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A new report shows businesses are occupying more office space as the economy s

US Businesses Using More Office Space as Asian Market Falters

As the U.S. economy slogs toward recovery, one metric of improvement has slowly started to rise: The rate of absorption of office space across the country inched upward in the second quarter, according to a report from commercial real estate provider Cassidy...
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The business sentiment of CFOs who participated in a Deloitte poll fell during

Business outlook of CFOs of major U.S. companies weak, says finance survey

The business sentiment of CFOs who participated in a Deloitte poll fell during the second quarter of 2012, according to a statement released on June 28. Data provided by the Deloitte CFO Signals survey indicates that the optimism of these business leaders...
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Networking is a powerful tool that can help people to obtain their professiona

Developing the Professional Network You Need

Networking is a powerful tool that can help people to obtain their professional goals, but what are the best methods for building relationships with people in this way? On June 15, 2012, Mark Richards, who is a finance executive and the creator of job search...
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It is important to have an effective planning process in place.

Innovative Budgeting and Planning Approaches

A fluid budget and strategic planning operation is key to a business's success. Without the ability to quickly adapt to new situations, organizations may soon find themselves unable to meet client or customer needs. To that end, they will need an...
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The Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act will likely not affect m

Affordable Care Act Decision Unlikely to Impact Most Businesses

In a 5-4 decision announced June 28, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the individual mandate at the heart of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This effectively ensures that the bulk of the healthcare reform law passed in 2010 will take effect as...
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Fitch Ratings recently backed new GASB rules for government pension funds.

Fitch backs GASB pension rules

New Governmental Accounting Standards Board guidelines regarding government-run pension funds have received support from a major financial agency. Fitch Ratings said the rules will be "generally positive" for U.S. states. "The new accounting...
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Morgan Stanley recently announced the addition of a new board member.

Morgan Stanley Gains New Board Member With Accounting Standards Expertise

Financial giant Morgan Stanley has elected a new member to its Board of Directors. Robert Herz, former chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board, will assume his new role on July 2. In addition to his eight-year tenure as head of the FASB, Herz has...
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The IFRS Foundation may have slipped up in its tax dealings in England, accord

IFRS Foundations Hits a Reporting Snag of its Own

The International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation could be in some hot water in England over a potentially embarrassing oversight in its financial reports, according to the Hindu Business Line. The source reported that the IFRS Foundation, which...
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A recent survey indicated most executives thing CEOs or CFOs should be ultimat

CEOs, CFOs Should Be In Charge of Risk Management

A recent survey found that the responsibility for risk management should fall under the purview of the CFO or CEO, rather than a chief risk officer, according to a report in CFO. When asked who should ultimately be responsible for risk management, 26 percent...
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Although the market for initial public offerings (IPOs) was strong during the beginning of 2012, the sector has since decelerated and will probably not recover this year, according to a survey released by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC).

IPO market not expected to improve significantly for rest of year, says PWC survey

Although the market for initial public offerings (IPOs) was strong during the beginning of 2012, the sector has since decelerated and will probably not recover this year, according to a survey released by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC). The IPO market activity...
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Financial reports may soon have to contain greater disclosure of risk from int

Liquidity, interest rate risks to face further disclosure

The Financial Accounting Standards Board on July 27 announced some new proposals that would change the way companies disclose risks to investors. The first proposal would require businesses to underscore to potential investors the risks of operating without...
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A recently conducted survey that involved Canadian jobseekers segregated by age could be beneficial to employers looking to staff various positions, including finance jobs.

Canadian Survey Could Have Implications For Employers Staffing Finance Jobs

A recently conducted survey that involved Canadian jobseekers segregated by age could be beneficial to employers looking to staff various positions, including finance jobs. The survey, which was conducted by ICMA International and sponsored by human resources...
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The SEC's decision whether to move the U.S. financial sector to IFRS will come

SEC to Decide on IFRS in Weeks or Days

At a recent CFO networking conference hosted by the Wall Street Journal, Hans Hoogervorst, head of the International Accounting Standards Board, expressed his confidence that the Securities and Exchange Commission would soon embrace International Financial...
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The new Greek financial minister resigned just days after his appointment due

Greek Finance Minister Resigns Over Health

The Greek financial crisis deepened recently, but not as the result of any economic development. Rather, the country's new financial minister was forced to resign after being rushed to the hospital for health reasons, according to The Associated Press....
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A recent survey conducted by Job search engine OneWire polled finance industry professionals, and asked for their perception of the field and if they would advise recent grads to go into their field, according to a statement.

Professionals school grads on finance jobs in recent survey

A recent survey conducted by Job search engine OneWire polled finance industry professionals, and asked for their perception of the field and if they would advise recent grads to go into their field, according to a statement. OneWire's May 2012 candidate...
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