The Ledger

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Sarah Werner

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Aptitude Software and Deloitte host Sydney insurance roundtable

Posted by Sarah Werner

Recently we joined up with Deloitte to host an IFRS 17 round table event in Sydney. We were joined by finance leaders at seven insurers across the Life, General and Reinsurance space. The discussion was lively and touched on the wide range of...

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Maximizing the value of revenue data

Posted by Sarah Werner

The revenue recognition standard deadline has passed and companies that have an established solution in place are now finding themselves in an enviable position when it comes to revenue data.  

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The lease accounting requirements that are setting us apart

Posted by Sarah Werner

Recently we wrote a blog post on some of the signs that may indicate your lease accounting solution doesn’t have what it takes to meet your needs now that IFRS 16 and ASC 842 are in full swing for most organizations.   

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FASB announces potential LDTI deferral

Posted by Sarah Werner

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) announced a potential deferral to their standard, Targeted Improvements to the Accounting for Long-Duration Contracts (LDTI) on July 17. 

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Is your General Ledger under too much pressure?

Posted by Sarah Werner

How an Accounting Hub can take the load off your general ledger and enable efficiency, financial control and consolidation of granular financial data. 

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Breaking down cloud options: a guide for finance

Posted by Sarah Werner

A survey conducted by Deloitte last year found that 93% of organizations are adopting or considering adopting cloud technology and the advantages of cloud have been written about and witnessed by IT, Sales, Marketing, Operations – the clear...

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Private companies push forward on leasing compliance

Posted by Sarah Werner

In early 2016 when the FASB and IASB issued the new lease accounting standards, ASC 842 and IFRS 16, the effective date of December 15, 2019 for private companies likely felt very far away.

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5 Benefits of using a subledger for LDTI

Posted by Sarah Werner

Many organizations use regulatory change initiatives as a catalyst for Finance Transformation and indeed in the case of FASB’s latest accounting standard - an update to Topic 944 (ASU 2018-12), otherwise known as LDTI - the conversations...

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For US GAAP reporting Insurers, LDTI is coming quickly

Posted by Sarah Werner

As finance leaders at US Insurers come out of year-end close efforts, they are expected to quickly turn their attention to ASU 2018-12 - FASB’s update to Topic 944 known within the industry as LDTI (‘Targeted Improvements to the Accounting for...

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Head of Aptitude Centre of Excellence talks about his team, favorite moments and what the future holds

Posted by Sarah Werner

James Brittle has been Head of the Aptitude Centre of Excellence (CoE) since its inception in 2016. Before that he spent 6 years as Head of Presales for Aptitude Software.  

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Aptitude Software parent company, Microgen, named UK's top publicly quoted tech company by Megabuyte

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IFRS 17’s Contractual Service Margin – an actuarial or accounting issue?

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Our CEO shares his thoughts with Accounting Today

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Multinational companies could be heading for a 'leaseberg' of huge proportions

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