August 13, 2020

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Learn How to Make Financial Forecasting as Easy as Finding Your Favorite Pair of Socks

Hey guys, do me a quick favor. Clear off all those empty Dunkin cups, doughnut crumbs, crumpled up Post-It Notes, old pens that ran out of ink, and that Xbox controller off your coffee-stained desk calendar, find the block for Thursday, Aug. 27, and write in “Webinar, 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT.” Because who couldn’t […]

Get Your Mind Out of the Data with Modern Analytics (So Your Accounting or Finance Career Can Take Off)

It’s hard to make your accounting or finance career dreams come true when you spend half your day gathering, blending, interpreting, and learning to understand your data. And that’s especially true when your data exists in many formats—from spreadsheets to databases to emails.  (By “dreams,” we’re speaking figuratively—we’re not talking about your recurring nightmare where […]

What Data and Analytics Skills Do You Need to Advance Your Accounting or Finance Career?

As we mentioned in our last article, data and analytics skills are becoming increasingly more crucial for accounting and finance professionals. These skills are in high demand across the industry—and by becoming data-fluent now, you can open up bigger career opportunities for yourself and perform your current job more effectively. But it’s not like you […]

How COVID-19 Warped Us Five Years Into the Future—And What That Means for Your Accounting or Finance Career

Tom Brady was a Patriot. The only “Tiger King” was Tony, and he was grrrrrr-eat! And hand sanitizer was just worth its weight in, well, hand sanitizer. All of these things were true at the end of 2019, and that was less than half a year ago. So why does it feel like another lifetime? […]

Exclusive Interview: Spreadsheets Reveal Why They’re Terrible at Tax, Audit, Finance, and Accounting Analytics

We’ve been trying to track down Spreadsheets for a long time. We scoured the Negative Zone with the Richards/Storm family. We looked behind the expired potato salad in the office fridge. We even sent Geraldo to check Al Capone’s vault again (and, yep, it’s still pretty much empty.) We were hoping to ask Spreadsheets what […]

How Self-Service Analytics Will Boost Your Accounting or Finance Career In 2020

In 2020, self-service analytics could be the superpowered accelerator your accounting or finance career needs to get to the next level. Ten years from now, if you were to look back at your career like it was a superhero movie (and you will, of course—our Disney overlords will require it), everything before self-service analytics will […]

5 Times Modern Analytics Saved the Day In Accounting and Finance

Around the world and at businesses of every size, accounting and finance professionals are seizing the opportunity to make analytics their ultimate sidekick. Where there’s Batman, there’s a Batmobile—and for these folks, where there’s accounting and finance, there’s a custom-built, mega machine of a platform to assist in the day’s activities. Modern analytics is all […]

How Analytics and Chicken Sandwiches Can Put Time Back In Tax Professionals’ Days

The Chicken Sandwich War of 2019 was such an emotional firestorm, decorum prevents us from officially weighing in on the suddenly critical debate of which fast-food chain offers the best fried chicken sandwich (but seriously, it’s Chick-fil-A). We can, however, declare a winner in a different war, this time without the use of tongue-in-cheek parentheticals. […]

How Accounting and Finance Professionals Can Use Data to Gain Superpowers

You read that right—when FP&A, accounting, tax, and audit professionals can proficiently read, work with, analyze, and argue with data, they gain superpowers. These powers give you the abilities to complete tasks with incredible speed, make decisions driven by uncanny wisdom, unleash spectacular results for clients, and ultimately gain an astonishing edge on your competitors. […]