."—WrayRives, CPA
"Running a Public Company: From IPO to SEC Reporting is anincredibly exhaustive guide to going public, spanning the processfrom first deciding to take the leap to filing with the SEC andeverything in between—so comprehensive that it even includesthe SEC's account number for paying filing fees! This is yetanother Steven Bragg title for professionals that takes acomplicated and oftentimes confusing process and breaks it downinto simple, easy-to-follow steps. Should our company ever decideto make that jump, it is reassuring to know that Running a PublicCompany has laid out the path before us in perfect detail. Whetherused as a reference or a guide, Mr. Bragg makes the process simple,clear, and amazingly straightforward."—Adrienne Gonzalez,Project Coordinator, Roger CPA Review, Chief Information Officer,JrDeputyAccountant.com
"The first A to Z guide that I have seen. An excellent referencefor management and investors alike."—Brian A. Lebrecht, Esq.,President, The Lebrecht Group, APLC
“[Crucial Conversations] draws our attention to those defining moments that literally shape our lives, our relationships, and our world. . . . This book deserves to take its place as one of the key thought leadership contributions of our time.”
—from the Foreword by Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
“The quality of your life comes out of the quality of your dialogues and conversations. Here’s how to instantly uplift your crucial conversations.”
—Mark Victor Hansen, cocreator of the #1 New York Times bestselling series Chicken Soup for the Soul®
The first edition of Crucial Conversations exploded onto the scene and revolutionized the way millions of people communicate when stakes are high. This new edition gives you the tools to:Prepare for high-stakes situations Transform anger and hurt feelings into powerful dialogue Make it safe to talk about almost anything Be persuasive, not abrasive
Control systems are needed to ensure that a company's assets are used in the most productive manner and that they are not lost through fraudulent activities. However, an excessive use of controls can interfere with the efficient completion of activities within a company. Whether your company is in start-up mode, installing new systems, or simply dissatisfied with existing controls due to fraudulent losses, Accounting Control Best Practices, Second Edition is the reference handbook every accountant and systems analyst can use to ensure that their company has constructed a durable and efficient set of controls.
This easy-to-use handbook clearly explains how to develop an effective system of accounting and operational controls and offers the best practices with pragmatic insights and proactive strategies to protect organizations from suffering further substantial losses of assets and reputation that occur from financial dishonesty within an organization.
Author and renowned accounting expert Steven Bragg provides control flowcharts in every chapter for all major processes as well as a thorough set of corporate policies designed to support the system of controls. Now containing chapters on budgeting, collections, and acquisition integration, this valuable reference handbook offers essential information on control best practices for:Order entry, credit, and shipmentInventory managementBillingCash-handlingPayrollFixed assetsBudgetingFinancial reportingJust-in-time manufacturingPetty cashAnd many more
Encompassing all of the major accounting and operational processes with nearly 500 controls presented in basic, intermediate, and advanced layers, from those needed for a very basic paper-based system, to computerized systems, to the use of advanced best practice enhancements in computerized systems, Accounting Control Best Practices, Second Edition is the only guidebook needed to devise a set of controls precisely tailored to every company's system.
Bookkeeping Essentials: How to Succeed as a Bookkeeper isthe handy problem-solver that gives today's busy bookkeepers andaccountants the helpful information they need in a quick-referenceformat. Whether in public practice or private industry,professionals will always have this reliable reference tool attheir fingertips.Packed with practical techniques and rules of thumb foranalyzing, evaluating, and solving the day-to-day problems everyaccountant facesHelps bookkeepers and accountants quickly pinpoint what to lookfor, what to watch out for, what to do, and how to do itOffers hundreds of explanations supported by a multitude ofexamples, tables, charts, and ratios
Filled with dozens of accounting best practices, BookkeepingEssentials is a powerful companion for the ever-changing worldof today's accountant and bookkeeper.
The Practitioner's Guide
Treasury Management: The Practitioner's Guide describes all aspects of the treasury function. This comprehensive book includes chapters covering the treasury department, cash transfer methods, cash forecasting, cash concentration, working capital management, debt management, equity management, investment management, foreign exchange risk management, interest risk management, clearing and settlement systems, and treasury systems.
If you are a treasurer, CFO, cash manager, or controller, Treasury Management: The Practitioner's Guide allows you to quickly grasp the real world of treasury management and the many practical and strategic issues faced by treasurers and financial professionals today.
Designed to give new controllers a firm foundation in theconcepts of managing the accounting department, locating GAAPinformation, and analyzing and knowing what to do with keyaccounting information, The Essential Controller, SecondEdition is the invaluable primer you can turn to for thefoundation you need to succeed. Whether your business is large,small, or medium-sized, this volume provides a complete overview ofthe controller's responsibilities and the role that today'scontrollers should be playing.Offers new coverage of finance strategyUpdates taxation strategyIncludes a new controller checklistQuick reference guide that controllers can turn toAlso by Steven M. Bragg: The Controller's Function: The Workof the Managerial Accountant, Fourth Edition
The Essential Controller, Second Edition is the go-tohandbook that you will use every day for dealing with the everydayissues facing today's controllers.
From flex budgeting to detailing the more sophisticated skillslike throughput analysis for capital investments and the fast closefor public companies, The Controller's Function, FourthEdition offers numerous real-world examples, expertly balancingboth the technical and managerial sides of the job.Provides an overview of the functions and responsibilities ofthe controller/management accountant in a corporationExplores how controllers can better perform their jobsOffers a solid foundation for those who are new to thisarea
Comprehensive and practical, this book fully defines the role,functions and responsibilities of the managerial accountant in acorporation.
The Vest Pocket Controller is the handy pocketproblem-solver that gives today's busy executives and accountantsthe helpful information they need in a quick-reference format.
Whether in public practice or private industry, professionalswill always have this reliable reference tool at their fingertipsbecause it easily goes anywhere-to a client's office, on a businesstrip, or to an important lunch meeting.Covers management areas a controller is likely toencounterEasy-to-use Q & A format offering hundreds of explanationssupported by a multitude of examples, tables, charts, andratiosOther titles by Bragg: Running an Effective InvestorRelations Department: A Comprehensive Guide, Accounting BestPractices, Sixth Edition, and Just-in-Time Accounting, ThirdEdition
Packed with practical techniques and rules of thumb foranalyzing, evaluating, and solving the day-to-day problems everycontroller faces, The Vest Pocket Controller helps youquickly pinpoint what to look for, what to watch out for, what todo, and how to do it.