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  By design, leadership roles are high-leveraged opportunities to unlock the greatness of every member of your workforce.  This blog describes how you can make the most of...
For decades, corporate leaders have been “talking the talk” of optimized sustainable value creation.  That’s necessary but not sufficient for actually creating...
As 2018 starts to draw to a close, you may have realized that you're coming up a bit short on CPE hours for the year. While on-demand courses are an excellent way to beef up those...
Filling CPE Hours Can Be A Chore Most people need to get 40 hours of continuing professional education every year, with some variance based on their designation and rules. That's a...
Training for corporate finance has been the same for decades. Either employees are sent to training at live expensive conferences, a consultant is brought in to teach on site, or...
How does everyone feel about CPE? Nobody I've met (and I know a lot of CPAs) likes their Continuing Professional Education (CPE) requirement. Nobody! Don't get me wrong, they...
It has been 16 years since the SOX legislation was passed by Congress.  The legislation itself has not changed, however, the evolving changes in business, culture and technology...
The requirement for financial whistleblower hotlines surfaced out of the Sarbanes-Oxley legislation.  Yet, although hotlines have been in place for many years, their effectiveness...
We get this question a lot, “Does Illumeo provide free CPE?” The short answer is “yes”. The question I get asked by many folks in corporate L&D and by non-...
Chances are, every single one of your employees has access to some sort of digital device. It might be a laptop, desktop, smartphone, or tablet - the type doesn't matter. The...
  Did you know that the week of October 8 – 12 of 2018 is Accounts Payable Appreciation Week?  What are you doing for your AP team to show your gratitude? Back when I...
We've explored the various accounting certifications in the US, Canada, and EU, but we avoided one of the big topics of discussion: bookkeepers.  Bookkeeping vs Accounting...
I was recently talking to the CFO of a publicly-traded company about training for his finance and accounting group (about 1,200 employees in the organization). They are already a...
  In business, as we do in life, most all of us strive to do the right thing and help those in need. The difference is that in business there are usually economic motives and...
After reviewing United States and Canadian accounting certifications, today we're going to take a look at EU accounting certifications. It would be impractical to cover every...
Operational risk is probably one of the most misunderstood risks in the whole of the risk spectrum. While risks such as “credit risk”, “liquidity risk”, “...
We recently covered the various accounting certifications available in the United States, but it's important to note that there are many other types of accounting certifications...
Congratulations. You’ve been assigned to moderate a panel. This is a great opportunity to add value to your customers and elevate your reputation. As you already realize, there...
For many of us, as we advance further and further into this new digital world, we are assailed by a plethora of new technologies, new terms, new ways of thinking and new ways of...
Most people know what a CPA is, but when you get beyond that all the abbreviations start to run together. CGMA, CIA, CFA... unless you're in that industry, you may not really...