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Economists bump up 2024 core PCE inflation forecast to 2.7%: NABE

CFO Dive

Fed officials reiterated Monday that before trimming borrowing costs they need more confidence that price pressures will steadily decline.

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How to Optimize SAP ERP Integrations

Navigator SAP

Not all ERP integrations are created equal, which is where ERP optimization comes in. The effectiveness of a given ERP system and its integrations heavily depends on how it was set up and deployed. Get it right, and you look like an efficiency hero. Get it wrong, and both you and the system look like a company albatross. Often the distinction between a good ERP integration and a bad one is not clear cut.

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Companies incorporated abroad are moving back to India

CFO News

Businesses that incorporated or shifted their base outside India are moving back home. Indian markets are proving to be ideal for startups in terms of investments as well as ease of business operations, say experts.

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What Stagflation?

Barry Ritholtz

The Misery Index — the combination of Inflation and unemployment — failed as a bearish criticism of the economy. Unemployment remains at 60-year lows, and Inflation has plummeted from 9% down to the 3s. If you have a bearish mindset , and seek confirmation of that perspective, then the next economic critique after the Misery Index you try on for size is “Stagflation.” We have heard the S-word from Jamie Dimon , Stanley Druckenmiller , Bank of America , Barclays , Fox , Ma

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Live Demo: How to Achieve Reconciliation Zen

Speaker: Nancy Wu, Head of Sales and Customer Success at SkyStem

Automation generally supercharges any process and brings its value to the forefront. See how infusing automation such as ART (our month-end close solution), into your close can get you to the next level of closing. We will share a live demo of SkyStem's solution, ART and share the key elements of month-end close automation. Through ART, we'll take a look at: What month-end close automation entails Which process steps can and should be automated Benefits of achieving process automation, and Why i

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Modernising finance reporting in support of ESG

Future CFO

The Workiva 2023 Global ESG Practitioner Survey reveals that 90% of surveyed practitioners agree that in the next two years, having a strong ESG reporting programme will give their organisation a competitive advantage. However, in the here and now, the same study reveals that businesses worldwide are grappling with ESG complexity, with 71% of respondents acknowledging that three or more internal teams are involved in their company’s ESG reporting processes.

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10 Factors To Determine If Your Potential Niche Is Really Viable (And How To Finetune If Necessary)

Nerd's Eye View

Ongoing research into how advicers can structure their practices to be better and more successful has consistently highlighted the benefits of choosing to serve a specific niche. In fact, the more specific the niche, the better, as a highly specialized niche not only allows an advicer to differentiate themselves in a crowded marketplace of other 'generalist' advicers, but also helps them build a more efficient practice where they serve clients who share similar characteristics (and puzzles to so

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How SEBI is tightening norms for independent directors

CFO News

The evolving regulatory environment highlights the imperative for prospective independent directors to possess the requisite expertise and commit to upholding governance standards effectively.

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April inflation matches expectations; markets celebrate

Tips Watch

Both all-items and core inflation increased 0.3% in April, as predicted. By David Enna, Tipswatch.com After three months of higher-than-expected inflation, U.S. prices in April increased on target, setting off a euphoric mood in the stock and bond markets.

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Webinar- Learn About Powerful New Features In Subscription Billing from SAP Development

Bramasol

Join Bramasol’s John Froelich along with David Eastlund, Christian Ilmberger, and Boris Aljancic from SAP’s Development team to learn more about how powerful new features such as multi-currency and early billing that extend the power of SAP’s premier cloud Order to Cash solution, Subscription Billing. Along with a deep dive into how these new features work, the panel will address best practices for implementing them smoothly into your overall end-to-end, quote-to-cash to compliance landscape.

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New DOL Final Overtime Rules: Quickstart Guide for Employers

There’s a new overtime salary threshold that will impact employers across the country. If you have an employee making less than $43,888 on July 1 or less than $58,656 on January 1, you’re going to have to start paying overtime. Download Paycor’s guide to learn: Which groups of employees are affected? How should you classify employees? Best ways to mitigate risk.

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Inflation cools, reassuring Fed after unexpectedly hot gains in Q1

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The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note fell on investor speculation that slower inflation will prompt the Fed to sooner cut borrowing costs.

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DoL’s Retirement Security Rule & PTE 2020-02 Amendment: What Advisers Need to Know Now About Giving Rollover Advice After Sept 23, 2024

Nerd's Eye View

On April 25, 2024, the Department of Labor (DoL) issued the final version of its Retirement Security Rule (the "Final Rule"), which imposes an ERISA fiduciary standard "that applies uniformly to all investments that retirement investors may make with respect to their retirement accounts ". The new rule represents the latest attempt by regulators to define the types of individuals and advice that are subject to a fiduciary obligation, following on the heels of the SEC's Regulation Best Interest (

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Not just auditors, Promoters and KMPs too need to be held responsible for frauds: Amarjit Chopra

CFO News

Amarjit Chopra, former President of ICAI, emphasizes the critical need for accountability beyond auditors in corporate frauds. In an insightful interview with ETCFO, Chopra discusses the roles of promoters, CFOs, and directors, urging comprehensive reforms for enhanced corporate governance.

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This week’s 10-year TIPS reopening auction looks attractive

Tips Watch

By David Enna, Tipswatch.com Real yields have had a bumpy ride over the last several weeks, but as things settle down, it looks like this week’s reopening auction of a 10-year Treasury Inflation-Protected Security could be a promising investment.

