Accounting & Tax
Credit & Capital
Risk & Compliance
Metric of the Month: Shared Services
The best-performing shared services centers (SSCs) accomplish more work with fewer employees.
Metric of the Month: Cycle Time for Monthly Close
There’s one big factor that’s key to shaving time off of this monthly process: good quality data.
A Fresh Approach to Business Strategies
McKinsey consultants calculate the probability that specific strategies will achieve big success.
Metric of the Month: Finance Function Cost
CFOs should decide how to balance their focus on the cost of the finance function versus its strategic value.
Metric of the Month: Annual Budget Cycle Times
How long will your budgeting process take this year?
Six Ways to Reduce Days Sales Outstanding
Years of low interest rates and easy credit have allowed companies to take their eye off the ball when it comes to managing days sales outstanding.
Sustainability Is a Key to Future Competitiveness
Profits and growth are only two legs of a three-legged stool, with sustainability just as important: Accenture study.
CFOs Pump Out Free Cash Flow
But big, public, non-financial companies are generating cash partly by cutting capex, study finds.
Budgeting & Planning
Metric of the Month: Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting Costs
The metric is closely tied to the intense demands being placed on finance teams to drive effective organizational decision-making.
Metric of the Month: Cost to Run the Finance Function
Too many finance organizations are blowing their budgets to pay armies of people to do low-level work inefficiently.
The Crowdsourcing of Earnings Estimates
The surge of available estimates could make it easier for CFOs to raise capital for their companies, a scholar says.
Company With the Best Reputation: Amazon
At the bottom of the list, Wells Fargo pays the price. Overall, it's tricky for a company to decide how to engage with consumers to boost its reputation.
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