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TechTalk Blog -- 86% of Accounting Tasks Can Be Automated With Current Technology -- Management Accountants Need to Review New Technologies

BUT the SPECIFIC data elements reported and consumed by the capital markets is not ASSURED by the auditor or the management accountant reporting this information to the CFO – the FULL paper report is ASSURED but not the specific DATA ELEMENT reported in the financial statement

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TechTalk Blog -- CFO MAGAZINE: FINANCE TEAMS TRANSITION OVER TO STEWARDS OF NONFINANCIAL DATA

Great article in CFO Magazine by Russ Banham on the quickly expanding role CFOs and their finance teams are now assuming beyond the management of financial information critical to the operation of the enterprise they pilot


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TechTalk Blog: US SEC Invites Entities Regulated by the SEC (Public Companies) to Submit a Voluntary Diversity Assessment Report and Also Disclose to Stakeholders

Senior-level management should not only be involved in approving D&I hiring and procurement decisions but should be engaged in policy decisions affecting D&I


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TechTalk Blog - US GAO Report to Congress: US SEC Not Monitoring Public Company Disclosures Related to Material Risks Associated With Climate Change

Interesting alarming report from the US GAO issued in January 2016 to Members of Congress on the need in the capital markets and more specifically -- public companies – to disclose in their reports and to the US SEC material risks related climate change so investors and the public can make better financial decisions. For example, risks related to the disrupting of supply chain of public companies that provides critical food, medicine, energy, and products that support the US economy can be of significant financial value to both investors and the public


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TechTalk Blog - How to Talk to Investors on Non-Financial Reporting Disclosures to Attract New Capital

The Increasing role of the Management Accountant This is where the management accountant can come into the picture. Management accountants can help the organization from an accounting and performance perspective help investors to better understand the connection to the company’s business case

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TechTalk Blog - US Securities & Exchange Commission Chairman and US Congress Urge Public Companies to Disclosure Human Capital Metrics to the Capital Markets

Management of human capital clearly results in better business. ...Management accountants work closely with the CFO on financial disclosures



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TechTalk Blog - As Proxy Season Starts US Companies & Banks Begin to Disclosure Non-Financial Data to the Capital Markets as a Best Practice

One of the most common shareholder proposal topics this year involved environmental risk management and/or disclosure— with 144 such proposals, including 69 related to climate change, up slightly from 139 environmental proposals, including 63 climate change related proposals, in 2016. Similarly, shareholder voting support for climate change related proposals averaged 32% of votes cast this year, up approximately 7% from the prior year.3 Notably, shareholder proposals seeking the publication of climate risk-management disclosures by Exxon Mobil, Occidental Petroleum and PPL Corporation garnered majority shareholder votes this year.”