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    Merger filing fee hikes go into effect

    The influx of new revenue for the FTC and DOJ could mean increased scrutiny of merger transactions but is unlikely to deter dealmaking, according to antitrust lawyers.

    By Feb. 27, 2023
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    Standard-setters consider softer start to climate risk disclosure

    A backlash against proposals to require detailed corporate reporting on climate risk may compel more gradual application of the rules.

    By Feb. 24, 2023
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    ESG transforming CFO role

    Companies are turning to their CFO to identify ways to measure and report on their organization's environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance.    

    By CFO Dive staff
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    Mix of tech, vigilance helps thwart financial crimes

    Financial crime spans corporate across the board, and it is sound business practice to have something in place that says, ‘do we really know how money flows in and out,’ says Leslie Bailey.

    By Feb. 23, 2023
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    Large companies hide behind net zero ‘fig leaf’: report

    Many of the world’s biggest companies are exaggerating their efforts to reduce carbon emissions, according to the Corporate Climate Responsibility Monitor.

    By Feb. 21, 2023
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    A one-way ticket to ServiceNow’s CFO seat

    From heartbreak to the financial helm, Gina Mastantuono has had her fair share of pivotal challenges on her way to the top.

    By Feb. 16, 2023
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    FASB votes to finalize lease accounting relief

    The proposed changes to lease accounting guidance are relatively narrow, but they are one of a number of standard updates that FASB has in the works.  

    By Feb. 15, 2023
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    Nominee to lead IRS commits to narrowing ‘tax gap’

    Daniel Werfel, tapped by President Biden to lead the IRS, faced Republican criticism of $80 billion in extra funding for the agency during a confirmation hearing.

    By Feb. 15, 2023
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    CPAs urge lawmakers to enact ‘fairer’ tax code

    The AICPA recommends changes to the tax code as Republicans intensify opposition to the Biden administration’s signature tax policy initiatives.

    By Feb. 13, 2023
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    FTC Dems take aim at merger review time limits

    A new report shows “unprecedented” challenges faced by the agency in conducting effective merger reviews and the need for congressional action, FTC Chair Lina Khan and her two Democratic colleagues said.

    By Feb. 13, 2023
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    IRS relies on 64-year-old software, jeopardizing security: GAO

    The IRS is set to receive $80 billion during the next decade under legislation passed last year, with a portion earmarked for upgrading technology.

    By Feb. 10, 2023
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    Business lobby rips Biden’s stock buyback tax plan

    The push to raise taxes on corporate stock buybacks could hurt America’s retirement savers, as well as entrepreneurs, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

    By Feb. 10, 2023
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    Opening the books on pay-versus-performance: Are you ready?

    The new disclosures are meant to help investors compare executive compensation with company performance. It’s turning out to be a heavy lift for some companies.

    By Ramona Dzinkowski • Feb. 10, 2023
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    Biden seeks four-fold tax hike on stock buybacks

    The proposed increase will encourage corporations to make long-term investments, while still allowing them to see a "considerable profit," Biden said.

    By Feb. 8, 2023
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    Watch for accidental fraud, forensic accounting expert says

    Kelly Richmond Pope believes CFOs need to understand what motivates three types of fraud perpetrators: the intentional, the accidental and the righteous.

    By Feb. 8, 2023
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    House Republicans target SEC climate risk rule

    Having taken control of the U.S. House, Republicans are redoubling efforts to thwart the Biden administration’s sustainability initiatives.

    By Feb. 6, 2023
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    Audit committee job creep taking its toll

    With internal audit committees biting off more than they can often chew, committee members across businesses are feeling the burnout. 

    By Feb. 3, 2023
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    Activision Blizzard to pay SEC $35M for alleged disclosure flaws

    The video gaming company has been the target of regulatory scrutiny since allegations of sex discrimination surfaced in 2018.

    By Feb. 3, 2023
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    Accountants may underestimate impact of Fed tightening: survey

    “Further monetary tightening appears inevitable,” the ACCA and IMA said as the Federal Reserve prepared for a two-day policy meeting beginning Tuesday.

    By Jan. 30, 2023
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    Ex-Pfizer CFO talks tactics for first-timers

    Frank D’Amelio, a veteran finance chief, says being ‘a player on the field’ is key for success during unpredictable times.

    By Jan. 30, 2023
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    FASB poised for another crypto vote

    The FASB is on track to issue proposed new standards for cryptocurrency by April. The implosion of crypto exchange FTX is likely to sharpen scrutiny of the project. 

    By Jan. 27, 2023
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    Companies face data privacy maze, skills gap

    CFOs could be under increased pressure this year to focus on privacy, as new state laws come into effect.

    By Jan. 27, 2023
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    CFO FP&A Close-up: finance function’s ‘octopus’

    Between intergenerational differences and specific skillsets, CFOs need to get a handle on how FP&A execs operate.

    By Jan. 27, 2023
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    Auditors dialed back mandated disclosures: study

    The study found that auditors pulled back on their disclosures of potentially negative financial matters as companies adjusted to new reporting requirements.  

    By Jan. 26, 2023
  • Several states cut corporate tax rates for 2023

    Many states are competing for businesses by reducing corporate tax rates as of Jan. 1, the Tax Foundation said.

    By Jan. 25, 2023
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    Twitter headquarters landlord files unpaid rent suit

    The suit filed against Twitter comes as a surge of tech firms have announced massive layoffs along with plans to trim real estate costs.

    By Jan. 24, 2023