The Top Accounting Academic Programs in the U.S.

The Top Accounting Academic Programs in the U.S.

With a growing accountant shortage, it’s more important than ever before to direct young adults to a career in accounting. This career might offer a great deal of stability in an increasingly unstable job market. What does it take to become an accountant? Accounting...

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2020 Controller of the Year Awards: Keys to Career Success

2020 Controller of the Year Awards: Keys to Career Success

Winners of the first annual 2020 Controller of the Year Awards have been selected after a nomination period and judging process that began in January of this year. The awards program was available to Corporate Controllers and related titles that have controller...

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10 Tips to Help Controllers Become Great CFOs

10 Tips to Help Controllers Become Great CFOs

You’re a successful financial controller. And now you’re ready to take your career to the next level. You want to be a chief financial officer (CFO), but you don’t just want the title. You want to be a great CFO, a transformational business leader. So, how do you...

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The Future of Financial Analysis

The Future of Financial Analysis

Finance plays a critical role in ensuring organizations continue to thrive. Free up your finance team’s time to carry out more complex and valuable analysis while building knowledge of financial performance across the company. This year has been critical for many...

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What is Lease Accounting?

What is Lease Accounting?

Making a successful transition to the latest lease accounting requirements, such as ASC 842, IFRS 16 or GASB 87, is a threefold process of understanding the standards and their impact on a business and its accounting practices, identifying and gathering the necessary...

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Navigate the Insolvency Storm

Navigate the Insolvency Storm

We recently had experts from Euler Hermes for an informative discussion on how to navigate the storm to ensure your business is protected. The webinar was titled Economic Trends: Navigate the Insolvency Storm and featured Dan North, Chief Economist, and Justin...

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Tips for Managing and Maximizing Business Valuation

Tips for Managing and Maximizing Business Valuation

For finance executives, keeping track of your company’s valuation is important for several reasons. Whether all or part of your business is getting acquired, you’re raising funds through debt or equity, or simply maintaining the smiles on shareholders’ faces, a good...

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What Controllers and CFOs Need to Know About SPACs

What Controllers and CFOs Need to Know About SPACs

Since they were created in 1993, SPACs gained raving popularity in the wake of the new decade as they made record-setting capital acquisitions. In 2020, SPACs raised $83.4 from initial public offerings (IPOs). Strikingly, they raised over $95.7 in the first quarter of...

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Sarbanes-Oxley for Controllers

Sarbanes-Oxley for Controllers

Chief Financial Officers and Controllers should be familiar with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. After some highly-publicized financial scandals, Congress passed new regulations that imposed stricter record-keeping requirements and other regulatory policies on...

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Legal Compliance Requirements for Corporate Finance

Legal Compliance Requirements for Corporate Finance

Keeping up with current legal requirements is a full-time job in and of itself. Financial controllers may struggle to fully understand the legal requirements that apply to their company. While forensic accounting practices can uncover areas in which a company fails to...

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