August, 2023

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It’s time for ordinary CFO Barbie

CFO Dive

Even under its cheery pink and blue skies, the “Barbie” movie doesn’t let Mattel’s male-dominated C-suite hide behind the corporate curtain.

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Reframing financial uncertainty with data and AI

Future CFO

Businesses face a tremendous number of uncertainties. And this list is only getting longer daily, with many uncertainties remaining persistent. The pressure is on financial leaders to grasp the ongoing uncertainties and pave the way for their businesses to move forward. It is a tall ask, considering that today’s macroeconomic risks can come from unexpected directions.

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How CFOs can digitize finance function

CFO News

Finance as a function needs to ensure that the data is reliable and that the people concerned have confidence in it. If data quality is a challenge, then managing and evaluating business strategy and investments will also be a challenge.

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How do Financial Controllers Add Value?

CFO Selections

Last year had been dubbed The Year of the Controller by financial recruiters because demand for the position dramatically increased amid uncertain economic times and increased accounting needs at many organizations. This year has seen continued interest in the role and there is no indication that the buzz around the Controller role is slowing down, which means that going into 2024 many companies are still inquiring about how a Controller differs from a CFO (Chief Financial Officer) and how a Con

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Register Now: Sneak Peek Into Close Automation SkyStem Web Demo

Technology is rapidly changing the way accountants perform and manage month-end activities. Spreadsheets, email, and shared drives no longer have to slow us down. 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 vastly reducing spreadsheets, cut down on reconciliation work, speed up the month-end close, and better manage your remote team.

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Unlock the full potential of digital transformation in Finance and Accounting for CFOs

CFO Dive

Ever-evolving technology that can improve efficiencies while reducing risks and optimizing costs should be explored and exploited for their potential benefits to the organization.

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Personal Consumption Expenditures Price Index: +0.2%

Barry Ritholtz

The Fed’s favored inflation report was a 2.1% annualized (3 months through July) and 3.3% year-over-year. Here is BEA: Personal income increased $45.0 billion (0.2 percent at a monthly rate) in July, according to estimates released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (table 3 and table 5). Disposable personal income (DPI), personal income less personal current taxes, increased $7.3 billion (less than 0.1 percent) and personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased $144.6 billio

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Beyond Budget Season: Continuous Financial Planning for Success  

Centage

Budget season is one of the most important times for financial teams, as it sets the tone for how well the company will grow. However, teams shouldn’t only focus on business budgeting for a month or a year. They should forecast and plan for them all year long. By adopting continuous financial planning, financial pros can do better at keeping costs in line, managing investments, taking advantage of opportunities, and reducing the risk of threats.

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At 7.8 per cent, India’s GDP growth in Q1 FY24 accelerates to four-quarter high

CFO News

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had predicted a growth rate of 8 per cent for the June quarter. While India’s GDP grew 6.1 per cent in the March quarter of FY23, it had grown at 7.2 per cent in FY23 as a whole.

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Danger Ahead – What are the Future Business Risks? And what can we do about it? (From a CFO’s Perspective)

CFO Selections

Uncertainty , a term frequently mentioned by business leaders today, essentially refers to business risk - an area CFOs often focus on. Let's delve into the various types of risk a business may face.

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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.

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Flawed accounting surges 150%: Glass Lewis

CFO Dive

Company reports during the 2023 proxy season reveal that many newer businesses have had to correct financial statements and upgrade internal controls.

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How Organizations Can Best Prepare for an ERP Implementation

Navigator SAP

Enterprise resource planning solutions (ERP) dramatically improve an organization’s operational efficiency, standardization and best practices by serving as the nerve-center for an organization. But rolling out a new ERP can be tricky, because these systems touch all parts of a business and therefore implementation is a complex project.

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10 Thursday AM Reads

Barry Ritholtz

My end of August, morning train WFH reads: • Money Is Pouring Into AI. Skeptics Say It’s a ‘Grift Shift.’ The move from crypto to artificial intelligence has fueled the markets this year, but some are questioning how much of it is real. ( Institutional Investor ) • What to Do With a 45-Story Skyscraper and No Tenants : HSBC’s plan to leave its Canary Wharf tower for a smaller site shows the global challenges ahead in repurposing unwanted office space for a post-pandemic world. ( Citylab ) see al

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214: Nonkululeko Gobodo’s advice for shattering glass ceilings

CFO Talks

Nonkululeko Gobodo’s advice for shattering glass ceilings Written by: Leigh Schaller Nonkululeko Gobodo, one of the founders of what would become South Africa’s largest black-owned accounting firms as well as the first black female CA(SA) spoke to Chwayita Deliwe, co-owner of CN Outsourced Finance on the CFOClub Podcast. The two women shared their experiences of overcoming imposter syndrome, the value of self-belief and how gender roles need redefining.

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Recruit and Retain New Blue-Collar Talent

Blue-collar jobs have a branding problem. One company, GEON, partnered with Paycor to find the solution. Learn how to attract, engage, and retain blue-collar employees, helping them build meaningful careers – and support your company’s goals.

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Adani Group rejects OCCRP report, says 'categorically recycled allegations' after Hindeburg

CFO News

While short-seller Hindenburg's report, which also had similar allegations, came just ahead of Adani Enterprises' FPO, the OCCRP report comes ahead of the Supreme Court hearing on the allegations made in the Hindenburg report.

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AI in the finance function

Future CFO

Gartner says to build an AI-driven finance organisation for the future will require a combination of technical and business skills that many finance teams do not have today. Mark D. McDonald , senior director analyst in the Gartner Finance Practice , observes a profound shift in how finance teams work based on the accelerating use of AI to help them handle the increased complexity of their daily activities and become more productive.

