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Operating Model for Finance Leaders are changing! Have you relooked at yours?

Posted on Dec 4th, 2019 - By shantanu - 0 Comments

The world we live in is changing everyday due to digital disruption everywhere. Organizations are forced to change and reinvent their business…

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Technology disruptions in the BFSI sector of India powering financial inclusion

Posted on Nov 8th, 2019 - By shantanu - 0 Comments

Mobile money can be a gateway into a huge and largely untouched market, as it offers a dual promise of enabling financial inclusion and an emerging…

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Chartered Accountant? – 4 things beyond subject matter expertise that ‘industry’ expects from you

Posted on Sep 26th, 2019 - By shantanu - 0 Comments

Do all roles in the industry circle around core Chartered Accountancy subjects like audit, taxation and accounts? The answer is no. Then why are…

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Automation is coming!

Posted on Aug 8th, 2019 - By shantanu - 0 Comments

In the coming decades, sophisticated robots, computer programs and other forms of automated technology will eliminate many jobs in many fields, and…

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Comments on Union Budget 2019

Posted on Jul 5th, 2019 - By shantanu - 0 Comments

Today’s budget was expected to set the tone for Modi government 2.0’ vision and long-term systematic growth plan to stabilize and take forward…

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White-collar crimes: CFO as protector and trustee of the organisation

Posted on Jul 4th, 2019 - By shantanu - 0 Comments

An area that has widely come into limelight recently is the white collar crimes that needs attention of the new age CFO. As finance leaders are at…

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CFO’s role in Driving customer Centricity

Posted on Jun 6th, 2019 - By shantanu - 0 Comments

Customers form the core of existence and Growth of any Business. The real focus on customer service called "Customer care" ushered in India with the…

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Recruiting Real Talent Using Artificial Intelligence

Posted on May 23rd, 2019 - By shantanu - 0 Comments

Written by Rajiv Maheshwari, CEO, Anand and Anand, based on his experience of creating a tool for recruiting using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and…

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What does a CFO bring to start-ups and why is it important?

Posted on May 21st, 2019 - By shantanu - 0 Comments

At one point, Uber was the epitome of how start-ups can clock up disruptive and exponential growth. At the very next moment, the smooth sail appeared…

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Tips to monitor your financial performance

Posted on May 16th, 2019 - By shantanu - 0 Comments

Paying attention to these numbers pays off Keeping up with all of the day-to-day demands of operating a business can cause owners to lose sight of…

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Optimizing Payment Gateways Costs in Ecommerce Startups

Posted on May 15th, 2019 - By shantanu - 0 Comments

One of the major head of expense which typically escapes scrutiny by Executive Leadership in E Commerce organizations is the “Payment Gateway…

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What CFOs can take forward from 2018 and what they should focus in 2019

Posted on May 14th, 2019 - By shantanu - 0 Comments

In the year 2018 we saw businesses come back on a steady keel after the volatility of GST implementation and the aftermath of demonetisation of the…

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Tech trends that are fast disrupting the traditional finance landscape

Posted on May 8th, 2019 - By shantanu - 0 Comments

Recently, I read about Dubai announcing its plan to be “the world’s first Blockchain-powered government”, with a plan to be 100% on blockchain…

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The large reconstruction of India’s supply chain and logistics business

Posted on May 7th, 2019 - By shantanu - 0 Comments

Supply chain is considered the backbone of any consumer goods company, given the fact that companies have to manage large volumes and reach the…

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Understanding of Bill To/Ship To in Car Leasing- Place of Supply

Posted on May 6th, 2019 - By shantanu - 0 Comments

PLACE OF SUPPLY – GST GST is a destination based tax, for example: the goods or services will be taxed at the place where they are consumed and not…

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How Mergers and Acquisitions Enabled Comviva to Charter a Global Course

Posted on May 3rd, 2019 - By shantanu - 0 Comments

To say that the past two decades have been eventful for our business would be an understatement. And why not? From providing communication solutions…

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Invisible Finance

Posted on Apr 11th, 2019 - By shantanu - 0 Comments

The changing role of the CFO is a never changing topic for the past many years. So, I thought I could also follow the well-trodden   path…

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CFO: To be and how to be

Posted on Apr 8th, 2019 - By shantanu - 0 Comments

Over half of my working-career I have been a CFO, graduated to a CEO role about half-a-decade ago. When I was not a finance chief, I wondered if…

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In 2019: Can we expect a better governed Corporate World?

