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Accountants Increasingly Use Data Analysis to Catch Fraud
Media Mentions | December 05, 2014 | The Wall Street Journal
Professor Dan Amiram was recently invited by the S.E.C. to demonstrate his new method for uncovering financial fraud.
The Value of Cash
Media Mentions | November 04, 2014 | CFO
Professor Hans Tallis recommends that chief financial officers have a clear understanding of both the benefits and costs of additional balance-sheet cash to help guide decision–making about appropriate levels of liquidity in the organization’s capital structure.
Starboard May Use This Structure to Save Yahoo $16 Billion
Media Mentions | September 29, 2014 | CNBC
Professor Robert Willens explains how Yahoo could use a transaction known as a Reverse Morris Trust to save the company $16 billion in taxes.
Vanguard to Fight “Tax Dodge” Lawsuit Vigorously
Media Mentions | September 07, 2014 | Financial Times
Professor Robert Willens comments on Vanguard’s alleged tax avoidance and why the IRS might not have raised any questions until now.
Republicans, Democrats Differ on Solving US Companies Heading Overseas for Lower Taxes
Media Mentions | August 12, 2014 | CCTV-America
Professor Dan Amiram addresses the need to revamp US tax laws to encourage corporations from moving overseas.
Academics Say Quant Analysis Can Detect Financial Irregularities
Media Mentions | July 09, 2014 | Value Walk
Prof. Dan Amiram’s research finds that Benford’s Law can be used to detect financial reporting irregularities.
Fair-Value Accounting’s Role in Financial Crisis Scrutinized
Media Mentions | June 30, 2014 | Accounting Today
Prof. Urooj Khan’s research finds that fair value accounting was unfairly blamed for the 2008–2009 financial crisis, but recognizes that some investors reacted positively to news that rules would be relaxed in response to the crisis.
New Insights on the Factors That Intensified the 2008 Financial Crisis
Press Release | June 30, 2014
Columbia Business School study says analysts’ concerns about fair value accounting clouded the already murky waters, fueling the crisis
The Simple Mathematical Law That Financial Fraudsters Can't Beat
Media Mentions | May 30, 2014 | Forbes
Prof. Dan Amiram’s research shows that public companies whose financial statements are significantly out of compliance with Benford’s Law are more likely to be caught by the SEC for accounting irregularities.
Harder to Recognize
Media Mentions | April 28, 2014 | CFO Magazine
Robert Herz, Executive-in-Residence, says that while heavy compliance burdens loom in the near future, the ease of working in a “globally converged revenue–recognition regime” will make these challenges worth the trouble for companies later on.
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