Whistleblower protections are hitting private companies

Whistleblower protections have been extended to employees of many private companies.

How to successfully implement new software systems in your company

Companies update their systems to replace outdated software and to modernize or streamline supporting IT resources. The problem is most companies that implement a new system do not achieve all of their objectives, and many fail miserably.

How to stay in front of tax issues before and after a M&A deal closes

For most company buyers, taxes are a priority when negotiating a purchase price. However, if tax issues are neglected during the integration phase, the negative consequences can be serious.

How to realize tangible value by integrating true ERM

Enterprise risk management (ERM) has become a big buzzword in business the past few years. However, corporate governance and compliance, which is how business executives utilize ERM, is really a traditional management function. “What’s new about it is that there’s market interest and significant value associated with an enterprise that has implemented true ERM,” says […]

Weaver: What audit committees need to know about Auditing Standard No. 16

The communication between independent auditors and audit committee members of public companies will change in 2014 with Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) Auditing Standard No. 16. The PCAOB’s standard is effective for audits of fiscal years beginning after Dec. 15, 2012. “There’s an emphasis on two-way communication and the timeliness of communication,” says Dale […]