Financial Close

A chief digital officer paints the picture of a future where finance leaders’ jobs are taken over by cognitive systems. Not so fast! 

When financial leaders attend an industry conference, they’re probably hoping to hear about best practices, new ideas and maybe a little inspiration. Instead, those who flocked to a CFO Summit in New Zealand recently heard that their days might be numbered. Continue reading Automation: CFO Adversary or Ally?

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CFOs and their teams work hard to meet their deadlines today, but priorities will change as they see themselves as extensions of the CEO’s capabilities. 

When you finish the financial close, what happens next? Some finance teams might want to break out the champagne. Others might at least offer each other some celebratory fist-bumps for meeting their deadline. Marty Borcharding, on the other hand, suggests moving onto more important matters. Continue reading What Happens When the Financial Close Becomes A ‘Non Event’

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Keeping up with demand adding automation and workflow in financial consolidations

It always fascinates me to hear how so many successful companies today started in someone’s basement or garage. Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and the Hewlett-Packard duo are world renowned examples. But even taking a simple cupcake business as an example, eventually its success will drive demand and the need for increased manufacturing efficiencies to meet it. Continue reading Consolidation Lessons from the Cupcake Business

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