Vol. 28 Nbr. 10, December 2012
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- It's all about the members.
- Year-end thoughts.
- Limited use of corporate websites for disclosure.
- US adoption of IFRS will happen in the long run, say investors.
- Extreme Productivity.
- In quotes.
- Year-end tax planning tips for U.S. corporations.
- Opinions mixed on FASB framework for private company financial reporting.
- The 'mysterious' agenda of President Obama's second term.
- The year that was and a look ahead: staff from FEI's Washington, D.C., office looks back over 2012 in the areas of fiscal, policy and legislative issues that impact business operations. They also offer a glimpse of what is ahead.
- Skipping the ERM tune-up: pay now or pay later: even the best enterprise risk management systems need regular maintenance--or tune-ups--as conditions in the dynamic business environment are constantly changing, both internally and externally; ignoring warning signals can be costly.
- Goodwill impairment testing post-financial crisis: even with the financial crisis largely behind us, goodwill impairment continues to grab headlines. Here's an examination of the issues preparers should consider, given the FASB's updated guidance in ASU 2011-08 and regulatory concerns.
- Is the organization's compliance approach working? The state of compliance management reviewed--its true cost and value proposition, warning signs indicating a reactionary approach to managing compliance and the organizational structure for managing compliance, as well as methods for improvement.
- Acquire more, fail less: a growth acceleration strategy for a rapidly changing world: in today's rapidly changing world, executives ignore mergers, acquisitions and other innovative partnerships at their peril, financial leaders should not forego acquisitions; they should forego handling them so poorly.
- Shifting the burden: employers helping employees manage costs: though company-provided health insurance is the cornerstone to a comprehensive total rewards strategy that savvy employers use to attract and retain the brightest workers, ever-increasing premiums have forced companies to push more costs onto workers--but even that is reaching a saturation point.
- Using Big Data to combat enterprise fraud: to combat fraud, more organizations are thinking big--employing new approaches around Big Data to convert the volumes of information available into useful insight and real action.
- Procurement's role: maximizing in corporate budgets.
- Keeping legal fees under control: legal fees paid to outside law firms can put added pressure on budgets, particularly in today's slow economy, and often managing these fees is the responsibility of the chief financial officer. CFOs can become attuned to managing lawsuits as well as the fees.
- Making ERP optimization a reality.
- Great financial leadership: stand out among peers.
- 2012 donor acknowledgement.
- Establishing the XBRL filing system that fits the company's needs.
- Consequences of disconnects of 'tone at the top' at the institutional and operational level.
- Four executives inducted into FEI's seventh annual Hall of Fame at gala Nov. 12.
- Balance sheet.