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Fintech
Why it makes sense to turn your finance function into a powerful business asset
Last month
Giving the members of your finance team the chance to develop professionally is good for their careers and your business.
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Digital Transformation
Top tips for making your finance transformation program a resounding success
August 2022
Planning to make 2023 the year you embark on a wholesale finance transformation program? It’s a move that will stand your enterprise in excellent stead as you navigate the complexities of the post-Covid business landscape.
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BlackLine
Ready to grow: How optimising accounts receivable can put your organisation in a prime position
April 2022
Up to now, the automation wave has largely bypassed the accounts receivable department but it’s time that changed.
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BlackLine
IWD 2022: It’s time to eliminate the gender pay gap in the ICT industry
March 2022
Let’s make it a collective mission to help other women in technology get paid what they’re worth.
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Digital Transformation
Vital assets: Why modernising your organisation’s finance function has never been more important
January 2022
Getting serious about digital transformation should be a priority in 2022.
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Financial software
Automate or perish: why it’s past time for finance departments to scrap the spreadsheets
August 2021
Around A/NZ, CFOs are making finance transformation a priority and those that don’t will be doing their employers a disservice, writes BlackLine VP Claudia Pirko.
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Accounting systems
FY2022: Why it’s a prime time for businesses to optimise their accounting operations
July 2021
As the economies of Australia and New Zealand bounce back from the COVID-19 crisis, finance leaders should be focused on technological transformation.
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RPA
Transforming the finance department: is your enterprise trucking or trailing?
April 2021
Wondering if your organisation has been as aggressive as it could be in embracing automation and adopting digital technologies? Check your progress against these benchmarks, advises BlackLine regional vice president for ANZ Claudia Pirko.
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IT Automation
How more efficient financial management can help businesses bounce back after COVID-19
March 2021
To date, less than 10% of organisations globally have embraced financial automation, according to research commissioned by BlackLine in 2020.
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CFO
Why automating the finance function is critical for future growth
November 2020
As well as continually struggling with tedious workflows and manual processing, many finance professionals are still finding it a challenge to complete their month-end close. This is where software can help, writes BlackLine regional vice president for A/NZ Claudia Pirko.
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Accounting systems
Seven ways to increase trust in accounting processes
November 2020
The challenges caused by manual processes have been highlighted by the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has led to finance teams working remotely. Processes that may have worked when everyone was in the same location now need to be replaced.
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Remote Working
How process automation can help in a COVID-19 world
September 2020
Where cumbersome manual steps have done the job in the past, many are finding they don’t easily translate to a world of remote working. As a result, organisations are increasingly coming to the conclusion that significant changes need to be made.
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Data analytics
Out of the office but still on the job: Continuous accounting helps finance departments carry on
June 2020
Scores of finance teams around Australia are working remotely but those which practise continuous accounting are likely to find it easier to maintain business as usual while they’re out of the office.
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RPA
Doing more with less: How RPA will assist finance departments in the new economy
May 2020
In today’s challenging economic climate, Australian and New Zealand finance professionals are under pressure to up their output and contain costs.
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RPA
Tomorrow's CFO: Chief bean counter or strategic change leader?
March 2020
Finance leaders can play a pivotal role in steadying the ship and steering it safely into the unknown.
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Big Data
Why confidence in your data is the key to long-term business success
October 2019
BlackLine finds that putting systems and processes in place to promote transparency, accuracy of reporting and rigorous protection of data is critical for the enterprise.
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Accounting systems
Why finance and IT must work together to implement RPA
July 2019
In the accounting department, robotic process automation sees automation software running on a workstation perform many of the tasks formerly carried out by accountants.
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Cloud
It's time for businesses to start building trust from the bottom line up
October 2018
"It’s impossible to trust in the integrity of corporate reports if the systems used to generate them don’t support rigorous checks and controls."