ACCA and Innovate Finance forge new collaboration

Accounting Insight

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and Innovate Finance, the industry body that represents the UK FinTech sector, reach agreement to connect their networks and collaborate on knowledge sharing, policy and insights. Business Tech ACCA finance fintech tech

Critical Series A Finance Metrics for SaaS Startups

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The post Critical Series A Finance Metrics for SaaS Startups appeared first on Burkland. SaaS startups need strong metrics for Series A funding that demonstrate traction, growth, profitability, and efficiency.

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Finance leaders preparing for tax changes

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Six Key Things Crypto Startups Should Know About Finance

BurklandAssociates

The post Six Key Things Crypto Startups Should Know About Finance appeared first on Burkland. The last two years have seen explosive growth in the number and size of crypto startups. The startup ecosystem experiences the normal ebbs and flows of mood and macroeconomics over Read More.

The 21st-Century CFO: Inspiration and Insights from Top Experts in Finance

Their stories are informative and inspirational with careers forged in today's most storied companies. Our eBook pulls from Airbase's Path to Becoming a CFO interview series on the preparation, opportunities, and mistakes of 20 top names in finance.

The Top Four Finance Pain Points for Consumer Startups

BurklandAssociates

I’ve spoken with hundreds of founders at Consumer startups over the years, and from a Finance and Accounting perspective, the same four pain points come up over and over again. The post The Top Four Finance Pain Points for Consumer Startups appeared first on Burkland.

Taking a Look at Alternative Financing Options for Consumer Startups

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The post Taking a Look at Alternative Financing Options for Consumer Startups appeared first on Burkland. Much has changed in the consumer startup market over the last couple of years. For one, SaaS enterprise investors who had dipped their toes into the consumer space are now Read More.

Regulators Line Up For Trade Finance Modernization

PYMNTS

Trade finance is an area of financial services that is notorious for its continued use of paper and legacy systems. trillion trade finance gap that continues to plague the global market. But it's not the only way that digitization efforts are transforming the trade finance industry.

JPMC: Why Working-Capital Trade Finance Is On The Rise

PYMNTS

And according to Fraser, that means banks will be poised to support that cash flow collaboration through trade finance innovation. “That needs to be financed,” Fraser said, “and it’s creating pressure on working capital that needs to be sized appropriately.”

Approaching Trade Finance From The Payables Side

PYMNTS

Trade finance is a critical tool in supporting global trade for both buyers and sellers, particularly smaller businesses. Yet these financing products aren’t without their risks and drawbacks, and today, criticism continues to mount for certain invoice financing tactics in particular.

Joust To Finance Freelancers’ Outstanding SXSW Invoices

PYMNTS

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Airbase Presents: Off the Ledger LIVE! — Small Teams. Big Impact.

Speaker: Panel Speakers

Airbase invites you to virtually join our inaugural one-day conference inspired by, and in support of, Off the Ledger — a Slack community of over 3,300 finance and accounting professionals. Learn how your finance teams, big or small, can have the greatest impact.

Closing Latin America’s $350B SMB Trade-Finance Gap

PYMNTS

And in an interview with PYMNTS, Jacob Shoihet , co-founder and CEO of the online financing platform Marco Financial , said the problem is particularly acute for exporters. “In The result is a trade finance gap worth about $350 billion within Latin America and more than $1.5

Asset-Based Finance Finds Growth With Balance Sheet Strength

PYMNTS

Decades ago, asset-based finance developed a nasty reputation. One of the histories of the asset-based loan was that it was a loan of last resort," said Norb Schmidt, executive vice president and director of capital finance at Cadence Business Finance. Blurring the Finance Lines.

6 Key Responsibilities for Not-for-Profit Finance Committee Members

Anders CPA

The Finance Committee is a vital part of any not-for-profit organization but serving on a Finance Committee often comes with some uncertainty of its members. Determining responsibilities as a Finance Committee member is necessary for securing the financial health of the organization.

