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A case study in auditor failures

By Jim Peterson at CPA Journal: Public criticism of the accounting profession is intense. Users of financial statements are dissatisfied. Under pressure from politicians and regulators, accounting firms are hampered by structural and financial fragility. Santayana’s maxim, however, contains both a plan and a call for action. Auditors differ from other professions and businesse ...

Gartner Says 54% of Small Organization CFOs Plan to Slow Pay Vendors to Cope With COVID-19 Impacts

Latest CFO Survey Also Reveals 84% of Small Organization CFOs Are Delaying or Negotiating Rental Payments for Coming Months A Gartner, Inc. survey of 192 CFOs and finance executives on April 6, 2020* revealed the majority of CFOs surveyed plan to slow pay vendors to preserve cash in the coming weeks. The CFO respondents from small organizations (with revenue under $500 mil ...

Gartner CFO Survey Reveals 74% Intend to Shift Some Employees to Remote Work Permanently

Nearly Three in Four CFOs Plan to Shift at Least 5% of Previously On-Site Employees to Permanently Remote Positions Post-COVID 19. A Gartner, Inc. survey of 317 CFOs and Finance leaders on March 30, 2020 revealed that 74% intend to move at least 5% of their previously on-site workforce to permanently remote positions post-COVID 19. “This data is an example of the lasting ...

Key parts of the supply chain are being disrupted as global lockdowns stretch on...

We've already started to hear the discussion – and sometimes, jokes – about the growing scarcity of products as many parts of the globe remain shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. You've likely read about the run on toilet paper... or how Clorox wipes, paper towels, and other cleaning supplies are sold out across the country – even on Amazon (AMZN).  One area that has m ...

CFO's secret weapon against coronavirus: Scenario planning

From CFODive: As the coronavirus pandemic began gripping the United States, Dennis McGonigle, CFO of Oaks, Pennsylvania-based SEI Investments, recalled the advice of his daughter’s field hockey coach: perfect practice makes perfect.  SEI Investments is a wealth and investment management company delivering infrastructure platforms, solutions and services to financial services c ...

Five CFOs Reflect On COVID-19’s March Madness

From Forbes: TRIAL BY FIRE Andrew Casey, CFO, WalkMe, San Francisco, CA Before joining San Francisco software developer WalkMe as CFO in early March, Andrew Casey spent nearly six years with cloud computing steady-climber ServiceNow, of Santa Clara, California, where he served as senior vice president of finance and business operations. Prior to its ServiceNow entry, Casey’s ...

4 tough questions CFOs need to ask during the COVID-19 crisis

From CFO Daily News: You’re currently bombarded by information about COVID-19, the coronavirus pandemic gripping the world right now, much of it changing hour to hour. You’re likely bombarded by questions too — from employees, customers, your CEO. But it’s critical you as CFO also ask a few key questions to make sure your business is ready to weather the uncertain times ahead. ...

The top cybersecurity threats Finance should watch for in 2020

You know that cybersecurity threats never stop. Criminals are always finding fresh ways to snag secure information or trick your staff into wiring payments, reports CFO Daily News. What types of risks should your company be wary of this year? To answer that question, Trend Micro compiled a list of the top cybersecurity threat predictions for 2020. As CFO, you keep a pulse on ...

Virus Relief Bill Targets $350bn for Small Businesses

From Cfo.com: “We are cautiously optimistic that this will provide the cash flow that small businesses needed yesterday." The historic $2 trillion emergency relief bill approved by the U.S. Senate includes a $350 billion loan program aimed at helping small businesses weather the economic storm from the coronavirus. CNBC said the Paycheck Protection Program could be a “potenti ...

Companies Brace for Impacts to Top & Bottom Lines over Covid-19

Most companies are quickly shifting strategies as they size up COVID-19’s likely impacts on revenue and profits, PwC finds. From Cfo.com. CFOs are expecting the COVID-19 pandemic to him them where it hurts most: their top and bottom lines. In a PricewaterhouseCoopers poll of 50 U.S. and Mexico finance leaders conducted March 9-11, more than half (58%) said they expect decreas ...

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