Blogs - Finance

The battle for skills: how to attract the best talent to finance jobs

Posted by
Roxanne Abercrombie
Title: PR, Social and Content Executive
Company: Uniting Ambition
(PR, Social and Content Executive at Uniting Ambition) | 02-26-2015
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 commercial companies to...
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Research Agenda: The Office of Finance in 2015

Posted by
Robert Kugel
Title: Senior Vice President
Company: Ventana Research
(Senior Vice President at Ventana Research) | 02-03-2015
Last year Ventana Research released our Office of Finance benchmark research. One of the objectives of the project was to assess organizations’ progress in achieving “finance...
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Make Automating the Office of Finance and Accounting a Priority

Posted by
Robert Kugel
Title: Senior Vice President
Company: Ventana Research
(Senior Vice President at Ventana Research) | 01-27-2015
Our recent Office of Finance benchmark research demonstrates the importance of using automation to execute finance department functions. Information technology systems do at least two things...
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Predicting the S&P and Voodoo Quantation -- a Post-Mortem

Posted by
Randall Bolten
Title: CEO
Company: Lucidity
(CEO at Lucidity) | 01-05-2015
Happy New Year! In one of my last 2014 posts, I lambasted a particularly silly Yahoo! Finance blog titled “This Signal Has a Perfect Record of Forecasting Year-End Gains,” in which...
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11 Awesome Blogs Every Financial Professional Should Follow

Posted by
Denise Loter-Koch
Title: President/CEO
Company: ebs Associates
(President/CEO at ebs Associates) | 12-18-2014
Taking the occasional break to read news, reviews or even whimsical stories from colleagues can be beneficial to your professional development. Getting insight and ideas into the latest technology,...
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Predicting the S&P: Voodoo Quantation, and Big Data

Posted by
Randall Bolten
Title: CEO
Company: Lucidity
(CEO at Lucidity) | 12-15-2014
I try to be positive. I really do. But yesterday I came across a post that is so ridiculous that I can’t stay silent. The writer observes that in every year since the Chicago Board...
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The Recipe for Success: 6 Ingredients to Keeping it Simple

Posted by
Ernie Humphrey CTP
Title: CFO
Company: Biz Dimensions
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(CFO at Biz Dimensions) | 09-23-2014
I have been developing multiple presentations for live and online classes I will be teaching over the coming months. When I get a bit “frazzled” I look to one slide I am using in multiple...
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7 Common Profit Leaks and Cost Savings Opportunities

Posted by
Richard Rafdahl
Title: President
Company: Cost Reduction Specialists Inc.
(President at Cost Reduction Specialists Inc.) | 09-22-2014
The following are a number of common cost improvement opportunities that I have witnessed when working with my various clients.   This list, by no means, covers all the potential situations...
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Red flags in the finance org: The one simple question every new CFO should ask

Posted by
Salena Oppus
Title: Senior Consultant
Company: RoseRyan Inc.
(Senior Consultant at RoseRyan Inc.) | 09-19-2014
So you just walked through the doors as the new CFO. You’ve already met the key players, you understand your role, and you have a pretty good understanding of the company. Only when you become...
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How Problematic is a Financial Restatement?

Posted by
Regis Quirin
Title: Director of Finance
Company: Gibney Anthony & Flaherty LLP
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(Director of Finance at Gibney Anthony & Flaherty LLP) | 09-15-2014
“On August 12, 2014, the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of Ocwen Financial Corporation, after consultation with Deloitte & Touche LLP, the Company...
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What HR Can Learn From Finance

Posted by
Anders Liu-Lindberg
Title: Regional Finance Business Partner
Company: Maersk Line Northern Europe
(Regional Finance Business Partner at Maersk Line Northern Europe) | 09-07-2014
OK let me start by saying that I work in Finance and have been for my whole career, at least since I graduated, but there was a time when I considered working in HR as well. You can read about my...
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The need for speed: can NoSQL give financial institutions the edge?

Posted by
David Maitland
Title: General Manager EMEA
Company: Couchbase
(General Manager EMEA at Couchbase) | 08-28-2014
In the ultra high-speed world of financial services, a fraction of a second can be a lifetime. Long gone is the outdated view of banks and other financial institutions as dusty old buildings, filled...
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