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The problem that made ‘zero-based budgeting’ unachievable just got solved

CFO Dive

Accounting for every dollar was largely just an elusive aspiration in finance circles — until artificial intelligence arrived, writes Globality’s Seth Catalli.

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The power of finance statistics: how to use data to propel your company forward

Cube Software

Data in modern finance: why is it important? In finance, data is the foundation of strategic decision-making. Financial statistics provide a clear picture of where your company stands and where it can go, informing everything from budget allocations to risk management and investment strategies.

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CFO: Balancing Learning and Contribution

Future CFO

The role of chief financial officers undeniably involves a balancing act between learning and contribution for the benefit of the organisation as a whole. James Stark , consultant at Egon Zehnder , and Howard Ungerleider , CFO of Dow , discuss the biggest growth opportunities that lie on the CFO role. The post CFO: Balancing Learning and Contribution appeared first on FutureCFO.

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Navigator Business Solutions Achieves GROW with SAP Designation

Navigator SAP

As seen in, PR Newswire , Navigator Business Solutions is proud to announce its ongoing partnership with SAP and its achievement of the Grow with SAP program designation. Read the official press release here.

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Master Your Expenses: The Ultimate Corporate Card Checklist

Choosing the right corporate card program is key to managing employee spending effectively. This checklist highlights important factors to consider, like ease of administration, card acceptance, real-time data, and software integration. It also details features like customizable policy controls, dynamic approvals, and robust analytics to help optimize expense management.

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What Stagflation?

Barry Ritholtz

The Misery Index — the combination of Inflation and unemployment — failed as a bearish criticism of the economy. Unemployment remains at 60-year lows, and Inflation has plummeted from 9% down to the 3s. If you have a bearish mindset , and seek confirmation of that perspective, then the next economic critique after the Misery Index you try on for size is “Stagflation.” We have heard the S-word from Jamie Dimon , Stanley Druckenmiller , Bank of America , Barclays , Fox , Ma

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April inflation matches expectations; markets celebrate

Tips Watch

Both all-items and core inflation increased 0.3% in April, as predicted. By David Enna, Tipswatch.com After three months of higher-than-expected inflation, U.S. prices in April increased on target, setting off a euphoric mood in the stock and bond markets.

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Cloud Cost Management and Optimization for PE and VC-Backed Enterprises

E78 Partners

As Private Equity and Venture Backed startups mature into larger businesses with a proven business model, the challenge with managing cloud expenses has become a pain point for the CFO, CIO and PE owners. These companies have built their businesses from the ground up based on cloud-based technologies like AWS, Azure or GCP. These solutions are engineered to deliver their products and services and deliver an exceptional customer experience.

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Chartis Research ranks ION Commodities as a leading technology provider for energy markets for the fourth time in a row

Reval

London – 28 February 2024: ION Commodities, a global leader in energy and. The post Chartis Research ranks ION Commodities as a leading technology provider for energy markets for the fourth time in a row appeared first on ION.

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Scammers siphon $25M from engineering firm Arup via AI deepfake ‘CFO’

CFO Dive

Cybercriminals utilized AI deepfakes to falsely pose as Arup’s CFO and other employees, leading a staff member to transfer $25 million to Hong Kong bank accounts.

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Live Demo: How to Achieve Reconciliation Zen

Speaker: Nancy Wu, Head of Sales and Customer Success at SkyStem

Automation generally supercharges any process and brings its value to the forefront. See how infusing automation such as ART (our month-end close solution), into your close can get you to the next level of closing. We will share a live demo of SkyStem's solution, ART and share the key elements of month-end close automation. Through ART, we'll take a look at: What month-end close automation entails Which process steps can and should be automated Benefits of achieving process automation, and Why i

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How to Optimize SAP ERP Integrations

Navigator SAP

Not all ERP integrations are created equal, which is where ERP optimization comes in. The effectiveness of a given ERP system and its integrations heavily depends on how it was set up and deployed. Get it right, and you look like an efficiency hero. Get it wrong, and both you and the system look like a company albatross. Often the distinction between a good ERP integration and a bad one is not clear cut.

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Companies incorporated abroad are moving back to India

CFO News

Businesses that incorporated or shifted their base outside India are moving back home. Indian markets are proving to be ideal for startups in terms of investments as well as ease of business operations, say experts.

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Modernising finance reporting in support of ESG

Future CFO

The Workiva 2023 Global ESG Practitioner Survey reveals that 90% of surveyed practitioners agree that in the next two years, having a strong ESG reporting programme will give their organisation a competitive advantage. However, in the here and now, the same study reveals that businesses worldwide are grappling with ESG complexity, with 71% of respondents acknowledging that three or more internal teams are involved in their company’s ESG reporting processes.

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Inflation cools, reassuring Fed after unexpectedly hot gains in Q1

CFO Dive

The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note fell on investor speculation that slower inflation will prompt the Fed to sooner cut borrowing costs.

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New DOL Final Overtime Rules: Quickstart Guide for Employers

There’s a new overtime salary threshold that will impact employers across the country. If you have an employee making less than $43,888 on July 1 or less than $58,656 on January 1, you’re going to have to start paying overtime. Download Paycor’s guide to learn: Which groups of employees are affected? How should you classify employees? Best ways to mitigate risk.

