Atlanta-based credit-reporting agency Equifax's response to a recently disclosed data breach "has been less than stellar," writes IIA President and CEO Richard Chambers. The company "has struggled to manage the fallout, with seemingly new revelations compounding its woes on a daily basis."
Good facilitators don't have to be formal leaders -- they just need to be able to bring people together to work toward solutions. There are many ways to facilitate effectively, including forgoing an agenda, using small groups to collaborate and providing more information in a written format than through speaking, Brandon Klein writes.
Hackers breached the Securities and Exchange Commission's corporate-disclosure database last year, accessing documents filed by publicly traded companies. The agency determined last month the information could have been used for illicit trades.
Knowing clients' goals and the lifestyle they desire can help them prepare successfully for retirement.
Disagreeing with the Internal Revenue Service, the Court of Federal Claims has held that $18 million a hedge fund manager received was not a partnership distribution but a payment for services outside her capacity as a partner.
Afraid of public speaking? You're not alone. Presenting before a crowd is challenging for everyone -- and accountants have it twice as hard. They need to fend off stage fright and turn complex figures into a compelling story to engage and inspire their audience. A CGMA report simplifies financial-presentation prep with five useful tips.
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act has expanded beyond its original goal of assuring financial statements, write Craig Clay of Donnelley Financial Solutions and Daniel Kim of SOXHUB. The law allows for a more focused approach to risk management and instills discipline to prevent mistakes that could result in costly fines and lawsuits, Clay and Kim write.
The company is seeking a successor for Gardiner, whose promotion is effective Jan. 1.
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