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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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Top 3 takeaways from InsuranceERM IFRS 17 panel

Posted by Paul Newton

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of leading a panel discussion at the InsuranceERM IFRS 17 Event in London.  Finance leaders from global insurers Aviva, Assicurazioni Generali SpA, Allianz, and Gjensidige Forsikring ASA joined me on the conference...

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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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How do analysts use Aptitude RevStream?

Posted by Meagan Mujushi

A day in the life of an Aptitude RevStream user (or two)

We sat down with two Aptitude Software clients - and RevStream users, John Weis (Senior Financial Analyst) and Ryan Bidner (Finance Supply Chain Analyst), from The Climate Corporation to...

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Why IFRS 17 is giving subledgers the chance to (finally) shine

Posted by Andrea Herbert

There is no doubt about it - accounting subledgers are a hot topic of conversation in the world of insurers. And from what we have seen, it's IFRS 17 which is shining this new-found spotlight on subledgers and subledger strategy. 

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Professional product training

Posted by Meagan Mujushi

What are your plans for accounting and finance professional development in 2019?

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Aptitude RevStream Case Studies

Posted by Meagan Mujushi

We often hear accounting and finance teams tell us that their company's revenue is unique, however, in our experience, most 'like' companies have similarities in 70 to 90% of their revenue treatments.

Prospective clients consistently tell us the...

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IFRS 17: Finding the handover point between actuarial and accounting systems

Posted by Sarah Werner

IFRS 17 is a new accounting paradigm for insurers requiring significant changes to accounting treatments. Unlike Solvency II and other insurance regulations before it, IFRS 17 compliance requires a much greater degree of collaboration between...

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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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