About Author: Karen M. Kroll

Karen M. Kroll
Karen Kroll is an experienced business and financial writer based in the Twin Cities. Her work has appeared in AARPBulletin.com, Bankrate.com, Business Finance, Compliance Week, Creditcards.com, CFO, CFOWorld.com, Financial Executive, and many other consumer and business publications. She's also written articles, blog posts, white papers and web content for a roster of corporate clients, and is hard at work on her first novel. She holds an M.B.A. from the University of Washington and a B.S. from Valparaiso University. She's a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors.

Articles by Author: Karen M. Kroll:


Paying Millennials
05.12.16 |

Using Big Data to Measure Compliance Programs’ Effectiveness

Leaders and directors are increasingly turning to big data to measure compliance programs and efforts — and improve them. After all, the work isn’t over once an organization has developed a solid compliance program. The program must then be measured to ensure its effectiveness. Governmental agencies around the globe are issuing ever greater numbers of…Read More »


Why CFOs Should Consider Big Data
05.10.16 |

Why CFOs Should Consider Big Data for HR and Compliance

The use of big data for HR and compliance functions is becoming critical to many organizations’ success. Consider a 2014 Accenture report, which states, “The HR organization holds a key business asset—a wealth of data about the workforce.” Given this, even chief financial officers who’ve had only a passing acquaintance with their colleagues in human…Read More »


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04.27.16 |

Cost-Efficient Growth: Cutting Expenses While Boosting Revenue

Cost-efficient growth has become a Holy Grail within many businesses: a goal ardently pursued, yet infrequently achieved. Indeed, 90 percent of respondents to a recent CFO Signals survey by Deloitte said a top priority was increasing revenue or market share in their current markets, and almost 75 percent placed reducing direct or indirect costs at…Read More »



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