Accounting

Validation stage: Any accounting-related professionals interested in describing major pain points?

Scott Coates Technical entrepreneur and full-stack developer

January 21st, 2013

I\'m interested in working with a group to build an accounting-related
project. We\'re still experimenting and trying validate the idea. The intent
is to improve certain processes typically found in smaller accounting
departments (1-6 people).

If you\'re in anyway tied to an accounting department, or maybe used to work
in one, or maybe have a friend who is in one, or whatever, could I spare
you for a few minutes to run some open-ended questions by you?

Scott Coates Technical entrepreneur and full-stack developer

January 21st, 2013

Thanks for letting me know. I\'ve posted the questions below.

Eric Rogness Technical Product Manager

January 21st, 2013

If you provide the open-ended questions, I\'m sure many people could distribute the survey to people in our networks.

EricRogness.com(647) 297-7126

Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2013 16:49:59 -0800
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Joel Magalnick Storyteller. Innovator. Leader.

January 21st, 2013

Agreed. I\'m not an accountant but my brother-in-law is and he\'s always looking for better solutions for his two-man practice.

JM

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On Jan 21, 2013, at 4:58 PM, Eric Rogness <ericrogn...@hotmail.com> wrote:

Scott Coates Technical entrepreneur and full-stack developer

January 21st, 2013

Great idea! Posted below.

Scott Coates Technical entrepreneur and full-stack developer

January 21st, 2013

Some of the questions we\'re interested in asking include:

- What are some of the biggest pain points your accounting department
faces on a regular basis?
- How do you maintain your close process?
- Can you describe your version control process?
- How do you sign off or control your worksteps, procedures, and journal
entries?
- Do you have any experience with a SOX compliant company? Can you
describe their process of becoming SOX compliant?
- What steps are taken to streamline audits? What is the most difficult
part of the audit process?
- What issues, if any, do you face during your close process?
- If your company has issues during the close, what can you do to
improve it?
- What software, tools, or education can be used to improve the close
and how much effort would it take to implement such tools?