Inline XBRL Poses Risks, Presents Opportunities
The new financial-reporting format comes with some downsides but allows companies to gain efficiency by escaping the need to report in two separate formats.
SEC Allows Use of Inline XBRL Data in Filings
Inline XBRL embeds data directly into financial statements rather than in a separate exhibit, potentially enhancing the quality of data.
Merrill Client Becomes Merrill CFO
Veteran technology finance chief Tom Donnelly is broadly eyeing new market opportunities for the financial printer.
Dodd-Frank’s Next Act: Executive Pay
The SEC’s proposed disclosure rules have drawn criticism from proponents and opponents alike.
The Search for Suspect Accounting
Analytical models from academia and the SEC could help expose everything from poor-quality earnings to outright fraud.
‘Small’ Companies May Be Free of XBRL
A bill with broad bipartisan support would apply to public companies with less than $250 million in revenue.
Fixing the Financial Close Process
Financial executives work to rehabilitate the dysfunctional close-to-disclose process by highlighting efficiency, standardization and streamlining.
Why CFOs Must Become Chiefs of XBRL
XBRL filings are a rich source of data that all departments can use to make operations more efficient and to conduct competitive analysis.
Why Conflict Minerals Disclosure is Serious Business
Though compliance is still far out, Dodd-Frank's conflict minerals and resource extraction rules should be on every CFO's radar screen.
XBRL is Not Just Another Compliance Burden
Keeping on top of accurate XBRL tagging can help a company stay one step ahead of any potential SEC investigations or increased scrutiny.
Finance Execs Find XBRL Useless
The SEC and other regulators had hoped for a wider use for XBRL than just financial reporting. But finance execs can't see past the cumbersome filing.