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Transforming Tax Departments into Strategic Entities

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Robert Kugel
Title: Senior Vice President
Company: Ventana Research
(Senior Vice President at Ventana Research) | 02-01-2016
The steady march of technology’s ability to handle ever more complicated tasks has been a constant since the beginning of the information age in the 1950s. Initially, computers in business were...
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CFO ≠ CEO

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) | 01-27-2016
As someone who tries to stay close to current trends and developments within the finance function, all chatter in the past years has been around the on-going development, some would...
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5 Ways For Finance Professionals To Seize The Day In 2016

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) | 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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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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Top 10 Productivity Tricks for Finance

Posted by
Ernie Humphrey CTP
Title: CFO
Company: Function Form Staging & Design
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(CFO at Function Form Staging & Design) | 11-05-2015
If you ask finance professionals how they spend their time each day it’s likely many will say "in meetings that do not matter," "answering emails that do not really warrant an...
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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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Financial Analyst vs. Finance Business Partner

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) | 09-21-2015
Over the past two months, I have published a number of posts related to finance business partnering and while the concept is new to some and old news to others there are those that say.  “...
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Is finance an afterthought? The rookie mistake that can doom a startup

Posted by
Ron Siporen
Title: Controller-Consultant
Company: RoseRyan
(Controller-Consultant at RoseRyan) | 09-15-2015
During the initial months and years of a startup, CEOs are faced with the daunting task of building a company from the ground up. There are many issues to address, including product development...
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How To Help Your CFO Transform Finance

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) | 09-13-2015
Successful transformation of a company or any function starts at the top. If senior management is not bought into the transformation then nothing will truly happen. Even if they are bought into it,...
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How Finance Business Partners Improve Company Performance

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) | 09-07-2015
Following my recent series on finance business partnering I was asked to summarize what it is a finance business partner actually does?  I have been writing about what finance business...
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Finance Transformation Requires Strong Leadership

Posted by
Robert Kugel
Title: Senior Vice President
Company: Ventana Research
(Senior Vice President at Ventana Research) | 09-03-2015
The theme of transforming the finance organization is hot again. The term “finance transformation” refers to the longstanding objective of shifting the focus of finance departments from...
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People, Process & Technology in Finance – What is the Right Proportion?

Posted by
Samuel Dergel
Title: Director - Executive Search
Company: Stanton Chase International
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(Director - Executive Search at Stanton Chase International) | 07-23-2015
Mary Driscoll wrote another valuable piece for CFOs for CFO.com. The article cuts to the chase on a subject that many Chief Financial Officers face. CFOs have told me that it is hard to be a...
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