How to Modernize the Treasury Department
To add value and move beyond their focus on processing, treasury departments must win management buy-in, automate, and reach out to other functions.
Rate of Growth in Audit Fees Doubled in 2017: FERF
New accounting standards, greater M&A activity, and PCAOB documentation requests drove up fees, according to the Financial Executives Research Foundation.
Automation Won’t Reduce Finance Staffs: Study
Perhaps counterintuitively, finance executives say they don't plan to cut head-count costs in response to technology-driven efficiencies.
Microsoft, IBM Tighten Finance Via Tech
Senior finance executives detail machine learning and blockchain efforts aimed at making revenue forecasting and cross-border financing more efficient.
Rev Rec Rule Transforms Accounting: FASB’s Siegel
The revenue recognition standard will turn a diverse set of industry standards into “one framework about how to think about revenue.”
J&J, Aetna CEOs Hit Fee-for-Service System
The chief executives of two health-care giants want the industry to move further toward payments based on quality of care.
Two CFOs Tell a Tale of Fraud at HealthSouth
Years after going to prison, disgraced CFOs try to make something good come from their crimes by telling finance executives how they went wrong.
Will Automation Take Over Senior Finance Jobs?
Some finance executives think their positions could be replaced by technology, a new poll suggests.
The Case Against Trump’s Economic Proposals
A noted economist explains in detail why the president-elect's tax and spending proposals would have horrific consequences.
Thermo Fisher Makes Electron Microscopy Move
The lab equipment firm's $4.2 billion purchase of FEI gives it access to technology used by biopharma companies to develop drugs.
Audit Fees for Public Companies Up 3.4%
SEC filers paid external auditors an average of $1.5 million in 2014, with the median fee coming in at $402,812.