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Recent posts

Payment Cards
October 14, 2020

Life hacks: Why remote finance teams love virtual cards.

As part of a spend management system, virtual cards help finance teams manage AP from a distance.

October 9, 2020

How to streamline operations in a fast-growing company.

Learn how the right systems and processes can improve operational efficiency across departments.

Payment Cards
October 5, 2020

How virtual cards can support business continuity.

Virtual cards offer visibility and control that can help businesses respond to rapid change.

October 2, 2020

Airbase releases The 21st-Century CFO, an ebook for strategic finance teams.

Airbase releases a new ebook offering insights to aspiring finance and accounting professionals.

Business Spend Management
September 29, 2020

How real-time spend visibility improves efficiency and enables smarter decision making for finance teams.

Six ways that a comprehensive spend management system can help finance teams think strategically.

September 23, 2020

No more bottlenecks: How to create a user-friendly pre-approval process for better spend management.

Find out how an effective pre-approval process can support both productivity and accountability.

Accounts Payable
September 21, 2020

The evolution of bill payments: Why comprehensive spend management platforms are the future of AP.

If you’re using a legacy bill paying system, it’s time for an upgrade to a more comprehensive platform.

September 15, 2020

Jason Warnick, CFO at Robinhood, on the importance of long-term goals, collaboration, and authenticity.

Jason Warnick, CFO of Robinhood, shares his insights on reaching top roles in strategic finance.

Accounts Payable
September 11, 2020

Towards better bill payments: How alternatives provide modern spend management solutions.

Modern spend management systems use improved workflows and visibility for easier bill payments.

September 10, 2020

How to migrate to a more powerful ERP while protecting data integrity and minimizing disruption.

Thoughtful project management is the key to a successful migration to a more robust ERP.

September 4, 2020

The Benefits of a Continuous Close: How Real-Time Accounting Can Lead to More Accurate Forecasting and Better Time Management.

Real-time automated accounting can help finance teams eliminate tedious monthly close processes.

Business Spend Management
September 3, 2020

Intelligent spend management: How today's finance & accounting leaders balance fast-changing risks with responsiveness and responsibility.

Intelligent spend management gives finance teams the tools they need for fast responses to change.

August 26, 2020

Putting the story first: A critical mindset shift for FP&A success.

FP&A helps drive business results by putting accounting numbers into context.

August 25, 2020

Handling a corporate address when moving to a fully remote location: What you need to know.

Companies with a completely remote workforce have a few options for maintaining a business address.

August 21, 2020

Recruiters' perspectives on your path to becoming a CFO.

Top recruiters identify and attract the right CFO talent to match a company’s needs.

August 20, 2020

Mark Hawkins, CFO and President of Salesforce, on personal values, strategic finance, and being a CFO.

Mark Hawkins, CFO and President of Salesforce, shares his insights on professional growth.

Business Spend Management
August 18, 2020

Move beyond purchase orders for greater efficiency.

Find out what’s taking the place of POs in the purchasing cycle

Payment Cards
August 12, 2020

Why virtual cards are taking over the business world.

Virtual cards are an upgrade over traditional credit cards for fast-growing companies. Here’s why.

July 24, 2020

Becoming a CFO: Alfred Lin on Creating a Successful Strategic Finance Career

The path to CFO is less important than your innate traits, including creativity and persistence.

July 16, 2020

Creating a Resilient Finance Organization.

To be resilient, companies focus on strategic finance supported by efficient accounting processes.

July 3, 2020

Tax Changes Contained in the CARES Act

The CARES Act uses the tax code to provide both short and long term relief to companies.

July 1, 2020

Solid advice for your first 90 days as a strategic finance leader.

The CFO of Step and former head of finance at Robinhood on her first 90-day framework for success.

June 24, 2020

To Fix The Technical Debt of a Messy Finance Stack, Hire A Modern Controller.

Reassessing financial leadership skills needed to pay off technical debt in the finance stack.

June 10, 2020

Off the Ledger Hot Topic:

Shared pain points for small finance and accounting teams and approaches to procurement software.

