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The podcast for transformational success in social media, finance, technology, innovation, and business simplification, with a sense of fun throughout.

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The podcast for transformational success in social media, finance, technology, innovation, and business simplification, with a sense of fun throughout.

Excel with the Elites here:
http://bit.ly/2VJZ4SL

    Fuelling The Last Mile Of Finance | Just What Is The "Last Mile" All About? | Charitable Cold Nights In London!

    Fuelling The Last Mile Of Finance | Just What Is The "Last Mile" All About? | Charitable Cold Nights In London!

    Today we are speaking with Rafiq Rajablly, Strategic Account Director at Workiva, and we discuss all things technology, but more importantly the importance of understanding business processes, and achieving the holy grail of delivering (and explaining) the "Last Mile of Finance", a topic that we believe should be on every CFO's radar!

    Rafiq works with businesses to reduce risk and deliver positive business outcomes through process transformation. His cross-sector experience spans Manufacturing, CPG, and Finance delivering BPO, Planning, Reporting and Analysis solutions. He is passionate about understanding a company's challenges and developing solutions options underpinned with a solid business case.

    We also delve into Rafiq's recent exploits, spending a very cold night on London's streets, in support of the Centrepoint charity.

    RELEVANT LINKS:

    Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rafiq-rajabally-09aaa4/

    Website: https://www.workiva.com/uk

    • 59 min
    Accountancy & Tax On Fire | How Hard Can It Be? | New Beginnings, IVF and Junior Tennis

    Accountancy & Tax On Fire | How Hard Can It Be? | New Beginnings, IVF and Junior Tennis

    Today we are speaking with Josh Bauerle, a CPA and series 65 licensed financial advisor.  Has worked in a wide variety of accounting and advising positions prior to starting my own business, CPA On Fire, in December of 2012.

    His passion is working with entrepreneurs to help them maximize their profits and minimize their tax liability, and also a love of writing and talking with people.

    Josh also has a truly inspirational story to tell regarding IVF and the challenges faced, and the awesome work he is doing with his very own foundation, plus we discuss junior tennis and his involvement in the sport. What an incredible way to give back!

    Relevant Links:

    Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshbauerle/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/cpaonfire

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5R6REmuJGIVxwY-LcAqUbQ

    • 39 min
    Thought Leadership In FP&A | Business Planning Technology | The Evolution Of Anaplan

    Thought Leadership In FP&A | Business Planning Technology | The Evolution Of Anaplan

    Today we are speaking with James Myers. James is a thought leader in FP&A and has presented at various Finance summits, including FP&A for High-Tech Summit; The CFO Forum; Finance Forecasting, Analytics and Transformations Summit and was recently the keynote speaker at the FP&A and Big Data Summit.

    We also share and discuss our mutual appreciation for budgeting, planning and forecasting software, and the current dominance and evolution of Anaplan.

    He has also held various finance and operations leadership roles in multinationals such as Dell and Nokia and has clients such as Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

    James holds advanced degrees in finance and accounting; is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a member of the Association of Chartered Accountants in the US.

    In his spare time, he is also a Co-Program lead for the Silicon Valley Startup Leadership Program and runs the Silicon Valley Power BI User Group.

    DOWNLOAD LINKS:

    LINKED IN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesmyersw/

    ARTICLES & POSTS: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesmyersw/detail/recent-activity/posts/

    • 41 min
    Infinite Intelligence Mechanics | The Superpowers That Can Be Unleashed By Anyone

    Infinite Intelligence Mechanics | The Superpowers That Can Be Unleashed By Anyone

    In a slightly different podcast this week, I delve into the beautiful and graceful subject of Infinite Intelligence Mechanics, as a subject that I knew nothing about until this amazing and enlightening podcast with JC Gordon. 

    I urge you all to take some time out from the chaos of life and open your mind to what is an amazing subject matter that could be the start of a better and more fulfilling life.

    JC Gordon is the Global Ambassador and Pioneer of the Angelize Yourself movement. He is also the Founder of Angeldom Academy. In 1994, he retired after a successful career as a banker and financial analyst. Two years later, on June 25, 1996, he was killed by a chainsaw. 

    During his afterlife experience, he has revealed the timeless mechanics of Infinite Intelligence and Angel Consciousness that the mind of God is. He was sent back from his afterlife experience to reveal the profundities and depths of Angel Consciousness and Infinite Intelligence Mechanics so their superpowers can be unleashed by anyone. From 1996-2019, he completed his twenty-three-year Angelization internship to prepare himself for its revealing. He has written fourteen books about his afterlife revelations and is today’s foremost authority on Angelization.

    RELEVANT LINKS:

    https://angeldomacademy.com/

    https://twitter.com/AngeldomAcademy

    https://youtube.com/AngeldomAcademy

    https://www.facebook.com/jc.gordon.92775

    • 53 min
    Let's Get Down To Business - FP&A In The Modern World. What Is It? How Is It Done Right? The Importance And Relevance Of FP&A?

    Let's Get Down To Business - FP&A In The Modern World. What Is It? How Is It Done Right? The Importance And Relevance Of FP&A?

    In this episode, I am delighted to welcome on to the show, Carl Seidman, a trusted and disciplined advisor specializing in financial strategy and business transformation. He has dedicated his career to guiding healthy companies through strategic growth and aiding stagnant, under-performing, and distressed companies through turnaround or revitalization. 

    We go deep into the world of FP&A, what it means, how can it be defined, plus a whole load more besides. It's a fascinating insight into the world of FP&A as described and defined by a highly sought-after keynote speaker and trainer in the field of FP&A, business modeling, and Millennial career development. and possesses other professional credentials in insolvency and restructuring, valuation, fraud, and financial forensics.

    RELEVANT LINKS:

    Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carlseidman/

    Website: https://www.fpa-trends.com/

    Published Articles:

    https://www.fpa-trends.com/article/corporate-fpa-done-right

    https://www.fpa-trends.com/article/zero-based-budgeting-still-relevant

    https://www.fpa-trends.com/article/future-business-modeling-excel-integrated-planning-ai

    • 38 min
    Build Business Applications YOUR Way WITHOUT Learning A Programming Language!

    Build Business Applications YOUR Way WITHOUT Learning A Programming Language!

    I am delighted to welcome on the show Andy Vigrass, Managing Director of mrc (UK) Ltd for some 24+ years, an amazing achievement in this modern world, and previously a consultant with Capgemini. His depth and breadth of experience are certainly extraordinary and in this episode, we discuss the art of developing business applications with the low-code or in some cases no-code development platforms. Yes, it really can be achieved without being a slave to a programming language!

    RELEVANT LINKS:

    LINKED IN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andy-vigrass-36ba631/

    WEBSITE: https://www.mrc-productivity.com/

    • 40 min

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