November, 2023

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Time for “Finance” has arrived

CFO News

In this insightful opinion piece, Robin Banerjee emphasizes the growing demand for finance professionals in India amid a booming economy. With the country poised for significant financial growth, Banerjee highlights the crucial role CFOs and finance teams play in orchestrating success in various sectors.

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Next-gen CFOs: Forging a new path

CFO Dive

The finance chief has long been more than a routine number-cruncher. For Gen Z, the route to the CFO chair will likely better reflect the role’s complexity.

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Strategic Finance Focus at Year-End

VCFO

As Year-End Approaches, Finish Strong and Focus Forward As another year ends, most CEOs and business leaders are preparing to take stock of what needs to be done to strengthen their business and advance their business goals in the coming year. While “taking stock” can take many forms, the overriding premise is to look deeply and strategically at the results of operations, as well as opportunities they might execute on.

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Tesla in November 2023 : Story twists and turns, with value consequences!

Musings on Markets

I was planning to start this post by telling you that Tesla was back in the news, but that would be misleading, since Tesla never leaves the news. Some of that attention comes from the company's products and innovations, but much of it comes from having Elon Musk as a CEO, a man who makes himself the center of every news cycle. That attention has worked in the company's favor over much of its lifetime, as it has gone from a start-up to one of the largest market cap companies in the world, disrup

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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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The Fed is Finished*

Barry Ritholtz

Everybody is waiting with baited breath for today’s 2:30 announcement about the rates, but let me spare you the suspense: They are done with rate hikes this cycle. The next change in rates is more likely to be down than up. At least, if Powell & Company truly had a handle on what has been driving inflation for the past few years, that would be their position.

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Leveraging AI to step up your CFO game in 2024

CFO Dive

While the world is dreaming of big problems AI might solve, business leaders should look to use the technology to address specific company pain points, writes Vic.ai’s Anand Desai.

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CFO shortage looms as demand soars amid IPO revival

CFO News

CFO Jobs: The shortage of CFO talent comes in the wake of a dearth of accountants across the globe including the Indian economy.

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The Strength of the Clean Core: Why It Matters for Your Business

Navigator SAP

Businesses need a centralized backend system for efficiently conducting operations, which is why enterprise resource planning solutions (ERP) have become the standard kit for all but the smallest firms.

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Rising above today’s financial transformation

Future CFO

When we talk about progress and innovation, it is a given that in one way or another, we’ll have to face changes. Improvement is indeed almost always synonymous with transformation. But of course, change is never that simple—as a lot of factors and variables are to be considered regardless of the industry we’re in. Financial leaders nowadays are faced with the undeniable reality that many areas under their watch have to transform especially following the whole COVID-19 situation, albeit change i

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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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Slowing U.S. Economy, State by State

Barry Ritholtz

We spend way too much time trying to predict the future (especially this time of year). Rather than engage in futility, let’s look at the coincident indexes in all 50 states over the past 3 months, via the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia (October 2023). Note: I have been occasionally eyeballing this map since 2008 , and it does a good job of showing the overall trend of the economy (on an obvious lag).

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Medicare costs for 2024 are rising faster than U.S. inflation

Tips Watch

Part B costs, deductibles and IRMAA surcharges will increase about 6% next year. By David Enna, Tipswatch.com Less than a month ago, U.S. retirees collecting Social Security learned their benefits will be increasing 3.2% beginning in January.

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Accounting events for Q4 and 2024

CFO Dive

It’s time to consider registering for a range of upcoming accounting conferences — both in person and online. CFO Dive’s got a list to help sort through them.

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94 Percent of Indian CFOs bullish on nation's economic future, reveals Deloitte Survey

CFO News

Indian CFOs exhibit unparalleled confidence in their nation's economic future, with 94 percent expressing optimism, in stark contrast to the 30 percent among their Asian counterparts. Deloitte's APAC CFO Survey 2023 sheds light on this disparity, emphasizing India's financial leadership and the evolving role of CFOs in the region.

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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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ERP Software for the Manufacturing Industry

Navigator SAP

Manufacturers face the pressure of improving operational efficiency, reducing operation and maintenance costs, and increasing business profitability, as with all businesses. But technological shifts and increasingly complex supply chain considerations put further pressure on manufacturing companies.

