Strategy and governance

Disclosures by audit committees continue to rise

Audit committees for public companies are providing more information to the public on their procedures for oversight of external auditors, according to an analysis conducted by the Center for Audit Quality and Audit Analytics.

What investors want to see

Creating a winning product or service and a sound long-term strategy will help a company attract investors, according to a new survey by the Center for Audit Quality.

Building a more effective board

Corporate boards’ scope of responsibilities continues to broaden, and directors’ confidence that they have what it takes to tackle the challenges is lagging.

Shaking up the board

It is essential that board makeups represent the customers the company serves.

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.

David E. Lechner, CPA, CGMA

David E. Lechner, CPA, CGMA, senior vice president and CFO of the University of Nebraska, says finance executives play a critical analytical role in strategic decisions in higher education.

Strategic planning for NFPs

Following these steps can help not-for-profits develop strategic plans that maximize effectiveness as they pursue their charitable missions.

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PODCAST

How the skill set for today’s CFO is changing

Scott Simmons, a search expert for large-company CFOs, gives advice for the next generation of finance leaders and more, including which universities are regularly producing future CEOs and CFOs.