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1. Research: Most managers can't reliably rate others

BusIndNews | Feb 18, 2015

Many companies gauge employees' performance in various areas by having their managers rate them. But research suggests that the idiosyncratic rater effect -- the idea that a manager's unique characteristics will affect his or her perception -- derails the effort. In fact, 61% of an employee's rating is a really a reflection of the rater, Marcus Buckingham writes. Harvard Business Review online (tiered subscription model) (02/09)


2. How to add CFO services to your accounting business

BusIndNews | Feb 18, 2015

Not all business clients are large enough to have a designated chief financial officer on staff. Many clients are overwhelmed with data, so it's important to understand each client's needs and to be able to make sense of all of this information for them. CPA Practice Advisor online (02/06)


3. The COSO dilemma: Internal control and outsourcing

BusIndNews | Feb 18, 2015

A framework developed by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission stipulates that a company's leadership is accountable for internal control over financial reporting. This responsibility can be especially challenging for companies that have outsourced aspects of their finance function. These businesses should establish relevant service-level agreements and protocols and monitor activities of service providers. CGMA Magazine online (02/06)


4. Survey: Regulatory change is key concern for executives

BusIndNews | Feb 18, 2015

For the third year, company executives and board members have ranked regulatory issues as the most significant risk facing their businesses, according to a survey by Protiviti and the ERM Initiative at North Carolina State University. Other high-ranking risks included economic conditions, succession challenges and cyberattacks. CGMA Magazine online (02/09)


5. How to keep hackers out of your system

BusIndNews | Feb 18, 2015

Research suggests that companies are concerned by the risk of cyberattacks, with 74% of respondents to a Deloitte survey saying that cybersecurity is a key issue. This article lists nine common kinds of cyberthreats, including point-of-sale intrusions, denial-of-service attacks and privilege misuse, and details preventive measures for each of them. CGMA Magazine online (01/14)


6. PwC study: Companies move ahead on clawbacks

BusIndNews | Feb 18, 2015

A PwC study has found that 40% of large public companies modified clawback provisions of executive-compensation plans in the past year. More than 80% of provisions studied have discretionary features that allow the company to use judgment when determining whether clawbacks are triggered. Compliance Week (02/10)


7. Just Published: 2015 Report on the Current State of Enterprise Risk Oversight

BusIndNews | Feb 18, 2015

The 6th edition of this report is an invaluable resource for benchmarking an organization's approach to risk oversight against current trends. It contains research conducted by the ERM Initiative at North Carolina State University on behalf of the American Institute of CPAs Business, Industry & Government Team. Blank (02/17)


8. Can revenue-neutral tactics achieve corporate-tax reform?

BusIndNews | Feb 18, 2015

With tax reform a key bipartisan issue, talk of achieving it focuses on enacting tax cuts and closing loopholes. But selecting deductions that should get the ax is a thornier issue. Some firms would benefit more from a reduction in corporate-tax rates, whereas others depend more on deductions. CFO.com (02/04)


9. Register Now: 2015 AICPA CFO Conference May 13-15 in Denver

BusIndNews | Feb 18, 2015

Seasoned CFOs from across the country have created the 2015 AICPA CFO Conference and have developed sessions that provide the latest updates, innovations and anticipated trends to keep you on the cutting edge. Blank (01/19)


10. Focus on less-frequent, higher-quality communication

BusIndNews | Feb 18, 2015

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