Entries by Elena Hall

Driving EBITDA Quickly, Post Acquisition

While most private equity acquisitions are relatively straightforward, things are seldom as painless as they seem. The hard part is trying to leverage the synergies between companies during the investment strategy roll-out.  After laying the groundwork for a successful post-acquisition integration and enterprise resource management implementation, the next step is to drive the Earnings Before […]

The Accountants’ Code of Ethics is Under Revision

Recently, the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA) proposed changes to the International Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants. These proposals came in response to requests from stakeholders asking the Board to examine how the code of ethics can contribute to strengthening professional skepticism. They are hopeful that these proposed changes to the Code […]

How AI Technology is Helping Today’s CFO

AI technology is taking the “work” out of busy work thanks to its ability to make many job functions easier. It has truly revolutionized the world of corporate finance. AI can run through massive amounts of data and find relevant patterns and trends that may have otherwise been missed. Here are a few ways that […]

More Excel Tips for Accountants

Excel is one of the most widely used programs in the accounting industry. While most finance professionals have a general understanding of the program, there is always room to learn a few more Excel tips and tricks that make using Excel a little easier. Fill Cells Quickly One of the most helpful Excel tips is […]

Cost Control Measure Business Tips

It’s no secret that cost control is a critical component of the operation of any successful company. However, implementing those measures can be challenging. The best thing any finance team can do is focus in on the key areas that influence company spending. Here are a few critical areas that will impact overhead expenditure the […]

Is It Time for an ERP System Upgrade?

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems are used to streamline functions in HR, finance, and supply chain management. Essentially, the system should enable the processes to run smoother and have a positive impact on production.    However, as with any system, ERPs must be upgraded occasionally in order to ensure that only the best technology is […]