Month: October 2017

The Best Path Forward: CFOs blend new and old techniques in a quest for capital budgeting solutions that allow more flexibility.

By Russ Banham CFO “Money is everything,” goes the old saw, and in the current economy, many U.S. companies are swimming in it. The pile of cash held by U.S. corporations is more than $2 trillion and growing, stoked by low-cost bond issues, stringent cost-cutting, and sizable profits. But success brings its own challenges, like… Read more »

Cybersecurity: A new engagement opportunity An AICPA framework enables CPAs with cybersecurity expertise to perform new services for clients.

Russ Banham Journal of Accountancy As trusted business advisers, CPAs find ways to help their clients achieve their business objectives. Now, under the AICPA’s recently issued cybersecurity reporting framework, CPAs have an opportunity to expand the services they offer to help clients manage and understand cyber risks. The framework is supported by two distinct but… Read more »

Meet Algorithm, Your New Partner BROKERS ARE INVESTING IN AUTOMATION. IS COGNITIVE COMPUTING NEXT?

By Russ Banham Leader’s Edge Imagine a future where fancy computers handle your tedious administrative tasks while you do better things, such as delving deeply into your clients’ risk exposures on a daily basis. This blissful scene is not at all farfetched. In fact, technology can take on the monotonous functions of broking, freeing brokers… Read more »