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Compliance & Governance

Getting Better at Getting Work Done
Sponsored by ADP
March 30, 2015
In the most recent of three studies conducted in collaboration with ADP, we look into the benefits of "intelligent compliance" related to human capital management. We asked senior executives overseeing finance and human resources for their opinions … more »
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Highlighting the Benefits of Investing into an Employment-Related Tax and Payment Compliance Strategy
Sponsored by ADP
February 07, 2014
Where does the value of effective compliance show up? In the bottom line. That's what survey respondents said in this research report exploring the benefits---both tangible and intangible---that finance executives attribute to effective … more »
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How Senior Finance Executives Are Staying Ahead of Sweeping Regulatory Shifts
Sponsored by ADP
September 06, 2013
In an increasingly complex regulatory environment, it's critically important---and ever more challenging---for finance executives to help establish a "culture of compliance" at their companies. In a survey of 150 senior finance executives at U.S. … more »
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Correlating Quantitative Reports with Qualitative Analysis
Sponsored by IBM
August 03, 2012
The numbers don't always tell the whole story. How much effort goes into producing the narrative elements and qualitative analysis that add insight to financial reporting? And how much value does your company get out of its efforts to bring data … more »
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Sponsored by SAP
June 16, 2010
In an economic environment characterized by uncertainty and volatility, the quality of the financial close assumes even greater importance as an indicator of a company's financial excellence. Shareholders, creditors, lenders, and analysts are all … more »
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Sponsored by Crowe Horwath, LLP
March 02, 2010
In parallel surveys, a "perception gap" is revealed between board members' favorable assessment of finance's information reporting and finance executives' own more-critical self-evaluation. Finance executives, while indicating that they are doing an … more »
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Why has tax figured so prominently as a source for material weaknesses?
January 03, 2008
In the spring of 2006, CFO Research Services launched a study of the tax function?s priorities and challenges. Our task? To learn how tax is meeting the challenges posed by an increasingly complex, competitive, regulated, and risky business climate.
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Leading CFOs See Opportunities to Boost Business Performance, Predictability, and Profits
January 03, 2008
In June 2004, CFO Research Services (a unit of CFO Publishing Corp.) launched a research program to explore senior finance executives' efforts to manage G&A costs and boost performance. In particular, we sought to uncover and document a unique … more »
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With most U.S. public companies wrapping up their first year of compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, CFOs and other finance executives are taking stock of how the new requirements are changing the way they operate.
January 03, 2008
With most U.S. public companies wrapping up their first year of compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, CFOs and other finance executives are taking stock of how the new requirements are changing the way they operate. Many spent that first year … more »
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Increasingly, forward-thinking CFOs today regard financial process improvement as ongoing, not a one-off project.
January 03, 2008
Increasingly, forward-thinking CFOs today regard financial process improvement as ongoing, not a one-off project. The reasoning? Financial process improvement can be intertwined with compliance management, which, by definition, is an ongoing … more »
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The combination of new regulations such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and closer scrutiny from investors and boards of directors have made complying with regulation a more costly, higher profile activity for companies.
January 03, 2008
U.S. companies have had to comply with international trade, federal, and state regulatory requirements for generations. But the combination of new regulations such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and closer scrutiny from investors and boards of … more »
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There's widespread concern about the cost of compliance: it's too costly, too onerous, has too much red tape, and provides too many distractions from the real purpose of an enterprise.
January 03, 2008
Without question, Sarbanes-Oxley has had a profound effect on companies whose shares are traded on U.S. exchanges—and few company executives seem to think the changes have been positive ones. There’s widespread concern about the cost of compliance: … more »
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Transforming the finance function is no longer an option for European CFOs but an imperative.
January 03, 2008
Transforming the finance function is no longer an option for European CFOs but an imperative. Battered in the public eye by accounting scandals, pressured by regulators to tighten their financial controls and reporting standards, and pushed by their … more »
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