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CEO is misleading the Board, I am an officer, private company

Anonymous
(Accountant)
In this situation, do I have any obligation to tell the Board they are being misled? Am I allowed to tell the Board?
844 Views | 2 Answers/Comments

What are the general contents of Policy for the delegation of functions and powers (Authorities) to the Chief Executive Officer by the Board?

Teboho Makoetlane
Title: Principal Officer
Company: Mamoth Employee Benefits
(Principal Officer at Mamoth Employee Benefits)
91 Views | 0 Answers/Comments

How many of you out there, report to your board monthly that "all payroll taxes have been remitted".

Anonymous
(VP, Finance, Chief Financial Officer & C..)
I have seen that in another country and the board likes it as it provide some assurance that there exposure to personal liability is reduced
880 Views | 4 Answers/Comments

Determining theft

Stacy Huffmon
Title: Manager
Company: Fast Entertainment LLC
(Manager at Fast Entertainment LLC)
I have a really bad feeling that I had employee's stealing from one of our restaurants by writing up sales tickets, acquiring the money and then never officially ringing the sale up in ...
627 Views | 3 Answers/Comments

What tools can a professional services firm implement to manage estimates & billing in a subjective billing culture

Anonymous
(N/A)
Several small business companies much like mine do not host weekly or monthly quoting and billing practices training. In this fast-paced environment, the focus is on utility rather than...
1496 Views | 1 Answers/Comments

Bitcoin Simplified - Laymen's Guide to Bitcoin

Riddhi Karbhari
Title: Fresher
Company: Fresher
LinkedIn Profile
(Fresher at Fresher)
Visit the blog to get a detailed post on what is Bitcoin from a laymen's perspective. https://medium.com/the-accouting-glutton/laymens-guide-to-bitcoin-470cdd82cea8
1303 Views | 0 Answers/Comments

my employer wants me to contact a former co worker who commited fraud to try and have a sit down and attempt to settle case. I don’t want to get involved. Do I have an obligation to my company to do what they asked?

Anonymous
(Supervising Paralegal)
2105 Views | 1 Answers/Comments

What kind of authority is needed to sign a signature on behlaf of some one else?

Roman Moore
Title: Compliance Analyst
Company: Arvest
(Compliance Analyst at Arvest)
In our post closing department, sometimes a document comes in that is missing either a Loan Officer or an Underwriter's signature on a document. The shipping specialist signs the LO or ...
1397 Views | 2 Answers/Comments

Latest data breach: Whole Foods

Wayne Spivak
Title: President & CFO
Company: SBAConsulting.com
LinkedIn Profile
(President & CFO at SBAConsulting.com)
"Latest data breach: The payment card information of Whole Foods customers who drank and dined in its taprooms and restaurants has been hacked. The grocery store chain, now part of...
1811 Views | 0 Answers/Comments

Active Shooter

Wayne Spivak
Title: President & CFO
Company: SBAConsulting.com
LinkedIn Profile
(President & CFO at SBAConsulting.com)
Ready Houston under a DHS grant created this video on what to do during an Active Shooter. This is one by the LA County Sherriff' Department: You should share this with ...
676 Views | 0 Answers/Comments

Treasury and Risk Management

Wayne Spivak
Title: President & CFO
Company: SBAConsulting.com
LinkedIn Profile
(President & CFO at SBAConsulting.com)

At what point in time do you believe the CFO needs to hire or create a treasury and risk manager/management departments?

14277 Views | 2 Answers/Comments

I work in banking and our company is looking for enterprise risk management software.

Carter O'Brien
Title: Controller
Company: Private
(Controller at Private)

Any suggestions on software, but more importantly, any suggestions on what we should be looking for out of the software?

1717 Views | 2 Answers/Comments

How are you dealing with information theft by terminated employees?

Randy Miller
Title: Partner
Company: CFO Edge
(Partner at CFO Edge)
  A recent article in CFO.com highlighted the damage that a disgruntled employee can cause after termination by a company. (Here is the link: http://tiny.cc/ptbcbw). As a CFO at...
3110 Views | 4 Answers/Comments

Let's talk about fraud, detection and prevention

Wayne Spivak
Title: President & CFO
Company: SBAConsulting.com
LinkedIn Profile
(President & CFO at SBAConsulting.com)
How many of us have a policy about fraud, outlining prevention and discussing detection? Here's an example of a policy statement that prevents or at least seems to prevent fraud:...
1472 Views | 3 Answers/Comments

Risk appetite and risk tolerance - let's fix this confusion

Charles Schrock
Title: SVP
Company: Inland Bank and Trust
(SVP at Inland Bank and Trust)
Most everyone has trouble with these concepts and for good reason. COSO did not explain these at all well. Let’s translate COSO’s theory into real world practicality. COS...
2129 Views | 0 Answers/Comments

New bank scam/malware exploit

Wayne Spivak
Title: President & CFO
Company: SBAConsulting.com
LinkedIn Profile
(President & CFO at SBAConsulting.com)
This is a new twist on a tried and true method of scamming businesses and individuals. And its being very successful. http://go.cfo.com/tgK52202Lz0u800AHa0009z I just had my Controller ...
1790 Views | 5 Answers/Comments

FCPA Pros & Cons; Who Is It Really Protecting?

Wayne Spivak
Title: President & CFO
Company: SBAConsulting.com
LinkedIn Profile
(President & CFO at SBAConsulting.com)
According to an article in CFO (Page 8, Sept 2014), the DOJ has initialized 13 investigations, the SEC 2 actions. While the difference in numbers has to do with investigating individual...
2613 Views | 1 Answers/Comments

Best source for business credit information?

Keryn Leger
Title: CFO & Controller
Company: PPST, Inc.
(CFO & Controller at PPST, Inc.)

We have used D&B as part of the decision to grant credit (or not) to business customers.  Anyone have insight into other good alternatives to consider?

3880 Views | 4 Answers/Comments

The essence of risk and opportunities

Charles Schrock
Title: SVP
Company: Inland Bank and Trust
(SVP at Inland Bank and Trust)
This post continues my “essence of ERM” series. The goal of this series is to address all manner of risk management topics in small sensible components. I’m writing th...
1300 Views | 0 Answers/Comments

The essence of operational risk and reward

Charles Schrock
Title: SVP
Company: Inland Bank and Trust
(SVP at Inland Bank and Trust)
This post continues my “essence of ERM” series. The goal of this series is to address all manner of risk management topics in small sensible components. I’m writing th...
1011 Views | 0 Answers/Comments

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