Accounting services – Kelley PC Tue, 21 Jun 2022 07:22:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Accounting services – Kelley PC 32 32 Express delivery services in Vietnam Tue, 21 Jun 2022 07:22:00 +0000 Allied Market Research [147 Pages] The major drivers of the Vietnam express delivery services market are the booming e-commerce sector, the expansion of international trade services in Vietnam, and the increase in B2C deliveries. The COVID-19 outbreak has led to flight cancellations, quarantines and travel bans, slowing down the business of express delivery services in […]]]>

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[147 Pages] The major drivers of the Vietnam express delivery services market are the booming e-commerce sector, the expansion of international trade services in Vietnam, and the increase in B2C deliveries. The COVID-19 outbreak has led to flight cancellations, quarantines and travel bans, slowing down the business of express delivery services in Vietnam. The B2C segment contributed the largest market share in 2021, accounting for more than three-fifths of the overall market share.

Portland, OR, June 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — According to the report released by Allied Market Research, the Express delivery services market in Vietnam accumulated $0.71 Billion in 2021 and is projected to gross $4.88 Billion by 2030, registering a CAGR of 24.1% from 2022 to 2030. The report offers a detailed analysis of the changing trends of the market, major segments, key investment pockets, value chain, regional landscape, and competitive scenario.

The major drivers of the Vietnam express delivery services market are the booming e-commerce sector, the expansion of international trade services in Vietnam, and the increase in B2C deliveries. Additionally, significant increase in digitalization, large investments in logistics and technological upgrading of delivery vehicles will generate new growth opportunities for the Vietnam express delivery services market. However, high operating costs and lack of infrastructure growth will pose a threat to market expansion.

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COVID-19 scenario:

  • The COVID-19 outbreak has led to flight cancellations, quarantines and travel bans, slowing down the business of express delivery services in Vietnam.

  • The COVID-19 pandemic has also created a huge economic impact on the growth of express delivery services in Vietnam market due to the lockdown resulting in low labor mobility across the country.

  • B2C express delivery services in Vietnam have grown during the pandemic due to the booming e-commerce and online retail business. Nevertheless, B2B express delivery services in the country have suffered during the pandemic.

The report offers a detailed segmentation of the Vietnam Express Delivery Services market based on application, end-use, destination, and region.

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Based on applications, the B2C segment contributed the largest market share in 2021, accounting for more than three-fifths of the overall global market share for express delivery services in Vietnam. Nevertheless, the B2B segment is expected to register the highest CAGR of almost 25.4% from 2022 to 2030.

Based on end-use, the e-commerce platforms segment accounted for the largest market share in 2021, contributing about four-fifths of the overall express delivery services market share in Vietnam. Nevertheless, the document services segment is expected to register the highest CAGR of around 25.9% from 2022 to 2030.

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On the basis of destination, the domestic segment contributed the largest share of the express delivery services market in Vietnam in 2021, contributing more than three-fifths of the overall market share of the global express delivery services in Vietnam . However, the international segment is expected to register the highest CAGR of around 25.7% from 2022 to 2030.

The key players profiled in the global Vietnam Express Delivery Services market research report are Nin Sing Logistics Company Limited (Ninja Van), GHN (Fast Delivery), Viettel Post, BEST Express Vietnam (BEST Inc.), Swift247, GHTK, J&T Express (Vietnam), Nhat Tin Logistics, Kerry Express (Vietnam), Nasco Logistics JSC and VNPost.

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GROWING ENROLLMENT: Percentage of local high school students heading to college hits lowest level in 13 years Sun, 19 Jun 2022 06:08:00 +0000 Mike Wolanin | Members of the Class of 2022 Republic of Columbus North participate in the procession for their commencement ceremony at Columbus North High School in Columbus, Ind., on Saturday, May 28, 2022. The percentage of Bartholomew County high school students heading to college or pursuing some form of post-secondary education after graduation has […]]]>

The percentage of Bartholomew County high school students heading to college or pursuing some form of post-secondary education after graduation has fallen to its lowest level in 13 years, according to new figures from the state.

According to figures recently released by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, only 55.4% of Bartholomew County’s high school class of 2020 – the first to graduate during the pandemic – enrolled in university or post-secondary program within one year of graduation.

This is the lowest percentage on record since 2008 and the third straight year of decline in the percentage of Bartholomew County high school graduates enrolling in post-secondary education, the data shows.

Nearly 72% of Bartholomew County’s 2017 high school class enrolled in a post-secondary program within one year of graduation. But that figure fell to 65% for the Class of 2018 and 57.3% for the Class of 2019 – the two classes immediately before the coronavirus pandemic.

National decline

Officials say the local decline mirrors trends seen statewide and nationwide, which they attribute in large part to the costs of higher education and — in 2020 — the pandemic.

The Strada Education Network released new nationwide figures on Wednesday that suggest more than a million fewer students enrolled in college this spring compared to spring 2020 – the fifth straight semester of declining enrollment.

Community colleges were the hardest hit, accounting for nearly two-thirds of the overall drop in enrollment. In addition, requests for federal financial assistance are down almost 9% compared to last year.

In Indiana, 53.4% ​​of the 2020 high school class enrolled in some sort of post-secondary education program within a year of graduation — the sixth straight year of declines and declines by compared to 64.8% among the class of 2015, according to state figures.

“This is a national trend that has been going on for many years,” said John Burnett, president and CEO of the Community Education Coalition, a Columbus-based partnership of education, business and community leaders. , focused on aligning and integrating learning from the region. with economic growth and a better quality of life. “…In terms of enrollment from high school to post-secondary education, things are on the decline across the country.”

Why the decline?

Local officials said many factors could be behind the decrease.

Most notably, in 2020, the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted high schools and colleges across the country. The high school class of 2020 completed its final semester of high school remotely, and many colleges either did not restart in the fall or operated entirely online or in limited capacity, potentially driving more students to take a year off.

Additionally, the cost of higher education, the prospect of student loan debt, as well as an academic shift of not pushing every student into college in recent years may also play a role in lower percentages of local students enrolling in university. , said Jim Roberts, superintendent of Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp.

“Getting some form of college education is always very important, in our opinion — an associate’s degree, a bachelor’s degree, whatever it is,” Roberts said. “However, we also want students to take advantage of opportunities to train while in high school, which could prepare them for employment immediately after high school. What’s interesting with this is that the best work we do to prepare a student for something to do immediately after high school, it could lower the percentage of students who go to college within the year because they have chosen to move forward and take advantage of this opportunity.

One example, Roberts said, is a welding certificate students can earn while in high school that leads them to jobs after graduation that pay “a decent amount of money.” The vast majority of Bartholomew County high school students take at least one technical education course.

