The SEC has approved a new rule directing national securities exchanges to adopt specific listing standards governing the independence of public company compensation committees and compensation advisers.
The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board hosted nearly eighty representatives of auditor oversight bodies from thirty-seven foreign jurisdictions last week during its sixth annual International Auditor Regulatory Institute.
The third annual "Alternative Investment Fund Pro Forma Financial Statements Reference Manual" is a comprehensive guidebook for completing financial statements for hedge and hybrid funds, fund of funds, and master-feeder structures.
New research found that an obscure accounting tool gives US companies the option of omitting from their financial statements, except in footnotes, that any taxes at all are owed to the IRS on profits made by their foreign subsidiaries.
A recent study found that while nearly 91 percent of private company owners were enthusiastic about executing growth strategies, only 51 percent reported having the necessary financial resources to do so.
The Financial Accounting Standards Board expects to issue an Exposure Draft of an Accounting Standards Update that proposes a single measurement model for measuring credit losses, possibly by the end of 2012.
Hundreds of organizations worldwide have partnered with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) to participate in International Fraud Awareness Week, November 11-17 to promote antifraud awareness and education.
The Institute of Internal Auditors has issued revisions to the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing that will go into effect January 1. The standards are mandatory under the IIA's International Professional Practices Framework.
The FASB announced it would extend the deadline for comment on a staff paper that outlines an approach for deciding whether and when to modify GAAP for private companies. The deadline is now November 9.
According to results of a new survey released by Sageworks, a financial information company, the national debt is weighing on business owners as they consider adding workers and making other investments.
The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) announced today that an exposure draft on its proposed Financial Reporting Framework for Small- and Medium-Sized Entities (FRF for SMEs) is now available for comment.
A quarterly volatility and variables poll of 540 corporate executives indicates that many CFOs are stressed and plan to be more diligent in planning and forecasting.
High Impact Excel: Pivot Table Edition
Following up on the success of his popular High Impact Excel session, this time around David H. Ringstrom, CPA turns his attention to pivot tables. In one hour you'll learn how to whip unwieldy data into shape, and then quickly build meaningful reports by dragging and dropping with your mouse. David will also discuss techniques for improving pivot table data integrity. Detailed handouts with numbered steps will be provided for a variety of Excel versions.