Almost half of senior executives polled said they don't expect an agreement on the so-called "fiscal cliff" negotiations by year-end, according to a survey of more than 2,500 business leaders conducted by KPMG's TGI.
All too often, companies trust that a potential business partner is creditworthy with very little evidence to support the assumption. CPAs can advise their clients on how to evaluate potential business partners, further instilling their role as trusted business advisors.
CPA decision makers, primarily CEOs, CFOs, and controllers, are becoming more pessimistic about the future of the US economy, according to the latest AICPA Business and Industry Economic Outlook Survey.
Data breach events are a growing risk for small businesses, but only a small percentage of companies with fewer than 250 employees have policies and procedures in place to protect against online intrusions.
Confidence in the global economy fell in Q3 2012, according to a worldwide survey of 2,550 finance professionals, with some 67 percent of respondents saying the global economy is stagnating or reversing.
The mood around the office water cooler is generally positive, new research suggests. In an Accountemps survey, nearly four in ten workers (39 percent) described the morale at their companies as very good.
The Mergis Group Finance and Accounting Employee Confidence Index decreased this quarter to 50.4. This was a 2.2 point decline over the second quarter of 2012, although 5.3 points higher than this time last year.
Business leaders are coming to the realization that if they want to see meaningful US corporate tax reform, they will need to give up some tax preferences in exchange for a lower statutory corporate tax rate, according to a survey by KPMG LLP.
Managers asking themselves, "Where does the day go?" may now have an answer. CFOs recently surveyed said that, on average, supervisors spend 17 percent of their time overseeing poorly performing employees.
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.
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.
While employees may not see much improvement in base pay next year, the prevalence and size of short-term incentives has increased substantially, according to the sixth annual "Compensation Planning Survey."
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.
Is your firm at risk of losing clients or missing opportunities for additional wallet share from existing clients? A large gap may exist between what partners believe their clients think versus what clients actually think.
Despite financial pressures, stresses, and sleeplessness, the majority of entrepreneurs still have faith in their futures and maintain the determination to succeed, according to results of the "2012 Hiscox DNA of an Entrepreneur Study."