Table of Contents
40 COVER STORY
Social Technology: The Next Frontier
Social technology for business is much more than simply networking on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter. Understanding its foundational concepts and how to integrate them into a business strategy can be a game-changer for 21st century companies.
By Scott Klososky
Should Inflation Be a Worry?
The economy is in the midst of a modest recovery, but high oil prices and monetary policy are threatening to undo recent gains. What’s a business to do?
By Paul Sweeney
Derivatives Regulatory Concerns of End Users
With Dodd-Frank rulemaking ongoing, treasurers are gaining clarity on its impact on how they manage risk. Five top implementation concerns remain.
By Pam Brown
Innovation 3.0: Sparking an American Renaissance
Unleashing the core strength of U.S. companies — their innovative edge — should be among the highest priorities of financial executives.
By Scott D. Anthony
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35 ENTERPRISE RISK MANAGEMENT
The Real Benefits of Continuous Monitoring
As a new foundation technology, CM is built to go beyond current approaches to improve operations and profits and increase cash flows.
By Michael P. Cangemi
Every Company is a Potential Cyberrisk Victim
Security breaches are so inevitable that every company’s strategic planning must include a coordinated defense against future attacks.
By Glenn Alan Cheney
The Rise of Global Tax Management Platforms
New tax technologies are enabling process improvements over the full tax lifecycle, putting it on par with the finance function.
By Bob Norton
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Lessons Learned in Valuing Contingent Consideration
The formula protects buyers against downside risk, permits sellers to share in upside potential — and lets both sides meet in the middle.
By Lynne Weber and Gary Raichart
Challenges of a Mobile Workforce
Today’s mobile executives pressure companies to manage potential financial exposure and risk and meet compliance demands.
By Richie Zook and Eileen Mullaney
64 COST CONTROL
A More Enlightened Approach to Cost Control
Sustaining working capital in good times and bad requires prioritizing and synchronizing cost management with the business plan … strategically.
By David Douglass
Integrating T&E into the Finance Function
End-to-end expense management programs combined with best practices offer CFOs better data and a more comprehensive view of the company’s T&E spend.
By Jay Cary
IN EVERY ISSUE
6 From the President
8 From the Editor
9 News & Reviews
- JOBS Act Aims To Help Raise Capital
- Low-Cost Cities for Business
- Tax Executives Sour on Prospects for 2012 Tax Reform
- Bookshelf: The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, by author Charles Duhigg
13 Financial Reporting
All Leases Aren’t Created Equal
By John Hepp and Mark Scoles
16 The Office
Visit Orlando and COO/CFO Larry Henrichs, Central Florida Chapter
19 Washington Beat
Private Companies Treading on an Increasingly Challenging Terrain
By Tyler Roberts
21 Private Companies
Maximizing Labor Productivity
By Greg Crabtree
73 Quick Study
Facing IRS Scrutiny? Here are 10 Strategic Moves
By Chuck Hodges and Susan Hu
Fed’s Prudential Rule Changes Launch New Era in Financial Regulation
By Deborah Bailey
77 Tech Strategy
The FTC’s Consumer Privacy Framework and Next Steps
By Melissa J. Krasnow
81 Members Speak Out
The U.S. Government Should Have a CFO
By Michael M. McCluer
83 FEI News
84 Balance Sheet
Mark Vendetti, Columbus, Ohio Chapter