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Flashline: A weekly update on financial reporting - October 31, 2013
This week's topics include:
- In brief: Most money market funds to be scoped out of consolidation
- PwC comments on FASB's proposal on insurance contracts
- BoardroomDirect: October 2013 edition
- SEC staff release updated Financial Reporting Manual
- FASB meetings and project updates
- PCAOB issues Staff Audit Practice Alert on considerations for ICFR audits
- AICPA issues whitepaper on proposals to enhance the auditor's report
- Key dates in November
In brief: Most money market funds to be scoped out of consolidation
At its October 24th meeting, the FASB tentatively decides to exclude registered and "similar" unregistered money market funds from the scope of consolidation.
BoardroomDirect: Update on current board issues - October 2013
This issue of BoardroomDirect® takes a look at how boards address transformational changes, such as M&A's, new product and technology rollouts; how boards and companies should abide by the new proposed CEO pay ratio disclosure rules; the latest data on political spending disclosure; and why cash flow statements have become the most read by boards.
Webcasts: SEC comment letter trends - November 21 and December 4
These webcasts will feature Wayne Carnall, PwC partner and former Chief Accountant in the Division of Corporate Finance of the SEC, from 2007-2011. Wayne will highlight best practices for interacting with the SEC in response to comment letters, requests for preclearance, and other matters. Beth Paul, PwC Strategic Thought Leader, and partners Karen Keelty and Euclid Zurbaran will join Wayne in the discussion to provide their insights and analysis of recent SEC comment letter trends at an industry level. The November 21 webcast will discuss trends impacting Product & Services sectors, and the December 4 webcast will be focused on Financial Services industries.
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Strategy and operations
Going beyond reshoring to right-shoring
Many companies have experienced the downsides of an extended offshore supply chain, including political ramifications and supply chain shocks. This, along with ongoing structural shifts in low-cost regions, is prompting organizations to rethink their past sourcing decisions. Reshoring has recently become a hot topic in both the C-suite and in the operations organization. While reshoring has its challenges, the trend is very real. This paper addresses the strategic approach to reshoring some organizations are taking in order to improve margins.
US Technology deals insights: Q3 2013
Technology deals accelerated in the third quarter returning to historically high levels with deal volume doubling from the previous quarter, according to PwC's US Q3 technology M&A Insights report. Private equity (PE) buyers continued to take an active role in technology M&A with increased deal closures and numerous new deals announced.
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