Even in Hard Times, Retention’s Not Easy
Think your top finance talent won't be getting better offers in a weak job market? Think again. Now is the time to redouble efforts to identify and keep them, experts say.
Energy Firms Turn Up Heat on Pay Policies
Half have more tightly tied compensation to performance since the SEC strengthened its proxy disclosure rules.
Crisis Makes Boards Info-Insatiable
More than ever before, corporate boards are relying on CFOs for information, regular updates, and unsparing candor.
Loosen Pension-Funding Rules, Consultants Ask Congress
Actuaries seek added flexibility for plan sponsors in choosing whether to "smooth" asset values or pick a spot interest rate to value liabilities.
The Double-edged Sword of Head Count Cuts
Companies contemplating layoffs must consider a variety of issues, not all of which fit into a spreadsheet.
Internal Auditors: Mission Unaccomplished?
Companies want the "compliance police" to get more involved with process improvements and enterprise risk assessment, but they may be unprepared to make the change, E&Y research suggests.
Five Tips for Hiring Temporary Staff
During a time of hiring freezes, it's a good idea to get a grip on best practices for filling in with interim workers.
GM Controller to Peers: Watch Your Assets
Hidden impairments and illiquid assets keep Nick Cyprus awake at night.
Is the SEC Soft-Pedaling IFRS?
Lame-duck Cox leaves FEI conference attendees wanting more guidance on conversion just days after the commission quietly published its roadmap for mandatory adoption.
Wrinkles in the IFRS Roadmap
The SEC wants some of the largest U.S. companies to adopt international rules early, but limitations and uncertainty in its plan could diminish those hopes.
Option Passes Tough to Complete
With "repricing" programs for underwater stock options decidedly unpopular among shareholders, companies are tiptoeing toward decisions on whether to pursue them.