Last week I spent three days on the Gold Coast at the 2015 CFO Summit. It’s an intense round of presentations and education and I wasn’t alone in getting my thinking reframed.
It can be a little daunting and even occasionally frustrating trying to understand the licensing structure for an on-premise QlikView software deployment. Here is a brief, high level overview to help get you started at least.
Most finance teams engage in a regular and elaborate dance known as the period close. This involves the synchronisation of many steps to consolidate, validate and report financial data across the enterprise. The smart CFO strives for a faster and smoother close.
In my previous blog I discussed the four critical components needed to develop effective business forecasting and planning. When it comes to these components, and how effectively organisations are using these, I have seen three consistent scenarios within organisations.
How good would it be if, from a business and finance perspective, you were able plan with greater confidence?
Clean data is good data. There is no doubt about that. Every executive worth their salt knows better decisions stem from accurate and timely information. When information isn’t current, relevant and precise then the decisions arising are either lucky or bad.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) scheme is here and it is rolling out in pilots across early adopter community services organisations. The NDIS introduces patient-based revenue model has implications for your performance management.
The role of the finance department and, in particular, the CFO is changing fast. Against a backdrop of rapidly evolving technology, business leaders are expecting more from their finance executives.
In a recent gathering of CFOs one brave individual shared their pain. It was a familiar theme I have seen played out many times. The issue they faced was the relentless number of requests for a business forecast.
As the tsunami of “digital transformation” crashes over the world how does a CFO harness and channel it into the boardroom? How does a CFO develop a digital mindset?