Five Things You Should Read

March 20, 2017

Robots will liberate accountants, not replace them, how to combat fraud, and what to do about a public criticism of your company.

Uber President Jeff Jones Quits After Just Six Months on the Job

Yahoo! News

Ride services company Uber Technologies Inc. has been thrust deeper into turmoil with the departure of company president Jeff Jones, a marketing expert hired to help bolster its reputation.

Robots are Not Accountants

Accounting Today

"Robots" liberate accountants to do what they have longed to do — make sense of the financial data to improve business decisions.

Offices of Volkswagen and Audi Chiefs Searched in Raid, Warrant Says

New York Times (subscription may be required)

The 13-page document portrays a much broader investigation than was previously known.

To Combat Fraud, Check Accounting Policies, Internal Controls

Compliance Week (subscription may be required)

A public company’s best allies are strong accounting policies and well-documented internal controls.

When an Employee or Spokesperson Criticizes Your Company

Harvard Business Review

What should companies do when insiders publicly condemn them?