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Six things to look out for a good fractional CFO

Future CFO

Finding the best people to help out your organisation is a crucial task for leaders , as the choices made can make or break the company's future. For companies starting out in the business, some resort to hiring fractional chief financial officers to share their expertise in finance, strategic planning, and other CFO-related activities. Mackey McNeill, founder at business consulting and services firm Mackey , listed out six things to look out for in searching for a good fractional CFO. 1.

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Top 5 Challenges and Smart Strategies for FP&A Teams

The Finance Weekly

How to Navigate FP&A Challenges for Enhanced Financial Effectiveness? Modern businesses are struggling with challenges related to their Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) teams. These teams need the right data, processes, and tools to plan and analyze effectively. However, the fast-changing business world makes it hard for them to keep up.

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CFO shortage looms as demand soars amid IPO revival

CFO News

CFO Jobs: The shortage of CFO talent comes in the wake of a dearth of accountants across the globe including the Indian economy.

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A data governance blueprint for finance teams

CFO Dive

Learn how CFOs can establish controls and cross-departmental partnerships for stronger data governance.

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How to Navigate Revenue and Expense Management: Competitive Insights for Financial Success

Speaker: Hilary Akhaabi, PhD - Founder, Chief Financial & Operations Officer at Go Africa Global

In the fast-paced world of corporate finance, staying ahead of the curve is crucial for sustainable growth and profitability. This exclusive webinar with leading expert Hilary Akhaabi, PhD, will teach you practical ways to navigate complex financial landscapes and enhance your company's revenue management capabilities. Whether you're aiming to refine your financial strategies or seeking innovative solutions to drive performance, this new session is for you!

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Modern CFOs must balance finance, data skills: Baker Tilly

CFO Dive

CFOs need to be honest about their own strengths and look for talent that can help them fill the gaps, Baker Tilly’s Jennifer Finger said.

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Collaborative Budgeting Process

Spreadym

Collaborative budgeting is an approach to financial planning and management that involves the active participation of multiple individuals or teams within an organization. It goes beyond the traditional top-down budgeting process, where senior management sets financial targets and allocates resources. In a collaborative budgeting process, various stakeholders across different departments or levels of an organization work together to create, review, and adjust the budget.

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AI's potential in financial services

Future CFO

Technological advances continues to evolve across all sectors and artificial intelligence is among these advancements. With this, financial leaders, particularly in the financial services industry, look for ways to harness the technology to be able to offer the best possible products and services to their clients. The quality of an AI solution depends on the data that feeds into it, said Peter Ekler , head of future technology at IT services and consulting firm Zenitech.

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The Credit Crunch Is Just Beginning

The Reformed Broker

On this special episode of TCAF Tuesday, Michael Batnick, Barry Ritholtz, and Downtown Josh Brown are joined by Campbell Harvey to discuss: the state of the economy, the yield curve indicator, the next recession, and much more! You can listen to the whole thing below, or find it wherever you like to listen to your favorite pods! Listen here: Apple podcasts Spotify podcasts Google podcasts Everywhere else!

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SEC commissioner suggests ‘re-proposing’ climate risk disclosure rule

CFO Dive

Some investors seek broader company disclosures with the aim of promoting social change rather than clarifying stock valuations, SEC Commissioner Mark Uyeda said.

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How To Streamline Finance Operations Through Automation

Speaker: Claire Grosjean

In today’s fast-paced business environment, finance professionals are under increasing pressure to optimize operations and drive strategic value. As a result, automation has become a core part of business strategy, offering unprecedented opportunities to streamline operations and drive efficiency. Join esteemed global finance and operations executive, Claire Grosjean, for a comprehensive guide on how to harness automation’s power through strategic collaboration with functional leaders.

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How ERP Can Help Cell and Gene Therapy Companies Manage Clinical Trials

Navigator SAP

Public safety is critically important when it comes to cell or gene therapy solutions. That’s why the FDA mandates clinical trials for all cell and gene therapy innovations before they can go to market. For life sciences businesses focused on cell or gene therapy, these clinical trials are business-defining. They also can be complex to manage properly.

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Interest Payments Are An Increasingly Large Part Of The US Budget Deficit

Barry Ritholtz

Source: Chartr We talked about this 2 weeks ago , but the nation missed a fantastic opportunity to refinance all of the outstanding US debt at much lower levels. Every corporate debt issuer and homeowner in America refinanced at lower rates — except for Uncle Sam. If you were in Congress from 2015-2021, you are the reason why HALF of the projected federal debt will soon be interest payments.

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Auditors questioning companies is a good sign: NFRA Chief

CFO News

Ajay Bhushan Pandey hopes auditors speaking up will eventually over a period of time result in an overall improvement in audit quality and more trust in financial reports of the public interest entities.

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Long-time PepsiCo CFO moves to top finance seat at Disney

CFO Dive

The entertainment firm may be looking to lean on Hugh Johnston’s financial chops as it fends off challenges from activist investors and looks to bolster drooping streaming results.

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Empowering Business Travel: The CFOs Guide

Business travel is more than just a line item. It’s a strategic opportunity to align with your company’s goals and empower your employees. With 60% of employees dissatisfied with the ease of booking and modifying travel plans, there’s a significant opportunity to improve travel management. This one-pager explores how to transform travel into a powerful tool for organizational success.

