February 2008

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  • Treasury & Risk Middle Market Survey

    staff Writer

    Even though finance executives from midsize companies rank an economic slowdown as their biggest fear. more than one-third of those responding to Treasury & Risk's 2008 Middle Market Survey plan expand their staffs over the next 12 months.

  • A Clean Sweep

    Russ Banham

    After years of deferring liability costs from contaminated work sites, companies now must either deal with them or take a hit on the balance sheet when accounting rules change next year


    Beth Karlin

    For years the purview of the IT department, IAM--or identity access management--is stepping out into business functions to play a key role in both compliance and risk management strategies

  • Popping Pills

    Duncan Wood

    Hostile takeovers haven't gone away just because credit is tighter and markets are down. Companies need to use this lull to consider strategies to protect them and shareholders against bad deals

  • Audit Busters

    Dave Lindorff

    Not every management is throwing up its hands and assuming they will not see savings from AS5 this year. Alfa Corp. has installed a new ERM solution with which it will go to battle with any auditor who challenges Alfa's ability to quantify and prioritize risk

  • Treasury On The Go

    Staff Writer

    While bank marketers have picked up on the popularity of mobile electronic devices like cell phones and PDAs and built links to banking services for mobiles, they have concentrated on consumers and small businesses. Wells Fargo is the first major bank to introduce a mobile service for corporate treasury operations

  • Trading on Death

    Beth Karlin

    What pension plan sponsor wouldn't kill to lay off longevity risk by investing in a new breed of index products? Three big market players are experimenting with possible hedging options

  • She's the Right Stuff

    Beth Karlin

    An Aussie with technology roots, Aon's new CFO sets out to overhaul the risk broker's global business systems and finance department

  • ERM Comes of Age

    Pat Wechsler

    After years of discussion, PCAOB's Auditing Standard 5 could--and should--finally make compliance programs relevant to how a business actually performs

  • Dollar Dynamics

    Pat Wechsler

    FIREapps' Wolfgang Koester deciphers how the dollar's frailty and comeback potential could wreak havoc on corporate financials

  • Is SOX Starting to Work?

    Staff Writer

    For the first time in a decade, according to a Glass Lewis & Co. report, there has been a year-over-year decline in the number of restatements filed by public companies.

  • Putting a Leash on XBRL

    Staff Writer

    While backing an eventual XBRL reporting requirement, a powerful SEC panel suggested taking small steps toward a mandate

  • GAO Says Four Accounting Firms is Enough

    Staff Writer

    Even though the four largest accounting firms continue to audit almost all large public companies, concentration in the marketplace poses no immediate threat to fee competitiveness, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) concluded in a recent report.

  • People on the Move

    Staff Writer

    Time Warner Cable Inc, the $11.9 billion cable giant with headquarters in New York, promoted senior vice president of finance Arthur Minson to executive vice president and the new post of deputy CFO. Minson came to Time Warner Cable in 2006 from AOL where he was senior vice president of...

  • Defining Principles

    Staff Writer

    Principles-based accounting may be the way to go, but without some clarification U.S.investors could lose a lot of corporate disclosure

  • Oracle Ups the Ante With BEA

    Staff Writer

    In a direct challenge to IBM's dominance, Oracle announced its plan to pay $8.5 billion for long sought-after BEA to beef up its middleware offerings for enterprise resource planning (ERP) interfaces

  • A Win-Win for Win

    Richard Gamble

    WinWholesale started with A/P and A/R when the plumbing and electrical distributor set out to centralize treasury operations at a company that seemed to defy the concept of centralization

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