It’s back-to-school time, kids. But have you done your summer reading?
Will you arrive at work after Labor Day up-to-date on the world of finance? Did you keep up with the latest on backdating, pensions, FASB, and good old-fashioned water cooler gossip?
For your convenience, here’s what you might have missed between Independence Day and the start of the Labor Day barbeques:
Check out our Today in Finance Archive for reports on all the companies that ran afoul of backdating this summer. And for more perspective on the scandal, see these stories:
President Bush signed the pension bill on August 17, but it may be too little too late. This week, DuPont became the latest company to cut its defined benefit pension plan. For more on pensions, check out our special report on “Pension Tension”.
The September issue of CFO magazine features a report on the Future of Financial Reporting. You can read it here on CFO.com, with special Web-exclusive material on whether fair-value accounting properly values your role as a financial manager. And here are highlights of what went on in Norwalk this summer:
Crime and Punishment