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

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

Standardize, Centralize, And Automate Your Corporate Close

16-Aug-2017 | Elizabeth Milne

Part 12 in the Continuous Accounting Series Corporate finance departments are acclimatizing to an environment of growth, mixed with uncertainty. For most enterprises, key growth measures are on the

financial close, accounting, reconciliation, continuous accounting

Improving On The Entity Close Process

2-Aug-2017 | Elizabeth Milne

Part 11 in the Continuous Accounting Series. With increasing transactional volumes and complexity, it’s no surprise that the repetitive manual processes and late nights compressed into the financ

financial close, accounting, reconciliation, continuous accounting

5 Ways To Improve Intercompany Reconciliation

12-Jul-2017 | Elizabeth Milne

Part 8 in the Continuous Accounting Series.  Globalization and new regulations like BEPS have raised the profile of intercompany accounting in recent years. With the rapid growth in the number of

The #1 Thing You Need To Know About Continuous Accounting And The Hard Close

7-Jun-2017 | Elizabeth Milne

Part 3 in the Continuous Accounting Series.  As we digest the concept of continuous accounting, it is important to understand that continuous accounting does not replace a hard close.  There wil