“There was a time, it seemed, where it was, ‘Push the kids into college and let it be the thing,'” Roberts said. “And for a lot of kids that just wasn’t the thing to do, and people were spending a lot of money on it and then didn’t finish school and left school without a degree, spending a lot of money on it. money and had student loan debt. And so as we strive to have less student loan debt and stuff, what are the different steps our kids can take to get the things they need to be successful ?”

What can be done?

However, local officials say they are optimistic despite the downward trend, pointing to the resources in place in the community, including the Columbus Airpark Campus.

Burnett, for her part, said many local resources “bode well for Columbus,” pointing to a new set of services that should soon be available at the Columbus Learning Center.

The new set of services will be offered in a new space at the Columbus Learning Center called “The Bridge,” which, according to a statement from the Southeast Indiana Economic Opportunities through Education (EcO) network, will be a connecting hub for services shared by Ivy Tech, IUPUC and Purdue Polytechnic.

The bridge will include a welcoming space where “navigators” welcome and assist visitors, a free snack bar, career services offices for the three schools, six collaborative meeting rooms, a small conference room that can be reserved “ by anyone on campus or beyond,” a nursing mother’s room, Youth Development Council staff offices, and CEC staff offices.

“Imagine a year from now a student will know…here’s a place I can go for help, help me think about how I’m going to help myself, connect at work while I go to school,” Burnett said. .

Overall, Burnett said an important factor in encouraging enrollment in post-secondary education is “to keep getting better and better at helping students and their families understand the really vital connection between the ‘learning and economic opportunities’.

Roberts, for his part, said he doesn’t “feel concerned at this time” about the local decline.

“We want to continue to increase people’s post-secondary education,” Roberts said, so there will be opportunities in adulthood to get more education, to get an associate’s degree, to get something else to give them more opportunities. , this potential to earn more money as they advance.

“I think we’re just starting to see a different picture with kids and families and choices, and I don’t see that as necessarily bad,” Roberts said.

How to Get a Talkative Coworker to Stop Slacking Off on You Fri, 17 Jun 2022 14:00:00 +0000 Placeholder while loading article actions In a workplace where messaging apps like Slack, Google Chat or Microsoft Teams has become the normal way to work and the place where co-workers socialize, creating boundaries can seem like quite the feat. This can be especially problematic when one of your co-workers is a Chatty Cathy. Readers like […]]]>
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In a workplace where messaging apps like Slack, Google Chat or Microsoft Teams has become the normal way to work and the place where co-workers socialize, creating boundaries can seem like quite the feat. This can be especially problematic when one of your co-workers is a Chatty Cathy.

Readers like you have told us how the lines between work and home have blurred. People work more flexible hours, sometimes at different hours than their colleagues, and they sometimes use 24-hour messaging platforms. So what do you do when Bob from accounting keeps banging on you send messages ? And how do you gracefully end his urge to socialize with you at all hours if you’re seemingly always online?

“It’s about recreating boundaries,” says Jeffrey Seglin, director of the communications program at Harvard Kennedy School. “Now that we’re back to a sense of a new normal, we need to figure out how to use the [digital] tools and what is acceptable.

Before tackling the subject, I would like to remind you that the assistance service is there for you. We want to help you navigate technology and the issues it can create in your workplace. We also want to hear your stories. What is your biggest frustration at the office? How is your job changing? Write to us and we will do our best to answer your questions or address your concerns.

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Now back to Gabby ol’ Bob of accounting. We spoke with three business and communication experts to help us navigate workplace messaging etiquette. Let’s go.

Q: How do I get a chatty colleague to stop messaging me?

The answer to this question may seem simple. Can’t you just tell your co-worker to leave you alone? While, yes, this is always an option, there are a few things workers may want to consider before jumping right into the basics.

First, what are the workplace culture and expectations? Is it an organizational norm or issue or is it just one person? Second, remember that the way people have become accustomed to communicating at work may have changed over the past two years due to the pandemic. This may be how workers get to know each other, as some workers are remote and some are in the office. And third, your social capital may be different if you’ve been estranged from co-workers, see them less, or have never met in person. So you may need to adjust the way you deliver a message that could be perceived as confrontational, especially if it’s a digital platform where vocal tone and body language are lost.

Managers are a great starting point when it comes to setting social norms in the workplace. And now could be a good time to take stock of how the team has worked over the past two years and reset some boundaries, experts say.

“Look in the mirror and see what kind of culture you’re unwittingly creating,” says Dustin York, associate professor of communication and leadership at the University of Maryville. “Even if you’re a night owl, you can schedule messages [instead of sending them.]”

How to know if you are talkative

If you pay enough attention, you may find that you could be the talkative co-worker. There are easy ways to find out on digital platforms, says York, of the University of Maryville.

  • On messaging apps: Look at the response rate. If you send six messages and get a short response, you may need to relax.
  • On video apps: Look for non-verbal cues. If co-workers are focused on another task or giving no sign of listening, you may need to wrap up.

Email providers, including Microsoft Outlook and Google’s Gmail, as well as email apps like Slack, allow users to schedule a message to be sent at a specific time in the future.

Companies are (again) rewriting the future of work

You can also create spaces dedicated to organizational socialization. Workers or managers might want to create separate subgroups on their messaging platforms — in Slack, you’d start a new channel, for example — for people who want to chat more casually or on specific topics like what’s going on. they watch on Netflix, York said. . This gives workers the flexibility to decide whether they want to join in on the additional discussions or just stick to the work-related chatter.

“Forced joy should not be expected,” says Seglin.

Building community and workplace safety

As a worker, if the issue is organizational, you may want to take the approach of raising it as a question rather than a request from your manager or team. Framing it as an issue for consideration and for improving worker well-being and productivity could make it less confrontational, says Heidi Brooks, senior lecturer in organizational behavior at Yale University’s School of Management. “Start by creating the condition of curiosity and collaboration,” she said. “You might say, ‘I notice we’re…talking 24 hours a day, and I think the team is burning out. Can we talk about it?

When a group works together, they can find boundaries that work for everyone and allow everyone to feel part of the process. The idea is to make the conversation feel like a shared challenge and a shared solution. The same approach can apply if it’s a talkative colleague in particular, Brooks said.

But if that doesn’t work out, Brooks said to treat it like a labor dispute. Be more direct with the issue by saying something like, “I feel the strain of this constant communication.”

Seglin said the pandemic has forced everyone to be a little more aware of the mental health and well-being of others. So if it’s a recurring issue with a particular colleague, sometimes vulnerable honesty is the best etiquette.

“You can say, ‘I love that you include me, I’m just not ready to socialize,'” he said.

