M&A Risks: Buyers Beware
The pressure to grow sales and profits is translating into a need for speed. But acquirers play a risky game if they cut corners on due diligence.
The Disappearing DB Pension Plan
The use of defined benefit pension plans continues to decline as sponsors look to de-risk pension strategies.
Use Tax Time to Decrease Your International Business Risk
Here are four ways a tax season global business review can be used to improve productivity and risk mitigation.
Collaboration Is ‘Magic Ingredient’ for CFOs: SAP Study
Among six traits that leading finance chiefs have in common, the ability to be a collaborative company-wide stands out.
Non-GAAP Metrics Are a Response to Faulty Reporting Standards
Inconsistent interpretation, guidance, and enforcement of non-GAAP measures lead to a lack of confidence in reporting.
Corruption Is Costly — and Pervasive
An anticorruption survey from AlixPartners shows redoubled efforts at checking the rising tide of fraud and graft.
PCAOB Trying Different Tack in Selecting Audits
Among other things, the new approach will limit the ability of firms to predict which of their audits the PCAOB may select to inspect.
Advice to Cyber Insurance Buyers: You Are Not Alone
CFOs and risk managers need to know that cyber underwriters are using "security scores" to assess their clients' risks.
Risk Management Costs Dove 5% in 2016
The main drivers were drops of 12% in the cost of covering property risks; 6% for workers’ compensation; and 5% for liability.
WTO Forecasts 2.4% Growth in Trade This Year
The organization warns that protectionist policies could "undermine higher trade growth over the next two years."