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Top 5 Budgeting & Forecasting Software – Simplify Your Software Selection

Like many business software packages, budgeting and forecasting software reduces the danger of potential human error and facilitates collaboration among departments. Although some of the most important points of the budgeting and forecasting process are the same across industries, some features will appeal more to specific users. You can save weeks of research and costly […]

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Predicting, controlling these costs is rarely easy

Does your Accounting department struggle with T&E expenses? If so, you’re not alone. Travel & Entertainment is the No. 2 most frustrating business expenses companies deal with, based on a recent report from Forrester Research. The top 3: 1. Maintenance (building) costs 2. T&E 3. Attorney fees Why T&E can be such a hassle Here […]

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CEO didn’t heed workers’ warning – now he’s looking at prison time

Execs who ignore employees’ warnings about bad business practices are asking for trouble. Need proof?    Just ask Thomas H. Faria, former CEO of Sheffield Pharmaceuticals, a New England-based manufacturer of toothpastes, anti-itch creams and other products. Back in 2003, Faria took over the business as CEO. More than one employee and even consultants warned […]

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Whose 401(k) plans are the most generous?

Employer-sponsored retirement savings plans are a dime a dozen! To make this list takes a lot more effort and coin.  Research firm BrightScope ranked which employers’ 401(k) plans are “most generous” to employees, based on four factors: whether employees are vested in their plans starting the day they begin working there how much companies contribute […]

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Preparing Audit Ready Financials – Best Practices to Avoid Common Pitfalls

Independent external audits of GAAP financial statements are an inescapable reality for finance professionals. Cloud accounting software helps finance teams mitigate audit-related risks by streamlining and automating the organization of source materials; the documentation of accounting treatments; the calculation and reconciliation of figures; consolidation and close; and, ultimately, the preparation of financial statements. In this […]

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The 5 KPIs that Matter for Professional Services

How will you outperform your competitors? By monitoring the financial metrics that matter. Through years of thorough research, Service Performance Insight has analyzed and identified the profit-centric measures that are highly correlated with financial success in professional services. Download the white paper, “The 5 KPIs that Matter for Professional Services,” to learn:  The importance and […]

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The Essentials of CFO’s

The Essentials of CFO’s, brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your CFO related decisions. The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your finance research:  The Definitive Guide to Sales & Use Tax  Next Generation Risk Management  Fixed Assets Primer  The […]

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Find 10% in Excess Capacity in Your Operations

Many organizations struggle with a lack of understanding around how employees spend their time. What percent is spent in value-added activities, and what percent is spent idle or on activities not directly related to work objectives? Which applications do employees access, when, and for how long? Do the applications correlate with employee roles and assigned […]

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