by David Descôteaux From irrational markets to imbalanced budgets, some economic realities just never change. After a decade or so of following current events and writing about the economy, I am convinced that some things will never change. Here are a few observations that may help provide insight into economic news.
By Ken Tysiac and Jack Hagel Finance professionals are taking on strategic duties in addition to traditional reporting and compliance roles, and they’re becoming more influential in their organisations. But they still have an opportunity to make significant improvements, particularly when it comes to the use of forecasts. “[The] increasing speed and complexity of business… Read More How To Better Connect – and Communicate – Planning, Forecasting and Budgeting
By Neil Amato For more than a decade, Tim Quinn, CPA, CGMA, negotiated the tedious, back-and-forth magic of building the annual budget for Northern Quest Resort & Casino. Every year, it was the same time-consuming endeavor: Quinn, the company’s vice president of finance, would send out budget worksheets to 45 department heads. The department heads… Read More HOW COMPANIES CAN MOVE BEYOND TRADITIONAL BUDGETING
By Mark Lloydbottom A survey of 250 UK accounting firms reveals eye-opening results PracticeWEB in the UK recently published a comprehensive report regarding online trends which reveals some interesting insights into how accounting firms are engaged in this area.