April, 2024

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Shifting accounting norms for the AI age: EY

CFO Dive

The rise of AI in the accounting space could bolster the need for core financial skills and expertise, EY’s Daren Campbell says.

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Case Study: Financial Clarity with Modern Nonprofit Accounting Software

The Charity CFO

For nonprofit organizations, accounting comes with a lot of complexity. Categorizing transactions, reporting income, and meeting compliance requirements can be overwhelming. In this case study, we’ll explore real stories of nonprofits who have transformed their organizations by using technology to streamline their financial infrastructure. Instead of slow, paper-driven, backward-looking accounting, these organizations are moving quickly through digital integrations allowing them to focus on th

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Moving the needle: transformation in finance

Future CFO

In the world of business where change is constant, it is a given that the finance function rides on the waves to maximise benefits for their respective organisations. According to Gartner , it is important that finance leaders fully understand the scope of changes that genuine transformation requires, as it observes that finance transformation efforts are falling short of CFOs’ objectives in large part.

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At the Money: Managing a Portfolio in a Higher Rate Environment

Barry Ritholtz

At The Money: with Jim Bianco, President Bianco Research (April, 03, 2024) Interest rates have risen by over 500 basis points during the past 24 months. In this new interest rate regime, TINA is no more. Investors should be considering capturing some of that yield in their portfolios. Full transcript below. ~~~ This week’s guest: Jim Bianco is President and Macro Strategist at Bianco Research, L.L.C.

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Master Your Expenses: The Ultimate Corporate Card Checklist

Choosing the right corporate card program is key to managing employee spending effectively. This checklist highlights important factors to consider, like ease of administration, card acceptance, real-time data, and software integration. It also details features like customizable policy controls, dynamic approvals, and robust analytics to help optimize expense management.

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Employee Experience Expectations

VCFO

Evolving Employee Experience Expectations in 2024 Creating an exceptional employee experience is more than a one-and-done endeavor. As people, markets, and the world around us change, so do employee expectations. Evaluating these shifts and what you need to do to not only create but sustain an optimal environment for your workforce is beneficial to your business.

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Record GST collection reflects India's economic strength and mature GST ecosystem: ICAI President

CFO News

ICAI President, Ranjeet Kumar Agarwal, praises record GST collection surpassing Rs 20 lakh crore for FY 2023-24, highlighting better compliance and economic growth.

Economics 102
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Let’s weigh in on the I Bonds vs. T-bills debate

Tips Watch

By David Enna, Tipswatch.com Last week I was being interviewed by CNBC’s Kate Dore about I Bond investment strategies, and I found myself asking her a question: “Do you think the Federal Reserve has learned a lesson?

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Webinar- Demystifying SAP FI-CA for Handling High Volume and Velocity of Transactions in DSE

Bramasol

As the Digital Solutions Economy (DSE) has proliferated across many industries, the challenges of data Volume, Velocity, Density and Complexity have become critical for success. In this webinar , experts from SAP and Bramasol provide a deep dive into how SAP FI-CA, with proven capabilities for contract accounting, helps to address the key Volume and Velocity issues.

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Companies cut salary budget increases to 3.6%, trim promotions: Mercer

CFO Dive

Plans for slower gains to salaries align with Thursday data showing that economic growth slowed to just 1.6% last quarter, far less than expected.

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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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A Short History of Stocks

Barry Ritholtz

Confused about where we are today? A favorite exercise is to go back to first principles to consider how we got to where we are. (That is a favorite way to find fresh insights). On the equity side, you have to go back a century or so. Equities were considered speculative endeavors, best suited for gamblers and punters. The exceptions? A handful of “Widows & Orphan” stocks, like Ma Bell, some railroads, utilities and the rare bank that was not suffering regular runs.

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Overcoming User Resistance and Training Challenges in ERP Adoption

Navigator SAP

There are many benefits from ERP for food industry operations, especially for manufacturing operations. The benefits of ERP data analytics in manufacturing include better demand planning, tighter production schedules, and less waste, for instance.

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BMO deepens commitment to equity and environmental sustainability with $1 million investment in Parks California

Bank of the West

BMO has announced a groundbreaking $1 million donation to Parks California, the official non-profit partner to California State Parks. This transformative grant will support the organization’s mission to provide career… Read more The post BMO deepens commitment to equity and environmental sustainability with $1 million investment in Parks California appeared first on About BMO.

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U GRO Capital CFO calls for new NBFC category to boost MSME financing

CFO News

U GRO Capital's CFO, Kishore Lodha, suggests a distinct NBFC category for MSMEs to address their financial needs effectively. The CFO also highlighted the company's commitment to sustainability, emphasising growth strategies, including impact assessments and innovative financing solutions like rooftop solar and water sanitation.

