Companies have used various means to expand credit, conserve cash and reduce tax burdens to combat the devastation of the pandemic. Here are some of the tactics that large public companies have used.
A survey of U.S. finance decision-makers sheds light on the precautions businesses are taking and how they plan to address future office space needs.
The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a realignment of company strategies to enable success during these disruptive times. Some of these decisions — such as the sudden shift to remote work due to stay-at-home orders — have created additional risk corporate boards must consider.
The rush to set up and support remote working arrangements kept companies operating despite pandemic-related quarantines, but the swift shift to the cloud could mean that regulatory problems loom on the horizon. The first question that must be answered: Where is my data?
A lawyer with years of experience advising companies on crisis management shares current and future legal risks organizations should be considering.
Compilations of financial statements that omit substantially all disclosures can provide challenges for CPAs as the pandemic hurts clients’ businesses. Here’s how CPAs can handle the challenging judgments in these engagements.
The coronavirus pandemic has increased risk in certain areas of the audit for clients with 2020 year ends. Take this quiz to see if you are ready to audit these areas.
Audit risk assessments and sampling procedures may need to change as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, according to Lynford Graham, CPA, Ph.D.
Three experienced finance leaders share what they have learned and what they are doing to deal with turmoil and uncertainty.
The coronavirus pandemic has created special challenges for practitioners to consider related to internal control, fraud, legal compliance, and accounting estimates. Here’s how auditors can address these risks.
Revenue declines are chief on the minds of finance professionals in an April survey. More than half of finance professionals expect business operations to return to normal in the fourth quarter or later.
Rita McGrath, a professor of management at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business who has written extensively on disruption, foresees changes in business strategy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
When money is lost, those who are damaged will seek recourse from wherever they can find it, and CPAs can be high on that list of targets.
Coronavirus is an opportunity for fraudsters to take advantage of fear and confusion. Elizabeth Woodward, CPA/CFF, and Howard Silverstone, CPA/CFF, discuss how accountants can identify and prevent coronavirus-related fraud.
The fast-moving, global reach of the coronavirus has illustrated that a forward-looking approach to risk management is more important than ever.
Business leaders should be proactive in putting emergency plans in place in response to the spread of coronavirus. Here’s a checklist for organizations related to employees, customers, and vendors.
Projections for the next 12 months are generally positive, but concerns about the effect of the virus diminished that enthusiasm, according to a quarterly survey.
The coronavirus outbreak is causing significant disruptions to many companies’ supply chains and operations. Here’s how some companies are discussing risks related to the virus in corporate reporting.
Jennifer H. Elder, CPA/CFF, CGMA, co-author of the book "Faster Disaster Recovery: The Business Owner’s Guide to Developing a Business Continuity Plan," discusses how to prepare so that an organization’s finances and reputation will be protected if a disaster occurs.