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The Renewed Finance Function: Extending Performance Management Beyond Finance
The role of the finance team has changed recently, due to increased oversight from regulators, more active investors, and company-specific changes in business

accounts and finance department work flow chart  indus- try completely automated its accounts payable and cash management functions, enabling the company to process thousands of payments every month with just two full-time employees. The company also automated its cash management activities, enabling the finance department to perform reconciliations across its numer- ous banking relationships in just a few hours a day. Because of the automated processes, the company has also reduced its bank fees, lowered its operating costs, and generated higher

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accounts and finance department work flow chart  assets and project accounting Accounts payable and expense reporting Tax Payroll   IS COST ALL THAT MATTERS? Despite more than 10 years of lip service paid to the idea of a strategic finance function ' and the increasing strategic demands on finance ' most companies admit that, while they do want to focus more on decision support and management, they are in reality still spending almost half of their time on transaction processing (see Figure 3). However, some finance organizations have already made Read More

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The State of the Art in Finance


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Bean Counter to Business Leader: 5 Strategies for the CFO


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There’s no magic bullet for compliance success—even the most experienced organizations use a combination of reliable processes and proven technologies to get the job done. But identifying, designing, and executing the right internal controls to meet compliance standards in a large, global company can be arduous and expensive. The systems you use to support compliance efforts must be implemented well. Find out more.

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How Human and Artificial Intelligence Can Work Together in Human Resources


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