Five Things You Should Read

September 13, 2017

There are limits to “accountant-client privilege”, finding (and staying on) a career path and activist investors target bigger game.

DowDuPont Revises Breakup Plan Opposed by Activist Investors

New York Times Dealbook

The decision is the latest response by a big company to activist shareholders who have taken on ever-larger targets in recent years

What I Learned from Being Fired

CFO

How Robert Falzon ultimately turned an early career termination into a CFO role at Prudential Financial.

Exxon Must Disclose Accounting Details in N.Y. Climate Probe

Bloomberg

Exxon's use of "accountant-client privilege" to avoid handing over audit documents was dealt a final blow by New York’s top court.

A Former Facebook Exec Asks Herself the Same Question at the End of Every Day to Keep Her Career on Track

Business Insider

While a "career path" sounds clear, it can be anything but.

SEC Chief Accountant to ICOs: Don't Skimp on Financial Reporting

CoinDesk

The SEC's chief accountant is cautioning businesses involved with initial coin offerings (ICOs) to be mindful of their financial reporting obligations.