Finance News & Insights

Jennifer Azara

Jennifer has been the editor-in-chief of CFO & Controller Alert newsletter for more than eleven years and is also currently the managing editor of Keep Up to Date on Accounts Payable. During her sixteen-year tenure at PBP she has launched newsletters for accounts payable managers and inventory managers. Jennifer is also the editor of the CFO Finance Update e-zine, which is read by more than 90,000 financial professionals. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. from Skidmore College and an M.A. from Villanova University.
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Better benchmarking: 16 metrics Finance needs now

Finance deals in numbers all day. But how often are you generating numbers to find out how efficient your finance team is? [Read more…]

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The top 10 most important soft skills for finance staffers today

Yes, you need a finance staffer who knows the way around Excel. But some of those “softer” skills are important, too. [Read more…]

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Five 401(k) usage benchmarks — how do your employees stack up?

Your company’s retirement plan works best when employees are using it … and using it to its full potential. So how confident are you that it’s happening?  [Read more…]

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Succession success – does your finance department have a backup plan?

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Everybody likes to think no one could ever fill their shoes at work. Here’s why you want to make sure that’s not the case.  [Read more…]

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‘That can’t be right’ – 15 of the wildest things to appear on resumes

Hopefully you’re lucky enough to be cranking up the hiring machine in the last part of 2015. We also hope you don’t see any resumes like these.  [Read more…]

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4 tips to boost T&E compliance today

Summer is quickly coming to a close, which brings the start of fall conference season … and more expense reports for Finance!  [Read more…]

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T&E alert: New FY2016 per-diem rates just released

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You and your staffers have some new info to contend with — if your company relies on federal per-diem rates to reimburse employees for their business travel.  [Read more…]

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Will common employee practices jack up your overtime exposure?

Too much to do and not enough time to do it – nothing new about that claim for many employees. What is new: how much that might soon cost your company.  [Read more…]

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The top 6 work behaviors that will keep a person from being promoted


Chances are most of your finance staffers are interested in working their way up the corporate ladder. But they’ll never rise another rung if they’re doing this.  [Read more…]

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