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Assessing the Impact of the New Lease Accounting Standard
Sponsored by IBM
January 30, 2012
FASB and IASB have issued drafts of jointly proposed changes which essentially eliminate all operating leases from the income statement and move them onto the balance sheet as a capital expense. CFO Research Services conducted an online survey to … more »
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Sponsored by The Royal Bank of Scotland
December 15, 2010
In this research--conducted in conjunction with similar surveys in Europe and the United States--finance executives in the Asia-Pacific region reveal that they are especially concerned with maintaining liquidity in the aftermath of recession, and … more »
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Sponsored by PrimeRevenue
December 08, 2010
We surveyed product-oriented U.S. companies to better understand how senior finance executives view supply chain finance as a component of their companies' efforts to optimize working capital and reduce supply chain risk. In particular, we were … more »
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Sponsored by The Royal Bank of Scotland
December 01, 2010
Following on a parallel European survey, this research highlights the concerns and plans of U.S. finance executives for managing working capital and operations in a post-recession world. Respondents say they are taking much more conservative … more »
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Promoting productivity under aggressive enforcement and regulatory scrutiny: Making a business case for tax technology investment
Sponsored by Longview Solutions
November 08, 2010
The results of this recent survey among tax directors in the United States, Canada, and Europe confirm that tax departments on both sides of the Atlantic have responded to the downturn's "do more with less" mandate by postponing improvement … more »
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Sponsored by The Royal Bank of Scotland
September 29, 2010
Finance executives at European firms express concern over their companies' ability to respond to the challenges of a post-recession world, especially ongoing weakness in sales, competition for both credit and capital, varied rates of recovery in … 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 170 Systems
July 28, 2009
CFOs and their teams are pursuing working capital management improvements to free cash on their balance sheets and demonstrate disciplined management, rigorous processes, and company health to investors, creditors, and other stakeholders. Our … more »
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Sponsored by American Express
December 02, 2008
What actions are senior finance executives taking to ensure adequate capitalization to support their companies' growth over the next year? We queried senior finance executives at mid-size companies on their strategies for cash management in these … 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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Through a survey and interview program, we sought to understand the relative importance of working capital management, the barriers companies face when they try to improve working capital management, and the steps they take to do so.
January 03, 2008
In June 2004, CFO Research Services (a unit of CFO Publishing Corp.) launched a research program to explore working capital management among midsize and large U.S. companies. Through a survey and interview program, we sought to understand the … more »
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Information technology has become integral to the operation of the modern business organization.
January 03, 2008
Information technology has become integral to the operation of the modern business organization. Yet it is only now, after years of belaboring technology’s cost, that leading finance professionals have begun to recognize that well-managed IT … more »
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According to supply management experts, the average company spends 20-30% more on procured goods and services than necessary.
January 03, 2008
It is perhaps the most underused tool a company has for increasing its profit. According to supply management experts, the average company spends 20-30% more on procured goods and services than necessary. Given that procurement typically consumes … more »
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Do companies see section 965 simply as a tactic for bringing home profits at low tax cost? Is section 965 an opportunity to recast a company’s footprint overseas?
January 03, 2008
In July 2005, a group of leading finance executives, tax practitioners, and editorial staff from CFO Research Services gathered in New York to discuss the repatriation provisions contained in the new section 965 of the Internal Revenue Code. The … more »
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Corporate real estate (CRE) is one of the largest items on the balance sheet, but one that often receives scant attention from the CFO
January 03, 2008
Corporate real estate (CRE) is one of the largest items on the balance sheet, but one that often receives scant attention from the CFO. After all, this asset is typically managed by the company's various operating units or by a separate real estate … more »
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