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Each month, Deloitte provides an easily digestible and regular stream of perspectives on the challenges facing controllers. In each issue we share our latest thought leadership and details about upcoming Dbriefs webcasts to help you stay on top of the latest accounting, financial reporting, regulatory, and business developments.

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November 2014

Heads Up: SEC staff suggests ingredients for effective disclosures
This issue discusses the SEC staff's thoughts and recommendations on steps registrants can take in the near-term to help improve disclosures and put better information into investor's hands. Relevance, applicability, and materiality are considerations for registrants before adding disclosures to their filings.

Using predictive analytics to improve capital allocation and other business decisions
In this Wall Street Journal CFO Journal article, Tom Davenport, a senior advisor to Deloitte Analytics and the President's Distinguished Professor of Information Technology and Management at Babson College, and Greg Swinehart, global and U.S. analytics leader for Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, discuss four areas where CFOs should be focusing their analytics efforts.

Global economic outlook: 4th Quarter 2014
The global economy continues to show a few signs of strength amid several signs of weakness. The greatest strength appears to be in the U.S. economy; meanwhile, big emerging markets are mostly struggling to recover from a series of troubles, some self-inflicted, that have caused a marked slowdown in growth.
 

October 2014

CFO Signals™: What North America’s top finance executives are thinking – and doing

 When asked how confident they are in their direct reports, CFOs generally express confidence in the capabilities of their staff, but Controllers rank the highest with more than 60% of the CFOs surveyed indicating they have very good confidence in the Controllers effectiveness.

Heads Up: Challenges and leading practices related to implementing COSO’s Internal Control – Integrated Framework

This publication outlines the implementation process and current challenges many companies are facing, along with providing additional insight on how to leverage the framework for operational and regulatory compliance purposes.

The SEC’s Social Media Guidance: Issues and Risks to Consider

More than a year since the Securities and Exchange Commission released guidance on disclosing investor information using social media sites, many companies remain uncertain about potential compliance risks. This article discusses the potential compliance risks companies may face and strategies to consider for mitigating some of the uncertainty.

The cash paradox – How record cash reserves are influencing corporate behavior

Financial conservatism served companies well in the downturn but in an economic recovery may be dragging many companies into a vicious circle of cash accumulation at the expense of investment in growth. New research suggests markets are more rewarding of companies spending astutely in the pursuit of growth.

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​September 2014

Revenue recognition from an industry perspective

Check out the Spotlight documents to learn how the final standard for revenue will likely impact your industry.

Compliance programs: What separates "good enough" from "great"?

This issue of CFO Insights looks at the building blocks of a world-class compliance program that not only protects an organization from internal and external threats, but also enhances its brand and strengthens its relationships with multiple stakeholders.

Ten types of analytical innovation

This article outlines 10 types of innovation that can be driven, supported, or measured with analytics. If you're not using analytics for all ten types, you may not be optimizing your analytical capabilities.

Moving to the cloud? Engage internal audit upfront to manage risks

Positioning the internal audit function at the forefront of cloud implementation and including it in discussions with business units and IT can help address potential risks.

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