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The Case for Continuous Financial Planning after Covid-19

Financial planning has always been vital to businesses in order to make sound, long-term decisions. Companies use forecasting to make critical investments, plan for covenant compliance, and even decide on future mergers...

Operational Finance in the Age of Covid-19: Time to Change the Basics?

Covid-19 has had a hugely disruptive impact on operational finance. The term ‘operational finance’ encapsulates the critical activities associated with order to cash,...

Cloud ERPs: Will Adoption Increase?

There has been a steady increase in adoption of cloud-based enterprise resource planners (ERPs) these past few years, with the global cloud ERP market size expected to reach nearly $38bn by 2024, according to MarketsandMarkets. In a recent survey carried out by...

Transfer Pricing in a Covid-19 era

The outbreak of Covid-19 has resulted in the closure of many sectors of the economy. Governments around the world have had to act fast to support companies and employees through various schemes to attempt to avoid the immediate collapse of many businesses. While...

Get Your Finance Team out of the BI Spiral

Business intelligence (BI) tools are part of the furniture in many organisations, especially when it comes to sharing and visualising data. While BI tools serve many lines of business well and have their obvious merits,...

What does the UK General Election Result Mean for Finance Teams in 2020?

The UK electorate voted for a large Conservative majority on 12 December 2019, but what does that result mean for businesses planning in 2020? The markets reacted...

Using Tech to Stay Agile

Chief Financial Officers and finance teams are no longer the ‘folks who do the figures’. Advances in technology and changing expectations from other business areas mean their roles are now shaped by data’s function in a business – and finance teams can now...

Top 4 AI predictions for finance departments

I know what you must be thinking. How does artificial intelligence (AI) fit into the daily number crunch? First of all, AI is a very broad term. But it often includes – and works alongside – the...

Tech Supports Business in Brexit Crisis

The stresses of Brexit on international businesses are not insurmountable, but the lack of clarity coming out of Westminster is causing huge unrest within the business community. The only thing that’s certain is...

Gender Pay Gap Reporting: What Needs To Change?

The remit of modern finance teams is now expanding into the diversity and inclusion (D&I) space, with gender pay gap reporting. What can treasurers do to get on top of this rising trend? Having introduced gender...