Financial reports for managers should be rolling, not dictated by financial year ends.

Auld Lang Syne is for many the first song heard in the New Year, written in colloquial Scottish by Robbie Burns in 1788 and set to the tune of a traditional folk song. The title may be translated i... More >

  • 2015-01-27 11:17:51
  • David Willcox
  • Financial reports, management accounting, financial year end, accounting trends, forecasting, budgeting

Are you sticking too closely to your comfort zone in Finance? Keep challenging yourself to realize your true potential and career.

Do not fall into the trap of considering your primary area of competence area as a definite limit on your potential. Launch yourself into those activities where you can excel with a bit of effort. ... More >

  • 2015-01-14 11:44:16
  • Daniela Bensi
  • Coaching Innovation, Company Culture, Change Management, Career

Using technology to operate a non-profit like a business, new concept?

Conducting business in the non-profit world can be an extremely rewarding and challenging proposition for the seasoned corporate executive. There is a substantial gap in the utilization of solid bu... More >

  • 2015-01-14 11:32:26
  • Robert Marchello
  • Non-profit, strategy, SaaS, CRM, ERP

How often do you have to deal with systems serving up incomplete and/or inaccurate numbers? Why does Finance have to be the fixer of first resort?

A gargantuan system was once built to be so flexible it could always deliver anything the customer asked. It took years and billions to build by some reputedly very clever people. It was to give th... More >

  • 2015-01-13 15:43:38
  • Mark Spicer
  • Business Cases, Benefits Capture Plans, Phased Funds Release, Governance

Are you taking cash flow for granted?

I’ve written before regarding the critical need for all companies, large and small to manage their working capital (WC). In plant science, we talk about the ‘limiting factor’. You... More >

  • 2015-01-13 15:11:40
  • Judith Sherling
  • Cash Flow, Working Capital

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