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4 Common Myths of AI in Finance Organizations

The Finance Weekly

Artificial intelligence (AI) has dazzling possibilities and high expectations, but there are many misconceptions about how it can impact the office of finance.

About That “0 Percent” Inflation in July

CFO News Room

On Wednesday, August 10th, the Bureau of Labor Statistics release of the July 2022 Consumer Price Index data showed a year-over-year change of 8.5 percent. That’s down from June’s 9.1 percent year-over-year number, but still at 40-year highs.

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Walmart CFO aims for market share as shoppers trade down

CFO Dive

The retail giant’s pricing strategy — geared to budget-conscious consumers — includes plans for an under-$50 Thanksgiving meal for four

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The Ins and Outs of Budgeting and Planning Drivers


In the current economic climate, proper financial planning and management are more essential than ever before. With that in mind, many businesses are turning to budgeting and planning drivers as a way of obtaining more accurate information.

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

Strategies for Dealing with Difficult Coworkers

CFO News Room

ALISON BEARD: Welcome to the HBR IdeaCast from Harvard Business Review. I’m Alison Beard. Work can be challenging for lots of reasons; deadlines to meet, bugs to fix, profit margins to hit. But most of us have probably come to realize that what makes or breaks a professional experience is people.

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CFOs flag staffing, digital transformation as top growth challenges

CFO Dive

CFOs pointed to staffing and hiring challenges as well as digital transformation as the top barriers to fostering growth at their companies, a study finds

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Matthew Aubrey, Co-Founder, Homethings

Generation CFO

The average cleaning spray is made up of 90% water and just 10% – or even 5 – of cleaning chemicals. This is according to research from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, a charity which campaigns for a circular economy and sustainable living. .

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Bed Bath & Beyond, Foot Locker and more

CFO News Room

Niraj Shah, CEO, Wayfair. Ashlee Espinal | CNBC. Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. Foot Locker — The retail stock surged 20% after it appointed former Ulta Beauty head Mary Dillon as its chief executive officer , replacing Richard Johnson.

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What Is the Best ERP System for Manufacturing?

Navigator SAP

One of the main success factors for modern enterprises is having access to real-time financial data. This can only be achieved through streamlining the process of collecting, managing, and sharing data in your organization.

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.

Companies boosting tech budgets despite recession risk

CFO Dive

Despite the prospect of recession, more than half of U.S. companies are expanding their technology budgets to drive growth, PwC found in a survey

Passive vs. Active

The Big Picture

Yesterday I spent some time with Eric Balchunas recording a Masters in Business podcast. Balchunas is Senior ETF Analyst for Bloomberg Intelligence and the author of “ The Bogle Effect: How John Bogle and Vanguard Turned Wall Street Inside Out and Saved Investors Trillions.”.

Why Does Your “New” Strategy Look Just Like Your Old One?

CFO News Room

Strategy should be a creative exercise but companies frequently end up with plans that look very much like their previous ones.

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Implementation Methodology of Life Sciences ERP

Navigator SAP

Life science companies, such as those related to medical devices and pharmaceuticals, can greatly benefit from an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. Implementing an ERP system can be a drawn out and complex process, however.

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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.

Supply chains unclogging, slowing inflation: report

CFO Dive

With coronavirus disruptions waning, goods are flowing more smoothly across the economy, reducing price pressures, RSM said

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Countertrend ?

The Big Picture

One of my favorite ways to contextualize market trends is to divide long periods of time into secular bull and bear markets. When we look at the past century, we can see decades-long eras where the economy is generally robust, supporting markets trending higher, with expanding multiples.

Abortion bans prove yet again there is no race-neutral policy

CFO News Room

Earlier this summer, in a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court finalized the proposed overturning of landmark cases Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey which have protected the right to abortion in the U.S for decades.

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ERP for Medical Device Manufacturers

Navigator SAP

There are so many life science ERP software solutions out there, it can be difficult to find the right tool for your company. In this article, we'll discuss what you should keep in mind when looking at ERP systems for medical devices

SEC backs tougher rules for audits involving multiple firms

CFO Dive

SEC Chair Gary Gensler hailed efforts to avert significant errors in audits by multiple firms, including mistakes in the calculation of revenue and measurement of fair value

What Does the Market “Know” ?

The Big Picture

There is a link in yesterday’s reads that I violently disagreed with but found quite interesting nonetheless. Just as retweets aren’t endorsements, my AM reads include things I find fascinating, important, and well-written — regardless of whether or not they reflect my beliefs.

Raising Corporate Taxes Does Not Help Workers

CFO News Room

Reprinted from the Cato Institute. For decades, Congress has done little more than complicate the tax code which, to this day, punishes success in a variety of ways.

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Medical Device ERP Systems

Navigator SAP

If you operate in the medical device industry, you know that things are always changing. Regulations, product lines, and customer demands are constantly shifting, which can make it difficult to keep up. This is where an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system can help

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Consumer sentiment rises on improved inflation expectations

CFO Dive

The falling price of energy and other essential goods buoyed consumer sentiments, the University of Michigan found in a survey this month

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This Week on TRB

The Reformed Broker

It’s good to be back! After a much needed vacation, got back into the swing of things this week… And if you haven’t subscribed yet, don’t wait. Check it out below or wherever fine podcasts are played.


Cisco, BJ’s Wholesale, Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohl’s and more

CFO News Room

Check out the companies making the biggest moves midday: Cisco Systems — Shares of the networking equipment producer jumped 5.8%. The company reported earnings after the bell on Wednesday that beat estimates. Cisco also provided a better-than-expected forecast for 2023.

10 Thursday AM Reads

The Big Picture

My morning train WFH reads: • 4 Common Sense Rules of Investing : Almost 60% of all calendar years have seen gains in excess of 10%. More than one-third of all years have experienced returns of 20% or more. So you’ve been more likely to gain 20% or more than experience a down year in that time. (

AICPA warning on 15% tax timeline goes unheeded

CFO Dive

CFOs at companies on the threshold of being subject to the new tax will also need to familiarize themselves with the complex rules

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Why ESG Scores for Companies Matter. A Lot.

Embark With Us

People need receipts these days. Fair or not, to a massive swath of the marketplace, if you can't prove it, it didn't happen. Or, at the very least, people will look at you sideways, and that's not exactly great for business. reporting Risk & Controls


Facing the Fears That Hold You Back at Work

CFO News Room

Fear is what makes us human — we all feel this emotion to some extent.

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