Day: March 11, 2020

Five key fintech advances helping CFOs deliver more value

The role of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is evolving rapidly, driven by recent advances in financial technology (FinTech).

This Fintech revolution is spawning myriad digital tools which have the capacity to significantly improve the efficiency and accuracy of the back office, facilitating simplification and automation of what have hitherto been onerous, complex, manual processes.

Fintech is proving to be the catalyst for transformative change within the finance function; driving down costs, generating actionable insight and creating value. These tools are increasingly elevating the status of the CFO, positioning them as the business’s forward-looking strategic leader and forecaster, at the front and centre of the boardroom.

Here are the top five ways FinTech can help take your business to the next level

Cloud accounting

Cloud technology has empowered CFOs to work anywhere, any time, on any device. With access to richer and more granular datasets, CFOs can now complete tasks

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Harvey touts experience in pitch to business

Liza Harvey has positioned herself as a reliable ally for WA businesses, outlining an agenda prioritising job creation and economic diversification at a Politics and Policy breakfast today.

State opposition leader Liza Harvey understands the challenges she and her party face next year.

With just 13 seats in state parliament, the Liberal Party WA, which Mrs Harvey has led since July of last year, will need to win a uniform swing of 7.8 per cent at next year’s election if it hopes to form government, according to ABC psephologist Antony Green.

Facing those daunting numbers daily, Mrs Harvey came to today’s Business News Politics & Policy breakfast eager to make the case to the room of business leaders that she was best positioned to lead the state through tough economic times.

Though her pitch included criticisms of the current state government’s approach to international education, tourism and infrastructure, it

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Grotto joins projects and investigations team at Bloomberg News

Jason Grotto

ProPublica Illinois reporter Jason Grotto has joined Bloomberg News on its projects and investigations team.

His first day was Monday.

Previously, he worked as an investigative reporter for the Chicago Tribune and the Miami Herald. His project exposing widespread inaccuracies and disparities in Cook County’s property tax assessment system was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for local reporting and received the Gerald Loeb Award for local reporting in 2018.

He has also reported on the pension crisis in Chicago and Illinois and led another Gerald Loeb Award-winning investigation on Chicago Public Schools’ disastrous use of auction-rate securities. He has uncovered fraud in federal poverty programs, problems in Iraq war contracting and flaws in the Chicago Housing Authority’s Plan for Transformation.

He was a 2015 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, where he studied municipal finance. Other honors include a Chicago/Midwest Emmy Award, an Investigative Reporters and Editors Award and the

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