6 Questions to Stress Test a Client's Finances

Accounting Web

Clients 6 Questions to Stress Test a Client's Finances

Shape Up With This Five-Step Plan For Finance Department Fitness

Going Concern

As the world opens up again and we reacquaint ourselves with the gym, perhaps it’s time to consider if your finance department is in need of a fitness plan of its own. The digital finance revolution has been underway in finance departments around the world for some time now.

Path to Becoming a CFO: Howard Wilson, CFO at PagerDuty

Speaker: Howard Wilson, CFO at PagerDuty and Jeff Epstein, Veteran Tech CFO

Join us for this fascinating conversation between veteran tech CFO Jeff Epstein and PagerDuty CFO Howard Wilson. Howard’s path to CFO is unlike any other we have seen over the two years this series has been running. Until becoming CFO at PagerDuty, Howard had not held traditional finance and accounting positions. This session offers a glimpse into an alternate path to the more often observed Big Four or investment banking backgrounds.

How Finance Can Use Technology for Greater Control

Intuitive Accountant

For finance departments working on digital transformation, control is a central issue in making technology decisions. Corpay's Julia Collins explains

Aye Finance Raises Another $27.5M Amid Pandemic

PYMNTS

Bucking the coronavirus-driven economic downturn, Indian FinTech Aye Finance on Wednesday (June 24) said it had raised $27.5 The injection of capital comes as Aye Finance prepares to resume lending in July to small businesses. Investments Alphabet Aye Finance india News What's Hot

Qupital Inks Financing Services Deal With eBay

PYMNTS

Hong Kong-based FinTech Qupital is expanding its reach as it unveils a deal to provide financing services to eBay sellers in one of the world’s fastest growing markets, Greater China. eCommerce china eBay News Qupital seller financing What's Hot

Bank-FinTech Collaboration Tackles SMB Finance Friction

PYMNTS

This week's look at the most recent initiatives in partnerships and open banking reveals a focus on SMB lending and finance, while Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) also gains traction to allow non-banks to offer their own banking services to corporate customers.

Paycor HR Leaders Survey: The State of American Business in 2021

In Paycor’s latest survey, more than 2,000 HR and Finance leaders told us about their plans for 2021. Download the survey for actionable insights and tips.

Apple Expands Zero Pct Apple Card Financing

PYMNTS

Apple will now be allowing 0 percent interest on financing options for several of its products, including the Mac lineup, iPad, AirPods Pro, AirPods, Apple Pencil and others, when paid for via the Apple Card. The financing options will depend on which product one is interested in.

SMBs Explore Financing Options For Their Digital Transformations

PYMNTS

Borrowers don’t always have a consistent experience in their hunt for financing, either. Financing Modernization. Rather than procure an item outright, there are advantages to obtaining equipment financing to secure the technologies SMBs need.

Join Co-Founder, Dennis Najjar, at the Accounting & Finance Show!

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Our very own co-founder, Dennis Najjar, will be speaking at this year's Accounting & Finance Show Americas 2021! virtual accounting financial management financing accounting trends accounting industry financial technology

Financing Gets Flexible As eCommerce Sellers Brace For Seasonality Whiplash

PYMNTS

Digital commerce is a capital-intensive business model, he said, and keeping pace with buyer demand puts a strain on finances. With the holiday shopping season in full swing amid the global pandemic, online commerce is booming.

Path to Becoming a CFO with Kelly Steckelberg, CFO at Zoom

Speaker: Jeff Epstein, Veteran Tech CFO, and Zoom CFO, Kelly Steckelberg

Join us for this very special conversation between veteran tech CFO, Jeff Epstein, and Zoom CFO, Kelly Steckelberg. The session gives us an opportunity to showcase the changes over time for CFOs, and draw comparisons between enterprise and fast-growing, early-stage companies.

Provider Ranking Finds Personal Finance Apps Stable

PYMNTS

Investment and financial management apps showed stability through the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, as the latest PYMNTS Provider Ranking of Personal Finance apps shows. Things get more lively outside the Top 5 Personal Finance apps in this week’s ranking.

