Thu.Sep 22, 2022

CFOs continue talent retention battle

CFO Dive

Despite finance chiefs’ efforts to streamline the work of finance departments, only 20% saw talent retention as an ensuing benefit, Deloitte’s Q3 Signals Survey said

The Great Authoritarian Arms Race

CFO News Room

There is a quote floating around, variously attributed to Lenin and to Marx, which enjoins authoritarians to: . Accuse your enemies of doing what you’re doing. . Whether this was the work of Lenin or a fortune-cookie writer in Akron, it doesn’t matter.

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ADM CFO sees ag giant’s pivot paying off in profits, crucial food security

CFO Dive

Vikram Luthar, appointed CFO of Archer-Daniels-Midland in April, gained a keen awareness of the value of affordable healthy food growing up in India

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Accenture, Darden Restaurants, home builders

CFO News Room

Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Accenture (ACN) – The consulting firm reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue, but gave a weaker-than-expected revenue forecast for the current quarter.

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

Companies mull benefits of interim CFOs

CFO Dive

Interim CFOs can cut through politics to help navigate companies through murky waters, experts say

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Visa CFO eyes B2B, remittances for growth

CFO Dive

Visa is eyeing certain portions of the B2B market for near-term growth, the company’s chief financial officer said during a conference last week. It’s also building out its network for remittances

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Free Market Genocides: The Real History of Trade

CFO News Room

Yves here. This piece gives a wide ranging, historically based description of how free market ideology supported colonialist exploitation and often expropriation under the banner of trade. By Jag Bhalla, an entrepreneur and writer.

Navigator Business Solutions & UBIX Labs Partner to Provide Advanced Analytics to Drive Intelligent Transformation

Navigator SAP

This partnership will bring Advanced Analytical Intelligence into reach for Mid-Market companies. SAP Business ByDesign Navigator Partners analytics

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Changes in Global Wealth 2021

The Big Picture

Every year, Credit Suisse puts out an in-depth look at wealth around the world (I often pull a chart or two for the reads). The data always has some interesting findings about how the very wealthy are investing, consuming, and otherwise spending their time and money.

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.

Open-Source ERP Systems for Small Business: Pros and Cons

Navigator SAP

If you are looking into Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), there are choices to consider. When it comes to small business ERP solutions , it’s important to evaluate open-source and enterprise software

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The Market Still Isn’t Priced For a Proper Recession

CFO News Room

The stock market is almost always late to wake up to the threat of recession, but it’s increasingly hard to miss the warnings from the Federal Reserve. Not only might there be a recession , but the Fed has no intention of stepping in to save investors this time. The problem is one I’ve been banging on about all year: Investors still aren’t factoring in much threat to earnings, even though recessions almost always hit earnings hard.

10-year TIPS reopening auction gets real yield of 1.248%, highest in more than 12 years

Tips Watch

Investors benefited from turmoil in the financial markets.

To Get People Back in the Office, Make It Social

CFO News Room

While people around the world have been returning to restaurants, concerts, and travel, there’s one place many of them aren’t going: the office. Many business leaders who craved, demanded, or expected a five-day-a-week, nine-to-five return to office (RTO) have been disappointed, and in some cases even had to roll back mandates. In today’s hybrid world, “work” is increasingly something people do, not a place they go.

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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.

5 Easy Tips for Increasing Value-added Activities Among FP&A Teams

The Finance Weekly

FP&A teams spend way too little time in value-adding activities. In fact a survey from the online FP&A resource community FP&A Trends found that , only 12.5% of organizations spend 40% of their time in value-adding activities.

California’s Tesla Battery Fire – WSJ

CFO News Room

As if California doesn’t have enough wildfire hazards, its drive to banish fossil fuels from the electric grid is creating another. On Tuesday a Tesla battery at a utility storage site in Monterey County caught fire, triggering the shutdown of the state’s scenic coastal highway and shelter-in-place warnings for local residents. California utilities have been installing large-scale batteries to back up renewables and provide power when the sun goes down.

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How Do Nonprofits Make Money?

The Charity CFO

Nonprofits exist to meet a societal need or provide a public benefit. Unlike an organization whose primary goal is to make money, nonprofits exist to meet a community’s needs. That said, while it’s not your primary purpose, your nonprofit must find ways to make money. .

Bank of England Is Latest Central Bank to Raise Rates Following Fed Increase

CFO News Room

LONDON—Central banks and governments around the world moved to increase interest rates or support their currencies after the Federal Reserve raised rates and signaled that they would remain high for some time, giving fresh impetus to an already strong dollar. The Bank of England was the latest to adjust rates higher, raising its key interest rate for the seventh consecutive time Thursday.

Securing Europe’s competitiveness: Addressing its technology gap

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Even amid war in Europe and the energy and cost of living crisis that has resulted, the region needs to pay attention to its slow-motion corporate and technology crisis. Strategy & Corporate Finance Insights Europe Strategy Digital

The Inflation Game: War, Peace, and the Perils of Central Banking

CFA Institute

Recession is now a virtual inevitability. Coronavirus Economics History & Geopolitics Philosophy Risk Management central banking Inflation interest rates Monetary Policy risk management US Federal Reserve

To slow down attrition, pay closer attention to what workers really need

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

The Great Attrition continues, but if companies understand the differences among five common employee personas, they may be able to find and retain talent more effectively. Insights on People and Organizational Performance Leadership Managing in Uncertainty Strategy

The Lowdown on ESG Governance: Insights, Best Practices, and More

Embark With Us

Governance success stories don't make many headlines. They just lack the combustible pizzazz that epic governance failures like Enron and so many others have permanently wedged into the zeitgeist.

Revenue growth management: Building capabilities to sustain impact

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Consumer companies must ensure people throughout the company have the capabilities to drive their RGM strategy and react to market shifts. Growth, Marketing & Sales Insights Pricing Sales Growth

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The 20+ Best Forecasting and Budgeting Software Solutions (in 2022)

Cube Software

Revenue growth is almost impossible without accurate forecasting and budgeting. But how do you create financial forecasts and budgets quickly and efficiently? FP&A Tools

As ISVs disrupt payments, can merchant acquirers stay relevant?

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Merchant acquirers must act quickly to retain share as small businesses shift to integrated software vendors (ISVs), adopt value-added services, and address customers’ preference for omnichannel commerce. Insights on Financial Services Financial Services


Equity Risk Premium Forum: MMT, Looking Back, Looking Ahead

CFA Institute

"There’s one aspect of MMT that I have some sympathy for: the notion that what we spend money on is far more important than how we finance it." -- Cliff Asness.

Author Talks: Steve Case identifies the US cities driving new innovation—and it’s not where you think

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

For the past decade, most venture capital funding in the United States went to three cities, but Steve Case says a convergence of social, technological, and policy factors is rebalancing the scale. McKinsey on Books Venture capital High Tech & Internet Innovation

Is the Euro Uninvestable? The FX Question du Jour

CFA Institute

A reduction of the ECB's balance sheet and a serious effort to achieve positive real interest rates will be key to ensuring a turnaround in the fortunes of the EUR/USD.

A new dawn for industrial channels: Meeting customers where they want

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

The time is ripe for industrial OEMs to rethink their long-held distribution model and rebalance their channel mix. Advanced Electronics Insights Industrial equipment & components Marketing & Sales

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