Financial Reporting

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. (2)

What Makes KPIs Meaningful: A Holistic Look

March 29, 2017 |

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What Seems Like A Financial Reporting Add-On May Soon Become Essential

Forward-looking KPIs and other attempts at generating deep insight could become part of an emerging trend in supplemental financial disclosure packages. Sometimes, after watching a particularly long PowerPoint presentation, you might see the “Appendix” sli......

February 5, 2017 |

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How to Overcome ‘Change Fatigue’ In Financial Reporting

Everyone agrees there has to be a better way for CFOs and their teams to share data. But does that better way have to feel so unsettling? The symptoms of “change fatigue” may be subtle, but trained managers learn to recognize them. It could be marked by em......

November 24, 2016 |

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The Annual Report, Reimagined

Research shows innovation in financial reporting is a top CFO concern. Now it’s just a matter of thinking through how content consumption patterns are changing. Ten years ago, if you asked the average person to draw a phone, they would probably have sketch......

November 20, 2016 |

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Financial Reporting: The Path From CFO Credibility To Collaboration

Financial reporting might seem irrelevant to those steering an organization. It’s the finance team’s job to convince them otherwise. This is a variation on the old if-a-tree-falls question: If a report comparing budget to actuals is sent out and nobody rea......

September 22, 2016 |

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How Finance Can Bolster Belief in BI

CFOs and their teams may not consider themselves “evangelists” today, but now is the time to demonstrate the power of analytics.  It may be hard in some cases to think of the word “evangelist” and not mentally modify it to “televangelist” – those people yo......

September 16, 2016 |

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Why Financial Reporting Should Benefit Marketing And Sales Teams, Too

“If I Had A Million Dollars” was once the title of a popular song and, most likely, the kind of fantasy many of us have entertained at one time or another. It becomes quite a different exercise in imagination, however, when you’re asked to think of what yo......

June 17, 2016 |

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A Great Way to Get Good Marks on Your Financial Statements

A KPMG study suggests reporting could be a lot better than it is – particularly if more firms look at operational KPIs. We are getting to that time of year when kids are coming home with report cards, and smart parents know it’s not just the As and Bs that......

June 17, 2016 |

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Global Finance Benchmarks: These Are the Numbers to Watch

Every day online and on social media, you’re likely to come across articles and blog posts with titles like, “What Successful People Do Differently,” or “The Morning Routines of Insanely Successful People.” It would be a stretch to call these kinds of piec......

May 19, 2016 |

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From Ctrl-V to Process Control: Professional accounting no longer a data collection job

According to benchmark research from PwC, corporate accountants are finally spending less time on data gathering and more time on insightful analysis. The business world has always had a need for skilled accounting professionals but until recently, an inor......

August 24, 2014 |

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