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.
Strategy and governance
Recruiting, training, and retaining competent, engaged board members are critical to mission fulfillment for a not-for-profit.
A board of directors can promote ethical behavior throughout an organization by prioritizing corporate culture, watching for red flags, and setting clear expectations.
Linking enterprise risk management practices with strategy remains a challenge for companies, who say risk environment continues to grow in complexity.
Changing business models, cybersecurity, and competition for talent are just a few of the things expected to concern corporate directors in the next year.
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.
The update of the 2004 framework highlights the importance of enterprise-wide risk management in strategic planning.
There are powerful reasons why corporate finance teams should be key participants in their business’s sustainability journeys.
Corporate boards’ scope of responsibilities continues to broaden, and directors’ confidence that they have what it takes to tackle the challenges is lagging.
Family-owned companies struggle with strategic planning and succession planning. CPAs—as employees or outside advisers—can help.
It is essential that board makeups represent the customers the company serves.
They’re hot business growth tools—but they demand cool-headed preparation before you put the hammer down.
CFOs are key players when a company establishes a CVC fund because they are an integral part of allocating the money required to invest.
The Brexit referendum underscores the need for companies to be ready for upheaval through robust scenario planning.
Fighter pilots can teach controllers, CFOs, and other CPA executives how to out maneuver the competition.
A strong foundation and structure can help not-for-profits reach their full potential. Appropriate business practices can help these organizations develop the governance, strategy, and fundraising prowess they need to survive and thrive.
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, senior vice president and CFO of the University of Nebraska, says finance executives play a critical analytical role in strategic decisions in higher education.
Following these steps can help not-for-profits develop strategic plans that maximize effectiveness as they pursue their charitable missions.
Bob Mims, CPA, CGMA, Ducks Unlimited’s controller and director of investments, discusses how a not-for-profit can create a successful strategic plan.