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Cesar Bacani
Cesar Bacani has been Editor-in-Chief of CFO Innovation since 2009. He was previously Research Editor at CFO Asia Research Services and Contributing Editor at CFO Asia, both units of The Economist Group, and Business Editor of Asiaweek, a Time Warner publication.
ARTICLES BY Cesar Bacani
Despite troubles in India and South Africa related to the audit service line, each of the Big Four accounting firms achieved record revenues in 2017, continuing a seven-year unbroken run that has...
Many CFOs are getting ready to announce brilliant 2017 financial results, raising expectations among shareholders that the momentum will continue into 2018. The global economy is forecast to continue...
As confidence in the prospects of the global economy solidifies, more professionals in Asia are willing to move jobs, putting pressure on CFOs because new hires expect 10%-30% salary increments...
A retired US federal prosecutor reveals how the Department of Justice decides whether or not to charge a firm with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, insights that give CFOs a roadmap on...
CFOs are expected to play the role of business partner to the CEO in addition to controlling, stewardship and compliance responsibilities. One CFO in Australia is being sued for focusing too much on...
A service provider of satellite, aerial and drone images and videos offers companies Big Data analytics for due diligence, forecasting and risk management, giving CFOs and the enterprise a new tool...
Nine out of ten CFOs in Singapore and Hong Kong find it challenging to hire finance and accounting professionals, says headhunter Matthieu Imbert-Bouchard. Even tougher: finding talent with...
The conventional wisdom is that technology conferences are only for CIOs and others in IT, but finance professionals can also find value in these events, not least by being updated on technology...
Presenters, panelists and participants at conferences in five cities in the course of the year reveal remarkably similar concerns and areas of interest of Asia’s CFOs, including the economic outlook...
Mining a database of 60,000 business leaders worldwide, US consultant Talent Plus sought to identify the attributes of ‘exceptionally strong’ leaders in Asia. While discovering some truth in...

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What is the primary business activity of your company?: 
What's Wrong with GDP?
There are several key questions GDP fails to answer
Building a Culture of Innovation: Take Risks!
Innovation must start from the top
Technology Can Bridge the Gap Between Finance Functions
Technology can bring treasury and FP&A closer
What’s in store for ASEAN?
The ASEAN region has its own unique opportunities as well as its...
Have Tech Needs? Don’t Only Look to Your IT Team
Business acumen is needed to utilize new applications and software to...
Automation and the new world of work
There may be enough work to maintain full employment to 2030 under...
Adopting a Rolling Forecast Requires a Cultural Change
Rolling forecast is definitely a challenge, said Nevine White...
Data - Deluge and Decisions | Episode 11 | What is a  finance co-pilot?
Find out what finance co-pilots do
APPD 3Q17 | Singapore’s market recovery gains traction
Office rents grew for the second consecutive quarter at an...
AFP Mindshift: Will Technology Replace Treasury?
What treasury practitioners need to do to prepare for the future
Blockchain Will Impact Accounting
Rich de Moll, Vice President, Blockchain Solutions for Finance at IBM...
Double-clicking on the Chinese consumer
Consumer confidence is at a 10-year high in China
Motivation and Development Tips & Advice
How to get motivated again when you are down