Not-So-Small Talk

A successful deal may hinge on the ability to create trust — or uncover deception.

Group Therapy

“Groupthink” can result in spectacularly bad decisions, but the malady can be prevented.

Star Search

Companies are increasingly looking in top MBA programs for finance talent.

Motivating the Middle

How to reward the best without alienating the rest.

A GAAP of Their Own

Private companies seeking a wholesale exemption from FASB’s accounting rules are likely to be disappointed.

Keeping Secrets

How five CFOs cooked the books at HealthSouth.

Exchange Shopping

European stock exchanges may be aggressively marketing to foreign firms. But U.S. companies need a good business reason to list overseas.

The Global 100

Many decisions CFOs make — how to raise capital, where to outsource, whether to expand — are deeply influenced by a network of politicians, financiers, and other individuals around the world. For the first time, CFO Magazine presents its list of fivescore bankers, investors, regulators, and rule-makers — as well as gadflies, opinion leaders, organizations, and forces — that have the greatest influence on the … [ Read more ]

Attention Shoppers: Try Valuing This

Acquiring bankrupt assets may seem like a smart move. But valuing distressed intangibles can be a tricky business.

Should It Stay Or Should It Go?

Companies are finding a host of reasons to offload components of their e-business operations.

Good Work

What makes the difference between a good finance environment and a great one? We asked the Association for Financial Professionals and Hackett Benchmarking & Research to help us find out. CFO’s survey of more than 100 corporations reveals best practices for financial workplaces.