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Getting Fit with Corporate Wellness Programs
By Peter C. Brewer, CPA; Angela Gallo; and Melanie R. Smith
About one-third of deaths in the U.S. are related to modifiable health-damaging behaviors such as smoking or poor eating habits. Implementing a corporate wellness program will not only help reduce that number, but it can also generate significant health- care cost savings for your company. Providing motivation, education, and a workplace that offers healthy choices can increase productivity throughout the organization, letting employees and the company as a whole reap the rewards of healthy living.
Excel-Based Budgeting for Cash Flows: Cash Is King!
By Teresa Stephenson, CMA, and Jason Porter
Part 4 of the six-part series on creating an Excel-based Master Budget
discusses the creation of the Cash Budget, the first summary budget. The
Cash Budget begins the process of summarizing the primary budgets in
order to help make internal decisions for the company. It’s also useful
for communicating with external stakeholders because it doesn’t provide
specific details of the company’s operations.
Are Your Account Reconciliations Accurate?
By Jeff Adler, CPA
Reconciliations provide the basic verification that a company’s reports
are accurate, and they remain an important part of the accounting
function. A standard reconciliation process shows outsiders—including
external auditors—that the company has appropriate controls in place,
while internally it ensures that management isn’t using bad data when
making business decisions. Software designed for preparing account
reconciliations can go a long way in effectively controlling and
monitoring the process.
Beyond Compliance: The Value of SOX
By Marianne Bradford, CPA; Eileen Z. Taylor, CPA; and Joseph F.
When the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) was first enacted, the anticipated
costs of compliance generated a lot of headlines and plenty of concern. A
survey of IMA members examines the effect that SOX compliance has had
on public and nonpublic companies. The results suggest that many
companies experience improvements in internal controls and financial
accounting processes because of SOX-related efforts.
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The IRS Vision
We Need More Whistleblowers
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“Boundary Issues” in Financial Reporting
Wisdom at the Edge
• Brian McGuire Named IMA Chair-Elect
• Health Insurance Reform Bill
• Senate Provides Some Pension Funding Relief
• Books: A Cash Crop
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