Magazine for Senior Financial Executives: Bribes and the balance sheet

Bribes and the balance sheet

The risks for corporations of not having a handle on possible foreign corrupt practices, either in their overseas units or companies they might acquire, are growing fast–and need to be managed, reports CFO.com deputy editor David M. Katz. Emboldened by Sarbanes-Oxley, enforcement officials are boosting fines and stepping up their efforts to ferret out bribery payments under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. What’s more, corrupt practices are becoming deal breakers on the M&A front. www.cfo.com/bribes

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