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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
(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
(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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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: Function Form Staging & Design
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(CFO at Function Form Staging & Design) | 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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