Fri.Nov 18, 2022

U.S. will ‘narrowly avoid recession’: Goldman Sachs

CFO Dive

The Federal Reserve will slow the pace of tightening next month and early next year but not cut the federal funds rate until Q2 2024, Goldman Sachs predicted

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Cloud Infrastructure is Being Understood Wrong

Navigator SAP

It isn’t a stretch to say that most businesses are in the cloud right now. But the way that most businesses use the cloud today is just the first step. The next step, and the real reason to move entirely to the cloud, is what will be taking place within the next few years.

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What are the steps to building an elite finance team, now and in the future?

Generation CFO

Good CFOs delegate – but, of course, ‘delegation’ implies the presence of skilled deputies who can take control when necessary. Join ICAEW’s head of business Simon Gray, Soldo and an esteemed panel of finance experts to outline what a good finance team looks like. Key topics.

Cloud firm Lacework taps new CFO, considers IPO

CFO Dive

Symantec and Oracle alum Andrew Casey will bring his industry expertise to the CFO role as Lacework prepares to go public

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The CFO Playbook: How to Decrease Costs & Increase Engagement

Learn how to reduce costs while simultaneously increasing employee morale.

How to Invest $500: 13 Ways to Grow Your Money

CFO News Room

If you have $500 to invest right now, you probably feel on top of the world. While that’s not a ton of money, it’s better than nothing – and way more than enough to start building toward the lifestyle you want. . Many multi-millionaires started investing small sums, even $10 or $25 per month!

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Voters turned out for economic justice: A review of key ballot measures from the 2022 midterm elections

CFO News Room

In this year’s midterm elections, voters showed a strong level of support for progressive ballot measures across the country. These victories were tempered by the defeat of worthwhile ballot measures in some states and the uncertainty of progress under a divided Congress.

KeyBank taps chief strategy officer as next CFO

CFO Dive

Clark H.I. Khayat has guided the Cleveland-based lender through several niche acquisitions. He succeeds Don Kimble, who is set to retire May 1

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Housing Collapse Continues | AIER

CFO News Room

Sales of existing homes sank another 5.9 percent in October to a 4.43 million seasonally adjusted annual rate. That is the ninth consecutive monthly decline leaving the selling pace at the lowest level since May 2020, the low of the lockdown recession.

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Pandemic People Problems

Generation CFO

Last night, our community of senior accounting and finance professionals gathered for the final GENCFO South of the year. The meetup was filled with thinking, connecting and sharing at the BFI Stephen Street in Fitzrovia, London.

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Listen Live: $40 Billion Bank Transforms Their Month-End Close

Speaker: Nancy Wu, Head of Sales and Customer Success at SkyStem & Jonna Wall, Financial Analyst at Pinnacle Financial Partners

This session features Jonna Wall, Financial Analyst of Pinnacle Financial Partners, a publicly traded financial institution based in Nashville, TN, that holds over 40B in assets. Join us as we discuss the Bank’s journey to become more efficient during month-end close to spur growth!

Ross Stores, Carvana, Coinbase, Rent the Runway and more

CFO News Room

Pedestrians pass in front of a GAP store in New York. Scott Mlyn | CNBC. Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. Ross Stores — Ross Stores jumped 10% after a quarterly beat on earnings and revenue.

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How to Compare ERP Systems

Navigator SAP

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software has become a critical tool for medium-sized manufacturing and distribution firms that want complete visibility into core business processes.

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What are the steps to building an elite finance team, now and in the future?

CFO News Room

Good CFOs delegate – but, of course, ‘delegation’ implies the presence of skilled deputies who can take control when necessary. Join ICAEW’s head of business Simon Gray, Soldo and an esteemed panel of finance experts to outline what a good finance team looks like. Key topics. The future skills needed to build an elite finance team. The role of technology and how it can support your team. The role of finance across an organisation and the importance of business partnering. Speakers.

