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TechTalk Blog - AICPA Seeks to Develop Standards for Use of Data Analytics in Auditing

At the Rutgers Business School 38th World Continuous Auditing and Reporting Symposium on November 4 th & 5 th 2016 on the Rutgers campus in Newark, NJ.; a panel discussed the Rutgers AICPA Data Analytics Research Initiative (RADAR) . The three components of the project are: ...




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TechTalk Blog - Have You Conducted an Accessibility Audit of the Company Websites?

We are all familiar with the accommodations required of our workplaces, retail stores, and other physical spaces but how does the “public accommodation” rules in Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) apply to our cyber assets? This remains an open question. ...



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TechTalk Blog - Why Does the Adoption of Technologies for Compliance Activities Lag?

The adoption of technology by finance functions has been slow but has accelerated in the recent past. Enterprise performance management (EPM) tools like hostanalytics , financial controls automation like Blackline , and general ledger/ERP solutions like Net Suite are gaining...


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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. The Finance team is quickly becoming the “de facto”...


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TechTalk Blog - Need for Digital Assurance Services Grow As Structured Data (XBRL) Gains Momentum by Both Capital Markets & Governments For Better Decision Making

More than 2/3 of the world’s capital markets are using the IMA supported XBRL global structured data format for both financial and nonfinancial disclosures. More than 100 regulators in more than 70 countries have mandated the use of XBRL for financial and business reporting which includes...


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TechTalk Blog - States and Capital Markets Begin To Mandate Diversity & Inclusion Metrics for Corporate Directors and Disclosures -- XBRL Can Play a Role in Making More Transparent & Accountable to Drive Capital Market Investments

Interesting legislation being introduced in California that would require public-traded corporations to have women and minority board members to promote corporate culture focused on diversity and inclusion to promote greater economic opportunity through jobs for all Americans -- setting the...


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TechTalk Blog - European Financial Transparency Gateway Construction Moves Forward For Better EU Public Company Disclosures to Help Global Investors

Watch out United States EDGAR Online – the European Union is building a “next generation” -- “EDGAR-LIKE” corporate disclosure platform to be used by 28 EU member states for global investors that will be built upon BLOCKCHAIN and global financial and non-financial data access standards like...