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  • What's New? Don't Ask

    The pace of accounting rule changes is beginning to wear on finance staffs. June 1, 2010

  • A One-Two Accounting Punch?

    Next year U.S. public companies will find out if they have to adopt international accounting standards – just as they are implementing a host of new FASB rules. May 18, 2010

  • IFRS Risk: Not What You Think

    The switch from U.S. generally accepted accounting principles to international accounting standards is a hot topic. But CFOs of U.S. companies are wasting time and money managing imaginary risks while completely ignoring real ones. May 14, 2010

  • GAAP's Lawsuit Buffer

    The rules-based nature of U.S. generally accepted accounting principles may actually discourage shareholder lawsuits, says a new study. May 12, 2010

  • A Smoother Approach to Pension Accounting

    The IASB's proposed rules for pension accounting could dampen the effect of asset gains and losses on the bottom line. May 4, 2010

  • Unfazed by IFRS

    Would switching to international accounting standards have a major effect on your company? Maybe not, said panelists at a recent accounting conference. April 30, 2010

  • Could Codification Weaken Internal Controls?

    Maybe. And here's what you can do to mitigate the effect on your accounting policies, disclosures, and error detection. April 16, 2010

  • SEC on IFRS: Not So Fast

    The SEC gives everyone more time for a possible transition from U.S. GAAP to international reporting standards. February 26, 2010

  • CFOs Head to the IASB

    Finance chiefs from Hannover Re and FirstRand Banking are joining the standard-setting board. February 5, 2010

  • Fair Value: Eyes Wide Open

    Expect more footnotes this annual-report season, as FASB releases its new rules on fair-value disclosures. January 22, 2010

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