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CFOs: Layoffs ultimately harm shareholder returns

Future CFO

CFOs tend to underestimate the impact of layoffs on shareholder returns, said Gartner recently. Given a higher cost of capital, renewed investor focus on profitable growth and widespread forecasts of a global recession, CEOs are asking their CFOs to reduce costs, said Vaughan Archer, senior director, research and advisory in the Gartner Finance practice.

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898: Making Finance Proactively Persuasive | Russell Lester, CFO, Versapay

CFO Thought Leader

By the time Russell Lester landed inside Intuit’s department of analysis in 2009, the unremarkable career path on which he had first set out nearly 10 years earlier had become brimming with possibilities. Back in the early 2000s, Lester tells us, he was hired by the company Harland Clarke (now Vericast) as an analyst specializing in customer information and insights.

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The new CFO: Taking your organization to the next level

CFO Dive

A strategic CFO can elevate your organization by helping you navigate the complexities of growth initiatives, minimizing costs, and leveraging technology.

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Tech, talent, and inflation are top priorities for CFOs in 2023: Report

CFO News

For businesses to stay afloat, companies need to shift focus on value consciousness across the business improving efficiencies, enhancing controls, and building trust and collaboration, the report said.

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How to Navigate Revenue and Expense Management: Competitive Insights for Financial Success

Speaker: Hilary Akhaabi, PhD - Founder, Chief Financial & Operations Officer at Go Africa Global

In the fast-paced world of corporate finance, staying ahead of the curve is crucial for sustainable growth and profitability. This exclusive webinar with leading expert Hilary Akhaabi, PhD, will teach you practical ways to navigate complex financial landscapes and enhance your company's revenue management capabilities. Whether you're aiming to refine your financial strategies or seeking innovative solutions to drive performance, this new session is for you!

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Data key to grasping generative AI fundamentals

CFO Dive

As more companies try out generative AI, understanding the role and importance of the data underpinning these models is crucial for CFOs.

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When to Use RPA Automation: A Step-By-Step Guide

Navigator SAP

Anyone who has been assigned the task of cutting and pasting the contents of one massive spreadsheet into another can attest that repetitive, tedious tasks aren't the best use of their abilities. It is not only boring for the individual doing the work, but often results in errors.

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What Are the Primary Benefits of an ERP System? Exploring the Advantages

Navigator SAP

To remain competitive in an ever-changing economy, organizations must be adaptable and future-ready. The business landscape constantly evolves with new technology, consumer preferences, and market trends changing regularly. Companies must be able to react quickly and efficiently to these developments. A cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution is critical for companies today.

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“The Need to Know Why” – Every CFO’s Greatest Credential | Russell Lester, CFO, Versapay

CFO Thought Leader

CFO GUEST: Russell Lester of Versapay Russell Lester: I remember being in the middle of transitioning out of working from multi-billion dollar companies and moving into the startup world. Smaller companies and operational work that I really had little to no prior experience and that’s a vulnerable place to be. Anytime we’re learning something new, there’s great vulnerability and there’s the potential of, and there is the certainty and potential of failure or getting some

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What Is the Main Purpose of an ERP System? A Comprehensive Guide

Navigator SAP

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are powerful tools designed to help enterprises manage their resources more effectively and streamline their daily operations by automating the critical areas of their businesses. This is why the ERP system market has been on a steady rise over the last five years.

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How To Streamline Finance Operations Through Automation

Speaker: Claire Grosjean

In today’s fast-paced business environment, finance professionals are under increasing pressure to optimize operations and drive strategic value. As a result, automation has become a core part of business strategy, offering unprecedented opportunities to streamline operations and drive efficiency. Join esteemed global finance and operations executive, Claire Grosjean, for a comprehensive guide on how to harness automation’s power through strategic collaboration with functional leaders.

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Ex-fabric CFO accused of losing $35M in crypto crash

CFO Dive

The former CFO is charged with investing the funds without permission into his own crypto venture before losing them during the market’s crash, according to a federal indictment.

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The Reformed Broker

Just wanted to take a moment to recognize the incredible work my media and research teams have been doing to propel The Compound channel past 120,000 subscribers this month. And that 120k is just a fragment of the audience because almost everything we do on video is also on the audio podcast channels too. For those who are new to what we’re doing at the Compound YouTube channel each week, below is the schedule of w.

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Inflation Expectations Are Useless

Barry Ritholtz

Jerome Powell and the Federal Reserve spend a lot of time worrying about Inflation Expectations. They shouldn’t. Sentiment surveys in general are mostly useless (except at the extremes). They aren’t merely lagging, backward-looking indicators, but instead, tell you what the public experienced 3- 6 months ago. Beyond short-term extrapolation, they have little to no ability to provide insight into intermediate-term (6-12 months) inflation.

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FDA and GxP Validation for SAP Business ByDesign ERP

Navigator SAP

Following good manufacturing practice (GMP) guidelines help businesses run more efficiently and ensure that product quality and consistency are maintained. Life sciences businesses such as pharmaceutical makers and medical device manufacturers not only benefit from GMP adherence but they also are required to follow it according to FDA regulations. The processes that life sciences businesses follow must be validated in line with FDA regulations 21 CFR.

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Empowering Business Travel: The CFOs Guide

Business travel is more than just a line item. It’s a strategic opportunity to align with your company’s goals and empower your employees. With 60% of employees dissatisfied with the ease of booking and modifying travel plans, there’s a significant opportunity to improve travel management. This one-pager explores how to transform travel into a powerful tool for organizational success.

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Costs again rank as top finance automation hurdle

CFO Dive

In a survey commissioned by software provider OneStream, budget constraints surpassed employee skill gaps and return on investment issues as obstacles to new technology investments.

