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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Thinking of using IRS’s new paid leave tax credit? What you need to know

The new paid family and medical leave business credit may be a huge opportunity for your firm, but there’s some key info you need to know before you jump in. [Read more…]

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Why 4 out of 5 happy customers still take their business elsewhere

Conventional wisdom says when customers leave, they’re obviously pretty unhappy with you. But new research suggests conventional wisdom is dead wrong. [Read more…]

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CA sets new bar for determining worker classification: Is your state next?

In California, an individual will be considered an employee until proven an independent contractor (IC). [Read more…]

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New trend in biz travel will have CFOs excited

As CFO chief, you’re always trying to hammer home the importance making more economical choices when employees are traveling for business. Well, good news — it looks like the message is finally starting to sink in. [Read more…]

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Accounts Payable spends 84% of day on this non-strategic task

When it comes to the valuable commodity of time, most Finance workers simply don’t have enough. But for A/P pros in particular, that shortage is getting expensive. [Read more…]

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The state of biometrics: Where your peers are going all in

Less than a decade ago, you would’ve been hard-pressed to find a handful of your peers relying on biometrics like fingerprint scanners and facial recognition for business and security purposes. But times have changed. [Read more…]

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Company credit cards: Relaxed rules could lead to more headaches for you

Put your road warriors on alert: They’re going to have to keep an even closer watch on their company credit cards during their business trips. [Read more…]

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IRS: Here’s where disaster relief applies, where it doesn’t

Employers impacted by the California wildfires, flooding and/or mudslides have been granted some tax relief from IRS. [Read more…]

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What nearly half of CFOs are lacking with their tech investments

For virtually all CFOs, there’s more digitization in the future. But will those IT investments be made as wisely as could be? And can finance pros even tell if they’re not?  [Read more…]

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5 qualities every internal auditor needs – does yours have them?

It’s a mission-critical function in every company: the internal auditor. And whether you have a dedicated position or tap general finance staffers to do the review, you want to make sure you have the right person for the job. [Read more…]

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