Tim Brown

  • I recently attended the Financial Force Community Live 2017 and Host Analytics World conferences. Both events were great opportunities to connect with other finance and technology thought leaders and discuss trends happening in the industry. Attending these conferences is worthwhile for both customers and those interested in learning about the future of finance leadership. These…

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  • In a recent CFO Corner post, I talked about how the responsibilities of the CFO and CTO are overlapping and we’re finding ourselves working more closely together to achieve similar goals. Then news broke about the WannaCry ransomware attack and it felt relevant to discuss how finance leaders can protect their businesses from cyber threats….

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  • As finance leaders, we’re responsible for uncovering cost savings and increasing efficiency across the business. Finding opportunities to operate more efficiently is a common challenge for CFOs across all types of industries. At Motus, we’re able to find cost savings and optimize cash flow through how we manage our business expenses. One of our primary…

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  • There’s an emerging trend in businesses today, particularly SaaS (Software as a Service) companies, where the Finance and Technology functions are working more closely together to achieve collective goals. I’ve experienced this in my role at Motus – the responsibilities of our Finance and Technology teams are overlapping and we’re depending on each other to…

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  • Finance teams have always been responsible for reporting on the health and performance of their businesses. Historical reporting according to GAAP, however, doesn’t always present the clearest picture of the trajectory or provide the insights for the management team. From the CFO’s perspective, a key challenge is the shift from reconciliation to a greater focus…

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  • To maximize business goals, today’s CFO needs to be a “renaissance man”, as the job requirements have evolved along with the responsibility. CFOs aren’t strictly number crunchers and finance gurus as they were in the past – they’re also strategic architects, trusted advisors to CEOs, and leading communicators in the Boardroom. What hasn’t changed, though, is…

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  • The role of the CFO is changing across every type of business. Over the last two decades, we have witnessed the advent of software-as-service, smartphones and robust mobile networks that increase our ability to interact with business data from nearly any location. This cloud-based, mobile world has pushed the finance function to evolve. The responsibilities…

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