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Medicare costs for 2024 are rising faster than U.S. inflation

Tips Watch

Part B costs, deductibles and IRMAA surcharges will increase about 6% next year. By David Enna, Tipswatch.com Less than a month ago, U.S. retirees collecting Social Security learned their benefits will be increasing 3.2% beginning in January.

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10 Weekend Reads

Barry Ritholtz

The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of coffee, grab a seat outside, and get ready for our longer-form weekend reads: • Adam Neumann Wounded WeWork, an Office Market Bust Finished It Off : Once the country’s most-valuable startup, the flexible-workspace company is expected to file for bankruptcy. ( Wall Street Journal ) • How to Turn Your Electric Car Into a Mobile Power Plant : “Bidirectional charging” promises to transform EVs into backup power sources and help utilities hedge against cli

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With Rs 7,000 cr cash reserve, Dabur India scouting for acquisitions

CFO News

Dabur has 17 brands that are above Rs 100 crore but less than Rs 500 crore in size, said Malhotra while addressing the investor meeting last week. Earlier this year, Dabur completed the acquisition of 51 per cent stake in Badshah Masala to enter the branded spices and seasoning market. Now, Dabur is expanding Badshah to international markets targeting the international diaspora.

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Deloitte brings GenAI to internal audit, accounting professionals with new bot

CFO Dive

GenAI isn’t likely to replace accountants any time soon — but firms like Deloitte are already integrating it into their accounting and audit practices.

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How to Avoid Getting "Ghosted": Top 3 Secrets to Staying Relevant with Gen Z

Speaker: Brian Muse-McKenney, Chief Revenue Officer & Matt Simester, Cards and Payments Expert

In today’s world of social media, dating apps, and remote work, businesses risk becoming irrelevant or getting "ghosted" if they fail to meet the evolving needs of Gen Z consumers. In this new webinar, Brian Muse-McKenney of Episode Six and Matt Simester of Payments Consultancy Limited will reveal key considerations banks should factor into their efforts to develop target products for the next generation of bank customers.

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Random thoughts on I Bonds in 2023, 2024

Tips Watch

I Bonds remain attractive, but when and why? By David Enna, Tipswatch.com The I Bond’s new fixed rate of 1.3% — the highest in 16+ years — and the resulting composite rate of 5.

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Quality of Earnings Reports Impact Valuation

VCFO

How Quality of Earnings Reports Impact Valuation Securing a Quality of Earnings (QoE) report is often a routine step in the due diligence process for acquisitions. EBITDA is not a complete indication of financial performance for a business. A quality of earnings report assesses other factors that impact the ongoing viability of company earnings. Buyers use them to validate what they are buying and potentially to renegotiate the purchase price and terms of the deal.

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Cash component in realty deals rising, reveals demonetisation anniversary eve survey

CFO News

All cheque payments are "more an exception" as citizens surveyed revealed that only select builders selling flats and villas in large developments demand all cheque payments for the transaction. " the norm in property transactions is use of cash and all cheque payments are more an exception," it said.

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Why CFOs must remove barriers to growth in a ‘deadweight’ economy

CFO Dive

What sets apart leading efficient-growth companies is the way they remove barriers or “growth anchors” that impede action, Gartner’s Dennis Gannon writes.

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Navigating the Automation Landscape: Selecting Tools That Fit Your Business

Speaker: Gary Dmitriev

Our upcoming webinar aims to demystify the process of selecting and implementing automation tools for financial institutes. This session will provide your roadmap for vetting potential solutions, focusing on due diligence, vendor assessments, and aligning technology with strategic goals. We’ll also address the critical issue of innovation fatigue, offering tips on maintaining enthusiasm and momentum for new initiatives.

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Helping Hesitant Clients Boost Their Retirement Spending

Nerd's Eye View

Retirement is often framed as one's "golden years", a time to enjoy the fruits of several decades of hard work. And for many retirees who have planned accordingly, this transition is not a problem as they might spend generously on travel, hobbies, or other pursuits. Nevertheless, some retirees can find it emotionally challenging to bring themselves to go beyond the basics in retirement spending (e.g., because they have a hard time switching from 'savings' mode to 'spending' mode) and can be hesi

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The Smoke Show

The Reformed Broker

OK, we’re trying something new next week for registered financial advisors only. It’s a brand new show we’ve created and you can be there virtually to watch the pilot episode live. As an advisor, you’re going to spend time, money and energy implementing new technology and asset management solutions into your practice. You may as well get good at it.

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CFOs light the way: Diwali celebrations in India Inc infused with financial optimism

CFO News

In the boardrooms of India Inc, Diwali isn't just a festival of lights but a beacon of hope for CFOs. As offices glow, financial leaders share unique wishes, weaving a tapestry of celebrations and collective aspirations for a prosperous year ahead.

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Nextdoor plans 25% staff reduction, as CFO resigns

CFO Dive

The disclosures came as the social networking app provider reported a third quarter net loss of $38 million, compared with $35 million in the year-ago period.

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Secure SaaS Success: Embedded Finance as a Competitive Advantage

Speaker: Ian Hillis, SVP of Growth at Payrix and Worldpay for Platforms

Join us for an exclusive webinar hosted by Ian Hillis, SVP of Growth at Payrix and Worldpay for Platforms, where he’ll explore the significant impact of embedded finance on the software industry! This session is designed to provide you with the strategic insights needed to navigate the future of SaaS successfully, all while gaining a deeper understanding of how these trends can enhance your competitive edge, boost revenue, and deepen customer loyalty.