As the Senate and House work to resolve differences between their respective bills, a final tax policy could be on the president’s desk before Christmas. Read how we and other industry colleagues are expecting equity to change.
Despite updates from ASU 2016-09, ASC 718 still has a number of gaps in its disclosure guidance. Here are some topics that affect you this 10-K season, which we also tie back to remarks made by SEC Chairman Jay Clayton at the 2017 AICPA Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments.
While CEO pay ratio has dominated discussions in 2017, a much larger emerging issue is pay equity—statistically studying compensation throughout an organization to make sure there are no unexplainable differences linked to gender, race, or ethnicity. Here’s a primer on the topic.
Between our just-completed 2017 Executive Compensation Decision Support Survey and other market polling, we’ve picked up five key insights about how companies are preparing for the upcoming CEO pay ratio disclosure.
In the wake of a controversial Wall Street Journal article on the demise of spreadsheets, we look at how spreadsheets fare in equity compensation and the push toward more predictive modeling and process agility.
As predicted, ISS is broadening their quantitative test to include relative financial metrics. As much as TSR has come under fire as a metric, other metrics can often raise even more issues to manage.
Some companies have recently taken the stance that expense for retirement-eligible employees should be taken during the year before grant. Will this become a trend?
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.
Four of our professionals presented in six sessions at the Annual NASPP Conference in Washington, DC this past October. Topics covered include best practices in stock-based compensation reporting, CEO pay ratio, behavioral biases in goal-setting, and stock ownership.
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.