April, 2023

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ChatGPT says it’s not ready to be a CFO. Experts agree.

CFO Dive

CFO Dive decided to engage the popular AI tool in a conversation about both its potential and limitations in corporate finance.

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The Tide of Price over Volume

Barry Ritholtz

My fishing pal Sam Rines has spent much of this year pushing a thesis of “ Price over Volume” ; I found it a compelling narrative, one that fits in nicely with an apsect of inflation that I had originally underestimated: “Greedflation.” The Price over Volume thesis is both compelling and underappreciated. I hope you find his take thought provoking… -Barry Price over Volume remains a key theme this earnings season with PG’s earnings report the tip of the iceberg.

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Amazon to put ‘more dollars’ toward generative AI, CFO says

CFO Dive

Amazon is following in the footsteps of other large-scale tech firms like Apple and Meta by funneling more funds toward generative AI.

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Building resilience – the CFO way

Future CFO

COVID-19 may have gone the way of a pandemic, but uncertainty remains the norm in 2023. Be it the geopolitical tension in many parts of the world, the prevailing volatility of energy prices, or the looming crisis that is climate change , there is no rest for the CFO when it comes to navigating the challenges, man-made or otherwise. This is evident in the 47% of CFOs participating in the PwC Pulse Survey of August 2023 who say their top priority is building predictive models and scenario analysis

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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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Do the Best Equity Fund Managers Follow the Bond Market?

CFA Institute

A fund family's success with bond funds may not translate to the equity side of the ledger.

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4 CFO tips for demystifying AI hype

CFO Dive

Innovation in AI has prompted talk of a coming technological leap as profound as the creation of the internet. It has also sparked anxiety. CFOs need to navigate past the hype and fear.

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Book Review: A History of Financial Technology and Regulation

CFA Institute

Seth C. Oranburg highlights recent changes to the world of finance by exploring the role of technology within it.

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Improving Your Field Services With the Right ERP Software

Navigator SAP

Field services organizations can leverage advanced ERP solutions to improve efficiency, responsiveness, and business intelligence, using a framework such as SAP S/4 HANA Cloud to manage data, reporting, analytics, and forecasting across their enterprise.

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CPI = 5.0% (Time to Stop Raising Rates)

Barry Ritholtz

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose 0.1 percent in March on a seasonally-adjusted basis, after increasing 0.4 percent in February. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 5.0 percent before seasonal adjustment. ( April 2023 ) As much as I want to jump up and down about 0.1% seasonally adjusted (after a 0.4% prior month), the big number is not so big: 5.0% A 5 handle is a huge development, even with the core remaining sligh

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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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It’s not a funnel, it’s a filter.

The Reformed Broker

I get a lot of emails and LinkedIn messages about our “funnel” these days. Hiring funnel, sales funnel, etc. Usually it’s coming from well-meaning companies who are focused on recruiting and headhunting or lead generation and prospecting. A typical firm in our industry is probably in need of what they’re offering. I have tried to build an atypical firm.

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Cleared Derivatives Cyber Event

Reval

ION Cleared Derivatives, a division of ION Markets, experienced a cybersecurity event commencing. The post Cleared Derivatives Cyber Event appeared first on ION.

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Flexibility still king for workers: Report

CFO Dive

Despite a labor market resurgence in March, nearly half (47%) of those in the workforce are still highly concerned about what a downturn may mean for their job security and finances, the April Workforce from iCIMS said.

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Top accounting firms in India bullish on hiring

CFO News

The positive hiring intent can be attributed to high demand of multiple services delivered by these firms such as taxation, business consulting, risk advisory, deal advisory, technology services, ESG services.

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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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Your New ERP is Worse Than Your Old System—But Only for the First Year

Navigator SAP

There’s an interesting and well-known issue that many businesses face right after upgrading their ERP solution: The new system performs worse than the old one.

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The 60/40 Portfolio is Back! *after not going away

Barry Ritholtz

Check out these recent headlines about the classic 60/40 investment strategy 1 : The 60-40 Investment Strategy Is Back After Tanking Last Year BlackRock Ditches 60/40 Portfolio in New Regime of High Inflation Why a 60/40 Portfolio Is No Longer Good Enough The 60-40 portfolio is back Sorry, but all of these headlines utterly miss the point. No, the 60/40 mix of stocks and bonds is not dead; No, this is not the first time we had a regime of high inflation, transitory or otherwise.

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The ground is quaking

The Reformed Broker

The prompt: The output, copy-pasted into my blog’s CMS: This is a rainbow stripe! Obviously anyone who knows how to code could have knocked this out in a second without even having to think about it. But how many people don’t know how to code? Most? We’re heading into a future in which not knowing how to do a thing is going to matter much less than ever before.

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Talent Strategies Demand a New Normal

CFO Leadership

The war for talent is over … and talent won, reinforcing that people and the future of work represent the defining business challenge for the next decade. People and culture sit atop the list of key risk concerns of board members and executives worldwide looking out over the next 12 months as well as into 2032, according to the latest Top Risks Survey from Protiviti and NC State University’s ERM Initiative.

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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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Berkshire Hathaway veterans take Pilot’s CFO, CEO seats

CFO Dive

Just under three months after Warren Buffet’s firm became the travel center giant’s majority owner, longtime Berkshire Hathaway executives are taking the helm at Pilot.

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CFOs: From India Inc to Start-up Inc

CFO News

The trend of top startups hiring experienced financial executives reflects the growing importance of financial management and governance in the startup ecosystem, as companies seek to navigate a challenging funding environment and achieve long-term success.

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Venture Capital After SVB: Q&A With Kearney's Ben T. Smith IV

Global Finance

Ben T. Smith IV, a longtime Silicon Valley executive and currently head of the Communications, Media and Technology practice at Kearney, speaks to Global Finance about the post-SVB venture capital industry and the pace of innovation.

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Help Wanted!

Barry Ritholtz

Nonfarm payrolls came out Friday, and once again they impressed with their underlying strength: 236,000 new workers were added in March, with February NFP revised upward to 326,000, as the unemployment rate fell to 3.5%. But there remains nearly two job opening for each unemployed worker, and despite rising wages, lots of decent positions remain unfilled.

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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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This Week on TRB

The Reformed Broker

I spent the week in Paris with the family and it was really an amazing trip. As you guys know I’m big on history and art and food and stuff so I had been looking forward to it for a long time. And the city did not disappoint. Other than the lack of ice cubes Some shots: The Hall of Mirrors at Versailles, which played host to some amazing moments in the history of the world.

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The cost of being a corruption-busting CFO

CFO Talks

Written by Leigh Schaller What happens when you take a principled CFO and place her in dysfunctional municipalities? You get Mercy Phetla fighting through courts and council meetings in an attempt to do her job. Mercy Phetla doesn’t think of herself as a whistleblower. 7“I’m just doing my job,” Mercy told the #CFOClubConvo. Her job has caused trouble in small towns across rural South Africa for those who wish she didn’t care about corruption.

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Accountants demand change or else

CFO Dive

Rethinking the future of accounting could persuade some of the over two-thirds of accountants who may want to leave the profession to stay put, according to FloQast’s CEO.

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No grave delivery gap in audit, says ICAI President

CFO News

"I don’t think there is a grave delivery gap in the audit. If that were the case, you would not have seen India progressing; we are right now projected as one of the bright spots in terms of the economic outlook. The whole world is looking up to India. If there is no great financial reporting happening, do you think it would have been possible for India to be projected as the bright spot in terms of the economic growth you are seeing?

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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.