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Financial Leadership in the Digital Age

There is more information available today than in another other age before. It’s overwhelming. Instead of having verbal conversations with one another, there is a room of people on their phones or laptops communicating with other people around the world. We are processing thousands (if not millions) of pieces of information a day. And that’s

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5 Signs It’s Time to Restructure Your Company 

Over the course of my 30+ years of financial experience, I’ve had a number of restructuring transactions. What I have found is that many companies do not know when it’s time to restructure their company. Instead, they wait until it’s too late and it becomes a liquidation event.  Restructuring can mean different things, there are restructuring

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Outsourced Workers: Do You Need More Hats or More People?

Outsourcing is something that has always existed, but has seemed to become the “norm” for most companies. Rightly so, outsourced workers are an easy solution for financial leaders to mitigate costs. The big question we’re asking is: Do You Need More Hats or More People? If you’re looking at outsourcing, the first step is to complete

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Millennials: The Hippies of the 21st Century

Two weeks ago, I posed the question, “Are the millennials the hippies of the 21st century?” in front of 200 CFOs and Controllers. Almost immediately, dozens of hands were popping up in the air to tell about their worst millennial experience. Learn how to recruit star-quality team members that will improve value in your company

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Cloud Computing: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

As I sat in my car, stuck in Houston traffic, I looked around and saw many other people stuck in a similar situation – frustrated, impatient, and banging their heads against the wheel. How easy would it be to never go into work, avoid traffic, and just stay at home or work at a local coffee shop

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A Forward-Thinking Driven Business

We are halfway through 2016 and, as technology rapidly progresses, the expectation for financial leaders to be practicing forward-thinking driven business is growing. It’s easy to fall into a habit of valuing historical data over forward-looking information.  So how can you go from being historically-minded to forward thinking? First things first… Would you drive a car

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Continuous Accounting: The New Age of Accounting

See Also: Reducing Your Cash Conversion Cycle Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) Accounting Principles 1, 2, and 3 Accounting Principles 5, 6, and 7 Continuous Accounting: The New Age of Accounting Continuous Accounting is the new age of accounting. It provides a more efficient way to review financial performance in a real-time automated process, and a trustworthy, repeatable accounting cycle

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More Questions Your Banker Wants Answered…

In a recent post, I talked about a conversation I had with our banker and the three questions she’d most like answers to.  In case you missed it, her questions were… How are you feeling about your business and the local economy? What is the outlook for the rest of the year? What are you

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CFOs – The Architect of Business Value

A while back, I read a study published by Accenture about how the role of the CFO is moving towards driving business growth and managing complexity.  Encouragingly, of the 600+ senior finance executives and 30 CFOs and other senior finance professionals surveyed, 75% say that the CFO’s role in supporting strategic decision making is on the rise. 70% think that the CFO’s influence

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Backup and Recovery Technologies

See Also: How to Evaluate IT Systems How to Choose a Software Dealer Technology Strategy for Small to Medium Sized Companies How to Ensure Redundant Data Communications Links How do You Know When it is Time to Buy New Software Backup and Recovery Technologies Backup and Recovery Technologies are complete solutions designed to reduce any

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Technology Strategy

See Also: Technology Assessment Criteria How to Evaluate IT Systems Backup and Recovery Solutions How do You Know When it is Time to Buy New Software How to Respond to an Imminent Disaster Threat Technology Strategy for Small to Medium Sized Companies There are several components to developing a technology strategy for small to medium

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Technology Assessment Criteria

See Also: How to Evaluate IT Systems How to Ensure Redundant Data Communications Links Choosing New Software How to Respond to an Imminent Disaster Threat How to Choose a Software Dealer Technology Assessment Criteria Does your business need a technology health check? How is your company’s technology health? Is your company using technology to its

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