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August 8, 2013
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How one company implemented a leaner way of thinking
By Neil Amato
Joseph Reny, CPA, CGMA, details how Irving Oil went lean in response to recession concerns, emerging as a far stronger company thanks to smart cost reductions.
   
 
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Why your new dashboard can't replace the balanced scorecard
By Gary Cokins/CGMA Magazine
Companies tend to apply the balanced scorecard inconsistently. Here are a few tips on how to make the balanced scorecard, strategy maps, and dashboards work together.
   
 
   
What's the risk? Survey shows increased focus on reputation
By Ken Tysiac/CGMA Magazine
A new CGMA survey gives a glimpse into how many companies have suffered a reputational failure and looks at how many have passed up potentially lucrative deals in order to safeguard their reputation.
   
 
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A checklist for oversight of internal audit
One of an audit committee's most important responsibilities is to oversee the organization's internal audit function. Here are 10 steps audit committees can take to facilitate proper oversight and direction of internal audit.
   
 
 
Leases: What should companies do now?
Forward-thinking companies often anticipate possible changes and work ahead so they don't have to scramble when a new standard takes effect. Some companies already are doing some of that work with leases, experts say.
   
 
 
Gifts-in-kind: What are they worth?
Numerous uncertainties and challenges can make valuation of gifts-in-kind (GIKs) difficult for not-for-profits (NFPs). But NFPs can focus on key valuation considerations to find common ground.
   
 
 
Public, private companies report rise in audit fees
Companies report a rise in fees for external audits of their financial statements in fiscal year 2012 over the previous year, according to a new survey.
   
 
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Upcoming AICPA Webcasts
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  Aug. 9 Controller's Update: Latest Trends
 
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How to encourage innovation
Jenine Dalrymple, CPA, CGMA, the CFO of Southwest Energy, offers advice on how to spur innovation on your team. She also weighs in on how technology is changing the finance function and what metric her company tracks most closely.

 
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