And if all else fails, you can turn to the technology itself, York said.

You can change your notification settings so that you are only alerted by certain messages or at certain times. In some apps, you can change your status to unavailable. You can change your phone settings to do not disturb during certain hours. Some apps allow you to send automatic replies, similar to an out of office email, within the app, and others may be bundled with third-party auto-responder apps.

Or you can simply change your behavior to set new expectations, York said.

“It can be as simple as texting in the morning,” he said. “After a week or two, Chatty Cathy will get the hint.”

USC Athletics announce NIL deal with Stay Doubted Wed, 15 Jun 2022 21:22:11 +0000 USC Athletics | June 15, 2022 History links About Stay Doubted USC NIL Policies LOS ANGELES – Any USC student-athlete who wants a professional service provider to support them in their pursuit of NIL opportunities will soon have this service […]]]>

USC Athletics | June 15, 2022

LOS ANGELES – Any USC student-athlete who wants a professional service provider to support them in their pursuit of NIL opportunities will soon have this service available to them through a third-party agency.

USC Athletics has reached an agreement with Stay doubtfula modern media agency enabling the next generation of student-athletes and fans, to provide enhanced NIL services to its student-athletes, USC Director of Athletics Mike Bohn announced today (June 15).

Stay Doubted has managed over $63 million in sports partnerships, including over $1 million in partnerships with collegiate athletes in the first year of the NIL era. He also has an impressive list of brand partnership clients, having worked with companies such as Amazon, Microsoft, State Farm, Verizon, lululemon and many more.

Stay Doubted has established a subsidiary, BLVD LLC., which will operate as an agency and media company that will exclusively serve USC student-athletes to assist in the development of NIL opportunities. Stay Doubted will have at least seven full-time employees dedicated to BLVD operations.

“From the moment the NCAA revised its rules regarding the use of NIL, President Carol L. Folt encouraged me to develop the best NIL support program in the nation for our student-athletes, consistent with our vision of to be the most student-athlete centered program in the country,” Bohn said. “We offer dozens of services to support all aspects of the student-athlete experience: coaching, medical, academic, nutrition, bodybuilding, sports psychology, career planning, and more. NIL is a new dimension of the student-athlete experience. , and we want to provide best-in-class services to our student-athletes in this area as we do in all others.”

“I am grateful to President Folt for her leadership and guidance in developing this program. We have patiently surveyed the NIL environment both within our program and nationally to inform our decision-making. decision. We believe that every student-athlete should have access to NIL support resources and currently only about 3% of our student-athletes have engaged professional service providers. We strive to support our student-athletes in every way, including in the NIL space. We are delighted to be able to fulfill this need and make these resources available through a qualified and reputable third party for our student-athletes should they wish to take advantage of them.”

All USC student-athletes will have the opportunity to voluntarily opt for non-exclusive NIL representation through BLVD. Student-athletes will sign their own industry-standard representation agreements with the BLVD. The university will not be a party to these agreements and will not receive any revenue share from NIL student-athlete efforts. Although BLVD provides its services exclusively to USC student-athletes, these student-athletes may also supplement their BLVD representation with other professional service providers. All BLVD activities will be conducted in accordance with California State law, NCAA rules, and the USC Athletics (NIL) Student-Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Policy.

“Since NIL’s inception, the focus has been on building long-term, sustainable structures that put student-athletes at the forefront of cutting-edge opportunities and resources,” said Michael Jones, CEO by Stay Doubted. “This agreement achieves that goal and more. The economic power of Los Angeles is a tough differentiator to match. We are ready to use the Stay Doubted network of brand partners and our internal capabilities to establish BLVD as a than a leader in the NIL era.”

Through its services, BLVD will assist in the development of NIL opportunities for USC student-athletes, including sponsorships, group licensing, promotions and events, and merchandising. All USC student-athletes who voluntarily register for BLVD representation will be equipped with digital “media kits,” which will be available online and feature the student-athlete brand, social media accounts, and key social media metrics.

BLVD will also operate as a student-athlete-focused media company to tell the stories of USC student-athletes by creating original content to be published on multiple BLVD media platforms. For more exclusive USC student-athlete content and experiential programming, USC fans will have the option to sign up for membership subscriptions. Different levels of membership will be available, and members will have exclusive access to USC student-athlete NIL-related membership benefits, such as cameo-style appearances, event appearances, autographed memorabilia, and more. Through their independent agreements with BLVD, USC athletes will be compensated for participating in NIL activities associated with creating original content and realizing membership benefits. USC student-athletes will also receive revenue generated from any third-party sponsorships associated with original BLVD content.

Additionally, through their agreements with BLVD, USC student-athletes will have independent access to other essential NIL resources in the areas of accounting, banking, investing, tax, and finance. right. For the enhancement of their own brand, USC student-athletes will have the opportunity to tap into Let Creators Create, which is a media library and experiential program focused on empowering the next generation of creators. USC student-athletes will receive tactical advice, tips and tools from top creators.

To support its operations, BLVD will establish an advisory board of influential leaders in various academic, business and charitable sectors to provide strategic advice to the agency. Additionally, BLVD will invite USC alumni to become ambassadors to promote BLVD activities and give back to current student-athletes.

The NIL third-party agency model grew out of the vision of a USC NIL Task Force that was commissioned by President Folt and co-chaired by Bohn and Senior Vice President and General Counsel Beong-Soo Kim. The task force’s efforts were supported by the faculty’s athletic representative, Dr. Alan Green, and included representatives from athletics, faculty, office of athletic compliance, office of the general counsel, from the office of government and community relations, student affairs, university communications and trademarks. & Licenses.

USC’s NIL strategic planning and education consultant, Altius Sports Partners, advised USC on the development of the Stay Doubted Agreement. “We are thrilled to have been part of such an aggressive and innovative approach since its inception and look forward to seeing USC excel through our continued support and guidance,” said Celine Mangan, Senior Account Executive for Altius. “It’s a revolutionary model, and I’m sure others will follow.”

USC senior associate athletic director and chief of staff says Brandon Sosna“Since day one, we have firmly believed that there is no better place in the country than USC and Los Angeles for student-athletes to succeed in the NIL era. Our market, our mighty alumni base, Altius industry-leading guidance, and summer professional development programs with the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, Marshall School of Business, Gould School of Law, and others schools provide a platform that is second to none.When these assets are combined with Stay Doubted and BLVD, we believe we have the most strategic and sustainable NIL support program in the nation for our student-athletes. “

BLVD will officially launch later this summer ahead of the fall sports season. More information for student-athletes on how to register voluntarily, for fans on how to sign up for subscriptions, and for sponsors on how to engage in opportunities with student-athletes from USC will be released by BLVD as part of the launch. The advisory board and ambassadors will also be announced at a later date.


