Sat.Oct 21, 2023 - Fri.Oct 27, 2023

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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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Are Financial Plans Getting Too Comprehensive: How The ‘Sledgehammer Of Value’ Isn’t Actually Paying Off

Nerd's Eye View

Many financial advisors take pride in the comprehensive nature of the advice they provide to clients and use the variety of services offered as a point of differentiation between themselves and other types of advisors. Though, at some point, covering a large number of financial planning topics can eat into an advisor's time, which is problematic if clients won't pay substantially more to receive that more comprehensive advice.

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The Greatest Missed Opportunity of Our Lifetimes

Barry Ritholtz

The chart in this morning’s reads shows what it is going to cost to fund the interest payments on the federal debt. It’s gone vertical as rates have moved from effectively 0 to over 5%. When rates were zero all of corporate America refinanced, lowering the cost of their debt to historically low levels. Households did the same; today 61% of homeowners with a mortgage are paying 4% or less in interest.

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A hard look at divestment calendar: Govt may adopt a 'prudent selloff' approach

CFO News

The finance ministry is likely to adopt a "prudent selloff" approach now, one official told ET, adding there won't be "divestment for the sake of divestment anymore" and the government will remain mindful of the right price for its assets as well as the interests of investors.

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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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Navigating Financial Disasters

Barry Ritholtz

Earlier this year, I gave my first presentation since the pandemic began. I discussed all of the many ways we hurt ourselves financially, specifically, the focus was on the 3 biggest mistakes high net-worth people make. I got lots of good feedback about the presentation, but my favorite note from someone in the room was: “ Thanks for identifying these issues, but how do I navigate them ?

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How to introduce data integrity in your regular FP&A activity?

Spreadym

Data integrity refers to the accuracy, consistency, and reliability of data in a system or database. It ensures that data remains unchanged and complete during its lifecycle, from creation and storage to retrieval and processing. Data integrity is a critical aspect of data management and is essential for maintaining the trustworthiness of data for various purposes, including decision-making, compliance, and security.

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Straddling the CFO, COO divide: Brex

CFO Dive

As C-suite responsibilities change, the gap between roles such as the CFO and chief operating officer is narrowing.

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The eight factors for businesses' NFT adoption

Future CFO

Business leaders see benefits in the adoption of non-fungible tokens or NFTs, according to a joint study by Bain & Company and the World Economic Forum. The Evolution of Non-Fungible Tokens report found that the global adoption of NFTs has been relatively constant since June 2022, emphasising that mass adoption is not over and will take time to unfold.

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Finance leaders’ digital transformation plan for next 5 years falls short on ambition: Survey

CFO News

Decision makers’ five-year plans and digital transformation ambitions appear to be equally restrained with investments in the coming year, says a Thomson Reuters survey

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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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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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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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'Unlocking complex terrain': How India Inc CFOs strategize to manage legal cost?

CFO News

Finance heads are focused on continuous monitoring, proper classification and correct accounting of legal spending. CFOs are also utilizing technology and automation for effective compliance which eventually leads to reduction in legal spending. ETCFO delves into how CFOs are strategizing to manage legal cost?

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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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5 ways to put real-time travel and expense data to use

CFO Dive

With 71% of U.S. companies expecting a full recovery of their travel spend to pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2024 — and 68% of European companies expecting the same — now is the time to ensure travel and expenses budgets and decisions will be backed by data.

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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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Byju's Ajay Goel resigns, re-joins Vedanta as CFO

CFO News

Byju's said it has made new appointments in its finance function, with Pradip Kanakia as senior adviser and Nitin Golani, currently the President-Finance, who will take charge as India CFO.

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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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10 Monday AM Reads

Barry Ritholtz

My back-to-work morning train WFH reads: • Charles Schwab Has Had a Terrible Year. The Surprising Reason the Brokerage King Won’t Be Dethroned. For some advisors, the move to Charles Schwab from TD Ameritrade didn’t go smoothly. Chances are, they’ll stick around anyway. ( Barron’s ) • A Recession Is No Longer the Consensus : In WSJ survey, economists lower recession probability below 50% and say Fed is finished raising interest rates. ( Wall Street Journal ) but see Car Owners

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5 ways CFOs can support workers in times of crisis

CFO Dive

“Most importantly, ask how employees are doing and then just listen,” Catalyst's Tara Van Bommel says.

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Finance transformation: BlackLine adds capabilities for faster financial close

Future CFO

BlackLine recently announced new features to make finance transformation more efficiently. The company has added Microsoft Teams integration and introduced new capabilities to its Microsoft Dynamics 365 (D365) Connector to enable finance transformation, allowing users streamline and optimise key finance and accounting processes and close the books faster.

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IPO rush: Is it about building a business?

CFO News

India may cross 100 IPOs by the end of this year. Why is everyone jumping on the IPO bandwagon today? Is it that the companies have no choice but to look at the IPOs as an alternative to exit? The timing of these IPOs may also be influenced by various factors. Here is my view.

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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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Webinar- Crucial Considerations in RevRec for Your S/4HANA Transformation

Bramasol

In this webinar we will talk with RevRec Experts from Bramasol and others on key considerations for managing the transition from SAP ECC to S/4HANA and implications for Revenue Recognition. We will touch on key considerations from actual projects around migration from SD RevRec to RAR, customizations of SD that impact RevRec and insights on migration of ECC RAR to S/4 RAR.

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Buzzfeed taps treasurer for next CFO

CFO Dive

The financial leadership shift comes as a move to AI-generated content failed to bolster the digital media company’s revenue.

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Extracting Actionable Takeaways From The SEC’s Staff Bulletin Regarding An RIA’s Standard Of Care

Nerd's Eye View

There is a general understanding that investment advisers have a fiduciary relationship with their clients – in other words, that they are required to act in the client's best interests. But although this concept makes sense in the abstract, it isn't always clear what an adviser needs to do to fulfill their fiduciary duty in real-life situations.

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GST Changes: Amnesty scheme, guarantee tweaks to have far-reaching impact on India Inc

CFO News

The 52nd GST Council Meeting took several major decisions recently. ETCFO has curated the list of the bigger ones and their impact on businesses.

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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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How SAP Signavio Enhances Process Modeling and Transformation

Bramasol

Previous posts in this blog series have addressed how SAP solutions such as Quote-to-Cash (QTC) , the Billing and Revenue Innovation Management (BRIM) portfolio, and Revenue Accounting and Reporting (RAR) can be meshed seamlessly to integrate frontend and backend processes for subscription-based Digital Solutions Economy (DSE) offerings. We have also explored how SAP RISE and GROW can enhance and streamline overall implementations.

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Career map: Your path from NetSuite candidate to NetSuite client

CFO Dive

More and more, we’re seeing NetSuite propel careers forward. What skills make the difference in the current jobs market?

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Weekend Reading For Financial Planners (October 28-29)

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 shift in financial advice from pure investment management to comprehensive financial planning continues, with more individuals becoming CFP professionals than CFAs in the past few years as consumers increasing the diversity of their financial goals.