Mergers and acquisitions happen on an increasingly digital landscape.
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3 digital tools to aid mergers and acquisitions

An increasingly digital economy and the popularity of mergers and acquisitions means companies need to understand the digital tools for such purposes at their disposal. 
An effective approach to digital finance means addressing privacy and productivity concerns alike.
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Best practices for driving digital finance in your back office

Changes to an organization's approach to digital finance, such as the implementation of finance as a service and outsourced accounting, can go a long way toward boosting the efficiency of the finance department.
It's critical for the CFO and CEO of a company to work hand-in-hand.
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3 tips for improving relations between CFO and CEO

These three tips can improve the relationship between CEOs and CFOs. 
Firms and their CFOs should take advantage of these finance and accounting trends in 2018.

3 finance & accounting trends that continue to deliver in 2018

Here are three finance & accounting trends firms should be aware of in 2018. 
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Building out an F&A team: Putting tech and talent to work

This guest blog by Consero was originally published by Accounting…
A comprehensive strategy in pursuit of high-level financial transparency is crucial to the success of an IPO in 2018.

3 keys to IPO success

A comprehensive strategy in pursuit of high-level financial transparency is crucial to the success of an IPO in 2018.
If you think you may have outgrown your accounting solution, it may be too late to correct course and get by making only minor adjustments.

Have you outgrown your accounting solution?

If you think you may have outgrown your accounting solution, it may be too late to correct course and get by making only minor adjustments.
Technology continues to be the driving force in finance departments across all industries.

How CFOs enable growth through technology

Now more than ever, CFOs need to embrace their role as digital innovators in their organization.
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Positioning your company for success: key post-series A controls and processes

This guest blog by Consero was originally posted on ShoobxA…
CFOs are not finding enough time or bandwidth to tackle the forward-looking tasks that can generate the most value for their firms.

Why better financial data leads to better decisions

CFOs are not finding enough time or bandwidth to tackle the forward-looking tasks that can generate the most value for their firms.
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Working With Executive Team on Company Growth & Exit Strategies

This was originally posted by the CFO Leadership CouncilThe…
In a perfect world, the relationship between a CFO and his or her board of directors is a symbiotic one. Unfortunately for too many companies, things don't pan out this way.

How CFOs can enable their directors, and vice-versa

New research shows that CFOs may be falling behind the expectations of their board of directors, despite available solutions.
You can't manage what you can't measure.

KPIs that every SaaS company should be measuring

To succeed in the fast-growing world of SaaS, companies need to measure and understand many different variables all at once.
Overcoming financial hurdles in the M&A process.

Rollup: How finance can prepare to execute a rollup

Companies on either side of a merger or acquisition deal would benefit from better tools for financial analysis and forecasting.
Performing critical financial tasks is often far too much for a CEO to take on themselves, even for a small business

The finance solution set is broken. How do we fix it?

Finance and accounting functions in many businesses face the same internal pressures. Overcoming them may call for some outside-the-box thinking.
One trend that's remained consistent across industries is the reliance on outsourcing and shared services for F&A tasks.

How executives can enable a strategic CFO

Few business leaders can claim to be miracle workers, but enabling CFOs to make high-level strategic decisions can bring them closer to that standard.
With new predictive data analytics tools, small upstarts in the insurance industry are making big waves and giving their CFOs the tools to make decisions based on actionable intelligence.

Tech disruption requires vigilance from CFOs

CFOs can't risk falling behind on key developments in the broader business world.
How finance leaders and other executives can enable decision making ability.
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Why building an effective F&A department is so difficult

Finance chiefs must maintain a fresh perspective to keep themselves from getting caught in the weeds of bureaucracy, and that requires using the best tools at their disposal.
While CFOs keep watch over Washington, the time to prepare for tax changes has already arrived.
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Changing tax policy only adds to CFO headaches

CFOs can leverage outsourced accounting partners to stay agile and strategic, even in an uncertain policy environment.
Many CFOs become stuck under a budget that's too focused on the past and not forward-thinking.
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How CFOs utilize the best budgeting methods

For too many businesses, a strict budget is holding them back from realizing their true growth potential.
CFOs can't sell themselves short when choosing an F&A partner.
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F&A partners can add strategic value without draining time

When it comes to outsourced accounting and finance, the best of the best isn't always the household name.
the potential for finance and accounting services, and the CFOs managing them, to really move the business toward sustainable growth has never been greater.

Is finance robbing you of time and productivity?

The potential for finance and accounting services, and the CFOs managing them, to really move the business toward sustainable growth has never been greater.
BPO services have transitioned from simply offloading bulk transactional tasks to actually adding value to the organization as a whole.

