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Better Scenario Planning Helps Companies Benefit During Disruptions

“CFOs will play a key role in determining how various scenarios will impact revenue, the cost structure, the balance sheet, and liquidity. Three key areas can shape how companies prepare for and respond to the uncertain environment ahead: identify new data inputs, model data to understand how the business may behave under different circumstances, and act now to allow for flexibility under different scenarios.”

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Have You Learned to Importance of Revenue Management?

“Management accountants aspiring to become business partners with others in their organizations need to focus on all the factors affecting profitability – costs, revenues, and investment. Yet revenue management is not a central focus for management accounting systems in most organizations. Traditionally, corporate finance has focused too much on cost management and investment management at the expense of revenue management. Management accounting needs to get past its traditional supply-side dominant view where revenue management takes second place to cost management.”

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The End for Manual Accounting Processes

“Manual processes present too high a cost for accounting teams, CFOs, the broader business, and investor confidence. They sap time and resources, elevate risk, place a shadow over audit and compliance processes, and burn out talent. But more than that, in today’s fast-moving landscape—where companies are rolling out new business models, conducting mergers and acquisitions, and looking to direct more resources into planning and analysis—they can stymie business performance.”

Read more at Strategic Finance magazine >

CFO Tech Focus on Finance and Accounting Apps

“Finance leaders are focusing on some important — but arguably less glamorous — technologies. In the rankings, finance and accounting software came out on top, followed closely by mobile and cybersecurity techs.”

Read more at Brainyard >