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4 Answers to Common Close Questions from the Banking and Finance Industry

Tip Sheet
The banking and finance industry has seen massive growth in both regulation and demands from upper management to complete their close in a more timely and effective manner. The reliance on outdated methods and a lack of a central viewpoint of the close process have left financial professionals within the…

What the Instant Gratification Economy Means for Your Office of Finance

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Patience was long considered a virtue, but today it seems more like an afterthought. Humans appear to be hard-wired to want immediate payoffs, and continuous advancements in technology have made instant gratification more intense. Changing consumer expectations has also affected business-to-business commerce. Information, for example, is moving faster than ever…

Manage the Growing Business Complexities in Your Finance Organization

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In an increasingly complex world, finance leaders are being counted on to meet their organization’s demands for efficiency, innovation, and business intelligence. The evolution of the role of finance within organizations means you have to make sense of the world around you, what external forces are shaping your business, and…

Building Blocks to Financial Close Management in 3 Steps

Like everything else in business, there is increasing pressure to deliver more value with fewer resources. More and more CFOs are thinking about how their department can have a greater impact on the company-wide business by swinging the workload pendulum from number-crunching to analysis, reporting, and strategy. So, how can…

A Guide to Stronger Internal Controls & Financial Compliance

Take charge of your financial close controls and compliance. According to EY, one of the key characteristics that separate the “high performers” in the financial close process from the rest of the crowd is that they have a documented and detailed understanding of significant processes. Internal controls are tools that…


Case Study
Jewson Gains Greater Visibility and Control over the Financial Close Process, with 1.6 million transactions matched automatically. With over 600 branches across the country, Jewson is the UK’s leading supplier of sustainable timber and building materials. The first Jewson branch opened in 1836 – for 180 years we have been…

Protector Insurance

Case Study
Protector Insurance Uses The Adra® Suite to Gain Full Oversight and Control Over the Financial Close Process. Protector Insurance is a Scandinavian company listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. The company delivers land-based insurance to the commercial and public sectors and distributes its products through insurance brokers. Protector has grown…

3 Components of R2R Transformation

How does the Office of Finance get to the point of driving strategic value across the organization? Financial Close Transformation. There are three key components to transforming your finance organization to world-class levels of efficiency and effectiveness—People, Process and Technology. However, these three components can also be the biggest challenges…