Reality is swiftly outpacing the ability of accountants to embrace Big Data. How can they catch up?
When public companies pressure their auditors to reduce fees or they switch auditors to pay lower fees, audit quality can deteriorate, according to a study.
ARC Document Solutions rose like a Phoenix from its ashes last year. CFO John Toth tells how it was done.
The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board is making loose, misleading statements about the quality of public company audits.
Before senior executives try to spread best practices, they should use seven techniques to clear out the negative behavior that stands in the way.
Catherine Lesjak’s objections to the ill-advised acquisition of a British software firm may prove prophetic for HP.
Long-term executive incentives could better align the financial interests of executives with those of shareholders.
Measure the accuracy of a sales forecast.
Tying credit default swap spreads to the interest rates corporations pay benefits banks and borrowers, says a recent study.
If standards setters require lease accounting on corporate balance sheets, borrowers could break their loan covenants.
Comparisons should take into account company complexity, not just industry and revenue, one research firm contends.