Can PCAOB Fair-Value Guidance Calm Jittery Auditors?
Boards to Execs: You're Not Worth It

As the Challenges Facing Executives Grow, their Compensation Shrinks

"Last month, Jan Hommen made a "moral appeal" to senior staff at his firm to pay back the bonuses they received a few weeks earlier, such was the public anger about payouts at ING, the Dutch bank that’s been propped up by a government bailout. The tipping point, it turns out,was a 100,000-share award—worth up to €1.3m—to incoming CFO, Patrick Flynn. It was difficult for Hommen, ING’s supervisory board chairman,to justify this and previous payouts amid widespread scorn..."
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Source: CFO