Management accounting

Why you can’t wait to prepare for disaster

Jennifer H. Elder, CPA/CFF, CGMA, co-author of the book "Faster Disaster Recovery: The Business Owner’s Guide to Developing a Business Continuity Plan," discusses how to prepare so that an organization’s finances and reputation will be protected if a disaster occurs.

Kirsten Hamilton, CPA, CGMA

The time it takes to go from the vine to the consumer makes inventory essential in the wine business, according to Kirsten Hamilton, CPA, CGMA, vice president of finance for Freixenet USA/Gloria Ferrer Winery in Sonoma, Calif.

Build employee loyalty with better onboarding

Troy Ashby, CPA, founder of Dallas-Fort Worth-area recruiting firm Benchmark Search Group, outlines steps you can take to improve onboarding and increase new employees’ sense of belonging.

Finance leaders feel good but ready for a downturn

Finance executives in the United States continue to feel good about growth in their respective industries, despite creeping concerns that the good times could be coming to an end in the near future.

How to integrate FP&A and ERM

Integrating risk management and financial planning and analysis can offer new insights that could affect business projections.

Betsy George, CPA

Accountants need to balance their interest in fine details with consideration of the big picture, says Betsy George, CPA, of the Ventura Unified School District in California.

Challenges continue for African-American accountants

Recently launched affinity programs have improved mentoring opportunities, but African-Americans feel left out of informal social networks and challenged in navigating corporate politics, a new survey shows.

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What RPA is and how it works

Robotic process automation is like an Excel macro that can work on multiple applications, says Danielle Supkis Cheek, CPA. RPA can complete routine, repetitive tasks such as data entry, freeing up employee time from lower-level chores.