Accounting, Finance and IT Hiring On a Cautious Pace
Although CFOs have unfilled staff positions, most are reluctant to hire. Congress adds to the negativity.
Standards Setter Pilots Sustainability Reporting Program
The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board is looking for a few good companies to be part of its test program on how to disclose environmental and social issues to investors.
Bank Internal Auditors Warned About Lending Risks
As a variety of headwinds continue to buffet financial institutions, internal auditors need to sharpen their monitoring skills, say experts at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Tax Execs Still Clinging to their Spreadsheets
Though corporations favor using more technologically advanced tax tools, the heads of tax departments still love their spreadsheets.
New XBRL Version May Answer SEC’s Prayers
With companies' lackluster use of XBRL and the SEC taking heat about its own low usage, a new Inline version could make it easier for filers as well as regulators.
More Auditor Disclosure Seen This Proxy Season
Fortune 100 companies have been disclosing more about their auditor in proxy statements — a trend likely to continue, says a new report.
Obamacare Spawns Business Execs’ Pessimism
CFOs and other business execs with the certification expect health-care outlays to rise more than any other business expense over the next 12 months, a new study finds.
Lease Accounting Rules Raise Ire Down to the Wire
Ahead of a key deadline for comments on a new lease-accounting proposal, more discord over the rules surfaces. Equipment lease- financing firms wonder if global convergence can be achieved.
Narrow Net-Income Reporting Can Misguide Investors: Study
By excluding components of other comprehensive income, corporations may be overstating their financial performance.
One CFO’s Motto: It’s the Relationship, Not Just the Product
The CFO of a cloud-computing-software firm explains why more companies are moving towards subscription-based billing to retain customers.
Audit Fees Actually Dropped Post-Sarbox
A new study shows that post Sarbanes-Oxley accelerated filers have seen audit fees fall, while non-audit fees are edging up.