January, 2024

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6 essentials for CFOs aiming to rise to CEO: McKinsey

CFO Dive

Corporate boards in the past decade have increasingly turned to CFOs to fill the CEO seat. McKinsey has highlighted the attributes boards seek in a chief executive.

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PodChats for FutureCFO: Talent strategies for the finance function for 2024

Future CFO

Talent shortage continues to persist in many parts of the world including Asia. In Singapore, for example, the shortage of accounting staff is most felt by small accounting firms that struggle to compete with the Big Four accounting firms. A Gartner survey of finance function employees revealed some interesting problems faced by both employers and employees in the finance function.

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Sending (Private) Client Newsletters: How Advisors Can Do It Effectively To Reinforce Value

Nerd's Eye View

For financial advisors, an ongoing client service model often means finding ways to keep clients engaged and progressing toward their goals outside of the 1 or 2 typical client review meetings each year. For clients, more frequent communication can be a source of behavioral coaching and helpful information that can better equip them to stay the course through rocky markets.

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36% of companies plan to raise pay in 2024 amid tight labor market: BDO

CFO Dive

Although the job market has shown signs of cooling in recent quarters, CFOs aim to increase compensation this year to attract and retain employees.

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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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Seeking ‘Goldilocks’: 5 CFO trends for 2024

CFO Dive

Financial executives in the new year must protect profits by adapting to trends ranging from falling price pressures and borrowing costs to federal disclosures on carbon emissions.

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The Benefits of Cloud ERP for Financial Planning & Analysis

Navigator SAP

Thoughtful financial planning and analysis (FP&A) is at the heart of successful business operations today, more so than in the past thanks to the emergence of robust analytical engines, artificial intelligence, and the dynamic marketplace brought on by global supply chains and greater availability of real-time data.

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I Bond buying guide for 2024: Be patient

Tips Watch

By David Enna, Tipswatch.com If you are a longer-term investor looking for ultimate safety and protection from inflation, you are going to want to buy U.S.

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Cost pressures continue to ease

Future CFO

Cost pressures continue to ease according to accountants worldwide, but remain elevated by historical standards, said ACCA recently. The ACCA and Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Global Economic Conditions Survey (GECS) shows declining confidence among accountants globally for the third consecutive quarter in Q4 2023, consistent with a further moderation in global growth.

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The School Bell Rings: Time for Class!

Musings on Markets

Continuing an annual ritual of long standing, ahead of starting my spring teaching at NYU starting in a couple of weeks, I would like to invite you, if you are interested, to come along for the ride. I know! I know! Most of you are not enrolled at NYU, paying nosebleed prices, and that is prerequisite to be in the classroom, but thanks to technology and a loose reading of the rules that constrain me, you can get a close approximation of the classroom experience, wherever you are in the world, wi

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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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73% of accounting students lack money for gaining CPA license

CFO Dive

To stem a talent shortage, accounting firms need to reach out to potential CPAs well before they select their college majors, according to a CPA association.

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Global business leaders hail PM Modi's vision amid rollout of investment plans

CFO News

Global business leaders hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of a developed India as they unveiled their investment plans for the country at the 10th edition of Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2024 which was inaugurated by the PM on Wednesday.

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Industrial Manufacturing Solutions: Achieve Cost-Effective Transformation

Navigator SAP

Environmental, social, and competitive trends challenge industrial manufacturers today. While making things still is at the heart of industrial manufacturing, the complexity has increased. Industrial manufacturers need to evolve.

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MiB: Cathy Marcus, Co-CEO, Global COO of PGIM Real Estate

Barry Ritholtz

 This week, we speak with Cathy Marcus , co-chief executive officer and global chief operating officer of PGIM Real Estate , which manages over $200 billion in assets. As co-CEO, Marcus develops and leads the company’s global strategy; as global COO, she is responsible for overseeing business and investment operations globally. She is also co-chair of the board of directors of RealAssetX , PGIM Real Estate’s innovation lab aimed at accelerating advancement in the real assets industry.

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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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Thursday’s 10-year TIPS auction: Is it a must buy?

