Reality Check for Young Finance Pros
The bottomless well of opportunities is no more, so job candidates are being less choosey and resigning themselves to lower pay.
Memo to CFOs: Don’t Trust HR
A professor says most human resources professionals are ill-equipped to carry out value-added workforce planning and transformation.
New York CPAs Slam IFRS Roadmap
The international standards are of dubious quality, the SEC is vague on how it will judge them, and the benefits of adoption are contradictory, the accountants charge.
Economic Ills Stem On-the-job CFO Training
With restructuring and cost-whacking the order of the day, companies making external hires want someone who has been there, done that.
Former SEC Chief Accountant Blames FASB for Meltdown
He credits auditors and financial statement preparers for successfully fighting fraud.
Conferences in the Crosshairs
Bailout money and events at resort hotels do not mix, say many in Congress. But what of the business those events generate?
Financial Woes Spur Some Short-term Hiring
Companies may be cutting back overall, but many see project-based workers as offering the flexibility needed to keep going.
Vague Comp Limits Are Paralyzing Banks
Most of the stimulus plan's executive compensation provisions need Treasury Department guidance, and banks want it now so they can get on with business.
The Key to Bankers’ Hearts
Dazzling them with your finance knowledge can help keep the capital flowing, recession notwithstanding, according to private-company CFO Ron Box.
SEC Gets Ounce of Flesh from RIM Execs
Backdating penalties against four officers are a tiny fraction of what they agreed last week to pay Canadian regulators.
Is It the End for Big Director Pay Raises?
Ever so slightly, shareholders are starting to work up some concern over board compensation, which has risen annually in the double digits in recent years, a new study shows.