Category: General Info & Updates

Excellence in Leadership

This past Friday, more than 400 people gathered at the Hilton Post Oak for the HBJ CFO of the Year awards luncheon to recognize excellence in Houston-area financial leadership. Winners from each of the 10 categories were chosen from a pool of 60 nominees. They were then narrowed down to a field of 29 finalists.

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The Evolving CFO

There’s a Houston Business Journal recently entitled “The evolving CFO: How the rise of the machines turned CFOs from number-crunchers into leaders”. In the article, the HBJ interviewed leading Houston-area CFOs about how their changing roles. Technological advances in finance and accounting are dramatically shifting and creating the evolving CFO. The Evolving CFO One of the

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Did you have your favorite brew for breakfast this morning?

Hey, did you have your favorite brew for breakfast this morning? I did! Did you have your favorite brew for breakfast this morning? I was on my way to The Strategic CFO office today and stopped by the HEB off of 290. As I walked up, I noticed a new coffee shop inside of HEB

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Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE)

Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) Definition The Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) is among the world’s largest by trading volume and market capitalization. Furthermore, the TSE listed firms are around 2,400. Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) Meaning The TSE indexes are both the Nikkei 225 and the TOPIX index. The Nikkei is a price weighted index for the top

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Valuation Methods

See Also: Financial Ratios Required Rate of Return Internal Rate of Return Method EBITDA Valuation What is a Term Sheet? Adjusted EBITDA Multiple of Earnings Business Valuation Purposes Valuation Methods There are a variety of approaches to valuing a firm and its equity. Two of the most popular approaches are discounted cash flow (DCF) methods

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Sukuk

Sukuk Definition A Sukuk is the islamic world’s version of a bond. It is also referred to as an islamic bond. Because Islamic people do not believe in charging or paying interest, they have been forced to maneuver their way around interest by renting certain assets or by taking ownership in a project. Sukuk Meaning

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Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE)

See Also: Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) Frankfurt Stock Exchange (FSE) Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) The Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) is the third largest exchange in terms of market capitalization. The exchange is currently not open to all foreign investors. Shanghai

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Progress Billing for a General Contractor

Progress Billing for a General Contractor Definition A construction project typically involves many different trades in order to reach completion. Therefore, it can be just as daunting a task to submit for payment to a client along the way. The Owner of a construction project relies on the project architect, lender and sometimes a third

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Progress Billing Example

Find a progress billing example below. Progress Billing Example UNCONDITIONAL FINAL WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIENS AND CLAIMS OWNER: Business X, LLC. PROJECT NAME: PRIORITY MANAGEMENT For and in exchange of the sum of $, the sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, the undersigned Contractor, subcontractor, consultant, materialmen or laborer (hereinafter the “Undersigned”) warrants and

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Product Pricing Strategies

How you price your products and services can have an impact on your profits. Check out the following video for our product pricing strategies: Product Pricing Strategies The following are descriptions of standard pricing strategies. Cost-Plus Pricing Pricing products and services by applying a certain standard markup percentage on top of the total cost of

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Adjusted Present Value (APV) Method of Valuation

See Also: Valuation Methods Net Present Value Method Internal Rate of Return Method NPV vs IRR Capitalization Adjusted Present Value (APV) Method of Valuation is the net present value of a project if financed solely by equity (present value of un-leveraged cash flows) plus the present value of all the benefits of financing. Use this

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Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

See Also: Total Quality Management Theory of Constraints Activity Based Management Capital Structure Management Retainage Management Collection Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award is an award for excellence in quality improvement and quality management. It sets very high standards for quality. Furthermore, firms that win the award have demonstrated excellence

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