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Weekly Round Up
25 September 2018
Latest Companies

PowerPlan, Inc. - Lease Accounting Solution

Cigna Global Health Benefits - Stand out from the global crowd

Atlantic Canada - A Competitive Business Location for ICT Companies

Bynx - Vehicle Leasing and Finance, Software for Fleet Management and Short-term Rental Management

Bellcom Worldwide - International Contact Centre

Press Releases

PowerPlan to build adapter for SAP S/4HANA® to address customer needs today and into the future
The integrated adapter helps companies accelerate month-end close by leveraging key financial and compliance data from SAP S/4HANA and PowerPlan solutions.

PowerPlan’s latest release incorporates customer feedback for updates to the new lease standards and provision
PowerPlan, the leading compliance provider of regulatory, budgeting and tax solutions for asset-intensive organizations, announces its latest release, version 2016.1.

PowerPlan celebrates 16 years helping customers manage the accounting of their lease agreements
The purpose-built solution meets IFRS and FASB lease accounting standard changes – ASC 842/IFRS 16.

Companies choose PowerPlan Lease Accounting solution to meet the FASB and IASB lease accounting standards
The integrated solution provides complete lifecycle accounting for all capital and operating leases, including equipment, real estate and purchase power agreements.

Sabre to integrate Chrome River’s leading expense management solution into its new mobile platform for business travellers
Chrome River becomes a Sabre premier provider for expense reporting.

White Papers

Sophisticated IT systems that put finance before technology
No matter how technology develops to assist fi nance professionals, the core tasks of the team remain the same. A lot of organisations still rely on pushing the functionality of spreadsheets...

8 things to know about the upcoming lease standard
This short list is a good reminder of things to consider with the new IFRS Lease...

3 mistakes to avoid in your lease compliance plan
Preparing for IFRS 16? Be sure to avoid these three common pitfalls as you prepare for new lease...

How will the major changes to lease accounting standards (ASC 842/IFRS 16) affect SAP customers?
Public or private, billion-dollar corporation to family-run business, will be disrupted by the new IASB lease accounting standards. Learn more about the...

9 questions to ask now about the lease accounting standards
Based on research with multiple companies across the globe, here are the top questions your team should consider as you prepare for IFRS...


FDE TV releases its latest episode - Finance Transformation: The New Era
FDE is pleased to introduce you to the latest episode of FDE TV, where our presenter, Darina Ivanova speaks with Shawn Ramsay, group operations director at Moneysupermarket.com; Christine Williams, finance director EMEA at Alight; Tim Wakeford, VP of financials product strategy at Workday, and Robert Bloor, group financial controller at Equiniti.

FDE TV episode on female CFOs and female leaders
In this episode of FDE TV we address the topic of female CFOs and female leaders. We speak with Kathryn Bishop, an associate fellow at Said Business School of the University of Oxford, Lena Shishkina, CFO EMEA & APJ at Workday, and Ana de Pro, group CFO of Amadeus.

FDE, in partnership with FCA, launches its new season of FDE TV
In our season four opener, Darina Ivanova, FDE TV presenter, visits the Museo Storico Alfa Romeo, Alfa Romeo’s official museum located in Milan, and meets Gianluca Italia, managing director Italy and EMEA fleet & business services director at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (also known as FCA).

SEAT's fleet solution meets clients' changing needs
In this supplement, Finance Director Europe investigates companies’ needs in mobility and fleet management, and finds out what SEAT has to offer its clients.

Encouraging more women to assume leadership roles
With women ducking out of the finance and technology sectors at early ages, industry leaders are lending their voices to the diversity discussion. Eleanor Wilson talks to Maria Ferraro, CFO at Siemens UK, about Siemens’s new initiatives to encourage female leadership.


Defining the CFO of the future
A series of Finance Director Europe events has explored how the role of the CFO is changing rapidly. Lena Shishkina, chief financial officer EMEA and APJ at Workday, explains how CFOs can meet these challenges.

IFRS 16 lease accounting requirements
With IFRS 16 lease accounting requirements coming over the horizon, companies must act now to adjust their reporting processes and meet the new standards that could have a major impact on balance sheets and income statements. Marco van der Kooij, managing director at Wolters Kluwer CCH Tagetik Benelux and Nordic, discusses the implications of the new standards and how the right solution can ease the burden of compliance.

Impact of IFRS 16 on balance sheets and income statements
With the upcoming introduction of IFRS 16, which will bring new accounting standards to bear on lease contracts, the business world has been working hard to assess the impact on balance sheets and income statements. Gilles Momper, CFO of fleet services provider ALD Automotive, talks to FDE TV about how the new rules will affect fleet operations.

Importance of data security with focus on compliance
Data drives business and, for most people, their personal lives; therefore, data security is of paramount importance. The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation in 2018 has brought compliance into the spotlight. We speak to Steven van Hoorebeke, CEO of HR and payroll specialists SD Worx, about the implications of the new legislative regime.

Influence of technology on the finance function of companies
The pace of change in the finance function of any large organisation has been accelerating for many years, and the potential for technology to unlock greater efficiency and business value continues to grow. At the Q3 2017 Finance Director Europe briefing in London, in partnership with Sabre, Unilever’s then-VP of future finance, Steve Dixon, talked about his personal journey of technological discovery and how it is influencing the finance function of one of the world’s biggest companies.

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