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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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Financial Risk Management: Small Business Advice from a CFO

CFO Share

Fractional CFOs view the world through two lenses: risk and reward. Business owners focus mainly on reward (profit), which is easy to measure, while tragically few entrepreneurs look back on a month with low profits and say, “well, at least we managed our risks properly.” Despite the general preference to focus on profits, financial risk management is crucial to long-term success.

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Retail sales surge as economy enters Q2 spurred by spend-happy consumers

CFO Dive

After the release of the retail sales data, the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta upgraded its estimate for the annualized rate in first quarter GDP growth to 2.8% from 2.4%.

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What Recession? State Coincident Indicators

Barry Ritholtz

Between book leave and COVID I have been pretty quiet lately. Since it’s been a few months, I thought we could take a quick look at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s State Coincident Indicators out for both January and February 2024.1 As the charts above show, the economy on a state-by-state basis has markedly improved from Q4 2023’s softening.

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Why are inventories often not efficient?

Navigator SAP

When manufacturers think about efficient inventory management, usually the first things that come to mind are knowing the location of raw materials and finished goods, and making sure that stocks don’t sit idle too long. But more goes into efficient inventory management than that.

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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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Use innovation to drive finance’s operational excellence and business outcomes

Future CFO

Finance operations are not as simple and clear-cut as it was decades ago. Given the imperative to accelerate digital transformation across industries, CFOs and finance teams need to get better at adopting new technologies and driving the integration needed to make these work optimally. Based on findings from Deloitte’s Asia-Pacific CFO Survey , striking the right balance between broad accounting proficiency and specialised technological skills has become a paramount concern for CFOs in the regio

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India requires 30 lakh CAs for $30 trillion economy by 2047, says ICAI President

CFO News

ICAI President Ranjeet Kumar Agarwal projects a surge in demand for chartered accountants, supporting India's aim of a $30 trillion economy by 2047. He also emphasizes on the pivotal role of digitalization and the institute's initiatives for skill enhancement and global alignment with mutual recognition agreements.

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Early Warning Signs of Financial Trouble in Your Business

CFO Share

Whether you’re a proactive leader scanning the horizon for potential problems or a concerned entrepreneur afraid you’re already in the midst of a downturn, you need to know the early warning signs of financial trouble. Identifying these signals could be the difference between successfully navigating rough waters and going down in a shipwreck. If you can keep your cool and understand why businesses fail financially , you will be able to spot these 8 early warning signs of financial trouble in yo

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Cyberattacks pose biggest business threat, small companies say

CFO Dive

Small businesses in professional services are more concerned about cyber risk than those in manufacturing or other services, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said.

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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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1958 BMW 507 Series II Roadster

Barry Ritholtz

In the northeast, Spring has fully sprung. Temps are expected to kiss 80 today, and after a mild winter, we have been enjoying abundant sunshine. The daffodils and tulips are up, the magnolias are blooming, and the pear and cherry trees are explosions of colors! All of that blue sky beckons us to hop in a roadster to enjoy the open road. My first high HP car was a BMW convertible, but the open-top car that set the standard was the 507.

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Evaluating the Scalability of Various ERP Systems for Manufacturing Growth

Navigator SAP

When a manufacturer first puts in place an ERP for food and beverage operations, the focus usually is on getting the system up and running and other tasks such as overcoming ERP adoption challenges among employees. More forward-looking manufacturers keep an eye to the future at the same time, however, also looking for scalability of an ERP system during selection.

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Finance and GenAI: managing risks and adding value

Future CFO

In discussions of new technological advances that can no doubt aid businesses and organisations in their journey to success, risks undeniably come in. With every change comes uncertainty, and with such comes talks on how to manage and mitigate risks to be able to emerge from challenges as unscathed as possible. One good thing to do in times of changes is to see such shifts as opportunities rather than just mere troubles to surpass for the business.

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At 59.1 in March, India's manufacturing PMI hits 16-year-high

CFO News

India's Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) skyrockets to a 16-year-high, reflecting surging production, sales, and stockpiling, a recent report said. The job markets see a welcome return of hiring, but there was a looming shadow of inflation. The HSBC India Manufacturing PMI Report suggest optimistic signs and potential roadblocks for India's manufacturing boom.

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Accounting Software and ERP Readiness Guide

In this white paper, we explore the factors to consider in deciding whether the time is right for your Company to consider a new ERP or accounting software, the total cost of ownership and plans necessary to make the potential leap to these systems.