Stay Doubted is a modern media company that creates original digital, audio and physical programming for next-generation audiences passionate about the intersection of athlete lifestyle and culture. Recognized by some of the most prominent Fortune 500 athletes, designers and brands, Stay Doubted’s work has been seen in nearly every major cultural moment, including the Super Bowl, college football playoffs, March Madness, NBA All-Star Game, and more.



“This agreement and the creation of BLVD makes an absolute difference for our current and future student-athletes. There is simply nothing else like it in our sport. The combination of BLVD with the significant benefits of being at Los Angeles provides an NIL program that will be second to none.”


“I want to be at the forefront of the changing landscape of collegiate athletics. Through our agreement with Stay Doubted and BLVD, USC has declared itself a leader in the NIL field. We want to put resources in place to help our student-athletes to thrive in all aspects of their experience, and the creation of BLVD will give our Trojans additional access to benefit from NIL opportunities Add to that the inherent advantages of being in Los Angeles, and I think we will be the industry leaders.


USC’s vision is to have the most student-athlete centered athletics program in the nation. Consistent with this vision, we support the ability of our student-athletes to earn compensation from third parties for the use of their name, likeness, and likeness (“NIL”), consistent with this policy and California Fair Trade Law. Pay-to-Play. USC wishes to provide student-athletes with the same rights immediately effective the effective date of this Policy and that the provisions of the Policy be interpreted and enforced in accordance with the language and intent of Fair Law. Pay-to-Play.


Why men’s mental health should be on every company’s agenda Tue, 14 Jun 2022 04:09:59 +0000 In recent years, the #MeToo movement has played an important role in raising awareness and supporting women who have experienced various forms of abuse from men. While this movement has been a powerful motivator to address systemic issues and barriers for women seeking justice, it should be noted that global suicide rates for men are […]]]>

In recent years, the #MeToo movement has played an important role in raising awareness and supporting women who have experienced various forms of abuse from men.

While this movement has been a powerful motivator to address systemic issues and barriers for women seeking justice, it should be noted that global suicide rates for men are more than twice as high as for women. . This represents 6.3 deaths per 100,000 for women and 13.9 deaths per 100,000 for men.

As more women are diagnosed with mental health issues, including depression, men’s mental health issues are slipping under the radar and leading to more serious outcomes beyond low levels of satisfaction. with regard to life.

“Anxiety and depression are the most common challenges for men today,” says Mary Spillane, clinical psychologist and Head space Mental health expert from the app. “Men tend to be less likely to seek professional support than women, which can also lead to issues managing their mental health.”

Through early prevention and intervention, we are able to improve the well-being of communities and families by focusing on reducing risk factors such as stress and improving coping strategies such as emotional resilience.

Positive support systems for men are likely to have a positive impact on women, as one in three women experience physical or sexual violence perpetrated by a man they know.

“While cutting back on work projects can be daunting, it can be a case of short-term pain for long-term gain.” -Mary Spillane

“Something about the way we have traditionally raised, educated, shaped and held our boys does not serve them, or the people around them,” says Hunter Johnson, founder and CEO of THINGS and charitable emotional intelligence The man cave. “I fundamentally believe these statistics are preventable, but the key word within that is prevention.”

Most of us are familiar with the term “toxic masculinity” – the cultural pressures men experience that damage their mental health and, by extension, others. Whether it’s aggression, acting tough, or showing a limited range of emotions, the notion that these types of behaviors are “manly” and acceptable is often perpetuated by popular culture.

A good example is the novel Fifty shades of Greyin which billionaire businessman character Christian asserts his dominance and ideas over shy student Anastasia.

“Culturally, we are at an inflection point in masculinity, which I find very exciting. The script we inherited and grew up with is being challenged, and language like ‘toxic masculinity’ has entered the public consciousness,” Johnson said. He points out that this can be very confusing, frustrating and often overwhelming for many men.

At a time of heightened awareness of toxic masculinity, here’s how three inspiring men are helping other men take charge of their mental and emotional health using practical strategies, which are being implemented in schools and organizations.

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Reforming social norms is never as simple as it seems. For example, while men may experience anxiety when they are the sole breadwinner, their stress levels increase when their female partners contribute more than 40% of their income (according to a 2019 study conducted by the University of Bath in the UK). This suggests that men still prefer or feel compelled to be behind the wheel when it comes to household income.

“I think there’s a lot of these pressures that make you feel like, ‘I’m not a man unless I’m in a strong enough position professionally or commercially,'” says Nick Bracks, founder of the mental health media company. move your mind. “I’ve seen it in other people where it can cause these very serious mental health issues because of the pressure they feel that they won’t be able to have a quality of life if they don’t respond. not meet those expectations. .”

As an actor and mental health advocate, Nick Bracks believes that storytelling can be a powerful way to bring more honesty into conversations centered around mental health and gender stereotypes.

“At the core of what I’m doing now with the company, how do I distill it all down and break it down to really, on a simple level, just connect, share stories, share other people’s stories?” he says. “That’s why I love doing my podcast and being able to have these honest conversations. I think that’s what I’ve seen to be the most effective thing.

His digital well-being Classes are designed to encourage cultural change in schools and businesses. “The two main things we’re trying to do through Move Your Mind are to educate people and break stigma on a general level, but also to give people holistic prevention tools,” says Bracks.

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Every breadwinner, regardless of gender, is aware that a high degree of hard work is required – or so we’ve always been told.

“I think people forget that no matter who you are, we’re all human and we’re vulnerable,” Bracks points out. “We only have a limited amount of bandwidth each day and we can only support a limited amount. So no matter what you do, there will be consequences if you don’t take care of yourself.

When Stuart Taylor, co-founder and CEO of spring fox, was diagnosed with a grade 3 brain tumour, he realized that while he enjoyed his leadership positions in the company, his lifestyle was not sustainable. Working in global accounting firms, he found that “the hours and demands of these roles were quite enormous, as anyone working in these environments would attest.”

After reconnecting with a consultant, whom Taylor partnered with, the duo set out to work with large organizations looking to achieve good performance without compromising on living a meaningful life at the same time, explains- he.

For the past 20 years, Taylor has helped organizations achieve sustainable performance with confidence and compassion, which he considers undervalued qualities.

With influential leaders Arianna Huffington (founder and CEO of Thrive Global) and Bill Gates debunking the myths that sleepless nights equal success, the mainstream narrative seems to be shifting to a healthier one.

“What we’re seeing more and more now is that the stigma is definitely going down and the likelihood of a man raising his hand and saying, ‘I need support,’ goes up,” Taylor said. CEO magazine.

