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1. 4 questions that could eliminate the performance review

BusIndNews | Apr 15, 2015

Instead of giving employees performance reviews, companies should ask managers to regularly answer four questions about each member of their team, Deloitte says. The questions address whether an employee deserves a raise or promotion, and whether an employee is at risk of performance issues. Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The (03/17) Harvard Business Review (tiered subscription model) (4/2015)

2. The secret to retaining top talent? Development

BusIndNews | Apr 15, 2015

Today's finance departments have a real need for the right team with the right mix of skills and competencies, not only in accounting, but in business, leadership, communications and other nonfinancial disciplines. I've spoken to many executives whose organizations don't have the resources or funding (or neither) to provide the full range of learning opportunities to their employees. This is risky business. One suggestion I often make to leaders looking for an impactful and cost-effective way to provide learning and development is to consider the CGMA designation for their finance staff. AICPA Insights (04/14)

3. Should your small business opt out of filing Form 3115?

BusIndNews | Apr 15, 2015

Many small-business owners are faced with the onerous task of adopting the tangible property or repair regulations on their 2014 tax returns. This article examines the IRS's recent grant of relief that allows qualifying businesses to avoid filing Form 3115, Application for Change in Accounting Method, and whether it is advisable to take advantage of this option. Corporate Taxation Insider (03/26)

4. 5 ways to optimize internal-audit activities

BusIndNews | Apr 15, 2015

Audit executives and audit committees have different priorities for internal audit, a report indicates. Audit committees want more focus on financial risks, while audit executives focus more on compliance risks, according to Grant Thornton, which offers five ways to optimize internal-audit functions. CGMA Magazine online (04/06)

5. New lease-accounting rules require more active approach for CFOs

BusIndNews | Apr 15, 2015 (04/01)

6. Accountants would rather solve problems than crunch numbers

BusIndNews | Apr 15, 2015

Accounting and finance professionals say solving problems gives them the most career satisfaction, ahead of working with numbers, according to a survey. CGMA Magazine online (03/20)

7. Revenue recognition: Where do we go from here?

BusIndNews | Apr 15, 2015

Convergence between U.S. GAAP and IFRS may diminish as the Financial Accounting Standards Board and International Accounting Standards Board pursue different proposed changes in response to implementation concerns. Find out what effect this potential divergence may have on financial statement preparers. Journal of Accountancy online (04/02)

8. 4 ways high-performing companies keep a sharper focus on customers

BusIndNews | Apr 15, 2015

Companies with a well-conceived, well-communicated strategy for interacting with customers are more likely to have financial success, according to a report. Here are four key findings about how high-performing companies think about and carry out customer-engagement strategies. CGMA Magazine online (03/31)

9. Develop the right management team to build a business

BusIndNews | Apr 15, 2015

Business growth is rooted in solid management, and that means senior executives need to mentor employees who show promise for joining top leadership. Midlevel executives should focus on developing a diverse skill set, coaching direct reports and practicing effective communication. Fortune (03/31)

10. Don't Miss the New Business and Industry Webcast on Big Data. Free CPE to CGMAs!

BusIndNews | Apr 15, 2015

The "From Insight to Impact: Unlocking Opportunities in Big Data" webcast will offer 1 hour of FREE CPE to CGMAs on May 21 at 1 p.m. ET. Participants will walk away with heightened understanding of the nature of big data, trends in the data analytics field and how companies are leveraging big data to drive commercial impact. Register today!

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