Tax: Page 2


  • CFOs need to be prepared for more audits and ones that will be more difficult to defend.
    Image attribution tooltip
    Getty Images via Getty Images
    Image attribution tooltip

    The Audit Wars Are About to Begin

    Employee turnover is almost always costly for organizations, but it’s rare that hiring new staff can hurt clients and raise their costs. The exception? The Internal Revenue Service. The agency, which lost thousands of employees to retirement and budget cuts over the years, will soon be filling it...

    By Bruce Willey • Oct. 17, 2022
  • Government contractors need a knowledgeable and trusted auditor to help ensure all accounting and reporting requirements are met.
    Image attribution tooltip
    Getty Images via Getty Images
    Image attribution tooltip

    Finding the Right Auditor for Government Contractors

    Having the government as a customer offers several advantages such as facing lower demand uncertainty and having fewer covenants in loan contracts. However, doing business with the government has its challenges as well.Unlike other firms, government contractors must comply with additional rules a...

    By Ahmet Kurt • Oct. 6, 2022
  • Header image for "Capital Budgets Fall to 13% of IT Spending"
    Image attribution tooltip
    Getty Images via Getty Images
    Image attribution tooltip

    Capital Budgets Fall to 13% of IT Spending

     In the next 12 months, half of the North American IT decision-makers surveyed by Spiceworks Ziff Davis said their companies would be increasing tech spending, and only 6% said they intended to cut back. But the kind of spending organizations will undertake is changing. This year, capital budgets...

    By Aug. 17, 2022
  • Sustainable business concept (Environmental, Social, Governance: ESG).Hand holding phone icon business virtual on screen background.
    Image attribution tooltip
    Getty Images via Getty Images
    Image attribution tooltip

    How Will ESG Impact be Measured?

    Corporate reform — similarly to how Ernest Hemingway described bankruptcy in his novel "The Sun Also Rises," — happens two ways: gradually, and then suddenly. Environmental, social, and governance (ESG), a movement that seeks to hold corporations accountable for far more than just ordinary financ...

    By Ted Jackson • July 21, 2022
  • Header image for "Best Organizations Report Consolidated Financials in 4 Days: Metric of the Month"
    Image attribution tooltip
    Getty Images via Getty Images
    Image attribution tooltip

    Best Organizations Report Consolidated Financials in 4 Days: Metric of the Month

    Consolidated financial statements enable organizations with a parent company and subordinate reporting units (e.g., subsidiaries, regional operations, or multiple locations) to report their finances as a single enterprise for creditors, investors, operational leaders, and other stakeholders. Prep...

    By July 6, 2022
  • Header image for "The Big Four Continue to Dominate Auditing: Weekly Stat"
    Image attribution tooltip
    Getty Images via Getty Images
    Image attribution tooltip

    The Big Four Continue to Dominate Auditing: Weekly Stat

    As Jim Peterson noted in his book, "Count Down: The Past, Present and Uncertain Future of Big Four Accounting Firms," the market for public company audits resembles that of utilities such as cable providers and power grids."Market forces strictly limit the number of providers with the necessary s...

    By June 29, 2022
  • Team of consulting auditors auditing the financial report data of the company (balance sheet, income statement) on computer screen with business charts, fintech
    Image attribution tooltip
    NicoElNino
    Image attribution tooltip

    Drive Business Strategy and Growth

    Learn how NetSuite Financial Management allows you to quickly and easily model what-if scenarios and generate reports.

    By CFO Editorial Staff • May 5, 2022
  • Header image for "Can the U.S. and China Resolve the Tussle Over Audit Inspections?"
    Image attribution tooltip
    Getty Images via Getty Images
    Image attribution tooltip

    Can the U.S. and China Resolve the Tussle Over Audit Inspections?

    The Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act, signed into law in December 2020, mandated Chinese-based companies and auditors comply with the audit inspection process consistent with Sarbanes-Oxley.Subsequently, in November 2021, the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) approved rules propo...

    By Drew Bernstein • March 3, 2022
  • Header image for "4 Tips for Cutting Indirect Spend"
    Image attribution tooltip
    Getty Images via Getty Images
    Image attribution tooltip

    4 Tips for Cutting Indirect Spend

    The volatility, capacity shortages, transport disruptions, and the supply of commodities have been the origin points of high inflation. Wage increases weren’t far behind as businesses tried to lure workers back when the pandemic eased. But inflation has now spread to the goods, materials, and ser...

