BING Jim Buchanan, Author at BlackLine Magazine

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Author: Jim Buchanan

How The Intercompany Hub Makes The World Smaller

For today’s business, the challenge of geographical growth is less daunting than ever before. Technology makes setting up a new storefront nearly as easy as putting up a website. Hiring a new sales agent? Due diligence, thanks to social media...

Going Public? Heed This Advice From Connor Group

Talk about putting your money where your mouth is. When you see how well Santa Clara-based Connor Group has done since its 2006 start, it’s no surprise that the accounting firm’s specialty is servicing high-growth clients. The company, which is...

What to Expect from COSO’s Newest Framework

Now that its 2013 Internal Control Framework has been embraced and adopted by business, the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission is in the process of following up with a second framework revision; this one for the Enterprise...

Assessing SaaS Security: A Top-Down Approach

Conventional wisdom has it that SaaS vendors – that is, those that market cloud-based software-as-a-service – often maintain higher levels of information security than their clients. The reason: security is closer to the SaaS vendor’s business model, and thus its...

COSO Report Card: How Companies Are Measuring Up

The practice of accounting is orderly, measured, and demands the highest levels of precision and accuracy. The new COSO framework, however, is somewhat the opposite. First announced in 2013 and still under adoption by some, it’s more interpretative than specific,...