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2 hrs ago | Forbes.com

Debunking Finance's Reputation As The 'No' Department

I'm president and CEO of IMA , one of the largest and most respected global associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession. Prior to joining IMA, I was the CFO for business sales at AT&T, an $18B revenue operation.

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Related Topix: Corporate Governance, Law, Business News

7 hrs ago | JD Supra

The Origins of the FCPA: Lessons For Effective Compliance and Enforcement - Pt 3

This is the third part of an occasional series. The first part is available here , while the second is here .

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9 hrs ago | Londonderry Today

Dobbins appointed to WELB

Barry Mulholland, Chief Executive of the Western Education and Library Board has welcomed newly appointed Board Member Angela Dobbins to the Board. "Her practice and expertise in corporate governance and knowledge and experience of the education service gained through her work as a councillor, chairperson and council representative will contribute a great deal to the skills base of Board members at the Western Board."

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13 hrs ago | Customer Interaction Solutions

Pershing Square, Valeant and Allergan Settle Pending Litigation Before the Delaware Court of Chancery

Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P. and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. announced an agreement with Allergan, Inc. is a multinational specialty pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of pharmaceutical products primarily in the areas of dermatology, eye health, neurology and branded generics. More information about Valeant can be found at www.valeant.com .

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Related Topix: Allergan, Biotech, Vicept Therapeutics, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Sys-Con Media

H.R. 5405 Needs a Closer Look says Data Transparency Coalition

Certain provisions in the bill would be detrimental to the push for more accountability and transparency in financial reporting. "We strongly urge the House to take a closer look at H.R. 5405 before voting on it.

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Related Topix: Corporate Governance, Law, Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law

Freshnews

Investor Alert: Investigation of Bankrate, Inc. Announced by Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP

Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP announces that it is investigating potential claims on behalf of investors of Bankrate, Inc. concerning possible violations of federal securities laws. The investigation focuses on certain statements issued by the Company concerning Bankrate's operations and financial performance.

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Related Topix: Media, Bankrate, Computers, InsWeb, Law, Corporate Governance

The Madison Press

Yost: Proposed GASB rule wrong for Ohio

Ohio's state auditor says that an additional reporting requirement for local governments to add future healthcare liabilities to their annual reports "would inaccurately state the position of the government and would be misleading." Dave Yost traveled to Chicago on Thursday to testify before the Government Accounting Standards Board in opposition to a proposal that would require local governments to begin reporting future healthcare liabilities for public employment retirees.

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Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance

TheStreet.com

Why Bankrate (RATE) Stock Is Tanking Today

Investigators are looking into three accruals of revenue totaling approximately $781,000 and two adjustments to reduce accrued expenses totaling approximately $850,000, the company said. Bankrate also announced that Steven Barnhart would serve as interim CFO starting today, replacing former CFO Edward J. DiMaria.

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Related Topix: Bankrate, Computers, Media, Corporate Governance, Law, Financial Markets

West Australian

Good corporate governance leads to higher stock gains - study

Good corporate governance and a focus on environmental and social issues by companies lead to higher share price performance, according to a new study released on Monday. The study by the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford and Arabesque Asset Management found that such practices lower the cost of capital for a company and ultimately translate into cashflows.

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Related Topix: Corporate Governance, Law

Business Journal

Bankrate CFO resigns amid SEC investigation

Bankrate's CFO resigned as the company undergoes a Securities and Exchange Commission probe for its 2012 financial reporting, the North Palm Beach-based company announced Monday. Edward J. DiMaria resigned as CFO of the financial news company as the SEC began a probe focused on the second and third quarters of 2012.

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Related Topix: Media, InsWeb, Bankrate, Computers, Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law, Law, Corporate Governance

GlobeNewswire

Sustainalytics Builds Governance Capacity and Strengthens Executive Team

AMSTERDAM; TORONTO, Sept. 15, 2014 -- Sustainalytics, a leading provider of environmental, social and governance research and analysis, announced today that the firm has hired corporate governance industry veteran, Cheryl Gustitus, to head its global marketing and to lead strategic initiatives.

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Related Topix: Marketing

JD Supra

Academic Study Shows Increases In Insider Sales Prior To Public...

Articles in Compliance Week and Forbes report on a recent academic study showing unusually high levels of stock sales by insiders in the period prior to public release of SEC comment letters that addressed revenue recognition issues, a topic that can often spell trouble at many companies. The level of trading by insiders was even higher at companies with acute financial reporting quality and valuation issues, identified by significant short selling activities and high levels of accruals.

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Related Topix: Corporate Governance, Law, 2012, Gliese Games, Video Games

CFO

On the IPO On-Ramp

It's been a little more than two years since Congress passed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, a law intended to make it easier for smaller companies to obtain access to capital. Title 1 of the act created the so-called IPO on-ramp, consisting of provisions that make it simpler and less costly for emerging growth companies-defined as those with less than $1 billion of annual gross revenue-to go public.

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Related Topix: Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law, Law, Latham & Watkins, Latham and Watkins, Corporate Governance

Business Journal

Bankrate CFO resigns amid SEC investigation

Bankrate's CFO resigned as the company undergoes a Securities and Exchange Commission probe for its 2012 financial reporting, the North Palm Beach-based company announced Monday.

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Related Topix: Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law, Media, Law, InsWeb, Bankrate, Computers, Corporate Governance

Business Journal

Bankrate CFO resigns amid SEC investigation

Bankrate's CFO resigned as the company undergoes a Securities and Exchange Commission probe for its 2012 financial reporting, the North Palm Beach-based company announced Monday. Edward J. DiMaria left the financial news company as the SEC began a probe focused on the second and third quarters of 2012.

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Related Topix: Media, InsWeb, Bankrate, Computers, Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law, Law, Corporate Governance

Fox News

Bankrate Reveals SEC Probe, Says CFO Resigns

Bankrate Inc, which runs financial information websites, said U.S. regulators were investigating its financial reporting during 2012 and that Chief Financial Officer Edward DiMaria had resigned.

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Related Topix: Media, Computers, Bankrate, Corporate Governance, Law, Business News

GlobeNewswire

Sustainalytics Builds Governance Capacity and Strengthens Executive Team

AMSTERDAM; TORONTO, Sept. 15, 2014 -- Sustainalytics, a leading provider of environmental, social and governance research and analysis, announced today that the firm has hired corporate governance industry veteran, Cheryl Gustitus, to head its global marketing and to lead strategic initiatives.

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Related Topix: Marketing

Reuters

Good corporate governance leads to higher stock gains- study

Good corporate governance and a focus on environmental and social issues by companies lead to higher share price performance, according to a new study released on Monday. The study by the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford and Arabesque Asset Management found that such practices lower the cost of capital for a company and ultimately translate into cashflows.

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Related Topix: Corporate Governance, Law

Sun Sep 14, 2014

CiteULike

The Relationship Between Board Characteristics and Voluntary...

To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document. This study empirically examines the relation between certain board of director characteristics and the extent that audit committee composition voluntarily exceeds minimum mandated levels and includes outside directors with financial reporting and audit committee knowledge and experience.

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TaxZone

FRS 102: Frequently asked questions

With the mandatorily effective date of accounting periods commencing on or after 1 January 2015 fast approaching, Steve Collings considers some of the most common questions asked relating to FRS 102 and the impact it is going to have on client's figures. Q. I have been told that there is not much difference between current UK GAAP and FRS 102 so why do we have to check the client's accounting policies? A. In the majority of cases there is little difference between current UK GAAP and FRS 102.

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Related Topix: Corporate Governance, Law

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