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July 2013
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Innovation Is for CFOs, Too
By Tony Davila, Marc J. Epstein, and Robert D. Shelton
To create a culture of innovation, it must involve every aspect of the organization. Six levers of innovation can help CFOs leverage new business models and technologies to improve efficiency and effectiveness within the finance function and beyond.


How to Host a Successful Webinar
By Roberta L. Humphrey, CPA; Christy S. LeGrand; and Deborah F. Beard, CMA
The facilitators of dozens of instructional webinars for small business owners in the Midwest describe what they learned about shopping for a webinar provider and how to get the most bang for your buck.


What’s in Your Company’s Products?
By Thomas R. Weirich, CPA
A new securities rule requires companies to search their supply chain for the use of “conflict minerals” and to determine the minerals’ origins. Management accountants are likely to be key members of the teams tasked to spearhead compliance.


Brian Lawson: True Strategic Business Partner
By Ramona Dzinkowski
The CFO of Brookfield Asset Management discusses global risk management, governance and control, the evolution of the finance function, the role of the CFO, and more.


Carl Menconi Case Writing Competition
WorldCom’s Betty Vinson and Cynthia Cooper: A Tale of Two Professionals

By Melanie O. Anderson
This year’s winning case focuses on the WorldCom accounting fraud and the predicaments faced by two of the company’s employees, Betty Vinson in accounting and Cynthia Cooper, vice president of internal audit.


Columns

PERSPECTIVES
Management Accounting Is Important


TOP LINE
Key Drivers of Success


TAXES
Safe Harbor Rules for Deducting Home Office Expenses


ETHICS
Maximizing Returns or Unethical Tax Avoidance?


FINANCIAL REPORTING
Accounting for Goodwill: Back to the Good Old Days?


IMA LIFE
From Local to Global

Departments

SF BULLETIN
• House Bill Would Tie the PCAOB’s Hands on Auditor Rotation
• Proposed Elimination of Dodd-Frank Pay Disclosure
• The FASB Endorses Three Private Company Council Proposals
• Books: Empower and Engage Your Team


EXCEL
Printing Multiple Forms from a List


ACCESS
Master Budget Project: Schedule of Cash Payments


XBRL
An IMA Member Shares His XBRL Filing Experience


TOOLS OF THE TRADE
HTC One, Kudo Case 7, Polaroid Z340, Rosetta Stone


TECH FORUM
Writing on Glass


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