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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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What Benefits Do CFOs Gain From Best-In-Class BI Tools?

Posted by
Anonymous
| 12-17-2013
To survive in today’s fast-changing business landscape, companies must develop exceptional skills in financial planning for the future. But constant economic uncertainty is making accurate...
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4 Rules of Thumb for Fiscally Fit Business

Posted by
Joanie Mann
Title: Principal Consultant
Company: Cooper Mann Consulting
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(Principal Consultant at Cooper Mann Consulting) | 12-12-2013
4 Rules of Thumb for Fiscally Fit Business Most folks who start a new business go in to it with a rather naïve belief that a good idea, product, service and/or group of people can be...
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5 Reasons CFOs Should Use Automated Financial Processes

Posted by
Anonymous
| 12-05-2013
Do you struggle with auditing problems, manual errors and redundant data entries? If you’re a CFO and answered “yes,” then it’s probably time to upgrade your organization...
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How To Improve Financial Analysis With Predictive Analytics

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Anonymous
| 12-05-2013
Enthusiasm is growing among Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) who say they now view predictive analytics as a way to improve financial analysis and the bottom line. Predictive analytics uses statistics...
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Wherefore Art Thou Value

Posted by
Stuart Bilbrough
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Company: Radius Residential Care Limited
(Chief Financial Officer at Radius Residential Care Limited) | 11-17-2013
This article/blog follows three that I have written and posted on Proformative that discusses the steps for lifting a Finance function towards “adding value.” This article takes a step...
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CFOs: It’s not just about Finance anymore

Posted by
Samuel Dergel
Title: Director - Executive Search
Company: Stanton Chase International
(Director - Executive Search at Stanton Chase International) | 10-23-2013
What value does the Chief Financial Officer bring to the company they work for? According to recent research by American Express, CFOs around the globe believe they are: Seeing an increase in...
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Closing the Skills Gap in Your Finance Team

Posted by
Stuart Bilbrough
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Company: Radius Residential Care Limited
(Chief Financial Officer at Radius Residential Care Limited) | 10-20-2013
This is the last of three blogs/articles that discuss the changing role of the CFO and their Finance teams. Targeted towards smaller to medium sized organisations, last month’s article ended...
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Getting the Balance Right in your Finance team

Posted by
Stuart Bilbrough
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Company: Radius Residential Care Limited
(Chief Financial Officer at Radius Residential Care Limited) | 10-09-2013
This is the second of three articles/blogs that discuss the changing role of the CFO and their Finance teams within organisations. Targeted towards smaller to medium sized organisations, last month...
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