June, 2023

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Down rounds could be ‘lightning rod’ for CFO action

CFO Dive

Despite their stigma, down rounds can help CFOs get the financial buffer they need to weather economic dips and set the company back on a course toward growth.

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This week’s 5-year TIPS reopening could get the highest real yield in 14 years

Tips Watch

By David Enna, Tipswatch.com The U.S. Treasury on Thursday will offer $19 billion in a reopening auction of CUSIP 91282CGW5, creating a 4-year, 10-month Treasury Inflation-Protected Security.

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CFOs lower growth expectations, cut costs: Deloitte

CFO Dive

Finance leaders are less willing to take on new risks and less optimistic about their companies’ financial prospects as their CEOs urge them to continue slashing costs.

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What is an Intelligent Enterprise?

Navigator SAP

Technology advancements change the way business is performed. At first, they are used by market leaders to drive improved efficiency, then they are used by the rest of the business community to keep up with those market leaders. Examples of this tech advancement include the introduction of computers for business and the emergence of the internet.

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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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“Today’s market pivots from a funeral to a party as fast as a VFW hall.”

The Reformed Broker

Please read this from Michael Santoli: Just as the depth of despond evident in investor-sentiment gauges around Labor Day was out of proportion to what the market and economy had been doing, the volume of cheer engendered by this four-week, 9% rally looks to be running at least a bit ahead of what has, after all, been a marginal upside exit from a long, grinding trading range.

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Joint Audit may increase risks; no evidence that it improves audit quality says BSR Head

CFO News

Sudhir Soni says there is also a risk of something slipping through the cracks as in a joint audit responsibility gets divided and allocation of work may get missed.

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5-year TIPS reopening gets real yield of 1.832%, highest in 14 years

Tips Watch

By David Enna, Tipswatch.com The Treasury just announced results of its $19 billion offering of a reopened 5-year TIPS, CUSIP 91282CGW5, and investors should be pleased. This 4-year, 10-month Treasury Inflation-Protected Security got an auctioned real yield of 1.

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Remote work erodes productivity by 4%: NY Fed

CFO Dive

Employees who worked remotely before the pandemic continue to be 8% less productive than their peers who worked in the office before the onset of COVID-19, the New York Fed found in a case study.

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ERP: The Secret Weapon for Project-Based Companies

Navigator SAP

Many of the trends in business today come from the software industry. This is both because technology plays an increasingly important role in business, and because some of the most prominent businesses today are software-based. This has led to many software-industry concepts bleeding over into other lines of business. One of those concepts is project-based operations.

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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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The Day the Treasury Topped

The Reformed Broker

The parabolic spike in 2-year Treasury bond rates this winter ended with a crescendo on Thursday, March 9th and Friday March 10th. That week, the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank had thoroughly spooked the markets and convinced traders that the Federal Reserve would be forced to start downshifting its hiking cycle and the accompanying hawkish rhetoric.

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Ramit Sethi on Living Richly

Barry Ritholtz

 This week, we speak with entrepreneur Ramit Sethi, who is the founder and chief executive officer of the online education platform I Will Teach You to Be Rich (IWT ), which attracts more than 1 million readers a month. Sethi is also the host of the Netflix series “ How To Get Rich ,” which is based on his New York Times bestselling book “ I Will Teach You to Be Rich “; he also hosts a podcast of the same name.

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Rupyy of CarDekho Group appoints Mayank Thatte as its first CFO

CFO News

Launched in 2016, specialised fintech firm Rupyy appoints its first CFO Mayank Thatte as the company's focus is on innovation, financial excellence, and foster sustainable growth.

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From overwhelmed to productive: 5 Ways to reclaim your time

CFO Talks

By Jeff Ryan , MD for AWCape, a Platinum Sage business partner for HR, payroll and financial solutions Have you said this phrase: “I wish I had more hours in the day” today? Let’s face it: the world of work is fast and it doesn’t stop. And finding extra hours in the day can feel like an impossible task. However, by implementing strategic approaches and making smart choices, you can reclaim precious time and increase productivity.

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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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AI linked to new crop of business email scams

CFO Dive

Businesses can no longer count on bad spelling and grammar to red-flag problem emails: Fraudsters are using AI to craft well-written email messages at scale.

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How to Choose an ERP for Your Professional Services Company

Navigator SAP

Professional services companies are dynamic businesses because they are built around people and rely on a roster of diverse clients that change over time and have evolving needs. Managing a professional services business can be tricky, especially as it grows beyond its founder and a handful of consultants. That’s why many professional services firms use an enterprise resource planning solution on the backend for management and visibility.

