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Webinar: Top 5 Actions to Improve Cash Application and Forecasting | December 8

Strategic Treasurer

Top 5 Actions to Improve Cash Application and Forecasting. December 8 | 2:00 PM EST. Register Now. Date. Thursday, December 8, 2022. Time. 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST. Where. This is an online event. Speakers. Beth Bourgoin, Deluxe Craig Jeffery, Strategic Treasurer. Sponsored By. Hosted By. 1.2 CTP re-certification credits will be given for attendance to this live webinar.

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How to Rock an FP&A Career Comeback After Burnout

Collectiv

Have you been feeling burnt out lately? You’re not alone—employees across a variety of industries have experienced burnout at higher rates over the past few years. Burnout levels increased significantly during the pandemic for obvious reasons. Besides the emotional challenges we all faced, our work environments went through some serious and rapid changes. 75% have reported burnout at some point in their careers.

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Labor or Capital Driven Inflation?

Barry Ritholtz

My views on inflation continue to evolve: I was correct in identifying inflation during the mid-2000s; during the post-crash 2010s I remained appropriately skeptical about rising prices. The price dynamic during and after the pandemic appeared to be troublesome but my expectations were that inflation would be resolved relatively quickly as supply chains reopened and life returned to normal. “ Transitory ” turned out to be too optimistic, and I was wrong in my expectations for a faster decline in

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The 7 Critical Finance Software for Your Companies Tech Stack

The Finance Weekly

What is a financial tech stack? A tech stack, or a solutions stack, is the combination of technologies and software tools that an organization uses in order to conduct day to day business operations. As the number and quality of software tools increases, companies are constantly looking to find better ways to cut down on manual work and increase efficiency.

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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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Answers with Adam: What's The Hardest Thing To Advise On?

Adam Kae

Answers with Adam: What's The Hardest Thing To Advise on? CFO Adam: So the hardest decisions I always have to advise on is when it's time to let people go. Because again, this is their livelihood. This is how they feed their family. And that's never a decision that I advise upon lightly. And I always make sure with my clients that it is the right decision.

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Top 5 Questions You Should Be Asking About ERP

Navigator SAP

All large businesses use enterprise resource planning software (ERP), as do many smaller ones. But unlike basic small business software, ERP is complex and often confusing for businesses that are approaching it for the first time. With that in mind, here are the basics of ERP answered in five questions. 1. What is ERP? ERP helps manage, integrate, and organize all data and business processes, from ordering, production, finance, procurement, human resources, and distribution to the supply chain,

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It's Bobby Bonilla (Edwin Diaz) Day!

Corporate Finance

The New York Mets famously deferred $5.9 million in salary payable to Bobby Bonilla in 2000, instead paying the former $1.2 million per year from 2011 through 2035. Now, the Amazing Mets are at it again. The team just signed a deal with relief pitcher Edwin Diaz that was announced as a five-year, $102 million contract. Under the terms of the contract, the team will defer $5.5 million per year in 2023, 2024, and 2025, then $5 million per year in 2026 and 2027.

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Anna Zhirnova, Group FP&A Manager, Jones Knowles Ritchie

CFO News Room

One of the biggest challenges for finance, says Anna Zhirnova, Group FP&A Manager at independent creative agency Jones Knowles Ritchie, is balancing the day-to-day needs of the finance function with finding the time to develop something new and innovative. . This balancing act was brought into sharp focus during the Covid-19 pandemic, when countries across the globe were in lockdown around the same time. .

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Most CFOs geared up to freeze hiring, survey finds

CFO Dive

As an increasing number of economists forecast a recession, financial leaders are contemplating hiring freezes, even as businesses describe their teams as "understaffed.

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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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Best ERP for Biotechnology

Navigator SAP

Biotechnology companies have an enormous impact on the improvement of healthcare, but they face many challenges. They must comply with strict government regulations, adapt to rapid technological advancements, and contend with volatile market forces.

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Furniture Hedging

Corporate Finance

Although many people may not consider sports gambling as a hedge, and it a straight bet, it is not a hedge, a Houston furniture store owner successfully used sports betting as a hedge. Jim McIngvale offered purchasers of more than $3,000 in furniture their money back if the Houston Astros win the World Series. When the Astros won the World Series Saturday, McIngvale was obligated to pay these customers back.

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Musings on Markets: META Lesson 2: Accounting Inconsistencies and Consequences

CFO News Room

In my last post, I used Facebook’s recent troubles to talk about the importance of corporate governance, and how we, as investors, have abandoned the power to change management at many younger tech companies in return for being able to invest in young tech companies, with growth potential and well-regarded founders. In this post, I will revisit Facebook’s most recent earnings report, and argue that while it contained disappointing news on growth and profitability, the bad news was ex

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Nintex CFO on taking an ‘outcome-oriented’ approach to financial talent

CFO Dive

Taking an outcome-oriented approach can help CFOs keep hold of top talent and drive value in an uncertain economic environment.

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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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Comparing ERP for Biotechnology Industry

Navigator SAP

Biotechnology entails the study of living organisms and their practical applications to solve real-world challenges. The field has benefited society through innovations that address climate risk, food security, and infectious diseases—and enhance the quality of human life.

