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Jun 09
2011

Audit fees rose 2 percent to $3.3 million: Report

Posted by Stephen Taub in Financial Executives InternationalcomplianceBig Fouraudit feesaccelerated filer

Stephen Taub

Publicly held companies paid on average $3.3 million in total audit fees for fiscal year 2010, an increase of two percent from the prior fiscal year, according to a new report from Financial Executives Research Foundation (FERF), the research affiliate of Financial Executives International.

The nearly 250 executives surveyed cited internal audit staff work, and changes in company operations as some of their primary reasons for the difference in fees.

Feb 02
2011

CFOs more upbeat these days

Posted by Stephen Taub in RiskFinancial Executives InternationalCFOsCFOCashCareers/ManagementBaruch College's Zicklin School of Business

Stephen Taub

Chief Financial Officers are more optimistic than they were three months ago.

According to the latest survey of CFOs conducted by Financial Executives International (FEI) and Baruch College's Zicklin School of Business, an index measuring CFO optimism for the US economy rose more than 10 points and the outlook for CFOs' own companies' also increased nearly four points.

Feb 02
2011

CFOs won't cry if Obama-care dies

Posted by Stephen Taub in Riskheatlh carehealth care reformFinancial Executives InternationalCFOCashBaruch College's Zicklin School of Business

Stephen Taub

If recent court decisions lead to the repeal of the Obama health care plan, don't expect chief financial officers to cry.

This is because most of them think it is a bad law.

Jul 30
2010

CFOs more pessimistic, cautious about spending

Posted by Stephen Taub in Financial Executives InternationalFEICFOsCashCareers/Managementcapital expendituresBaruch College's Zicklin School of Business

Stephen Taub

The Federal Reserve recently reported that nonfinancial companies had $1.84 trillion in cash and other liquid assets as of the end of March, up 26 percent from the prior year and the largest sum since 1952, when these kinds of records began to be kept.

So, various interest groups have been urging companies to spend this money-on dividends, buybacks, acquisitions, additional employees.



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