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  • Why You Should Implement a TMS Before M&A Activity

    Merger and acquisition (M&A) activities are some of the management team’s most complex and career-defining decisions. They involve careful strategizing and an in-depth analysis of what the merger could mean for a firm’s core products, personnel, cash management, and long-term sustainability. According to the Harvard Business Review, studies indicate that 70-90% of these deals fall […]

  • Labor Woes Hit Accounting Teams

    Accounting in the United States is at a pivotal point as the industry faces a critical shortage of qualified professionals. Recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reveals a 10% dip in practicing accountants and auditors, leaving the industry with just 1.62 million professionals. A whopping 190,000 jobs disappeared in 2023, sparking concerns about […]

  • Interest Rates Are Rising: Lock In Rates Now with IR Hedging

    The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) is set to meet on May 4, 2022 – and it’s looking like the fed funds rate will rise (again).

  • Hedging with Helen: Flexibility of Hedge Accounting

    Today, I want to tell you that hedge accounting is more flexible than you think. I specifically want to talk about when we’re forecasting transactions that might happen in the future. Recently we talked about the future issuance of fixed rate debt. And a lot of people are intimidated, they’re “I can’t do that. I […]

  • When Should You Start a Hedge Program?

    A popular Chinese proverb says “the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now.” This is equally true in the world of hedging.

  • Hedging with Helen: 2 Things That Can Sabotage a Hedge Program

    Today we’re going to talk about things that can sabotage your hedge program.