How to Conduct an Internal Financial Audit for SaaS

How to conduct an internal audit

How, why, and when to conduct an internal audit The internal audit is seldom talked about, yet undeniably essential to maintaining financial integrity in any SaaS company. It’s the independent voice that helps your organization understand risks and get assurance that your internal controls are working. When you consider the work that goes into a…

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The State of SaaS Valuations: Facts vs. Speculation

The state of SaaS valuations

The State of SaaS Valuations: Facts vs. Speculation Breaking the “growth at all costs” mentality Are SaaS cliches like “hypergrowth” and “unicorn status” becoming irrelevant? In the face of a market downturn, SaaS companies are increasingly adopting a “disciplined growth” mindset and breaking the old “growth at all costs” mentality. At times like these, the…

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Why SaaS CEOs Should Obsess Over the “Rule of 40”

Rule of 40 SaaS

Why SaaS CEOs Should Obsess Over the “Rule of 40” If you ask a SaaS founder or CEO what their top priority is, nine times out of 10, you’ll get a one-word reply: “growth.” It’s easy to see why. Everyone loves to talk about how fast their company is growing, and in recent years investors…

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Growth vs. Profits in SaaS Company Valuations

Growth vs profits in SaaS company valuations

Written in collaboration with Todd Gardner of SaaS Advisors. Is profitability or growth more important to a SaaS company’s valuation in 2022? We looked at the correlation between growth and profits in public SaaS companies to find out. Spoiler alert: it’s still growth The short answer is growth is still 2.5 times more important than…

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Stop Pulling All-Nighters: Avoid the scramble for due diligence, audits, and month-end close

SaaS finance professional updating error-filled spreadsheet

Avoid the scramble for due diligence, audits, and month-end close Board meetings, due diligence requests, month-end close, auditor requests—how many all-nighters have you endured to ensure your company is well represented? Too many.  Our team has talked to thousands of SaaS finance professionals over the years, and we’ve seen three common challenges finance teams at…

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The Great FinOps Suite Vs. Stack Debate

Benefits of Optimizing Your FinOps Tech Stack For years, operating out of an ERP was seen as an obvious indicator of a “mature” or “serious” business, but that may no longer be the case. As early-stage and mid-market SaaS companies continue to navigate an ever-changing, volatile market, finance teams need solutions that allow them to…

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Blueprint for Early Stage SaaS Companies [Webinar Recap]

Blueprint for early stage SaaS startups

Blueprint for Early Stage SaaS Companies Do you wish you had a SaaS startup checklist to guide you on your journey from seed funding to IPO? You’re in luck. The founder of SaaS Gurus, Anthony Nitsos, showed us the blueprint he uses to advise SaaS startups on setting up their financial operations to scale efficiently,…

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