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Transaction integration “securing value”

Categories: Articles in English, Financial Services, Governance & Risk, Transaction

To get the best value from a merger or acquisition, CFOs need to ensure that they have robust post-merger integration systems, ready to roll out on day one. This case study provides key lessons learned for the finance function from a successful integration project.

Publication date: 2009-01

PURe – Project integrated planning and reporting at Südzucker AG

Categories: Articles in English, Governance & Risk, Information Technology, Other industry sectors, Processes, Technology

Heterogeneous reporting structure at the Südzucker Group and the corresponding disharmony in data, spread-sheet reporting and planning tools necessitated the introduction of PURe. The study analyzes the resultant benefits and advantages of the group following project PURe.

Publication date: 2008-10

Striving for a “transparency balance” between risk and return

Categories: All, Articles in English, Governance & Risk

When it comes to financial reporting, companies often focus more on risk control rather than economic value creation. This article suggests how companies can achieve a fine balance between reporting on risk control and financial achievements.

Publication date: 2008-10

The role and requirements of finance professionals

Categories: All, Articles in English, Governance & Risk, Organization & People

This case study explores the changing role of a finance professional in large listed Dutch Group and the challenges new stringent regulatory controls present.

Publication date: 2008-02

Controlling for commanders: an established leadership tool within the German Armed Forces?

Categories: Articles in English, Governance & Risk, Organization & People, Other industry sectors, Processes

The author says that controlling in the Bundeswehr as a formal leadership tool has only created the illusion of steering. Its functionality differs vastly from that in the civil economy due to various factors.

Publication date: 2010-03

Financial crisis 2008: Wall Street ninjas and the downturn

Categories: Articles in English, Financial Services, Governance & Risk, Strategy

In this article, scholars from around the world examine the reasons behind the financial turmoil that began in the US and snowballed into a global recession and suggest measures to convert recession into a strategic opportunity.

Publication date: 2009-01

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