Worse Than Enron

The Reformed Broker

Welcome to the latest episode of The Compound & Friends. This week, Michael Batnick, Gregor Macdonald, and Downtown Josh Brown discuss the latest on the Sam Bankman-Fried saga, the inverted yield curve, electrification of the power grid, the growth of electric vehicles, peak oil, and much more!

AFP FP&A Guide: Scenario Planning

Inflexible budgets break; scenario planning is a complementary, structured approach to creating flexibility in planning and operations. This guide presents practical, actionable steps to integrate scenario planning into y

More CMOs Are Investing in Their Personal Brands

CFO News Room

Chief marketing officers are spending more time, and increasingly spending money, to build a different kind of brand: their own. Eighty percent of marketing executives say they are actively developing their own brands, with more than half of that group planning to invest more time and resources, according to a survey of 186 executives conducted between Nov. 2 and Nov. 9 by CMO Council, a trade group that includes more than 16,000 marketers.

Weekend Reading For Financial Planners (Nov 19-20)

Nerd's Eye View

Enjoy the current installment of “Weekend Reading For Financial Planners” - this week’s edition kicks off with the news that AdvisorTech giant Envestnet has announced a partnership with New Zealand-based FNZ that will allow Envestnet to offer custodial services to advisors beginning in the second half of 2023.

You’re Living in a World Wrought by Central Banks. Notice Anything Wrong?

CFO News Room

Yves here. In an interview with Lynn Parramore of the Institute for New Economic Thinking, Nomi Prins takes up and extends the argument that she has made over a series of books, that central bankers are ever-more administering policies that are good for the markets but very bad for the real economy and real people. By Lynn Parramore, senior research analyst at the Institute for New Economic Thinking. Originally published at the Institute for New Economic Thinking website.

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Author Talks: How to eradicate roadblocks to equity

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

A workplace free of racism and sexism can start with a better understanding of the historical relationship between Black and White women, says Dr. Tina Opie. McKinsey on Books Women & Leadership Diversity

Successful Change Management with Enterprise Risk Management

Speaker: William Hord, Vice President of ERM Services

Join us as we discuss the various tangents of data and the change management process that will help you make better risk-based business decisions to save time and money for your organization.

When Narratives Collapse

The Big Picture

Every now and again, we reach a moment in time when the scales fall from our eyes, and reality is revealed to us. We are now at one of those moments when the stories we tell ourselves have fallen apart. The dominant narratives are failing.

(Extremely) out of office: Let nature boost your team’s creativity and performance

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Studies show that time spent in nature has a positive effect on attention span and well-being. Companies that harness its power can create a resilient and productive workforce for the long term. Insights on People and Organizational Performance Organization

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10 Friday AM Reads

The Big Picture

My end-of-week morning train WFH reads: • Can Silicon Valley Save Abortion? New femtech startups are pushing boundaries as investors weigh the risks — and the potential rewards. Institutional Investor ).

The digital revolution is brewing in the industrials sector

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

In the coming years, winning companies will prioritize digital to build business resilience through customer-centric innovation, talent acquisition and retention, and operational excellence. Advanced Electronics Insights Manufacturing Industrial high tech Digital

The Emerging Spend Management Sector: Simplifying Your Accounting Processes

Speaker: Spencer Falbo, Principal at Kong Basile Consulting

In this webinar, Spencer Falbo, principal at Kong Basile Consulting will teach you how Spend Management can help to automate many of your processes, making your job as an accountant more efficient.

Making crops more resilient to drought risk

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Up to 14 percent of rain-fed cropland has suffered from moderate to extreme levels of drought in 2022. Here’s what organizations can do to build resilience. Agriculture Insights Agriculture

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Unlocking the potential of chief diversity officers

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Demand has boomed for heads of diversity in the United States—but so has turnover. Here’s how companies can reshape a role vital to navigating today’s turbulent social and economic climate. Insights on People and Organizational Performance Professional Services Diversity Talent Leadership

Great service—but who’s paying?

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Consumer goods players are meeting rising service expectations, but they must do more to recover the costs involved. Insights on Operations Consumer packaged goods Supply chain management

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