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  • Ticket to retention: More paid time off

    Organizations are worried about succession challenges and their ability to attract and retain top talent – a scenario that, if not addressed, could limit their ability to achieve operational targets.
  • 5 Ways CFOs Can Enable High Performance

    During the past seven years of intense volatility, many companies called on the CFO to take on an expanded role. It was one that looked beyond pure finance, accounting, and compliance and accepted a new level of responsibility for strategic planning, business transformation, and evaluating and prioritizing company investments.
  • Many CFOs Predict Good Things When They Empower Their Employees

    Control freaks: It’s time to give up control. Or, so says a new survey conducted by Robert Half Management Resources of 2,100 CFOs, which reveals that 32 percent of the CFOs surveyed said they would be more productive if they empowered their employees.
  • The CFO Has to Be a Jack-of-All-Trades — and Master of Them, Too

    How should up-and-coming CFOs regard their role in the corporate hierarchy? They might do well to think of themselves as “the voice of reason.” There were many comments about the shifting role of the CFO at the recent World Congress of Accountants 2014. But to me, none rang truer than the quote above, expressed by Carol Calandra, CFO, Global Markets, EY Global.
  • Top 10 Tax and Accounting Mistakes Cost Companies Billions

    With tax season officially underway, many corporate tax and accounting departments are busily preparing for the looming March deadline. Each year, however, tax and accounting mistakes end up costing U.S. businesses billions. In 2013 alone, U.S. businesses accumulated nearly $7 billion in IRS civil penalties stemming incorrectly reporting business income and employment values.
  • 3 ways to improve the quality of management information

    Management information is in need of an overhaul, according to a finance benchmark survey conducted by Deloitte. Just 40% of the 216 organizations polled considered the information provided by their finance function to be insightful.
  • How Open Should You Be About Your Company’s Finances?

    You might think keeping financial information under your hat is best for your business, but learning to share could help you and your employees achieve your business goals.
  • The Struggle to Simplify Accounting

    Complexity in accounting is sometimes necessary when the transaction or economic event is complex. Some measurements will always be complex when there is the lack of significant observable data with which to make an estimate.
  • 4 strategic orientations for CFOs

    CFOs are taking on more responsibilities, expanding their roles far beyond making sure the numbers add up. Some oversee human resources or IT or both, and that’s in addition to a growing role as C-suite strategist. Boards are seeking CFOs’ expertise in the areas of risk management and regulation.
  • 4 strategic orientations for CFOs

    CFOs are taking on more responsibilities, expanding their roles far beyond making sure the numbers add up. Some oversee human resources or IT or both, and that’s in addition to a growing role as C-suite strategist. Boards are seeking CFOs’ expertise in the areas of risk management and regulation.

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