Vincent Ryan

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Week Ending June 9

<b>Mutual of Omaha</b> has named <b>Vibhu Sharma</b> CFO and treasurer, replacing the retiring David Diamond. Formerly, Sharma was CEO of Zurich Insurance Group’s …

CFO Starts from Scratch in Bid to Quintuple Betteridge's Size

Say you’re the owner of a 120-year-old family business composed of four stand-alone retail stores in different cities. It throws off a nice living, …

Technology Will Force Tax Managers to Up Their Game

Advancements in robotic process automation, machine learning, and artificial intelligence are expected to displace tens of millions of people …

Are You Prepared for a Corporate Crisis?

Imagine yourself as a top executive in a company hit by a major crisis within the last 72 hours. First, and most importantly, there may have been …

Don't Be Held For Ransomware

If there’s a positive spin that can be placed on last month’s ransomware attacks, it’s that the topic of cybersecurity has finally emerged from the …

High Court Limits Scope of SEC Disgorgement

In a major victory for Wall Street firms, the U.S. Supreme Court has narrowed the reach of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s “disgorgement” …

Apple to Launch Peer-to-Peer Payment Service

Apple has announced that its new iOS 11 operating system will enhance Apple Pay by including a feature that allows direct peer-to-peer payments …

Training the Next Generation of CFOs

<i>This is the second of two articles about how finance professionals who are a step or two away from a CFO seat can make the final strides. Read the</i> …

Productivity Growth Revised Upward to Zero

Revised government figures show U.S. productivity in the first quarter wasn’t as weak as originally reported but still turned in the worst …

Revenue Recognition 'Doomsday Clock' Is Ticking

<i>“Hopefully, fear is what you’re feeling now.” — Josh Paul, head of technical accounting and SEC reporting, Google</i><p>Tien Tzuo, CEO, Zuora<p>If you’re a …

Week Ending June 3

<b>Uber</b> CFO <b>Gautam Gupta</b> will leave the post in July, reportedly to join another startup in San Francisco. The company, which has raised approximately …

U.S. Banks See Slower Loan Growth, Higher Charge-Offs

FDIC-insured banks reported that the pace of loan growth slowed in the first quarter and that charge-offs on loans to individuals increased. But …

Four Keys to Realizing Post-Merger Synergies

Every buyer wants (and needs) significant synergies from an acquisition, especially when high multiples are being paid for target companies. In …

Special Report: New Hope for Health-Care Costs

It appears that, at least in the short and medium terms, the only thing that could at long last bring the rate of health-cost inflation below the …

Quiz: Autonomous Vehicles

Apple, Google, Intel, every major carmaker, and an abundance of startups are pouring money into automating that most American of activities: driving …

Think Like A Start-up, Be A Better CFO | Articles | CFO

CFOs across companies of all sizes, industries, and maturity levels continue to stretch beyond traditional finance roles. Furthermore, the changes …

Do Firms Adjust Revenue in Response to Investor Behavior?

A new study offers fresh evidence that companies may manipulate their financial results in response to investor behavior.<p>The American Accounting …

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Create a Finance Committee at Every Public Company

Almost all boards of U.S. public companies now have three committees that meet immediately before every board meeting and report to the full board — …

Precise Earnings Forecasts May Be Smokescreens

Research has consistently shown precise-sounding forecasts to have strong impacts, both in bolstering the self-image of those who make them and in …

What Makes for a Public

<i>This is the first of two articles about how finance professionals who are a step or two away from a CFO seat can make the final strides.</i><p>How did …

Sustainability Reporting Takes Root

In its most recent 10-K filing, Host Hotels & Resorts included two charts showing energy and water use at its properties over the prior three years. …

Team Trump’s Tug-of-War

No man is an island, not even the leader of the free world. Since taking office, President Trump has been reshaping his campaign pledges. Prodding …

PCAOB Approves First Changes to Audit Report in 70 Years

Worrisome matters reported by an auditor to a board audit committee would be disclosed in the auditor’s report under a new standard approved Thursday …