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November 2014

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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