December 2005

Driving Process Improvement Within Your Finance Organization — and Beyond! January 13, 2006 Los Angeles, California Hosted by the Southern California Association for Financial Professionals More info: www.scafp.net Finance executives are increasingly asked to lead process improvement initiatives that reach far beyond the treasury and accounting functions. These projects often involve the implementation of technology; […]

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GTNews (12/15/05) identifies important trends driving process receivables improvement. New regulations and messaging standards are improving straight through processing (STP) success. Highlights are as follows: – Corporations and providers face an ever increasing variety of payment methods. The desire to receive payment from customers in whatever format is easiest for them adds complexity to receivables  […]

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The December issue of Harvard Business Review contained an article discussing the contradiction leaders face in their attempt to be authentic.  A good read for anyone in a leadership position. Article Summary: Leaders and followers both associate authenticity with sincerity, honesty, and integrity. It's the real thing–the attribute that uniquely defines great managers. But while […]

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Glenbrook’s Russ Jones has taken a quick look at this new payment service offering and provides some initial comments on what he sees. Full story on Payments News.

P-Cards are not a new concept for companies.  However, many companies are expanding its use, making the P-Card an extremely powerful tool. An article in Business Finance describes how P-Cards are going cardless and linking to E-Procurement.  These new uses are helping companies to make better business decisions, which can only help them in today's […]

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Sarbanes Oxley. When most companies hear this term, it doesn’t represent a positive change. It means employee headaches, extra work hours, and added costs. The Open Compliance & Ethics Group (OCEG) estimated that compliance with Sarbanes Oxley costs $500,000 to $1 million per $1 billion in revenue and that doesn’t include the additional compliance cost that […]

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