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Insurers debate new IFRS 17 KPIs in the run-up to compliance date

Posted by Sarah Werner

As Insurers continue to push forward on IFRS 17 projects, the discussion has shifted in part to post SII and IFRS 17 Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). The topic has been taken up by the CFO Forum in the form of a working group and recently,...

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The value of a centralized finance calculation engine in banking

Posted by Sarah Werner

In banking there are a considerable number of financial calculations critical to areas like customer management, financial reporting, risk, analytics, taxpricing, and regulatory operationsThese calculations are varied yet all rely on inputs ...

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Creating a complete picture of revenue health

Posted by Sarah Werner

Revenue is one of the most important KPIs for an organization. A revenue multiple may be used to value a company for an interested buyer, strategic partner, or investor. Strong annual revenue growth underpins company value, drives investments and...

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The four benefits of pre-IPO revenue automation

Posted by Sarah Werner

An IPO is an exciting time for any organization. It can open access to new sources of capital, increase brand recognition and provide stability. It also presents new challenges and requirements around reporting, compliance, and governance – not...

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Supporting the move to a cloud General Ledger

Posted by Sarah Werner

"Cloudy with a chance of clouds." This Deloitte article title from a few months ago sums up the continued growth in cloud computing - a trend that remained resilient despite the economic pressures of 2020. One specific cloud use case, and the...

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Newly appointed SMS Global Lead talks about her team, transition, and favorite moments

Posted by Sarah Werner

Joli Riley was recently appointed as the Global Leader for Aptitude’s Solution Management Services (SMS). She has been with Aptitude since 2011, holding various roles such as APAC Delivery Director, Service Delivery Manager, Managing Consultant,...

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When revenue recognition and lease accounting intersect

Posted by Sarah Werner

As standalone regulations, revenue recognition (IFRS 15 and ASC 606) and lease accounting (IFRS 16 and ASC 842) are each challenging in their own right. Revenue recognition completely overhauled the way organizations account for contracts with...

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How to benefit from the expected LDTI delay

Posted by Sarah Werner

After announcing a proposed one-year deferral of the effective date for Targeted Improvements to the Accounting for Long Duration Contracts (LDTI) in June, FASB is expected to issue the final amendment soon to ratify the decision. This will push...

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Buyer's remorse: five areas where leasing solutions are falling short

Posted by Sarah Werner

By now, public companies have adopted the new lease accounting standards, IFRS 16 and ASC 842, as required on January 1, 2019.

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Does your M&A strategy include a subledger?

Posted by Sarah Werner

COVID-19 has brought back into the foreground a long-debated topic: where should acquisitive organizations draw the line in integrating the newly acquired organization? Should it just integrate at the product and business level, or extend into...

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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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