Mary C. Driscoll
Metric of the Month: The Cost of General Accounting
Unlike the lower-performing companies, the leaders don’t have paper-clogged workflows and armies of people performing manual tasks.
Metric of the Month: Accounts Payable Process Performance
Nothing destroys relationships with critical vendors like payment delays.
Metric of the Month: The Cost of an Invoice
How much is the accounts-receivable process costing you?
Metric of the Month: Sales Forecast Errors
If finance is wielding blunt forecasting tools, whether for inventory cost or revenue, the whole picture can crack.
Metric of the Month: Audit Control Violations
It’s safe to say that more automation means fewer control violations involving audits.
Metric of the Month: Total Cost of the Finance Function
Very little has changed for many companies in terms of the size of the finance function.
Metric of the Month: Financial Forecasting Speed
It's important to complete forecasts with dispatch, but it's also crucial to expand your inputs beyond the sales pipeline.
Metric of the Month: Internal Audit Staff Size
Does internal audit adequately cover the scope of the audit plan and report findings in a timely way?
Metric of the Month: How Finance People Spend Their Time
Regardless of company size, about half of finance teams’ time is spent on transaction processing.
Metric of the Month: Internal Audit Costs
While not all public companies have an internal audit function, the tide may soon be turning.
Metric of the Month: Travel Reimbursement
When companies fail to reimburse travel and entertainment expenses, it costs them — in more ways than one.