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Digital Transformation
The CFO-led digital transformation
Cloud-based billing platforms are the little-known hero in organisations' quests to extract the most benefit out of their digital transformation efforts.
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Divipay
Why manual calculations are a CFO’s Achille’s heel
Accuracy and strong attention to detail are essential for finance professionals in order to perform well and to hold the respect of their peers.
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Workday
Global CFO Survey shows technology and skills are key in future proofing finance teams
Launched in 2015, the CFO Indicator Survey provides insights into the challenges, opportunities and priorities for CFOs worldwide.
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Cloud
CloudBolt expands C-Suite with new CFO appointment
Dolan will oversee the company's accounting, legal, and finance teams while managing the organisational dynamics of rapid growth and expansion.
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Digital Transformation
The changing role of the CFO in a post-pandemic era: Leading business change through digital transformation
The role of the CFO is changing post COVID-19, according to Icertis.
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Gartner
Digital currencies on the up, role of CFO more important than ever
By 2024, 20% of large organisations will use digital currencies for payments, stored value or collateral, according to the analyst firm Gartner.
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Board Australia
Ten features of an effective business decision-making platform
As the role of the chief financial officer (CFO) evolves, many are finding they need to extend their role beyond the finance department to improve business performance.
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Enterprise Resource Planning / ERP
Research reveals CFO 4.0 instrumental in building the factory of the future
SYSPRO has announced new research into CFO 4.0, revealing that manufacturing chief financial officers will play a critical strategic, innovative and financial role in the business moving forward.  
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SYSPRO
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams — SYSPRO's advice for today's financial leaders in the manufacturing sector
We chat to SYSPRO CFO and CRO Sanjay Galal about the challenges and benefits of being a manufacturing financial leader in the current economic climate.
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BlackLine
Australian financial execs prime for growth, but skill shortage an unwelcome barrier - BlackLine report
“Finding people with the right technology and F&A skills seems to be at the heart of the issue."
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CIOs
Top 3 actions of progressive CIOs, according to Workday and Deloitte report
Findings reveal that individuals referred to as Progressive CIOs take a specific approach to enterprise finance transformation and behave differently than their peers with regard to mindset, collaboration and technology strategy.
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CFO
The two 'must-have' trends CFOs should capitalise on — Gartner
Hyperautomation and intelligent composable business should be immediately prioritised, according to a new Gartner report.
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Cloud
Workday survey explores the impact of COVID-19 on finance and the lack of data insights
Workday has announced its chief financial officer survey results, exploring the impacts of COVID-19 on the finance function.
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CFO
BlackLine and Kyriba bring digitalisation to CFOs
BlackLine has teamed up with Kyriba to further enable digitalisation of the office of the chief financial officer, in order to improve collaboration between finance and treasury departments.
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Accounting Software
FY2022: Why it’s a prime time for businesses to optimise their accounting operations
As the economies of Australia and New Zealand bounce back from the COVID-19 crisis, finance leaders should be focused on technological transformation.
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Banking industry
Banking CFOs need to step up efforts in ESG, automation and crypto support - Accenture study
The role of the banking CFO is changing - and disruption management will be key to their success.
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Artificial Intelligence
Finance teams adopting AI clearly outperform non-adopters - Global survey
"While awareness of AI among finance professionals is high, with 70% having at least some knowledge, it's clear that those embracing AI outperform their peers."
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Gartner
Over 80% of CFOs plan on expanding investment into digitalisation
New research from Gartner reveals that 82% of finance leaders plan to increase investment in their company’s digital capabilities this year.
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Cloud
Digital adoption an immediate priority for CFOs
"Today, CFOs are playing a much larger role in creating business value from more informed insights upfront into business decisions."
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Digital Transformation
How MSPs can unlock value for CFOs
The path to reinvention can be achieved through a managed services approach, minimising disruption associated with both anticipated and unanticipated change.
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CFO
COVID-19 fundamentally altered how CFOs hire and manage workforce
"The momentum gained as companies accelerated their digital investments during the pandemic contributed to positive sentiments toward business in 2021."
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Machine learning
Organisations' struggle to achieve data-driven growth
Only 13% of organisations excel at delivering on their data strategy, according to a new report.
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CFO
Only 1 in 8 CFOs are digitally savvy - report
“Now is the time to consider the digital savviness of your top management teams and ask yourself what you can do to bolster it for your company’s future success.”
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CFO
Are CFOs calling the shots?
Accelerated transformation has exponentially evolved the role of chief financial officer.