Risk management and internal control

Why ‘complete ERM’ is a myth

Risk management initiatives must evolve as an organisation’s risk exposures change. These days, all entities are taking a harder look at how they manage risk, according to an annual survey.

The top global risks for 2017

Executives ranked the business environment as riskier than in previous years, but many don’t plan to devote more resources to risk management, according to a new survey.

The gaps that remain in risk initiatives

About half of public companies have a complete enterprise risk management process, according to a new survey by the American Institute of CPAs and North Carolina State University.

Regulation: A moving but immovable target

Compliance requirements related to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, P.L. 111-148, are just one example of the regulatory changes keeping finance departments busy these days.

Are audits of ICFR improving?

Audits of the complex area of internal control over financial reporting (ICFR) may be improving, Jeanette Franzel, a member of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, said in a speech.

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Revenue recognition: A complex effort

Implementing the new standard requires careful judgment. Learn how to make significant accounting judgments and document them and collaborate with peers for consistent application.

TECHNOLOGY Q&A

How to create maps in Excel 2016

Microsoft Excel 2016 has two new mapping capabilities. J. Carlton Collins, CPA, demonstrates how to make masterful 2D and 3D maps in Excel 2016.

QUIZ

News quiz: Economy and health care changes top CPAs’ list

CPA decision-makers’ economic outlook and the House Republicans’ proposed tax changes as part of replacing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act received attention recently. See how much you know with this short quiz.