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career resources guide

Proformative's guide to resources for advancing your career.

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An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution is widely used as a business management tool that includes all facets of the business from accounting and budgeting, to operations, supply chain and manufacturing, through sales and marketing. It integrates all data and processes... more >

As federal and state governments turn their attention to capturing more revenue from Internet sales tax, many ecommerce businesses are finding themselves under increasing scrutiny. This paper from Avalara will help you understand and be prepared for some of the basic... more >

ERP Selection Guide

Benefit from the in-depth experience of Proformative’s community of senior corporate finance professionals. Gain top-level insights into ERP selection and... more >

A new study from Saugatuck Technology shows that 51% of finance and IT executives feel their existing systems limit their ability to reach strategic goals. The culprits? No flexibility, siloed systems, poor access to information, and the high cost of maintenance. 33% of these... more >

The financial system you are running today can likely trace its heritage back to the ‘80s and ‘90s. Since then, the needs of finance organizations have changed dramatically, but financial systems have failed to adapt at the core. This whitepaper discusses how today’s finance... more >

Two of the hottest topics in technology discussions today are “big data,” enormous volumes of structured and unstructured data that is being generated, and “analytics,” how to leverage that data for business intelligence. These topics are also a source of confusion for... more >

Get the latest research from a leading technology analyst firm and enhance your FPM evaluation today.

The report states that “Cloud computing is gaining increasing acceptance from finance professionals because it offers faster time-to-value and lower costs compared to... more >

To assess the state of risk management following the financial crisis, The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) conducted a survey sponsored by Protiviti of 350 senior-level executives at financial institutions across the globe.

Key takeaways are:

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How do you determine what business records need to be kept and for how long they should be kept? What are the penalties for not properly saving the necessary documentation? As a finance executive, you have to be able to quickly and accurately decide what to keep, where to... more >

If your company is currently seeking or considering venture capital funding, download this informative whitepaper, full of helpful advice and best-practices.

Topics covered include:

  • Is VC right for me? Understanding how your business goals impact the... more >
  • Anxious to take advantage of the benefits of cloud financials but concerned about the ability to customize the software to meet your unique needs?

    Stop wondering and get the facts from someone who specializes in cloud technology!

    In this whitepaper “Cloud... more >

    Don’t Lose Money to Process Errors, Fraud and Inefficiencies. Protect your Organization’s Bottom Line by Stopping Cash Leakage. If you’re like most organizations, you can’t afford to slow down your business to enforce controls more comprehensively. And while the majority of... more >

    Many enterprises must contend with fragmented systems and processes. Rapid growth through mergers and acquisitions has increased the number of organizations with disparate systems and business units. Fragmented systems and processes not only obstruct decision-making and... more >

    In 2010, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act gave shareholders a non-binding vote on executive compensation – the so-called “say-on-pay” provision – representing a significant extension of traditional corporate governance. Investors are now demanding... more >

    Financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting are three critical processes to define goals and serve as the roadmap to achieve these goals. These processes can be extremely detailed and time consuming, causing some employees to perceive them as barriers to productivity.... more >

    Learn about the choices for improving cash flow management, reporting, analysis and planning, and how better cash flow capabilities will help you outperform your competition.

    This informative report will help you measure the impact of automated access to dynamic,... more >

    A step-by-step approach to integrating Governance, Risk Management and Compliance processes to deliver transformational value.

    Data-Driven GRC represents a consolidation of methodologies, both functional and technological, that dramatically enhance the opportunity to... more >

    Does your organization have systems in place to highlight red-flags for potential FCPA or U.K. Bribery Act violations? Failure to demonstrate a sound anti-bribery compliance program could be disastrous to your organization. But getting started is not as difficult as you may... more >

    There's an ocean of information out there about risk and how internal audit departments are in a unique position to help business leaders comprehend and navigate higher-level risks. Your organization may or may not have formalized processes around risk management – or maybe... more >

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