Strategic Financial Leadership: 6 Skills CFOs Need Now
Succeeding as a modern CFO is more demanding than ever before. Here are the skills you need to become a strategic partner who leverages technology and insights to drive growth and plan for the future.
Bots for Finance: How to Increase Back-office Efficiency Through Automation
Automating basic financial functions can save your company time and money and free your employees from tedious rote tasks. Toptal finance expert Miklos Lukacs explains how building a simple Python bot can streamline your business.
Miklos Lukacs, CFA
Crypto Exchange Wars: How Coinbase Stacks Up Against Its Rivals
Coinbase is among the hundreds of cryptocurrency exchanges that have sought to fill a gap left by the mainstream, for years offering investors the only platforms for investing in Bitcoin and other tokens. However the industry has matured, and the mainstream is warming up to crypto, making the exchange business hotly contested and challenging leaders like Coinbase.
Michael J. McDonald
The State of Private Equity in 2020
The state of global private equity in 2020 is complex, mainly due to economic activity drastically contracting since the second quarter. Many businesses are on the brink of collapse. In these extraordinary times, what are the main challenges that private equity funds face?
How Freelance Finance Consultants Are Beating Big Firms
Freelance finance consultants are delivering high-quality results for clients at a lower cost than traditional consulting firms. How do they manage to do it? One of Toptal’s most in-demand finance freelancers, Michael Ng, explains how freelancers are able to outdo their more established competitors when it comes to communication, expertise, and ROI.
Business Analytics Tips: Harness Your Data to Improve Decision-making
Many organizations that think they’re data-driven are still in first gear. How do you go from simply collecting a lot of data to setting up a business analytics function that actually tells you how to tweak your model to improve profitability?
Quality of Earnings: A Key Pillar of Financial Due Diligence
Financial due diligence is the process of making sure the price of an asset is in line with its operating performance “under the hood.” Assessing the quality of earnings is one of its key tests: How sustainable is the business’ reported financial performance?
Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: What Is It and What Happens Next?
Bankruptcy is a high-stakes game for creditors and debtors. Understanding the process steps of a Chapter 11 reorganization is critical for related parties looking to protect their interests.
Remote Reinvention: How to Find Freelance Work
Building up a pipeline of work as a finance consultant requires a portfolio approach to the various inbound and outbound options for lead generation.
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