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Matt Smith

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6 benefits of cloud-based accounting vs offline and paper methods

Posted by Matt Smith on April 17, 2018

We’re convinced that cloud-based accounting software is the future of finance for all businesses, big and small.

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Topics: Financial Reporting

How secure is cloud accounting software?

Posted by Matt Smith on April 10, 2018

Think cloud-based accounting is somehow “less safe” than having your data and programs stored on-site?

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Topics: Financial Reporting

What is cloud-based accounting and why should you care?

Posted by Matt Smith on April 05, 2018

Picture this: You are collaborating on a project with a team in the South Island while sitting in your pyjamas at your bach, or providing a service to a client in Australia while on a business trip in America—a few decades ago, just a pipe dream.

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Topics: Financial Reporting

A 4-step guide to setting KPI targets that boost business performance

Posted by Matt Smith on December 14, 2017

Aiming for the right key performance indicator (KPI) targets ensures that your business is on a trajectory for improved performance.

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Topics: Business Improvement

KPI selection: How to choose the right measures for your business

Posted by Matt Smith on December 07, 2017

Selecting the right KPIs for your business is an important part of achieving your strategic goals. However, with the masses of data available to businesses in the digital age, it can be difficult to know which KPIs will deliver the most value.

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Topics: Business Improvement

Business KPIs guide Chester Consultants’ global growth

Posted by Matt Smith on December 05, 2017

Scaling a business is no easy task. However, under the guidance of Bellingham Wallace, Chester Consultants is well on its way to becoming a global success.

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Topics: Business Improvement

What makes a good KPI?

Posted by Matt Smith on November 30, 2017

Delivering high-impact key performance indicators (KPIs) is crucial to a company’s performance and growth. However, not every company understands what makes a good KPI or how to go about setting one.


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Topics: Business Improvement

The strategic importance of company key performance indicators (KPIs)

Posted by Matt Smith on November 23, 2017

Effective company key performance indicators (KPIs) guide a business on the journey towards its strategic goals.

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Topics: Business Improvement

What kind of KPI dashboard does your business need?

Posted by Matt Smith on November 08, 2017

Just like businesses, KPI dashboards come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes and functions. However, we’ve found that they tend to fall into one of six categories—based on the challenges they help overcome.

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Topics: Business Improvement, Efficiency

5 signs of a weak CFO

Posted by Matt Smith on September 26, 2017

Is your chief financial officer (CFO) up to standard? Are they achieving, or are they lagging behind?

 

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Topics: CFOs