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Lessons from a finance system implementation

SweetTree Home Care Services faced a number of key decisions and challenges in upgrading accounting software to accommodate growth. Here’s what it learned. By Sarah Ghosh, FCMA, CGMA In the summer of 2018, SweetTree Home Care Services came to a crossroads. For nearly 15 years, SweetTree had built a successful business providing high-quality care and… Read More Lessons from a finance system implementation

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Good for the planet, suppliers, and balance sheet

Some companies are beginning to invest in supply chain transparency as a strategic move. By Miriam Mannak Unilever announced in 2018 that it would publicly disclose all of its palm oil suppliers and millers, becoming the first multinational consumer goods company to take this step. The aim: making its entire palm oil supply chain more… Read More Good for the planet, suppliers, and balance sheet

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Why a new shipping regulation could matter to you

Fuel regulations from the UN’s International Maritime Organization are set to take effect in 2020 — potentially changing the price of everything. By Andrew Kenney Each spring, icebreaking ships launch into the Great Lakes of North America, clearing the locks and channels that connect the sprawling inland waters. Soon after, a fleet of more than… Read More Why a new shipping regulation could matter to you

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Introducing agile into internal audit

Agile business practices have moved beyond IT to create high-performing teams in other areas. By Oliver Rowe Like many internal functions and most business areas, Nationwide Building Society’s 80-strong internal audit team is always under pressure to do more with less or the same amount of resources, according to Eleanor Taylor. Taylor, a senior manager… Read More Introducing agile into internal audit

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The rise of the gig economy finance professional

By Tim Cooper Companies are embracing a new finance staffing model, which mixes full-time employees with consultants, interims, and temporary workers to meet modern challenges such as digital transformation, according to Robert Half International’s 2019 US Salary Guide. The result is a boom in the market for finance professionals willing to take on specialist or… Read More The rise of the gig economy finance professional

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Boosting the strategic value of your data

Finance departments need to think through their use of data for maximum impact. By Andrea Chipman The advent of big data over the past two decades, along with the broader data revolution, has, in theory, made it easier than ever for corporate finance chiefs to support their financial and business strategies and decision-making processes with… Read More Boosting the strategic value of your data