Category Archives: Financial Trends

Robotic Process Automation: The Future of Digital Technology

This week’s post and linked full PDF are by John W. Braine, Partner, CFO Edge, LLC. In our recent article, The Need to Bring Finance & Accounting into the Digital Age, we looked at how important it is for finance groups … Continue reading

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How Might Disruptions in China Affect You & Your Business?

This week’s post and linked full PDF are by William K. Thorpe, Partner, CFO Edge, LLC. With China’s recent falling stock market affecting other world and U.S. stock markets, it is prudent to look at how disruptions in China might affect … Continue reading

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How Small Businesses Can Use Big Data

This week’s post and full article are by John W. Braine, Partner, CFO Edge, LLC. While many Los Angeles and Southern California executives may think big data is only for large corporations, there are many ways small businesses can use … Continue reading

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Acquisition Strategies: Integrating the Finance & Accounting Operations

Upon completing a merger or acquisition, capitalizing on financial and accounting department synergies becomes both a goal and a benefit. It has been noted that the total cost of the finance function can be reduced by up to 40 percent … Continue reading

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The Lowdown on The Fiscal Cliff Legislation

With passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act on New Year’s Day, business leaders are coming away with a combination of good news and bad news for themselves and for their companies. This article… The Lowdown on The Fiscal Cliff … Continue reading

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The California Impact of a Hard Cap on Federal Tax Deductions

This post is by Randy S. Miller, Partner, CFO Edge, LLC. Over the past few months, we have been discussing the potential impact of the “fiscal cliff” on businesses and taxpayers. As the end of the year nears without any … Continue reading

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Managing Your Business in the “New Normal”

Since emerging from the recession over three years ago, the U.S. economy has struggled to maintain momentum and limped along at a below-average growth rate. Unemployment has also remained stubbornly high, hovering around 8% nationally and remaining above 10% in … Continue reading

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Hands in the Cookie Jar

If there is one thing Americans across the political spectrum can agree on these days, it is that they are fed up with the bombast, posturing and fecklessness of Washington lawmakers. Furthermore, they are disgusted by the sleazy behaviors, unethical … Continue reading

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A C-Level Failure

In the business world, the buck stops in the C-suite. It is here that the tough decisions must be made – including decisions about when it’s time to pull the plug on a promising project; when it’s necessary to rationalize … Continue reading

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Navigating Stormy Seas

Whether or not our country is sliding into a double-dip recession, we are almost certainly facing a protracted period of sluggish economic growth. Many prominent economists foresee stubborn high unemployment, disappointing GDP growth of between 1% and 2%, and weak … Continue reading

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