Fri.May 10, 2024

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7 Traits of the World’s Best Finance Teams

Creative CFP

Building the world’s best finance team for high-growth SMEs means bringing together a group of professionals who are more than just number crunchers. These team members need to be the next generation of finance superheroes. At CCFO, we’re on a mission to build the world’s best finance team for SMEs. We asked our team of finance professionals to vote for the most important characteristics required for building a great finance team.

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FASB crafts workarounds to proposed expense rule’s pain points

CFO Dive

On the heels of new crypto accounting rules, the FASB’s proposed expense standards also represent a big change for many public company report preparers.

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Automate Financial Processes Quickly by Rediscovering SAP ERP

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As a business grows, the need for financial automation becomes clear. However, emerging companies also usually have the least amount of time for setting up backend systems that enable this financial automation. That’s where SAP’s powerful but reimagined ERP solution comes into the conversation, SAP S/4HANA Cloud Public Edition. Startups and growing businesses often are exhilarating places to work, but they aren’t where you go for more free time.

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Inflation to slow, settling close to Fed target in 2025: Wolters Kluwer

CFO Dive

The forecast that price pressures will fall aligns with a 13% decline this month in sentiment among consumers, who fuel roughly 70% of economic growth.

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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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Weekend Reading For Financial Planners (May 11-12)

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 analysis from Morningstar suggests that the Department of Labor's (DoL's) new Retirement Security Rule (aka Fiduciary Rule 2.0) could save retirement plan participants $55 billion over the next 10 years (due to an expectation of more low-cost fees being offered in plans) and those rolling over workplace plans into IRAs to purchase annuities another $32.5 bill

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MiB: Jim O’Shaughnessy, O’Shaughnessy Ventures

Barry Ritholtz

This week, we speak with Jim O’Shaughnessy, founder and CEO of O’Shaughnessy Ventures. He is also chairman of the board at Stability AI. He is the host of the Infinite Loops podcast and the author of How to Retire Rich , Invest Like the Best , and Predicting the Markets of Tomorrow. We discuss how the book What Works on Wall Street set the tone for his entire career as a quant.

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Integrity in Finance – Why Establishing Trust Matters

CFO Selections

“If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don’t have integrity, nothing else matters.” - Alan K. Simpson Originally published: 6/30/2021 Updated: 5/10/2024 Integrity in finance should be the foundation of a lasting bond between a business and its clients. Everyone wants to believe the promises that a company makes to them with respect to safeguarding their interests.

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Just 50 among over 2,000 NSE listed firms, why are there so few women CFOs in India?

CFO News

Industry experts attribute the persistent underrepresentation of women in CFO roles to various challenges, including inherent bias against women and companies' struggles to retain high-potential women through critical life stages.

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Bookkeeping Help: How to Forecast Cash Flow with Your Bookkeeper

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Maintaining a predictable cash flow is crucial to stability and avoiding stress. Although bookkeepers are not professional financial planners, they can use their intimate knowledge of your transactions to assist business cash flow management. In fact, I never forecast cash flow without bookkeeping help – their insights are too valuable to ignore. By leveraging the detailed financial data they maintain, you can create a 13-week cash flow forecast that provides valuable insights into your upcomin

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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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Tata Sons raises royalty fee 2x to Rs 200 crore

CFO News

The owner of the Tata brand name kept the royalty fee at Rs 100 crore for a period of five years, before finally raising it by two times. TCS, TaMo and others will now have to pay Rs 200 crore as royalty fee to Tata Sons.

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AI for CFOs and Finance Professionals: Your Guide to Getting Started

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Artificial intelligence (AI) isn't just science fiction anymore; it's revolutionizing the finance industry. CFOs and finance professionals are increasingly recognizing the potential of AI to automate tasks, unlock insights, and drive strategic decision-making. However, navigating the world of AI can be daunting. Adoption has more than doubled since 2017.

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RBI looks at asset reconstruction companies amid a flood of allegations

CFO News

India's central bank is set to hold a meeting with top management from asset reconstruction companies (ARCs) to discuss corporate governance and stressed-asset resolutions. This comes amidst concerns about potential back-door entry by defaulting promoters. The meeting, scheduled for May 17 in Mumbai, will see the participation of all 27 registered ARCs, along with RBI executives.

