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“Excel: We can’t live without it, yet we are fast coming to the realisation that we can’t live with it either…” Robert Gothan, Financial Director.
When it works, Excel is an incredibly powerful, simple yet sophisticated tool. However, when it …Read More
Our COO, Hans van Nes, attended the recent SAP sponsored Governance, Risk and Compliance conference (GRC2015) in Nice, France. His review forms the latest guest post, and I am reliably informed that the title refers to observations from the conference …Read More
PwC’s Global Finance Benchmark Report 2015 is the latest in a series of reports for finance leaders and is an excellent combination of a status update on the changes in the role, performance, governance, structure and mandate for the finance …Read More
Continuous Controls Monitoring, Transaction Monitoring and Data Analytics are all related terms for techniques that help assure the operation of core business processes and identify exceptions to policy or expected norms to help drive incremental improvement. Some organisations have had …Read More
On the heels of capabilities for finance and ERP applications such as SAP ECC, HANA, SRM, CRM, Oracle R12, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft, Lawson, SunSystems, Microsoft Dynamics and Infor LN. Consider Solutions share their experiences and capabilities for continuous monitoring and …Read More
Arguably the cost of the typical finance function has halved over the last two decades, during which time expectations from the business have almost doubled. A series of transformation programs have implemented ERP systems, established shared services centres (SSCs) …Read More
I’m very pleased to welcome a guest blog post, written today by Julia Biedry. As a keen fan of Daniel Kahneman’s work, Julia has chosen to delve a bit into the psychology behind important business decisions…
From grade school up …Read More
This is an excerpt from a recent white paper:
“The recent 2013 update of the Internal Control Framework issued by the COSO was a major event followed by standard setters and publicly held companies. The original COSO framework …Read More