May, 2024

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What Stagflation?

Barry Ritholtz

The Misery Index — the combination of Inflation and unemployment — failed as a bearish criticism of the economy. Unemployment remains at 60-year lows, and Inflation has plummeted from 9% down to the 3s. If you have a bearish mindset , and seek confirmation of that perspective, then the next economic critique after the Misery Index you try on for size is “Stagflation.” We have heard the S-word from Jamie Dimon , Stanley Druckenmiller , Bank of America , Barclays , Fox , Ma

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SEC fines NYSE’s parent $10M for failing to report cyberattack

CFO Dive

The settlement sheds light on the costs of cyberattacks that can include penalties for non-compliance with timely disclosure requirements after the events occur.

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Automate Financial Processes Quickly by Rediscovering SAP ERP

Navigator SAP

As a business grows, the need for financial automation becomes clear. However, emerging companies also usually have the least amount of time for setting up backend systems that enable this financial automation. That’s where SAP’s powerful but reimagined ERP solution comes into the conversation, SAP S/4HANA Cloud Public Edition. Startups and growing businesses often are exhilarating places to work, but they aren’t where you go for more free time.

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Companies incorporated abroad are moving back to India

CFO News

Businesses that incorporated or shifted their base outside India are moving back home. Indian markets are proving to be ideal for startups in terms of investments as well as ease of business operations, say experts.

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Master Your Expenses: The Ultimate Corporate Card Checklist

Choosing the right corporate card program is key to managing employee spending effectively. This checklist highlights important factors to consider, like ease of administration, card acceptance, real-time data, and software integration. It also details features like customizable policy controls, dynamic approvals, and robust analytics to help optimize expense management.

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Making way for women in finance

Future CFO

According to a talent survey by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), a strong diversity and inclusion culture is a critical factor in deciding to work at an organisation. ACCA's Global Talent Trends Survey 2024 revealed that 78% of the respondents say diversity and inclusion are important amid the continuing talent crunch in the finance sector.

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10 Factors To Determine If Your Potential Niche Is Really Viable (And How To Finetune If Necessary)

Nerd's Eye View

Ongoing research into how advicers can structure their practices to be better and more successful has consistently highlighted the benefits of choosing to serve a specific niche. In fact, the more specific the niche, the better, as a highly specialized niche not only allows an advicer to differentiate themselves in a crowded marketplace of other 'generalist' advicers, but also helps them build a more efficient practice where they serve clients who share similar characteristics (and puzzles to so

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How much are your I Bonds actually earning?

Tips Watch

By David Enna, Tipswatch.com Last week, the Treasury set the fixed rate for I Bonds purchased from May to October 2024 at 1.3%, which combined with a variable rate of 2.96% results in a composite rate of 4.

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Southeast Asia Sees Venture Capital Drought

Global Finance

Southeast Asian economies survived the pandemic and post-pandemic pitfalls in solid shape. Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam still rank among the world’s fastest growing large nations. The region’s financial center, Singapore, has expanded as global capital flees competing Hong Kong. So why is Southeast Asia’s startup engine stalling? Venture capital and private equity (VC/PE) flows in most regions have slowed as central banks raised interest rates to combat inflation.

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How You Measure Your Business Matters

VCFO

Measure Your Business in a Manner That Matters Measure twice, cut once is an adage that’s been cited for centuries. Its literal meaning is to verify the accuracy of measurements before making cuts so that time, material, and effort are not wasted. Its figurative meaning is to plan and prepare appropriately before acting. Both meanings hold absolutely important applications for business.

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Live Demo: How to Achieve Reconciliation Zen

Speaker: Nancy Wu, Head of Sales and Customer Success at SkyStem

Automation generally supercharges any process and brings its value to the forefront. See how infusing automation such as ART (our month-end close solution), into your close can get you to the next level of closing. We will share a live demo of SkyStem's solution, ART and share the key elements of month-end close automation. Through ART, we'll take a look at: What month-end close automation entails Which process steps can and should be automated Benefits of achieving process automation, and Why i

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‘Worst’ yet to come for commercial real estate: Conference Board

CFO Dive

Many banks have pursued a policy of “extend and pretend” to avoid writing off troubled commercial real estate loans, according to a Conference Board economist.

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Navigator Business Solutions Achieves GROW with SAP Designation

Navigator SAP

As seen in, PR Newswire , Navigator Business Solutions is proud to announce its ongoing partnership with SAP and its achievement of the Grow with SAP program designation. Read the official press release here.

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Not just auditors, Promoters and KMPs too need to be held responsible for frauds: Amarjit Chopra

CFO News

Amarjit Chopra, former President of ICAI, emphasizes the critical need for accountability beyond auditors in corporate frauds. In an insightful interview with ETCFO, Chopra discusses the roles of promoters, CFOs, and directors, urging comprehensive reforms for enhanced corporate governance.

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How To Clean Up Business Financial Statements

CFO Share

Consistent financial reporting is critical for business management. These reports are the backbone of evaluating business performance – crucial for making informed decisions, attracting investors, and securing loans. But cleaning up bad statements can feel daunting, tedious, and wasteful to small business owners and managers. If you’ve recently faced hurdles or missed opportunities due to disorganized financials, you need to clean up your statements.

