The Nasdaq composite continued higher this morning after four straight sessions of gains. At 10:30 a.m. Eastern, the Nasdaq was up 8 points, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 64 points and the Standard & Poor's 500 index was up 4 points.
Asking "why" repeatedly when faced with a problem can help you get to the root cause of the issue. This strategy is effective because it forces people to move beyond surface-level issues to uncover the values and motivations that lead to conflict.
Executives and audit committee members overwhelmingly agree that financial statement audits provide valuable business insights, but many companies don't have processes in place to take advantage of this information.
The Internal Revenue Service issued guidance proposing rules for qualifying same-year accounting method changes required under the Financial Accounting Standards Board's new revenue recognition standards and requested comments on the proposed procedures.
The end of busy season is just a few weeks away. If you are feeling sleep deprived and stressed about your looming deadlines, turn up the music. A motivational playlist can help you power through to April 18.
A director's compensation is heavily influenced by the quality of his or her network of contacts, research shows. The researchers also found that directors with strong networks are often better watchdogs.
There is a wealth of data accountants can glean from the internet of things that may improve budgeting, cost planning and risk management. However, there are also potential challenges to consider related to data governance and security.
A PwC report finds that 18% of companies surveyed are looking to use agile methods for their internal audit functions. These companies are preparing for disruption and being more flexible in their talent management and planning, the report says.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is likely to continue for the time being with policies such as the Severe Violator Enforcement Program and severe-injury reporting requirements, according to Labor Department officials. Some companies hope OSHA will shift to a more compliance-focused approach under the new presidential administration.
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