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Speaking the Love Language of CFOs

CFO Selections

Love is in the air, which got us thinking… what is the love language of a CFO? For those of you not familiar with “love languages” the basic premise is that different people have different personalities, which means they give and receive love in different ways. And while this may sound like it’s only related to romance it certainly doesn’t have to be!

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Interest rates and the Modern CFO

CFO Talks

In the dynamic world of financial management, few decisions hold as much weight and consequence as those surrounding interest rates. As the custodians of a company’s financial health and strategic vision, modern Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) must navigate the complex landscape of monetary policy with precision and foresight. Recently, the South African Reserve Bank’s decision to maintain interest rates has had significant implications not only for the economic landscape but also fo

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Interim Budget 2024-25: The BIG Picture

CFO News

Finance expert Robin Banerjee evaluates the Union Budget 2024, emphasizing long-term planning, infrastructure focus, fiscal responsibility, and sector-specific strategies. While praising positive moves, he points out areas that need more attention for a comprehensive economic uplift.

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Long-time I Bond investors face a tax time bomb

Tips Watch

By David Enna, Tipswatch.com U.S.

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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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PodChats for FutureCFO: The evolving partner role of finance in 2024

Future CFO

In recent years, the role of chief financial officer (CFO) has never been more challenging as it is fulfilling for those who hold this position. From geopolitical uncertainties to changing market dynamics, from technological innovations that are paving the way for new business models, and from calamitous weather disturbances that are reminding business leaders about the importance of addressing climate change today for a sustainable future tomorrow, the CFO has an important seat in directing the

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How to put finance business partnering puzzle together?

Fpanda Club

Finance business partnering is not a new concept and has been around for a while. Well, not just for a while, for more than 60 years. “ The success …depends on the extent to which finance men are capable of looking outside finance and playing an active, rather than a passive, role in the business. ” — S. R. Harding, F.C.A., (Royal Dutch/Shell Group), 1963.

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BlackLine: Finance need to be aware of these GenAI adoption challenges

Future CFO

Editor’s note: GenAI adoption is touted to bring benefits to enterprises and their finance functions. Nikhil Parambath (pictured), Regional Vice-President, Asia at BlackLine, shares with FutureCFO audiences major GenAI adoption challenges and how CFOs could overcome them. Nikhil Parambath, Regional Vice-President, Asia at BlackLine FutureCFO: What’s the sentiment towards GenAI adoption in Asia Pacific?

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Yellen backs legislation to avert AI threat to financial stability

CFO Dive

Testimony by Yellen follows a pledge by the Biden administration to seize on the benefits of artificial intelligence while containing its risks.

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Why You May Need an Audit – and What You Should Get Instead

The Charity CFO

Does the idea of a financial audit on your nonprofit leave you feeling nervous? For many nonprofits, a full financial audit can help ensure the accuracy of their financial recordkeeping. However, it can also feel invasive and overwhelming. Just the word itself can sound scary. Luckily, not all financial situations require an audit. A reduced scope of attestation (or reduced scope of work) could be a better option for your organization.

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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 Seven Samurai: How Big Tech Rescued the Market in 2023!

Musings on Markets

I was planning to finish my last two data updates for 2024, but decided to take a break and look at the seven stocks (Apple, Amazon, Alphabet, Meta, Microsoft, Nvidia and Tesla) which carried the market in 2023. While I will use the "Magnificent Seven" moniker attached by these companies by investors and the media, my preference would have been to call them the Seven Samurai.

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RBI holds repo rate steady at 6.5%, forecasts 7% GDP growth and 4.5% Inflation for FY25

CFO News

The RBI maintains another pause and keeps the rates unchanged at 6.5 per cent in the monetary policy which began on February 6 and concluded on February 8.

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CEO optimism hits two-year high as inflation cools: Conference Board

CFO Dive

More than one out of three top executives believe the economic outlook will brighten during the next six months, according to a Conference Board and Business Council survey.

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A Modern Nonprofit Podcast: A Different Approach to Earned Income for Nonprofits

The Charity CFO

John Renouard is the founder and executive director of the nonprofit organization, WHOlives. Like many nonprofit entrepreneurs, John’s career path wasn’t centered around becoming a 501c(3) director. For him, the journey truly started after he became curious about his son’s humanitarian and missionary work in Africa. The curiosity drove him and his wife to travel extensively through Mexico, Central America, and South America before diving deeper into exploration with a trip to Africa.

