Three Reasons Modern ERP Drives the Contemporary Controller

Three Reasons Modern ERP Drives the Contemporary Controller

As discussed in the Controllers Council study titled The Contemporary Controller, 2020 pushed controllers into new roles, created new responsibilities, and did so quite efficiently. The office gave way to the home office. Meetings gave way to Slack channels and Zoom...

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Diversity Begets Diversity: Lacking It Distances Talent

Diversity Begets Diversity: Lacking It Distances Talent

It doesn’t sound incredibly complicated—people want to be surrounded with others similar to themselves. Unfortunately, for those in the accounting profession, it’s hard to find talent in the black and brown community, potentially pushing diversity and inclusion...

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Three Reasons Companies Should Be Open to Virtual CPE

Three Reasons Companies Should Be Open to Virtual CPE

CPE has long been a part of the accounting profession—and no matter what license you hold, maintaining it requires you to never stop learning. But after 2020, a year that shook up the business landscape, many have looked at different ways to maintain this learning—and...

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Staying Afloat When Surrounded by Bankruptcies

Staying Afloat When Surrounded by Bankruptcies

Naval formations are interesting things. Each vessel, be it a destroyer, battleship, cruiser, aircraft carrier, or submarine plays a role in keeping the other protected. Aircraft carriers, despite being among the most valuable for their larger role, are often the...

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Preparing for Travel and Expense in a Post-COVID World

Preparing for Travel and Expense in a Post-COVID World

If there was any business process that was fundamentally changed by COVID, it was business travel. Relied on by airlines and hotel chains, salespeople, executives, and more needed to update everything about their workday to reflect the fact that meetings were...

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Eight Tips to Reduce Fraud in Financial Reporting

Eight Tips to Reduce Fraud in Financial Reporting

As the pandemic and lockdowns continue, company leaders are juggling a variety of plates. Limited staff numbers working from home, manual and paper-based processes, and a lack of oversight create challenges in maintaining visibility. Unfortunately, this creates a...

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Five Technologies Controllers Should Know in the 2020s

Five Technologies Controllers Should Know in the 2020s

If 2020 wasn’t the year of the word “unprecedented,” it was the year of disruption. Disruption, disruptive, or disrupted was thrown about throughout the year to explain how workflows, processes, or technologies have changed. But disruption is not new. Digital...

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Five Steps to Addressing Capex Risk Management

Five Steps to Addressing Capex Risk Management

Capital expenditures are a balance of risk and reward—risk and reward that has been kicked into overdrive in the past year. Money is tight and many leaders may have seen their capital project plans delayed or changed as a result of the recession. But as a long-term...

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Denied PPP Forgiveness? Another Option Might Reduce Liability

Denied PPP Forgiveness? Another Option Might Reduce Liability

After a year of tumultuous changes—pandemics, recessions, lockdowns, and the like, 2021 is upon us. But alongside the pandemic came the CARES Act and the associated Paycheck Protection Program, providing forgivable loans to businesses whose revenue was impacted by the...

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