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Governance & Controls – structure and controls.

Transaction Recording – systems, transaction processing and closing the books.

Reporting - efficient, timely and accurate information for decision making and meeting compliance requirements.

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Business Planning - provide the financial roadmap for the company with supporting analytics.

Financial Forecasting - integrate the company’s current performance relative to budget with the real-time business environment.

Investment Analysis - the framework to analyze new opportunities as they present themselves.

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Cash Management - the discipline to ensure cash is available to operate the business normally.

Funding - Planning for and raising funds to meet the needs of the business.

Risk Management – Identification and mitigation of key business risks.

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Self-Awareness - Internal.

Team Building - External.

Strategy & Culture – Motivate people to follow you.

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Finance – Business Planning, Financial Forecasting and Investment Analysis

Treasury – Cash Management, Funding (Capital Raising) and Risk Management

Leadership – Self Awareness, Team Building and Strategy & Culture

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Are You Ready For Robotic Process Automation?

Robotics Process Automation (RPA ) is not new, but it is still not well understand. This is especially true when applying RPA to finance systems. We appreciate Ander sharing some of his do’s and don’ts regarding RPA that will help you use it more effectively in your finance operations.

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Anders Liu-Lindberg

Creating the Team to Sell Your Business

Selling a business is a bit like running a business If you don’t have a good team in place, all kinds of things can go wrong. And when things go wrong, value disappears, valued employees leave, and customers lose confidence. When enough mistakes pile up, the business itself can deteriorate and everyone loses. Believe us; we have seen this happen and we’re sure you have too.

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John O’Dore

Risk Management for CFOs - Part I of II

What does it take to create a strong governance and internal control environment?

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Steve Rosvold

The Bonus Myth

​This issue looks at one of your most powerful competitive advantages.

The headline in the Wall Street Journal page one article reads: “Wells Fargo Bankers, Chasing Bonuses, Overcharged Clients.” Ignore for a moment whether they did it, and did it for the reason in the headline. Consider the scale of damage to any business, let alone one that has a trust reputation headed for the basement. Despite our best logic, our emotions scream, “If they did it to those people, they’ll do it to me, and I won’t know until it’s too late.” Do you want your customers spiraling that way about you and your business?

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Jim Grew