Chief Financial Officers, or CFOs, have been commonly known as a corporate officer who’s responsible for managing the organisation’s financial risk, financial planning and reporting to higher management board. However, in this new era, the role of CFO is no longer limited to the tasks above. As stated in a recent study by Accenture, 70% of correlation is found between high-performing financial departments and high-performing companies. This means the CFOs’ responsibility has evolved. Additional research also indicated that CFOs’ responsibilities have been changed from being a rear-view mirror perspective provider to a strategic advisor who navigates the business through hard times and shapes the company’s direction.
Financial management software is becoming an increasingly important part of every organisation. It helps companies to manage and understand their business deeper from accounting to project management and strategic planning. When the financial management system malfunctions, the consequences will negatively affect the profitability and the success of the organisation.
Accounts payable automation, workflow, and e-invoicing have for long been a solution for common AP problems due to human errors. Despite the fact that AP automation can improve accounts payable and financial management significantly, many companies are still applying manual entry.
Many companies, especially ones in retailing industry—where accounts payable (AP) transactions with sellers and suppliers are significantly critical to business—have been investing in e-invoicing and accounts payable automation as an proactive approach to address those AP problems caused by traditional manual entry.
Annual report – As sad as it may seem, the concept of preparing/using the document is still a grey area in Vietnam. According to the Ministry of Finance, to date there are 1,690 public companies in Vietnam, 704 of which are listed in 2 stock markets. However, in 2011, only 21 out of 695 listed companies sufficiently met mandatory regulations regarding information disclosure.
Research shows that globalisation trend is growing. With all the technologies, internet and the vehicles they empower from e-commerce to social media, the world continues to be smaller since information now is more accessible, and business opportunities follow it become broader to catch.
In the previous posts of this “Managing your business in a volatile climate” blog series, we discussed about a renewed focus on risk management, business forecasting and new technologies that businesses can leverage to stay competitive in a volatile market. In this articles, the last post of this series, we will discuss about improvement of businesses responsiveness to volatility by capitalising on core processes and technology investment.
In the increasingly volatile and regulation-filled business world, the ability to adapt is of utmost importance. But handling change and complexity is a challenge for companies, especially when they try to step out of the domestic environment and into the global zone.
software is the crucial part of every organisation. It helps them manage
and understand every aspects of their business from accounting to project
management and strategic planning. When the financial management system cannot
work in a jointed way, it is likely that the consequences will affect the
profitability and the success of the organisation.