PrimeRevenue Receives Digital Supply Chain Finance Patent

PYMNTS

PrimeRevenue , which works in working capital finance solutions, has been granted a patent for supply chain finance (SCF) systems, allowing it better capabilities for digital financing and letting it eliminate Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) waiver requirements, according to a press release.

Fides Expands Connectivity For Finance Professionals

PYMNTS

Fides Treasury Services , which works in multibank connectivity and communications, has rolled out new details about its plans to extend its shop for corporate treasury and finance solutions, according to a press release.

SEC Reignites Supply Chain Finance Debate

PYMNTS

Securities and Exchange Commission is turning its attention to a lack of transparency within corporates’ investor disclosures as more businesses use supply chain financing. Supply chain financing, also known as reverse factoring, is rarely disclosed on financial statements, said Moody’s.

Live Demo: Supercharge Your Month-End Close

Speaker: Nancy Wu, Head of Sales and Customer Success at SkyStem

Automation generally supercharges any process and brings its value to the forefront. See how infusing automation, such as ART (our month-end close solution), into your processes can help you reach the next level of closing.

IKB Partners With fundingport On Corporate Finance

PYMNTS

IKB Deutsche Industriebank AG , which works in lending and public loans, will work with Hypoport subsidiary and corporate finance platform fundingport on corporate finance improvements, according to a press release. Corporate finance has shifted during the pandemic.

Invoice Finance Steps Into The Business Recovery Conversation

PYMNTS

As such, trade finance will be an important piece of the global recovery puzzle. Having announced a partnership with Dun & Bradstreet , Velotrade is expanding the pool of data from which it draws to underwrite financing. With a trade finance gap as large as $1.5

Millennial-Focused Digital Bank Empower Finance Raises $20M

PYMNTS

San Francisco-based Empower Finance, a mobile banking app aimed at helping millennials save wealth, has raised $20 million in a Series A funding round led by Defy Ventures and Icon Ventures, according to a report. Empower Finance has 35 employees and 600,000 users on the platform.

Accenture, TradeIX Partner On Blockchain Trade Finance

PYMNTS

Accenture , a professional services firm, and TradeIX, a blockchain startup in global trade finance, have teamed up to become an onboarding partner for the Marco Polo Network , according to reports.

Path to Becoming a CFO: David Goulden, CFO at Booking Holdings

Speaker: David Goulden, CFO at Booking Holdings, and Jeff Epstein, Veteran Tech CFO

Join us for this conversation between David Goulden, CFO at the world’s leading provider of online travel and related services, Booking Holdings.

Data Sharing, XaaS Target SMB Financing Efficiencies

PYMNTS

Plaid is unlocking payroll data to ease access to federal financing. small businesses, Plaid is looking to support the SMB financing process for both traditional and alternative financiers. Funding Options cited the need for alt-lenders to more efficiently finance SMBs across the U.K.

Personal Finance Provider Rankings Hold Firm

PYMNTS

digital personal finance sector recently with its Money in Excel product , the gloves were off, so to speak, with more major players pushing into a space that’s been pretty much pioneered by startups, FinTechs and neo-banks. When Microsoft entered the U.S.

eBay, LendingPoint Partner On US Seller Financing

PYMNTS

We’re excited to make flexible financing options available that are integrated with our new payments experience. eBay is teaming up with LendingPoint to give the eCommerce giant’s U.S. sellers access to funding to help them build up and sustain their businesses.

Google App Lets Creditors Lock Financed Phones

PYMNTS

With a new Google Play app called Device Lock Controller, creditors for installment phone plans have gained the ability to restrict access to one's phone if they don't make a payment on time, according to a report from XDA. But the app wasn't supposed to be available in the U.S.,

CFO’s Guide to Building an HR Team with Limited Time, Budget and Resources

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when CFOs have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!