Financial Reporting | Evan Webster (2)

Evan is a creative storyteller with a passion for innovative technology. As an Area Sales Manager with Vena (and formerly a Content Marketing Specialist), Evan is always experimenting with new ways to inspire finance professionals so he can help them thrive in their roles as strategic, forward-thinking business partners. (2)

Vena Release Powers Faster Planning and Reporting for Finance Teams

March 4, 2020 |

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How Storytelling Essentials Can Transform Financial Reporting

This post was first published in 2019, but it was updated on December 8, 2021 just for you. Nobody asks finance professionals to produce a tale about financial reporting as charming and funny as Toy Story or any other movie animated by Pixar. They don’t ha......

February 15, 2019 |

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In Appreciation of Beautiful Financial Reports

Don’t just focus on getting the numbers right — transformative CFOs turn rows and columns into a visual story that lasts Not long ago, I spent almost an entire day formatting — then reformatting — an internal management report that I hated. It wasn’t a pro......

January 15, 2018 |

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How To Build Dashboards That Overcome The Doubters

Quote by Christopher Lah, Revenue Cycle Senior Director at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital: Putting the right information into one place should enable better decision-making, but first you need to avoid the most common design traps. If you’re driving a car,......

April 14, 2017 |

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What Makes KPIs Meaningful: A Holistic Look

Even if you’re not in danger of joining the “cult of metrics,” it’s worth factoring in informal forces and the impact of digital changes. Finance leaders may not see eye-to-eye on everything, but they can all agree that without metrics, an organization wil......

March 29, 2017 |

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How Cumming Cut their Reporting Cycle from 4 Weeks to 1 Day

Vena allows Cumming to produce reports the same day of the financial close, leading to significant time and resource savings, and allowing the organization to implement proactive business strategies. Automating the financial close and reporting process is ......

February 27, 2017 |

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What Seems Like A Financial Reporting Add-On May Soon Become Essential

Forward-looking KPIs and other attempts at generating deep insight could become part of an emerging trend in supplemental financial disclosure packages. Sometimes, after watching a particularly long PowerPoint presentation, you might see the “Appendix” sli......

February 5, 2017 |

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How to Overcome ‘Change Fatigue’ In Financial Reporting

Everyone agrees there has to be a better way for CFOs and their teams to share data. But does that better way have to feel so unsettling? The symptoms of “change fatigue” may be subtle, but trained managers learn to recognize them. It could be marked by em......

November 24, 2016 |

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The Annual Report, Reimagined

Research shows innovation in financial reporting is a top CFO concern. Now it’s just a matter of thinking through how content consumption patterns are changing. Ten years ago, if you asked the average person to draw a phone, they would probably have sketch......

November 20, 2016 |

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Financial Reporting: The Path From CFO Credibility To Collaboration

Financial reporting might seem irrelevant to those steering an organization. It’s the finance team’s job to convince them otherwise. This is a variation on the old if-a-tree-falls question: If a report comparing budget to actuals is sent out and nobody rea......

September 22, 2016 |

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