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Black Swans, Stock Market Crashes and the Chaos Kings

The Reformed Broker

On this special episode of Live from The Compound, Scott Patterson, Financial Journalist and Wall Street Journal Reporter, joins Michael Batnick and Josh Brown to discuss Scott’s new book, Chaos Kings: How Wall Street Traders Make Billions in the New Age of Crisis. Follow Scott on: Twitter Book. The post Black Swans, Stock Market Crashes and the Chaos Kings appeared first on The Reformed Broker.

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MiB: Gretchen Morgenson on Private Equity

Barry Ritholtz

This week, we speak with Gretchen Morgenson, senior financial reporter for the NBC News investigative unit. A former stockbroker and alumna of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, she won the Pulitzer Prize in 2002 for her “trenchant and incisive” reporting on finance. She (and coauthor Joshua Rosner) recently published “ These Are the Plunderers: How Private Equity Runs―and Wrecks―America.

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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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SBI CFO Charanjit Surinder Singh Attra steps down

CFO News

Attra, was appointed to SBI as CFO on October 2020, had previously worked as a Partner at EY India and held a senior executive position at ICICI Securities. He was also a partner in SR Batliboi & Associates LLP and GM and chief Accountant in ICICI Bank.

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The Benefits of Automating Forecasting Processes  

Centage

When it comes to automation, what’s particularly beneficial is the way technology can automate how financial data flows through models and forecasts, freeing financial teams from the manual labor of attempting to create forecasts via spreadsheets. More importantly, the automation means executive teams have real-time up-to-date information to make decisions, and not a static forecast that is months old.

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Smallest businesses hold gloomier outlooks: Amex

CFO Dive

The survey’s findings dovetail with a number of recent reports that are revealing flagging business and consumer confidence in a number of corners of the economy.

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How SAP is Future-Proofing Business ByDesign

Navigator SAP

SAP recently made a significant change in how it develops, organizes, and releases new features. This change is good news for businesses that use SAP Business ByDesign because the change future-proofs the ByDesign solution and ultimately will enable businesses to take advantage of new SAP functionality more quickly. It also paves the way for more complete automation and artificial intelligence within the platform.

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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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We are Austin-bound June 12th

The Reformed Broker

RWM is coming to Austin, TX June 12th-14th @Downtown with more detailsEmail us at info@ritholtzwealth.com subject line “Austin” to reserve a meeting slot! pic.twitter.com/9iSdG4HFf3 — Ritholtz Wealth (@RitholtzWealth) May 19, 2023 I’m headed out to Austin, Texas this June and bringing a whole bunch of my Ritholtz Wealth Management colleagues with me, including our financial planner in the area.

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Nobody Knows Anything, 2023 First Half Edition

Barry Ritholtz

A quick note as the first half of 2023 draws to a close, shocking the locals with its intensity. Why? Because almost nobody saw this rally coming. 1 As of this moment, the indices stand appreciably higher than where they were on January 1, 2023: The NASDAQ 100 is up >38%, the S&P 500 is up ~15.5%, and the Russell 2000 small cap index is up almost 7%.

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Resignation does not absolve auditor of his duty to report fraud: NFRA

CFO News

Auditors Diary: India’s audit watchdog on Monday issued a circular explaining the responsibilities of auditors in relation to reporting fraud in a company.

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209: Jeff Ryan , Managing Director – From game ranger to game changer

CFO Talks

From game ranger to game changer Jeff Ryan is an expert in the interaction between finance, technology and people. The current MD of AWCape shared his thoughts in a CFOClub Podcast on how CFOs should approach AI, what managing an acquisition is like and what he learned from his early career experiences as a game ranger. Written by: Leigh Schaller Clawing for success Jeff Ryan is the managing director of AWCape, a Sage provider in South Africa.

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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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Chemours Company CFO resigns

CFO Dive

The CFO swap comes days after Chemours announced it would funnel $592 million into a settlement fund aimed at resolving claims regarding hazardous “forever chemicals” contaminating U.S. water systems.

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What is FDA Software Validation?

Navigator SAP

The life sciences are not like pens or bras. When a pen is manufactured incorrectly or suffers from shoddy inputs, a consumer just pulls out a different pen. When a life sciences product deviates from specs, be it a pharmaceutical or medical device, public health is affected and the defect might not even be readily observable. This reality is why life sciences companies are regulated by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA), and it is why they must follow good manufacturing practices (GMP) so th

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#FA Success Ep 337: Becoming An ‘Accidental’ Entrepreneur When Independence Isn’t Chosen But Forced By Circumstance, With Danika Waddell

Nerd's Eye View

Welcome back to the 337th episode of the Financial Advisor Success Podcast ! My guest on today's podcast is Danika Waddell. Danika is the President and Founder for Xena Financial Planning, a virtual advisory firm that advises 40 client households of women in tech and supports more than $275K of ongoing revenue. What's unique about Danika’s path, though, is how, she launched her own independent RIA not out of a desire to be an entrepreneurial business owner, but because an IAR registration