Securing Data: What an Executive Needs to Know An Executive Brief from Stephen Webster, MRE’s Chief Technology Officer Even a casual observer of the morning news is aware of the dangers hackers pose to American businesses. As an executive, you may be called upon to make decisions about how to protect your company’s data even… Read more »
In January 2018, the new revenue recognition standard (Update No. 2014-09; ASC 606) takes effect. The standard has broad implications and may affect many parts of your organization: financial statements, business processes, taxes, and internal controls over financial reporting. It requires the collaborative efforts of multiple departments within the company, including financial reporting, IT, sales,… Read more »
Background Leasing is widely use to address a variety of business needs, from short-term asset use to long-term asset financing. Sometimes leasing is the only option available to obtain the use of a physical asset (such as office space). Leasing transactions today represent over $1.4 trillion in off balance sheet financing. Because of its magnitude,… Read more »
Driving business performance in today’s complex and volatile environment presents unique challenges for senior management, in general, and for corporate finance in particular. Because it is a rapidly evolving environment, there’s also increasing demand for finance leaders to lead business strategy in real time, a shift towards performance insight and higher value placed on an… Read more »
With an estimated 7,500 state and local taxing jurisdictions and the complexity of state and local sales and use tax laws and regulations in these different jurisdictions, ensuring that your company is in compliance with these laws and regulations can be a difficult task. Recent research suggests that there may be as much as $26bn… Read more »
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Quality Assurance: A Necessary Ingredient for Internal Control Management’s ability to fulfill its financial reporting responsibilities often depends on the design and effectiveness of the processes and safeguards it has put in place over accounting. While no control system can absolutely assure that financial reports will never contain material errors or misstatements, companies must discuss… Read more »