To remain successful and dynamic, FDs need to be resilient to change and have the ability ‘to think outside of the box’ to ensure their organisation's success. This guide considers what key qualities the modern FD needs to not only perform well but to meet the demands of the changing market.
Company: Exchequer | Published: 17 June 2014 | Business Area: Strategy
Has your practice taken the step into cloud-based accountancy? If so, the opportunity of becoming a ‘Virtual Finance Director (FD)’ is now a practical reality. This whitepaper focuses on what makes a virtual FD, why this role is emerging and the opportunities available to add value.
Company: Xero | Published: 19 May 2014 | Business Area: Technology Trends
By making financial reporting relevant to each user, it can be taken to a new level to provide insights into business performance and support achievement of targets and objectives. Designed for FDs, this whitepaper provides in-depth insights into best practice financial reporting methods.
Company: Talentia Software | Published: 25 November 2013 | Business Area: Financial Reporting
In the present climate, investment in business management software can take some justification. Return on investment is at the heart of the business case and this guide for FDs provides a checklist of questions aimed at helping you to quantify the return.
Company: Exchequer | Published: 07 November 2013 | Business Area: Finance and Accounting
Today’s harsh commercial climate has seen businesses flock to social networking sites as they look to promote themselves and optimise results with shrinking budgets. This guide unlocks the secrets of social networking and outlines how FDs can incorporate these tools into their business strategies.
Company: Exchequer | Published: 13 August 2013 | Business Area: Technology Trends
A growing number of FDs are questioning whether their year-end processes are fit for purpose. Sage has polled the UK’s FD community to find out what challenges they face, what obstacles they must overcome, and what techniques they can employ to improve efficiency and cost.
Company: Sage Group Plc | Published: 17 July 2013 | Business Area: Financial Reporting
Advanced Business Solutions in association with Financial Director surveyed over 100 UK finance professionals to find out information about their finance systems. This report includes the results focusing on areas such as typical upgrade costs and obstacles for modifying existing systems.
Company: Advanced Business Solutions | Published: 16 July 2013 | Business Area: Finance and Accounting
In order to cut costs and achieve operational efficiencies, many business managers have curtailed investment around Enterprise Resource Planning systems. This whitepaper analyses a survey of Financial Director readers into ERP usage and studies how cloud computing can drive growth for SMEs.
Company: Claremont | Published: 22 May 2013 | Business Area: IT Planning and Management
As an FD, you're constantly called upon to provide the vital stats needed for decision-making - facts which are used to increase productivity and save money across the business. Access UK provide a free guide for FDs on how to get the best from their accounts system and Finance team.
Company: Access UK | Published: 15 April 2013 | Business Area: Business Intelligence
Risk management is never far from the FD’s mind. This whitepaper sets out to take the pulse of where FDs believe their most pressing risks lie, how they are monitoring them, and what tools they use to mitigate the worst effects.
Company: Lloyds Bank Wholesale Banking & Markets | Published: 17 September 2012 | Business Area: Risk Management
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