Posted on Apr 8th, 2019 - By shantanu - 0 Comments

2018 was some sort of a watershed year for governance in the world of business. Some of the best known corporate executives and well-known companies…

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Executive Dialogue: CFO Engage- Pankaj Vasani Executive President & Group CFO, South Asia of Publicis Groupe

Posted on Apr 5th, 2019 - By shantanu - 0 Comments

FACT FILE Joined Publicis Groupe: in early 2018 Core Finance team size: 100+ Education: Chartered Accountant (India), Associate Certified Public…

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CFO is needed more in a startup than in a large organization

Posted on Apr 5th, 2019 - By shantanu - 0 Comments

Most of the founders and CEOs of startups don’t believe in the need for a CFO and the general thought process is to take support if need be during…

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How can the CFO improve the finance team’s role and optimize its business impact?

Posted on Mar 29th, 2019 - By shantanu - 0 Comments

A successful company is one which can add value to its various stakeholders. This requires the company to perform better than the current economic…

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AR – Way ahead for Banking Sector

Posted on Mar 27th, 2019 - By shantanu - 0 Comments

Augmented Reality (AR) is getting a lot of attraction these days. Even a person who knows little of AR is using it one form or another. The best…

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How Leadership Would Manage Crisis

Posted on Mar 25th, 2019 - By shantanu - 0 Comments

Introduction “In case of Nestle now taking steps to protect the reputation of the Brand Maggie in the Indian market. How does leadership expected…

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Financial Risk in Corporate Treasury

Posted on Mar 18th, 2019 - By shantanu - 0 Comments

Introduction Treasury is a place where entire cash of the Company sits, this can be compared with a fresh lake of water serving the needs of the…

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Evolution of CFO Role in E-commerce Sector

Posted on Mar 14th, 2019 - By shantanu - 0 Comments

Introduction In todays’ evolving world the role of a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is changing dynamically. Its orientation is becoming futuristic…

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Diversity or Equality Series : How to increase women in leadership?

Posted on Mar 14th, 2019 - By shantanu - 0 Comments

Quick summary for those who missed my previous article in this Diversity or Equality series. We spoke of the important quality women need to build…

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Diversity or Equality – What’s the Path Forward?

Posted on Mar 14th, 2019 - By shantanu - 0 Comments

Gender Diversity and Inclusion are hot topics that are being discussed in HR War rooms and even in board rooms today. What are we doing to increase…

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Shaken not Stirred

Posted on Feb 23rd, 2019 - By shantanu - 0 Comments

This dialogues from the Bond thriller, best describes the hard-pressing reality for the Finance leadership in todays world. Conventional Reporting is…

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“Govt must not look at angel tax as just another source of income from businesses”

Posted on Feb 15th, 2019 - By shantanu - 0 Comments

Angel tax has been buzzing in the startup arena of late. More than 2,000 startups have been handed over angel tax notices, according to Indian…

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Empowering sales team is good, over- empowering not so much. Strike the right balance!

Posted on Feb 15th, 2019 - By shantanu - 0 Comments

Off late senior management has been focusing on empowering the sales team, but they generally tend to find a right balance. This has been a…

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Negotiation

Posted on Jan 29th, 2019 - By shantanu - 0 Comments

After 20 years of working and being rated as one of the best negotiator by my corporate, I still contemplate, is negotiation an art or science? Is it…

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M&A Talent retention and recruitment

Posted on Jan 29th, 2019 - By shantanu - 0 Comments

It was announced by the H'able Finance Minister and rightly so that the Indian economy is the only progressive economy amongst the BRIC nation.…

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Failure of Corporate Governance: Pointing Fingers, will it resolve Governance Issues?

Posted on Jan 8th, 2019 - By shantanu - 0 Comments

In the recent past, several reputed corporate houses in India (I prefer not to mention individual names) reported governance challenges. We went…

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Role of the CFO as a Corporate Governance, Transparency and Social Responsibility Leader

Posted on Jan 8th, 2019 - By shantanu - 0 Comments

In an uncertain business environment, the pervasiveness of interdependency among companies is very much evident. The role of the management has…

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