Sat.Feb 18, 2023 - Fri.Feb 24, 2023

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What do budgets and hurricanes have in common?

Fpanda Club

Hurricanes are among the most violent storms on our planet producing strong winds, heavy rains and floodings. Budgeting is a type of short-term planning the goal of which is to transform strategic objectives into operational plan by allocating available resources. Though one is a natural phenomenon and the other is a business process, budgets and hurricanes have more in common than it may be noticed at first sight.

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Six steps CFOs communicating layoffs should take

CFO Dive

Layoffs are painful. Finance chiefs need to prepare in order to avoid missteps and ensure their approach to staff cuts is as empathetic and transparent as possible.

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I Bonds: Here’s a simple way to track current value

Tips Watch

TreasuryDirect’s information often confuses investors. There is another way. By David Enna, Tipswatch.com Almost every week, I get questions about the way TreasuryDirect shows the current value of I Bonds purchased within the last five years.

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Abandoning Surge Meetings To Better Meet Client Needs And Promote Advisor Well-Being

Nerd's Eye View

One of the most important parts of a financial advisor’s value proposition is time spent meeting with their clients. These meetings allow advisors to listen to their clients’ concerns, make planning recommendations, and chart a course for the coming months. And while advisors recognize the importance of holding regular client meetings, there is no consensus about the ‘best’ cadence for them.

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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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A Green NPV

Corporate Finance

European low cost carrier Ryanair announced a new project that will install Split Scimitar winglets on each of the company's Boeing 737-800s. The installation is expected to reduce fuel consumption by 1.5 percent and reduce CO2 emissions by 165,000 tons per year. So, the project is green for the environment, but is it green for stock holders? A quick calculation shows that it is.

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Navigator Business Solutions Selected as One of Bob Scott's VAR Stars for 2022

Navigator SAP

Bob Scott’s VAR Stars 2022 Announced

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SelectQuote latest to tap interim exec for permanent CFO

CFO Dive

Companies are looking to internal candidates to fill both interim, and possibly permanent, CFO positions as they face a shortage of qualified CFOs.

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Macro Snapshot / St. Louis Fed

Barry Ritholtz

Very useful dashboard via the St. Louis Fed, which maintains the fabulous FRED database. With a clean and simple interface, it puts all of the key economic indicators the FOMC tracks — Real GDP Growth, Unemployment Rate, PCE Inflation, Core PCE Inflation, and the Federal Funds Rate — in one convenient location. The Macro Snapshot also dives deeper into three core aspects of the economy: 1.

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DBS Bank India CFO bets big on retail and SME; targets 10-12% credit growth in FY24

CFO News

The group is looking to harness the potential of 500 odd branches that it has acquired with the successful integration of the Lakshmi Vilas Bank, says Rajesh Prabhu.

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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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Make the Most of Limited IT Resources by Moving to the Cloud

Navigator SAP

Cloud computing has been a huge boon for businesses that make the leap. Despite hesitancy from companies to migrate operations, the cloud’s ability to provide system resources on-demand has become widespread, especially after heavy hitters such as Amazon, Google, and Microsoft entered the space and brought standardization.

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Trust, transparency key to crypto’s next phase: Circle CFO

CFO Dive

USDC issuer Circle is moving to position itself as a player in crypto’s coming “utility phase,” and continuing its efforts to become a public company, its CFO said, even as regulatory attention on the space sharpens.

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Avoiding Financial Disasters

Barry Ritholtz

Click to download Financial Disasters Yesterday was kind of a fun day: Sure, it was a dark, damp, dreary February morn when I showed up at the Brooklyn Bridge Marriot, but it was also the first time I did a new presentation in front of a live audience since before the pandemic. I do a quarterly update for RWM clients that covers the economy, the markets, and our portfolios every three months.

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Mittal to merge Airtel Payments with Paytm?

