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Case Study: Normalization Adjustments and the COVID-19 Pandemic

By: Damien Strohmier, Senior Manager, CPA, CCIFP Normalization adjustments are those adjustments to EBITDA that remove non-recurring income and/or expenses related to one-time or extraordinary events in order to present a company’s earnings or performance in a normal operating year. The COVID-19 pandemic is one example of an event that may seem extraordinary or non-recurring, […]

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Case Study: Construction Acquisitions Gone Awry – a Quality of Earnings Story

By: Damien Strohmier, Senior Manager, CPA, CCIFP Failed transactions can happen for a variety of reasons. This article explains one potential reason for a failure, which is the inherent risk in reporting and understanding a construction company’s accounting transactions in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). This example, while construction-centric, will highlight the importance […]

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Understanding the Need for a Quality of Earnings Report in a Transaction

By: Damien Strohmier, Senior Manager, CPA, CCIFP Dealing in the transaction market space requires a deep understanding of various terms and acronyms that are commonplace when discussing a potential sale, merger, or acquisition of a business. An example of this is Quality of Earnings (QoE). Below is an explanation of what a QoE Report is […]

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US Residential Housing Market Prospectus

By: Damien Strohmier, Senior Manager, CPA, CCIFP The housing market is at an all-time high and Zillow hounds would concur that the forecast over the next few years does not have it slowing down. But what about inflation, interest rates, and supply chain, how will they impact consumer confidence and the residential housing market? If […]

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INDOT Technical Applications Pathway and Prequalification Application – Common Questions

By: Andrew Eiler, CPA The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) introduced a new online system for construction contractors to complete their Contractor Prequalification application. Two common questions have been encountered when using the new INDOT Technical Applications Pathway (ITAP); presentation of contract assets and retainage receivable, and aggregate bidding capacity listed on the qualification certificate. […]

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Paid Sick Leave Refundable Credit

By: Damien Strohmier, CPA, CCIFP Note: On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which includes the following provisions related to the employer tax credits discussed in this article: Extension of the period for which the credit for providing paid sick and family leave may be taken from […]

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Not Eligible for Second Draw? Look Again…

By: Damien Strohmier, CPA, CCIFP Eligibility criteria for the second draw loans includes terminology that misled several companies to believe they were not eligible to apply. This article will review the eligibility requirements and specifically review the 25% reduction in gross receipts test that has been frequently misinterpreted. Employee Threshold For a borrower to be […]

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