Finance to Go
The steady growth of the outsourcing industry is forcing CFOs to look afresh at the entire finance value chain.
Too Many Chiefs?
A chief growth officer can serve as a focal point for enhancing revenues, but promoting continuous innovation at a company is one of the toughest things to get right.
Full Steam Ahead?
If there's one lesson from Parmalat's implosion, it's that regulatory reform can't wait any longer. Here's how banking and securities watchdogs on both sides of the Atlantic are faring.
Out for the Count
The reaction of Europe's auto manufacturers to the sinking dollar provides an object lesson for other sectors.
Less Talk, More Action
As the new supremo of the U.K.'s financial watchdog, John Tiner is promising a double bonus for businesses -- less paperwork and swifter, more effective enforcement.
Even with new accounting treatments, financial systems don't allow companies to say much about their intangible assets. Finance chiefs are finding ways to address this conundrum.
The Big Squeeze
With debt and equity markets closing for business, it's now time for CFOs to look closer to home for capital.
Reporting for Duty
In Europe, many CFOs say annual reports are glorified marketing brochures. If they're right, why bother with them?
SEC Good at Fining, Bad at Collecting
GAO says commission lousy at collecting receivables; changes coming? Plus: securitization market in Germany gets big boost, while in U.S., banks starting to waiver.