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A CEO's 10 tips for digital detox

Posted by Tom Crawford

As the CEO of Aptitude Software, a fast growing and global company, Tom Crawford was looking for ways to decrease time spent on digital devices and free up time to think deeply and creatively about business issues and communicate with people in a...

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Security at every step

Posted by Chandra Kulkarni

The importance of cyber security and secure product development cannot be overstated. Frequent news reports of data breaches and the rise of cyber-crime ensure that the topic is common in both our personal and professional lives.

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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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Achieving best in class compliance: our CFO’s perspective

Posted by Philip Wood & Drew Whibley

Every day our organization thinks about how we can better help finance teams achieve their goals and overcome challenges, including accounting change. Well, who better to help provide perspective than our own finance leaders? Today we’re turning...

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Five signs your lease accounting solution isn’t ‘the one’

Posted by Siobhan Thompson

By now, most public companies have adopted the new lease accounting standards as required on Jan. 1, 2019. However, given the rush toward compliance  in a Q4 2018 survey only 4% of public companies had reported completing their leasing...

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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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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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