INSIGHTS: Articles and Thought Leadership from Warren Averett

Don’t Make Hunches — Crunch the Numbers

Some business owners make major decisions by relying on gut instinct. But investments made on a “hunch” often fall short of management’s expectations. In

June 6th, 2017 | Business Strategy, Corporate Advisory Services

It May Be Time for Your Company to Create a Strategic IT Plan

Many companies take an ad hoc approach to technology. If you’re among them, it’s understandable; you probably had to automate some tasks before

May 18th, 2017 | Technology

Changes to SOC 1 Examinations as of May 1, 2017

By: Warren Averett

Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) No. 18, Attestation Standards: Clarification and Recodification (SSAE 18) is the new standard drafted by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

May 8th, 2017 | Corporate Advisory Services

Hot Spots to Look for Your Successor

Picking someone to lead your company after you step down is probably among the hardest aspects of retiring (or otherwise moving on). Sure,

May 3rd, 2017 | Corporate Advisory Services, Succession Planning

Enhance Benefits’ Perceived Value With Strong Communication

Providing a strong package of benefits is a competitive imperative in today’s business world. Like many employers, you’ve probably worked hard to put

April 28th, 2017 | Human Resources

Look at Your Employees With Cyber Security in Mind

Today’s businesses operate in an era of hyper-connectedness and, unfortunately, a burgeoning global cyber crime industry. You can’t afford to hope you’ll luck

April 21st, 2017 | Fraud and Cyber Security

Floyd Holliman Featured in Southern Automotive Alliance Magazine

By: Floyd Holliman, CPA

Firm Member, Floyd Holliman, was recently featured in the Spring Edition of the Southern Automotive Alliance Magazine, discussing the R&D Tax Credit and it's importance to the Automotive Industry. You

April 20th, 2017 | Corporate Advisory Services

Background Basics Behind C-Level Hires

By: Warren Averett

Does timing have anything to do with C-level hires?  January 2017 was hopping with new executive leadership changes in Birmingham, but

April 18th, 2017 | Business Strategy

Matchmaker, Matchmaker: Choosing the Right Lender

It’s easy to think of lenders as doing your company a favor. But business financing relationships are just that: relationships. Yes,

April 11th, 2017 | Business Strategy

Consider Key Person Insurance as a Succession Plan Safeguard

In business, and in life, among the most important ways to manage risk is through insurance. For certain types of companies

April 4th, 2017 | Succession Planning