CFOs With Big Signatures More Likely to Misreport
A new study finds that the size of a finance chief's signature may be correlated with more aggressive accounting and weaker internal controls.
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.
For small-company CFOs, the rewards of being public don’t always outweigh the headaches.
CFO: Most Dangerous Job in Corporate America
Under expanding regulatory authority, the SEC is charging CFOs with securities-law violations even where they had no knowledge of the prohibited activities.
Board Takeaways for 2013
What topics should CFOs get their arms around so they won’t seem out of touch at board meetings this year?
Wal-Mart: Tip of Bribery Iceberg
The retailer is getting most of the ink these days for alleged corruption in Mexico, India, and perhaps other countries. But every global company is at risk for onerous FCPA violations.
ISS Targets Hedging, Pledging of Company Stock
The shareholder advisory service now considers some strategies executives use to realize or lock in value from company stock to be risk-oversight failures.
Internal Audit: a Dead-end Job?
A new study reveals that new entrants to the corporate-accounting profession have second thoughts about entering internal audit.
New Audit Standard Encourages More Talking
The new standard could level the playing field between CFOs and other less-informed members of corporate audit committees, an audit regulator says.
Transatlantic Divide Grows Over Audit Rotation
Europeans have a different tolerance level for mandatory auditor rotation practices than their U.S. peers, which could lead to a permanent divide in auditor practices globally.