Financial Reporting

Make sure you’re audit ready with our comprehensive financial reporting library, including resources for ASC 718 and IFRS 2.

  • A Survival Guide to Running a Share Plan and Escaping the Weighted Average Time Monster

    A Survival Guide to Running a Share Plan and Escaping the Weighted Average Time Monster

    Running a share plan for your employees means constant communication with your shareholders and other key stakeholders. Important guidelines for your communications can be found in the accounting...

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  • It’s never too soon to prepare for year-end tax reporting

    It’s never too soon to prepare for year-end tax reporting

    With school back in session, Pumpkin Spiced Lattes returning, and year-end tax and reporting creeping up, you’re probably feeling like these events are starting earlier and earlier each year....

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  • What Is IFRS 2?

    What Is IFRS 2?

    Accounting for the expense associated with equity compensation awards can be daunting, especially to folks who are new to equity compensation or those of us without a background in...

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  • Equity Compensation Reporting: A Beginners Guide for Private Companies

    Equity Compensation Reporting: A Beginners Guide for Private Companies

    This handbook contains some basic terminology that individuals responsible for equity compensation reporting should understand in order to properly calculate and report the expense under ASC 718.

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  • Streamline your Financial Reporting Processes

    Streamline your Financial Reporting Processes

    By: Cassandra Fedele (Financial Reporting Analyst, Shareworks by Morgan Stanley); Erin Herlihy (Product Manager, Shareworks by Morgan Stanley); Devin Erfle (Product Manager, Shareworks by Morgan...

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  • What’s in the Forecast? The Black-Scholes Formula and Forecasting Factors

    What’s in the Forecast? The Black-Scholes Formula and Forecasting Factors

    In our last article, we described the three present factors that go into the Black-Scholes option pricing model. Now we’ll turn our attention to the forecasting factors. A lot hinges on the...

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  • Present and Accounted For! The Black-Scholes Formula and Present Factors

    Present and Accounted For! The Black-Scholes Formula and Present Factors

    If your company is like most, once you’ve decided to assign a formal value to your equity compensation awards, you’re probably going to use the Black-Scholes option pricing model. Of course, if...

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  • Burn Rate 101:  How to Calculate and Understand Burn Rate [Downloadable Excel Model Included]

    Burn Rate 101: How to Calculate and Understand Burn Rate [Downloadable Excel Model Included]

    Understanding burn rates becomes more important during market downturns. But smart entrepreneurs should understand burn rates whether the markets are up or down. There isn’t much comprehensive or...

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  • Moving to Audited Financials? Four Tips for Private Companies and Their Equity Compensation Plans

    Moving to Audited Financials? Four Tips for Private Companies and Their Equity Compensation Plans

    For most privately-held companies, a major growth milestone (and admitted headache) is the point in time when their compiled financials are transitioned to audited financials. And while this may...

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  • Black-Scholes Calculator

    Black-Scholes Calculator

    While Shareworks Financial Reporting makes it dead easy for private companies to complete the option valuation process, we provide this Black-Scholes calculator to demonstrate a method that non-public

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  • IPO and Stock Compensation: What to Expect While You’re Expensing

    IPO and Stock Compensation: What to Expect While You’re Expensing

    Going public is always an exciting (albeit laborious) time for any firm. But the current renewed interest and optimism in the IPO market makes the prospect doubly enticing. And no wonder. In...

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  • A Simple Explanation of ASC 718 (123R)

    A Simple Explanation of ASC 718 (123R)

    What is stock expensing and how is it done? Here’s a quick and dirty explanation on what you need to know about ASC 718 (FAS 123R) and how it affects your company. What is ASC 718? According to...

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  • Option Pricing Models: Which One Is Right for You?

    Option Pricing Models: Which One Is Right for You?

    So, you’ve decided it’s time go through the formal process of calculating fair value for your equity compensation awards, and you’re trying to choose an appropriate pricing model. Around about...

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  • How to Estimate Forfeiture Rate for ASC 718 Stock Based Compensation

    How to Estimate Forfeiture Rate for ASC 718 Stock Based Compensation

    What is a Forfeiture Rate? The forfeiture rate is the percentage of options that you expect to cancel in a year based on historical data. So for every single year in which options are granted, you...

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  • Accurate Option Expensing: It’s Not Just for Public Companies

    Accurate Option Expensing: It’s Not Just for Public Companies

    As a growing private company, you likely understand the advantages (some say necessity) of granting stock options and other forms of equity compensation to employees and consultants. Equity...

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  • The Pragmatic Guide to Startup Valuation

    The Pragmatic Guide to Startup Valuation

    Startup valuation is a very nuanced topic. Everybody says it’s both an art and a science, and many smart people have written posts to try and articulate the method behind the madness. But at the...

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  • 409A Valuations vs Venture Valuations

    409A Valuations vs Venture Valuations

    In my career, there is one question I’ve answered more than any other. What is the difference between a 409A valuation and a venture capital (VC) valuation? I’d wager I’m one of the world’s top...

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  • What Is ASC 718?

    What Is ASC 718?

    For folks who are new to equity compensation, accounting for the expense associated with equity compensation awards can be daunting, especially to those of us without a background in finance....

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  • 6 Equity Dilution Terms Every Founder Needs to Know

    6 Equity Dilution Terms Every Founder Needs to Know

    Equity dilution is one of those subjects that always has people looking for a secret cheat sheet. Founders find themselves asking the question, “How can I prevent dilution?” And most experts would...

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  • ASU 2018-07: The Low-Down on FASB’s Changes to Non-Employee Accounting

    ASU 2018-07: The Low-Down on FASB’s Changes to Non-Employee Accounting

    By now you may have heard that  FASB announced the issuance of ASU 2018-07: Simplifications to Accounting for Nonemployee Share-Based Payments on June 20, 2018. If FASB announcements give you...

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