Top 5 Articles of 2022

Top 5 Articles of 2022

As 2022 comes to an end, we would like to take a second look back at some of the articles that our readers found most insightful in 2022. 1. Growing Shortage of Accountants and CPAs The accounting, CPA, and corporate finance industry is facing an accountant shortage....

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Creating Smart Goals for Accountants

Creating Smart Goals for Accountants

What Are SMART Goals? One of the most widely used—and effective—approaches to goal setting is called SMART, which stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-Bound. This helps you and your teams create clear goals with defined and attainable...

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Top Accounting Trends 2023

Top Accounting Trends 2023

The last two years have brought about rapid and sweeping changes to the accounting industry. In 2023, issues involving technology, regulatory compliance, and the talent shortage will take center stage, presenting evolving challenges to accountants, CPAs, and corporate...

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CFOs: Take the Lead in ESG Accountability

CFOs: Take the Lead in ESG Accountability

What Is ESG? Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria are a set of standards for a company’s behavior used by socially conscious investors and consumers to screen potential investments or business deals. As a concept, sustainability is easy to understand....

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The Continued CPA and Accountant Shortage in 2023

The Continued CPA and Accountant Shortage in 2023

Financial professionals are in short supply. Though the industry peaked in 2019, the number of accountants, CPAs, and corporate finance workers dropped by 17% by 2021, according to Bloomberg Tax Analysis, and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that...

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Autonomous Finance Defined and How CFOs Can Achieve It

Autonomous Finance Defined and How CFOs Can Achieve It

In the face of unprecedented talent shortages, companies are using the latest technologies to streamline their administrative and financial processes. Among the most recent innovations is autonomous finance, a data-driven approach that can automate core activities...

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Managing Corporate F&A Talent-Webcast Highlights

Managing Corporate F&A Talent-Webcast Highlights

Controllers Council recently held a webinar on Managing Corporate F&A Talent, sponsored by Oracle NetSuite. Our panelists included Barbara Salazar, Michael Mance, and Christine Gu. Barbara Salazar is a CPA and chief financial officer of E2 Consulting Engineers,...

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Managing Foreign Exchange Volatility

Managing Foreign Exchange Volatility

Not since the 1980s have we seen the type of exchange rate volatility in the world’s major currencies that we’ve seen recently. (see volatility charts below for 1980s and recent) For example, just in the past three months the Euro has fallen 3.46% against the US...

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Finance and Accounting Job Descriptions: Comptroller

Finance and Accounting Job Descriptions: Comptroller

Most major corporations rely on a chief financial officer (CFO) or other senior-level financial personnel. But the government, education centers, and nonprofit organizations more typically rely on a type of employee known as a comptroller.  Not all comptrollers are...

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2023 Controller/CFO Sentiment Study

Learn what your corporate finance peers are planning for in 2023!  Participate in this important study by taking a brief survey (est. 5 minutes) and be the first to receive a complimentary copy of the results of the 2023 Controller/CFO Sentiment Study. All responses are anonymous and strictly confidential. Click here to participate today.

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