Time is running short in the revenue recognition implementation effort as public companies must adopt the Financial Accounting Standards Board's new standard at the beginning of 2018. Gathering information needed to make new disclosures is one of the most pressing concerns for financial-statement preparers as the deadline approaches.
Big investments by firms have led to improved audit quality in recent years, says Public Company Accounting Oversight Board member Jeanette Franzel. But she says audit-deficiency reductions have plateaued and calls on firms to take steps to drive better quality.
New technology and demands from regulators are encouraging tax and accounting departments to take a forward-looking approach to fight financial wrongdoing. Tax departments may be able to pick out evidence of trade-based money laundering in addition to other criminal activity.
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Having too few expert contributors working on an innovation project may cause the team to lose focus, but having too many can also backfire by making it difficult to develop new ideas. Focus on building a company culture that puts people in roles in which they are able to excel and enables experts to admit gaps in their knowledge.
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Employees can pose a serious threat to sensitive data, as cybercriminals may dupe them into exposing important information. Here are three common tactics hackers may use -- including sending phishing emails and attacking vulnerabilities in personal devices -- and tips for preventing breaches.
Offering financial incentives to whistleblowers can backfire, a study indicates. Such incentives often are paid only when the amount recovered meets a certain threshold -- a policy that can lead potential whistleblowers to engage in a cost-benefit analysis rather than striving to act in a manner consistent with their morals.
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