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February 6, 2013
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  • Global skills gap reshapes workforce strategy
    Global demographic and economic trends are reshaping the workforce, writes Dennis Nally, chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers International. To meet labor needs, companies must think creatively and be flexible. "Business leaders need to think more strategically about how they manage their workforce -- fueling planned growth with the right people, who have the right skills, in the right locations," he writes. Economia magazine online (U.K.) (1/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Internal audit's strategy role heats up in 2013
    While contingency planning for macroeconomic events remains a concern for internal auditors, another hot spot is strategy creation and execution. Research by Corporate Executive Board details top areas of concern for the next year. Strategy is an important one: Companies want to expand, but they often lack confidence in strategic decisions, fail to act quickly or fail to communicate how decisions affect employees. CGMA Magazine (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • It's time to start planning for revenue-recognition rule
    Full implementation of a proposed converged revenue-recognition standard is years away, but chief financial officers and other finance professionals should start planning how to handle the change before the final standard is released this year. Some industries will have to make major adjustments in their accounting system. (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • U.S. multinationals increase use of tax havens
    In 2008, 43% of overseas profit at U.S. multinational companies came from tax havens such as Bermuda, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Switzerland, according to a report by the Congressional Research Service. The finding might add to debate about corporate tax havens. Reuters (1/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Argentina tightens tax-collection strategy
    Argentina has nearly doubled tax collection during the past 10 years by tightening the procedure. Technology, such as satellite use, also has been key. Criticism of the tax-collection authority is growing, including an allegation of inappropriate use of data. Bloomberg Businessweek (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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