Fri.Jan 20, 2023

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Retailers juggle sustainability, growing cost-cutting mandates

CFO Dive

CFOs are weighing costs more closely — even as they seek to trim the environmental impact of everything from packaging to shipping and return practices

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Fractional Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Services Benefit Life Sciences Companies

Navigator SAP

Early-stage life sciences companies often face unique financial challenges as they work to bring their products to market. From securing funding to managing research and development costs, these companies need access to experienced financial expertise.

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SMEs fall behind on addressing climate change

CFO Dive

A readiness gap is emerging between small and large companies in terms of their responses to climate change risks

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37 Best Side Hustle Ideas for 2023

CFO News Room

If you feel like it’s getting more and more difficult to get ahead, it may be time to earn more money. But, if you can’t see that happening at your 9-5 job, you may have to take matters into your own hands.

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Rethinking Growth: The Fight to Become and Stay Profitable

Speaker: Aleksey Krylov, CFA - Chief Financial Officer at CytoImmune Therapeutics

Join Aleksey Krylov, corporate finance expert and CFO at CytoImmune Therapeutics, for an insightful overview of working capital management and managing profitability.

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Huntington preps for mild recession following earnings beat

CFO Dive

The regional bank will aim for low-level expense growth and conduct some measure of organizational restructuring as it looks to position itself to weather a mild recession, CFO Zach Wesserman said

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Unions lose clout even amid high-profile organizing gains

CFO Dive

The wages of workers unaffiliated with a union have risen faster in recent years than those of their unionized counterparts

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Risk = Danger + Opportunity!

CFO News Room

In the first few weeks of 2022, we have had repeated reminders from the market that risk never goes away for good, even in the most buoyant markets, and that when it returns, investors still seem to be surprised that it is there.

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Bull or Bear?

The Big Picture

There seems to be a debate going on today between economists and market technicians (!?) as to whether we are in a bull or bear market. I’ve defined markets in the past (see this) so those who want to delve deeper can.

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Yes, Twelve Dollars Is a Good Price for Two Batteries–Under the…

CFO News Room

After looking around a bit, I asked the cashier at a nearby convenience store if he had any nine-volt batteries because I didn’t see any on the shelf. To my good fortune, he did. I asked for two of them and pulled a $5 bill out of my wallet as he rang them up. “$12,” 12,” he said.

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Book of Secrets for the Month-End Close

Developing a consistent month-end close doesn’t need to be a mystery. We’re sharing our top 10 secrets (plus one bonus!) for streamlining your close.

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10 Friday AM Reads

The Big Picture

My end-of-week morning train WFH reads: • Scenes from Tampa’s ‘dead mall,’ alive with nostalgia : At the transforming University Mall near USF, some still shop and work, while others come for the vibes.

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Netflix, Coinbase, Alphabet, SVB Financial & more

CFO News Room

Tech stocks on display at the Nasdaq. Peter Kramer | CNBC Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. Netflix — Shares of the streaming giant jumped more than 6% after Netflix added 7.66 million net subscribers in the fourth quarter, above the 4.57

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Weekend Reading For Financial Planners (Jan 21-22)

Nerd's Eye View

Enjoy the current installment of “Weekend Reading For Financial Planners” – this week’s edition kicks off with the news that several states are considering a series of tax hikes targeting higher-income and ultra-high-net-worth residents after similar proposals failed to pass at the Federal level.

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It’s Time to Cement Telehealth’s Place in U.S. Health Care

CFO News Room

One of the few positive side effects of the deadly and catastrophically disruptive Covid-19 pandemic has been the blossoming of telehealth. Though useful telehealth technology has been available for several years, adoption was slow until providers had to scale it up in a matter of weeks as a safe way to see and treat patients when clinics were closed. At the peak of pandemic usage, telehealth accounted for 13% of total outpatient encounters , up from just above zero in early 2020.

