XBRL Formula: Start Your Engines

It’s a hard road, taking standards forward, but also a rewarding and ultimately positive one. This is a call for your help. The XBRL Formula Working Group has been working hard on a tightly related set of specifications that allow for the definition and creation...

Fast close

Late last year I spent some time with Gary Simon, previously a Deloitte partner of 17 years standing and now the Group Publisher at FSN. Gary is the ultimate insider’s expert in the financial reporting and consolidation game and now he has written a book about...

Please make Tony Fragnito very welcome

It’s a very real pleasure to welcome Tony Fragnito to the XBRL consortium. Tony started in his new role as CEO on Monday, although he attended the international conference last month where he was introduced to the deep end of the pool. Tony brings a formidable...

Beer from Munich

A month has passed since the Munich XBRL conference and for some reason the slides have not yet been posted. I’ve had a few requests for my talks, so here they are. Michael Ohata and I gave a joint talk about XBRL International, with my section on the background...