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Why Modern Finance functions are moving to a Financial Close with a Digital Edge

Financial close management capabilities lag market, regulatory and technology developments. However, technological advances and the advent of cloud platforms, such as Blackline, could help provide a solution. Taking advantage of the maturing cloud can allow business to gain the digital edge.

Company: Black Line | Published: 01 March 2017 | Business Area: Finance and Accounting

How finance connects company functions to drive smarter decision-making

The message is clear: the modern finance function must move faster, sharing insight about what’s happening now, not what happened yesterday. This is Operational Intelligence.Find out benefits of true operational intelligence and steps you need to take to achieve this goal.

Company: Prophix Software | Published: 30 January 2017 | Business Area: Business Software

Marginal Gains - Little victories can win the biggest wars

The first blog in the ‘Marginal Gains’ series introduces the marginal gains philosophy: a globally recognised business strategy that has transcended industries and powered some of the biggest British success stories of all time.

Company: IRIS | Published: 08 August 2016 | Business Area: Strategy

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Finance: The new ‘champion’ for applied analytics

The modern finance organisation will play two key roles in the future that of a business partner and a business leader –which requires a higher level of proactive thinking and business skills than the partner stage. This Ovum paper looks at the key changes to hit finance thinking in 2016 and beyond... view abstract

Company: Oracle | Published: 26 July 2016 | Business Area: Financial Management

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Modernising your finance using Gartner

How can Gartner’s Corporate Performance Management (CPM) model, plus some personal insights, help to improve your finance department? Here is a story...Working in finance, I spent too many evenings and weekends working on traditional finance functions: aggregating, checking and fixing historic data... view abstract

Company: Prophix Software | Published: 20 June 2016 | Business Area: Financial Management

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How Technology Helps Bridge that Talent Gap

If you work in an under-staffed finance department, you might be skipping from one task to another – always putting out fires. In real life, when there are too few firefighters, buildings burn down. The effect of the shortage of skilled management accountants is less visible, but still very serious... view abstract

Company: Infor | Published: 04 April 2016 | Business Area: Accountancy

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Future finance: the heart of tomorrow's business: part 2

This paper offers some practical steps. We call it a ‘roadmap’ because the transition to a truly modern finance function is without doubt a journey, and the destination for that journey may change en route. What you learn as the organisation develops will undoubtedly influence how you select and prioritise... view abstract

Company: Prophix Software | Published: 16 December 2015 | Business Area: Financial Management

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Expenses – Simplified

Employee expenses on spreadsheets can be a hassle for both claimant and finance. Watch this quick 2-minute video to see how you can automate the process and ensure claims are accurate, VAT is correctly calculated and human error is eradicated – saving time for all parties.

Company: Concur | Published: 14 October 2015 | Business Area: Financial Management

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The view from HMRC’s solicitor’s office

HMRC takes a great pride in its 80% success rate in tax avoidance cases before the tribunals and courts. Here, HMRC's general counsel and solicitor Gill Aitken talks about HMRC's approach to tax litigation in an exclusive Q&A with Tax Journal. Download your copy to read more.

Company: Tolley | Published: 17 September 2015 | Business Area: Tax

Rating: 9 people found this useful

From Scorekeepers to Business Partners

This essay is part of a series, Controllers’ Corner: Two-Minute Essays on Financial Management and Control, which asks industry thought leaders for their opinions on critical issues facing today’s finance organisations.

Company: IBM | Published: 15 September 2015 | Business Area: Corporate Finance

Rating: 8 people found this useful

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