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Your Guide to Creating a Travel Policy

Navigating travel expenses can be challenging, but our workbook offers a clear path forward. Learn to craft a travel policy that fits your budget and makes travel management simple. This self-guided workbook offers: Practical advice on choosing airlines, setting booking time frames, and managing travel costs effectively. Insights into selecting the right class of service for each employee, ensuring everyone travels comfortably and within policy.

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MiB: Savita Subramanian, US Equity & Quantitative Strategy, Bank of America

Barry Ritholtz

This week, we speak with Savita Subramanian , head of US Equity and Quantitative strategy at Bank of America. She also leads the firm’s environmental, social and governance research. She has been a ranked analyst in the Institutional Investor survey for the last eleven years. Prior to joining the firm in 2001, Subramanian was an analyst at Scudder Kemper Investments in New York and San Francisco.

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Scammers siphon $25M from engineering firm Arup via AI deepfake ‘CFO’

CFO Dive

Cybercriminals utilized AI deepfakes to falsely pose as Arup’s CFO and other employees, leading a staff member to transfer $25 million to Hong Kong bank accounts.

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Maxio vs NetSuite: Who’s Best for Subscription Billing?

Driven Insights

Your SaaS business is gaining traction and you’re outgrowing the basic accounting software that’s gotten you this far. With recurring and non-recurring revenue streams, varying contract terms, and higher volume, revenue recognition has become a real challenge.

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Sleeping partner cannot answer: FM on brokers’ tax; urges collaboration for investor’s confidence

CFO News

During a recent event at the BSE, Finance Minister was asked a tough question by a stock broker regarding high taxes on stockbrokers and real estate transactions. Highlighting the significant tax burden, he called the government a "sleeping partner" reaping benefits without sharing operational risks.

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Planning Your Restaurant's Path to Profitability

Speaker: James Kahler, COO of Full Course

Ever wondered where to splurge and where to safely conserve when it comes to operating and growing your restaurant? 🤔 Join James Kahler, COO of Full Course and industry visionary, in this new webinar where he'll talk all about best practices to invest in your restaurant's success! Whether you're a new business or an established restaurant, a seasoned pro or a rookie, you'll learn the keys to sustainable success in this competitive industry.

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CFOs must get ahead of AI enterprise benefits, Gartner says

Future CFO

Chief financial officers must be on top of the game in dealing with today's technological advancements, which include artificial intelligence , of course. Gartner says investments in AI are at all-time high with the market set to double to US$300 billion by 2027, but CFOs adopting the technology are unlikely to realise the anticipated enterprise benefits unless they mitigate four common stalls that hinder AI adoption.

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Weekend Reading For Financial Planners (May 18-19)

Nerd's Eye View

Enjoy the current installment of "Weekend Reading For Financial Planners" - this week's edition kicks off with the news that a recent study indicates that while overall social media engagement for financial services companies was down in 2023 compared to the previous year, firms boosted their engagement through posts that were entirely original content (rather than sharing third-party content), spoke to the firm's or advisor's principles (with posts responding to current news topics lagging), an

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Ballooning AI budgets expected to face ROI pressure

CFO Dive

As corporate AI expenditures grow, they will likely come under increased scrutiny in earnings calls, Gartner’s Frances Karamouzis said.

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WEBINAR: Tailored Quality of Earnings (QoE)

E78 Partners

In our recent webinar, co-hosted by industry experts Dan Stankey and Garrett Rizk, participants learned about the evolution of Quality of Earnings (QoE) and its critical role in M&A transactions. This session provided valuable insights into both buy-side and sell-side QoE analyses, emphasizing their importance in due diligence processes and highlighting the rising trend of sell-side QoE.

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How Automation is Driving Efficiency Through the Last Mile of Reporting

Speaker: Jamie Eagan

As organizations strive for agility and efficiency, it's imperative for finance leaders to embrace innovative technologies and redefine traditional processes. Join us as we explore the pivotal role of digitalization and automation in reshaping what is commonly referred to as the “last mile of reporting”. We’ll deep-dive into why digitalization is no longer a choice, but a necessity for finance departments to stay competitive in a fast-paced environment touching on: 2024 trends for the Office of

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Govt looks to change base year for major economic gauges to FY23, revamp of key datasets also being planned

CFO News

The base year provides a reference point for measuring changes in economic variables and comparing relative performances of indicators over time. For instance, real gross domestic product (GDP) growth is currently calculated with reference to FY12 prices.

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A Day in the Life: Victoria Wymark from PwC Southeast Asia Consulting

Future CFO

Editor’s note: Going down uncharted paths can bring learning opportunities and rewards you never imagined before. In today’s A Day in the Life interview, Victoria Wymark (pictured), Director, Digital Transformation, PwC Southeast Asia Consulting (SEAC) shared with FutureCFO audiences two such experiences in her professional life and in travel, plus her typical work day.

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Navigating Bank Lending Shifts: How Commercial Credit Group Sustains Reliability

Commercial Credit Group

As banks withdraw from the equipment financing industry and adopt more restrictive lending practices, there are fewer options to secure the funding necessary to purchase equipment and grow your business. Changes in lending policies can have a significant impact on both prospective borrowers seeking loans and established business owners who have been long-standing customers at a bank.

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Companies are choosing leaner operations over price hikes: BCG

CFO Dive

Passing on cost increases to inflation-weary consumers is challenging, but not raising prices carries its own risks.

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Thinking About How To Lessen Your Burden During Month-End Close? Skystem Can Help!

Most people dread the nearing of the month-end close and reconciliation process, and who can blame them? It's typically a tedious, long, stressful process; but it doesn't have to be. Implementing automation into your month-end process can significantly reduce this headache by automating up to 40% of your reconciliation and saving nearly 30% of your time spent.