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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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Sharing finance knowledge locally

Regional public-sector finance networks are developing across the UK. Their aim: to share knowledge, best practice, and personnel. By Oliver Rowe An initiative within the UK’s public sector to establish regional finance communities that can share best practice and personnel is gaining ground. Its path could provide guidance to others looking to start similar networks,… Read More Sharing finance knowledge locally

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8 key features of Microsoft OneDrive

By J. Carlton Collins, CPA In a recent Technology Q&A item “Syncing Settings and Data on Multiple Windows 10 PCs,” we discussed the process of syncing your Windows 10 computers using OneDrive so that all your computers automatically share the same settings and data files. This month we dive a bit deeper by exploring eight facets… Read More 8 key features of Microsoft OneDrive

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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