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Finance Specialists vs. Generalists

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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) | 05-23-2016
Big Data, Data Scientists, Advanced Analytics etc. All buzzwords that companies are trying to turn into gold these days. The potential is certainly there but tapping into it is not easy especially if...
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Finance in the Fast Lane

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Dr. Jens Krueger
Title: Senior Vice President | Head of Lob Fina..
Company: SAP
(Senior Vice President | Head of Lob Fina.. at SAP) | 04-14-2016
We are on the cusp of an information driven corporate finance reformation.   That is an overhaul and restructuring of how financial information is placed "in context"  with...
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CFOs: It is Time to Discover the Art of Human Capital Optimization

Posted by
Ernie Humphrey CTP
Title: Executive Director
Company: The CFO Alliance
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(Executive Director at The CFO Alliance) | 04-12-2016
CFOs need to own optimizing human capital in Finance. How do CFOs, acquire, motivate, and collaborate with HR leaders to offer The Right Talent and Professional Development tools and programs to...
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The Art of Collaborating Across the Enterprise as a CFO

Posted by
Ernie Humphrey CTP
Title: Executive Director
Company: The CFO Alliance
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(Executive Director at The CFO Alliance) | 04-04-2016
CFOs are increasingly being challenged to lead across the enterprise. How does a CFO become a trusted advisor to HR, Marketing and Sales leaders? According to several hundred Finance Leaders in 8...
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The Office of Finance in 2016

Posted by
Robert Kugel
Title: Senior Vice President
Company: Ventana Research
(Senior Vice President at Ventana Research) | 02-14-2016
The imperative to transform the finance department to function in a more strategic, forward-looking and action-oriented fashion has been a consistent theme of practitioners, consultants and business...
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Transforming Tax Departments into Strategic Entities

Posted by
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: Executive Director
Company: The CFO Alliance
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(Executive Director at The CFO Alliance) | 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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