    By Feb. 25, 2022
  • the use of artificial intelligence to analyze the risks of investing in a business model and assess the importance of esg in enterprise management
    Image attribution tooltip

    Igor Borisenko

    Image attribution tooltip

    ISSB Represents a Big Step in ESG Disclosures

    Neither the United States, Europe, nor any other region has recognized uniform financial reporting standards on climate change or sustainability. Instead, more than 50 groups have formulated guidelines or scorecards.As a result, while most public companies have disclosed some of their sustainabil...

    By Robert C. Pozen • Feb. 1, 2022
  • Text BUDGET 2022 on stickers. Pen and calculator on clipboard with charts, documents and graphs. Business plan. Top view.
    Image attribution tooltip
    Krystsina Yakubovich
    Image attribution tooltip

    Opinion: Zero-Based Budgeting emphasizes growth, cost-cutting

    What if there was a way to manage costs that emphasized funding growth as much as cost-cutting discipline? Take another look at zero-based budgeting (ZBB). Many CFOs fear imposing austerity measures may hinder growth, hurt morale, and limit flexibility at a time when most organizations prize agil...

    By Akshat Dubey • Feb. 1, 2022
  • A mobile photo with calculator app lying on tax documents
    Image attribution tooltip
    Thefirst, Leeloo. "A Mobile Phone with Calculator Near the Documents" [Photograph]. Retrieved from Pexels.
    Image attribution tooltip

    WeWork to Restate Due to Accounting Error

    WeWork shares fell more than 5% in extended trading Wednesday after the office-sharing company disclosed it would restate financial results provided to investors when it public through a SPAC merger.The restatement came less than two months after WeWork’s $9 billion merger with special-purpose ac...

    By Matthew Heller • Dec. 2, 2021
  • A mobile photo with calculator app lying on tax documents
    Image attribution tooltip
    Thefirst, Leeloo. "A Mobile Phone with Calculator Near the Documents" [Photograph]. Retrieved from Pexels.
    Image attribution tooltip

    USPS Slashes Annual Loss to $4.9B in 2021

    The U.S. Postal Service made improvements to its balance sheet in fiscal 2021, reducing its net loss by nearly half as operating revenue increased 5.3%.For the year ended Sept. 30, the USPS lost $4.9 billion compared with $9.2 million in 2020. Revenue rose from $73.1 billion to $77.0 billion, led...

    By Matthew Heller • Nov. 11, 2021
  • A mobile photo with calculator app lying on tax documents
    Image attribution tooltip
    Thefirst, Leeloo. "A Mobile Phone with Calculator Near the Documents" [Photograph]. Retrieved from Pexels.
    Image attribution tooltip

    Will a Minimum Corporate Tax Really Curb Inversions?

    A global minimum tax looks to be upon us. In a landmark announcement earlier this month, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said 130 countries had struck an agreement for a 15% global minimum tax.Specifically built to eliminate corporate tax inversions — that is, co...

    By Nov. 2, 2021
  • A mobile photo with calculator app lying on tax documents
    Image attribution tooltip
    Thefirst, Leeloo. "A Mobile Phone with Calculator Near the Documents" [Photograph]. Retrieved from Pexels.
    Image attribution tooltip

    Supply Disruptions Hit Apple Revenue

    The pandemic caught up with Apple in its fourth quarter as shortages in chip supplies cost it $6 billion in potential revenue, with iPhone sales missing analysts’ estimates.As The Wall Street Journal reports, Chief Executive Tim Cook “had largely helped Apple navigate the turbulent waters of COVI...

    By Matthew Heller • Oct. 29, 2021
  • A mobile photo with calculator app lying on tax documents
    Image attribution tooltip
    Thefirst, Leeloo. "A Mobile Phone with Calculator Near the Documents" [Photograph]. Retrieved from Pexels.
    Image attribution tooltip

    GM Loses $4.9B in Q4 But Beats Estimates

    General Motors shares jumped more than 4% on Tuesday after the automaker announced better-than-expected quarterly results, driven in part by record sales of crossovers and pickup trucks in the U.S..GM reported a net loss of $4.9 billion, or $3.46 per share, in the fourth quarter, down from a prof...

    By Matthew Heller • Oct. 28, 2021
  • A mobile photo with calculator app lying on tax documents
    Image attribution tooltip
    Thefirst, Leeloo. "A Mobile Phone with Calculator Near the Documents" [Photograph]. Retrieved from Pexels.
    Image attribution tooltip

    The House Sticks its Nose into Audit Rotation

    In the U.S. House of Representatives, it seems, no battle against sensible regulatory reform is too small to throw your weight behind. Hence on Monday night the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1564, the “Audit Integrity and Job Protection Act,” a bill that prohibits the Public Company Accoun...

