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iplicit publishes guide to becoming a finance superhero

28th Mar 2024
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Sometimes, running a finance team is no task for ordinary mortals. 

FDs can be regularly called upon to do the impossible, taking on bigger challenges with no extra resources. 

The scale of that challenge has led iplicit to give a super-heroic twist to its latest downloadable guide to making the best use of technology. 

iplicit, whose award-winning cloud accounting software was designed to bring major efficiency gains to medium-sized organisations, has published The Superhero FD: How to Save Your Finance Team from the Clutches of Inefficiency.

Finding your superpower 

Rather than reproduce its previous guides to improving efficiency through automation and cloud technology, iplicit decided to have a little fun with the idea of efficiency as a superpower. 

Its guide aims to show how FDs can harness the power of the cloud to perform feats that once seemed beyond anyone’s grasp. 

“The team can find themselves trapped under heavy workloads and imprisoned by old ways of operating,” it says. 

“That’s where you, as the FD, can come to the rescue.”  

Despite the comic book-style cover and the light-hearted approach, the guide does get serious. 

It points out the toll that inefficiency can take in the form of stress and burnout. 

The publication goes on to guide the reader through the “fantastic four” – the key ways in which automation can boost efficiency.

  • Automation of time-consuming tasks. 
  • Consolidation for multi-entity organisations. 
  • Improved internal controls and processes. 
  • Live reporting and enquiries to drive better decisions.  

Meet a superhero FD 

The guide also includes the thoughts of a real life superhero FD – Becky Glover, who was named Finance Director of the Year at the 2023 Accounting Excellence Awards. 

Becky discusses how much extra work is being directed at finance teams. Global issues like ESG, climate change and gender pay gaps are all being laid at finance’s door to report on, she says. 

“If you’re not using technology, you’re going to quickly crumble under the pressure and maybe even be replaced by someone else who can harness that technology,” she says. 

The guide shows how investing time in reviewing processes and researching software can pay off – and possibly see you hailed a superhero.  

The Superhero FD: How to Save Your Finance Team from the Clutches of Inefficiency can be downloaded for free here.  

Learn how to unlock your financial superpower