News

Here's the latest about RoseRyan and our dream team of top-notch finance and accounting consultants-company developments, new faces and projects, events and other goings-on. Our media contact is Sarah Grolnic-McClurg at Pounce PR; e-mail her or pick up the phone and call 510.898.1837.


02.09.17
Kathleen Ryan Appointed to Scott Valley Bank Board
Scott Valley Bank has announced that RoseRyan CEO Kathleen Ryan has been appointed to its Board of Directors. Learn more

09.12.16
RoseRyan Honored as a Great Place to Work
RoseRyan was recently certified as a great workplace by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work®. Based on extensive ratings in anonymous employee surveys, the national honor distinguishes RoseRyan as a high-trust, high-performing firm.

06.27.16
The Bay Area News Group Names RoseRyan a Winner of the Bay Area 2016 Top Workplaces Award
For the second time running, RoseRyan, a leading accounting and finance firm that delivers specialized consulting services, has been awarded a Top 100 Workplaces honor by the Bay Area News Group.

06.13.16
RoseRyan Named a MOVE Project Equity Leadership Firm for the Second Consecutive Year
For the second year running, RoseRyan tops the Accounting MOVE Project Equity Leadership list released Wednesday by the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA) and American Women’s Society of CPAs (AWSCPA).

08.11.15
RoseRyan Introduces Revenue Recognition Strategy Service to Get Your Game Plan On
RoseRyan today is announcing its Revenue recognition strategy service to help companies quickly create their game plan for moving to the new revenue recognition standard.

06.29.15
RoseRyan Recognized as a Top 100 Workplace
RoseRyan has been recognized by the Bay Area News Group as one of the Top 100 Workplaces in the region.

06.03.15
RoseRyan Tops List for Equity Leadership for Women in Accounting
RoseRyan tops this year’s Accounting MOVE Project Equity Leadership list released yesterday by the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA) and American Women’s Society of CPAs (AWSCPA). Learn more

05.04.15
Kathy Ryan Named a Woman of Influence by the San Francisco Business Times
Kathy Ryan, a founder and CEO of RoseRyan, an accounting and finance consulting firm, has been honored by the San Francisco Business Times as one of the most influential women in Bay Area business. Learn more

01.13.15
Jacqueline Bray receives RoseRyan’s highest honor: The 2014 TrEAT Award
We are excited to share the news that Jackie Bray has received the 2014 TrEAT Award, a coveted recognition within RoseRyan. She is the fourth annual recipient of this award, which honors a guru who has best exemplified our firm’s values (Trustworthy, Excel, Advocate and Team) throughout the year. Learn more

10.23.14
Kathy Ryan Named to Accounting Today’s National List of Managing Partner Elite
While we've always been proud of RoseRyan's innovative ways, it’s gratifying that our co-founder, CEO and CFO, Kathy Ryan, was named to this year's list of Accounting Today's Managing Partner Elite. Annually highlighting leaders from around the country, the list selects its honorees based on firms boasting the best in strategy, staffing and technology. In the magazine's estimation, RoseRyan "sounds like the employee-friendly firm that so many leaders are struggling to build now that engaged, enthusiastic staff are at a premium." We couldn’t agree more and appreciate the acknowledgment! Learn more

09.30.14
RoseRyan Day 2 Launches to Help Newly Public Companies Conquer Post-IPO Chaos
The RoseRyan Day 2 service helps ease the transition pain for companies from “going public” to “being public” and remedies 9 hot button areas. After IPO, the advisors go home and the finance team is left exhausted yet facing a mountain of demanding new regulations. The outcome? Many companies falter. RoseRyan helps companies through this difficult transition period. Learn more

04.16.14
Regional Finance and Accounting Consulting Firms Launch FINACA
RoseRyan is pleased to announce that we're a founding member of the Finance and Accounting Consultants Alliance (FINACA), an industry association currently comprising 11 independent consulting firms. Based in key metropolitan regions, member firms specialize in similar areas of finance and accounting and will share insights and best practices. Learn more

02.15.14
RoseRyan Ranks 14 in Silicon Valley
RoseRyan currently holds the #14 position in the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal's annual listing of the Valley's largest accounting firms, ranked by full-time professionals. (The list is available to subscribers through the paper's digitized archives.) Learn more

09.04.13
RoseRyan celebrates 20-year milestone
Twenty years ago today, Kathy Ryan and her colleague Sue Macias saw a better way to bring top-notch finance and accounting expertise to Silicon Valley companies. Today, RoseRyan is a leading finance and accounting consulting firm with a team of 65 seasoned pros and a reputation for excellence and thought leadership. Since 1993, the firm has delivered savvy finance to more than 700 unique clients.

