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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

finance decision areas  of Sarbanes-Oxley still draw finance teams away from activities that support decision making and presumably generate value for customers and shareholders. There are two forces over the last few years that have been pulling in opposite directions, says Laurie Brlas, chief financial officer of Cleveland-Cliffs, Inc., a $1.9 billion mining company in Cleveland, Ohio. I think Sarbanes- Oxley has pushed finance executives to be less strategic and more control focused kind of ‘the cop,' she says. On the

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Best Practices in Creating a Strategic Finance Function


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The Strategic CFO: Success Secrets of High-performing Finance Teams


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IT Investment Decision Making: Getting to "Yes"


Many technology sales cycles get bogged down in the IT department. But while it is unlikely that a sale will get anywhere without IT management buy-in, IT approval is no guarantee of success. Getting a “yes” requires accessing and influencing other decision-makers, especially in the finance department. And along the way, there are plenty of others who can say “no.”

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Successful strategic planning relies on your ability to develop and evaluate alternative strategies to identify the most viable approach. But when the outcomes are dependent on complex systems that are difficult to predict, you might conclude that the unknowns are insurmountable. Avoid making decisions based on intuition—develop models using computer simulation for clearer pictures of the outcomes of your strategies.

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This Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) paper explores the benefits of transitioning from an on-premise financials system to the cloud. The paper reviews research conducted among 800 IMA members regarding their perceived benefits and risks related to moving financials to the cloud, including drivers around total cost of ownership (TCO); anytime, anywhere access; easy upgrades; and business process improvement.

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