CFO News

Telecom tycoon Sunil Mittal is seeking a stake in Paytm by merging his financial services unit into the fintech giant's payments bank, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

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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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Meet the Maestros – Customer Series – Carroll County Memorial Hospital

Centage

with Lesley Delaney, CFO, Carroll County Memorial Hospital Sophisticated Budgeting and Ease of Use Fosters Collaboration & Accountability Q: Can you tell us a little about your organization? A: Carroll County Memorial Hospital is a 25 bed Critical Access Hospital with over 250 employees located in Carrollton, Missouri. We provide emergency services, diagnostic services, day surgeries, outpatient specialty clinics, rehabilitation services, family care, and cancer care.

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CFO, CIO relationship key to optimize tech spend

CFO Dive

Nearly half of execs expect cyber attacks on financial data to increase in 2023, but the majority of finance leaders don't have consistent communication with their CIO to mitigate this risk.

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10 Friday AM Reads

Barry Ritholtz

My end-of-week morning train WFH reads: • The Fed alone cannot bring inflation down : Management of demand is not efficient in dealing with supply-driven price rises: fiscal policy must play its part.art ( Financial Times ) • When a savings account is very risky : Compound Banc pays an eye-popping 7% on deposits — or at least things that look and feel a lot like deposits.

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Indian banks may face rise in bad loans from retail, small businesses: SBI official

CFO News

Indian banks could see an increase in bad loans in the retail and small business segments from its recent low levels, an official with the country's largest lender said on Thursday. While loans to this segment have been growing fast, defaults have thus far been few.

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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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Best Secured Business Credit Cards – Build Business Credit Easily

Business Credit Blogger

Best Secured Business Credit Cards How can you get a business credit card if you have less than perfect credit? If your goal is to strengthen or build business credit, this post is for you. You’ve probably heard a secured credit card can be a good option to build or rebuild your personal credit. But […] The post Best Secured Business Credit Cards – Build Business Credit Easily appeared first on Business Credit.

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Beyond Meat’s lean inventory is key, CFO says

CFO Dive

The California company is one of a growing number of firms pivoting to cut costs through layoffs, real estate consolidation and other measures.

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Transcript: Tim Buckley, Vanguard’s CEO

Barry Ritholtz

 Transcript: Tim Buckley, Vanguard’s CEO The transcript from this week’s, MiB: Tim Buckley, Vanguard’s CEO , is below. You can stream and download our full conversation, including any podcast extras, on iTunes , Spotify , Stitcher , Google , YouTube , and Bloomberg. All of our earlier podcasts on your favorite pod hosts can be found here. ~~~ ANNOUNCER: This is Masters in Business with Barry Ritholtz on Bloomberg Radio.

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Adani staff manipulated information, removed warnings on website, claims Wikipedia

CFO News

This followed US short-seller Hindenburg Research accusing the group of accounting fraud, stock price manipulation and money laundering, allegations that the conglomerate has repeatedly denied, and threatened legal action.

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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.

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Weekend Reading For Financial Planners (Feb 25-26)

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 SEC’s proposed “Safeguarding Rule” would significantly increase the number of investment advisers deemed to have custody of client assets and increase paperwork requirements for advisers and qualified custodians, though the contours of a final regulation remain uncertain.

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3 currency hedging lessons learned

CFO Dive

Though the U.S. dollar has trended weaker since hitting a two-decade high in September, U.S. Bank’s Paula Comings still advises companies to revisit their hedging policies.

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10 Weekend Reads

Barry Ritholtz

The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of Colombia Tolima Los Brasiles Peaberry Organic coffee, grab a seat outside, and get ready for our longer-form weekend reads: • How a shipping error 100 years ago launched the $30 billion chicken industry : The accidental origins of the chicken on your plate, explained. ( Vox ) • A twisted tale of celebrity promotion, opaque transactions and allegations of racist tropes : January 2022 was a time capsule showing the temporary alliance between celebrity ma

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Encourage young entrepreneurs to tap $386 billion global space sector opportunity: Susmita Mohanty

CFO News

Delivering the keynote address at the 4th Edition of ETCFO Leadership Summit, 2023. Susmita Mohanty, Director General, Spaceport SARABHAI said the Indian startups need funding like the ones available in the US.

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How to Build the Ideal HR Team

HR doesn’t exist in a vacuum. This work impacts everyone: from the C-Suite to your newest hire. It also drives results. Learn how to make it all happen in Paycor’s latest guide.