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Uncertainty Shapes Executives’ Views on Top Risks for 2016

Top Risks for 2016

What types of risks are top of mind for executives and board members this year? This post provides an overview and analysis of the top five risks for 2016, according to new research from Protiviti and North Carolina State University's ERM Initiative.

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Business Analyst Careers: Opportunity and Diversity

Business Analyst Careers

Whether you’re already working as a business analyst or just considering this career path, the future looks bright and the choices are varied. Learn why business analysts are in such high demand, and what types of skills employers look for, in this post.

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How to Create a Staffing Management Plan

How to Create a Staffing Management Plan

Staffing management means more than finding the right people to fill each role in your finance organization or to provide support on a special project. Like a coach assembling an all-star team, you need to make sure every star’s skills complement the other team members' abilities, while also ensuring all positions are covered and objectives met. In short, you need a well-thought-out staffing management plan. These tips can help you to develop one.

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5 Ways CFO and CIO Collaboration Can Benefit the Business

Benefits of CIO and CFO collaboration

With technology increasingly integral to the operation of the finance function — and the business, in general — chief financial officers and chief information officers find they’re seeing a lot more of each other lately. That's a good thing: More frequent interaction between CFOs and CIOs can generate positive outcomes for the business in many ways.

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How to Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking

How to Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking

If you want to get ahead in the accounting and finance profession today, you need to master an array of communication skills, such as public speaking. But what if you loathe — or even fear — giving speeches or presentations? How do you build your confidence? These tips from two experienced public speakers can help.

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