2016

Top10Articlesof2016ERP solutions and robotics were among the dominant themes of CFO’s top articles of the past year. Stories that explored the new role of CFOs and their need to expand their expertise beyond the traditional accounting function also garnered clicks from readers in 2016. Topical news items — such as the new overtime pay rules, updated lease accounting standards and incoming president Donald J. Trump’s plans for corporate tax reforms — were also on the list. Below is a countdown to the top 10 articles as we close out 2016.

#10. CEOs to CFOs: We Need More from You

Many finance chiefs fall short in talent management, leveraging technology, and overall helpfulness, their bosses say. Read more.

#9. The End of Accounting?

If Baruch Lev is right, the old models don’t work anymore. Read more.

#8. Trendspotting: ERP in 2016

A prominent consultant discusses some of the top trends and issues in the ERP software arena. Read more.

The Future of Finance Has Arrived

The pace with which finance functions are employing automation and advanced technologies is quickening. Rapidly. A new survey of senior finance executives by Grant Thornton and CFO Research revealed that, for just about every key finance discipline, the use of advanced technologies has increased dramatically in the past 12 months.

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#7. Trump’s Corporate Tax Reforms: What CFOs Need to Know 

While Trump wants to close loopholes, many of them stem from public policy concerns — not “special interests.” Read more.

#6. New FASB Lease Standard Could Inflate Balance Sheets

The standard setter’s updated accounting rule will require recognition of lease assets and liabilities. Read more.

#5. Robots, Robots Everywhere

Rather suddenly, virtual robots are bringing big change to corporate finance processes. Read more.

#4. Aspect Software Files for Bankruptcy to Decrease Debt Load

The call-center software company plans to execute a restructuring that would eliminate $320 million in debt and equitize another $60 million. Read more.

#3. Reaching a Consensus on Management Review Controls 

Management review controls are often subjective, complex to analyze, and harder to audit than other kinds of financial information. Read more.

#2. The Robo-Accountants Are Coming

How professional services firms need to prepare for the robo revolution. Read more.

#1. New Overtime Pay Rules: How to Adjust

Marina company officers fail to escape responsibility for paying delinquent sales taxes. Read more.

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