September, 2022

12 Ways To Level Up As A Finance Professional

Generation CFO

To stay on top of the accounting and finance industry, you must be constantly adapting your game, adopting new technologies and optimising your efficiency. We have devised 12 key actionable insights – use this as your cheat sheet, and learn how to level up as a finance professional.

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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Is The Fed Trying To Inflate Away US Debt?

CFO News Room

Inflation has risen for nearly two years now. The Consumer Price Index drifted from 2 to over 4 percent in April 2021. In May 2021 it hit 5 percent, in October 2021 it surpassed 6 percent, and in December 2021 it crossed the 7 percent level.

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Best Ways of Increasing Throughput in Small Business

Navigator SAP

You need to operate at maximum capacity as a small business to get more profits. This means that throughput is an important metric you need to follow closely–throughput refers to the amount of a product or service that a company can produce and deliver to a client within a specified period of time.

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The CFO Playbook: How to Decrease Costs & Increase Engagement

Learn how to reduce costs while simultaneously increasing employee morale.

The importance of effective communication in finance teams

Generation CFO

Communication is an unavoidable and crucial aspect of any business’s operations. It is especially important to communicate well. . But this isn’t easy, as it’s a more nuanced skill than people may realise.

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The First Totally Honest Stock Market Story

The Big Picture

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.

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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$55K a Year Is How Much an Hour?

CFO News Room

Unlike most jobs, which pay by the hour, annual salaries are reported as a lump sum, making it tricky to calculate how much you make per hour. However, by doing a little math, you can easily determine your hourly wage from your annual salary. .

Advanced Landed Cost Automation for SAP Business ByDesign

Navigator SAP

Watch Advanced Landed Cost Automation for SAP Business ByDesign. SAP Business ByDesign

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Listen Live: $40 Billion Bank Transforms Their Month-End Close

Speaker: Nancy Wu, Head of Sales and Customer Success at SkyStem & Jonna Wall, Financial Analyst at Pinnacle Financial Partners

This session features Jonna Wall, Financial Analyst of Pinnacle Financial Partners, a publicly traded financial institution based in Nashville, TN, that holds over 40B in assets. Join us as we discuss the Bank’s journey to become more efficient during month-end close to spur growth!

Idriz Adedoja, Head of Finance Vizlib & Astrato Analytics

Generation CFO

The tech industry doesn’t stay still, but that’s one of the most exciting things about being part of it, according to Idriz Adedoja, H ead of Finance at data visualisation software provider (scale up) Vizlib & Astrato Analytics.

Value Creation

The Reformed Broker

All of the value creation for investors comes from the actions they take in falling markets, not rising ones.

Labor Day Weekend Employment Charts

The Big Picture

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.

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

AFP FP&A Guide: Scenario Planning

Inflexible budgets break; scenario planning is a complementary, structured approach to creating flexibility in planning and operations. This guide presents practical, actionable steps to integrate scenario planning into y

Labor Market Remains Tight as Initial Claims Fall Again

CFO News Room

Initial claims for regular state unemployment insurance fell by 16,000 for the week ending September 24 th , coming in at 193,000. The previous week’s 209,000 was revised down from the initial tally of 213,000 (see first chart).

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.

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Sarah Lucas, Head of Migration Services, Lloyds Banking

Generation CFO

Sarah Lucas FCCA, Head of Migration Services at Lloyds Banking, has always been a problem solver. . “I I like it,” she adds. “I I like change as well.

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.

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Successful Change Management with Enterprise Risk Management

Speaker: William Hord, Vice President of ERM Services

Join us as we discuss the various tangents of data and the change management process that will help you make better risk-based business decisions to save time and money for your organization.

Inflation Expectations: A Dubious Survey

The Big Picture

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.

US faces risk of long stagflation struggle: Moody’s

CFO Dive

The odds of recession will rise if inflation fails to steadily fall toward the Federal Reserve’s 2% target, according to Moody’s Analytics

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Apple, CarMax, Bed Bath & Beyond and more

CFO News Room

Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Apple (AAPL) – Apple lost 2.2% in the premarket after BofA Securities downgraded it to neutral from buy.

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.

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The Emerging Spend Management Sector: Simplifying Your Accounting Processes

Speaker: Spencer Falbo, Principal at Kong Basile Consulting

In this webinar, Spencer Falbo, principal at Kong Basile Consulting will teach you how Spend Management can help to automate many of your processes, making your job as an accountant more efficient.

Discussing Open Data at #GENCFOSouth

Generation CFO

On September 15th, GENCFO South was once again held live in London at the Karma Sanctum Hotel in Soho. If you missed it, let me share with you how the night went – and how you can join us at the next one!

Buying An Annuity

Corporate Finance

While you now know that, in general, an annuity is an equal payment with a finite number of payments, how do annuities work in the "real world"? To give you an idea, check out Charles Schwab's annuity calculator. Notice, the website shows three different payment options.

RIP Financial Conferences

The Big Picture

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.

CFOs need to prep for healthcare’s lagging inflation

CFO Dive

Healthcare costs are expected to jump 6.0% next year. CFOs must prepare accordingly, advises WTW’s Tim Stawicki

How To Determine The Most Tax-Friendly States For Retirees

CFO News Room

Executive Summary. 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.,

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