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IIP growth eases to 4.9% in March but grows faster at 5.8% in FY24

CFO News

Among the three major industries, manufacturing and electricity recorded a faster pace of growth in March compared with the previous month, expanding 5.2% and 8.6% compared with 4.9% and 7.5% in February. On the other hand, mining activity eased sharply to 1.2% from 8.1% in the previous month.

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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.

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Meesho closes $275 million funding in first tranche, in talks for more

CFO News

Meesho secures $275M funding in a $600M round. Share transfers hinted in SEC filing. In total, Meesho has raised $1.36 billion – including secondaries – since 2015.

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Early enthusiastic EV adopter phase probably over; focus on mkt development: Tata Motors Grp CFO PB Balaji

CFO News

Tata Motors is focusing on market development to boost electric vehicle (EV) penetration in India and address concerns of new customers. The company missed its guidance of selling 1 lakh units of EVs in FY24 and is confident of crossing the milestone this fiscal. Tata Motors is committed to the expansion of EVs and plans to launch its Curvv EV this year.

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RBI says 15 NBFCs surrendered registration certificates

CFO News

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced on Friday that 15 Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs), including Tata Capital Financial Services and Revolving Investments, have surrendered their certificates of registration for various reasons. Among these, nine NBFCs have ceased to exist as legal entities due to factors such as amalgamation, merger, dissolution, or voluntary strike-off.

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Industry asked to name items from areas where India can be self-reliant

CFO News

The fact that India's exports between April and January of FY24 were $3.7 billion and its imports, primarily from Russia's crude oil imports, were $51.7 billion, is what worries New Delhi. Additionally, the bloc has free trade agreements with Iran, China, Vietnam, and Serbia; these agreements may have an effect on the competitiveness of Indian industry in any of the EAEU markets.

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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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Bankruptcy court admits insolvency plea against listed firm India Steel Works

CFO News

The Mumbai NCLT admits India Steel Works Ltd for insolvency resolution following an application by Stecol International Pvt Ltd. Vallabh N Sawana appointed as interim resolution professional. India Steel Works plans to appeal at NCLAT for urgent relief. Tribunal prohibits legal actions against India Steel Works, restraining asset disposal. Stecol International approached NCLT after India Steel Works defaulted on dues of Rs 2.6 crore.

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Capital Small Finance Bank looks to double advances growth, eyes branch expansion

CFO News

Capital Small Finance Bank targets a 22-24% advances growth in FY25, doubling last fiscal's pace, fueled by geographic expansion, including a move into Jammu. After raising growth capital through an IPO, the Jalandhar-based lender plans accelerated growth, having maintained steady NPA ratios through recovery-based management.

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17 cos to start production this year under IT hardware PLI 2.0

CFO News

The Indian government is expecting most manufacturers qualified under the revised production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme for IT hardware to start production this year, according to the electronics and information technology ministry secretary S Krishnan. About 17 out of 27 PLI companies will start production, with six-seven starting last year and two planning to start next year.

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LIC's April premium hits decade high of Rs 12,384 cr

CFO News

LIC's April premium collection of Rs 12,384 crore, highest since 2014, marked 113.14% growth from the previous year. Success attributed to marketing strategies, wider reach, policy uptake, reliability, and customer services.

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Elevating Accounting Practices: The Power of Outsourcing and Automation in the Digital Age

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

Join us for an enlightening webinar as we delve into the transformative realm of modern accounting practices. In today's digital age, the convergence of outsourcing and automation has revolutionized how businesses manage their financial operations. In this webinar we will explore the synergistic potential of these two strategies to streamline processes, enhance accuracy, save cost and drive strategic decision-making.

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Irdai directs cos to meet social sector obligations

CFO News

Irdai, the sector regulator, has issued a master circular directing life and non-life insurance players to meet certain percentages of business compulsorily towards rural, social sector, and motor third-party obligations by 2047. Life insurers must ensure a minimum percentage of lives in identified and allocated gram panchayats.

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RBI appoints R. Lakshmi Kanth Rao as new Executive Director

CFO News

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has appointed R. Lakshmi Kanth Rao as its new Executive Director, effective May 10. Rao will oversee the Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation, Right to Information Act (FAA), and Department of Communication. Rao has over three decades of experience in various domains, including Banks and NBFCs regulation, supervision, and consumer protection.