Sat.Jan 06, 2024 - Fri.Jan 12, 2024

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How finance leaders must handle rising cloud costs

Future CFO

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of various technological advancements to keep up with the evolving market and the shifts. Among such shifts is cloud services, with organisations depending on the cloud to support remote work and digital transformation initiatives. The rapid adoption of this technological advancement led to unexpected challenges in managing cloud costs, a concern finance leaders must handle properly for the organisation.

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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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Navigating choppy waters: How CFOs are mitigating supply chain disruptions amid geopolitical conflict

CFO News

Anjali Bhadbhade, Chief Financial Officer at DHL Express India, delves into the pivotal role CFOs play in mitigating global supply chain disruptions amid geopolitical conflicts, emphasizing proactive strategies for resilience and continuity.

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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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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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Future-Proofing Your Business: CBD Manufacturing ERP, Scalability for Continued Growth

Navigator SAP

Imagine this: the year is 2027. CBD is a household staple, lining grocery shelves and doctor's offices alike. Your once-bustling CBD (Cannabis) manufacturing facility now feels cramped, your inventory spreadsheet a tangled mess, and your production cycles resemble a game of Tetris gone haywire. Sound familiar? If you're a CBD manufacturer, this isn't an outlandish scenario.

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CFOs look to tech, M&A to foster growth: Deloitte

CFO Dive

Finance chiefs are eying digital technologies and new potential deals as they marshal their plans for the new year, Deloitte said.

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The importance of agile planning for finance leaders

Future CFO

Agile planning makes room for development and progress from limited insight and hindsight to a good scenario planning among finance leaders. As organisations deal with various possibilities and try to determine which one has the potential to disrupt and damage the business, the constraint in time can be detrimental in the business over all. If finance leaders will learn to rely on unified, cloud-based planning systems that can iterate multiple what-if scenarios to identify the most likely outcom

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2024 tech events for CFOs

CFO Dive

CFO Dive has compiled a list of events for finance leaders surrounding tech issues such as digital transformation, AI and cybersecurity.

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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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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 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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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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United Airlines aims to expand Denver facilities; skirts rumors of potential HQ move

CFO Dive

United’s bid to establish a new flight simulator building in Denver follows a $33 million purchase of property in the city which sparked rumors of a potential shift in the airline’s base of operations.

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GST evasion of over Rs 44,000 crore detected since May: Finance Ministry

CFO News

The Finance Ministry uncovered 29,273 bogus firms evading Rs 44,015 crore in suspected ITC, with Rs 4,646 crore saved. In the Dec quarter, 4,153 fake firms were detected, leading to 121 arrests. Maharashtra, Delhi, and Haryana topped the list. Various measures, including biometric authentication, were implemented for GST registration.

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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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Using ‘Magic Wand’ Questions To Help Clients Articulate Financial Needs And Goals (That They Otherwise Struggle To Express)

Nerd's Eye View

In initial discovery meetings, financial advisors face the challenge of eliciting specific goals from new clients – a crucial step for crafting a comprehensive financial plan. Asking direct queries may elicit vague responses like "I want to be on track for retirement", which tends to lack the detail needed to plan effectively and spark the client's motivation to actually accomplish those goals.

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December inflation gets an upside surprise; annual rate rises to 3.4%

Tips Watch

By David Enna, Tipswatch.com One hour after I was reading an Associated Press report on inflation steadily easing in future months, the Bureau of Labor Statistics sent out a December surprise: Seasonally-adjusted inflation rose rose 0.

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Daimler Truck taps Siemens executive to succeed late CFO

CFO Dive

The German vehicle manufacturer appointed Eva Scherer about five months after the company’s previous finance chief died of complications from a wasp sting.

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Union Budget 2024: What India Inc expects on tax front

CFO News

On one side, the economists want the government to manage fiscal consolidation and spend wisely, India Inc have their own checklist. As the budget announcement approaches on February 1, 2024, expectations are high for potential changes in taxation policies.