    By Oct. 24, 2021
  • A mobile photo with calculator app lying on tax documents
    Image attribution tooltip
    Thefirst, Leeloo. "A Mobile Phone with Calculator Near the Documents" [Photograph]. Retrieved from Pexels.
    Image attribution tooltip

    Revised Fair-Value Rule Is Weaker: Moody’s

    The effects of a fair-value accounting rule change are popping up in the third-quarter earnings reports of banks — and at least one credit-rating agency thinks investors were better off before the revision.In a report issued Friday, Moody’s Investors Service analysts take issue with changes to IA...

    By Marie Leone • Oct. 24, 2021
  • A mobile photo with calculator app lying on tax documents
    Image attribution tooltip
    Thefirst, Leeloo. "A Mobile Phone with Calculator Near the Documents" [Photograph]. Retrieved from Pexels.
    Image attribution tooltip

    Avalara Acquires CrowdReason

    Tax software company Avalara acquired property tax compliance software developer CrowdReason, as well as a related property valuation and advisory services business, to help firms solve property tax compliance challenges.The acquisitions boost Avalara’s document management, tax content, and prope...

    By Oct. 19, 2021
  • A mobile photo with calculator app lying on tax documents
    Image attribution tooltip
    Thefirst, Leeloo. "A Mobile Phone with Calculator Near the Documents" [Photograph]. Retrieved from Pexels.
    Image attribution tooltip

    CFOs On the Move: Week Ending October 8

    Chris Kuhns Chris Kuhns was named CFO at Iris Telehealth. Kuhns was previously senior vice president of finance at Vituity, where he led financial planning and analysis, operational finance, and corporate development teams. Before that, he was director of corporate strategy and development for Om...

    By Oct. 8, 2021
  • A mobile photo with calculator app lying on tax documents
    Image attribution tooltip
    Thefirst, Leeloo. "A Mobile Phone with Calculator Near the Documents" [Photograph]. Retrieved from Pexels.
    Image attribution tooltip

    Amazon Reaps Record $669M in Tax Breaks

    Amazon has enjoyed record-breaking largesse from state and local governments this year, securing more than $650 million in tax breaks as it builds out its distribution networks around the United States.The watchdog group Good Jobs First reported that Amazon has so far received $669 million in sta...

    By Matthew Heller • Oct. 7, 2021
  • A mobile photo with calculator app lying on tax documents
    Image attribution tooltip
    Thefirst, Leeloo. "A Mobile Phone with Calculator Near the Documents" [Photograph]. Retrieved from Pexels.
    Image attribution tooltip

    Is the End of ‘Inventory Lite’ in Sight?

    After 15 years of great success in boosting its operating cash-flow via “inventory lite” strategies, corporate America may be reaching the limit of how much cash it can generate via working capital management, according to an author of a new study on corporate cash generation by the Georgia Tech ...

    By CFO Editorial Staff • Oct. 7, 2021
  • A mobile photo with calculator app lying on tax documents
    Image attribution tooltip
    Thefirst, Leeloo. "A Mobile Phone with Calculator Near the Documents" [Photograph]. Retrieved from Pexels.
    Image attribution tooltip

    Limit ESG Disclosures to Cash-Flow Impacts: Economists

    Should the Securities and Exchange Commission write rules that require disclosure of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from a company’s operations and, possibly, its entire value chain? Not if those emissions don’t affect the company’s financial performance, says the Financial Economists Roundtable....

    By Oct. 6, 2021
  • A mobile photo with calculator app lying on tax documents
    Image attribution tooltip
    Thefirst, Leeloo. "A Mobile Phone with Calculator Near the Documents" [Photograph]. Retrieved from Pexels.
    Image attribution tooltip

    Time to Double Down on Efficient Cash Conversion

    Cash conversion performance is a barometer for overall business quality.This is something I remind clients who either tell me that they have enough cash or that interest rates are low, debt is cheap, and cash conversion is not a necessary focus. I respond that our clients in the upper quartile of...

    By Peter Kingma • Oct. 5, 2021
  • A mobile photo with calculator app lying on tax documents
    Image attribution tooltip
    Thefirst, Leeloo. "A Mobile Phone with Calculator Near the Documents" [Photograph]. Retrieved from Pexels.
    Image attribution tooltip

    Ross Stores Promotes Adam Orvos to CFO

    Adam Orvos Ross Stores promoted Adam Orvos to executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective October 1. Orvos joined the retailer in January as group senior vice president of supply chain administration. As CFO, Orvos will be responsible for the retailer’s accounting, treasury, f...

    By Sept. 30, 2021