The KISS Principle can be “Simply Stupid”
The KISS Principle can be “Simply Stupid”

How often have you heard a business owner say “Why would anyone include depreciation, or rent, or insurance and many similar costs, in their Cost of Goods Sold? It’s best to keep it simple!” They want to apply the KISS Principle, but it can be simply stupid.

The KISS Principle can be “Simply Stupid”

Well for many reasons, such expenses should be included in COGS. Including:

So in many cases, the KISS principle – is “Simply Stupid” because it results in overpayment of the GMT, and obfuscates the real cost of a product or Service. And incidentally, it is GAAP. Just look at public company annual reports… Almost assuredly, your bank LOC requires financials prepared in accordance with GAAP.
Keep it Real.
To learn more financial leadership skills, download the free 7 Habits of Highly Effective CFOs.
KISS Principle

[box]Strategic CFO Lab Member Extra
Access your Flash Report Execution Plan in SCFO Lab. The step-by-step plan to manage your company before your financial statements are prepared.
Click here to access your Execution Plan. Not a Lab Member?
Click here to learn more about SCFO Labs[/box]

KISS Principle


The Struggles of Private Company Accounting

Building your Accounting Department… When I meet a business owner operating at a successful $10+ mil in revenue I often hear them say “My CPA…” and I immediately know they are referring to a tax CPA. One thing ALL entrepreneurs have in common is that they have to file a tax return. So from day

Read More »

CPA’s are Specialized

The Difference in CPAs Looking back at my career I don’t know how many times I have introduced myself to someone and they ask, “Are you a CPA?” and I say yes. Then they tell me “you must be very busy with tax season” and I look at them with a bit of awe and

Read More »

How to Improve Your Resume

The concept of resumes might seem difficult to grasp at times. After all, you’re set with the task of conveying all of your life’s accomplishments and skills in a single sheet of paper. Creating a good resume is an essential skill necessary to be successful in the workforce. A good resume can be the difference

Read More »


Financial Leadership Workshop

MARCH 28TH-31ST 2022


Financial Leadership Workshop


June 12-15th, 2023

WIKI CFO® - Browse hundreds of articles