Tips Watch

By David Enna, Tipswatch.com Here’s a strange fact: Despite the surge higher in 10-year real yields over the last 16 months, no new-issue TIPS of this term has received a coupon rate of 1.50% or higher since July 2009.

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FutureCFO Excellence Awards 2024 finalists unveiled

Future CFO

In 2023, the top priority of CFOs was evaluating the finance function strategy, scope and design. Marko Horvat, vice president of research in the Gartner Finance practice, noted that CFOs were thinly stretched across many activities in 2023. Liam Hassell , founder and director for accounting and finance recruitment at Recruitment LABS, writes that strategic vision, leadership and communications skills, analytical and problem-solving abilities, change management expertise, collaboration and relat

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CFOs must keep focus on ‘streamlined, clean’ data, Infosys exec says

CFO Dive

Wrestling insights out of previously siloed data in a compliant, effective manner is paramount for CFOs looking to take advantage of generative AI technologies.

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India's manufacturing PMI softens to 18-month-low at 54.9 in Dec: Report

CFO News

India's manufacturing sector sustained growth at 54.9 in December, an 18-month low. Despite this dip, softer increases in orders, controlled inflation and stable employment showcase resilience. Optimistic outlook prevails for the future.

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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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SAP's Business Technology Platform (BTP) for mid-market customers and partners

Navigator SAP

Rainer Zinow, Senior Vice President of Product Management for small and mid-sized enterprises SAP SE, describes the SAP Business Technology Platform as an integral part of SAP's mid-market solution portfolio. While using BTP to build SAP applications, partners adopt BTP to publish on intellectual property. This video includes ideas on how large language models and vector databases may improve software development efficiency.

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Data Update 4 for 2024: Danger and Opportunity - Bringing Risk into the Equation!

Musings on Markets

In my last data updates for this year, I looked first at how equity markets rebounded in 2023 , driven by a stronger-than-expected economy and inflation coming down, and then at how interest rates mirrored this rebound. In this post, I look at risk, a central theme in finance and investing, but one that is surprisingly misunderstood and misconstrued.

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Using A Testamentary Charitable Remainder Unitrust (T-CRUT) To Give Twice To Both Loved Ones And Charitable Organizations

Nerd's Eye View

In late 2019, Congress passed the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act, introducing several significant changes to retirement planning. Of the many provisions in the bill, the so-called "Death of the Stretch" arguably received the lion's share of consternation from the financial advisor community. Under the new law, non-spouse beneficiaries (with few exceptions) must now withdraw the entirety of an inherited IRA within 10 years of the account owner's passing rather

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PodChats for FutureCFO: The role of finance in driving strategic imperatives in 2024

Future CFO

Business strategizing for the new year may seem all but simple, with fragmentation, uncertainty, and volatility as constants in a world that shifts here and there across all sectors. The finance function in organisations has been proven to not be spared from such changes, as it evolves to cater to the requirements imposed by the current market situation.

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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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CFO optimism rises on outlook for 2024 economy: Fed

CFO Dive

Financial executives expect solid business performance in 2024, forecasting on average 5% revenue growth and a 2.7% expansion in payrolls.

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The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Finance: Revolutionizing the Financial Industry

CFO News

Joydeep Mookerjee, Group CFO of Techno India Group, explores the transformative impact of Artificial Intelligence in finance. From automating tasks to enhancing risk management, AI revolutionizes financial operations.

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SAP ERP for Medical Device Manufacturers

Navigator SAP

Medical device manufacturers face similar challenges, whether engaged with Medical Device Production , BioPharma & Nutraceuticals , Contract Development & Manufacturing , or Biotechnology. They all face dynamic product lifecycles from development and clinical trials through to distribution and revenue, and a demanding regulatory environment that requires tracking everything.

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At the Money: How to Pay Less Capital Gains Taxes

Barry Ritholtz

At the Money: How to Pay Less Capital Gains Taxes (January 24, 2024) We’re coming up on tax season, after a banner year for stocks. Successful investors could be looking at a big tax bill from the US government. How can you avoid sticker shock when Uncle Sam comes knocking? On this episode of At the Money, we look at direct indexing as a way to manage capital gains taxes.

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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