1503Finance and Accountancy Briefings

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Smarter restructuring in financial services

The UK Financial Services industry is coming under increasing pressure to restructure from a number of different directions, including legislative and regulatory requirements. This paper addresses how to combat these challenges, by aligning their impact with organisations' strategic objectives.

Company: IBM | Published: 01 February 2013 | Business Area: Strategy

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Financial Statement Reporting case study: Spotlight on British Airways

British Airways is one of the world’s largest and longest established international airlines. In response to changing accounting standards and evolving financial reporting requirements, BA needed to overhaul its external reporting processes. This case study examines BA's investment in FSR software... view abstract

Company: IBM | Published: 30 January 2013 | Business Area: Financial Reporting

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Addressing Solvency II reporting requirements

In this whitepaper, IBM looks at how Cognos Financial Reporting (FSR) addresses the Solvency II reporting requirements.

Company: IBM | Published: 11 January 2013 | Business Area: Financial Reporting

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FSR product review: Managing the financial close process

The financial close process, from period-end to filing, is typically disjointed and frequently involves manual intervention. This process places a burden on staff and communications. This article looks at how firms can collaborate on financial consolidations and reduce risk.

Company: IBM | Published: 29 November 2012 | Business Area: Financial Reporting

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XBRL reporting solution: How to solve the challenges of the 'Last Mile' of finance

The adoption of XBRL as the de facto global reporting standard has ushered in a new era in the delivery of statutory reports and filings. Geared towards FDs and CFOs, this paper looks at how to apply technology to solve the challenges of the ‘Last Mile' of finance.

Company: IBM | Published: 26 November 2012 | Business Area: iXBRL

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Managing financial reporting risks: The benefits of automation

Organisations typically face a number of challenges dealing with external financial reports related to data, time, audit process and no common system. This article looks at how CFOs can reduce financial reporting risks by reaping the benefits of automation.

Company: IBM | Published: 23 November 2012 | Business Area: Financial Reporting

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The single most important document: Moving annual reporting into the 21st century

Despite being so important, the process to create the annual report, the 10-K and the 10-Q is still stuck in the Middle Ages. Merging multiple sources of data from separate staff can be problematic. This paper provides advice on how to improve the annual reporting process and avoid costly mistakes.

Company: IBM | Published: 19 November 2012 | Business Area: iXBRL

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How to improve accuracy and reliability in the electronic transmission of enterprise financial data

In a continuing bid to improve transparency and accuracy of financial reporting, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has now mandated that public companies must submit key statutory filings using the XBRL standard. This paper outlines the key benefits for businesses.

Company: IBM | Published: 01 October 2012 | Business Area: Finance and Accounting

How to streamline public sector financial management and reporting

Federal budgeting and reporting professionals go to extraordinary efforts to manually prepare many critical reports and documents with data from fragmented financial systems. This paper outlines how to integrate separate data sources and streamline planning, budgeting and reporting processes.

Company: IBM | Published: 01 October 2012 | Business Area: IT Products and Reviews

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Financial Statement Reporting (FSR): a Liverpool Victoria Case Study

Rapid growth and the need to meet the rapidly changing environment that insurers and asset managers must operate in had a profound impact on Liverpool Victoria's Finance department. Following a review of its processes, LV= implemented the IBM Cognos FSR financial governance solution.

Company: IBM | Published: 11 July 2012 | Business Area: Finance and Accounting

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