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March 2013
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Tone at the Top: Why Investors Should Care
By Alfred M. King, CMA, CFM
Assessing the “tone at the top” is a good place to start when looking over possible investments. Three high-profile examples of companies with poor tone at the top are evaluated—Groupon, Chesapeake Energy, and Enron.


Detect Fraud Before Catastrophe
By Chih-Chen Lee, CPA, CFE; Natalie Tatiana Churyk, CPA; and B. Douglas Clinton, CMA, CPA
Internal fraud is on the rise despite tougher laws and more aggressive enforcement. Worse, by the time external auditors detect fraud using conventional audit procedures, it’s too late to avoid catastrophic damage.


TD Bank’s Colleen Johnston: Blazing a Path
By Ramona Dzinkowski
Colleen Johnston, named Canada’s CFO of the Year, has elevated her bank to second-largest in Canada and one of the 10 largest in the United States. In this interview, she discusses capturing market share in the U.S., the evolving role of the CFO, and more.


Productivity Outlook: Poor Visibility and Bad Reporting Ahead
By Kishore Bhamidipati
Finance teams are expected to spend less time recording and verifying numbers and more on weaving the data into meaningful information that can be shared.


Preparing for the Job Interview: The Interviewer’s Responsibility
By Charles E. Davis and Anthony Herrera
An interviewer must communicate the organization’s values, assess the candidate’s ­values and work ethic, and then determine the degree of organizational “fit.”


Columns

PERSPECTIVES
Sharing the Message


TOP LINE
Always Reaching, Always Growing


TAXES
Loving and the RTRP Program


ETHICS
New Report Shows Changing Fraud Environment


FINANCIAL REPORTING
Practical Lessons in Applying Accounting Standards


IMA LIFE
A Work in Progress

Departments

SF BULLETIN
• U.S. Chamber of Commerce Says IESBA Ethics Code Revisions Violate Dodd-Frank
• SEC Requirements for Posting of Margins Face Opposition
• Letters: Fair Taxation
• Sharing Your IMA Life
• Books: The Graceful, Successful Exit


EXCEL
A DSUM, DMAX, DMIN on Every Row


ACCESS
Master Budget Project: Direct Materials Budget, Part 4


XBRL
SEC and FASB Filing Updates Regarding XBRL


TOOLS OF THE TRADE
ATX 2012, BlackBerry Z10, Seagate Wireless Plus, iSlip Lite


TECH FORUM
Soluble Fish in the Data Streams


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