controlling costs
06.23.16 |

Controlling Costs: Some Non-Traditional Options

For CFOs, controlling costs is a core function. When cuts are required, CFOs often look to the “usual suspects,” such as renegotiating supplier/vendor relationships, eliminating positions that aren’t driving sufficient growth or exploring automation solutions. But what can CFOs do about controlling costs when those low-hanging fruit have already been plucked? Getting the Ball Rolling…Read More »


06.22.16 |

4 Big ACA Questions for CFOs

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has brought unprecedented complexity to the compliance efforts of U.S. companies. Among the many ACA questions for CFOs to consider is how to best adapt to the ongoing, multi-year implementation of the health care overhaul while simultaneously controlling costs and retaining talent. According to a 2015 PricewaterhouseCoopers survey, only about…Read More »


06.01.16 |

Stay Ahead of Technology Innovation for Sustainable Competitive Advantage

CFOs must stay ahead of technology innovation in order to help their organizations develop and sustain a competitive advantage. According to Harvard Business Review’s John Chambers, former executive chairman and former CEO of Cisco Systems, organizations are currently navigating several technology transitions, including cloud computing, mobility and the internet of things, which “force us and…Read More »


05.26.16 |

4 Tips for Maximizing Tax Credits While Raising CFO Stature

Tax reduction, such as through maximizing tax credits, can significantly improve a company’s bottom line. A strategically minded CFO, however, will look beyond tax breaks. Here are four tips to help you get the most benefits out of tax credits for which your business may be eligible: Determine if your organization qualifies for any research…Read More »


05.25.16 |

Reducing Compliance Costs through Improved Efficiency

Reducing compliance costs may be one of the most intractable areas of cost reduction for company executives. If a central CFO role is to function as Chief of Cost Cutting, the difficulties often extend beyond merely identifying areas to cut costs — it’s making them stick. It’s part of an overall movement that some analysts…Read More »


05.24.16 |

Integrating Virtual Work Into the Company Culture

While the various types of work have changed over time, the relationship between worker and management has generally remained the same: employees work side by side at a place of business. As a major departure from that standard, it’s understandable, then, why the thought of virtual work may cause some CFOs and their organizations some…Read More »


What the Analytical CFO Needs to Know About Being the Chief Analytics Officer
05.19.16 |

What the Analytical CFO Needs to Know About Being the Chief Analytics Officer

As analytics becomes a much larger trend, some companies are adding a Chief Analytics Officer (CAO) to the C-Suite, notes Fast Company. The analytical CFO is beginning to take on that role in companies not ready to add a dedicated CAO. The question is: What do CFOs need to know to take on the role…Read More »


Wage Garnishment Legislation Powers Thrust Toward Payroll Automation
05.18.16 |

Wage Garnishment Legislation Powers Thrust Toward Payroll Automation

What’s behind recent activity in wage garnishment legislation? In some parts of the country, more than seven in every 100 U.S. employees had their wages garnished, according a 2014 study commissioned by Propublica. The study of 13 million employees was based on data from 2011, 2012 and 2013. New Ground Rules Let’s look at how…Read More »

Big Data for ACA Compliance
05.17.16 |

Big Data for ACA Compliance

Big data is an increasingly important tool for ACA compliance as the government’s complex health care reform continues to roll out. Organizations with compliance gaps will not only face frustration and steep penalties, but also stress their limited IT and human resource capacities. The ACA has transformed what was once an annual enrollment event into…Read More »

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 »



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