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February 7, 2013
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Finance Focus
Could that Facebook posting land you in hot water with regulators?
By Colleen Cunningham, CPA
Social media and fair disclosure regulations can coexist with a little help from these four steps.
What to consider when you're planning to sell part of the business
By Sabine Vollmer
U.S. companies considering the sale of a business are increasingly shifting their focus from meeting financial needs to meeting corporate strategic goals.
Internal audit reporting line to CEO gains steam as Fed weighs in
By Ken Tysiac/CGMA Magazine
The Federal Reserve has issued guidance to encourage banks with more than $10 billion in total assets to have their internal audit functions report to the chief executive—a move that could influence similar changes in other industries, observers of the profession say.
Four trends shaping today's financial hiring market
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Performance Is Everything: The Why, What, and How of Designing Compensation Plans
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Revenue recognition: Time for early-stage planning
Experts say it's time for CFOs and other finance professionals to engage in early-stage planning for how they will handle the changes necessary to comply with the new revenue recognition rules.
Internal auditors must focus more attention on strategy
While contingency planning for macroeconomic events remains a concern for internal auditors, another hot spot is strategy creation and execution. Research by the Corporate Executive Board details the top areas of concern for the next year.
Companies may be ready to deploy cash, survey shows
Corporate treasurers who plan to reduce cash holdings in the first quarter of 2013 outnumber those who plan to increase such reserves, according to a survey by the Association for Financial Professionals. That could signal a shift out of a period in which companies have been stockpiling cash.
FATCA final regulations cover all the bases
The IRS has issued final regulations implementing the withholding and information-reporting rules of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. The 544-page final regulations make many changes to last February's proposed regulations, including integrating model intergovernmental agreements into the rules.
eBay improves process and saves days
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CPA News to Know
1 Corporate tax burden shifting to indirect taxes
1 The countries with the most business-friendly taxes
1 IAASB, PCAOB, CAQ seek ways to measure audit quality
1 New mechanisms eyed by FASB, IASB in march toward global comparability
1 More companies rewarding internal auditors with pay raises, perks
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Top five decision-making pitfalls
When negative feedback works
How to cut office energy use
Women: School rules don't apply to work
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CPA firms bounce back
Mark Koziel, CPA, CGMA, vice president of Firm Services & Global Alliances at the AICPA, explains how the 2012 National MAP Survey illuminates signs of progress for the accounting profession.

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