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March 2015

Modern CFOs are embracing their role as business catalysts and technology evangelists skilled in identifying organizational needs and partnering with other lines of business to support process excellence, better operational performance, and innovation. Indeed, Gartner’s 2014 CFO’s Technology Imperatives survey results reflect the stronger role CFOs have over technology decision-making, with roughly 50 percent of CIOs and CTOs now reporting directly to the CFO, while another 25 percent have a dotted-line relationship.
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Posted: 3/5/2015 1:25:39 PM by Tom Thompson | with 0 comments


The ultimate goal of any ECM system, sometimes called document management and workflow, is to provide a single, seamless solution that can effectively and efficiently capture, organize, manage, and deliver actionable content. ECM increases efficiencies throughout organizations by eliminating manual, paper-based processes. An ECM solution can also provide users with automated workflows for business processes, increasing speed, accuracy and visibility.
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Posted: 3/3/2015 2:05:42 PM by Tom Thompson | with 0 comments


February 2015

The monthly FERF Focus e-newsletter provides readers must-read research with actionable information for effective decision-making. This month’s edition also includes a link to participate in the Technology Issues for Financial Executives Surveys.
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Posted: 2/27/2015 9:25:52 AM by Tom Thompson | with 0 comments


In a January 30, 2015 article titled, Survey Roundup: Passwords For Sale, the Wall Street Journal referenced FERF’s recently released Breaking the Cycle of Fraud report. 
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Posted: 2/5/2015 11:14:25 AM by Tom Thompson | with 0 comments


The monthly FERF Focus e-newsletter provides readers must-read research with actionable information for effective decision-making. This month’s edition also includes links to participate in the Financial Executive Compensation and Technology Issues for Financial Executives Surveys.
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Posted: 2/3/2015 11:07:41 AM by Tom Thompson | with 0 comments


January 2015

Financial Executives Research Foundation (FERF), in partnership with Grant Thornton (GT), has launched the 9th annual Financial Executive Compensation Survey which will provide benchmarking information on participants' total direct compensation packages, along with other benefits. This survey is completed by senior-level financial executives just like you, rather than by human resources or executive search firm executives.
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Posted: 1/23/2015 9:21:36 AM by Tom Thompson | with 0 comments


Financial Executives Research Foundation (FERF), in collaboration with FEI's Committee on Finance & IT (CFIT) and Gartner, wants your input for the 16th annual Technology Issues for Financial Executives survey.  The goal of this survey is to gain the financial executives perspectives on the use of information technology within the enterprise.  
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Posted: 1/20/2015 7:52:49 AM by Tom Thompson | with 0 comments


In partnership with Grant Thornton, FERF has launched the 9th annual Financial Executive Compensation Survey which will provide benchmarking information on participants' total direct compensation packages, along with other benefits.
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Posted: 1/13/2015 9:56:42 AM by Tom Thompson | with 0 comments


December 2014

Happy holidays! We are reaching out today to ask for your support of Financial Executives Research Foundation (FERF), the non-profit research affiliate of FEI.  As you may know, voluntary, tax-deductible contributions fund FERF’s work, not FEI Member dues
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Posted: 12/22/2014 12:04:18 PM by Tom Thompson | with 0 comments


The monthly FERF Focus e-newsletter provides readers must-read research with actionable information for effective decision-making. This month’s edition also includes links to participate in the Financial Executive Compensation and Technology Issues for Financial Executives Surveys.
 
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Posted: 12/19/2014 12:20:43 PM by Tom Thompson | with 0 comments


In partnership with Grant Thornton, FERF has launched the 9th annual Financial Executive Compensation Survey which will provide benchmarking information on participants' total direct compensation packages, along with other benefits. This survey is completed by senior-level financial executives just like you, rather than by human resources or executive search firm executives.
 
