Pressures that keep the CFO awake at night: OPEX vs. CAPEX

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Home › Blog The CFO faces many pressures to achieve greater profitability and consistent information to support strategic decisions. The crisis has boosted this strategic role of the CFO and added complexity to its management, multiplying these pressures. Now a major concern of the CFO is decisions on new investments or substitution of CAPEX for OPEX, in addition to those already […]

Implications of Solvency II for financial management of insurance companies

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Home › Blog Solvency II (Directive 2009/138/CE) came into effect in January 2016. It is a Directive in European Union law that codifies and harmonizes the EU insurance regulation. It provides a harmonized prudential framework facilitating insurance and reinsurance companies’ activities in Europe and protecting consumers. Thus, in this Directive, the implementation rules and the established standards regulate a risk-based solvency system, moving from a static to […]

Adapting the Finance Department to IFRS requirements

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Home › Blog IFRS or International Financial Reporting Standards aims to set common rules so that financial statements can be consistent, transparent, and comparable around the world to simplify decision-making.  IFRS are designed to bring consistency to accounting language, practices and statements, and to help businesses and investors make educated financial analyses and decisions. Among […]

Benefits of a unified, cloud-based CPM solution

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Home › Blog Companies today manage a lot of information, spread across different applications, business units, subsidiaries and locations. The current crisis has brought with it an uncertain and complex environment. Stakeholders demand more comprehensive and consistent information that justifies strengthening relationships to create shared value. A CPM solution can address these issues. As a […]

Secure technology to avoid cybersecurity problems in Financial Management

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Home › Blog The current sanitary crisis accelerated digitalization and as a result, increased online activity. A large part of the Finance team now works remotely, requiring digital tools bringing flexibility and agility. In addition, it is urgent to anticipate the financial cybersecurity problems this new situation can create. The objective is to secure technology […]

Impact of LBOs on the company’s financial management

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Home › Blog M&A (Mergers and Acquisitions) activity has been increasing since the third quarter of 2020, which saw a record number of large deals of more than $5 billion. Mainly in the technology and pharmaceutical sectors, as indicated by PwC when analyzing global M&A industry trends. Some of these deals are Leveraged Buyouts or […]

How has the role of the CFO evolved over the past year?

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Home › Blog During the year, companies undertook various transformations to increase their capacity to respond to the impact of the pandemic. Thus, the CFO became a leader in crisis management and a “partner” to the CEO by supporting key strategic decisions with reliable information. This role is still very necessary in the current circumstances […]

Key questions to ask about financial closing process

Home › Blog The financial closing process requires a lot of time and energy for the Finance team. It is often delayed, inconsistent or inaccurate. Technical obstacles and/or inefficient processes can cause lot of problems, in addition to human error. 4 keys to simplifying and streamlining the financial close while ensuring consistency IMA’s global report […]

Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) in the finance function

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Home › Blog Fortunately, digital tools such as Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) softwares are becoming valuable allies for the finance function. Running a company today has little to do with the way things used to be in the last century. The stakes are crucial. Whereas in the past it was possible to build and deploy […]