Optimizing the Financial Close: How Midmarket Firms Can Find More Timely and Actionable Data

By Daniel Wheadon, Kyle Pochini and Sean Coffey In today’s uncertain market, the financial close process is often a missed opportunity for many businesses because it is viewed as a low value-add, recurring requirement. However, the financial close process shouldn’t be viewed as a burden but as a potential lever for success. After six years […]

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Student Housing and the Rise of Campus Apartments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Ever wonder how universities and colleges are able to answer the growing demand for student housing across the country? Join us as Campus Apartments CFO Jim Smith  shares his CFO mind-set and explores one of the real estate industry’s most robust and quickly evolving segments.

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Apple Pay is Great, at Stores That Accept It

When Apple Pay launched Monday, my editors decided I needed to go shopping. I didn’t have to be asked twice. In fact, I felt like a teenager set loose in a mall with a parent’s credit card. Now I just needed to find some places that took my peculiar form of payment. But once I […]

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10 Firms Hiring Like Crazy in October (And They’re Mostly Midmarket)

If a career change is on your mind, we know it’s not the easiest thing in the world to find a company you can feel at home at—which is why The Muse is here to help! We’ve rounded up some great companies that are looking to hire like crazy this month. Check out the listings […]

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The Inner Workings of a Deal: Due Diligence

The Inner Workings of a Deal: Tips for a Successful Transaction Part VII – Due Diligence Last month, you got engaged.  You found the best of your suitors and entered into a Letter of Intent.  Now the real work starts.  As you will soon find out, you didn’t just get engaged to your buyer, you […]

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Hong Kong Anti-Protest Group Tear Down Barricades

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hundreds of people tore down protest barriers in the heart of Hong Kong’s business district on Monday, scuffling with pro-democracy demonstrators who have occupied the streets for two weeks. Police intervened to separate the rival groups, and calm was restored. In an indication that the crisis would not be over soon, […]

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A Digital Commerce Transformation Call to Action for CFOs

The Digital Age is upon us and digital commerce is a primary catalyst to the disruption underway. To succeed, businesses must embrace weaving digital technologies into their business models and move quickly to transform to be more in tune with the voice of their customers. This is a journey that will evolve over the next […]

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China Contributes the Most to Global Growth,IMF Says

China has overtaken the U.S. as the world’s largest economy, but only when it comes to purchasing power. The International Monetary Fund (IMF), which measures countries in terms of market exchange rates and purchasing power parity (PPP), found that China contributes the most to global growth, the Financial Times reported Tuesday. China gross domestic product […]

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Firm Sporting Square Credit Card Reader Nabs $6 Billion Valuation

Square Inc., which makes small, square-shaped credit-card readers, just closed a round of venture financing for $150 million, according to the New York Times’ Bits blog, raising the company’s value to $6 billion, a source said. That valuation ranks Square with other popular Internet startups such as social network Pinterest and music-streaming service Spotify. The […]

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Seven Middle-Market CFOs Share Their Passions for Business

Podcast: Play in new window | Download What’s exciting you about finance and business right now? Join us as seven of our CFO Thought Leaders explain how disruptive changes  driven by technologies and globalization are elevating the finance function as it defines new strategic roles for its people.

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