September, 2022

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How CFOs can cut real estate costs

CFO Dive

Subleasing and landlord buyouts are options for CFOs looking to trim office space spend but retrenchment also poses complex challenges, experts say.

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Why Cloud ERP is a Great Fit for CDMOs

Navigator SAP

Contract development and manufacturing organizations (CDMOs) face unique challenges. They’re outsourced to handle drug and therapy development as well as to manufacture pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and biological materials. And beyond that, they are often a key part of research and development prior to manufacturing as well.

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Dollar Strengthens

Corporate Finance

Amid high inflation, rising interest rates, and a faltering stock market, one bright spot has been the performance of the U.S dollar. Since the beginning of the year, the dollar has risen 17 percent against the British pound, 25 percent against the Swedish krona and Japanese yen, and an astounding 40 percent against the Argentinean peso. Two currencies that have strengthened compared to the dollar are the Mexican peso and Brazilian real.

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You’re not good at this.

The Reformed Broker

A recession so contrived and man-made that every economist, politician, business owner, college student, CEO, rapper and professional athlete has been able to see it coming in real-time for months and months… Take a picture, you may never see anything so obviously about to happen ever again. A child could have foreseen it. At a certain point, a person who is charge of price stability should probably look in the mirr.

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Register Now: Sneak Peek Into Close Automation SkyStem Web Demo

Technology is rapidly changing the way accountants perform and manage month-end activities. Spreadsheets, email, and shared drives no longer have to slow us down. Join us as we present a "sneak peek" recorded demo of SkyStem's month-end close solution – ART. In under four weeks, your team can start reaping the benefits of month-end close automation by vastly reducing spreadsheets, cut down on reconciliation work, speed up the month-end close, and better manage your remote team.

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The First Totally Honest Stock Market Story

Barry Ritholtz

The First Totally Honest Stock Market Story. FRIDAY’S MARKETS. By Vinnie Foster Wynans III. Staff Reporter of The Wall Street Journal. The market rallied early this morning for reasons nobody understands and nobody predicted. CNBC analysts confidently asserted it had something to do with the Senegalese money supply but others pointed to revised monthly figures showing a poor tuna haul off the Peruvian coast.

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CFOs see hiring woes persisting into 2023: Gartner

CFO Dive

Hiring and retaining workers, forecasting and cost-cutting are the top three most difficult tasks on CFOs’ to-do lists over the next 12 months, according to a recent Gartner survey.

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CDMOs, CMOs and CROs: What's the Difference?

Navigator SAP

The pharmaceutical industry has undergone significant evolution within the past 15 years. Recently, biopharmaceutical companies have become increasingly reliant on outsourced contract services for various elements of their value chain. This is taking place in an environment where these companies face pressures to cut costs and accelerate time-to-market as they aim to meet the challenges of the pandemic and deal with resource and capital constraints—all while needing to comply with regulations.

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How to Calculate LTV with Variable Revenue

The SaaS CFO

SaaS revenue models are changing, and so should our SaaS metrics. A SaaS founder emailed me recently about the customer lifetime value metric. His SaaS company has significant usage revenue in addition to traditional subscription MRR. However, traditional SaaS metrics are commonly set up for just one revenue stream. Customer lifetime value (LTV or CLTV) […].

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Value Creation

The Reformed Broker

All of the value creation for investors comes from the actions they take in falling markets, not rising ones. If you’re not yet in retirement and not finished putting money into your retirement accounts, every 5% the market falls is an increased opportunity for you to buy things that will be worth much more in the future when you eventually sell them.

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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.

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RIP Financial Conferences

Barry Ritholtz

The traditional finance conference was murdered this week. A stake was driven through its heart by innovators tired of the old ways. It was, to be fair, a mercy killing. Living in the past, running on inertia, nobody bothered to tell the patient that it was time to say your goodbyes before we pull the plug. The industry had forgotten why it even exists: To serve an audience that wants to get out of the office, hang with its peers, and learn how to be better at what it does.

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The Most Tax-Friendly States For Retirees: How To Compare State Income Tax Options For Retiring Clients

Nerd's Eye View

As an individual begins planning for retirement, one of the factors often considered is whether (and where) they might relocate to enjoy their retirement. When evaluating their potential options across the U.S., a state’s income tax rules can have a significant impact on where they might choose to live. The perception of a state as having high or low taxes could make it more or less attractive for someone choosing where to relocate, and those perceptions are often skewed by the state’

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PayPal alum latest to take CFO seat for Zepz as it reaches profitability

CFO Dive

PayPal alum Robert Mitchell will take the remittance platform’s financial helm as it looks to foster further growth after reaching profitability during the first half of 2022.

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CDMO Races Along on a Digital Transformation Journey

Navigator SAP

As COVID-19 has infected and killed millions across the globe, it has spurred researchers to accelerate the delivery of therapeutics and vaccines. But the reality is that the process of drug and vaccine research and development is time-intensive, requires high capital outlays, and takes place in a complex multi-party ecosystem that includes regulatory agencies.

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Recruit and Retain New Blue-Collar Talent

Blue-collar jobs have a branding problem. One company, GEON, partnered with Paycor to find the solution. Learn how to attract, engage, and retain blue-collar employees, helping them build meaningful careers – and support your company’s goals.

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Uncertain Times: Four Steps to Protect Your Business

Focus CFO

Uncertain Times: Four Steps to Protect Your Business. BY JASON DEAN. Confused about where the economy is headed and what this means to your business? Join the club! Many business owners are: Frustrated by continuing supply chain issues and higher costs. Anxious about the potential for a real recession. Worried about retaining key employees. Sick and tired of doing it all.

