Spreadsheets: curse or cure?

Since the introduction of programs such as SuperCalc more than 25 years ago, spreadsheets have been popular with both finance and business professionals. But what really is the secret behind their appeal, and are they still a beneficial business tool or has their shelf-life expired?

What is devolved accounting?

If you’ve ever thought that devolved accounting is just a ruse for the finance department to shift some of its workload to other departments, then think again. It certainly means that non-finance staff do become more involved in the accounting process but typically the results are beneficial for the whole organisation.