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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) | 09-08-2014
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 Long gone is the outdated view of banks and other financial institutions as dusty old buildings, filled...
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The Skills Of A Finance Business Partner

Posted by
Anders Liu-Lindberg
Title: Regional Finance Business Partner
Company: Maersk Line Northern Europe
(Regional Finance Business Partner at Maersk Line Northern Europe) | 08-04-2014
Are you dying to add value to the business you are in, but find that you are having trouble breaking down the barrier between Finance and the business? If so you are not alone as many finance...
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Why We Need Business Partnering Transformation

Posted by
Anders Liu-Lindberg
Title: Regional Finance Business Partner
Company: Maersk Line Northern Europe
(Regional Finance Business Partner at Maersk Line Northern Europe) | 06-22-2014
Over the past 5-10 year roles termed [Function] Business Partner has popped up everywhere especially in the Finance and HR functions. The idea was to bring the support functions closer to the...
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Why an underfunded finance team is risky business

Posted by
Pat Voll
Title: Vice President
Company: RoseRyan
(Vice President at RoseRyan) | 06-09-2014
In a new small company,  the focus — and funds — tend to be on the development side, where the company’s product or service gets fine-tuned for the marketplace. The finance...
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Finance Transformation Should Be All About… People

Posted by
Anders Liu-Lindberg
Title: Regional Finance Business Partner
Company: Maersk Line Northern Europe
(Regional Finance Business Partner at Maersk Line Northern Europe) | 05-27-2014
Did you ever attend a seminar or a webinar about finance transformation? Chances are the headline led you to believe that you were to hear about real examples of how companies transformed their...
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Tough love in finance: how to deliver bad news

Posted by
Theresa Eng
Title: Consultant
Company: RoseRyan
(Consultant at RoseRyan) | 03-05-2014
When you work in finance and accounting, tough conversations go with the territory. At some point, you may have to tell someone their numbers are off, that they need to rethink a corporate strategy...
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Key Skills for Adding Value Part 2: The Client - Stakeholder Management

Posted by
Stuart Bilbrough
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Company: Radius Residential Care Limited
(Chief Financial Officer at Radius Residential Care Limited) | 02-24-2014
INTRODUCTION This is the second of six blogs that look at how to transform a company’s Finance function into an effective business partner and provider of value through training. They drill...
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Five Priorities for the Office of Finance in 2014

Posted by
Robert Kugel
Title: Senior Vice President
Company: Ventana Research
(Senior Vice President at Ventana Research) | 02-20-2014
A core objective of my research practice and agenda is to help the Office of Finance improve its performance by better utilizing information technology. As we kick off 2014, I see five...
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Government Accounting Systems: Where Will We Be in 20 Years?

Posted by
Whitney Vickrey
Title: Chief Service Officer, CPA
Company: GCE
(Chief Service Officer, CPA at GCE) | 01-23-2014
Government accounting systems have evolved drastically over the past few millennia from the abacus to the modern spreadsheet. Technology has put the evolution in hyper drive. In addition, recent...
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