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Bear in mind

The Reformed Broker

Okay don’t press the <Buy> because of this but maybe reconsider pressing the <Sell> button if you haven’t already… The AAII sentiment poll hit 60% Bears this week. History says the more pessimistic the investor class becomes, the better the prospective returns look six months out. The way I think about this is that the only thing that could make investors really bearish is a big sell-off in t.

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Inflation Expectations: A Dubious Survey

Barry Ritholtz

One of the things we know about inflation expectations is that Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell relies heavily on them. He thinks about expectations, gives speeches on them, and uses the data series when enacting Federal Reserve policies to combat inflation. The problem is that all consumer surveys (including inflation expectations) are deeply problematic.

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How Do Nonprofits Make Money?

The Charity CFO

Nonprofits exist to meet a societal need or provide a public benefit. Unlike an organization whose primary goal is to make money, nonprofits exist to meet a community’s needs. That said, while it’s not your primary purpose, your nonprofit must find ways to make money. . So what are those ways? How do nonprofits make money? Let’s take a look….

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PowerPoint Best Practices for Creating Stellar Presentations

Mastering data visualization in PowerPoint will help accelerate your career because it positions you as someone who can present data that drives business decisions forward. think-cell's PowerPoint Best Practices eBook was created specifically for professionals aiming to master the art and science of data-driven storytelling. What’s inside: Practical Insights: Uncover valuable tips for crafting engaging and persuasive presentations.

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Most CFOs say controllership not ready for digital future

CFO Dive

Financial executives said controllers are not fully equipped to take on a bigger role in strategic planning, according to a survey by Deloitte and the Institute of Management Accountants.

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Advanced Landed Cost Automation for SAP Business ByDesign

Navigator SAP

Watch Advanced Landed Cost Automation for SAP Business ByDesign.

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5 Ways to Evolve Your FP&A Process During Times of Constant Change

Centage

It’s no secret that today’s business leaders are facing unprecedented uncertainty. Between pandemic insecurities, a supply chain crisis, labor shortages, and the growing threat of recession, companies that rely on traditional planning and forecasting may find themselves struggling to stay competitive. Fortunately, modern financial planning and analysis technologies are offering savvy business leaders the opportunity to get ahead and stay there.

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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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Predictions You Can Rely On: How Data Drives Successful Financial Forecasting

Speaker: Robbie Bhathal, Founder & CEO, and Matthew Acalin, Head of Credit Intelligence

In today's volatile financial environment, how confident are you in your company’s financial forecasting? To get the most accurate cash predictions that will lead to long-term financial survival, real-time data is critical. Innovative cash management strategies can lead to better credit opportunities, more sustainable growth, and long-term financial prosperity.

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Changes in Global Wealth 2021

Barry Ritholtz

Every year, Credit Suisse puts out an in-depth look at wealth around the world (I often pull a chart or two for the reads). The data always has some interesting findings about how the very wealthy are investing, consuming, and otherwise spending their time and money. I don’t always reference it, but intriguing and anomalous findings are always worth sharing.

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Understanding Unrelated Business Income in Nonprofits

The Charity CFO

If you know only one thing about 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations , you probably know that they don’t pay federal taxes on their income. . But what if I told you that’s not always true? It’s true that due to their uniquely valuable societal contributions, such as charitable actions or educational priorities, nonprofits receive tax exemption for income from activities substantially related to their primary purpose. .

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SEC presses for economic risk disclosures

CFO Dive

The SEC’s focus on disclosures related to turbulence in the economy comes as the agency pushes companies to disclose more about executive pay.

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Improve Business Intelligence Performance

Navigator SAP

Businesses use Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, such as SAP ERP for small business entities, to analyze, gather and share data insights between integral teams. For example, an ERP system can collate metrics from manufacturing, sales, and accounting departments into one database, connecting the dots to help managers identify efficiencies, and optimize processes.

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Acterys: Revolutionizing CIO & CFO Decision-Making

Welcome to the Future of Technology for CIOs & CFOs! Ever stood on the precipice of a technological revolution, feeling the energy of change? Ever been captivated by the whispers of a software that's not just innovative but genuinely groundbreaking? Acterys unveils a groundbreaking technology tailored for CIOs and CFOs. This state-of-the-art solution streamlines data integration, analytics, and forecasting, empowering leaders to make informed decisions quickly.

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PodChats for FutureCFO: Why CFOs need to drive ESG initiatives

Future CFO

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) programs can pose unique challenges to finance chiefs charged with maximizing returns. Reason? Big price tags and longer timelines. The push from regulators and many stakeholders to transform and align companies with new sustainability goals is an “enduring change,” which carries unique challenges, said Kristin Moyer, distinguished VP and analyst with Gartner.

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This Week on TRB

The Reformed Broker

Happy Labor Day Weekend! We did some amazing stuff on the blogs and podcasts this week. Volatile markets really bring the best out in our writers. Hope you’ve been checking out Ben’s blog, Nick’s blog, Animal Spirits, Portfolio Rescue and all the rest this summer. I think we’re balancing a dose of realism about the current situation with plenty of constructive commentary and some optimism about the.

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Labor Day Weekend Employment Charts

Barry Ritholtz

So, it was just Labor Day Weekend, and while we all should be out NOT laboring, I spent part of the long holiday weekend thinking about a few of my favorite FRED charts. Rather than include all of my favorites, I set a challenge for myself: Limit the list to the three most telling charts: U3 Unemployment Rate : When has unemployment been lower than today?