Small finance teams use a variety of approaches to spending and procurement software.

Payment Cards
June 4, 2020

An Incidental Benefit of Digital Wallets ... Contactless Payment.

Airbase cards can be added to your Apple Pay or Google Pay Digital Wallet for contactless payment.

May 18, 2020

The Legal Risks Associated with PPP Loan Applications.

In spite of recent clarifications, legal exposure remains for companies who apply for PPP loans.

May 14, 2020

Treasury Function: Best Practices for Early-Stage Companies.

Lessons from Okta and Gusto – treasury practices for managing cash and preserving capital.

May 6, 2020

Is spend management software the new procure to pay software?

Procure to pay software and next wave expense-management software.

April 24, 2020

Navigating Uncertainty – FP&A Best Practices

FP&A moves to the forefront as reliance on finance teams to navigate the downturn intensifies.

April 23, 2020

Navigating Uncertainty: Utilizing Venture Debt in a Downturn.

The spike in venture debt drawdowns and applications for new facilities has lenders near capacity.

April 15, 2020

5 Ways to cut wasted spend

With a focus on cost discipline by CFOs, getting control over spending is an important first step.

April 10, 2020

Options for Reducing Office Space in Extraordinary Times

Lease agreements leave companies few options to avoid payment, still other terms can be negotiated.

April 3, 2020

CARES Act: ‘Affiliate rule’ restricts eligibility for venture-backed companies

The SBA’s ‘affiliate rule’ restricts access to Payroll Protection Program for VC-funded companies.

April 2, 2020

Navigating Uncertainty: Extending your runway

Strategies and options for raising capital and cutting costs in an economic crisis.

March 31, 2020

Navigating Uncertainty: The Investor Perspective

Seasoned investors’ perspectives and advice for finance leaders confronting the economic crisis.

March 25, 2020

Business Continuity - Make sure your finance team can respond to the coming fire.

Today’s need for up-to-the-minute financial data exposes inadequate company-spending processes.

March 24, 2020

Navigating Uncertainty

Join top VCs and finance professionals for a discussion series on how to navigate this economic time

Business Spend Management
March 16, 2020

What is spend management?

Decentralized spending by today’s modern companies needs a spend management solution

March 5, 2020

Top investors back Airbase’s solution to fix non-payroll spending

A single platform to streamline workflows – approvals, payments, accounting – for efficient growth.

Payment Cards
November 18, 2019

How to replace your corporate card program with Airbase virtual cards

Deploying Airbase virtual cards? Here’s how to pull off a seamless transition.

Accounts Payable
November 5, 2019

Overhaul your AP for the credit card economy

Today’s spend management tech stack isn’t built for the credit card economy. Here’s how to fix that.

Business Spend Management
October 29, 2019

Mitigating Purchasing Fraud Risks For Growing Startups

Purchasing systems, built for control, can help minimize and prevent credit card fraud.

Business Spend Management
September 24, 2019

How to simplify your T&E spend (with insights from Netlify)

Finance teams can use Airbase to control T&E spend and reconcile it in real-time.

Business Spend Management
September 16, 2019

How to level-up your old-fashioned spend controls

Replace your outdated spend controls with more effective strategies that won't slow down your team.

September 3, 2019

Ready for real-time expense accounting?

Get more accurate expense reporting and make faster decisions by switching to real-time accounting.

August 23, 2019

Do this before you buy new software for your finance team

Five software purchasing mistakes and a framework you can use for evaluating business software

Payment Cards
July 18, 2019

How SaaS is breaking the corporate credit card

Corporate credit cards aren't built for the subscription economy. Here's why they need an upgrade.

The 21st-Century CFO: Career Paths, Finance Teams, and the Future of Strategic Finance

In this ebook, leading finance professionals provide an in-depth insight into their careers, what it takes to be a CFO in today’s fast-paced environment journeys, and the future of the finance function. Get the ebook.

The Ultimate Guide to Your First 90 Days for Startup Finance Leaders

Download this 30/60/90-day template to set yourself up for success as a financial leader. Co-authored by two-time startup veteran, Nadia Asoyan. 10-min read.