Month: Apr 2019

S1 E16 – Henri Taipale, From Tax to Analytics to CEO of Qvalia, Finance Innovator #CFOchat

Joining me today is Henri Taipale, reluctant accountant, now accounting Entrepreneur, who moved from Tax to Analytics to CEO of Qvalia who talks about his finance career journey and the trends around his move to start up!

“I never liked accounting… challenge why we do things in the way we do them!”

Listen as Henri and I talk about how CFOs drive innovation in business, and challenge conventional thinking of our role in Finance.

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Automation redundancy is fake news – here’s why – Part One

By Chris Argent, Founder, Generation CFO

I think the marketeers have got us accounting and finance people wrong…

The current messaging around technology adoption seems to be driven by three fairly negative statements;

  1. accountants and finance are missing out on all new technology benefits
  2. they are all doing something wrong or badly
  3. what we are doing is going to be automated; redundancy is imminent!

Whilst parts of these messages are possibly true, life isn’t so black and white, life isn’t changing at break neck speed and there is always another way of seeing the problem (and solution) especially if you know the profession as I do (and not just the marketing keywords).

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#BQs – Why are finance so happy to “piss money up the wall”?

As Alan Sugar, or should I say Baron Sugar, head honcho of the UK TV Series, The Apprentice, once said…

“Business is not about coming in, pissing my money up the wall and saying ‘Oh well, I have learnt from my mistakes and it won’t happen in the future”

So what if we treated our finance processes as if we were the owner of the company?  Would we keep all the behaviour and cash leakage that currently exists?

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