There’s a sea of valuable information in your competitor’s SEC filings. But as anyone who has researched public disclosure can attest, they’re not easy to follow. It’s not just finding the filing you’re looking for, but interpreting the dense, hard to read material is both time consuming and tedious. Surely there are better ways to get after this information…
Stressed out, tired, frustrated – is this how you feel during financial reporting season? Learn 5 quick and simple strategies for surviving your next filing period.
Exploring three key takeaways from PwC and FERF’s 2016 Revenue Recognition survey, this post will help you assess where your company stands as the implementation deadline looms nearer.
Revenue recognition has been one of the hottest topics in the financial reporting and compliance industry for over two years. Now, with 14 months left to implement, a new study shows that 83% of public companies have not started preparing. The time to act is now, and the place to start is here, in this 3-part blog series on the basics of the rev rec standard and tips and tricks for implementation.
Competitive intelligence = business intelligence. It’s been said that good work is never a spontaneous conception, but is the culmination of existing ideas and building on top of them. In this post, discover 3 ways you can learn from your competitors’ filings to create better disclosures.
It’s that time again: Financial reporting season. Of course before you actually start creating a filing, there’s a laundry list of things you must to do to prepare: check your internal controls, gather precedents and consolidate your financials. Read on for specifics on the important role of disclosure research to the financial reporting process and how you can use it to your advantage.
Competitive intelligence and business intelligence are two very broad concepts, and the world of disclosure has traditionally been separate. But where does the hard evidence come from? Financial reports contain the most accurate and telling information about a company. This is what we call disclosure intelligence. What makes for a leading disclosure intelligence strategy as opposed to a lagging one? Let’s explore the difference.
As financial reporting professionals, we frequently ask ourselves how we can be better at what we do. That’s why it’s always a good time to adopt habits that will help us improve, for the benefit of both our organization and ourselves. One way to do this is to take a more individualistic approach to one of the recent overriding industry themes: disclosure effectiveness. One of the simplest ways you can be a more effective cog in your company’s Disclosure Management Cycle is to adopt these 3 simple, yet effective time management tips.
Companies new to disclosure research – also known as public filing search – often ask us: “How will it help me?” Over the years we’ve learned that regardless of industry, having access to a robust and reliable database of publicly filed documents is a game-changer for companies. It places directly in your hands the most relevant information in the least amount of time, making you look like a superstar in front of your bosses and colleagues. Read this article for real-world examples of how disclosure research saves the day.
Last week Certent announced its acquisition of DisclosureNet, a provider of software-as-a-service solutions that improve the quality of external and internal reporting by enabling peer comparisons and analysis, access to accounting standards, and quantitative benchmarking. The acquisition of DisclosureNet further expands Certent’s current financial compliance capabilities which streamline the SEC and SEDAR reporting process, improve productivity, and strengthen controls and collaboration.