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Revenue leaders crave automation, data visibility: Zuora

CFO Dive

Understanding where one can do more with automation can help CFOs make faster strategic decisions and ease the burdens of stressed accountants, Zuora’s Emily Daigle said.

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Modern ERP Helps Food and Beverage Firms Stay Ahead

Navigator SAP

Not all backend systems are created equal. For food and beverage manufacturers, sustained profitability often comes down to supply chain and operational visibility combined with greater process efficiency. These dynamics are supported or hindered by the enterprise resource planning solution that a food and beverage manufacturer have in place.

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PowerPoint Best Practices for Creating Stellar Presentations

Mastering data visualization in PowerPoint will help accelerate your career because it positions you as someone who can present data that drives business decisions forward. think-cell's PowerPoint Best Practices eBook was created specifically for professionals aiming to master the art and science of data-driven storytelling. What’s inside: Practical Insights: Uncover valuable tips for crafting engaging and persuasive presentations.

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Forget the iPhone: BlackBerry is still the one to beat

Barry Ritholtz

How little do we know about the future? A great way to figure that out is to look to our past, to see what we previously thought about what the future will hold. To wit: 26 years ago, the image above came from the cover story of Fortune magazine: “There’s a lot of buzz in the smartphone business lately, with Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone turning the mobile world upside down and Nokia’s (NOK) upcoming phone announcement providing a new challenge.

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Apple hits big oversold levels, now what?

The Reformed Broker

The Relative Strength Index or RSI is typically expressed as a 14-day reading to determine the degree to which a stock or an index is overbought or oversold, if at all. It was created in 1978 by J. Welles Wilder Jr. (here’s the book) who was a mechanical engineer by trade before turning his mathematical mind to stock and commodity trading, subsequently developing some of the most widely traded tools in technical ana.

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Will evaluate shareholders’ requests for dividends, but no decision yet: Zomato CFO Akshant Goyal

CFO News

On August 3, Zomato reported a maiden consolidated net profit of Rs 2 crore for the quarter ended June 2023, as against a loss of Rs 186 crore a year ago. The profitable turn came on the back of higher order frequencies from its loyalty programme, Gold. Its revenue from operations in the quarter saw a nearly 71% on-year jump to Rs 2,416 crore.

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J.P. Morgan Celebrates 1000 Corporates on Treasury Ignition™!

FISPAN

We are thrilled to announce a major milestone for our valued partner, J.P. Morgan! They have officially reached an incredible milestone of 1000 Corporates on Treasury Ignition, and we couldn't be more proud of this achievement.

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Predictions You Can Rely On: How Data Drives Successful Financial Forecasting

Speaker: Robbie Bhathal, Founder & CEO, and Matthew Acalin, Head of Credit Intelligence

In today's volatile financial environment, how confident are you in your company’s financial forecasting? To get the most accurate cash predictions that will lead to long-term financial survival, real-time data is critical. Innovative cash management strategies can lead to better credit opportunities, more sustainable growth, and long-term financial prosperity.

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Inflation edges up as consumers boost spending

CFO Dive

Consumers in July increased spending on a broad range of goods and services as the highest federal funds rate in 22 years showed few signs of slowing economic growth.

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The Benefits of Automating Budgeting Processes

Centage

Spreadsheets like Excel can be valuable to small businesses for tracking costs and organizing their finances. However, growing companies can find them to be time-consuming and cumbersome. Plus, there’s a strong chance of human error that can throw the information off entirely. Implementing ways to stay competitive and relevant is essential for long-term organizational growth.

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Lessons for Investors from Mini-Panics

Barry Ritholtz

The first post-pandemic presentation I pulled together for my pal Joe Fitzgerald (we worked together in the late 2000s) was a new deck titled: Biggest Mistakes Made by UHNW Investors. In the intervening year, I updated and refined the deck, adding more examples and specific advice. below is my discussion of what the presentation will be like at the MoneyShow in Orlando on October 30.

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Navigating the complexity of finance applications

Future CFO

Captioned photo: (left) Lim Swee Keng, group head of finance at CCH receiving the award from Daniel Leung (right), country manager, ACCA Singapore The finance function, be it in accounting, payables, receivables, or FP&A, rely on business applications to automate processes, consolidate financial information, and generate the report for use by business and operational leaders to make decisions.

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Acterys: Revolutionizing CIO & CFO Decision-Making

Welcome to the Future of Technology for CIOs & CFOs! Ever stood on the precipice of a technological revolution, feeling the energy of change? Ever been captivated by the whispers of a software that's not just innovative but genuinely groundbreaking? Acterys unveils a groundbreaking technology tailored for CIOs and CFOs. This state-of-the-art solution streamlines data integration, analytics, and forecasting, empowering leaders to make informed decisions quickly.

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ED flags suspicious activities by 16 entities, including one private Indian bank, in Adani case

CFO News

Adani case: Central investigative agency Enforcement Directorate has reportedly informed markets regulator SEBI about suspicious activities by 16 entities, including one Indian private bank and 15 other entities, including FPIs in the case relating to short-selling in shares of Adani group companies. A January report by Hindenburg alleged corporate governance issues in Gautam Adani's companies following which shares took a dive before eventually recovering.

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213: Clive Chitungo: “It’s always me versus me.”

CFO Talks

Clive Chitungo: “It's always me versus me.” Written by: Leigh Schaller Clive Chitungo, national operations reporting manager of Komatsu South Africa, shared with the CFOClub Podcast his journey marked by resilience and self-accountability. Clive Chitungo is the national operations reporting manager of Komatsu South Africa. The company supplies equipment to the mining and construction sector and employs over 1400 people.

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Falling job openings bolster case for pause to Fed rate hikes

CFO Dive

A decline in job vacancies prompted traders in interest rate futures to increase odds that the Federal Reserve will not alter monetary policy at its September meeting.

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