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LSTNED and Consulted

LSTNED and Consulted Recently, I completed a phase of a client engagement involving updating a financial acquisition model . While I was able to perform to the level required by the manager in the finance department to streamline their model to evaluate acquisitions by applying “modular design” and a few other principles, I found the work fascinating in that the client taught me how they decide on acquisitions, as far as the financial metrics that include discounted cash flow, net present value, internal rate of return and numerous metrics which draw on limited financial history to “backfill” missing financial statement elements and estimate future financial elements

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FinTech 101 - Webinar

Overview: FinTech has been disrupting the financial industry in the last few years by creating new business models and offering innovative financial products and services to end customers. This webinar covers different topics under an introduction to FinTech including defining FinTech, discussing its adoption, explaining the various FinTech models, presenting the FinTech landscape, showcasing banks' strategies for FinTech, and finally giving a brief about Bahrain FinTech landscape. Objectives: To introduce FinTech and its global landscape To explain the key business models of FinTechs To showcase the banks' strategies for FinTech Date & Time: Thursday, June 4, 2020 8:00 pm (Bahrain and Saudi Arabia Time) 9:00 pm (UAE Time) About the Speaker Wajeeha Awadh is a FinTech and digital banking expert.

 06-04-2020 | 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM AT


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TechTalk Blog -- NEW LEGISLATION INTRODUCED IN CONGRESS TO MOVE XBRL ACROSS ALL US FEDERAL FINANCIAL AGENCIES FOR BUSINESS REPORTING

It looks like Congressman Issa and other members of Congress from both parties would like the same model to apply to make businesses competitive and reduce regulatory reporting burden


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TechTalk Blog - Need for Digital Assurance Services Grow As Structured Data (XBRL) Gains Momentum by Both Capital Markets & Governments For Better Decision Making

As you can see from the article above – structured data is used by more than one-third of the data now on the Internet – can this transition happen in the world of accounting, audit, tax, and business information and as this data is transitioned into structured data can digital assurance be provided as this data is separated and used in various business models created by the investment community?




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TechTalk Blog - US House and Senate Hold Hearings on US SEC Mandating Corporate Non-Financial Reporting to Support Growing $30 Trillion Sustainability Investing Marketplace

US SEC Commissioner Robert Jackson also noted that the economy is changing to be more of a “human-centric model,” and that the role of workers is likewise changing, as more companies look to “contingent workers.”



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TechTalk Blog - US Government Mandates Machine-Readable Government Financial Reporting Using Data Standard Like XBRL For Better Data Analytics

And now with the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking (FEBP) Act this same model can be apply to make businesses competitive and reduce regulatory reporting burden


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TechTalk Blog - US Securities & Exchange Commission Chairman and US Congress Urge Public Companies to Disclosure Human Capital Metrics to the Capital Markets

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