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Twitter is cigarettes

The Reformed Broker

A lot of reporters and public intellectuals were writing their obituaries for Twitter this weekend. First, we saw the revolt of the Blue Checkmarks. Then, the first inklings of an advertiser exodus. The timing of all this – on the eve of a midterm election that will determine whether or not Americans actually care about democracy – could not have been more ominous.

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Consumer Sentiment Declined in Early November

CFO News Room

The preliminary November results from the University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers show overall consumer sentiment declined in early November, holding near historically low levels (see first chart). The composite consumer sentiment decreased to 54.7 in early November, down from 59.9 in October. The index hit a record low of 50.0 in June down from 101.0 in February 2020 at the onset of the lockdown recession.

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PwC beefs up consulting with latest tech deal

CFO Dive

With Sagence, PwC’s fourth acquisition in 18 months, the Big Four firm gains expertise in AI and data science as it continues its tech buying spree.

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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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Elon Musk interviewed by Ron Baron

Barry Ritholtz

Elon Musk interviewed by Ron Baron at the 29th Annual Baron Investment Conference on 4 November 2022. Ron Baron and Elon Musk CEO, Tesla Motors & CEO / CTO, SpaceX are also discussing about Twitter and Tesla Stock. Elon recently finalized Twitter deal. Also Elon Musk motivation and what motivates Elon are being discussed. The post Elon Musk interviewed by Ron Baron appeared first on The Big Picture.

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This Week On TRB

The Reformed Broker

Just wanted to start by saying thanks to everyone who made a donation to our Long Island Cares food drive for Thanksgiving. The money really goes a long way, we’re going to be making a big difference in the lives of people who need help this holiday season. We shattered the goal dollar-wise and I’m hoping to see a few hundred donated meals this weekend at our drop.

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Walgreens, Coinbase, Duolingo, Ralph Lauren

CFO News Room

A Walgreens store is seen on August 07, 2019 in Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle | Getty Images. Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. Doximity – The online platform for medical professionals skyrocketed more than 27% after the company reported better-than-expected quarterly results. Doximity also announced a new share repurchase program.

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Ammo settles CFO, board dispute

CFO Dive

The ammunition manufacturer will increase the size of its board and end its investigation into the previously suspended executives under the terms of a settlement.

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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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MiB: Edward Chancellor on the Real Story of Interest 

Barry Ritholtz

This week, we speak with financial historian Edward Chancellor. He is currently a columnist for Reuters Breakingviews and an occasional contributor to the Wall Street Journal and MoneyWeek. In 2008, he received the George Polk Award for financial reporting. Chancellor is the author of “ Devil Take the Hindmost: A History of Financial Speculation.” His new book “ The Price of Time: The Real Story of Interest ” is a nominee for FT’s 2022 Business Book of the Year.

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Meet the Upstate South Carolina Team

Focus CFO

FocusCFO has expanded into Upstate South Carolina. “I’m excited to be working alongside Greenville-area CFOs Rich LaValla, Randy Garrick, and Mike Saccucci to serve small and medium-sized businesses in Upstate South Carolina,” said Area President Michael Stier. Both Garrick and LaValla have been long-standing members of the Greenville business community, working in the community for 40 and 33 years, respectively.

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Homelessness Among Older People Is on the Rise, Driven by Inflation and the Housing Crunch

CFO News Room

Yves here. This report on desperation among older people is both sad and infuriating. Anglo cultures promote nuclear families, which makes them a poor safety net. Neoliberalism has gutted social services, weakened community ties, increased housing costs, and shortened job tenures. It doesn’t take much in the way of work interruptions to wipe out savings.

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Tyson Foods’ apparent inaction on CFO arrest draws fire

CFO Dive

The CFO of Tyson Foods said he was “embarrassed” after his arrest on public intoxication and criminal trespassing charges, but the future of his role is unclear.

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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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10 Monday AM Reads

Barry Ritholtz

My back-to-work morning train WFH reads: • The state of the economy on Election Day, explained in 6 numbers : Rising prices have weighed heavily on the minds of voters who will soon determine the outcome of elections across the country. ( Vox ). • Are TIPS a Bargain? They are, but with an asterisk. ( Morningstar ) see also The Best Places to Get Income in the Bond Market Now : A lot of investors are abandoning the battered fixed-income market.

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6 CFO tips for taking a company public

The Finance Weekly

CFOs are well experienced finance professionals who know how to lead their team and the finance company through many different scenarios. Supposing a CFO has a couple years of experience, they have been through many ups and downs, uncertainties, and market changes that would have left them prepared for future challenges. One of the most difficult time periods that a CFO can go through is when the company decides to go public.

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Economic Growth Doesn’t Cause Inflation. Here’s Why

CFO News Room

Is economic growth inflationary? Many economic and political commentators think so. Nick Timiraos of the Wall Street Journal , for example, writes that “easier financial conditions [loose monetary policy] stimulate spending and economic growth.” Some monetary policymakers agree. Mr. Timiraos later describes the views of a Fed official who “prefer[ed] to find a rate level that restricted economic growth enough to lower inflation.”.

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