February, 2023

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Accounting firms zero in on efficiences

CFO Dive

The narrative has changed this year, with the drive for efficiency replacing talent as the top priority for accounting firms.

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From Simple Accounting Through Billion Dollar Business: How the Right ERP Can Support Growth for Consumer Products

Navigator SAP

The consumer products industry is not easy. On the one hand, social media and online marketplaces have made it easier than ever to find consumers and get started. But on the other hand, these same dynamics have increased competition. Only the most organized and focused consumer packaged goods firms find success.

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The AI Bubble of 2023

The Reformed Broker

“When I see a bubble forming I rush in to buy, adding fuel to the fire. That is not irrational.” – George Soros, 2009 I’ve spent 25 years watching, trading and investing in the stock market. The repetition of patterns is amazing. In every generation we see new bubbles, which form when a new innovation comes along and everyone gets excited about the future.

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What if Dunning Kruger Explains Everything?

Barry Ritholtz

Physics has been seeking a grand “ Unified Field Theory ” that can explain everything in the universe. I sometimes wonder if we cannot find a similar overarching theory about all bad decision-making. The closest I have found as that single point of failure is the Dunning Kruger effect. Recall last week , we were discussing thinking about the impact of retiring Baby Boomers on the equity markets and of rising rates on housing.

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How to Easily Navigate Crypto Accounting in the Web3 Era

Speaker: Aaron Jacob, VP of Accounting Solutions & Reagan Cook, GTM Lead

Are you struggling to navigate the complexities and challenges that come with crypto accounting? 🤔 This new webinar will cover everything businesses need to know to get started with crypto accounting after incorporating crypto into their business models! Industry experts Aaron Jacob and Reagan Cook of TaxBit will thoroughly explore the prevalent operational hurdles encountered by accounting teams when interacting with crypto on the books, and detail how software solutions can effectively

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Biden antitrust enforcers block deals at record pace

CFO Dive

The FTC and DOJ are relying more on litigation and less on consent decrees in their merger enforcement approach.

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Now listen up and listen good

The Reformed Broker

Now listen up and listen good. Last May 4th, Fed Chairman Jay Powell told a press conference that “A 75 basis point increase is not something that the committee is actively considering.” Five weeks later, the Fed hiked rates by 75 basis points. Then he did another 75 basis points, then another 75 basis points, then another 75 basis points.

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U.S. Stock Market Returns Over Rolling 1/5/10/20 Year Periods

Barry Ritholtz

Source: The Measure of a Plan The post U.S. Stock Market Returns Over Rolling 1/5/10/20 Year Periods appeared first on The Big Picture.

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Financial services’ AI appetite grows, study says

CFO Dive

Top uses for AI in the financial services sector include ‘next-best action’ systems; portfolio optimization; and fraud detection.

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Navigator Business Solutions Annoinced as one of Bob Scott’s VAR Stars 2022

Navigator SAP

Lehi, UT - 15 February 2023 - Navigator Business Solutions, has been selected as a member of the Bob Scott’s VAR Stars for 2022, a group of 100 organizations honored for their accomplishments in the field of midmarket financial software.

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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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Japan: Regional Bank M&A On The Rise

Global Finance

While the decline of regional banks in Japan can be traced as far back as the mid-1980s and 1990s, led mainly by a series of bankruptcies up until around 2003, the precipitous drop since the mid-1990s has been mainly due to mergers and acquisitions.

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Raymond CFO targets high double-digit growth in FY24; says order book full till July

CFO News

The finance leader has plans to continue focusing on reducing debt to turn the company become completely debt free by 2025 through free cash flows from focused revenue growth, as well as effective working capital management.

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The Joke

The Reformed Broker

Act I Our hero Josh Brown spends a decade working at a succession of third-tier brokerage firms on Long Island and in New York City. He’s in his early twenties and knows less than nothing about stocks, bonds, mutual funds, investing, the economy, financial advice or anything else germane to the profession. He works for thieves, hustlers, well-meaning know-nothings and the morally compromised, men who will say and se.

