March, 2024

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CFOs play it safe on AI spending

CFO Dive

Close to two-thirds (62%) of CFOs responding to a Deloitte poll anticipated an allocation of less than 1% of their organization’s budget for GenAI next year.

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'Collaboration, communication necessary between CFOs and tech leaders for chasing growth'

CFO News

At the ETCFO Leadership Summit, top industry leaders said that the role of CIO or CTO is more to get the right, sustainable, scalable and secure solution to anything they bring to the table.

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Delivering results for holistic success

Future CFO

In its Top 5 Finance Trends and Priorities for CFOs in 2024 , Gartner says economic headwinds have forced CFOs to look beyond temporary measures and find new ways to lead finance through digital transformation. The analyst forecasts that through 2025, more than 40% of finance roles will be either new or significantly reshaped due to finance technology.

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Building a successful career in finance

Future CFO

Biotechnology firm, Cytiva, formerly known as GE Healthcare, developing many products for scientists, clinicians and big pharma, including end-to-end solutions from equipment to software to reagents, as well as automated data collection, and digital traceability. In describing the business of Cytiva’s CFO for the Biotechnology Group in APAC, Christine Tan notes that the firm’s customers undertake life-saving activities ranging from fundamental biological research to developing innovative vaccine

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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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When to Use a ‘Decision Tree’ for Business Planning

CFO Selections

Originally published: 2/15/2021 Updated: 3/4/2024 For those not familiar with the term, a decision tree is a flow chart that works through all possible response options in a scenario to analyze resulting outcomes. Basically, it is a visual version of an “if this then that” statement across all possible alternatives. The “branches” off each decision alternative that result use data analysis to forecast the most likely outcome of each decision.

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SEC busts company behind $300M crypto Ponzi scheme targeting Latinos

CFO Dive

Under the leadership of Gary Gensler, the SEC has intensified efforts to protect investors involved in what he calls the “Wild West” of crypto assets.

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Danny Kahneman: What if Everything is Narrative Fallacy?

Barry Ritholtz

“Our comforting conviction that the world makes sense rests on a secure foundation: Our almost unlimited ability to ignore our ignorance.” – Daniel Kahneman The loss of Danny Kahneman is a reminder that we should review some of his work and apply them to the current market. I am fascinated by the idea of Narrative Fallacy (the term was actually coined by Nassim Taleb in “ The Black Swan “) and how it applies to pretty much ewverything.

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Unleashing animal spirits

CFO News

What will make CFOs borrow big and sign cheques for fresh capex? The government is pitching hard for manufacturing but the majority of the companies are going ahead mostly with working capital loans. What will make them invest heavily and push the capex cycle? What kinds of indications are CFOs waiting for?

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Webinar- Optimizing Order-to-Cash to Compliance with AI

Bramasol

This webinar focuses on how companies can optimize their Order-to-Cash-to-Compliance processes by combining SAP’s latest cloud-based financial solutions to enhance efficiency and drive business value. Specific topics will focus on use cases for emerging subscription-based business models and solutions such as Order to Cash/BRIM, Revenue Accounting and Reporting (RAR), and S/4HANA cloud implementations.

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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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Beyond the numbers – accounting is still a great career for young talent

Future CFO

Last year, Finance Minister Lawrence Wong highlighted that the number of people pursuing accounting degrees has dropped by over 10 per cent over the past five years, and fewer accounting graduates go on to take up careers in the profession. Is the accounting profession losing its appeal? Historically, accountants have played a crucial role in business and the economy.

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Managing Supply Chain and Inventory Through ERP Systems

Navigator SAP

Supply chain and inventory considerations are important for most businesses. But for food and beverage manufacturers, supply chain management and inventory control are essential for ensuring the quality and safety of the products being produced. Food and beverage ERP systems make this level of oversight and control possible. Managing manufacturing production is at the heart of ERP, but supply chain management and inventory control, along with ERP traceability in food production, might be just as

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Office real estate value likely to plunge 26% through 2025: Moody’s

CFO Dive

An above-average amount of commercial real estate debt will soon mature and property owners will need to refinance at the highest rates in years, Moody’s said.

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U.S. population distribution, 1975-2050

Barry Ritholtz

We sometimes say “Demographics is Destiny,” but that’s abstract. To get a visual sense of what that looks like, see the above chart (via Blackrock ) showing the distribution of various age groups from 2075 to 2050. Note bars in Red are not in the workforce. The post U.S. population distribution, 1975-2050 appeared first on The Big Picture.

