Many in the C-suite do not want to take responsibility of data security, writes Joel Brenner, former inspector general of the National Security Agency. Don't believe him? Knock on a few doors and ask whether the executive is in charge of data security. The answer often is no. A larger problem is that data security needs to be a holistic, companywide endeavor, not limited to one department, Brenner says.
CFOs find it difficult to recruit finance staff and executives in emerging markets. Much of the problem is that such markets are growing so quickly that local offices are in continual expansion -- and hiring -- mode.
The average annual salary for management accountants increased by $3,624, or 3.3%, last year compared with 2011, to $112,625, according to the Institute of Management Accountants. Professionals with certifications, advanced degrees and more experience drove the increase.