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DoL’s Retirement Security Rule & PTE 2020-02 Amendment: What Advisers Need to Know Now About Giving Rollover Advice After Sept 23, 2024

Nerd's Eye View

On April 25, 2024, the Department of Labor (DoL) issued the final version of its Retirement Security Rule (the "Final Rule"), which imposes an ERISA fiduciary standard "that applies uniformly to all investments that retirement investors may make with respect to their retirement accounts ". The new rule represents the latest attempt by regulators to define the types of individuals and advice that are subject to a fiduciary obligation, following on the heels of the SEC's Regulation Best Interest (

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Govt looks to change base year for major economic gauges to FY23, revamp of key datasets also being planned

CFO News

The base year provides a reference point for measuring changes in economic variables and comparing relative performances of indicators over time. For instance, real gross domestic product (GDP) growth is currently calculated with reference to FY12 prices.

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Stellantis, Leapmotor Partner On Chinese EV Sales In Europe

Global Finance

Automaker Stellantis and Chinese electric automaker Leapmotor agreed on a joint venture to sell electric vehicles outside of China, according to the two companies on Tuesday. Beginning in September, Netherlands-based Stellantis will sell the Chinese-built Leapmotor vehicles throughout Europe, with Leapmotors’s lineup complementing its selection of cars.

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GDP growth to sink below 1% amid ‘serious headwinds’: Conference Board

CFO Dive

Several recent signals from the economy suggest that the expansion is slowing after defying recession predictions in 2023.

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Planning Your Restaurant's Path to Profitability

Speaker: James Kahler, COO of Full Course

Ever wondered where to splurge and where to safely conserve when it comes to operating and growing your restaurant? 🤔 Join James Kahler, COO of Full Course and industry visionary, in this new webinar where he'll talk all about best practices to invest in your restaurant's success! Whether you're a new business or an established restaurant, a seasoned pro or a rookie, you'll learn the keys to sustainable success in this competitive industry.

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#FA Success Ep 385: Unblocking Clients That Won’t Implement With A Journey Of Financial Health, With Danielle Howard

Nerd's Eye View

Welcome everyone! Welcome to the 385th episode of the Financial Advisor Success Podcast ! My guest on today's podcast is Danielle Howard. Danielle is the owner of Wealth By Design, a hybrid advisory firm based in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, that oversees about $35 million in assets under advisement for 35 client households. What's unique about Danielle, though, is how she has created a process she calls "Financial Fingerprints To Footprints ", where she helps clients who are struggling to implem

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Are Your Compliance Processes Keeping Up with Evolving Audit Requirements?

Bramasol

Discover how SAP solutions lay a solid foundation for audits and next level PCAOB or AICPA compliance reviews. For any public company, the goal of successfully complying with periodic financial reviews by external auditors cannot be overstated. While passing each audit is a critically important milestone, companies also should understand that it is only one aspect of ensuring their financial transparency and integrity.

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View Your Company’s Potential Value

VCFO

v360™ Enterprise Value Roadmap – A Powerful Tool to Drive Value Optimization Increasing shareholder value is the holy grail for business executives in both public and privately owned companies. Building value is critical whether you’re the sole owner, part of an ownership group, or an executive charged with optimizing operations. Maximizing shareholder value supports many business objectives, including equity-based acquisitions, incenting talent, raising funds, and positioning for exit.

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Cybersecurity ops budgets expected to climb: KPMG

CFO Dive

The average annual budget for SOCs — a one-stop shop for managing cyber threats — is $14.6 million, according to a KPMG survey of large firms.

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Your Guide to Creating a Travel Policy

Navigating travel expenses can be challenging, but our workbook offers a clear path forward. Learn to craft a travel policy that fits your budget and makes travel management simple. This self-guided workbook offers: Practical advice on choosing airlines, setting booking time frames, and managing travel costs effectively. Insights into selecting the right class of service for each employee, ensuring everyone travels comfortably and within policy.

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POLITICS, ELECTIONS, ECONOMY & BUSINESS: THE HEADY UNCERTAIN MIX

CFO News

Robin Banerjee, a seasoned finance expert, delves into the pulse of India's monumental election process, dissecting its implications for businesses and the economy. Amidst projections and manifestos, he highlights crucial issues and predicts India's trajectory.

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Weekend Reading For Financial Planners (May 18-19)

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 study indicates that while overall social media engagement for financial services companies was down in 2023 compared to the previous year, firms boosted their engagement through posts that were entirely original content (rather than sharing third-party content), spoke to the firm's or advisor's principles (with posts responding to current news topics lagging), an

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MiB: Savita Subramanian, US Equity & Quantitative Strategy, Bank of America

Barry Ritholtz

This week, we speak with Savita Subramanian , head of US Equity and Quantitative strategy at Bank of America. She also leads the firm’s environmental, social and governance research. She has been a ranked analyst in the Institutional Investor survey for the last eleven years. Prior to joining the firm in 2001, Subramanian was an analyst at Scudder Kemper Investments in New York and San Francisco.

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CFO turnover at public companies soared to 3-year high in Q1

CFO Dive

The spike “demonstrates that as economic uncertainty becomes the new normal for organizations, the trepidation to replace CFOs has dissipated,” Russell Reynolds said.

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Thinking About How To Lessen Your Burden During Month-End Close? Skystem Can Help!

Most people dread the nearing of the month-end close and reconciliation process, and who can blame them? It's typically a tedious, long, stressful process; but it doesn't have to be. Implementing automation into your month-end process can significantly reduce this headache by automating up to 40% of your reconciliation and saving nearly 30% of your time spent.