Management accounting

Demand for sustainability assurance is growing

Seventy percent of companies participating in a survey by The Conference Board that obtain assurance on their sustainability information said the need for such assurance will increase over the next five years.

Why U.S. business confidence is dropping

What is the top challenge facing U.S. finance executives? This podcast episode explores that topic and two other fast-rising obstacles detailed in a quarterly survey.

Disaster preparation basics

Failing to plan can have serious consequences for companies and firms that don’t prepare carefully for disaster recovery and business continuity.

Steps toward closing the gender pay gap

Eliminating pay disparities can help firms recruit and retain employees. Learn about the causes of the pay gap and what your firm can do to assess and revamp its compensation practices.

Ask the expert: Technology

Mike Whitmire is the co-founder and CEO of FloQast. A CPA by training, he began his career in audit at Ernst & Young and transitioned to industry, joining Cornerstone OnDemand’s accounting team as it prepared to go public.

Memo to managers: Practice what you preach

Misty Geer, CPA, CGMA, the controller for a chemical manufacturer, explains how managers can live their values, set clear expectations on schedules, engage in two-way communication, and more.

Sheryl Madden, CPA, CGMA

Sheryl Madden, CPA, CGMA, the deputy CFO and controller at The Kresge Foundation in Troy, Mich., says that effective leaders focus on serving others and encouraging them to set goals that bring about positive change.

The hiring outlook for U.S. businesses

What is the top challenge U.S. finance executives say they are facing? This podcast explores that challenge, along with projections for the coming year.

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2019 State of Financial Reporting Survey

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VIDEO

What RPA is and how it works

Robotic process automation is like an Excel macro that can work on multiple applications, says Danielle Supkis Cheek, CPA. RPA can complete routine, repetitive tasks such as data entry, freeing up employee time from lower-level chores.