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New DOL Final Overtime Rules: Quickstart Guide for Employers

There’s a new overtime salary threshold that will impact employers across the country. If you have an employee making less than $43,888 on July 1 or less than $58,656 on January 1, you’re going to have to start paying overtime. Download Paycor’s guide to learn: Which groups of employees are affected? How should you classify employees? Best ways to mitigate risk.

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US Equities: 9% Forever?

Barry Ritholtz

It’s taken me months to organize all of my research for my next book project; it’s a lot of stuff, some dating back to 2000. Much of it reflects the bad ideas and numbers, and worse advice, that float around Wall Street. A lot of it has not aged well. But every now and then, something I saved turned out to be prescient — not because it was lucky, but because it contained a well-considered insight that has stood the test of time.

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A Day in the Life: Florian Winterstein from Jedox

Future CFO

Editor's note: While travel—an important part of many business leaders' typical work routines—has allowed Florian Winterstein (pictured), CEO of Jedox, to learn how to succeed in other cultural settings, he shares with FutureCFO audiences in today's A Day in the Life interview how his experiences and interests outside work also inspire his professional growth.

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PwC to become largest ChatGPT enterprise customer with new OpenAI deal

CFO Dive

The agreement represents the latest step by the Big Four firm to further develop GenAI following its pledge to invest $1 billion into the technology over a three-year period.

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How an SAP Partner Can Be Your Long-Term Ally

Navigator SAP

Enterprise resource planning solutions (ERP) are only as static as the businesses that use them. That’s why it is important to have an SAP partner that is not only there during rollout, but also continues to support the business as it grows and evolves.

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Planning Your Restaurant's Path to Profitability

Speaker: James Kahler, COO of Full Course

Ever wondered where to splurge and where to safely conserve when it comes to operating and growing your restaurant? 🤔 Join James Kahler, COO of Full Course and industry visionary, in this new webinar where he'll talk all about best practices to invest in your restaurant's success! Whether you're a new business or an established restaurant, a seasoned pro or a rookie, you'll learn the keys to sustainable success in this competitive industry.

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How SEBI is tightening norms for independent directors

CFO News

The evolving regulatory environment highlights the imperative for prospective independent directors to possess the requisite expertise and commit to upholding governance standards effectively.

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Traveling in the endemic era

Tips Watch

At times, it is not fun. By David Enna, Tipswatch.com “COVID is just a cold.” This is how our Overseas Adventure Travel tour leader explained Europe’s (and most of the world’s) new attitude toward COVID-19.

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What is The Difference Between COGS and SG&A from a Chief Financial Officer’s Perspective

CFO Selections

As fractional CFOs (Chief Operating Officers) we get a lot of questions about COGS (Cost of Goods Sold) and SG&A expenses from our clients. They want to know how to classify different types of expenses, which one to focus on when trying to control costs, how to think about them when evaluating business opportunities, and what kind of impact each can have on profitability.

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Why “Deferred Sales Trusts” Can Be A Risky Way To Defer Taxes On A Business Sale

Nerd's Eye View

Small business owners often treat their businesses not only as their source of income during their working years, but also as an asset that can be sold to fund their retirement. And while many businesses can build up substantial value over the years, the downside is that, when that value is realized upon the sale of the business, a large amount of it is treated as taxable income.

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How Automation is Driving Efficiency Through the Last Mile of Reporting

Speaker: Jamie Eagan

As organizations strive for agility and efficiency, it's imperative for finance leaders to embrace innovative technologies and redefine traditional processes. Join us as we explore the pivotal role of digitalization and automation in reshaping what is commonly referred to as the “last mile of reporting”. We’ll deep-dive into why digitalization is no longer a choice, but a necessity for finance departments to stay competitive in a fast-paced environment touching on: 2024 trends for the Office of

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Scammers siphon $25M from engineering firm Arup via AI deepfake ‘CFO’

CFO Dive

Cybercriminals utilized AI deepfakes to falsely pose as Arup’s CFO and other employees, leading a staff member to transfer $25 million to Hong Kong bank accounts.

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Comparing SAP S/4HANA Cloud Public and Private Editions

Navigator SAP

Growing-focused businesses have a choice when deciding which SAP enterprise resource planning solution (ERP) they should adopt: SAP S/4HANA Cloud Public Edition or S/4HANA Private Edition. While many firms will benefit more from the Public Edition and its software-as-a-service model, there are substantive differences between the two and cases when the Private Edition makes more sense.

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GST collections hit all-time high of Rs 2.10 lakh crore in April 2024

CFO News

India's Gross Goods and Services Tax (GST) collections have reached a historic milestone, surpassing the Rs 2 lakh crore mark for the first time since the inception of GST in July 2017.

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Modernising finance reporting in support of ESG

Future CFO

The Workiva 2023 Global ESG Practitioner Survey reveals that 90% of surveyed practitioners agree that in the next two years, having a strong ESG reporting programme will give their organisation a competitive advantage. However, in the here and now, the same study reveals that businesses worldwide are grappling with ESG complexity, with 71% of respondents acknowledging that three or more internal teams are involved in their company’s ESG reporting processes.

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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.