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FASB Offers Relief to Private Companies Issuing Stock Options with Service and Performance Conditions

Now private companies can use the simplified method to estimate the expected term of stock option awards with service or probable performance conditions.

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Five Questions to Ask about Your Option Exchange Program

Falling stock price leaving too many with underwater options? Answer these five accounting questions to decide if an option exchange is right for your firm.

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Spin-Offs: Equity Compensation Accounting Challenges

Spin-offs are booming as shareholders challenge companies to justify their size and show synergy among divisions and product lines. But when you spin out an entity, what happens to equity awards?

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Highlights from the 22nd Annual NASPP Conference

Equity Methods reports back from the 2014 NASPP conference, where we heard plenty of insights, surprises, and new twists on old issues with equity compensation.

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Five Essentials for Stock Option Valuation

Valuations can be tricky for stock options. Here are some best practices for modeling stock options so that valuations are neither over- nor understated.

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Equity Methods a Leader Once Again in the 2014 Group Five Stock Plan Administration Benchmarking Study

Our client satisfaction rate and loyalty score are #1 among financial accounting and reporting service providers, according to this independent survey.

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Finance’s Critical Role in Incentive Design

The finance function’s analytical tools and quant mindset are an under-appreciated resource for pulling together incentive compensation plans.

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TSR Performance Tracking: Managing the Peer List

As relative total shareholder return (“Relative TSR”) awards have become widespread and increasingly elaborate, compensation, HR, finance, and accounting professionals face major challenges in accurately tracking and communicating the performance…

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Eight Equity Plan Conditions That Create Tricky Financial Reporting

Compensation professionals are becoming more creative with award design, which translates into a variety of reporting challenges. Here are some of the most common ones we’ve seen.

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Four Accounting Challenges US-Based Multinationals Face with IFRS 2

Most multinational US-based firms probably have foreign subsidiaries currently complying with IFRS, raising specific issues with valuation and reporting.