Category: CFO

There’s no denying the spreadsheet

The European Spreadsheet Risk Interest Group (EUSPRIG) (no, really!) maintains a list of spreadsheet horror stories and when you have plenty of time on your hands you might like to browse through their extensive list of corporate fails.

Stop opening other people’s envelopes

I’m always delighted when a company says “send me the invoice”. It’s a good measure of success for both parties. But my delight turned to horror recently when I was told “Oh yes, you can email the invoice if you want, but you must also post one to the finance address.

Six pieces to the procurement puzzle

I have been involved in many procurement projects and heard many different methods of mastering spend control. The best advice I have always remembered and still find relevant is to consider the procurement puzzle as having six pieces.

Survey: The primary improvement focus of the CFO

I spent a fascinating day at the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia in the “Applied Corporate Strategy for Finance Professionals” training workshop. The concepts of Lean vs SixSigma vs Constraints Theory were touched on around cost management in a business.

Tough empathy in change management

Last week I had the privilege of spending a day at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia. John Cleary (Blue Chip Consulting) ran an excellent session on “Applied Corporate Strategy for the Finance Professional”. It was a day jam packed with content and value.

What is iPOS XML?

XML stands for Extensible Markup Language. It is a generic term for a globally defined set of standards and rules that enable documents to be codified in a way that both humans and machines can read.