The CFO’s Expanding Role – Reality or Delusion?

Am I alone in wondering if the many references and articles concerning the CFO’s emerging role as a “trusted advisor” is more hype than reality? 

Incr... More >

  • 2015-10-02 20:34:35
  • Gary Cokins
  • Accounting, CFO, analytics, activity-based costing (ABC)

FOR Small & Medium Enterprises….WHY GREED IS GOOD………….really!

I won’t bore you with all the stats but the fact is that Small & Medium sized companies are as vulnerable to fraud as any other companies.

Business owners must demonstrate that the... More >

  • 2015-09-16 10:21:34
  • Judith Sherling
  • Best Practice, Cash, Controls

Is your ERP simply a tool or is it part of the overall strategic plan?

Many organizations view the implementation or upgrade of an ERP, CRM, PSA and other SaaS systems as an improvement of tools/resources. The ability to leverage these tools is vital to efficiency and... More >

  • 2015-09-08 11:41:16
  • Robert Marchello
  • ERP, CRM, SaaS, Strategic Planning

What do you do if you have been running without an asset register for 100 years?

A phone company began as a government department, later became a statutory authority and was eventually corporatised. At this point, it became liable for income tax. It obviously had billions of do... More >

  • 2015-09-02 11:44:25
  • Mark Spicer
  • Asset Accounting, Systems Accounting, Transformative Management

5 reasons why technology will create jobs for finance professionals

The role of technology in job destruction and creation has been a source of heated debate since the industrial revolution.  Whether it is farm machinery, telecommunications or transport, rapid... More >

  • 2015-08-28 14:17:05
  • Gary Simon, CEO
  • Modern Finance, CFO, Role of CFO,

Can you make friends with your problems?

When facing problems, we instinctively try to find quick solutions and close the case. We expect the same from others when we turn to them with an issue. We assume that the nature of the problem is... More >

  • 2015-08-21 17:19:04
  • Darek Olak
  • creativity, problem solving, innovation, creative techniques, personal development

What are the three key elements to successfully managing a business transformation? Part 2: the company culture.

What is culture? The definition that most fits with the corporate matters is coming from the Cambridge English Dictionary : culture is, "the way of life, especially the genera... More >

  • 2015-08-18 13:30:53
  • Daniela Bensi
  • Business Transformation, Change Management, Company Culture

CFO Leadership with Business Analytics – Nature or Nurture?

What distinguishes between strong and weak leaders? This also raises the question as to whether leaders are born or can be grown. It is the classic ‘nature versus nurture&rsq... More >

  • 2015-08-09 21:45:47
  • Gary Cokins
  • Accounting, leadership, analytics, communications, critical thinking

Does it make sense to use codes that actually make sense?

Mnemonics may be useful to the crafting of coding structures, but only structures that are likely to make sense over longer periods of time. Mnemonic devices can be employed to help people remember... More >

  • 2015-08-03 13:14:26
  • Mark Spicer
  • Efficiency and Effectiveness, Systems Accounting

What do ‘platforms’ mean to you?

Because of the rapid rate of change in the information technology (IT) industry, it is not unusual to find that a term of reference you once understood (or thought you understood) has morphed into ... More >

  • 2015-07-29 10:34:27
  • Lesley Meall
  • CRM, Digital Platform, ERP,

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