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Making way for women in finance

Future CFO

According to a talent survey by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), a strong diversity and inclusion culture is a critical factor in deciding to work at an organisation. ACCA's Global Talent Trends Survey 2024 revealed that 78% of the respondents say diversity and inclusion are important amid the continuing talent crunch in the finance sector.

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How You Measure Your Business Matters

VCFO

Measure Your Business in a Manner That Matters Measure twice, cut once is an adage that’s been cited for centuries. Its literal meaning is to verify the accuracy of measurements before making cuts so that time, material, and effort are not wasted. Its figurative meaning is to plan and prepare appropriately before acting. Both meanings hold absolutely important applications for business.

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Why “Deferred Sales Trusts” Can Be A Risky Way To Defer Taxes On A Business Sale

Nerd's Eye View

Small business owners often treat their businesses not only as their source of income during their working years, but also as an asset that can be sold to fund their retirement. And while many businesses can build up substantial value over the years, the downside is that, when that value is realized upon the sale of the business, a large amount of it is treated as taxable income.

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SEC aims to clarify intent of cybersecurity rules after initial filings

CFO Dive

The rules require notification of “material” breaches, but some early filers have reported incidents that appear to fall short of the regulatory threshold.

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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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Greater transparency: No indemnity clause in NPA sale pact between banks and ARCs

CFO News

High-street banks and stressed asset firms in Mumbai adopted a 'model agreement' for selling loans but couldn't agree on 'indemnity'. Lenders can declare an account 'fraud' post-sale to ARCs. The industry body approved the Model Assignment Agreement and Model Trust Deed for adoption by banks, financial institutions, finance companies, and ARCs.

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BMO’s 30-hour innovation sprint, Destination Digital, returns 

Bank of the West

In August 2022, more than 300 disruptors, visionaries and innovative thinkers gathered for BMO’s first ever internal innovation sprint, Destination Digital. Over the course of 30 hours, cross functional teams… Read more The post BMO’s 30-hour innovation sprint, Destination Digital, returns appeared first on About BMO.

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The Goldilocks of Cloud FP&A: Why Limelight is "Just Right"

Lime Light

In the classic tale, Goldilocks seeks the perfect fit – porridge that's not too hot, not too cold, a chair that's not too hard, not too soft. When it comes to Cloud FP&A (Financial Planning & Analysis) solutions, the search for the "just right" option can feel just as daunting.

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10 Sunday Reads

Barry Ritholtz

Avert your eyes! My Sunday morning look at incompetency, corruption and policy failures: • Realtors Are in Crisis—and Home Buyers Could Be the Winners : A wave of lawsuits over fees paid to agents has put the giant trade association on the defense; ‘it got arrogant’ ( Wall Street Journal ) see also Powerful Realtor Group Agrees to Slash Commissions to Settle Lawsuits : The National Association of Realtors will pay $418 million in damages and will amend several rules that housing experts say wil

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Planful vs. Vena

The Finance Weekly

Financial planning and analysis (FP&A) solutions provide a complete platform for organizational planning, which is important for all businesses. Understanding their financial status and performance is key for business growth. A study revealed that inefficiencies in the traditional FP&A role, like manual preparation of P&Ls, balance sheets, and cash flows, lead to an annual economic loss of $6.1 billion.

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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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‘Worst’ yet to come for commercial real estate: Conference Board

CFO Dive

Many banks have pursued a policy of “extend and pretend” to avoid writing off troubled commercial real estate loans, according to a Conference Board economist.

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Discover ERP Accelerator Packages for Financials & Project Management

Navigator SAP

Enterprise resource planning solutions (ERP) come with sophisticated tools for financials and project management. The trick is putting an ERP solution in place within a company since ERP is company-wide software that has a reputation for complexity. ERP acceleration packages can help businesses get there quickly, though.

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Indian products worth $ 1.3 billion could be affected due to European Union's trade barrier

CFO News

A new law seeks to ban products such as palm oil, coffee, cattle, cocoa, rubber, soy, timber, printing paper, and derived products like leather, chocolate, tyres, and furniture that originate from land deforested after December 31, 2020.