Such was the case when Bracks was conducting a program with a construction company where a male worker approached him at the end of the session and told him of his plan to end his life. After getting the help he needed, this man shared his story with the company, giving others permission to do the same.

Perhaps one of the biggest challenges for leaders today is managing the shortage of workers and the resulting increased workload. While it can be tempting to work around the clock, especially for a remote workforce, Spillane advises managers to set firm boundaries.

“While cutting back on work projects can be daunting, it can be a short-term pain for a long-term gain,” she explains. “Reducing work where possible and prioritizing health and well-being is vital.”

Healthy masculinity is everyone’s business

men's mental health

Through his work with The Man Cave, Johnson focuses on early prevention through programs for young men. In doing so, he hopes to challenge traditional scripts of masculinity and improve mental health outcomes for men.

“We spend billions of dollars each year in Australia on crisis management services – which we badly need – but so little is spent on early intervention and prevention services.”

It is clear from participant feedback and global demand that creating a safe space for young men to express themselves authentically is a long-term strategy and investment for an equitable future.

“Eighty-six percent of boys who have taken our programs have a better understanding of how the stereotype of ‘being a man’ can negatively impact their mental health, and 84% want to redefine the stereotype and create their own version of it. ‘healthy masculinity,’ Johnson asserts.

For the cohort of adult men who are tied to their desks longer than they should or who find themselves embodying a stereotype that no longer fits, it might be time to assess whether your masculinity script is working for you. you and, by extension, your partner, friends and family.

“It’s not hard to put on a front and you have to have the right answer all the time. It actually takes a lot more courage to be able to be honest and open about how you feel, and that makes a huge difference,” Bracks says.

For many organizations, the past two years have demonstrated the importance of providing more empathetic and values-based leadership, which has traditionally been at odds with a results-driven, high-IQ culture. This is often expressed in the way companies interact with their customers, employees and future employees.

“Leaders who actively develop their emotional intelligence are much more likely to create psychologically safe, culturally strong and flexible work environments, and therefore, to increase productivity and long-term staff retention,” Johnson says.

Read next: How workplace design is changing to foster more meaningful team interactions

AI in the business accounting market size [2022-2029] -Microsoft, Kore.AI, Intuit, AWS, UiPath, Xero, YayPay, Bill.Com, Sage, AppZen, PwC, OneUp, IBM, Hyper Anna, KPMG, Deloitte, Google, Vic.AI, SMACC, MindBridge Analytics, Botkeeper – Indian Defense News Sun, 12 Jun 2022 14:55:45 +0000 New Jersey, USA, – Mr Accuracy Reports published new research on Global AI in business accounting covering the micro level of analysis by competitors and key business segments (2022-2029). Global AI in Business Accounting explores in-depth study on various segments such as opportunities, size, development, innovation, sales and overall growth of key players. The […]]]>

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Some of the Major Key Players profiled in the study are Microsoft, Kore.AI, Intuit, AWS, UiPath, Xero, YayPay, Bill.Com, Sage, AppZen, PwC, OneUp, IBM, Hyper Anna, KPMG, Deloitte, Google, Vic.AI, SMACC, MindBridge Analytics, Botkeeper

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Friday Footnotes: EY Buffs PE Practice; A thirst for integrity; “Everyone has the impression that KPMG is 4th” | 6.10.22 Fri, 10 Jun 2022 21:00:20 +0000 Acting SEC chief accountant warns of ‘checklist compliance’ approach to auditor independence [JD Supra] The SEC’s Acting Chief Accountant, Paul Munter, again underscored the SEC’s emphasis on auditor independence in its June 8 statement on “The Critical Importance of the General Standard of Auditor Independence auditors and an ethical culture for the accountancy profession”. This […]]]>

Acting SEC chief accountant warns of ‘checklist compliance’ approach to auditor independence [JD Supra] The SEC’s Acting Chief Accountant, Paul Munter, again underscored the SEC’s emphasis on auditor independence in its June 8 statement on “The Critical Importance of the General Standard of Auditor Independence auditors and an ethical culture for the accountancy profession”. This latest statement follows a pair of statements issued in October 2021 and December 2021, both of which similarly emphasized auditor independence. This time, however, the statement goes further by describing both the application of the general independence standard and common recurring issues of auditor independence consultations with the Office of the Chief Accountant (“OCA”).

Reality TV stars found guilty of fraud and tax evasion [Department of Justice] Following a three-week trial, a federal jury found Todd and Julie Chrisley guilty of conspiracy to defraud community banks out of more than $30 million in fraudulent loans. The jury also convicted Todd and Julie Chrisley and their accountant, Peter Tarantino, of a number of tax crimes, including conspiracy to defraud the IRS. The Chrisleys were found guilty of tax evasion and Peter Tarantino was found guilty of filing two false tax returns on behalf of the Chrisleys’ company. The jury also found Julie Chrisley guilty of wire fraud and obstruction of justice. You will recall that the Chrisleys’ accountant tried to absolve himself of blame by saying that he had failed the CPA exam several times, so obviously he shouldn’t be advising clients.

Some tax services do not violate US ban on providing accounting services in relation to Russia sanctions [Journal of Accountancy] A U.S. accounting firm is not prohibited by a White House executive order regarding U.S. sanctions on Russia from providing tax advisory and preparation services to the U.S. subsidiary of a Russian company in certain scenarios, the guidelines say. released Thursday by the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

Innovation and integrity are essential for the future of accounting [Accounting Today] “What we bring to the table as a profession is this incredible reputation for trust, in what we do, how we give advice, our willingness to do the right thing, to volunteer and to make a difference in the communities we live in, and so much more,” President and CEO Barry Melancon told attendees of an expert panel at the institute’s Engage 2022 conference, which will is being held this week in Las Vegas.”We couldn’t be better positioned as a profession – the thirst for this integrity has never been greater in any part of the world. It’s one of those characteristics that I hope you talk with customers and employees. We have to leave that to the next generation of accountants.

Accounting Firm CEO Challenges Outdated Talent Paradigms to Declare Organizational Purpose [Thomson Reuters] Spoiler: It’s pretty much the exact same thing with more buzzwords: The professional services industry has long been known for the billable hour, long hours, and dedicated effort toward partnership promotion that is the hallmark of much sought-after success. Acceptance of these industry structures for decades unfortunately perpetuated the survival of the fittest mentality, and most employers and employees assumed that these were necessary work practices, carried out in the name of service to the clientele. Alan Whitman, CEO of Baker Tilly, embraces these longstanding paradigms – what he calls breaking the mold – and declares the company’s goal to “unleash and amplify talent”. “With everything else remaining unchanged, our mission and vision – which are, respectively, to enhance and protect the value of our clients and to create the CPA consultancy of the future today – were all part of our strategy. before the pandemic,” Whitman explains. “When during the pandemic we learned so much about ourselves, how we work together and what people wanted, it clarified our talent-centric organizational focus.”

