The Budget, the Business Plan, and What It Means to the Everyday Employee

The Budget, the Business Plan, and What It Means to the Everyday Employee

Understanding your organization’s budget and business plan is not just for upper management. Matt Weber shares why he thinks understanding both can be advantageous from CEO down to line staff.

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The Key to Finance Variance Reporting

The Key to Finance Variance Reporting

What exactly goes into a good report on variances in a company’s finances? How do you make it informative but not overwhelming or dull? Thankfully, Becky Frankowski is here to share the best tips for writing one.

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Considerations and Pitfalls of Branch Accounting Strategies

Considerations and Pitfalls of Branch Accounting Strategies

Branch accounting may be the next hot ticket item among NCUA examiners. Keegan Daniel explores some considerations and pitfalls to performing branch accounting at your credit union.

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The Key to Internal Fraud Controls? Get Back to the Basics

The Key to Internal Fraud Controls? Get Back to the Basics

Due to recent high profile embezzlement cases, Jim Vilker argues that what the industry really needs is to slow down, check all the boxes, and get back to the basics of internal auditing.

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How Important is Budgeting to a Credit Union’s Financial Success?

How Important is Budgeting to a Credit Union’s Financial Success?

Budgets determine the money, and money determines success, right? Becky Frankowski discusses the purpose of a credit union’s budget – and whether or not it’s essential to their financial success.

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