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Effective Implementation Of A Backdoor Roth Strategy: Detailed Nuances, IRS Form 8606 (And When It’s Even Worth Doing)

Nerd's Eye View

There are many tax planning strategies that allow financial advisors to demonstrate the ongoing value they provide to clients in exchange for the fees they charge. Part of this value is understanding the detailed nuances that make a strategy effective and implementing it correctly, avoiding issues with the IRS down the line. For instance, while backdoor Roth conversions are a well-known strategy, many individuals have either missed the opportunity to use it and/or implemented it incorrectly R

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Investing Behavioral Hacks

Barry Ritholtz

Markets screamed higher yesterday after a benign CPI report showed a 0.0% monthly price increase and inflation falling to 3.2% year over year. After a big gap opening, latecomers piled in; many had been sitting on the sidelines following a challenging 2022, while others got panicked out during the 10% October drawdown. It was a classic fear-driven error, a combination of bad market timing and poor impulse control.

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Random thoughts on I Bonds in 2023, 2024

Tips Watch

I Bonds remain attractive, but when and why? By David Enna, Tipswatch.com The I Bond’s new fixed rate of 1.3% — the highest in 16+ years — and the resulting composite rate of 5.

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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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For GenAI-backed accounting, CFOs can’t ‘learn as you go’

CFO Dive

CFOs need to develop a business-wide plan for GenAI’s use, create clear data practices and ensure accountability to incorporate the technology into accounting effectively.

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Global slowdown could impact demand in India, says Assocham Secretary General

CFO News

ASSOCHAM's Deepak Sood flags the risks of global economic slowdown impacting India's demand and exports. He also notes domestic challenges like uneven monsoons and rising interest rates. Despite concerns, Sood projects India's growth at over 6.5 epr cent, emphasizing resilience.

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How ERP Can Help Cell and Gene Therapy Companies Manage Clinical Trials

Navigator SAP

Public safety is critically important when it comes to cell or gene therapy solutions. That’s why the FDA mandates clinical trials for all cell and gene therapy innovations before they can go to market. For life sciences businesses focused on cell or gene therapy, these clinical trials are business-defining. They also can be complex to manage properly.

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Employee Retention Credit: Helping Clients By Assessing Rules And Eligibility In 4 Phases

Nerd's Eye View

In the depths of the COVID-19 pandemic, many small businesses such as restaurants, entertainment venues, and retail stores experienced cratering revenues, either due to government lockdown orders that forced many non-essential businesses to temporarily shut their doors, or simply due to lack of demand since many of their customers decided to stay at home out of an abundance of caution.

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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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Interest Payments Are An Increasingly Large Part Of The US Budget Deficit

Barry Ritholtz

Source: Chartr We talked about this 2 weeks ago , but the nation missed a fantastic opportunity to refinance all of the outstanding US debt at much lower levels. Every corporate debt issuer and homeowner in America refinanced at lower rates — except for Uncle Sam. If you were in Congress from 2015-2021, you are the reason why HALF of the projected federal debt will soon be interest payments.

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October inflation brings positive news: Flat for the month, sliding lower for the year

Tips Watch

By David Enna, Tipswatch.com Here we go: A good news inflation report as we head toward a new year. The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) was unchanged in October on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S.

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Inflation, consumer spending cool, validating pause in Fed rate hikes

CFO Dive

Fed officials have recently noted progress in curbing price pressures but cautioned against expectations of sustained disinflation or an imminent cut to borrowing costs.

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Auditors questioning companies is a good sign: NFRA Chief

CFO News

Ajay Bhushan Pandey hopes auditors speaking up will eventually over a period of time result in an overall improvement in audit quality and more trust in financial reports of the public interest entities.

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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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Grow with SAP S/4HANA

Navigator SAP

Growth-focused businesses need the infrastructure for rapid scaling, but typically they don’t have time for large software adoption projects. SAP has a solution. Earlier this year, SAP announced S/4HANA Cloud Pubic Edition and its new Grow with SAP program. Beyond the vague corporate-speak embedded in the announcements were a pretty significant evolution of SAP’s products that benefit fast-growing companies looking to lay down an enterprise resource planning architecture for sustained and rapid

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Weekend Reading For Financial Planners (November 25-26)

Nerd's Eye View

Enjoy the current installment of “Weekend Reading For Financial Planners” - this week’s edition kicks off with the news that FINRA has issued a proposal to allow broker-dealers to advertise hypothetical performance data to institutional and high-net-worth investors, which would bring the rules for broker-dealers largely in line with those for investment advisers, but also raises questions about the comparative roles and regulations for the two groups.

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The “Art” of Market Timing

Barry Ritholtz

This weekend Jeff Sommer discussed a DFA research paper on market timing; both are well worth your time to read. The broad strokes are: Market timing is extremely difficult, very few people (if any) do it consistently well. Not only are the odds stacked against you, but very often systems that have successfully timed the market have been simply lucky, and do not succeed in out-of-sample tests.

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