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Deloitte Spots a Silent Digital Transformation Killer – CFO-CIO Toxic Tension [Forbes] Deloitte’s quarterly CFO Signals report details financial executives’ views on economic conditions, business risks and performance prospects. The most recent edition has a special “Managing the IT Function” feature that describes the views of key financial leaders on technology spend, business value, and performance.

EY to invest $1 billion to expand its private equity offering and appoints Bridget Walsh as EY’s global private equity leader [EY] “PE services are a key strategic priority for EY’s organization, and this investment will help improve services to clients through the recruitment and development of high quality talent. Bridget is highly respected, both internally and in the global EP community, and I’m thrilled to have her leading this initiative. She has a strong track record of working with some of the largest PE clients on major global transactions and brings exceptional operational knowledge and experience in leading and managing industry teams across the globe,” says Andy Baldwin , EY Global Managing Partner – Client Services.

Big Four pay rise: £1,000 at EY, £2-4,000 at KPMG [eFinancialCareers] LOL: By nature, being grouped under the term “Big Four”, you cannot talk about EY without comparing them to Deloitte, KPMG and PWC. “Everyone feels like KPMG is fourth,” the Audit Associate told us, ranking EY third, PWC second and Deloitte first.

UK accounting watchdog fines PwC over Galliford Try and Kier audit failures [Reuters] The Financial Reporting Council has fined accounting firm PwC around 5 million pounds ($6.22 million) as part of a sanctions package following an investigation into audit failures of construction companies Kier and Galliford Try. The FRC, the UK accounting watchdog, said PwC and its audit partner Jonathan Hook failed in a number of relevant requirements, including identifying and correcting errors in the statements of income and of Kier’s cash flow regarding the presentation of gains on business sales made in 2017.

SEC Addresses New Crypto Accounting Questions Behind The Scenes [Bloomberg Tax] U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission accountants continue to grapple with behind-the-scenes questions about how companies account for cryptocurrencies, not just recently released guidance on how companies report their obligations protect customers’ crypto, a senior SEC accountant said Thursday.

IRS raises mileage rate for remainder of 2022 [IRS] For the last 6 months of 2022, the standard mileage rate for business travel will be 62.5 cents per mile, up 4 cents from the rate at the start of the year. The new rate of deductible medical or moving expenses (available to active duty military members) will be 22 cents for the remainder of 2022, up 4 cents from the rate in effect at the start of 2022. These new rates will take effect effective July 1. , 2022. The IRS provided legal guidance on the new rates in Announcement 2022-13PDF, released today.

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List of news | City of OKC Thu, 09 Jun 2022 07:10:27 +0000 The Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday passed the city manager’s budget for fiscal year 2023, which begins July 1. Visit to view the budget book. Budget overview The City’s total budget for FY2023 is approximately $1.8 billion, an increase of $141.6 million from the amended FY22 budget. The main driver of growth is the […]]]>

The Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday passed the city manager’s budget for fiscal year 2023, which begins July 1.

Visit to view the budget book.

Budget overview

The City’s total budget for FY2023 is approximately $1.8 billion, an increase of $141.6 million from the amended FY22 budget.

The main driver of growth is the MAPS 4 program fund, which increased by $131.6 million to $250.4 million.

The General Fund, which pays for day-to-day operations, is budgeted at $557.3 million, an increase of $57.1 million (11.4%) from FY22. The high level of growth is attributed to the extraordinary growth in sales tax in the current fiscal year. year.

The budget includes funding for 4,989 full-time positions, an increase of 123 positions (2.5%) over the FY22 total.

Budget Highlights


Adds 18 fire stations, four civilian stations and funds $23.5 million in equipment replacement.

police department

Adds eight civilian accident investigation positions, five 911 dispatchers, two senior crime scene investigators, two senior crime analysts, two emergency management positions, two grant-funded community relations coordinators, one administrator, a licensed professional counsellor, a chaplain, a FACT program coordinator and increases the size of the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT). It is also fully funding the equipment replacement at $25.8 million. Funding to implement the recommendations of the Law Enforcement Police Task Force and the Community Policing Task Force is included in the non-departmental budget.

Public works

Adds four pothole repair positions, adds eight positions in various sections such as plan review, drainage engineering and street reconstruction, and contracts out utility repairs (employees in this section will be transferred to vacant positions within the department). These initiatives result in a net reduction of 17 positions without reducing service levels.

Development services

Adds four animal welfare positions and three development center positions. The Subdivision and Zoning division and its seven employees move to the Urban Planning Department.


Adds a position to coordinate grant applications under the Infrastructure Act and an overall planning position. The department will conduct a request for proposals for outreach services for the homeless in FY23 in response to recommendations from the Homelessness Task Force and the Enforcement Policy Task Force. law. Seven subdivision and zoning staff will move from Development Services to Planning.

Public transport and parking

Adds three City-funded positions and 24 COTPA-funded positions for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), five parking enforcement positions, and one network administrator. $600,000 is also added to cover higher fuel costs.


Adds 12 customer service positions, two garbage collector positions and 10 positions in various divisions. It also adds $800,000 to cover higher chemical costs at water treatment plants.

Parks and recreation

Adds two irrigation technician positions, funds for contract mowing of medians and rights-of-way, a recreation coordinator and a management specialist. Due to contract mowing, an improved mowing frequency is expected in the parks, and the parks are creating a trail maintenance team and a sports field equipment maintenance team. The budget includes staffing for the Willa D. Johnson Center.

City Manager’s Office

Adds an inclusion and diversity position, a special events permit position, a marketing coordinator, an accountant at MAPS and a special projects manager. Funding for the implementation of the recommendations of the human rights working group is included in the non-departmental budget.

General Services

Adds seven positions for a fire station renovation crew, a fleet services writer, a building maintenance mechanic, and $1 million to cover higher fuel costs.

Computer science

Adds three utility-funded positions to support their systems as well as a governance, risk and compliance program manager. It also adds two security positions, an inventory technician, and $1.3 million to cover higher software costs.

Other departments

Finance is adding three accountant positions, the City Auditor is adding an Audit Manager, HR is adding an Employee and Labor Relations Manager, and the City Councilman’s Office is adding an Economic Development Lawyer and a Litigation Lawyer, and municipal courts add two quality control coordinators.

Law Enforcement Policy Task Force, Community Policing Task Force, Homelessness Task Force and Human Rights Commission

$2.4 million is allocated to implement the recommendations of these groups, which includes a professional mental health response to some police calls.

