October, 2023

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Innovation in finance: How CFOs can lead the charge

CFO News

One of the primary ways CFOs can lead the charge in innovation is by harnessing the power of technology. The finance industry has witnessed remarkable advancements in recent years, including blockchain, artificial intelligence, and big data analytics. These technologies can be leveraged to streamline financial processes, reduce costs, and improve decision-making.

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CFOs keep focus on tech, profitability: Grant Thornton

CFO Dive

As CFOs seek to boost profits while balancing rising operating costs, a tailored digital transformation strategy is critical, Grant Thornton’s Paul Melville says.

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Preparing Your Finance Organization for the New Era of AI

CFO Leadership

Future-forward finance and accounting organizations were quick to embrace robotic process automation (RPA) years ago to manage mundane, repetitive back-office tasks like data entry and routine financial reporting. Many have since advanced to intelligent process automation (IPA) — RPA amplified with artificial intelligence (AI) — to streamline and improve more complex work, from tax and compliance reporting to financial statement reconciliation.

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The I Bond’s fixed rate will rise. But by how much?

Tips Watch

By David Enna, Tipswatch.com It’s clear to me that Treasury will increase the fixed rate on the U.S. Series I Bond at the November 1 reset. This is an easy call. But how high can it go?

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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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Capital Structure – Beyond the Income Statement

VCFO

Beyond the Income Statement – Why Capital Structure Matters The Income Statement is often a place of disproportionate focus for business owners. Many use it to assess questions like “Am I cash positive?” or “Am I able to spend like I want and pay my bills comfortably?” as a barometer for business health. While the Income Statement does provide a view of historical (e.g., monthly, annual) performance, much more is needed for effective strategic planning – proactive planning that looks beyon

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What businesses can learn from the F-35B fighter jet failure

CFO Dive

When planning complex projects, it’s important to focus on their core purposes without adding nonessential features, project management expert Dr. Te Wu writes.

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Navigating around the changes in FP&A post-pandemic

Future CFO

A lot has changed when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world--there is no question about that. Businesses and firms trod around the adjustments they need to adhere to left and right to keep their companies afloat. All functions of businesses needed to be checked and most had to be overhauled to keep up with the ever-changing dynamics happening around the globe.

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CFOs should proceed cautiously as SBA loan access eases, experts say

CFO Dive

The Small Business Administration's new loan rules are expanding credit access to more companies but experts warn that it could lead some borrowers to take on too much debt.

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Leveraging AI in your monthly close process

CFO Dive

Savvy accounting leaders who “see the writing on the wall” are focused on bringing cutting-edge technologies into their teams’ daily tasks, including the monthly close, writes Horváth’s Tony Klimas.

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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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The Future of SAP Business ByDesign: 2023 and Beyond

Navigator SAP

SAP Business ByDesign has grown into a trusted, mature ERP solution for fast-growing and medium-sized business since its initial release in 2007. With its use of SAP’s new Business Technology Platform (BTP), Business ByDesign is further evolving into a core product for businesses not ready for SAP’s flagship S/4HANA ERP solution.

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CFOs applaud RBI's stable policy, believe rate pause to uplift India Inc's capex plan

CFO News

Last week, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) decided to keep the repo rates unchanged at 6.5% for the fourth time in the fiscal. ETCFO spoke with finance leaders to understand the impact of pause and stable policy on India Inc's growth and expansion plan.

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Cancelling Michael Lewis

Barry Ritholtz

“If you want to read a moral condemnation of crypto theft, you can get that anywhere. You go to Michael Lewis for character and story.” – Matt Levine Michael Lewis’s new book “ Going Infinite: The Rise and Fall of a New Tycoon ” came out this week. I got a copy earlier after signing an NDA that I would not disclose anything about it until after the publication date, which was Tuesday, October 3rd.

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There are four million households in North Carolina

The Reformed Broker

Conservatory at Biltmore, by Ann Vasilik via Our State There are four million households in North Carolina. Approximately half of those households (1.922 million) are comprised of a married male and female with children. Another half million are a female head of household with kids. There’s 180,000 or so male-led homes with children and then 1.4 million non-family households.

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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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I Bond’s fixed rate: An updated projection

Tips Watch

By David Enna, Tipswatch.com Back on Oct. 8 I posted an article, “The I Bond’s fixed rate will rise. But by how much?” attempting to forecast the potential new fixed rate for the U.S.