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Avoiding Financial Disasters

Barry Ritholtz

Click to download Financial Disasters Yesterday was kind of a fun day: Sure, it was a dark, damp, dreary February morn when I showed up at the Brooklyn Bridge Marriot, but it was also the first time I did a new presentation in front of a live audience since before the pandemic. I do a quarterly update for RWM clients that covers the economy, the markets, and our portfolios every three months.

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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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Credit Suisse reportedly pulls C-suite, banker bonuses

CFO Dive

The Swiss bank is aiming to incentivize executives with long-term awards as it attempts to return to profitability. It reported its second consecutive annual net loss.

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Make the Most of Limited IT Resources by Moving to the Cloud

Navigator SAP

Cloud computing has been a huge boon for businesses that make the leap. Despite hesitancy from companies to migrate operations, the cloud’s ability to provide system resources on-demand has become widespread, especially after heavy hitters such as Amazon, Google, and Microsoft entered the space and brought standardization.

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Why Using a Dashboard is an Accounting Game-Changer

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Imagine a business as a train, chugging along to new horizons and greater things. For a successful and uninterrupted journey, trains need certain parts and routine maintenance to run smoothly. Businesses operate similarly, requiring a toolbox of strategic sales pitches, marketing efforts, and accurate financial analyses to continue on the right track.

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Picking Golden Shares Over Tech Crackdown

Global Finance

China's government is relaxing its crackdown on the tech sector while scooping up premium shares in certain players in the tech industry.

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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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This Week on TRB

The Reformed Broker

And if you haven’t subscribed yet, don’t wait. Check it out below or wherever fine podcasts are played. . The post This Week on TRB appeared first on The Reformed Broker.

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WFH vs RTO

Barry Ritholtz

Do you want to continue working from home? Is it past time to return to the office? How much collaboration can you do remotely? How much screen time are you wasting in the office? This has become a contentious debate between senior management at large companies and their staffers; it is especially true for younger employees. As always, there are much broader factors driving this issue than what appears on the surface.

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Trust, transparency key to crypto’s next phase: Circle CFO

CFO Dive

USDC issuer Circle is moving to position itself as a player in crypto’s coming “utility phase,” and continuing its efforts to become a public company, its CFO said, even as regulatory attention on the space sharpens.

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How CFOs Can Use ERP During a Recession

Navigator SAP

The economic outlook is very uncertain in these post-pandemic times. World Bank president David Malpass gives a 50 percent chance that there will be a world recession in 2023. Goldman Sachs is a bit more optimistic—about the US, at least—forecasting a 35 percent chance of a recession in the US this coming year. Forecasters polled by the Wall Street Journal give it about a 65 percent chance of a recession.

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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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DBS Bank India CFO bets big on retail and SME; targets 10-12% credit growth in FY24

CFO News

The group is looking to harness the potential of 500 odd branches that it has acquired with the successful integration of the Lakshmi Vilas Bank, says Rajesh Prabhu.

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Subway Sale Tests LBO Market

Global Finance

A Subway sale would be the biggest restaurant M&A deal since Inspire Brands bought Dunkin’ for $11.3 billion in 2020.

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Gavin Spitzner is Future Proof

The Reformed Broker

Gavin Spitzner loved the wealth management industry and the industry loved him back. Gavin was the founder of Wealth Consulting Partners and he was one of the most well known and beloved voices in the business. He passed away on Monday according to his family after struggling with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) which he was diagnosed with in September.

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Alien Invasion!!!

Barry Ritholtz

Over the weekend, a NATO general was asked by a bright-eyed reporter whether or not the various flying objects that were being shot down might be aliens visiting from elsewhere in the galaxy. His throwaway response of “ We don’t rule anything out ” was sufficiently ambiguous to set the conspiracy theorists atwitter. “Of course, they dropped this during the Superbowl, when no one’s paying attention,” was the LOL tweet.

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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