How to Remain Relevant in the Age of Automation

Revenue Increase sales financial growth business concept on virtual screen.The implementation and rise of automation has allowed for new techniques and processes to be created that improve efficiency, speed and the reliability of many manual, repetitive tasks that were once performed by humans. While increased efficiency, speed and reliability is great, automation, while varying in amount from country to country, is displacing about one third of human jobs. Per recent research by McKinsey, “about 60 percent of all occupations have at least 30 percent of constituent activities that could be automated.”1 While those numbers might seem large, the Covid-19 pandemic has only increased and sped up the transition to going digital. So, how does one remain relevant in the age of automation?
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CFO – Are You Still Relevant?

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Today’s business environment is changing more rapidly than ever before. It is becoming more and more uncertain, volatile and complex. The ongoing pandemic has disrupted most businesses in some way and many organizations are in a struggle for their survival. On the positive side, this has taught us a new way of remote working which seems to be a new normal now. While that is helping most organizations to save cost, it, too, has its own challenges which require different thinking and approach. CFOs are playing a key role in these uncertain times. About two decades ago, the skills required of CFO’s were largely about accounting practices, financial reporting, fiscal controls, compliance and banking. Today, to be a successful CFO you need so much more than that. Businesses today require them to be a business enabler who can play a strategic role alongside the CEO to grow the business while managing the uncertainties and creating value for all the stakeholders. Continue reading CFO – Are You Still Relevant?

Cloud-based Accounting –The ‘Next Gen’ Accounting Solution for small and medium sized businesses

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Cloud-based accounting is similar to traditional, on-premises, or self-install accounting systems, with only the accounting software hosted on remote servers, similar to the SaaS (Software as a Service) business model. In cloud computing, users access software applications remotely through the internet or other network via a cloud application service provider. Cloud-based accounting solution frees the business from having to install and maintain software on individual desktop computers. It also allows employees in other departments, whether in remote or branch offices, to access the same data and the same version of the software. Continue reading Cloud-based Accounting –The ‘Next Gen’ Accounting Solution for small and medium sized businesses

Outsourcing Healthcare Accounting Services: A Necessity or Choice?

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Healthcare payers are in the midst of unprecedented transformation as rising healthcare costs, changing patient demographics, stringent regulations, and empowered consumers push for a smarter and more efficient healthcare system for tomorrow. However, the biggest concern for the healthcare providers is mismanagement followed by ineffective cash collection practices at physician offices and other smaller hospitals. The physician groups and individual medical practitioners have traditionally been focused on patient billing and have been unable to implement effective financial controls across their revenue cycle leading to revenue leakages.

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Accounts Receivable

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In our previous blog, we talked about the second ingredient that you, as an SMB owner, should consider when reviewing the financial reports for your business – which was ‘Tracking Expenses.’ Now in this blog, we will delve into detail about the third ingredient to consider which is, ‘Accounts Receivable.

By definition, accounts receivable is the amount that is owed to a company by its customers. It is the sum of unpaid invoices, and is an important line item to note on your financial reports, Accounts receivables, like cash, are considered assets. However, unlike cash, high amounts of accounts receivables are definitely not considered good. If your company’s accounts receivable balance is large, that means you have a lot of money owed to you by your customers. A sharp increase in the accounts receivable line item on a financial can certainly be a likely indicator that the company is issuing credit to riskier customers.

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