Category: DLC

Why I Decided to Become a Consultant

After 16 years of accounting, both public and industry, I decided to go into consulting. During my public accounting years, I enjoyed the exposure to different industries, learning about manufacturing,...

Consulting vs. Industry Roles – Pros & Cons (from someone who has done both!)

After completing my MBA, I knew I wanted to be a member of the Corporate Finance function at a large company – somewhere that has the reach to truly impact...

What I’ve learned as a Consultant (that has made me a better employee)

Think of your clients as teammates  It’s always a little nerve-wracking starting a new consulting project, running through the list of “what-ifs” — what if there is something I don’t know? What...

Forecasting the Unexpected

Forecasting is one of the most crucial activities that organizations frequently conduct. Forecasts can be operational or financial, and in most cases, they are interdependent. Even though we have all heard phrases such as, “Stay on plan!” or “Don’t be way off the last forecast,” the reality is that finance and accounting professionals jump into forecasting as soon as the official finance close is over.

Top 10 Tips for Financial Modeling

Finance and accounting professionals develop, build, and work with spreadsheet models, in one form or another, throughout all stages of their careers. Models are used in almost all industries and...

Debt Covenant Compliance and COVID-19

The impact of COVID-19 on corporate debt is prevalent in recent news. Credit rating agencies have downgraded US corporate debt, and Fitch forecasts the default rate to double in 2020,...

Managing Data, Risk & Security

With more and more data collected via customer acquisition, funnel creation, and more, how companies are managing their data security is under higher risk and scrutiny. In this episode of...

Why Flexible Working Will Be the “New Normal”

The following is an excerpt from an article published by, featuring commentary by Michael Johnson, Managing Principal at Bridgepoint Consulting, an Addison Group Company.  As more countries start moving towards lifting...

Why shortening of forecasting and reporting cycle times matter

Annie Duke, World Champion Poker Player and author of the National Bestseller “Thinking in Bets,” came up with an equation that can’t be any  more correct: “The quality of our...

Liquidity Analysis during COVID-19

“Cash is king” you have heard before, but a lack of cash is inarguably the king when it comes to pushing small businesses into failure. “Running out of money is...