Author: Joanne Sammer
Auditor Independence: A Bit More Rope
- The SEC's final version of its new rule on auditor independence wasn't as harsh as the proposal would have suggested. That gives audit firms, especially the Big Five, a little more breathing room.
Publisher: Financial Executive Online Edition
Author: Joanne Rockness, Susan Ivancevich and Thomas Keaveny
Building a better audit committee
- The board of directors' audit committee has even more responsibility than ever, considering all kinds of law, regulations, shareholders' counsel, journalists hovering about, etc.
Publisher: Business Law Today
Author: Mark Kessel
Accountability in Knowledge-Based Organizations
- We hear a lot about the need for improved 'accountability' in our organizations and institutions, and we all have a 'common sense' notion of what is meant by this term. Yet 'accountability' has remained elusive in practice.
Publisher: The CEO Refresher
Author: Bruce Klatt and Shaun Murphy
Calculating the Real Value of High-Tech Companies
- Dramatic fluctuations in the stock prices of Internet companies have been common. As a result, it's often very difficult to determine the real value of those companies. This article explains some of the problematic accounting practices and other issues behind valuing high-tech companies.
Author: Jay Hollander
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