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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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IRS ERC freeze rattles some business filers. There’s a bright side.

CFO Dive

IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel ordered the moratorium on ERC claim processing following concerns about filers being scammed by aggressive claim promoters.

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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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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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The Latest In Financial #AdvisorTech (November 2023)

Nerd's Eye View

Welcome to the November 2023 issue of the Latest News in Financial #AdvisorTech – where we look at the big news, announcements, and underlying trends and developments that are emerging in the world of technology solutions for financial advisors! This month's edition kicks off with the news that Practice Intel has launched a new "growth platform" centered around quantifying the quality of an advisor's client relationships with an all-in "Relationship Quality Index" (RQI) – which while

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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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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 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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MiB: Zeke Faux, Number Go Up

Barry Ritholtz

 This week, we speak with Zeke Faux ,1 an investigative reporter for Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg News. He has won the Gerald Loeb Award for explanatory journalism and the American Bar Association’s Silver Gavel Award , and was a National Magazine Award finalist. He is the author of Number Go Up: Inside Crypto’s Wild Rise and Staggering Fall.

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72 per cent Indian businesses expect surge in B2B spending in 2023: Survey

CFO News

The survey by American Express highlighted that 88 per cent of businesses feel optimistic about the future success of their company for the year ahead, well above the global average of 77 per cent.

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