Museum of the First Americans

Includes $1 million for operations funding in addition to the $2 million contributed by the Chickasaw Nation.


Increases funding from $118.8 million to $250.4 million.


Maintaining $58 million for the implementation of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and the Emergency Rental Assistance Program.


Oklahoma City’s main source of revenue is sales tax, which pays for daily services. Every time you shop in Oklahoma City or buy something online, you’re investing in your community.

The city gets 4.125% of taxable sales made in Oklahoma City, or when Oklahoma City residents buy something online. Of this amount, 2.25% goes to the General Fund, which pays for current operations. About half to two-thirds of the general fund is for public safety – our police and fire departments.

Police and fire departments also have a dedicated public safety sales tax of ¾ of a cent. The Zoo OKC gets 1/8th of a cent, and finally there is the temporary MAPS 4penny sales tax.

The City also receives approximately 13% of your total property tax bill. Our share is used to repay general bond bonds that we use for bond projects under the Better Streets, Safer City program. This funds the improvement of streets, parks, police and fire facilities and other needs for the next few years. Check them out at The rest of your property tax goes elsewhere – public schools, libraries, vocational schools and the county government.

The hotel tax imposed on stays in hotel rooms is the only other significant source of tax revenue for the City. It is dedicated to promoting tourism and improving the fixed assets of the OKC Exhibition Center.

The City also derives revenue from franchise fees, building permits, business licenses, fines, service changes and fees. Visit for an overview of our revenues.

Budget context

The budget is guided by feedback received from an annual resident survey. Information from the survey also helps the city council set priorities. These priorities are:

  • Promote safe, secure and prosperous neighborhoods.
  • Develop a transportation system that works for all residents.
  • Maintain strong financial management.
  • Improve recreation opportunities and community well-being.
  • Encourage a strong local economy.
  • Maintain high standards for all City services.
  • Continue to pursue social and criminal justice reforms.

The Council also uses a five-year forecast, which includes an economic outlook presented by Dr. Russell Evans, an economist at Oklahoma City University. The forecast helps assess Oklahoma City’s economy, financial condition, and operating expenses.

Hearings on the proposed budget for fiscal year 2023 began May 3, with a budget overview and proposed budget submissions from the fire department and police department.

Presentations for Parks and Recreation, Development Services, Planning and Public Transportation, and Parking were held on May 17 and Public Works, Utilities and Airports presented their proposed budgets on May 31.

Residents were invited to submit their comments on the budget online and by text between May 3 and June 5. These comments were presented to Council on June 7th.

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Cowley College board limits presidential search to two finalists Mon, 06 Jun 2022 22:35:00 +0000 June 6, 2022 With current Cowley College President Dr. Dennis C. Rittle’s last day set for July 9, the College’s Presidential Selection Committee has narrowed the search for his replacement. The two finalists for the presidential position are Tony Crouch and Dr. Randy Smith. Crouch will tour Cowley College campuses and facilities on Wednesday, June […]]]>

June 6, 2022

With current Cowley College President Dr. Dennis C. Rittle’s last day set for July 9, the College’s Presidential Selection Committee has narrowed the search for his replacement. The two finalists for the presidential position are Tony Crouch and Dr. Randy Smith.

Crouch will tour Cowley College campuses and facilities on Wednesday, June 22, and Dr. Smith will do the same on Thursday, June 23 on the following schedule:

8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Campus tours (all Cowley locations)
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Lunch with the Board of Directors (Short Community Room, Sumner Campus)
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Open forum for employees and the community (Wright room and live stream on:
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Private dinner with the Board of Directors (Wright Room)
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Face-to-face meeting with the Board of Directors in executive session (Room Wright)

Biographies of the finalists:

Tony Crouch
Tony Crouch is Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas. Since January 2022, he is also the acting president of the College. During his tenure at Southwestern, Crouch helped the College strengthen its financial footing. In 2021, by achieving operational efficiencies and encouraging a culture of financial discipline, Crouch helped the College achieve its first budget surplus in many years. Crouch was also instrumental in securing an $11.66 million financial package through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Community Facilities Direct Lending Program. to build a new residence, with construction expected to begin in 2022.

A native of Alva, Oklahoma, Crouch began his career in the private sector at Conoco, Inc. He developed professional skills as an accountant and tax analyst, eventually becoming a senior accounting analyst at Conoco. In 1994 Crouch then seized the opportunity to work in higher education at Cowley County Community College and in doing so found his true calling. Since then, he has accumulated almost 30 years of experience in higher education. He has worked in two- and four-year institutions and has leadership experience in public and private institutions.

Crouch served as chief financial officer at five institutions, including 15 years as executive vice president of business services at Cowley College, where he also served for a period as acting athletic director, as well as serving twice as of interim president.

During his career, Crouch has been responsible for areas such as budget, accounting, financial services, contract management, human resources, transportation, information technology, financial aid, projects construction and maintenance. He was instrumental in the construction of the Webb-Brown Center, Central Avenue Dormitory, Travis Hafner Training Center, among others, and several renovation projects on the Arkansas City campus of Cowley College, as well as their facilities in Mulvane. It has consistently achieved operational savings while simultaneously improving or increasing the services provided.

Crouch received a Master of Science in Leadership from Southwestern College in 2014 and earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva, Oklahoma. It is currently planned to begin a doctorate in educational leadership at Southwestern College in the fall of 2022.

When he’s not working, Crouch enjoys spending time with his family and volunteering at his church, where he leads Sunday School discussions and writes. In 2021, Crouch published his first book, “Letting God’s Word Speak”. Crouch also volunteers as a board member of Big Brother Big Sisters of Cowley County and is currently president of the organization. He and his wife have five adult children and nine grandchildren. The Crouchs love animals, they have four cats, three dogs, two miniature horses and a chicken.

Dr. Randy Smith
Dr. Randy SmithDr. Randy Smith is an enrolled member of the Choctaw Tribe of Oklahoma. He has been involved in higher education for over 26 years. He has served as a faculty member, dean, vice president of academic affairs, and president of the College. He is currently Director of Program Development and Emergency Management and Special Advisor to the Leader of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma.

He served as president of the largest rural college organization in the United States, which included political work in DC and countless on-the-ground training and counseling for rural colleges. Dr. Smith is a regular speaker at state and national conferences on the topics of higher education leadership and rural college student recruitment and retention, as well as economic development and the workforce. working in rural communities.

He has testified before committees of the US House of Representatives and Senate as an expert on issues concerning rural higher education. He was an invited participant at the White House Summit on Community Colleges and was a member of the Commission on Community Colleges for the 21st Century, tasked with developing a long-term strategic plan for community colleges nationwide. He also facilitated the first-ever memorandum of understanding between a higher education organization and the United States Department of Agriculture.

