In Era of Uncertainty, Execs Prize Corporate Stability


Top managers no longer boast of their stock-option grants, and the downturn
in equity markets is just one reason why. Three new studies of executive
compensation and motivation reveal what companies and their senior staff
expect from each other when no one knows what tomorrow will bring.

The Value of Intangibles

In a survey of 1,400 CFOs, respondents ranked the factors involved in deciding whether to accept a job offer. The primary consideration, after salary and traditional benefits, was


Top Dollars

CEOs’ compensation seems to have become more closely linked to how well their companies fare, according to a survey of 350 large U.S. corporations.


Spreading the Risk

Senior finance officers at 55 large service and industrial companies (averaging $18.5 billion in revenues) received 1999 pay packages consisting largely of options and other performance-based forms of compensation.

Sources: RHI Management Resources, Menlo Park, California, ; William M. Mercer, Inc., New York City,Pearl Meyer & Partners, New York City.


6 key areas of change for accountants and auditors

New accounting standards on revenue recognition, leases, and credit losses present implementation challenges. This independently-written report identifies the hurdles that accounting professionals face and provides tips for overcoming the challenges.


How tax reform will impact individual taxpayers

Amy Wang, a CPA who is a senior technical manager for tax advocacy at the AICPA, answers to some of the most common questions on how the new tax reform law will impact individual taxpayers.