Do you have a fast friend? The kind of person you developed an instant liking for and quickly became bosom buddies with? It’s great when you find someone you just click with, who knows what you are going to say before you say it. But have you ever felt that way about accounting software? Probably […]

Last week was a bad week for Tesco and its investors. After a whistleblower in the finance department came forward to alert senior executives as to a potential accounting black hole, chief executive Dave Lewis was forced to admit that Tesco had overstated their profits by a whopping £250m for the first half of 2014 […]

The stress of the month end close can get a lot of finance staff hot under the collar, when it comes to accounts with hordes of transactions to match. Just the idea of reconciling all those transactions by hand has them breaking out in a cold sweat, and a lack of time truly creates a […]

Do you remember that ill-famed speech 2002 by Donald Rumsfeld, the Defence Minister for USA in which he explains ‘known knowns’? Here’s a short clip to help refresh your memory:  Although clumsily worded, Rumsfeld’s speech is actually a good summary of the process that all of us in the information business are following – providing […]