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Best Practices for a Quicker Financial Close: Quick Guide

Learn how top-performing companies close their books. The pressure on the finance function has never been higher to deliver financial results as soon as possible after the period. Managers, analysts, Boards, and investors are digesting market information in real time and are beginning to expect the same of financial results.

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  • Course Includes
  • 1 Hour Video Class
  • Ebook
  • Free Certificate of Completion
  • 1-Year Access

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What you will learn

  • Challenges with Achieving the Fast Close
  • Ideas for Speeding Up Your Close Process
  • Using Change Management Principles

Requirements

  • Basic knowledge of finance is required to take this online course

Description

Learn how top-performing companies close their books. The pressure on the finance function has never been higher to deliver financial results as soon as possible after the period. Managers, analysts, Boards, and investors are digesting market information in real time and are beginning to expect the same of financial results.

To meet these high expectations, the CFO and controller need to find ways to speed up their financial close processes to report the financial results before they become perceived as old news in the new world. In this course, Blair Cook, a many-time CFO, will explore ideas for shortening the financial close process.

Leading companies have found ways to close their books in as little as one day and see the benefit of almost real-time analysis (in addition to the actual period financial data) that can be performed with a shorter close.

Course Content

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Introduction
preview 6min
Challenges with Achieving the Fast Close
5min
Ideas for Speeding Up Your Close Process
18min
Using Change Management Principles to Speed up the Close Process
19min
Conclusion
4min
Downloadable Ebook
2mb