Tag: Ideas

Is your forecasting mindset killing CFO innovation – almost certainly!

In an office somewhere in the world…

Data Scientist: Yo accountant dude! Why do you never forecast your miscellaneous revenue line?

Accountant: It’s miscellaneous, you can’t forecast that line.

DS: But dude, it’s 1% of your total revenue, that’s gotta impact the business and your forecast sensitivity, right?

AC: That line has no owner, you can’t forecast that line.

DS: I got exciting news dude, I can predict this line for you and be 75% accurate. That’s gotta be better than putting in a big fat zero? <holds up hand for a high five> Continue reading “Is your forecasting mindset killing CFO innovation – almost certainly!”

Learning “digital” should NOT be done digitally

By Christopher Argent, Founder, Generation CFO

Are you time poor, but burning to learn something new?  Have you bought a new educational book, only to find it on the shelf a year later, a chapter read?  Have you signed up to a “must learn” eLearning module, that remains dormant in your inbox?

Finding the time is one of the main reasons why eLearning has been a massive hit with time-poor professionals, as digital flexibility is helping people to find the time and the eLearning market that delivers the content is certainly having its day, as it is estimated to be worth $200bn by 2024* Continue reading “Learning “digital” should NOT be done digitally”

Surviving the digital role revolution – What finance professionals need to learn

Following our #BQs debate on whether finance needs to learn a programming language or not, we wanted to highlight where we see the education gap and the key learning for modern finance professionals.

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