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Former MF Global CFO Henri Steenkamp is in hot water over apparent conflicting

Conflicting Statements Hound MF Global CFO

Former MF Global CFO Henri Steenkamp is under scrutiny from congressional investigators after a recently filed statement relating to the collapse of the brokerage firm appeared to conflict with sworn testimony he gave to Congress, Reuters reported. During...
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An employee will have various questions when starting any new job. A person ju

Top Seven Tips For a Successful First Day on The Job

An employee will have various questions when starting any new job. A person just starting a new role - whether it is in accounting, finance or another field - could be curious about various matters ranging from whether they can bring their lunch from home to...
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The compensation given to finance professionals in North America continues to

Salaries Rise For Finance Professionals

The compensation given to finance professionals in North America continues to enjoy strong increases, and the pay gains are particularly generous for those who work as managers in the sector, according to the results of a survey recently conducted by the...
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Trying to value bank assets is like trying to "pin the tail on a very boistero

IFRS for banks debated in England

The International Financial Reporting Standards were the subject of a vigorous debate in the pages of British accounting magazine Economia recently, with two heavy hitters squaring off on each side. In one corner, Andy Haldane, executive director of financial...
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Changes to accounting standards governing pension funds could affect U.S. and

Pension Fund Accounting and Reporting Changes: Meaningful Changes are Afoot

Pension fund executives in both the United States and the United Kingdom are bracing for changes to accounting standards and financial reporting requirements that could have a major impact on pension funds in each country. In the United States, the...
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Tablet Use Soars in the Office

Tablet Use Soars in the Office

Because many who hold executive jobs are often the first to adopt newer technologies in the workplace, a number of leaders may already be using tablets. The industries that don't use the wireless devices currently may see a spike in adoption soon, many...
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Hiring in the finance sector will remain robust over the next year, according to the findings of a recent Duke University/CFO Magazine Global Business Outlook survey.

Finance Job Growth Will Stay Strong During Next Year, Says CFO Survey

Hiring in the finance sector will remain robust over the next year, according to the findings of a recent Duke University/CFO Magazine Global Business Outlook survey. The quarterly survey, which was given to more than 800 CFOs on May 20, asked these market...
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A recent review of audits found deficiencies are on the rise.

Review of audits finds deficiencies on the rise

Over the last few years, some negative trends have emerged in the auditing industry, according to a new Over the last few years, some negative trends have emerged in the auditing industry, according to a new analysis from CPA firm Acuitas, titled "Survey...
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The internal controls that govern financial reporting in various organizations

Internal Controls Regarding Financial Reporting Improved Since Sarbanes-Oxley, Says Study

The internal controls that govern financial reporting in various organizations have improved since the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in 2002, according to most business leaders and market participants who took part in a recent survey conducted by global...
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New Windows 8 Platform Can Benefit Businesses

New Windows 8 Platform Can Benefit Businesses

IT department staff members with executive jobs may soon be changing the operating systems of their entire companies, after the release of the latest preview version of Windows 8. The new platform, though not yet in its final phase, offers many new...
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AIG is returning to profitability using effective risk management strategies,

Once Bitten: AIG Returns to Profitability, But Has It Learned From Its Mistakes?

At one time pilloried for its role in the financial meltdown of 2008, American International Group appears to be on track toward profitability once more, according to a recent analysis in The Street. Its key to success? Effective risk management. AIG famously...
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The best way to manage risk is to manage information - something many companie

Information Management Key to Mitigating Risk, Growing Business

When it comes to risk management, one of the best places to start is to keep a close eye on information. It may sound like a basic premise, but a new survey indicates a surprising number of chief information officers at banks and other financial institutions...
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People who are looking for finance jobs think of the market for these roles in

Applicants For Finance Jobs Are Optimistic About Market, Says OneWire Survey

People who are looking for finance jobs think of the market for these roles in a positive way, according to the results of a survey recently conducted by OneWire. Of the almost 500 people looking for finance jobs that took part in the survey, approximately 59...
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A variety of CFOs provided their input on the recent initial public offering (

CFO Input on Facebook's IPO

A variety of CFOs provided their input on the recent initial public offering (IPO) held by social media giant Facebook Inc. at the San Jose Business Journal's recent "Secrets of Success." The media outlet reports that Facebook's $16 billion...
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Employee compensation was identified as the second-largest concern of executiv

How To Utilize Employee Compensation for Optimal Results

Employee compensation was identified as the second-largest concern of executives who were polled in CFO Magazine’s Global Business Outlook Survey, as labor costs often compose between 40 and 70 percent of a firm's operating budget. Finding a way to...
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