The transformative potential of outsourced finance & accounting

BPO services have transitioned from simply offloading bulk transactional tasks to actually adding value to the organization as a whole.
Putting the right people and processes to work means making every investment count.
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CFOs can't do it alone - finance solutions for a new era

How can CFOs keep up with daily demands while also moving the needle on the business as a whole?
Many companies report financial data using non-GAAP measures, but they must always be provided in the right context.
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Important considerations when using non-GAAP measures

Smaller businesses could face difficulty properly reporting and utilizing non-GAAP data.
Convincing investors to believe in an idea for a startup is a tall task, but keeping them engaged and excited several months or years down the road may be just as challenging.
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3 keys to a solid investor reporting philosophy

Convincing investors to believe in an idea for a startup is a tall task, but keeping them engaged and excited several months or years down the road may be just as challenging.
In the modern private equity landscape, entrepreneurs need to create and lead leaner organizations poised for growth.
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Is your seed-stage finance strategy stuck in the past?

In the modern private equity landscape, entrepreneurs need to create and lead leaner organizations poised for growth.
Financial visibility and transparency is an essential growth factor for any business, particularly seed- and growth-stage companies.
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Transparency and visibility in accounting: What it means and why it matters

Financial visibility and transparency an essential growth factor for any business, particularly seed- and growth-stage companies.
Finding the measures that make the difference in investor pitches.
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KPIs seed investors look for in a company

What makes the difference between a win and a pass from financiers is quantifiable proof that a company seeking seed funding has a viable model and a competitive edge.
Reducing execution risk means setting a company on a path to achieve its plans for growth.
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You have a growth strategy - how do you execute it?

Reducing execution risk means setting a company on a path to achieve its plans for growth.
Without putting together the best financial statements and understanding them from all angles, founders may find themselves coming away from pitch presentations empty-handed.
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What your financial statements aren't telling you

Without putting together comprehensive financial statements and understanding them from all angles, founders may find themselves coming away from pitch presentations empty-handed.
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Is finance adding value or just consuming time?

To drive a seed or growth-stage business forward, it's essential to adopt a forward-thinking finance strategy.

Do You Need to Audit Your Time To See How Much You Are Wasting?

This blog post was originally posted on Austin Technology Council's…
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Intacct Honors Consero with 2016 President’s Club Distinction

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Aug. 11, 2016 – Intacct, the customer…
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Consero Global Expands Offering with Addition of VP of CFO Services

Consero Global Solutions announced today that Mike Dansby has…
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Consero Global Expands Offering with Addition of VP of CFO Services

Consero Global Solutions announced today that Mike Dansby has…

Why Are Companies Hiring Over and Over Again for Finance & Administration?

In a small business, capital often takes over, compromising…

Will Your Back Office Stunt Your Company Growth?

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Your objective is growth: steady, sustainable and accelerating. Can your back office financial operations support this growth without falling apart and adding non-scalable costs?

Consero Answers: Can Your Finance Team Support a Merger or Acquisition?

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Organic growth can take you a long way, but any business with its eyes on long-term expansion is going to be drawn, sooner or later, to the opportunities in the mergers and acquisitions market. For many small and midsize companies in today’s – fingers crossed! – recovering economy, it may be sooner rather than later.
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How Does Your Finance Function Stack Up? 4 Indispensable Metrics

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Ask the CEO or CFO of any small or midsize business if there are ways they could improve their finance function, and chances are you’ll hear something like: “We run pretty lean.” Look around the offices of the finance department, and you’ll find plenty of evidence to back that up. Everyone is busy, no question, and staffers will often tell you they’re stretched to the max to get everything done.
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3 Moves That Don't Work in Fixing Finance and 1 New Approach That Does

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The noted American writer H.L. Mencken famously remarked that for every complex problem there is a solution that’s clear, simple … and wrong. If Mencken had been a CFO he might have observed that when it comes to improving the finance functions of small and midsize businesses, every complex challenge has a traditional solution that’s obvious, intuitive — and totally self-defeating. Here are three common challenges for SMB finance departments, and the traditional responses:

What are 4 signs that finance is not providing me value?

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If ever there was a time for finance to step up and demonstrate its value to the organization at large, this has got to be it. Right now.

CFOs Becoming More Strategic

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As the head of a finance organization there is a perpetual battle for your time between tactical issues and strategic initiatives.

Frustrated with the financial information you receive to support your decision making?

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"I have been around long enough to be sure that you don't know what you think you know regarding product or client profitability until you see the financial data" - Scott Bonnallie, CEO - Dannemiller Inc.

6 Quick Ways to Reduce the Risk of Fraud using QuickBooks

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A small business owner typically can’t afford to hire enough people to have proper separation of duties to gain the internal controls needed to prevent accounting fraud. However, every business owner can achieve accounting fraud prevention by taking these simple steps:1. Open the bank statement yourself Every small business owner should receive the unopened bank statement and review each check for authorized payee and signature, and approved electronic payments, before you give it to the bookkeeper.

Slouching Toward Recovery

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CFOs see several positive economic signs, but employment isn't one of them. At last, some good news. For the first time in more than a year, finance chiefs expect double-digit growth in earnings and significant growth in capital spending over the next 12 months, according to this quarter's Duke University/CFO Magazine Global Business Outlook Survey. Finance executives also plan to loosen the reins on spending for technology, research-and-development, and marketing and advertising.