Paperless Reports Shunned


BUSINESS TRENDS
The vast majority (81%) of investors, portfolio managers and securities analysts preferred receiving printed annual reports rather than electronic ones, according to an October survey by WithumSmith+Brown ( www.withum.com ). Among the managers and analysts, the sentiment was almost unanimous (94%).

Respondents said printed reports are easier to read, file for future reference, highlight, mark up and take notes on—and they’re surely more portable.

Nearly 79% of survey respondents agreed annual reports are an important tool in making investment decisions, and fully 90% said the reports should go beyond financial and shareholder issues to also include topics such as environmental sustainability and corporate governance.

 

SPONSORED REPORT

How the election may affect taxation of business income

This report summarizes recent proposals to reform the U.S. business income tax system and considers the path to enactment of any such legislation.

VIDEO

How to Excel pivot a general ledger

The general ledger is a vast historical data archive of your company's financial activities, including revenue, expenses, adjustments, and account balances. J. Carlton Collins, CPA, shows how to prepare data for, and mine data with, PivotTables.

QUIZ

Did you follow 2016’s biggest accounting news?

CPAs will remember 2016 as a year of new standards and new faces. How well did you follow the biggest accounting events? The 7 questions in this quiz will help you find out