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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

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How to supercharge finance model templates

Br Ian Bennett FCA Templates can save time and be very useful, but only if they are developed correctly. Check out some expert tips here. We’ve all done something difficult once and found it a useful experience, but one we wouldn’t want to repeat. In financial modelling, this might push us to develop a template… Read More How to supercharge finance model templates

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Earnings Per Share as a Measure of Financial Performance: Do we interpret it appropriately?

By Johannes de Wet Pundits in the know and other users of financial statements perhaps not that well informed have been touting earnings per share (EPS) as the holy grail of financial performance for a very long time. The requirement for companies in the United States to report earnings every three months has aptly been labelled… Read More Earnings Per Share as a Measure of Financial Performance: Do we interpret it appropriately?

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Is Business Process Outsourcing The Way To Go In Business?

By Johann Kunz Finance and accounting play an important role in business by supporting core revenue generating activities across the span of any business. As a business grows or changes over time, its requirements for the finance and accounting functions may change due to a number of reasons. In some instances these functions can become… Read More Is Business Process Outsourcing The Way To Go In Business?

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10 Steps to successfully upgrade to Oracle’s eBusiness Release 12

NI Water recently became the first organisation in Ireland to successfully upgrade to Oracle’s eBusiness Release 12. Alan Stewart, Colin McGuckin and Keith Scott explain the ten key steps organisations contemplating a similar upgrade should consider. Oracle 11i e-Business Suite extended support ceases in November 2013. With only a year to the deadline, users of… Read More 10 Steps to successfully upgrade to Oracle’s eBusiness Release 12

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FINANCE FUNCTION: IS BEST PRACTICE WISHFUL THINKING?

By Richard Young Forget silver bullets and focus on a finance framework that delivers for you. First the bad news. Finance directors and CFOs hoping that the latest whizz-bang technology or management consultant’s wheeze will transform their finance function overnight can forget it. In the words of a new ICAEW report, The Finance Function: A… Read More FINANCE FUNCTION: IS BEST PRACTICE WISHFUL THINKING?