Tech CFOs Hoard Cash and Stand Pat
Technology companies shun innovation in favor of boosting their balance sheets.
Pension Investing: What’s the Right Level of Risk?
Most plan sponsors should put more emphasis on liability hedging, one adviser claims. Another point of view: Take no risks, period.
Pay Pressure Boils Over
Nothing is off the table this year in revamping executive compensation programs.
Wall Street Bonus Babies Have a Cry
Almost all managers got 2008 bonuses, nearly half those payouts bigger than a year ago. Still, their reaction was, in effect, "big deal," a survey suggests.
With Money Tight, Who Should Get Pay Hikes?
Only the cream of your crop, one expert advises. Also to be decided: how many to reward, and how truthful to be.
Rank-and-File See Bleak Future
Pessimism about jobs among accounting and finance workers hits an all-time high, but ironically the recession may offer opportunities.
Why Employees Are Like Napkins…
...and other observations from finance-savvy HR experts about the difficult job of downsizing.
The Human Side of IFRS
Learning international accounting standards early on could provide a career boost like no other.
Straight from the Students’ Mouths
Accountants-in-training share perceptions about their education, the business world, their career prospects, and their mixed feelings about landing a job at a Big Four firm.
S&P’s Parent Hires an Ex-E&Y Watchdog
Former audit-firm chief Ray Groves will keep tabs on the rating agency, internally and externally. He'll report to the CEO and board of McGraw-Hill, as well as to the public.
No Lifeline for Underwater Options
Repricing proposals for underwater options likely will receive a chilly response from shareholders.