There is a tremendous amount of thought leadership and marketing literature in the marketplace today on all types of business issues. At PwC, we intend to bring the most relevant and up-to-date thought leadership in a concise format making it easy for you to find the information you need to help think through your complex business issues by providing you with real world accounting insight on complex current matters.
Observations from the front lines provide PwC's insight on current economic issues, our perspective regarding the business impacts, and actions we have seen companies taking to effectively address those issues.
The JOBS Act year one: Influence on the US IPO market
The JOBS Act attempted to ease and reshape regulation around initial public offerings by creating a new classification for going-public companies called "Emerging Growth Companies", but its effect on the US IPO market remains uncertain.
The importance of being financially bilingual: How financial reporting differences can affect cross-border deal value
Numbers may seem to be a universal language but, based on the accounting that underlies them, the stories they tell can convey very different meanings. When doing cross-border deals, it is critical to understand the impact that disparate financial reporting languages can have on deal metrics, deal terms, and adherence to regulatory requirements.
Treasury & Risk March 2013 Special Report: Hedging and Forex
Will Dodd Frank Alter Corporate Hedging?
In this Treasury &Risk special report, PwC provides insights on how regulations introduced by the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and Basel III will affect non-financial services companies and how they will use derivatives in the future.
How should global companies communicate currency risk?
While many companies do a good job reporting on currency volatility, swings in currency valuations can make this process difficult. In this paper, PwC and Wharton faculty outline steps global companies can take to effectively communicate currency risk fluctuations.
10Minutes on derivatives reform for non-financial services companies
Proposed regulatory reform through the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and Basel III is causing significant change in the derivatives world. While the end goal of the derivatives provisions is ultimately to achieve less risk and greater stability in the derivatives market, new standards come at a considerable cost to corporate users. Faced with the prospect of increased compliance costs, banks will look to pass these costs down to their customers. In addition, corporations will need to comply with new trading regulations and increased reporting and recordkeeping requirements.
Every aspect of business will likely be affected—from risk strategies and corporate funding to operations and accounting. This 10Minutes provides insight on the impacts of new regulation on corporate entities and what those entities need to do now in order to meet impending reform deadlines and ensure they're well equipped to manage increased costs and compliance responsibilities.
10Minutes on the Eurozone sovereign debt crisis
The Eurozone crisis is unfolding in ways that will have deep, unpredictable and volatile impacts on business for the foreseeable future. The crisis is driving companies to rethink their approach to business, starting with their global footprints and how they set strategies and position operations to compete. The depth and breadth of this impact is challenging many companies to manage through the crisis, but it is also bringing opportunity to those prepared to act.
Dataline: Highlights of the 2012 AICPA National Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments (No. 2012-22)
The 2012 AICPA National Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments (the Conference) was held in December 2012. Conference presenters included representatives from regulatory and standard-setting bodies, auditors, users, preparers, industry experts, and an investor panel. Remarks centered on the status of potential incorporation of IFRS into the U.S. financial reporting, updates on regulatory and financial reporting, capital formation, and the auditing profession's impact on reliability and usefulness of financial statements.
US GAAP Convergence & IFRS: What you need to know about the FASB and IASB's joint projects
This is a compendium of our current convergence publications, designed to provide you with one single, customizable reference resource as you manage the potential impact of the proposed standards on your company.
IFRS and US GAAP: Similarities and Differences
Much more than a simple comparison, this publications provides insight as to the actual impact of key differences between IFRS and US GAAP.