Dr. Smith facilitated the inclusion of rural community colleges in the Federal Farm Bill, the first rural colleges were specifically included in federal legislation. He was appointed for three years to the advisory board of America’s College Promise, which looks after national higher education costs. His true passion is helping colleges retain students to completion and he has developed training programs to help colleges with all aspects of enrollment management. He has also developed a board training program titled Roles and Responsibilities of Rural College Boards and teaches this program across the country.

Dr. Smith enjoys serving in the community and has held a number of positions including chairman of the board of directors of a rural county hospital district, volunteer firefighter and paramedic, member of a municipal police commission and a member of the board of directors of a regional chapter of the American Red Cross. He is currently a Certified Law Enforcement Officer and has been for over 14 years. He served as a police officer in his rural community for many years. He was also a judge for the Miss Rodeo America pageant in Las Vegas, and he coaches rodeo queens and competitors from across the country. Her daughter Emily was Miss Rodeo Oklahoma State titleholder.

Dr. Smith holds a bachelor’s degree in political science, a master’s degree in emergency health services administration and a Ph.D. in leadership in higher education. He also completed the Educator Leadership Academy at the University of Central Oklahoma. He is a recipient of the USDA Lincoln Honor Award, (for his work with colleges and rural communities), the highest honor bestowed by the United States Department of Agriculture.

He and his wife Dora have horses and cattle near Seminole, Oklahoma. Their daughter Emily is a sophomore student athlete at Northwestern Oklahoma State University where she is majoring in music education. She is an accomplished track athlete and is a member of the NWOSU Track and Cross Country teams.

Dr. Smith enjoys rodeo, ranching, working with horses, playing and coaching basketball, powerlifting, golf, community service as a law enforcement officer, and all outdoor activities air. His favorite activity is simply being outside on his horse.

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Is Stock a buy it now? Sat, 04 Jun 2022 21:15:00 +0000 C3.aiit is (IA 12.60%) the stock plunged nearly 25% in after-hours trading on June 1 following the release of its fourth-quarter results. The artificial intelligence (AI) software company’s revenue rose 38% year-on-year to $72.3 million, beating analysts’ expectations by about $1 million. Its adjusted net loss fell from $33 million to $76.7 million, or $0.21 […]]]>

C3.aiit is (IA 12.60%) the stock plunged nearly 25% in after-hours trading on June 1 following the release of its fourth-quarter results. The artificial intelligence (AI) software company’s revenue rose 38% year-on-year to $72.3 million, beating analysts’ expectations by about $1 million.

Its adjusted net loss fell from $33 million to $76.7 million, or $0.21 per share, but still topped consensus guidance by $0.08. But based on generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), its net loss fell from $55.7 million to $192.1 million. The company’s guidance for the current quarter and the full year also disappointed investors.

The stock plunged immediately after the report, but as of Friday’s close, it was trading higher than before the quarterly report was released. However, the stock is down 36% so far this year. Should investors hoard shares of after its latest report, or does this former high-flying stock have a lot more downside?

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What happened to mainly develops AI algorithms for large companies (especially in the energy and industrial sectors) and government agencies. Its algorithms can be integrated into an organization’s existing software infrastructure or accessed as stand-alone services, and can be used to optimize operations, improve employee safety, reduce costs and detect fraud.’s revenue jumped 71% in fiscal 2020, which ended in April this calendar year, but only increased 17% to $183.2 million during in fiscal 2021 as the pandemic disrupted energy and industrial markets. This slowdown also revealed’s heavy reliance on a joint venture with hugue baker (NASDAQ: BKR)the energy giant which accounted for nearly 31% of its revenue in fiscal 2021.’s slowing growth, customer concentration problem and lack of profits have all spooked the bulls, and its stock plunged from an all-time high of $177.47 in December 2020 amid the adolescence at the time of this writing.

A brief recovery followed by gloomy prospects revenue grew 38% to $252.8 million in fiscal 2022 as pandemic headwinds eased. It ended the year with 223 customers, up 48% from the previous year, and its remaining performance obligations (RPO) – the remaining value of an existing contract that has not yet been invoiced and recognized as turnover – and income has steadily increased. over the past year:


Q4 2021 growth (YOY)

Q1 2022 growth (YOY)

Q2 2022 growth (YOY)

Q3 2022 growth (YOY)

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Data source: YOY = year after year.

This recovery was encouraging, but the company said it expects revenue to grow only 24% to 28% year-over-year in the first quarter of fiscal 2023 and 22 % to 25% for the whole year. Analysts had expected its full-year revenue to rise about 34%.

During the conference call with analysts, CEO Tom Siebel attributed the slowdown to “economic and political” uncertainties, “widespread market passivity”, delayed deals and “too big” in its pipeline. Nevertheless, Siebel has always predicted that the company will return to “stable revenue growth” of 30-35% after “market conditions stabilize”.

We won’t know if’s customer concentration problem improved in the fourth quarter until it provides more details in its 10-K annual report, but we do know that its joint venture with Baker Hughes accounted for 39% of its turnover. during the first nine months of fiscal year 2022.

No clear path to profitability’s non-GAAP gross profit increased 43% to $200.5 million in fiscal 2022, increasing its non-GAAP gross margin from 76% to 79%.

However, its non-GAAP operating loss still fell from $37.5 million to $80.7 million. In fiscal 2023, it expects to post another non-GAAP operating loss of between $76 million and $80 million.

All of this red ink contradicts Siebel’s statement on the last conference call that is a “structurally profitable business.” Siebel also said the company could generate “sustainable positive free cash flow within eight to 12 quarters” – but that’s a distant goal, and its actual free cash flow was $14.8 million. dollars in the fourth quarter.

On the bright side, won’t run out of cash anytime soon. It ended the fourth quarter with $960 million in cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments, and its low debt-to-equity ratio of 0.2 gives it leeway to raise additional cash through new offerings. of debt.

Is it a good time to buy

At $14 per share at the time of this writing, is valued at $1.5 billion, about five times its estimated sales for fiscal year 2023. This price-to-sales ratio is reasonable for a company that aims to generate more than 20% revenue growth. this year, but its customer concentration problem and heavy losses are impossible to ignore.

Investors can easily find more stable tech stocks trading at comparable valuations in this market. Selling powerwhich is bigger, better diversified and more profitable than, expects to generate revenue growth of around 20% this year, but is trading at 6x forecast.

Simply put,’s downsides might be limited to those levels, but I expect him to stay in the penalty area until he fixes his biggest issues.