Modernizing the Accounting Function

Modernizing the Accounting Function

Next time you call an accounting staff person a “bean counter,” know this: You’re WRONG! The term is actually derived from the German word “Erbsenzähler,” which means “pea counter.” In German, it means someone who is overly nitpicky, a perfectionist. Here, it’s a...
Modern Finance: Are You Keeping Up?

Modern Finance: Are You Keeping Up?

“I don’t have a crystal ball” is one of the all-time great cop-outs in life and business. If you’re the CFO of a modern company, though, you better get yourself one. The financial role has changed, especially with regard to treasury management, one of the CFO’s core...
The Power of Cloud in Finance

The Power of Cloud in Finance

Financial management, critical to all companies, itself tends to be an under-examined area of business operations. CFOs want to improve the finance department’s productivity while delivering better quality financial information to the C-suite. Opportunities for...
The Controller and Business Software

The Controller and Business Software

What is the controller’s role in business software usage and procurement? We’ve found this to be a significant question because a lot of otherwise smart people don’t seem to understand either what a controller does or what business software is really all about. First,...