Ashwini Vasudeva

Ashwini Vasudeva, Partner and Co-Founder at Astute, advices clients on Financial stability, Sustained growth and Financial recovery. She assists companies on varies Licensing/Royalty Compliance Audit, Technical Accounting, R&D Tax Incentive and Forensic Audit related work as well as works closely with clients’ CFOs/Controllers to develop stronger processes and controls within business. She has more than 15 years of experience in public accounting and various industries. Contact me

Automating ASC 606 Revenue Recognition

Organizations that have already adopted the new revenue recognition standard (ASC 606) may have discovered that it was not a smooth transition. As with any type of change in the accounting standards/methods, there are deep rooted challenges to overcome; many layers of complexities must be sorted through to ensure your business complies with the Revenue …

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A Company’s Secret Weapon—R&D Tax Credit for Construction, Engineering, and Architecture Firms

The construction, engineering, and architectural industries took a devastating blow when the COVID-19 pandemic swept the nation. However, forward-thinking companies looked past lockdowns and saw opportunities; during their idle time, they began to innovate. They imagined action steps they could take to improve their processes and soon began testing those hypotheses. Consequently, they improved their …

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How SMBs Are Experiencing Growth by Outsourcing their CFO Services

Outsourcing your CFO services is an excellent strategy that will help you stay laser-focused on building strategies and growing your business. By delegating the pivotal role of a CFO to an outside firm, you are free to redirect your time and attention to expanding your business and increasing revenue. And you won’t miss a beat, …

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Managing Company-wide Risks With Strong Financial Processes While Working Remotely!

Most business teams – in nearly every sector – are still working remotely, including their accounting and finance departments. Thus, those in the accounting and financial departments should collaborate often to identify potential risks. So how can you be certain that you have limited yet correct access to the data to make the critical financial …

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Paycheck Protection Program Now Accepting Loan Applications

This news is music to the ears of small business owners across the country. According to an announcement this week, the borrowing window has opened again. Business owners may now complete an application for a first or second draw. Since the first round of disbursements was depleted before many of the smaller businesses could gain …

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Highlights from the 2nd Round of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

  Welcome back, PPP. This sequel has been greatly anticipated, as approximately 90% of borrowers say they’ve exhausted their first loan. This lifeline may help many small business owners stay afloat until the economy bounces back. After several months of hand-wringing deliberation and debates on Capitol Hill, the U.S. Congress finally reached an agreement. On …

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Outsourcing Accounting Services are Spurring Growth in Businesses of All Sizes

  In the early stages of your business, you are most likely fixated with marketing, growing revenue and becoming a reputable brand. These are all excellent facets of your organization that deserve your focus, but the cornerstone of any business is keeping an accurate track of your cash flow. Perhaps accounting is just not your …

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Is it Time for a Royalty Audit?

  The recording industry has massive stakeholders – from songwriters to artists to a multitude of businesses, which are involved in the distribution process. And it’s an industry that can ignite media attention when some lyrics sound too much like another song; when this happens, it triggers headline-making legal battles. Understandably, people want to protect …

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10 Frequently Asked Questions About Research and Development Tax Credit

  What is the R&D tax credit? The United States government promotes and incentivizes business innovation by allowing tax credits for research-related expenditure. Known as Research and Development (R&D) tax credit, it is a highly underrated tax incentive that can be claimed by a business of any size and is not restricted to large corporations …

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8 Commonly Asked Questions About Finance Leaders: CFO/Controller (Outsourced – Fractional or Part-time) and CPA

1. Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) – What is the role of a CFO in an organization? A Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is primarily responsible for properly managing the company’s finances and advising the CEO on strategic growth decisions. This includes an analytical and strategic review of the company’s financial strengths and weaknesses, financial planning, financial …

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