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Elizabeth Milne

About Elizabeth Milne

Elizabeth Milne has over 20 years of experience improving the software solutions for multi-national, multi-billion dollar organizations. Her finance career began working at Walt Disney, then Warner Bros. in the areas of financial consolidation, budgeting, and financial reporting. She subsequently moved to the software industry and has held positions including implementation consultant and manager, account executive, pre-sales consultant, solution management team at SAP, Business Objects and Cartesis. She graduated with an Executive MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. In 2014 she published her first book “Accelerated Financial Closing with SAP.” She currently manages the accounting and financial close portfolio for SAP Product Marketing. You can follow her on twitter @ElizabethEMilne

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What Is Continuous Accounting?

17-Feb-2017 | Elizabeth Milne

Continuous accounting is a paradigm shift for finance professionals responsible for closing the books and producing financial statements. “The way we’ve always done it” is to wait until period e

Reporting And Analysis Options For The Financial Close

20-Apr-2015 | Elizabeth Milne

As part of our ongoing accounting and financial close series, today we’ll discuss reporting and analysis for the financial close. In my last blog, we began to discuss financial reporting at a hi

Corporate Close Step 3: Get Stuff Out

15-Apr-2015 | Elizabeth Milne

As part of our ongoing accounting and financial close series, today we’ll discuss best practices in the corporate close. Since this is quite a comprehensive topic, I’ve split this into three step

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Corporate Close Step 2: Automating Calculations

10-Apr-2015 | Elizabeth Milne

As part of our ongoing accounting and financial close series, I’ll continue the discussion with step 2 of best practices in the corporate close.Last time I talked about “putting stuff in,” or c

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Standardize, Centralize, And Automate Your Corporate Close

7-Apr-2015 | Elizabeth Milne

As part of our ongoing accounting and financial close series, today we’ll discuss best practices in the corporate close. There is much to discuss on this topic so I will split this topic into three

Signs That Your Financial Close Process May Be Broken

29-Aug-2014 | Elizabeth Milne

Recently, I worked with Deloitte to publish the paper 5 Signs that Your Financial Close Process May Be Broken (and What to Do About It). Deloitte is a fantastic partner with massive experience working

How Fast Is Your Financial Close Process?

16-Jul-2014 | Elizabeth Milne

An organization produces financial statements for various stakeholders. And that organization’s financial statements are its face to the world. The quality and speed with which these are produced ar

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Accelerate Your Close and Make More Time for Analysis

14-Sep-2012 | Elizabeth Milne

Many companies would like to reduce the time it takes for the accounting and financial close. Three main factors affecting a faster close are: people, processes and technology. As the close is not a o