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Roxanne Abercrombie
Title: PR, Social and Content Executive
Company: Uniting Ambition
(PR, Social and Content Executive at Uniting Ambition)
As perceptions of the finance industry continue to evolve, successful businesses are increasingly aware of the fact that finance capability is a driver of their success rather than a...
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Laresa McIntyre
Title: Vice President Finance
Company: Infinity Sales Group LLC
(Vice President Finance at Infinity Sales Group LLC)
Here are 10 accounts payable best practices in no particular order.  Hopefully your A/P department can put a check beside each of these items.   1. Always pay from original...
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Anders Liu-Lindberg
Title: Regional Finance Business Partner
Company: Maersk Line Northern Europe
(Regional Finance Business Partner at Maersk Line Northern Europe)
In this last post about disruption for now, we will take a look at the CFO's role in a company in terms of defending against, predicting and creating disruption. The old fashioned...
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Robert Kugel
Title: Senior Vice President
Company: Ventana Research
(Senior Vice President at Ventana Research)
In our benchmark research at least half of participants that use spreadsheets to support a business process routinely say that these tools make it difficult for them to do their job....
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Jennifer Duff
Title: Partner
Company: Management Stack, LLC
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(Partner at Management Stack, LLC)
My middle school daughter has a new word: Confuzzled. She is confuzzled by her algebra homework, confuzzled as to why I won’t let her have ice cream before dinner, and confuzzled...
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Jennifer Duff
Title: Partner
Company: Management Stack, LLC
LinkedIn Profile
(Partner at Management Stack, LLC)
Business as usual in the software world is coming to an end. Today's environment is one in which customers want to use a web browser, rather than on-premises software, to meet...
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Doug Sleeter
Title: President
Company: The Sleeter Group, Inc.
(President at The Sleeter Group, Inc.)
Running a successful business is no easy feat. Planning and projecting will only get you so far, and after a while, you’ll need to grow, learn and adapt in order to achieve...
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Doug Sleeter
Title: President
Company: The Sleeter Group, Inc.
(President at The Sleeter Group, Inc.)
From time to time, practitioners ask me my opinion about partnerships – specifically, should they enter into a partnership arrangement with another CPA or accountant? I think...
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Samuel Dergel
Title: Director - Executive Search
Company: Stanton Chase International
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(Director - Executive Search at Stanton Chase International)
Dear CEO, I noticed in the news that the CFO you hired with big fanfare only a couple of months ago has left. Your press release quoted your recently new and currently past Chief...
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kevin bailey
Title: Pres.
Company: Logical Processing Solutions Inc.
(Pres. at Logical Processing Solutions Inc.)
Many business owners are not aware of the changes they will need to make this year regarding how they process credit and debit cards at their place of business. On October 1, 2015, if...
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Roxanne Abercrombie
Title: PR, Social and Content Executive
Company: Uniting Ambition
(PR, Social and Content Executive at Uniting Ambition)
As the economy pulls away from the last grips of the recession, the majority of businesses are targeting expansion in 2015. In this climate of growth, it is important for...
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Regis Quirin
Title: Director of Finance
Company: Gibney Anthony & Flaherty LLP
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(Director of Finance at Gibney Anthony & Flaherty LLP)
Establishing a twelve month budget/business plan and a business continuity plan are still the best ways to prepare a business for the most probable known threats. But what can you...
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Annette Nellen
Title: Professor
Company: San Jose State University
(Professor at San Jose State University)
  A growing number of individuals and businesses own bitcoin or use it for transactions (perhaps with a third party actually handling the bitcoin to cash exchange).  So,...
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Robert Kugel
Title: Senior Vice President
Company: Ventana Research
(Senior Vice President at Ventana Research)
Ventana Research recently released the results of our Next Generation Business Planning benchmark research. Business planning encompasses all of the forward-looking...
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Doug Sleeter
Title: President
Company: The Sleeter Group, Inc.
(President at The Sleeter Group, Inc.)
The alternative lending industry is a hot topic among those involved in finance as well as small business owners seeking working capital. The expensive yet accessible loan products...
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Robert Kugel
Title: Senior Vice President
Company: Ventana Research
(Senior Vice President at Ventana Research)
Recurring revenue is a term applied to business models that involve three types of selling and billing structures: a one-time transaction plus a periodic service charge; subscription-...
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John Olson
Title: Associate
Company: Radius
(Associate at Radius)
By Tony Quintero, Director, Accounting Services When my company, Radius, approached me last summer about helping open a new corporate office in Sao Paulo, Brazil, I was immediately...
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Mary Driscoll
Title: Senior Research Fellow
Company: APQC
(Senior Research Fellow at APQC)
There have been lively discussions recently in various corners about the need for finance to do more in the realm of business analytics. The general sentiment seems to be that finance...
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Paul Sharman
Title: President
Company: Focused Management Inc.
LinkedIn Profile
(President at Focused Management Inc.)
Mastering budgeting, forecasting, and longer term planning has always been an art form. Knowledgeable finance and accounting professionals gather data from sales, operations, and other...
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Randall Bolten
Title: CEO
Company: Lucidity
(CEO at Lucidity)
The other night we were treated to the “Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special,” and near the end we longtime fans of the show received the important news that...
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