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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.
It’s a Big Year for Emerging Growth Companies
Here's some practical advice for companies that did an IPO under the JOBS Act and now must transition to full-public-company status.
Top 15 Risk Factors for M&A
Sixty percent of financial professionals say overpaying for deals is the biggest M&A risk factor facing buyers next year, according to new research.
Audit Fees Rise Again
Audit fees increased by a median of 3.2% in 2015, but the largest filers are keeping a lid on costs by improving internal controls.
Pay Gap Widens Between Finance Execs, Rank and File
But the rate of salary increase in 2015 dipped slightly from the prior year, research finds.
Highest Priority for CFOs? Strategic Planning
For second place on the priority list, finance chiefs chose a perennial, budgeting. Periodic forecasting came in third.
Earning Their Keep
Finance chiefs’ pay is increasingly aligned with corporate performance, as our report on trends in CFO compensation reveals.
Study Links Share Prices, Goodwill Impairments
When the equity market turned around and share prices started moving higher in 2009, using stock price as a key determinant in assessing goodwill impairment became less common.
CFOs and CIOs: Can We Talk?
The CFO-CIO relationship is becoming increasingly bumpy. Executives who have worked in both finance and technology offer advice on smoothing things out.