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What are the steps to building an elite finance team, now and in the future?

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Good CFOs delegate – but, of course, ‘delegation’ implies the presence of skilled deputies who can take control when necessary. Join ICAEW’s head of business Simon Gray, Soldo and an esteemed panel of finance experts to outline what a good finance team looks like. Key topics.

Navigate your corporate financial planning through uncertain times

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Where will your business be this time next year? With the 2023 annual planning, budgeting and forecasting season here, corporate finance teams face an almost impossible task.

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Proactis selected as a Spend Matters 50 to Know Provider for 2022

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Proactis, the leading Source-to-Pay software solution provider, is pleased to announce that it has been recognised as a Provider to Know by Spend Matters, the world’s largest information source for procurement and supply chain professionals. .

“Excel thinking” is not thinking at all!

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Many years ago, I argued with a financial modeller saying that spreadsheeting is dead and we need to move on from it. Obviously, we did not agree, with Excel being his core tool for financial modelling, but we agreed we both needed to be more open-minded about change in finance and accounting.

Best Practices to Ace Your Close

Speaker: Nancy Wu, Head of Sales and Customer Success at SkyStem

Whether you’re on a 1-day close or a 10-day close, there are some fundamental commonalities that all strong accounting departments share when it comes to the month-end close. Please join us for an informative webinar where we share best practices that your team can implement today to ace your close.

Frances Lawrence, CFO, FISCAL Technologies

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When Frances Lawrence was first brought in as Financial Director at software company FISCAL Technologies in 2019, the business was in real need of working capital to accelerate the growth curve. .

ESG Reporting – What is coming for the UK and Europe, and what’s in it for me?

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There is no doubt that ESG reporting has grown in popularity in the last few years. The release of the proposed IFRS Sustainability Disclosure standards represents a significant transition to globally consistent standards, which aims to prevent greenwashing. .

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Talent checklist: does your team have the right mix of skills?

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Assess the different kinds of brains you need on the finance team – from the data whizzkids to front-facing, commercially-minded go-getters.

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3 Reasons Accounting and Finance Needs Automation

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“Automation is important for three very good reasons”, says Chris Argent, founder and MD of GENCFO. . After the deep insights on automation from the GENCFO live virtual summit , Chris has consolidated the importance of automation into three main reasons. .

Idriz Adedoja, Head of Finance Vizlib & Astrato Analytics

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The tech industry doesn’t stay still, but that’s one of the most exciting things about being part of it, according to Idriz Adedoja, H ead of Finance at data visualisation software provider (scale up) Vizlib & Astrato Analytics.

The CFO Playbook: How to Decrease Costs & Increase Engagement

Learn how to reduce costs while simultaneously increasing employee morale.

12 Ways To Level Up As A Finance Professional

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To stay on top of the accounting and finance industry, you must be constantly adapting your game, adopting new technologies and optimising your efficiency. We have devised 12 key actionable insights – use this as your cheat sheet, and learn how to level up as a finance professional.

Matthew Aubrey, Co-Founder, Homethings

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The average cleaning spray is made up of 90% water and just 10% – or even 5 – of cleaning chemicals. This is according to research from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, a charity which campaigns for a circular economy and sustainable living. .

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Ludmila Rufitskaya, Finance Director at Decathlon Indonesia 

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HR and recruitment can either make or break your finance department, according to Ludmila Rufitskaya, Finance Director at sports retailer Decathlon Indonesia. .

Kelley Rainwater, Transformation Leader and Consultant

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Most companies undergoing transformation of some kind recognise the importance and value of bringing their people along with it, not just to ensure everyone is on board with the goals and objectives, but to retain key talent and maintain employee wellbeing. .

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AFP FP&A Guide: Scenario Planning

Inflexible budgets break; scenario planning is a complementary, structured approach to creating flexibility in planning and operations. This guide presents practical, actionable steps to integrate scenario planning into y

Duncan Burgess, Global Finance Director

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Duncan Burgess’ “number one passion” in his role is people. You could put in the best process and/or technological solutions, but if people in the business and finance team don’t believe in it or understand it, it’ll fail.”. “So,

Become an Agility Aficionado – Before It’s Too Late

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I hear more and more these days about how many organisations in finance and accounting are adopting agile working. The growth in its popularity doesn’t seem to be stopping, so make sure you don’t get left behind!

