October 2007

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  • Reaching the limit on staff cuts

    Richard Gamble

    After years of trimming staff and automating processes, treasurers are beginning to see that the lowest headcount does not always translate into the most efficient shop. A few brave ones are making the case for treasury to bulk up a bit.

  • How Am I Doing?

    Robert Rosenberg

    Linking a portion of an employee's compensation to performance is, in theory, a good idea. But it doesn't always measure up in practice if the company turns out to measuring someone else's performance

  • The Next Challenge

    Robert Rosenberg

    While new guidance from the PCAOB will help management cut auditing fees, companies are still on their own when it comes to trying to translate compliance and risk management into great performance

  • Investors Rate the Agencies

    Staff Writer

    Credit rating agencies are coming under fresh criticism--this time for the role they have played in the structured finance market meltdown. Less than a year ...

  • Are Rates Ready to Rise?

    Staff Writer

    The subprime mortgage meltdown could make it harder for risk managers to purchase D&O policies, even after a downward trend in prices

  • People on the Move

    Staff Writer

    Visa Inc., the newly restructured San Francisco-based company comprised of Visa Canada, Visa USA, and Visa International, named Byron Pollitt Jr. CFO. Pollitt, 56, joins ...

  • Congress Eyes Exec Comp Tax Hike

    Staff Writer

    Financial Executives International says an increase would hurt competitiveness, countering public sentiment that financial executives already make too much

  • Preventive Measures

    Beth Karlin

    Although many were shocked when Mattel was forced to recall millions of potentially toxic toys made in china, it wasn't exactly a surprise. So why are so few companies prepared for the risk?

  • Editor's Desk

    Pat Wechsler

    I love the 40 Under 40 issue--although it is a painful reminder that even if I worked in a finance department or treasury and was ...

  • EMC Still Hungry

    Beth Karlin

    An operations background gives EMC CFO David Goulden insights into the numbers that a pure finance person might not bring to the table

  • They're Cool in Finance

    Beth Karlin

    The herd mentality gets graduates moving outside corporate finance. Here's what companies can do to shepherd them back to business

  • Real-Time Recipe

    Robert Rosenberg

    Cognos' newest planning and performance management software depends on real-time numbers to help finance and operations know when a plan is going off track and the reason why

  • Good or Good Enough?

    Pat Wechsler

    MasterCard's Lori Byrne analyzes the pros and cons of putting your purchasing card program through a conversion study

  • Upwardly Mobile Finance Execs

    Staff Writer

    Treasury & Risk presents our 2007 picks of Corporate America's rising finance stars under the age of 40

  • A Four-Letter Word?

    Richard Gamble

    SEPA is only months away from its official start date, and there are still as many questions as answers. but for those companies that have started preparations early, there should be rewards

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