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9/24/2020· Healthcare Facilities - Hospitals

Hospital Cost Accounting: Million Dollar Decisions Should Not Be Based on “Guesstimates”

By: Sahel Shwayhat, MBA, FACHE

All well-run businesses use data to drive their decisions. The higher the stakes, the more accuracy they demand from their data. Hospitals are businesses, even not-for-profit ones, and should conduct their operations like any other business. The area where hospitals lag far behind other businesses is in cost accounting.

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7/26/2020· Accounting

How To Identify A Company's Financial Distress By Using Cash Flow Statements

By: Michael Pakter

It is essential that creditors, managers, and shareholders - as well as the attorneys who advise them - timely identify and respond to signs of a company’s financial distress. Financial distress, according to Investopedia, “is a condition in which a company or individual cannot generate revenue or income because it is unable to meet or cannot pay its financial obligations

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10/5/2019· Damages

Attaining Reasonable Certainty in Economic Damages (Part I of III)

By: Michael Pakter

The AICPA has issued two practice aids, one on 2015 and most recently in November 2018, focused on the calculation of economic profits and damages. The purpose of this article—the first of three on this topic—is to provide the reader with an understanding of Chapter 1...

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11/1/2017· Accounting

Determining a Distressed Debtor Company Discount Rate, Part 2

By: Michael D. Pakter

This is Part 2 of a two-part article. The first part (published in the January 2014 issue of Business Valuation Update) discussed valuations of distressed debtor companies based on discounted cash flows and considered the impact of the date and stage of distress. This part describes how the financial analyst derives the cost of capital for a distressed debtor company.

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10/11/2017· Accounting

Determining a Distressed Debtor Company Discount Rate, Part 1

By: Michael D. Pakter

This is Part 1 of a two-part article. This part discusses valuations of distressed debtor companies based on discounted cash flows and considers the impact of the date and stage of distress. Next month, Part 2 will describe how the financial analyst derives the cost of capital for a distressed debtor company.

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10/6/2017· Accounting

Confirming Worst Suspicions: Hire a Forensic Expert To Find Hidden Assets

By: Michael J. Garibaldi CPA, ABV, CFF, CGMA

When a client voiced strong suspicions that her soon-to-be ex-husband was hiding assets, her attorney investigated the claim but found nothing amiss. However, he hired a forensic accounting expert to help ensure his client would receive an equitable share of the marital estate. The expert turned up a trunkload of hidden treasure - undeclared cash income and property "stashed" under the names of the husband's mother and siblings.

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9/7/2017· Accounting

A Forensic Engagement

By: Michael D. Pakter

Mr. Bad Actor is a 61–year-old male who is the senior executive of the Unlucky Transportation Company. He has been in that position for more than ten years. Before his employment at the company, he worked for a series of unsuccessful transportation companies, where both he and other stakeholders lost most of their investment. He has ongoing legal and financial problems resulting from these prior business failures and from his failed marriage.

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3/17/2010· Appraisal & Valuation

Introduction To Business Valuation Concepts For Attorneys

By: Thomas Kalajian, BS, CRTP, AVA, ABAR

This article is intended to provide a conceptual introduction of business valuation for attorneys who seek a confirmation of the fundamentals, disabuse from common misleading notions, or practical tips to assess the quality of valuation reports encountered in their practices. Business valuation is a broad and technically challenging discipline.

11/25/2009· Damages

Forecasting Cash Flow: Mathematics of the Payout Ratio

By: Jay Abrams, ASA, CPA, MBA

We all have used the Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) method. Many of us would agree that it is generally the best, most comprehensive, theoretically correct valuation model. It also has an empirical reason to be the best, which is that many of us calculate our discount rates using the Ibbotson data in the SBBI annual yearbooks, which are based on publicly traded stock data.

4/3/2008· Taxation

Excise Taxes For Unreasonable Compensation At Charities

By: Stephen D. Kirkland, CPA, CMC

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) now keeps a close eye on charities and social welfare organizations to ensure that their tax-exempt status is not abused. One of the primary factors the IRS now examines is the amounts of compensation and benefits provided by charities to their key employees

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