Olivia Berkman

Olivia Berkman

About Olivia Berkman

Olivia Berkman is the managing editor of FEI Daily, Financial Executives International’s daily newsletter delivering financial, business, and management news, trends, and strategies.

Many CFOs Don’t Have A Succession Plan. That’s A Big Problem

6-Feb-2019 | Olivia Berkman

In this Q&A, Robert Half’s Tim Hird explains the strong message that succession planning delivers to aspiring CFOs within organizations. Few events are as disruptive to a business as an unex

digital transformation, planning, finance, leadership, big business

Four Ways To Compete With “Born Digital” Organizations

15-Jan-2019 | Olivia Berkman

Competing with “born digital” organizations has become a top risk for boards and C-suite leaders. According to Protiviti and NC State University’s seventh annual “Executive Perspectives on Top

diversity, inclusion, hiring, employee experience, customer experience, HR

Diversity And Inclusion Initiatives That Actually Work

26-Dec-2018 | Olivia Berkman

Blockchain. Disruption. Big Data. Bleeding edge. These are a small sample of the hundreds of trendy buzzwords and topics du jour we’ve all grown accustomed to hearing in our meetings, at the confere

risk management, natural disaster, cybercrime, enterprise risk, GRC

Three Risks The C-Suite Needs To Prepare For In 2019

6-Dec-2018 | Olivia Berkman

Resiliency means having the ability to prevent or recover quickly from disruption. “Complacency kills,” says Tom Lawson, CEO of FM Global. “When you don't manage the enterprise risk, the results

lease standards, finance, software, regulation, regulatory changes

Dedicated Software For New Lease Standards: Most Finance Leaders Unprepared

25-Sep-2018 | Olivia Berkman

Organizations are challenged to assess needs, design specifications, and oversee the implementation of new IT solutions for compliance with new lease standards (IFRS 16 and ASC 842), and time is runni

finance, innovation, digital transformation, CFO, leadership, ERP, visibility

Managing In An Unlimited Visibility World: A Q&A With SAP’s Thack Brown

11-Sep-2018 | Olivia Berkman

FEI Daily spoke with Thack Brown, chief operating officer of SAP North America, about the future of ERP and how much insight is too much insight. FEI Daily: Are CFOs ready for the future of ERP?

The Intersection Of Risk And Performance Management

25-Jun-2018 | Olivia Berkman

Emerging digital technologies and increased regulatory pressure are key factors in the current risk landscape, and senior-level financial executives are challenged to keep pace. FEI Daily spoke with

Growing Companies Challenged By Legacy Planning Tools

27-Mar-2018 | Olivia Berkman

Finance teams require a “single source of truth” in order to be accurate and predictive. But as companies grow, many are beginning to realize that existing tools rely on legacy systems that don’

financial reporting, risk, GRC, financial disclosure, investor, investment advice

Disclosure Effectiveness Weakened By Complicated Ownership

19-Feb-2018 | Olivia Berkman

Financial disclosures should be tailored to the business and written clearly and concisely for the investor. They shouldn't be verbose, overly complex reports that don’t meet the investors’ needs

CFOs’ Optimism About China’s And Europe’s Economies Hits New High

7-Feb-2018 | Olivia Berkman

“I would say this is the most optimistic survey we’ve ever had,” said Sandy Cockrell, Deloitte’s Global CFO program leader, speaking about Deloitte’s quarterly CFO Signals survey. Followi