THE 80/20 RULE

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The Pareto Principle, also known as the 80/20 rule, the law of the vital few, or the principle of factor scarcity, states that for many events roughly 80% of the efforts come from 20% of the inputs.

These ratios ring true in the finance and accounting operations of companies as well. 20% of the members of any finance and accounting department can create 80% of the value and likely execute 80% of the work.

The obverse is also true. So, as an Executive or Business owner, you can’t afford to have average people in your company. We don’t.

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FINANCIAL PROJECT EXECUTION

Need help driving a key finance or accounting project?

Every C-level executive has some subset of their responsibilities that encompass their highest value contribution to the organization, and another subset that would best be delegated to others or eliminated entirely. They also have a list of pending projects with high positive ROI that are subordinated to the urgency of the day to day deadlines and fires that consume department focus. Our team provides the capacity and ability to accelerate the completion of these projects and the realization of the financial benefits.

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interim financial management

Have a newly vacated role that needs realignment?

Every instance of key manager turnover is an opportunity to re-evaluate the position and realign responsibilities and mandates with organizational objectives, and this recalibration needs to take place before a replacement is hired.

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FINANCIAL CONSULTING IN LOS ANGELES

We’re Hyper-Local.

Our entire team is on the ground in Los Angeles. We know the financial talent base in Los Angeles, we understand what drives the economy in LA, and our client base and our consulting team’s experience reflect this. While we are an industry-agnostic firm, we have deep experience in media, entertainment, emerging growth and technology, real estate, and consumer products.

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Our team applies focus, objectivity and superior academic and professional credentials backed by a business model that encourages and rewards individual initative and creativity with a mandate to leave clients provably better at the end of each engagement.

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Operational Finance in Entertainment Ebook

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Financial Reporting & Analysis Solutions Whitepaper

Learn how reporting & analysis solutions that bridge the implementation time gap and keep pace with business demands.

Sales Compensation Plan Tip Sheet

Learn our five best practices to creating effective sales compensation plan models that balance present realities and future goals.

Financial Forecasting Process Guide

Learn financial forecasting process best practices and dive into the three core elements that drive accuracy.

How to Build an Operational Review Program Guide

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WHAT WE’RE THINKING ABOUT

Here's how our colleagues think about the issues of the day.

Entertainment Finance

6 Factors That Impact How to Value a Content Library

The past few years have seen dramatic changes in the entertainment industry. The success of streaming video on-demand (SVOD) services such as Netflix, HBO Now and Hulu has spawned a rush of imitators. Seemingly every media company has announced plans to launch an SVOD channel with hopes of capturing those direct-to-consumer subscription dollars. This has led to a… View Article

September 17, 2019Chris Kirk

Financial Planning & Analysis

5 Keys for Your Customer Lifetime Value Model

As more companies move from single-transaction to recurring-revenue relationships with customers, estimating and tracking customer lifetime value (CLV) with care is critical for every business model. While CLV is not an exact fit within annual income statements, it is a useful financial modeling tactic for marketing ROI and potentially valuation. We believe there are 5… View Article

September 11, 2019Marco Moreno

Financial Reporting & Accounting

About the Proposed Delay of ASC 842, Lease Accounting

During its July meetings, the Financial Accounting Standards Board voted unanimously to propose delaying the effective date of some of its major accounting standards, including ASC 842, Lease Accounting, for privately held companies, nonprofits, and small reporting companies. The delay provides an extra year to adopt in these organizations – adopting for annual fiscal reporting… View Article

August 28, 2019Neil Travanti

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