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Finance Transformation Requires Strong Leadership

Posted by
Robert Kugel
Title: Senior Vice President
Company: Ventana Research
(Senior Vice President at Ventana Research) | 09-03-2015
The theme of transforming the finance organization is hot again. The term “finance transformation” refers to the longstanding objective of shifting the focus of finance departments from...
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People, Process & Technology in Finance – What is the Right Proportion?

Posted by
Samuel Dergel
Title: Director - Executive Search
Company: Stanton Chase International
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(Director - Executive Search at Stanton Chase International) | 07-23-2015
Mary Driscoll wrote another valuable piece for CFOs for CFO.com. The article cuts to the chase on a subject that many Chief Financial Officers face. CFOs have told me that it is hard to be a...
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You’re A Finance Business Partner, Now What?

Posted by
Anders Liu-Lindberg
Title: Regional Finance Business Partner
Company: Maersk Line Northern Europe
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(Regional Finance Business Partner at Maersk Line Northern Europe) | 07-05-2015
I’ve been talking a lot about why finance business partners are the new black in Finance lately. Every transformation effort in the finance function is aimed at empowering these guys and gals...
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What Finance Business Partnering Really Is

Posted by
Anders Liu-Lindberg
Title: Regional Finance Business Partner
Company: Maersk Line Northern Europe
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(Regional Finance Business Partner at Maersk Line Northern Europe) | 06-27-2015
If there is one thing you hear from your finance team these days it is that they want to partner with you to create results and add more value to the company. All finance functions with respect for...
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How Finance Can Become An Analytics Powerhouse

Posted by
Anders Liu-Lindberg
Title: Regional Finance Business Partner
Company: Maersk Line Northern Europe
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(Regional Finance Business Partner at Maersk Line Northern Europe) | 06-20-2015
The Finance function is undergoing a rapid change like everything else in business. In order to maintain its relevance, not only as a stand-alone function, but also as a part of the business it...
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How Finance Can Help When Business Is Bad

Posted by
Anders Liu-Lindberg
Title: Regional Finance Business Partner
Company: Maersk Line Northern Europe
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(Regional Finance Business Partner at Maersk Line Northern Europe) | 04-27-2015
Let’s be honest, when you think of your finance function you still see them as the naysayers, the ones that sit in the corner and try not to disturb the business and only raises their voice...
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Introducing The Finance Transformation Nine Box

Posted by
Anders Liu-Lindberg
Title: Regional Finance Business Partner
Company: Maersk Line Northern Europe
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(Regional Finance Business Partner at Maersk Line Northern Europe) | 03-23-2015
Every company is filled with transformation projects in all areas as they continue adapt to competition, changing demands and a rapidly developing world. However more than any department you will...
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Thought Leadership: Myth or Reality

Posted by
Ernie Humphrey CTP
Title: CFO
Company: Function Form Staging & Design
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(CFO at Function Form Staging & Design) | 03-13-2015
I have been preaching about the value of thought leadership in the realm of corporate finance to anyone who would listen to me for over 10 years now. I am thrilled to see that the term “thought...
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Why should newly qualified ACAs target finance jobs in high growth businesses for their fi

Posted by
Roxanne Abercrombie
Title: PR, Social and Content Executive
Company: Uniting Ambition
(PR, Social and Content Executive at Uniting Ambition) | 03-05-2015
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 result of it....
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Disruption And The 5 Types Of CFOs

Posted by
Anders Liu-Lindberg
Title: Regional Finance Business Partner
Company: Maersk Line Northern Europe
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(Regional Finance Business Partner at Maersk Line Northern Europe) | 03-02-2015
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 CFO Starting...
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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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