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Amy Moore
Amy Moore
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November 8, 2022

The Coming Revolution in Annual Planning

Learn how progressive finance leaders are transforming a process marred by excessive costs, complexity, and angst.
Mike Gonzalez
Mike Gonzalez
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August 5, 2022

Tips to drive business efficiency in a down market

The market correction and fear of a recession forces companies to make decisions they should have been making all along. Here are a few tips to help drive efficiency and focus on business fundamentals.
Mike Gonzalez
Mike Gonzalez
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July 27, 2022

How to improve collaboration between CFO and CEO

Advice for CEOs. In your next chat with your finance leader, ask some of these questions to get a sense of where your business stands and how you can better support them.
Mike Gonzalez
Mike Gonzalez
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July 21, 2022

Why Orland Bravo puts budget management above all else

Orlando Bravo, co-founder and managing partner of Thoma Bravo, describes budget management as the most important heuristic of a top-performing business.
Mike Gonzalez
Mike Gonzalez
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July 20, 2022

Tips to deliver higher ROI on business investments

When people talk about the market prioritizing efficiency, they mean the bar for Return on Investment (ROI) has been raised. Investments with shaky return prospects need to be cut, and areas of high investment need all the attention.
Mike Gonzalez
Mike Gonzalez
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July 19, 2022

5 tips to be a better business partner

Most finance teams don’t have the bandwidth to do real business partnering. Here are 5 tips to improve business partnering when time and resources are scarce.
Mike Gonzalez
Mike Gonzalez
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July 14, 2022

How Frank Slootman provided the playbook for Finance Service Management

Frank Slootman built ServiceNow into one of the most success software companies of all time. His playbook for IT Service Management (ITSM) informs the future of Finance Service Management.
Mike Gonzalez
Mike Gonzalez
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July 12, 2022

Lessons from Antonio Gracias (board member of Tesla, SpaceX, and founder of Valor Equity)

How Antonio Gracias pushed Trace's co-founder, Mike Gonzalez, to conduct zero-based budgeting in the face of restructuring.
Mike Gonzalez
Mike Gonzalez
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July 6, 2022

Why the future finance leader will serve like a Product Manager

Future finance leaders (and really all G&A for this matter) will think of themselves as product managers. The key mindset shift is they’re responsible for a portfolio of products and services that they provide to the business (i.e. budgeting, headcount, spending, analysis, etc.).
Amy Moore
Amy Moore
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June 7, 2022

The Buyer's Guide to Headcount Management Software

Headcount management tasks are killing your finance team’s productivity. Many companies are looking to headcount management software solutions for a fix. Here's your guide to what to look for.
Amy Moore
Amy Moore
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April 12, 2022

No more politics: 8 ways finance can use teamwork to make headcount planning easier

The best way to for finance to succeed at headcount management is by collaborating with the right teams in the right way. Headcount management might start with finance and end with finance–but in-between it’s all about the teamwork.
Mike Gonzalez
Mike Gonzalez
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April 7, 2022

Why and how finance should forecast weekly

I’ve met a handful of finance teams at high-performing public and late-stage private companies forecasting weekly or bi-weekly. Many finance leaders are trying to figure out how to do the same. Here’s a bit more about why and how.
Amy Moore
Amy Moore
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April 6, 2022

Partner Highlight: Lever + Trace

Great news: Trace and Lever are now integration partners. Together, Lever and Trace can help our mutual customers recruit the best talent–on time and on target. See how the Trace and Lever integration works.
Mike Gonzalez
Mike Gonzalez
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April 5, 2022

Navigating a market that prioritizes efficiency with growth

The importance of finance teams is at a peak. The business landscape is turbulent, and the best finance teams will step up to lead. In a down market, growth and burn matter just as much as growth.
Trace Analysts
Trace Analysts
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March 9, 2022

The Headcount Management Playbook

Don't wing it on headcount management. Get the Headcount Management Playbook to learn how to bring clarity and order to your headcount management processes.

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