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10 Ways to Keep Your Hourly Employees

Getting and keeping hourly workers is no longer as simple as offering them more cash. Employees have options. But this guide from Paycor will help you put your best foot forward to recruit, retain, and develop hourly workers so you can remain competitive.

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What separates top product managers from the rest of the pack

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Software is an increasingly important driver for companies across industries. Capturing the full value of investing in it depends on strong product management capabilities. Our Insights Telecommunications High Tech & Internet Media & Entertainment

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Flawed Freedom Rankings Have a Real Point About India

CFO News Room

Sadanand Dhume writes a biweekly column on India and South Asia for WSJ.com. He focuses on the region’s politics, economics and foreign policy. Mr. Dhume is also a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. Previously he worked as the New Delhi bureau chief of the Far Eastern Economic Review (FEER), and as Indonesia correspondent for FEER and The Wall Street Journal Asia.

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Myth busters: Unexpected insights on contact centers

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

By using facts rather than outdated assumptions, companies can shape their customer service strategies to better answer consumer and employee needs. Insights on Operations Operations

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Consumer Prices Plateau as Inflation Slows to Prepandemic Levels

CFO News Room

After a period of steep inflation, Americans have seen monthly price growth ease, but when will things get back to normal? The inflation benchmark, measuring price growth over a year, hit a 40-year high in June after months of sustained price increases. Since then, monthly gains have slowed. While December 2022 prices were up 6.5% from a year earlier, a Wall Street Journal analysis of Labor Department data indicates that annual growth has eased to levels that existed before the pandemic.

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The CFO Playbook: How to Decrease Costs & Increase Engagement

Learn how to reduce costs while simultaneously increasing employee morale.

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Fat Privilege

The Reformed Broker

Welcome to the latest episode of The Compound & Friends.

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Compensation Strategy & Philosophy Best Practices

VCFO

Best Practices for Establishing a Compensation Strategy & Philosophy How a business approaches employee compensation plays a very important role in shaping the success of the business itself.

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The Debt Ceiling: A Nation Divided and Indebted Cannot Stand

CFA Institute

The current debt ceiling debate reveals a painful reality that the United States must confront. Economics Future States History & Geopolitics Leadership, Management & Communication Skills Philosophy debt ceiling economics Financial History sovereign debt

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How to Get a Virtual Business Address and Phone Number

Business Credit

Virtual Business Address and Phone Number A virtual business address can solve some of the challenges that can happen when running your business from home.

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Register Now: Sneak Peek Into Close Automation SkyStem Web Demo

Join us as we present a "sneak peek" recorded demo of SkyStem's month-end close solution – ART. In under four weeks, your team can start reaping the benefits of month-end close automation by speeding up the month-end close and better managing your remote teams.

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Every (50+) financial ratio you'll ever need in 2023

Cube Software

This is the most comprehensive guide to financial ratios on the planet. So whether you're talking with your Head of Finance about the best way to present the company's performance at the next board meeting.or

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Clearing data-quality roadblocks: Unlocking AI in manufacturing

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

An agile, data-centric approach can help clean and enrich data needed for machine learning. To move forward, manufacturers need to set up the right teams with the right tools. Digital Insights Manufacturing Artificial Intelligence Digital

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Adani Cement CEO looks to solve transport impasse

CFO News

The company has proposed that over the coming three years, no new trucks be deployed with it and the existing fleet be reduced to 550 trucks as required instead of the 3,311 vehicles at present.

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Imperatives for photonics companies in the next wave of growth

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Being in the right vertical segments and deftly using M&A will help photonics companies to succeed in the future. Insights on Semiconductors Industrial high tech

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Happily Ever After: Core Guiding Principles to Achieving a Fairy Tale Month-End Close

Happily Ever After doesn’t just happen, except of course, in fairy tales. Hard work alone is not enough for month-end close best practices. It requires discipline, teamwork, and the right tools. All of this is within reach. Discover how your organization can achieve a Happily Ever After close.