The Most-Read CFO Stories of 2020

Which stories encapsulate the year? Crisis management advice, auditor fines, business insurance hiccups, cash-flow forecasting, and more.
Vincent RyanDecember 28, 2020

Which of the more than 1,100 stories we published in 2020 are worth a second read (maybe even a third)? The following 10 articles and columns fit the bill. They were the most widely read stories on CFO and are presented here in no particular order. Together, they form a portrait of a tumultuous 12 months.

Crisis Management: The Overlooked Leadership Skill

Here are five ways to rise up to the challenge of leading the troops while things are falling apart.

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Is COVID-19 a Triggering Event for Impairment Testing?

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Anatomy of a Short-Seller Attack

The current economic conditions have created a perfect storm for companies that are subject to an attack by short-sellers.

The 5 Biggest Trends In Cryptocurrency For 2020

These events and developments will shape the digital asset market.

Deloitte Fined Record $19M Over Audit Failures

A U.K. investigation found the Big Four firm liable for “serious and serial failures” in its audits of software firm Autonomy.

The SEC Falsely Accused Me of Fraud

A CFO speaks publicly of his four-year ordeal battling accounting-related charges brought by the SEC.

Business Interruption: Insurers Balk at Paying Claims

Business interruption insurance has offered little protection from the large losses caused by COVID-19 government shutdowns.

Dynamic Cash-Flow Forecasting — A Must-Have in Times of Crisis

Having a model that is dynamic, easily updated for changing conditions, and able to support iterative scenario analysis isn’t a luxury; it’s a necessity.

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