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11 Awesome Blogs Every Financial Professional Should Follow

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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
Title: CTP, Experienced Financial Professional
Company: 360 Thought Leadership
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(CTP, Experienced Financial Professional at 360 Thought Leadership ) | 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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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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