03.20.13
RoseRyan names Stephen Ambler director
Keeping pace with clients’ needs is our number one priority. So we’re pleased to announce that Stephen Ambler has been promoted to director, and now manages the team that matches RoseRyan gurus to client engagements.

03.19.13
RoseRyan names Kelley Wall director
The ever-changing accounting and reporting landscape requires evolving product and services lines at RoseRyan. To keep us on the forefront, Kelley Wall is directing RoseRyan’s new-product strategy in addition to her current role of leading the Technical Accounting Group.

12.14.12
RoseRyan selected as a QB3 Accelerator partner
RoseRyan has been selected as a partner of the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences’ QB3 Accelerator program, offering its members an array of services, from basic accounting setup to strategic CFO advice.

04.09.12
Kathy Ryan named a Woman of Influence
Kathy Ryan, co-founder, CEO and CFO of RoseRyan has been honored as one of the most influential women in Silicon Valley by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal. The 100 Women of Influence were chosen for workplace and community achievements.

03.13.12
RoseRyan elevates Pat Voll to vice president
Pat Voll has been promoted to vice president from her previous role as director. She will lead the firm’s new Client Management area, established to develop a sharper focus to address client needs through superior service. Voll, who joined RoseRyan in 2004, will continue to lead the firm’s compliance and risk management practice.

11.29.11
RoseRyan introduces new Financial Checkup service
RoseRyan's new top-to-bottom diagnostic gives private companies an easy, inexpensive way to identify problems in accounting practices before they cause trouble. The flat-fee service, based on the firm's work with hundreds of clients, prioritizes top issues and recommends ways to address them, so companies can avoid the hassle and expense of dealing with problems down the road.

09.29.11
New Accounting Issues Facing Technology Companies
RoseRyan guru Maureen Earley reviews the practical implications for technology companies of several new accounting rules introduced in 2011. This free program takes place from 4 to 5:15 pm at Silicon Valley Bank in Santa Clara; a networking reception follows. Learn more

09.27.11
Managing Risk—Accounting and Currency Issues for Life Sciences Companies
RoseRyan guru Maureen Earley and Wells Fargo economist Nick Bennenbroek tackle two topics affecting biotech and medical device companies: new FASB accounting rules and managing foreign exchange risk. This free seminar takes place from 8 to 10 a.m. at Wells Fargo Insurance Services in San Carlos. A light breakfast will be served. Learn more

09.20.11
Cleantech survey reveals optimism tempered by challenges
What’s up with cleantech? For starters, Northern California’s cleantech sector remains optimistic about growth, yet is realistic about the difficulties facing the industry, according to our second annual State of Cleantech survey. See what cleantech leaders have to say about hot growth categories, challenges facing the industry, predicted IPO and M&A activity, government incentives and more.

07.19.11
RoseRyan launches specialty XBRL practice
To help companies comply with the SEC’s XBRL tagging mandate, RoseRyan has launched a comprehensive new practice that addresses what XBRL is all about—financial information exchange that improves internal and external transparency. Our six-step methodology allows companies to take full control and ensures their financial data is correctly tagged, tells the right story and is transparent as well as comparable.

07.11.11
RoseRyan gives Cleantech Open hopefuls a boost
RoseRyan’s deep into the Cleantech Open the business plan competition that gives entrepreneurs with world-improving ideas an education as they compete for a sizable package of startup services. On July 14 we’ll be at the National Investor Conference, which will bring together about 700 people in San Jose; then we’re participating in workshops and mentoring contestants at the Cleantech Open National Academy July 15–17.

