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Why it makes sense to turn your finance function into a powerful business asset
Giving the members of your finance team the chance to develop professionally is good for their careers and your business.
Top tips for making your finance transformation program a resounding success
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.
Ready to grow: How optimising accounts receivable can put your organisation in a prime position
Up to now, the automation wave has largely bypassed the accounts receivable department but it’s time that changed.
IWD 2022: It’s time to eliminate the gender pay gap in the ICT industry
Let’s make it a collective mission to help other women in technology get paid what they’re worth.
Vital assets: Why modernising your organisation’s finance function has never been more important
Getting serious about digital transformation should be a priority in 2022.
Automate or perish: why it’s past time for finance departments to scrap the spreadsheets
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.
FY2022: Why it’s a prime time for businesses to optimise their accounting operations
As the economies of Australia and New Zealand bounce back from the COVID-19 crisis, finance leaders should be focused on technological transformation.
Transforming the finance department: is your enterprise trucking or trailing?
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.
How more efficient financial management can help businesses bounce back after COVID-19
To date, less than 10% of organisations globally have embraced financial automation, according to research commissioned by BlackLine in 2020.
Why automating the finance function is critical for future growth
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.
Seven ways to increase trust in accounting processes
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.
How process automation can help in a COVID-19 world
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.
Out of the office but still on the job: Continuous accounting helps finance departments carry on
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.
Doing more with less: How RPA will assist finance departments in the new economy
In today’s challenging economic climate, Australian and New Zealand finance professionals are under pressure to up their output and contain costs.
Tomorrow's CFO: Chief bean counter or strategic change leader?
Finance leaders can play a pivotal role in steadying the ship and steering it safely into the unknown.
Why confidence in your data is the key to long-term business success
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.
Why finance and IT must work together to implement RPA
In the accounting department, robotic process automation sees automation software running on a workstation perform many of the tasks formerly carried out by accountants.
It's time for businesses to start building trust from the bottom line up
"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."