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The Greatest Wealth Transfer in History Is Here

The Reformed Broker

Join Downtown Josh Brown and Michael Batnick for another round of What Are Your Thoughts? On this week’s episode, Josh and Michael discuss the biggest topics in investing and finance, including: ►Einhorn, Burry, Buffett – David Einhorn and Michael Burry were buying regional banks in Q1. ►Positive Surprises – “This will upset a lot of gloom and doomers, but oh well” ►Wealth Transfer &#8.

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10 Bad Takes On This Market

Barry Ritholtz

Let’s see if I can find something to counter and/or undercut each of these 10 items listed in this morning’s tweet above: 1. Only 5 stocks driving markets?! Then why are Equal-weighted indices doing so well? Equal-weighted Nasdaq100 up 17% since the June lows for the market because “it’s only 5 stocks”? How bad at math do you need to be to think that it’s only 5 stocks driving this market?

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Why are CFOs most in-demand in startups now?

CFO News

Small or big , established or startups, the gradual emergence of CFOs as viable resources capable of gaining the trust of VCs and PEs is gaining traction. It's no longer a voluntary appointment for CEOs and top management, it's going towards a stage of "must have" for the start-ups going by the trends.

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How to Avoid Getting "Ghosted": Top 3 Secrets to Staying Relevant with Gen Z

Speaker: Brian Muse-McKenney, Chief Revenue Officer & Matt Simester, Cards and Payments Expert

In today’s world of social media, dating apps, and remote work, businesses risk becoming irrelevant or getting "ghosted" if they fail to meet the evolving needs of Gen Z consumers. In this new webinar, Brian Muse-McKenney of Episode Six and Matt Simester of Payments Consultancy Limited will reveal key considerations banks should factor into their efforts to develop target products for the next generation of bank customers.

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U.S. Chamber sues SEC, slamming buyback rule

CFO Dive

An effort to block rules on stock repurchases is the latest pushback by business groups against an unusually active regulatory agenda at the SEC.

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Why ChatGPT Is No Threat To Real Advisors

Nerd's Eye View

The financial advisory industry has faced many purported technological ‘threats’ over the past several decades. From the introduction of computers to the rise of the internet to the emergence of ‘robo-advisors’, there has been no shortage of innovations that would allegedly reduce the need for consumers to work with (human) financial advisors.

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10 Weekend Reads

Barry Ritholtz

The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of coffee, grab a seat outside, and get ready for our longer-form weekend reads: • He wrote a book on a rare subject. Then a ChatGPT replica appeared on Amazon. From recipes to product reviews to how-to books, artificial intelligence text generators are quietly authoring more and more of the internet. ( Washington Post ) • The Crypto Winter Cost People More Than Their Money : Some acolytes lost faith, others blamed devils—and some went even harder.

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Breaking: RBI to withdraw ?2000 notes from circulation, to be exchanged by September 30

CFO News

Breaking: RBI asks banks to provide deposit and/or exchange facility for ₹2,000 notes until September 30, 2023. Explaining the move, the RBI said: “About 89% of the ₹2000 denomination banknotes were issued prior to March 2017 and are at the end of their estimated life-span of 4-5 years.

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Navigating the Automation Landscape: Selecting Tools That Fit Your Business

Speaker: Gary Dmitriev

Our upcoming webinar aims to demystify the process of selecting and implementing automation tools for financial institutes. This session will provide your roadmap for vetting potential solutions, focusing on due diligence, vendor assessments, and aligning technology with strategic goals. We’ll also address the critical issue of innovation fatigue, offering tips on maintaining enthusiasm and momentum for new initiatives.

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Lyft CFO steps down in latest of leadership changes

CFO Dive

In the first week of his tenure, new CEO David Risher announced a 26% reduction in Lyft’s corporate workforce. Now, the current CFO is stepping down.

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Investing For Nonimmigrant Visa Holders: Understanding Visa Types, Investment Challenges, And Tax Implications

Nerd's Eye View

Amid a tight job market and low unemployment rates, a significant amount of the U.S. ‘talent gap’ is filled by foreign-born workers on employment visas like the H-1B. These visas allow foreign workers to live and work in the country temporarily while they are employed – although in practice, this can mean that individuals can spend years or decades (or even their entire career) working in the U.S. on a ‘temporary’ visa.

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10 Tuesday AM Reads

Barry Ritholtz

My Two-for-Tuesday morning train WFH reads: • Miami’s Love Affair With Crypto Is Souring as Bitcoin Faithful Flock to the City : On the eve of the annual bitcoin conference, the city and its mayor have mostly moved on from crypto. ( Wall Street Journal ) but see Crypto’s Most Influential Companies Often Follow Their Own Rules — Even After FTX’s Collapse : A review of practices at 60 of the sector’s most influential companies found many lack basic guardrails. ( Bloomberg ) • The audacious plan to

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India Inc's dealmaking activity declines 47% to USD 5 billion in April 2023 : Grant Thornton

CFO News

Till date year 2023 overall saw a significant decline both in terms of deal volumes by 46% and deal values by 76%, amounting to USD 14.7 billion, owing to global headwinds from rising interest rates and elevated inflation levels.

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Secure SaaS Success: Embedded Finance as a Competitive Advantage

Speaker: Ian Hillis, SVP of Growth at Payrix and Worldpay for Platforms

Join us for an exclusive webinar hosted by Ian Hillis, SVP of Growth at Payrix and Worldpay for Platforms, where he’ll explore the significant impact of embedded finance on the software industry! This session is designed to provide you with the strategic insights needed to navigate the future of SaaS successfully, all while gaining a deeper understanding of how these trends can enhance your competitive edge, boost revenue, and deepen customer loyalty.