Elizabeth Milne

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

Think Bigger: Two Strategic Wins For Implementing Continuous Accounting

21-Feb-2018 | Elizabeth Milne

Part 4 in the “Continuous Accounting Action Plan” series Welcome to the fourth post in our series on how to reinvigorate your finance and accounting processes to make them more responsive, agil

The Power Of Three: Quick Wins To Move To Continuous Accounting

7-Feb-2018 | Elizabeth Milne

Part 3 in the “Continuous Accounting Action Plan” series Thanks for joining us for the next blog in the continuous accounting action plan series. In the last blog, “Moving to Continuous Fina

Moving To Continuous Finance: Strategy And Buy-In

24-Jan-2018 | Elizabeth Milne

Part 2 in the “Continuous Accounting Action Plan” series Globalization, the acceleration of the business cycle, and rapidly evolving technology that improves collaboration, automation, and ins

finance, leadership, finance technology, continuous accounting, digitalization

Continuous Finance: Planning Your Journey To Better Accounting, Planning, And Performance

10-Jan-2018 | Elizabeth Milne

Part 1 in the "Continuous Accounting Action Plan" series You’re not imagining things. The pace of change is accelerating, and there are no brakes. The business cycle is now continuous with a spee

Continuous Accounting: An End To The Financial Close Nightmare

25-Oct-2017 | Elizabeth Milne

Part 21 in the Continuous Accounting Series We’ve reached the finish line of our financial close series. We hope you’ve found it both informational and thought-provoking. Improving your financia

financial close, continuous accounting

How To Improve The Governance Of Your End-to-End Financial Close

27-Sep-2017 | Elizabeth Milne

Part 17 in the Continuous Accounting Series Managing internal controls around financial reporting is, of course, fundamental to governance and compliance. Under Section 404 of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX)

Financial Reports: 5 Tips To Save Time, Lower Costs, And Reduce Risk

13-Sep-2017 | Elizabeth Milne

Part 16 in the Continuous Accounting Series Improving the core financial reporting disclosure process remains under the spotlight for most organizations. A recent survey by Financial Executive Res

digital finance

What CFOs Need To Know To Reach Financial Analytics Success

5-Sep-2017 | Elizabeth Milne

Part 15 in the Continuous Accounting Series If yours is like most finance and accounting organizations, you’re probably hearing a lot about the need for finance to become a better, m

Standardize, Centralize, And Automate Your Corporate Close: Step 3

30-Aug-2017 | Elizabeth Milne

Part 14 in the Continuous Accounting Series In the last part of our series on the consolidated corporate close, we touch on financial and management reporting. It’s hard to believe – or perhap

financial close, accounting, automation

Standardize, Centralize, And Automate Your Corporate Close: Step 2

23-Aug-2017 | Elizabeth Milne

Part 13 in the Continuous Accounting Series Following on the previous post in this series, let’s take a closer look at the financial consolidation process. With globalization, complex entity stru