Category Archives: Finance

Empathy

The biggest challenge I face managing a business which is labor intensive is to understand the circumstances under which or the which have forced a person to react the way he/she is reacting. And one thing is sure that at … Continue reading

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Jai Hind….. Jai Ho

It is a wonderful Sunday today. Personally it becomes more blissful for me as I am enjoying an exquisite family holiday in Coorg. It is in the midst of a coffee plantation and I am totally secluded from the mechanized … Continue reading

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Improving Cash flows – Inventory is the Key

I am currently following a very interesting discussion in one of Linked in groups. The moderator has raised a question “If you could do only one thing to improve cash flow, what would you do?”. There are variety of answers … Continue reading

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The Emerging Role of CFO

It can be safe to say that traditional roles of finance function are now taken for granted. The rules of the game have changed for CFOs, reflecting a more uncertain, dynamic and global economic environment in which their businesses operate. This is made more complex by extraordinary rate of technological change. This future environment presents enormous challenges for CFOs, but it also provides a great opportunity for ambitious finance professionals seeking a rewarding and enriching career. Aspiring CFOs with commercial exposure, who have developed their non-financial expertise and can be savvy in the boardroom are the ones to watch. Continue reading

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Cost Cutting Vs. Cost Optimization

The latest buzzword in any business is budgeting and forecasting. A little bit of introspection and we find that budgeting practices are often aimed at cost reduction. Nothing but business environment is to be blamed for this. Growth rate of … Continue reading

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Managing Cash to Cash Cycle – The Pragmatic Way

As a finance professional, whenever I look at a Balance Sheet, my first focus area is Inventory portion of it. To me, apart from operational inefficiency, the biggest sinkhole in any organization is Inventory. In this entry, I would not … Continue reading

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