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Your Guide to Creating a Travel Policy

Navigating travel expenses can be challenging, but our workbook offers a clear path forward. Learn to craft a travel policy that fits your budget and makes travel management simple. This self-guided workbook offers: Practical advice on choosing airlines, setting booking time frames, and managing travel costs effectively. Insights into selecting the right class of service for each employee, ensuring everyone travels comfortably and within policy.

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Byju's CEO Raveendran's removal is not justified in absence of forensic audit: Amarjit Chopra

CFO News

REMOVAL OF BYJUS CEO: There is a need for all parties to sit together and listen to the advice of the Advisory Council with an open mind, says the former ICAI President.

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Highest Paid CFOs in the World in 2024

The Finance Weekly

Big companies used to hog all the CFO action, but now even small and medium-sized businesses are jumping on the bandwagon. Why the sudden CFO craze? Well, CEOs are cluing in on the fact that having a financial expert on board can steer their ship in the right direction and spur business growth. In a nutshell, companies are starting to view CFOs as smart investments rather than just expenses.

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Sustaining transformative leadership to drive growth and value

Future CFO

The future starts today, not tomorrow. The future is now. With the future of finance circling the management across functions, the formation of the right concoction of capabilities, and the establishment of a strong data foundation, it is expected that finance leaders look into strategies to not only succeed but also sustain transformative leadership.

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Traceability and Scalability in ERP Systems for Food Production

Navigator SAP

When evaluating ERP for food manufacturing , there are many considerations. Two factors that food manufacturers should not overlook, however, are traceability and evaluating ERP scalability for manufacturing as the business grows. A business with less regulatory requirements might only look at areas such as ERP for supply chain and inventory management, but food manufacturers will want to take a deep look at traceability and scalability to avoid headaches down the road.

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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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SEC fines Arista Networks founder Bechtolsheim $1M for insider trading

CFO Dive

Andreas “Andy” Bechtolsheim, who resigned as Arista chairman in December, allegedly arranged put options contracts for a relative based on non-public information about an imminent deal.

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At the Money: How To Know When The Fed Will Cut

Barry Ritholtz

At the Money: How To Know When The Fed Will Cut with Jim Bianco (March 13, 2024) Markets have been waiting for the Federal Reserve to begin cutting rates for over a year. What data should investors be following for insight into when they will begin? Jim Bianco discusses initial unemployment claims data and wage gain to identify when the Fed will start lowering rates.

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CFOs prioritize employee compensation in budget allocations, reveals Gartner survey

CFO News

Amidst the financial landscape of 2024, CFOs are intensifying their focus on elevating employee compensation, as revealed by a recent survey conducted by Gartner Inc., reflecting evolving trends in budget allocations and retention strategies.

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10-year TIPS reopening auction could reach real yield of 2.0%

Tips Watch

By David Enna, Tipswatch.com The U.S. Treasury on Thursday will offer $16 billion in a reopening auction of CUSIP 91282CJY8, creating a 9-year, 10-month Treasury Inflation-Protected Security.

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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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Talent retention in Southeast Asia: Accountants as valuable assets

Future CFO

Talent shortage among accounting staff continues to persist in many parts of the world including Southeast Asia, with the issue being most felt by small accounting firms that struggle to compete with the big accounting firms: KPMG , PwC , Ernst & Young , and Deloitte. A Gartner survey of finance function employees revealed that 84% of finance employees asked have less engagement and less interest in going above and beyond than their peers and other functions.

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Tired of Manual Invoice Processing? See How SAP AP Automation Can Save You Time!

Navigator SAP

In this video demonstration, we'll show you the difference between the traditional, manual way of processing invoices in SAP and the power of automating this process using SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP). In this quick demo, you'll see: Manual Invoice Entry : We'll start by demonstrating the time-consuming steps involved in manually entering invoice data, including keying in information and performing three-way matches.

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EU enacts sweeping AI rules with global reach, stiff penalties

CFO Dive

Penalties include up to €35 million or 7% of a company’s total worldwide annual turnover — whichever is higher — for violations of a ban on “emotion recognition” in the workplace.

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10 Weekend Reads

Barry Ritholtz

The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of coffee, grab a seat by the fire, and get ready for our longer-form weekend reads: • How a Physics Whiz Made a Fortune Betting on Nature’s Catastrophes : John Seo used his scientific knowledge to develop a winning formula for trading catastrophe bonds — a market that’s booming thanks to climate change and inflation. ( Bloomberg Green ) • How neuroscience can help you make tough decisions – with no regrets : Most people are too risk-averse when it

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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.