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Internal Control Failures
Finance Focus Industry Trends

The SEC Cracks Down on Internal Control Failures

Scott Shelley on March 19, 2020

Avoiding Internal Control Failures The SEC recently fined company MetLife for Internal Control Failures. For those of you not tuned into finance news, that might not seem particularly fun. And…

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customer-centric CFO
Finance Focus

Rise of Customer-Centric CFOs: Putting the Customer First

Tim Brown on December 2, 2017

Everyone’s heard the phrase “the customer is always right.” Odds are, you’ve used it at least once in your life to explain a situation or to end an argument. In…

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Agile Frameworks
Anywhere Workforce Finance Focus

How CFOs Leverage Agile Frameworks Across the Enterprise

Tim Brown on July 1, 2017

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…

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cyber risk
Finance Focus Industry Trends Technology

How CFOs and CTOs Work Together to Protect Against Cyber Risk

Tim Brown on June 10, 2017

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…

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CFO Investment
Finance Focus Technology

3 Reasons Why CFOs Should Change The Way They Invest

Tim Brown on May 27, 2017

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…

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CFO and CTO Interdependence
Finance Focus Technology

CFO and CTO Interdependence: How These Roles Are More Connected Than Ever

Tim Brown on May 13, 2017

CFO and CTO interdependence. It’s an emerging trend in businesses today, particularly SaaS (Software as a Service) companies. The Finance and Technology functions are working more closely together to achieve…

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business insights
Finance Focus Technology

CFOs Make Wise Financial Decisions Using Business Insights

Tim Brown on April 29, 2017

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…

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Realize cost savings
Finance Focus Technology

Three Ways CFOs Can Realize Cost Savings

Tim Brown on April 11, 2017

A CFO’s job requirements and responsibilities have evolved. They aren’t strictly number crunchers and finance gurus as they were in the past. They’re also strategic architects, trusted advisors to CEOs,…

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Cloud-based Technologies
Finance Focus Technology

Modern CFOs Are Using Mobile and Cloud-based Technologies

Tim Brown on April 8, 2017

Empowering CFOs with Cloud-based Technologies The role of the CFO is changing across every type of business. Over the last two decades, we’ve witnessed the advent of tech that increases…

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