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Articles from Financial Executive (December 1, 2005)

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4 myths about attorney-client privilege. Griesing, Francine Friedman 712
Are regulations changing management reports? A recent Financial Executives Research Foundation (FERF) survey reviews year-one disclosure practices for management's reports on internal controls, and looks at trends likely for year two. de Mesa Graziano, Cheryl 1861
Ask FERF about ... process improvements in Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 for year-two compliance. Sinnett, William M. 648
Averting potentially costly electronic discovery lapses: while lawyers have been concerned about the implications of electronic discovery for some time, recent court judgments--including a $1.45 billion verdict--have made this a significant financial issue. Wetmore, David 1589
Before circling the wagons, know your needs: financial executives need to focus on critical technology needs and vulnerabilities, and not be swayed by technical jargon and their own lack of knowledge. Establishing priorities and striking a cost-effective balance are critical. Kaitenheuser, Skip 2075
Best practices: organizational structure that supports compliance; Traditional organizational structure is crumbling under the weight of ever-increasing regulations that drive greater accountability and transparency. Smart companies are on the forefront of building new and improved structures that support and enhance this new compliance environment, and best practices are emerging. Leandri, Susan 2339
Buyers guide. Buyers Guide 1083
Capital: E & Y study captures data on investments. Heffes, Ellen M. 388
Cash management; Payment cards draw more interest: survey. Heffes, Ellen M. Brief Article 290
Certus Software Inc. 296
Compliance: trade secrets now open door to liability. Heffes, Ellen M. 380
Crossword. Mellor, Myles 298
Employment: survey finds unease with career choices. Heffes, Ellen M. Brief Article 273
Expenses: most expect office, travel costs to rise. Heffes, Ellen M. Brief Article 292
FASAC announces 2006 priorities. Heffes, Ellen M. Brief Article 293
From the editor. Marshall, Jeffrey 549
GOC has new goal. Brief Article 126
Having difficulty implementing multiple initiatives? Try planning in reverse: "backplanning" is an approach that many CFOs and their teams are using to collectively visualize the interdependence among teams' key milestones for initiatives competing for resources and funding. Craig, Nick 1388
Healthcare outlook 2006: from a gallop down to a canter; While healthcare costs continue to wildly outpace inflation, the rate is heading down. Healthcare consultants weight in on trends to watch in 2006. Marshall, Jeffrey 1185
Hinchman reviews reporting issues. Heffes, Ellen M. Brief Article 261
How buyers can get an edge in middle-market deals: it's a sellers' market out there. Two attorneys argue that buyers need to avoid overpaying and focus on the markup and negotiation of the purchase agreement. Hollingsworth, Michael E., II 2047
Hyperion. Brief Article 453
In Their Time: The Greatest Business Leaders of the Twentieth Century. Marshall, Jeffrey Book Review 287
Inside a steel deal: a new, state-of-the-art steel mill is starting to rise in Mississippi. A look at the complex financing behind it. Marshall, Jeffrey 1351
Institutional investors: activist investors seen boosting ownership. Heffes, Ellen M. Brief Article 316
Likelihood of higher PBGC premium hikes looms. Lewis, Robert E., Jr. 733
Making sense of mezzanine financing. Sinnenberg, John 719
Managing all those zeroes: a look inside Microsoft's treasury; As Microsoft Corp.'s vice president and treasurer, George Zinn's role is not different from that of many of his peers who manage their company's assets and juggle multiple responsibilities--except, perhaps, as it relates to scale: Microsoft has $49 billion in assets to manage. Heffes, Ellen M. 2124
MindSolve Technologies. 160
Movaris. 444
Names in the news. 408
New SEC vacancy as Bailey departs. Heffes, Ellen M. Brief Article 82
Private company forum, Chicago. de Mesa Graziano, Cheryl 638
Reporting; Sarbanes-Oxley effect: caution on guidance. Heffes, Ellen M. Brief Article 319
Sarbanes-Oxley report card is mixed: three years after the law was enacted, has it made a demonstrable difference in the level of corporate fraud? Opinion is divided, at best, though there's a general feeling that corporate governance has improved. Sweeney, Paul 2157
Stephen O. Richard. Heffes, Ellen M. Interview 774
Stooples: Office Tools for Hopeless Fools. Marshall, Jeffrey Book Review 218
The Market for Virtue: The Potential and Limits of Corporate Social Responsibility. Marshall, Jeffrey Book Review 292
The relevance of reliability: an update on the FASB and IASB joint conceptual framework project. Heffes, Ellen M. 1943
There's good reason why CFO pay is rising. Cunningham, Colleen 696

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