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5 Ways For Finance Professionals To Seize The Day In 2016

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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) | 01-16-2016
A new year comes with new opportunities and if you’re a finance professional this is no different. For some people, a year is just a switch from one day to the next or an artificial...
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Are CFOs invisible?

Posted by
Jenny Okonkwo
Title: President and Founder
Company: Transform Consulting
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(President and Founder at Transform Consulting) | 01-05-2016
We are not the only professionals whose important work goes largely unnoticed. According to the research behind his new book, David Zweig argues that 'Invisibles' share three common...
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The business lifecycle and finance: Starting out without flaming out

Posted by
Stephen Ambler
Title: Director of Service & Delivery
Company: RoseRyan
(Director of Service & Delivery at RoseRyan) | 12-11-2015
“Business, much like life, is not a movie and not everyone gets to have a storybook ending.” Those were the farewell words of Gigaom founder Om Malik after the San Francisco tech website...
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Continuous Accounting Enables a Strategic Finance Department

Posted by
Robert Kugel
Title: Senior Vice President
Company: Ventana Research
(Senior Vice President at Ventana Research) | 10-29-2015
Many senior finance executives say they want their department to play a more strategic role in the management and operations of their company. They want Finance to shift its focus from processing...
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Predicting Your Company’s Financial Health with Balance Sheet Forecasting

Posted by
Alan Hart
Title: Consultant
Company: Pacific Shine Group
(Consultant at Pacific Shine Group) | 07-20-2015
In the past many financial professionals were reluctant to conduct balance sheet forecasting. The process was tedious and time consuming – especially if relying on spreadsheets – and...
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Recruiting – Square pegs and round holes (or visa versa) are not equal

Posted by
Wayne Spivak
Title: President & CFO
Company: SBAConsulting.com
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(President & CFO at SBAConsulting.com) | 07-06-2015
I just went several rounds with a potential client.  After talking with four people, two at the corporate level, two at the national/subsidiary level, they all voiced similar issues; some more...
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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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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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Why Accountants Are A Threatened Species

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) | 06-13-2015
First of all I have nothing against accountants and once or twice I have been called one myself. However, in today’s business environment and with the current trends in Finance as described in...
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Trusted Advisor is About the Work, Not the Title

Posted by
Joanie Mann
Title: Principal Consultant
Company: Cooper Mann Consulting
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(Principal Consultant at Cooper Mann Consulting) | 06-05-2015
Trusted Advisor is About the Work, Not the Title Many accounting professionals believe they are THE trusted advisor the client comes to for advice and guidance on business financial matters. ...
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Relationship Building with Auditors: It is Well Worth Your Time

Posted by
Ernie Humphrey CTP
Title: CFO
Company: Function Form Staging & Design
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(CFO at Function Form Staging & Design) | 04-22-2015
In an audit relationship a two-way street of learning can make the audit process much less painful for both parties. Conversations among practitioners often consist of complaining about how auditors...
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Top 5 Things All Successful Business Owners Do Regularly

Posted by
Doug Sleeter
Title: President
Company: The Sleeter Group, Inc.
(President at The Sleeter Group, Inc.) | 02-23-2015
Running a successful business is no easy feat. Planning and projecting will only get you so far, and after a while, you’ll need to grow, learn and adapt in order to achieve continued success....
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