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April 2012

What to do After Retirement

8 Possible Post-Retirement Jobs to Consider I don't know about you but I'd like to start to think about retirement -- some day when my mortgage isn't under water. That day may never come and I, like you, may be stressing over the possibility of having to work to 70... Read more →

Thoughts on Sustainable Supply Chains

Industry Experts Weigh in on the Benefits of Sustainable Supply Chains “Today, sustainability has replaced cost, value and speed as the dominant topic of discussion among purchasing and supply professionals,” asserts the authors of one Oracle white paper. But according to a report from Pricewaterhouse Coopers, EcoVadis and Insead, a... Read more →

The Role of Audit Committes in Corporate Governance

Audit Committees, Internal Controls, and Reliable Financial Reporting In the aftermath of accounting scandals at companies such as Enron and WorldCom, Congress passed the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in 2002 that strengthens corporate governance mechanisms. One important requirement is for the audit committee of the board of directors to be completely independent... Read more →

Executive Concern about Employee Generated Video Content

Uploading Questionable Videos is a Matter of Ethics I often receive reports of advances in technology and social media innovations. Typically, I read them and that is it. However, I was sent information by Qumu, a leading business video platform provider, that I believe is well worth sharing with my... Read more →

‘Say-on-Pay’ Rule Should be Mandatory not Advisory

Executive Compensation is Out of Hand The Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act that is the subject of much debate during this election season (the Republicans want to repeal it) includes a “say-on-pay rule”, which requires public companies to put executive compensation up for an advisory shareholder vote every two years. The... Read more →

Whistleblowing Requires Great Moral Courage

Whistleblowing by RNs a Welcome Development I have previously blogged about the ethics of whistleblowing; government regulation and support for whistle-blowers, and whistleblowing obligations for accountants. Given my interest in the topic, I was intrigued to reads about whistle-blowing by registered nurses (RN). Whistle-blowing, as the American Nurses Association’s Center... Read more →

PwC Identifies Internal Audit Risks

Small Businesses are Highly Susceptible to Fraud PricewaterhouseCoopers recently issued its 2012 PwC State of the Internal Audit Profession. The study found that global economic uncertainty tops the list as the biggest perceived risk to companies this year, according to nearly three-quarters of the chief audit executives (CAEs) polled and... Read more →