Employee Engagement as a Business Strategy
This eBook explores a new way to look at an old-standard: how a collaborative budgeting process (one in which employees are empowered to make, and be held accountable, for important decisions) can be a valuable business strategy for fostering a culture of innovation and employee engagement.
In Harmony: Collaborative Strategic Budgeting for Fiscal Stability
Featuring case studies and interviews with XLerant customers – this Business Officer Magazine article provides financial leaders with a cross-industry look at how three higher education institutions are innovating to achieve a forward-thinking culture, and tying their budgets to the strategic plan.Read more
Avoiding the Potential Pitfalls of Collaborative Budgeting
The benefits of a collaborative budgeting approach (more accurate numbers and forecasts, a culture of teamwork and accountability…) far outweigh the challenges. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t potential pitfalls! This eBook addresses key issues for the practical application of “collaborative” budgeting.Read more
Decision Point: When Is the Right Time to Leave Excel?
Sizing Up Zero-Based Budgeting
A closer look at this promising alternative to traditional fiscal planning. Zero-based budgeting (ZBB) can be a game changer for companies and institutions looking for sustainability or innovative ways to achieve a competitive edge. Examine the pros and cons of this approach to determine if ZBB is right for you!Read more
Constructing Internal Controls – Turning Risk into Rewards
An effective internal control framework identifies and reduces risk. But those aren’t the only benefits: research reveals internal controls can increase employee engagement & customer loyalty! Guest speaker: Jennifer Eversole, CPA shares best practices, risks to watch out for, and surprising rewards!
Maximize Employee Engagement to Drive Financial Results
Research on employee engagement reveals a measurable impact on an organization’s financial success. Guest speaker Jennifer Eversole CPA, an industry expert in finance and organizational strategy, will explain how finance teams can maximize employee engagement to drive financial results.Watch the webinar Read Webinar Summary
Strategy Execution with a Balanced Scorecard
Jennifer Eversole CPA, industry leader in finance and organizational strategy, explores the value of incorporating a Balanced Scorecard methodology into strategic planning. Includes best practices for finance teams who are just getting started, as well as tips for those seeking to improve their current approach.Watch the webinar
The Art of Forecasting: A Pragmatic Case Study
The annual budget process is cumbersome enough for many organizations – revising the budget over the year and making adjustments to align to plan can be asking too much. Learn how Dan Brent, CPA, Associate VP of Finance, Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, tackled this problem.Watch the Webinar
Why Budgeting Should Be a Strategic Planning Imperative
This article in Chief Executive Magazine reviews the top 5 reasons for incorporating budgeting into the strategic plan – including tips for success in engaging employees and increasing ownership in the process.Read the Article