Plus, the 2019 accounting salary guide was just released
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      ACCOUNTING & AUDITING   
FASB tackes thorny disclosure effectiveness issues
CFO
Tweaks and additions to the FASB conceptual framework deal with the definition of materiality and the appropriate content in notes to financial statements.
SEC adopts final rules to update and simplify disclosure requirements
National Law Review
More disclosure changes. This time it's the SEC looking to ease the understanding for investors and reduce unnecessary compliance burdens for issuers.
      ETHICS   
What's your integrity agenda?
Fraud Magazine
If it walks like an ethical dilemma and talks like an ethical dilemma, don't let anyone convince you all is fine. Remember, good intentions and good behavior are not one in the same.
      HUMAN RESOURCES   
General Mills adds more leave for new moms and other parents
Bloomberg
The Big G is going big on paid time off. Here's how moms, dads and other family members stand to benefit.
2019 accounting & finance salary guide released
Robert Half
Show me the money!
      LEADERSHIP   
How to lead a meeting and make effective decisions
Let's Grow Leaders
I'm the decider, and I decide what's best. Oh, wait, you're the decider. No, we all get to decide. Better yet, start determining decision-making outcomes before calling your next meeting.

Here's an easy decision for you: Attend this half-day course to improve your decision-making and critical-thinking skills.
      MANAGEMENT   
Employee experience in high-performance organizations
Willis Towers Watson
What's in the secret sauce of high-performing organizations? It's a 1:1 ratio of financial performance to employee culture. Here's how to keep the balance split 50/50.
      PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT   
Why being lazy is actually good for you
Time
A wandering mind leads to some pretty amazing places. Learn to take a break and see where you end up.
      SUPERVISION   
When is it OK to tell a well-meaning lie?
Harvard Business Review
Honesty is always the best policy -- or is it? Recent research uncovers the truth.
      TAXATION-BUSINESS   
Draft W-4 calculations to burden employers
Bloomberg Law
Employers face a significant burden related to the withholding calculations required by the draft 2019 Form W-4. Study up, CPAs. This could be a very big deal!
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A little rain didn't wash away the smiles on these golfers' faces. Nearly 90 golfers helped ensure this inaugural event becomes an annual affair.
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