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  One of the most underrated tools in Microsoft Excel is the Macro. People who know how to use Macros can tell you how much time they save - but too many people have no idea how...
  Finance and accounting professionals frequently build separate reporting worksheets for each month of the year, which make consolidated reporting difficult and can be...
At this time of year many folks are starting to wind up or wind down. Winding up comes from those with 12/31 fiscal year-ends who are preparing to close the year, do annual reporting...
We're a little over a month away from the January 1, 2018, effective date (for calendar-year-end companies) for the new revenue recognition standard. Financial Accounting...
The Problem Most mid- and large-sized companies have an LMS (Learning Management System). Of course they do – it’s a great way to centralize, control and provide high...
3 Quick Best Practices for Tracking and Reporting Your CPE CPE tracking and reporting is a well known challenge to those who have to deal with it. Year after year you need to get your...
It might be. The state of California just joined a handful of other states in making it illegal for employers to ask job applicants about their prior salaries. AB 168, also known as...
From time to time we all wish there were more days in the week. Many of us can never find the time we need to get everything marked off our to-do list. But by improving our...
In this final installment of our Excel series we're going to talk about advanced Excel skills you should know. Because these are a bit more advanced we won't go into them in...
Today we're continuing our Excel series by sharing 36 Excel shortcuts you need to know.  The Best Excel Shortcuts One of the easiest ways to save yourself time in Excel is...
Last week we began our new Excel series by explaining how to combine text quickly, and today we're moving forward with a few more tips and tricks for you.  We know Excel is...
Learning Excel isn't an option anymore. It seems like everyone is using it these days. Finance and accounting folks have been using it for years, but now it's simply a basic...
How long ago did you get your college degree? If it’s more than five years ago – or really, more than just one year ago! - there’s undoubtedly information that your...
Excel is everyone's favorite productivity tool and for good reason. It is so efficient at managing and analyzing numbers that it is the de facto standard for desktop data analysis...
Millennials are now the largest generation in the workforce, yet many companies still struggle to successfully hire and onboard new millennial employees. Hiring managers don't...
Do you find yourself worrying about the skill level of your team? A recent study by the CFO Alliance found that many CFOs share your concern! 22% of CFOS reported that the one thing...
Professional development has never been more important than it is today. Many companies struggle with a skills gap, leaving them hiring employees who may not possess all the desired...
Managing millennials isn't as hard as some people make it out to be, but you do have to adjust your expectations. Millennials aren't bad employees; they are just different than...
  Have you ever actually read your company's insurance policies? If you're in a senior finance or risk management role, you should! Insurance policies are essentially...
The 2017 CFO Sentiment Study conducted by the CFO Alliance revealed some fascinating statistics about the office of the CFO, but one of most interesting tidbits is this: CFOs realize...