05.26.11
RoseRyan technical briefing to demystify the move to global accounting standards
What the accounting world has long anticipated—a transition to global accounting standards—is finally around the corner. RoseRyan will break it all down with comprehensive technical briefings in June, making sense of what has been a complex, moving target and providing insight into what companies can do now to jump-start the transition.

02.03.11
RoseRyan names the top 25 movers and shakers in cleantech
Our list of Northern California cleantech leaders in 2010 features 15 new faces, adds research stars and goes lighter on the politicos. The list is now in its second year, and we also name an eclectic mix of 15 people to watch in 2011. See what you think—and tell us about it.

11.10.10
RoseRyan lists Bay Area’s top cleantech finance pros to watch
Why a list? In the cleantech sector, finance executives provide crucial expertise and guidance—yet their contributions can be overlooked. The 20 finance pros on our list are our heroes—quick on their feet and long on strategic vision, up to any finance challenge. We can’t predict the future, but we think great times are ahead for them and their groundbreaking companies.

09.27.10
RoseRyan makes Top 100 Women-Owned Businesses list
The San Francisco Business Times has named RoseRyan one of the top 100 women-owned businesses in the Bay Area. It’s our first year on the list—we’re ranked No. 34—and we’re proud to be in such cool company. If you’re a subscriber, you can see what it’s all about on their website

06.15.10
RoseRyan helps BayBio companies sort out tax credit
Free consultations about the 48D Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project Credit are on offer June 23, when RoseRyan and other tax experts meet one-on-one with BayBio members to discuss the complex application process. There’s a lot on the table—up to $5 million for qualifying projects—and the deadline is July 21.

06.10.10
Cleantech survey reveals optimistic mood, great opportunity
What’s in store for cleantech? Increased IPO and M&A activity, involvement of multinationals and the need for speed, among other things. We look at what’s hot for growth, government incentives, challenges and more in our survey, conducted with partners Arbor Advisors, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Woodruff Sawyer & Company.

05.06.10
Kathy Ryan kicks off Oracle rev rec roundtable
RoseRyan CEO Kathy Ryan will outline the challenges and complexities of revenue recognition on May 19 at an Oracle roundtable. Joining Ryan at the table: a NetApp expert who will discuss that company’s approach to automating rev rec and an Oracle senior manager who will talk about how Oracle manages rev rec. The session will focus on the impact of EITF 08-1. For details contact Nancy Beardsley

03.01.10
RoseRyan CEO & founder launches fireside chats
Recognizing that tough times demand frequent, honest communication, Kathy Ryan launches bimonthly phone chats to fill consultants in on “good news, bad news or anything in between.” Find out about the first chat and how RoseRyan is weathering the recession.

1.25.10
RoseRyan lists Bay Area’s top 25 movers & shakers in cleantech
Our cleantech guru Chris Vane has put together a list of 25 Northern California cleantech leaders based on informal polling at industry events—the first attempt we know of to sort out who’s who in this increasingly important sector. Could one of these people be the next Steve Jobs? Check it out and let Chris know what you think.

12.07.09
RoseRyan co-sponsors Copenhagen Cafe
RoseRyan is a Gold Sponsor of the Copenhagen Cafe, two weeks of free programs and events relating to the United Nations Climate Change Conference, including media streams direct from Copenhagen and news and analysis from conference participants. The Copenhagen Cafe is taking place 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily Dec. 7–18 at the Green Zebra Environmental Action Center, Crocker Galleria, 50 Post Street, San Francisco. For details, go to the Carbon Collaborative website

12.07.09
New revenue recognition rules have companies seeking expert advice
Local companies are trying to get a handle on the new Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) rule on recognizing revenue for bundled products, and RoseRyan has responded with a flurry of seminars. Forty companies to date have participated in RoseRyan’s educational events since October.

11.05.09
RoseRyan spins off Southern California operations
RoseRyan, in order to better focus on client needs, has spun off our Southern California operations into a separate business with a new name. For everyone in the Bay Area the structural change won’t be much more than a blip on your radar screen

5.19.09
RoseRyan & Sonnenschein partner to help companies access ARRA opportunities
National law firm Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP and California-based finance and accounting consultancy RoseRyan are joining forces to help California cleantech companies take advantage of the panoply of programs available under the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). Learn more