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Ian Dawson, Finance Director, Durham Cricket

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It’s a challenge to step into an organisation with so much history, and especially if that history features big debt. . But Ian Dawson, who joined Durham Cricket as finance director in 2019, says once people saw change happening, those challenges began to ease. . Dealing with debt.

Accelerate your automation knowledge

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Do you know what really drove the importance of automation home for me recently? Hosting GENCFO live, our virtual accounting and finance summit – and watching two important sessions in particular. . GENCFO live covered so many hot topics in the industry, from ESG to analytics to mental health.

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Successful Change Management with Enterprise Risk Management

Speaker: William Hord, Vice President of ERM Services

Join us as we discuss the various tangents of data and the change management process that will help you make better risk-based business decisions to save time and money for your organization.

Berangere Michel, Executive Director, Finance (CFO), John Lewis Partnership

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In her 14 years at John Lewis Partnership, Berangere Michel has worked as much outside of finance as she has within it. .

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The digital finance revolution has taken the industry by storm!

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The last few weeks have been eventful to say the least. Starting with industry talks which led up to an exciting awards ceremony, I’ve been completely immersed within the finance and accounting world.

Marie Charpentier, VP of Finance, InfoSum

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A good finance team doesn’t just focus on payroll, tax and fiscal reporting, but it also helps guide the company in making strategic business decisions while bringing fresh new ideas to the table. .

Pandemic People Problems

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Last night, our community of senior accounting and finance professionals gathered for the final GENCFO South of the year. The meetup was filled with thinking, connecting and sharing at the BFI Stephen Street in Fitzrovia, London.

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The Emerging Spend Management Sector: Simplifying Your Accounting Processes

Speaker: Spencer Falbo, Principal at Kong Basile Consulting

In this webinar, Spencer Falbo, principal at Kong Basile Consulting will teach you how Spend Management can help to automate many of your processes, making your job as an accountant more efficient.

Inspiring transformation and buying butter with Brad Burton

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Last Wednesday was a very special day here at GENCFO: it was the first day of our virtual #GENCFOlive Summit! And it started with a bang – otherwise known as the UK’s number one motivational speaker Brad Burton. So, what did Brad talk about? That’s a big question.

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Myth-bust your way to a successful R&D tax credit claim

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The R&D tax credit scheme is well-known among businesses. It’s a lucrative government tax incentive that can credit your company up to 33% of its R&D expenditures. .

Tim Schöler, Chief Financial Officer, Mercedes-Benz Retail Group

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While Tim Schoeler initially started working at Mercedes-Benz because it was a “great brand”, what has made him stay for over 10 years is the people. . Everybody knows the brand, everybody loves the brand and the car,” says Tim. But I think ultimately, the people have made me stay.”

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Why cloud tech can benefit the finance team

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As businesses embrace digitalisation , CFOs and their finance teams can use cloud technology to effectively interpret business data and solve challenges. Cloud technology is playing a key role for businesses , with teams realising the numerous benefits it brings. And the finance team is no exception.

Proactis CFO to appear at Generation CFO’s Virtual Summit

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Proactis, the spend management experts, today announced that its Chief Finance Officer, Richard Hughes, will be part of a stellar line up at Generation CFO’s Virtual Summit on 8 – 9 June. .

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10 ways to make your financial processes more reliable

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Seizing the initiative and restructuring your enterprise’s financial processes isn’t easy – but a good CFO or controller should always be striving to continually improve such processes.

Zoe Cooke, Finance Director at Journey Further

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Finance teams have a unique opportunity to put their stamp on businesses, compared with other internal teams, according to Zoe Cooke, finance director at performance marketing agency Journey Further. . “In

The digital mindset shift: prepare your finance team from transformation

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While technology has led to full-scale revolutions in manufacturing and retail, the impact that technology will have on finance is only just becoming clear. As the pace of change quickens and new technologies emerge, we examine the future of finance.

Your Quick Guide To Becoming CFO

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It may sometimes seem like an impossible task to reach the heights of the accounting and finance industry. It’s certainly not easy, but there are ways to make the rise to a CFO or Finance Director position less daunting… .

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How can accounting and finance help with ESG?

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On Tuesday (24th May) I was lucky to be joined by Giovanni Quaglia, COO of Bird-Friendly Farm Management, and Margareta Mucibabici of UiPath for our Deep Dive Live Webinar on Reporting ESG the Right Way.