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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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Weekend Reading For Financial Planners (January 13-14)

Nerd's Eye View

Enjoy the current installment of "Weekend Reading For Financial Planners" - this week's edition kicks off with the news that the Securities and Exchange Commission this week authorized 11 Spot Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs), which could provide financial advisors and their clients with a convenient way to invest in the cryptocurrency without many of the security issues or price tracking challenges of other methods (though the new products will still be subject to Bitcoin's notorious price

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CPI Increase is Based on Bad Shelter Data

Barry Ritholtz

I am popping out of book leave to just throw a few charts at you regarding the Inflation data for December. CPI came in a 0.3% versus 0.2% expected month over month. But the devil is in the details. BLS pointed to shelter as the source of the increase: “The index for shelter continued to rise in December, contributing over half of the monthly all items increase.” In the real world, shelter measures were flat or negative.

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IRS streamlining falls short despite budget boost: Taxpayer Advocate

CFO Dive

Although improving some taxpayer services, the IRS has overstated its progress by claiming to answer 85% of calls, the national taxpayer advocate said.

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75 per cent of businesses avoid publishing tax transparency reports, yet urge ESG tax incentives: PwC India

CFO News

PwC India's survey reveals a notable gap in tax transparency practices among businesses, despite growing awareness. With 93 per cent of corporate respondents valuing tax incentives for ESG, the report emphasizes the critical need for integration.

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Finding “The One:” The Ultimate Guide to Selecting Financial Software

Speaker: Nancy Wu, Head of Sales and Customer Success at SkyStem

As finance and accounting practitioners, you are expected to complete daily operations as well as to manage next generation tools and resources to support a business that is growing in complexity. Having the right software can be critical in juggling and meeting those high expectations. The path to the right software, however, is paved with challenging decisions.

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#FA Success Ep 367: When Being In Business With Your Spouse Doesn’t Work Out And You Have To Start Over, With Kimberly Enders

Nerd's Eye View

Welcome back to the 367th episode of the Financial Advisor Success Podcast ! My guest on today's podcast is Kimberly Enders. Kimberly is the Lead Financial Planner and Managing Partner of Enders Wealth Management, a hybrid advisory firm based in Sterling Heights, Michigan, that oversees $50M in assets under management for 85 client households. What's unique about Kimberly, though, is that after building a practice jointly with her husband, in 2015, she had to reinvent herself after a divorce lef

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Top 10 vcfo Articles of 2023

VCFO

As we step into 2024, here’s a look back at some of last year’s most popular blogs from our expert finance, accounting , and HR consultants: Five Key Aspects of Accountability in Business Authored by Rainee Busby, Certified EOS Implementer® and Franchisee with EOS Worldwide In this post, we examine the importance and challenges of embracing accountability in a business and weaving it into one’s culture.

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New CVS drug pricing formula won’t drive up costs, CFO says

CFO Dive

Tying the prices it charges for medicines to those charged by pharmaceutical companies will put the healthcare giant’s pharmacy business on a more sustainable footing, executives said.

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Retail lending Edict — Duration Risk & Credit Risk

CFO News

Ashish Goyal, Co-founder & CFO of Fibe, explores the critical decision fund managers face between duration and credit risk in financial management. Balancing these risks is essential for optimal outcomes in diverse economic landscapes.

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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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The Future Of Financial Advice: How Tech and Approaches In 2030 Will Differ From Today

Nerd's Eye View

Professional service industries tend to evolve over time as the regulatory environment evolves and new technologies emerge. For instance, the financial advice industry has seen many changes to regulations (for both advisors and their clients), advisor business models, and the advisor technology landscape. These changes all have the potential to change the industry by shifting the current focus on selling financial products (including financial plans themselves) to providing a more in-depth and p

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Adweek: MiB Best Business-to-Business Podcast!

Barry Ritholtz

Hey, this is a really nice surprise: Masters in Business was the winner in the Best Business-to-Business Podcast. I am Thrilled and humbled to win anything! Here’s what Adweek says: “In a world of shrinking attention spans where long-form journalism is an endangered species, Masters in Business sounds a refreshingly contrarian note. Creator and host Barry Ritholtz not only invites some of the most dynamic and creative business thinkers to the microphone–he’ll also often s

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AR sobriety: How to cut your losses

CFO Dive

Late payments mean your company is effectively loaning money at zero interest. It’s time to tighten your billings and collections systems, Dean Kaplan writes.

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