The CFO'S Perspective

Accounting is a Team Sport

Repeat after me…

Accounting is a team sport."  

This has been my mantra for the past 30 years and it’s as important and true now as it was 30 years ago.  What I have learned in my 30+ years as a CFO is that accounting works best when it is integrated with the management team and you will never be at your best if your accounting team works in a silo.    

Topics: Leadership Expenses Staffing Accounting

What Does It Cost a Business to Maintain Tax Compliance?

We are continuing on the topic of tax compliance from the previous article.

If there is one thing most of us can agree on, it is that this nation's tax code is complicated! In 1955, the Internal Revenue Code was just 409,000 words, which already sounds daunting. By 2017, it had ballooned to nearly six times that size, clocking in at over 2.4 million words. According to the Tax Foundation, there are also roughly 60,000 pages of tax-related case law that are vital to understanding this nation's tax code.

The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax."
- Albert Einstein

Topics: Taxes Legal Expenses