Running a Public Company: From IPO to SEC Reporting

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"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

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About the author

Steven M. Bragg, CPA, has been the chief financial officer or controller of four companies, as well as a consulting manager at Ernst & Young and an auditor at Deloitte & Touche. He received a master's degree in finance from Bentley College, an MBA from Babson College, and a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Maine. He has been the two-time president of the Colorado Mountain Club, is an avid alpine skier and mountain biker, and is a certified master diver. Mr. Bragg resides in Centennial, Colorado. He is also the author of Accounting Best Practices and Accounting Policies and Procedures Manual, Fifth Edition (both published by Wiley).
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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Sep 8, 2009
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Pages
304
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ISBN
9780470527283
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Management
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