FASB Gives Private Companies Goodwill Accounting Break
Assessments and tests for goodwill impairment can be left until the end of the reporting period.
PCAOB Forms Stakeholder Advisory Group
The 18-person panel will have three seats each for audit committee members or directors and financial reporting oversight personnel, including CFOs.
HARIBO of America CFO Plans for Gummies Growth
A Wisconsin manufacturing facility and an SAP implementation will give the gummy bear giant a launchpad for more U.S. growth.
Political Activity: Reducing a Company’s Risk Profile
"Companies are being asked to engage on more issues, through more mechanisms, and at more levels of government than ever before."
Activist Investor Efforts Increasingly Lower Credit Ratings
Shareholder activist M&A or break-up campaigns continue to be the largest contributor to rating changes.
FASB Chair Jones Looks Ahead
Seven months in, Richard R. Jones gives his perspective on cryptocurrencies, climate risk disclosures, and possible goodwill accounting changes.
5 Questions for Jack Hartung, CFO, Chipotle
“It was kind of too late to pivot if you hadn’t already made the right investments,” Hartung says of adapting to the pandemic.
Stock Buyback Plans Match CFOs’ Optimism
But richly valued shares will force issuers to buy at premium prices.
A Data Scientist Becomes a CFO
LivePerson’s finance chief John Collins works to create “data advantages” at the brand-to-consumer messaging company.
A New Platform for Strategic CFOs
The Mosaic “strategic finance” software platform addresses the shortcomings of both Excel and traditional ERP systems.