In episode 59, Coffey talks with CPA Ashley Taylor about corporate finance and its relationship to human resources.

They discuss the difference between Accounting and Finance; how the financial function serves the organization; how HR and Accounting can partner to improve employee retention, compliance, and the organization’s bottom line; delivering customer service with shared goals in mind; how cooperation builds credibility within the organization; the debate as to where payroll belongs in the organization; the importance of internal controls; compliance and regulatory concerns with remote work; the impact of ongoing interdepartmental cooperation and communication on eventual audits; the importance of documentation supporting financial and HR decisions; the impact of communication on salary management; and responding to wage inflation pressures.


You can hear more from Ashley Taylor and a number of other speakers at Fort Worth HR’s 13th annual The Strategic Mindset conference on September 23rd. Register today at

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Ashley Taylor

Ashley Taylor

Ashley Taylor is a CPA, people developer, VP, mother of 3, yoga teacher, volunteer, serial class taker and reader. She is also an Enneagram One (perfectionist) who, through 25 years of experience has the technical skills, personality development and sense of humor combo to help you do the right thing, get results, build up others, and receive personal benefit.


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