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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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Fact, Situation, Feeling – Using The Iceberg Follow-Up Model To Connect With And Motivate Clients

Nerd's Eye View

The need for financial professionals to ask prospects and clients questions has a long history in the industry. In earlier days, questions simply facilitated the process of gathering information in order to open accounts and recommend the appropriate products to be sold. However, as the industry evolved from being primarily transaction-based to relationship-based, it has become increasingly important for advicers to become less sales-oriented and more focused on how they can better develop deep,

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Paytm crisis: The silence of the board

CFO News

RBI has defended its action against Paytm Payments Banks and the countdown has begun. But why did Paytm payments Bank board members keep quiet? What if RBI would have invited a board and chosen a different path? Here is my note.

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Fed pivots to considering when to cut main interest rate: Powell

CFO Dive

Inflation will likely cool during the first six months of 2024, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said, adding that the central bank is unlikely to reduce borrowing costs in March.

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MiB: David Einhorn, Greenlight Capital

Barry Ritholtz

 This week, we speak with David Einhorn. president of Greenlight Capital. He launched the value-oriented in 1996. Since inception, Greenlight has generated about 13% annually, and ~290o% total return versus the S&P500’s 1117% total and 9.5% annual returns. He famously shorted Allied Capital in the 2ooos and Lehman Brothers about a year before it collapsed into bankruptcy in 2008.

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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 (February 10-11)

Nerd's Eye View

Enjoy the current installment of "Weekend Reading For Financial Planners" – this week's edition kicks off with the news that a recent survey sponsored by CFP Board demonstrates the upsides of a career in financial planning, from a median salary of nearly $200,000 to flexible work schedules and a strong sense of purpose among advisors. In addition, related research suggests further opportunities for firms looking to acquire and retain talent, from providing a greater sense of autonomy to bu

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Schneider Electric India appoints Preeti Gupta Mohanty as Group CFO

CFO News

Preeti Gupta Mohanty takes on the role of Group CFO at Schneider Electric India, leveraging over 20 years of diverse finance experience in FMCG, consulting, and industry, with notable achievements in strategic leadership.

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IRS to collect $561B more in tax revenue with new enforcement funds

CFO Dive

The Treasury highlighted the payoff from stepped up funding for IRS enforcement as Republicans seek to cut the agency budget.

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Retail as a Service

Barry Ritholtz

Back in the bad old days of mainframes, “Time-sharing” was how computing power and database storage were provided to the large corporations that could afford it. Computing was less the purchase of goods than a service. The modern cloud-based era has seen the rise of “Software as a service” (SaaS).1 This approach was based on the idea that it was more cost-effective for the consumer and more efficient (and profitable) for the provider to offer computing operations as services instead of physicall

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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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The Latest In Financial #AdvisorTech (February 2024)

Nerd's Eye View

Welcome to the February 2024 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 financial planning software platform RightCapital has launched a workflow management tool called RightFlows to help advisors manage and assign steps in the financial planning process to team members

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GST authorities issue notices over input tax credit discrepancies

CFO News

GST authorities have issued notices to companies for discrepancies in input tax credit claims, prompting scrutiny of annual returns against monthly filings. Notices under Section 150 of the CGST Act demand explanations for "short reporting" of ITC. However, businesses argue that some notices lack verification, imposing undue compliance burdens.

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Clorox says it incurred $49M in costs from 2023 cyberattack

CFO Dive

The breach caused system disruptions that led to order processing delays and “significant product outages,” negatively impacting net sales and earnings.

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MIT Sloan Investment Conference

Barry Ritholtz

Hey, I am heading up to Boston today for the annual MIT Sloan Investment Conference. Its’ always a fascinating time (I usually depart with some quality swag!). I will be on a panel discussing Macroeconomics with former Fed Economist Claudia Sahm. I am looking forward to meeting Karen Karniol-Tambour, Co-Chief Investment Officer at Bridgewater Associates.

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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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Kitces & Carl Ep 131: What’s The Real Purpose Of (New Year’s) Goals And Finding The Next Best Action To Move Forward

Nerd's Eye View

When a new year comes around it is often customary to set new personal and professional goals. Yet, in the midst of the tradeoffs that come with balancing new goals and their required behaviors, the challenge of creating sensible targets with flexibility and grace can be confounded by the reality of living in a world where uncertainty abounds and complex life situations are difficult (and sometimes even impossible) to map out.

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Is There a Miracle cure for the Polycrises?

CFO News

Vipul Arora, Partner at Sattva Consulting, delves into the concept of a global 'Polycrisis,' tracing its roots to historical corporate structures. In his insightful analysis, he proposes embedding Sustainability and ESG principles as the transformative solution. Join his masterclass to navigate this critical shift.

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The fight against cyber fraud: How to up your game in 2024

CFO Dive

CFOs face an increasingly daunting fraud landscape — from deep-fake phone calls to AI-generated text messages, writes Trustpair CEO Baptiste Collot.

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