Financial Close

Evan is a creative storyteller with a passion for innovative technology. As an Area Sales Manager with Vena (and formerly a Content Marketing Specialist), Evan is always experimenting with new ways to inspire finance professionals so he can help them thrive in their roles as strategic, forward-thinking business partners.

Understanding Account Reconciliation

February 17, 2023 |

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How Capstone Infrastructure Accelerated the Month-End Close Process

With Vena, Capstone’s finance team followed three simple steps and cut month-end close times in half.   The month-end close process can be a real drag. Copying data from the general ledger (GL), reconciling accounts manually and consolidating financial sta......

July 2, 2020 |

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Ease of Use the #1 Driver of BPM Software Success, Survey Finds

According to a recent survey from advisory firm BPM Partners, finance teams rank usability as the most important aspect of a business performance management solution. The 2020 Pulse of Performance Management Survey—which polled 336 finance professionals an......

June 17, 2020 |

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What Happens When the Financial Close Becomes A ‘Non Event’

CFOs and their teams work hard to meet their deadlines today, but priorities will change as they see themselves as extensions of the CEO’s capabilities.  When you finish the financial close, what happens next? Some finance teams might want to break out the......

December 13, 2016 |

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Consolidation Lessons from the Cupcake Business

Keeping up with demand adding automation and workflow in financial consolidations. It always fascinates me to hear how so many successful companies today started in someone’s basement or garage. Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and the Hewlett-Packard duo are world ......

June 22, 2016 |

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Intercompany eliminations – or even better, victories

Persistent Excel use for intercompany eliminations is painful for accountants…but ripe for automation. Over the years, I have helped customers around the world improve their consolidation processes. It’s always gratifying to see a smile on a customer’s fac......

October 19, 2015 |

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Why Do Accountants Accept Long Hours and Late Nights in Every Month-End Close?

Many companies assume they have an efficient month-end close process, accepting long hours and high pressure as par for the course. Luckily, they’re mistaken. Recently I was speaking to a friend of mine about his decision to go to college to become an acco......

September 3, 2015 |

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