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AI champions pitch use cases for CFOs: Workday conference

CFO Dive

“We’re moving to a world with massive amounts of data, massive complexity of data, and data that is continuously changing, and that’s where AI comes in,” said tech executive Rohit Gupta.

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What is a Ready-To-Validate Cloud Platform?

Navigator SAP

Running a life sciences business comes with all the needs and challenges of a typical business, but there also often are additional regulatory considerations. One of those considerations is Food and Drug Administration (FDA) systems validation. Life sciences businesses that serve the U.S. market must prove that their systems engage in FDA-approved processes that meet FDA standards around quality, consistency, traceability and other requirements.

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J&K Bank's statutory auditors removed prematurely

CFO News

The removal came in the backdrop of the auditors issuing a qualified opinion on the bank’s FY23 accounts with respect to funds raised via the employee stock purchase scheme 2023 (ESPS).

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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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What Else Might be Driving Sentiment?

Barry Ritholtz

One of my favorite responsibilities as chief investment officer at Ritholtz Wealth Management is the quarterly conference call I do for our clients. I run through 30 charts in 30 minutes that explain where we are in the economic cycle, what markets are doing, and what it means to their portfolios. I like to finish with a thought-provoking, often “investing-adjacent” idea they might not have previously considered.

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A Luxury Slowdown

The Reformed Broker

Join Downtown Josh Brown and Michael Batnick for another round of What Are Your Thoughts? On this week’s episode, Josh and Michael discuss the biggest topics in investing and finance, including: ►Earnings – “Average commercial and consumer loans were both down from the second quarter as higher rates and a slowing economy have weakened loan demand, and we’ve continued to take some credit tighteni.

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Nonprofit Agenda Management: Empowering Organizational Success

Capital CFO LLC

Introduction Nonprofit agenda management at its core is a game changer. It helps you to run efficient, effective and productive meetings. Building the right agenda is a tool in your […] The post Nonprofit Agenda Management: Empowering Organizational Success appeared first on Capital CFO+.

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Gensler says SEC aims to avoid overreach on climate risk rule

CFO Dive

The SEC chief has come under fire for proposing that companies release data on the greenhouse gas emissions by their suppliers and customers.

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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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Regulated Industries: Growing Food & Beverage Manufacturers Need ERP

Navigator SAP

When food and beverage firms are small, it is often possible to get away with idiosyncratic or inconsistent processes that have been home-grown. But as a food and beverage manufacturer scales up, quality control becomes more important and often required.

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MSMEs may see a spike in business as lender and e-commerce firms provide support

CFO News

About 62% of sellers agree that e-tailing platforms have been helpful in their festive season planning, compared to 53% who felt the same way during the previous year's festive season.

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10 Quotes That Shaped My Investment Philosophy

Barry Ritholtz

We all love to use quotations in our arguments. It’s both an appeal to higher authority as well as social proof ( Hey! I’m not the only one who believes this stuff ). I find it useful occasionally to go back to first principles and reconsider the sources that have influenced my thinmking. Along those lines, here are in chronological order, the thinkers who have helped shape how I view the world view, including how I philosophically think about the economy, markets, and investing.

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Getting your Financial House in Order Before Selling Your Business

CFO Selections

Are you thinking about selling your business? Some business owners hear this question and respond, “No… well, not any time soon anyway.” But, if the answer is yes, even if you don’t plan on selling it soon, the time to start planning is now. If you think that selling your business might be in your 3-year, 5-year, or even 10-year plan, start getting the pieces in place now.

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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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Special Webinar: Fresh Insights from SAP Quote-to-Cash Event in Dallas

Bramasol

If you couldn’t attend the SAP Quote-to-Cash by TAC Insights event in Dallas, TX (or if you were there and too busy to take everything in), this webinar will provide a broad and deep exploration of the key trends, insights, and ah-ha moments from a panel of Bramasol and SAP experts. In addition to a half hour panel discussion, the session is designed as an interactive Q&A, so enter your questions below and/or bring them to the webinar.

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FASB revisits GAAP cleanup

CFO Dive

The board may remove some "non-authoritative" definitions from the codification — effectively the bible of generally accepted accounting standards.

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The Same Business Software for Every Stage of Your Company’s Growth

Navigator SAP

Each stage of the business growth journey brings new challenges for an organization. Selecting, moving data and learning new software should not be one of those challenges.

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