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A Day in the Life: Florian Winterstein from Jedox

Future CFO

Editor's note: While travel—an important part of many business leaders' typical work routines—has allowed Florian Winterstein (pictured), CEO of Jedox, to learn how to succeed in other cultural settings, he shares with FutureCFO audiences in today's A Day in the Life interview how his experiences and interests outside work also inspire his professional growth.

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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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PwC to become largest ChatGPT enterprise customer with new OpenAI deal

CFO Dive

The agreement represents the latest step by the Big Four firm to further develop GenAI following its pledge to invest $1 billion into the technology over a three-year period.

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What is The Difference Between COGS and SG&A from a Chief Financial Officer’s Perspective

CFO Selections

As fractional CFOs (Chief Operating Officers) we get a lot of questions about COGS (Cost of Goods Sold) and SG&A expenses from our clients. They want to know how to classify different types of expenses, which one to focus on when trying to control costs, how to think about them when evaluating business opportunities, and what kind of impact each can have on profitability.

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How Advisory Firm Owners Can Overcome The Marketing “Capacity Crossroads” And Options For Continuing (Sustainable) Growth

Nerd's Eye View

The first few years of building an advisory firm from scratch are typically the most demanding for solo advisors since this often means putting oneself 'out there' as much as possible – working through lead generation services, trying to network with Centers Of Influence (COIs) and the community at large, and battling through all of the "no" s needed to get a "yes" (and therefore a client).

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MiB: Jeffrey Sherman, DoubleLine Deputy CIO

Barry Ritholtz

This week, we speak with Jeffrey Sherman , deputy chief investment officer at DoubleLine Capital. Sherman oversees and administers DoubleLine’s investment management subcommittee; serves as lead portfolio manager for multisector and derivative-based strategies; and is a member of the firm’s executive management and fixed-income asset allocation committees.

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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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AI powers uptick in middle-market cyberattacks

CFO Dive

“While AI is available to the good guys it’s also available to the bad guys” and it is cutting the time it takes to mount a cyberattack, RSM’s Tauseef Ghazi said.

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India's economy grew 8.2% in FY24, GDP rises 7.8% in Q4

CFO News

India's economy surged in FY24 with an 8.2 per cent GDP growth, driven by robust performances in manufacturing and mining, exceeding RBI's projections. Delve into the comprehensive analysis for deeper insights!

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Weekend Reading For Financial Planners (June 1-2)

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 Financial Planning Association and Money.com are planning to publish a “Best Financial Advisors” list based on advisors’ education, credentials, and experience, as well as harder-to-quantify areas such as trust factors and client communication.

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Investors in APAC face minimal debt funding gap, study says

Future CFO

Debt funding gap in the Asia Pacific region is relatively small, compared with Europe (US$191.4 billion) and the U.S. (US$157.3 billion), according to the latest analysis from CBRE. This is attributed to the limited repricing in Asia Pacific when compared with other regions. Outstanding senior commercial real estate debt in the Asia Pacific region totals at least US$257 billion, with a funding gap of US$8.4 billion expected between 2024 and 2026, CBRE says.

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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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‘Higher-for-longer’ rates saddle companies with $381B in added costs

CFO Dive

"The new higher-interest-rate environment might trigger a decaffeinated repeat of the 2008 financial crisis,” according to a partner at Baringa.

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Polycab to recalibrate guidance, plans Rs 1,000-crore annual investment for next three years, says CFO Gandharv Tongia

CFO News

Polycab India, with CFO Gandharv Tongia at the helm, aims to surpass revenue targets amid soaring demand in railways, highways, and real estate. Discover their plans for massive investments and export growth.

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Use Technology to Simplify Nonprofit Bookkeeping

The Charity CFO

Efficient bookkeeping is essential to the success and sustainability of any nonprofit. As a nonprofit leader, it can be difficult to give your bookkeeping the time it needs to stay accurate. Luckily, modern accounting software and other bookkeeping technologies can help you keep up with day-to-day bookkeeping, reporting, and accounting tasks more efficiently.

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Outsourced Tax Accounting Services Ensure Compliance and Savings

CFO Plans

In today’s fast-paced business environment, staying on top of your financials is more critical than ever. Yet, many businesses struggle with the complexities of accounting, often leading to costly mistakes and missed opportunities. Discover how outsourcing accounting services can improve your financial health , enabling businesses to focus on growth while ensuring their financial health is in expert hands.

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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.