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From Crisis to Prosperity: A Digital Transformation Case Study

The pandemic has changed the way we all live and work. I speak to customers everyday that are living and working through the pandemic. When AvidXchange came to us with their newest quarterly report "From Crisis to Prosperity: Experts Predict Financial Industry's Path Forward", it resonated on many levels. The report features forward-looking articles that formulate a digital transformation case study from industry experts that focus on how to rebuild for growth in the months ahead. They feature articles from:

Topics: business intelligece Software and Technology Industry Disaster Recovery General

The Importance of Good Church Leadership Succession Planning

Good leadership matters. As an organization, your emotional intelligence is vital to the church leadership succession planning process. People work for people. “People are definitely a company’s greatest asset,” says Mary Kay Ash, CEO of Mary Kay cosmetics. “It doesn’t make any difference whether the product is cars or cosmetics. A company is only as good as the people it keeps.” I think back to every organization that I’ve ever been in or a part of and that sentiment is so true. People are so important. Relationships with people are what bind us, especially in faith-based organizations when our focus is on the good work we do with people and spreading the word of the Lord. Faith-based employees are stewards of the organization, no matter which role they are in.

According to Neal Joseph in Outcomes Magazine, “Leadership challenges now require an extra something that is often intangible. We tend to hire people to solve ‘technical’ problems in our organizations, when in fact many organizational issues that result from working in a post-modern cultural context require adaptive, not technical leadership.”

Topics: back office Faith-Based succession Planning

How to Plan Well for 2021 to Avoid Church Financial Problems

Last week we hosted a webinar with Vanderbloemen that talked about effective financial leadership and preparing well for 2021 to help you avoid church financial problems. It is such an important topic for the churches we work with – especially learning to serve in this new post-pandemic world.

Topics: Faith-Based

Q&A: Why BetterSpaces Relies on Finance and Accounting Outsourcing

BetterSpaces focuses on growth and avoids the cost and time required to build and manage their own finance operations by subscribing to AcctTwo’s Managed Accounting Services.

Keith Angell, BetterSpaces’ Co-founder and CFO, was kind enough to sit down with Peter Wagner, AcctTwo’s Director of Marketing, to talk about what led him and BetterSpaces to outsource, rather than build, their finance function.

Topics: outsourced accounting General

Finance Leaders Overcome Digital Transformation Challenges to Come Out Stronger

If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that business operations needs to be early adopters of technology to overcome digital transformation challenges. Traditionally, finance and operation teams tend to be more conservative when adopting  platforms, so that controls and bugs are properly vetted, however – in our new remote world, we need to be as connected as ever. “An AvidXchange survey of 500 businesses found that since the pandemic began nearly three out of four businesses (74 percent) have added new technology to enhance work, reducing pressures and creating agility as they navigate a rapidly changing work environment.”

Topics: Finance Transformation Digital Transformation The Future of Finance and Accounting Remote Working General

AcctTwo’s Church Finances Leader Allison Webb Guests on Ministry Architects’ Webinar

AcctTwo’s Head of Nonprofit, Allison Webb, was the latest guest on Ministry Architects’ webinar: “How to Be More Confident in Your Church Finances for 2021”. Allison and Jeff Dunn-Rankin, Ministry Architects’ Executive Vice President, talked about how to make fiscally wise decisions for your church finance digital transformation in 2021.

Topics: church accounting church ministry Faith-Based ministry Digital Transformation

The Purpose of Succession Planning

The purpose of succession planning is to have a plan in place when someone within your organization leaves. This could be a career change, retirement, or an immediate life altering situation. Most of the time you can’t predict what’s going to happen, so having a succession plan in place can help work through the chaos when something unexpected happens. Deloitte reports that while 86 percent of leaders believe leadership succession planning is an “urgent” or “important” priority, only 14 percent believe they do it well. Similar to buying accounting software, succession planning is a function that you only do a handful of times in your career. It is realistic to feel that you don’t do it well if you don’t do it often.

Topics: back office Faith-Based succession Planning

The Role and Expectations of the CFO in the Pandemic

Marcus Wagner, AcctTwo’s Founder & CEO, discusses the harsh reality of doing business during the COVID-19 pandemic on Financial Executives International’s (FEI) website. The role and expectations of CFOs and finance teams is changing as they face immeasurable challenges and make tough decisions. “The COVID-19 pandemic and its associated economic impact brought a wave of unforeseen challenges to company financial leaders, forcing many to make difficult and strategic decisions in order to remain in operation as businesses around them shuttered.”

Topics: outsourced accounting outsourced finance and accounting Finance Transformation Digital Transformation General

Ascent Conference: Finance & Accounting Playbook

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of participating in this year’s Ascent Conference, a staple of the startup, SaaS, and venture capital communities in the Greater NYC area. Because of COVID, the event was held virtually. I gave a keynote presentation on “How to Extend Your Runway with a Finance and Accounting Playbook.” As the founder and CEO of AcctTwo, a services and technology company delivering the Future of Finance and Accounting to nearly 1,000 organizations throughout the country, my team and I have firsthand experience implementing the processes, controls, and technology needed to optimize financial resources for SaaS companies at variety of growth stages. As a result of this experience, we’ve developed a Finance and Accounting Playbook that I shared during the keynote. The effects of COVID-19 for the past few months have only reinforced the need for this kind of planning.

Topics: SaaS accounting outsourcing Accounting SaaS General

Bolster Business Resilience with a Proactive Plan Post-COVID-19

Last week Marcus Wagner, AcctTwo's Founder & CEO, presented a webinar with Bill.com on how to bolster business resilience with a proactive plan. COVID-19 has brought upon unprecedented challenges and changes for businesses of all sizes. It’s critical to begin the shift into the learning and adaptation phases as quickly as possible to be able to emerge stronger from the pandemic.

Topics: cloud adoption risk mitigation Digital Transformation The Future of Finance and Accounting General