Equity Methods Tops Client Satisfaction Ratings in Stock Compensation Reporting for Four Consecutive Years
Group Five’s stock plan administration benchmarking report for 2017 is complete. And for the fourth year in a row, Equity Methods tops the list in client satisfaction.
On September 21, 2017, the SEC released additional pay ratio guidance. The new guidance primarily reiterates and clarifies flexibility that the rule already allowed, with one substantial update. In this blog post, we go over the highlights of the interpretive guidance and updates to the Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations, and we discuss the ideas posed in the Department of Corporate Finance guidance regarding statistical sampling.
Weighing in at a whopping 294 pages, the CEO pay ratio rule is a mix of general principles and explicit guidance that leaves no shortage of questions. In this booklet, we share some of the common questions that have come up and offer insights that may prove relevant in the course of your preparation.
On May 10, Bloomberg BNA asked Takis Makridis about some new guidance that the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) had just issued. The guidance, Accounting Standards Update No. 2017-09 (ASU 2017-09), is intended to clarify when changes to share-based payment awards must be accounted for as modifications. Does ASU 2017-09 succeed?
We recently spoke with Reuters about the role of non-GAAP adjustments in incentive plan design, which has grown in controversy in the wake of the SEC’s May 2016 CDIs. Here’s a link to the Reuters article and the 10 considerations we suggest keeping in mind as this topic remains sensitive.
In this sequel to “Compensation Moneyball, Part II: The Simulation of Performance Targets,” we incorporate analyst expectations into the performance award goal setting process.
Are you involved in stock-based compensation accounting for your organization? We want to hear from you! Share your insights on team structure, budgeting and forecasting, ASU 2016-09 readiness, cost allocation, recharging, IFRS, and more.
Compensation professionals are invited to take this one-of-a-kind survey covering how organizations reach key decisions to achieve their executive pay objectives. Topics include: staffing, internal decision-making protocols, views toward metric selection and goal-setting, and proxy preparation.
According to revised guidance issued by the FASB, the portion of value change due to changes in credit risk will now be classified in other comprehensive income (OCI). This blog post will help you to understand how this new standard will affect reporting.