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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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The best – and worst – state economies: Where did yours land on the list?

We’re always keeping an eye on how the U.S. economy is faring as a whole: reading the reports, watching the indicators. Understandable, of course. But sometimes it’s important to look a little closer to home when thinking about your company’s future prospects and considering strategic plans. [Read more…]

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Sexual harassment: 12 warning signs you have a company culture that’s more vulnerable to it

Of course you know: Sexual harassment can happen in any workplace. But it turns out it happens in some workplaces more than others. Is yours one of them? Here’s how to tell. [Read more…]

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A compelling case to change all those finance passwords pronto

You know what makes a bad password: 12345, 11111 or even password itself! But there’s new research on the passwords that get hacked the most often. And they’re different from the usual suspects. [Read more…]

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3 common mistakes your peers make with their disaster recovery plans

Have a disaster recovery (DR) plan? That puts you ahead of many of your peers. [Read more…]

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New blockchain benchmarks: Are you keeping pace?

Blockchain: By now almost every organization understands the technology’s going to gain widespread adoption. But if you haven’t started the conversation in your own company you’re one of the few. [Read more…]

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IRS expands program to self-correct 401(k) errors

Suspect you made a misstep in your 401(k) administration? There’s now a greater chance you can correct that on your own, without ever having to get the Taxman involved.
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The next phases of Same-Day ACH are coming – here’s new help to prepare

We’re just a few months away from the start of the next round of improvements to same-day automated clearinghouse (ACH) payments. And you just received some new resources to help you make the most of them. [Read more…]

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The wildest travel expenses, South Africa edition

Looks like we’re not the only country where employees try to pass off some wild expenses as legitimate business ones. Turns out CFOs in South Africa see their fair share of extreme travel spending on their side of the globe as well. [Read more…]

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Another one! Feds update regular rate of pay rules too

Your payroll staffers are going to be busier than usual! The Department of Labor (DOL) just announced it’s updating the Fair Labor Standards Act regs that control the regular rate of pay. [Read more…]

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