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Posted: 12/10/2014 11:58:25 AM by Tom Thompson | with 0 comments


In collaboration with FEI's Committee on Finance & IT (CFIT) and Gartner, FERF wants your input for the 16th annual Technology Issues for Financial Executives survey.  The goal of this survey is to gain the financial executive's perspectives on the use of information technology within the enterprise.  This year, we focus on how you use Cloud, business analytics and mobile devices, in addition to asking about ongoing IT issues.
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Posted: 12/9/2014 8:10:08 AM by Tom Thompson | with 0 comments


Have corporate ethics programs become a 'check the box' exercise and no longer effective? This research report intends to reveal whether they are or not, and how management can improve these programs to be in line with Principle #1 of 2013 COSO Framework.
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Posted: 12/8/2014 10:21:47 AM by Tom Thompson | with 0 comments


The 2014 class of inductees were formally honored during an induction ceremony at the Financial Executives International (FEI) Hall of Fame black-tie gala on November 17th at Gotham Hall in New York City.
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Posted: 12/1/2014 1:47:08 PM by Tom Thompson | with 0 comments


November 2014

This report, authored in conjunction with EY, examines why companies have disclosure committees, how they are positioned in the organization, who are their members and in what ways they are used to drive efficiency, effectiveness and accountability. In addition, the report provides views and insights from experts and disclosure committee members who provided further perspectives on the findings.

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Posted: 11/25/2014 9:35:03 AM by Tom Thompson | with 0 comments


The monthly FERF Focus e-newsletter provides readers must-read research with actionable information for effective decision-making. It also provides links to valuable surveys which will help members benchmark their own operations.
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Posted: 11/24/2014 1:54:03 PM by Tom Thompson | with 0 comments


Financial Executives Research Foundation (FERF), in partnership with Grant Thornton (GT), is launching the 9th annual Financial Executive Compensation Survey which will provide benchmarking information on participants’ total direct compensation packages, along with other benefits. This survey is completed by senior-level financial executives just like you, rather than by human resources or executive search firm executives.www.surveymonkey.com/s/ExecComp_2015
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Posted: 11/20/2014 12:01:25 PM by Tom Thompson | with 0 comments


In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) issued new, converged standards for revenue recognition (the “standard”), applying to all contracts with customers (ASU No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606), and IFRS 15, Revenue from Contracts with Customers). 
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Posted: 11/19/2014 10:19:23 AM by Tom Thompson | with 0 comments


Have corporate ethics programs become a 'check the box' exercise and no longer effective? This research report intends to reveal whether they are or not, and how management can improve these programs to be in line with Principle #1 of 2013 COSO Framework. 
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Posted: 11/13/2014 9:04:42 AM by Tom Thompson | with 0 comments


Are You Getting Enough Value from Your IT Investments? FERF, in collaboration with FEI's Committee on Finance & IT (CFIT) and Gartner, has launched the 16th annual Technology Issues for Financial Executives survey.  We do this survey each year to get your perspective on how the finance function uses IT.
 
 
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Posted: 11/11/2014 12:00:42 PM by Tom Thompson | with 0 comments


Now in its sixth year of publication, the 2014 U.S. Goodwill Impairment Study continues to examine general and industry goodwill impairment trends through December 2013, as well as reporting the 2014 results of the annual survey of FEI members. 
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Posted: 11/7/2014 9:24:11 AM by Tom Thompson | with 0 comments


The results of our 2015 Finance Priorities Survey from Financial Executives Research Foundation and Protiviti confirm that finance functions are beyond busy. The sheer numbers of priorities they are addressing are at an all-time high in our four-year study. What’s more, the number of finance skills and capabilities our respondents view to be higher priorities compared to last year’s results has risen dramatically.
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Posted: 11/6/2014 11:03:40 AM by Tom Thompson | with 0 comments


www.surveymonkey.com/s/BAFF20142015The 6th annual Benchmarking the Finance Function Survey, a collaboration between FERF & Robert Half (RH), will be closing this Friday, Nov. 7th! Your company's participation in this important survey will provide valuable data for fellow FEI members, regulators and the press, and document current trends in finance.
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Posted: 11/5/2014 9:11:31 AM by Tom Thompson | with 0 comments


This is a guest post from FERF Board of Trustees member & FERF Chair, Development Committee, Monty Garrett.
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Posted: 11/4/2014 1:46:23 PM by Tom Thompson | with 0 comments


The monthly FERF Focus e-newsletter provides readers must-read research with actionable information for effective decision-making. It also provides links to valuable surveys which will help members benchmark their own operations.
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Posted: 11/3/2014 2:11:47 PM by Tom Thompson | with 0 comments


 
 
 
 

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