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The world of financial technology is constantly changing, so having the latest insights will help you prepare for and advance your career. Find out what is happening and changing in the working world of business technology and financial systems and what future skills you’ll need to progress your career with our insights.

The 5 skills you need to land a finance systems role

It’s a great time to be searching for finance systems jobs. Global shocks and technological advances that upend workforces are nothing new, but there have been few periods of volatility as now, which is playing directly into the hands of talented professionals looking for new roles. Waves of resignations are expected to continue through 2023, and trends that show that the growing demand for finance expertise, accountants, auditors and finance system managers is not being met. The shortage of finance talent has even been dubbed an “existential crisis”. Although this widening divide has put job hunters firmly in control, competition […]

EPM and ERP compared: what role do they play in finance transformation?

While Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) are both software systems that potentially play a major role in financial transformation, and allow organisations to put data at the centre of their decision-making, they are in fact quite distinct systems, with few areas of overlap. Employed shrewdly, they perform different, yet complementary functions that together can accelerate an organisation’s performance. Broadly, ERP obtains and structures transactional data, helping to coordinate the company’s resources, producing real-time operational data. EPM on the other hand provides analysis and a user-friendly interface to help managers gain insights and report on their business. […]

What is ERP?

The digital transformation of business is firmly underway in today’s dynamic global markets, because decision-makers know that getting this right drives sustained success. But transformation is easier said than done, as organisational complexity, outdated systems, and process bottlenecks challenge business leaders trying to convert to digital-first principles. Overcoming these challenges is where enterprise resource planning – or ERP – comes in. But what does ERP mean? ERP refers to a digital system that consolidates data from an organisation’s various functions, linking them to a single data source. Across industries and companies of varying sizes, ERP solutions allow leaders to boost […]

CAREERS IN ERP AND EPM

Corporate finance departments are undergoing rapid change. Data-driven technology is enabling them to streamline their traditional accounting roles while

FINANCE TEAM SKILLS

There’s little sign of the talent crunch in finance slowing. The already-problematic shortage of critical skills is growing, and industry groups

CAREER PATHWAY MAPPING

Finance and treasury departments are embracing technology at pace. Data-derived insights are guiding CFO decision-making processes, optimising reporting functions, automating transactions, and making

The 5 skills you need to land a finance systems role

It’s a great time to be searching for finance systems jobs. Global shocks and technological advances that upend workforces are nothing new, but there have been few periods of volatility as now, which is playing directly into the hands of talented professionals looking for new roles. Waves of resignations are expected to continue through 2023, and trends that show that the growing demand for finance expertise, accountants, auditors and finance system managers is not being met. The shortage of finance talent has even been dubbed an “existential crisis”. Although this widening divide has put job hunters firmly in control, competition […]

EPM and ERP compared: what role do they play in finance transformation?

While Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) are both software systems that potentially play a major role in financial transformation, and allow organisations to put data at the centre of their decision-making, they are in fact quite distinct systems, with few areas of overlap. Employed shrewdly, they perform different, yet complementary functions that together can accelerate an organisation’s performance. Broadly, ERP obtains and structures transactional data, helping to coordinate the company’s resources, producing real-time operational data. EPM on the other hand provides analysis and a user-friendly interface to help managers gain insights and report on their business. […]

What is ERP?

The digital transformation of business is firmly underway in today’s dynamic global markets, because decision-makers know that getting this right drives sustained success. But transformation is easier said than done, as organisational complexity, outdated systems, and process bottlenecks challenge business leaders trying to convert to digital-first principles. Overcoming these challenges is where enterprise resource planning – or ERP – comes in. But what does ERP mean? ERP refers to a digital system that consolidates data from an organisation’s various functions, linking them to a single data source. Across industries and companies of varying sizes, ERP solutions allow leaders to boost […]

Certifications and courses for careers in ERP, EPM and finance transformation

Corporate finance departments are undergoing rapid change. Data-driven technology is enabling them to streamline their traditional accounting roles while mining new insights that can help them improve and add value to their operations. The technology at the heart of this finance transformation comprises Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software and Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) systems. ERP software sits at the heart of all modern finance systems, structuring transactional data and helping to coordinate the company’s resources, producing real-time operational data. EPM systems, on the other hand, go one step further by providing analysis and a user-friendly interface to help managers gain […]

Successful finance teams hire and train for these key skills

There’s little sign of the talent crunch in finance slowing. The already-problematic shortage of critical skills is growing, and industry groups are reporting significant struggles to fill gaps across their memberships. Competition for talent is soaring across all sectors, with 87% of employers saying they’re struggling to fill positions, according to a report from Monster, Flexible Future: UK Hiring Outlook 2022. HR groups have labelled the skills shortage in finance jobs a “ticking time-bomb”. A major part of the issue is the speed at which digital processes and services are being adopted to meet demand from customers and generate efficiencies […]

Career Pathway Mapping Helps Skills Development

Finance and treasury departments are embracing technology at pace. Data-derived insights are guiding CFO decision-making processes, optimising reporting functions, automating transactions, and making forecasting ever more accurate. The new technological landscape is giving finance operations a forward-looking perspective on their company’s activities that are enabling them to make better-informed strategic decisions, cut operational costs through efficiencies, and improve standards of service. From a human resources perspective, digitisation and automation have removed staff from repetitive tasks so they can concentrate on value-creating activities. But they have also made it more necessary for treasury departments to build high-functioning teams possessed of both […]

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