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Seven revenue recognition considerations

The prospect of preparing for a historic, game-changing revenue recognition standard at a huge, global public company is a bit daunting for GE …

How to get your ideas adopted

However loud organizations shout for "more innovation", they often don't make it any easier for innovators to be heard or new ideas to be taken …

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How leaders can encourage candor

Open and honest communication between direct reports and their supervisors is a crucial component of a high-functioning organization. Direct reports …

PCC modifies prerequisites for private-company VIE exception

The Private Company Council (PCC) on Tuesday modified the criteria for private companies to be eligible for a GAAP exception it had forwarded last …

IRS announces additional one-year delay in health coverage penalty for midsize employers

The IRS announced on Monday that it is delaying the so-called shared-responsibility requirement under Sec. 4980H for employers who have 50 to 99 …

4 Things Highly Persuasive Speakers Do | Inc.com

For a presenter, few moments are better than feeling you have the audience in the palm of your hand. And few are more painful than feeling the gulf between you and your listeners getting wider and wider.<p>Here are four principles that seem to guide the great speakers I've seen recently, whether …

Treasury Dept. warns: Default has potential to be 'catastrophic'

A default on the nation's debt could thrust the nation into the worst recession since the Great Depression, and even a prolonged standoff could do …

The 5-Minute Mental Exercise For Being A Smarter Leader And More Productive Employee

Former Buddhist monk and current leadership coach and best-selling author Christine Comaford reveals how anyone can learn to stop reacting–and start becoming their smartest selves.<p>You’ve probably had this feeling at some point: One minute you’re thinking logically and rationally, then when you’re …

Don't Mess With Taxes

Same-sex couples are still waiting for the Internal Revenue Service to issue guidance on how it will process their returns.<p>We might have an indicator …

AAM to Hire First CEO

The Association for Accounting Marketing will be hiring its first chief executive officer, representing the first staff hire for the national trade …

PCAOB to consider proposing new auditor’s reporting model

The PCAOB will meet Tuesday to consider proposing a new auditor’s reporting model as well as new auditor’s responsibilities for other information in …

Six areas where new revenue recognition standard will require judgment

The new, converged revenue recognition standard will include substantially less industry-specific, “bright-line” guidance than many U.S. companies …

Why Contributing to Your 401(k) May Be a Bad Decision

Ultrarunners Have Longer Telomeres (Which is Good)

Signs of slower cellular aging in regular runners compared to sedentary people.<p>When it comes to telomeres, bigger is better. And that's good news for regular runners, according to new research out of Australia.<p>Telomeres are DNA strands at the end of chromosomes that, current thinking goes, work …

How to Calculate Your Long Run Pace

Long runs aren't about pace. They are about effort.<p><i>I'd been doing most of my long runs at about a 10:30 pace. On my long run this weekend, however, I pushed myself a little and ran at 9:45 pace. I was still able to speak in complete sentences and wasn't huffing and puffing at all. Is there a</i> …

10 Quick Productivity Hacks To Make Life At Work Better

It can be extremely difficult to maintain creative momentum at the office. That’s why these tips are so simple to implement–but pay off big time.<p>Things are going pretty well in the office.<p>You’ve hit a good groove and the work is getting done. The workplace environment is even, amazingly, fun. …

A Question That Can Change Your Life

For years I’ve exercised every day — doing weights, cardio, yoga — but despite my continuous effort, I haven’t seen much change.<p>Until a few months ago.<p>Recently, my body has changed. My muscles are stronger, more defined, and I’ve lost five pounds along with a visible layer of fat. So what did I do …

NFPs excluded from FASB’s proposed definition of a public business entity

FASB would not consider not-for-profits (NFPs) and employee benefit plans public business entities for purposes of future standard setting, according …

Employer health insurance mandate delayed

After President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, P.L. 111-148 (the health care law), in March 2010, the law's …