2023

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2024: Business and Finance Ahead of Us

CFO News

Explore the optimistic financial forecast for India in 2024 by seasoned finance expert Robin Banerjee. From increased loan availability to a rising stock market, Banerjee provides insights into the potential economic landscape. However, he cautions against global risks that could impact India's trajectory.

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Next-gen CFOs: Forging a new path

CFO Dive

The finance chief has long been more than a routine number-cruncher. For Gen Z, the route to the CFO chair will likely better reflect the role’s complexity.

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Investing Behavioral Hacks

Barry Ritholtz

Markets screamed higher yesterday after a benign CPI report showed a 0.0% monthly price increase and inflation falling to 3.2% year over year. After a big gap opening, latecomers piled in; many had been sitting on the sidelines following a challenging 2022, while others got panicked out during the 10% October drawdown. It was a classic fear-driven error, a combination of bad market timing and poor impulse control.

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CFOs keep focus on tech, profitability: Grant Thornton

CFO Dive

As CFOs seek to boost profits while balancing rising operating costs, a tailored digital transformation strategy is critical, Grant Thornton’s Paul Melville says.

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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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The Day the Treasury Topped

The Reformed Broker

The parabolic spike in 2-year Treasury bond rates this winter ended with a crescendo on Thursday, March 9th and Friday March 10th. That week, the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank had thoroughly spooked the markets and convinced traders that the Federal Reserve would be forced to start downshifting its hiking cycle and the accompanying hawkish rhetoric.

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Talent tops 2024 CFO risks: Protiviti

CFO Dive

Risks relating to talent shortages, inflation and generative AI remain top of mind for finance chiefs as they look forward to 2024, Protiviti’s survey found.

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Slowing U.S. Economy, State by State

Barry Ritholtz

We spend way too much time trying to predict the future (especially this time of year). Rather than engage in futility, let’s look at the coincident indexes in all 50 states over the past 3 months, via the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia (October 2023). Note: I have been occasionally eyeballing this map since 2008 , and it does a good job of showing the overall trend of the economy (on an obvious lag).

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Most economists put odds of recession at 50% or less: NABE

CFO Dive

A report Tuesday of declining job vacancies bolstered optimism that the labor market will cool without pushing up unemployment much beyond the 3.9% level in October.

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The Future of SAP Business ByDesign: 2023 and Beyond

Navigator SAP

SAP Business ByDesign has grown into a trusted, mature ERP solution for fast-growing and medium-sized business since its initial release in 2007. With its use of SAP’s new Business Technology Platform (BTP), Business ByDesign is further evolving into a core product for businesses not ready for SAP’s flagship S/4HANA ERP solution.

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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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Cleared Derivatives Cyber Event

Reval

ION Cleared Derivatives, a division of ION Markets, experienced a cybersecurity event commencing. The post Cleared Derivatives Cyber Event appeared first on ION.

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94 Percent of Indian CFOs bullish on nation's economic future, reveals Deloitte Survey

CFO News

Indian CFOs exhibit unparalleled confidence in their nation's economic future, with 94 percent expressing optimism, in stark contrast to the 30 percent among their Asian counterparts. Deloitte's APAC CFO Survey 2023 sheds light on this disparity, emphasizing India's financial leadership and the evolving role of CFOs in the region.

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5-year TIPS reopening gets real yield of 1.832%, highest in 14 years

Tips Watch

By David Enna, Tipswatch.com The Treasury just announced results of its $19 billion offering of a reopened 5-year TIPS, CUSIP 91282CGW5, and investors should be pleased. This 4-year, 10-month Treasury Inflation-Protected Security got an auctioned real yield of 1.

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Preparing Your Finance Organization for the New Era of AI

CFO Leadership

Future-forward finance and accounting organizations were quick to embrace robotic process automation (RPA) years ago to manage mundane, repetitive back-office tasks like data entry and routine financial reporting. Many have since advanced to intelligent process automation (IPA) — RPA amplified with artificial intelligence (AI) — to streamline and improve more complex work, from tax and compliance reporting to financial statement reconciliation.

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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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ChatGPT: The Origins, the Hype, the Opportunity

CFA Institute

For most investment managers, ChatGPT represents the starting whistle in a tech arms race many had hoped to avoid.

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The Broker Who Saved America

The Reformed Broker

You know Hancock and Washington and Franklin and Jefferson. You might even know Greene and Knox, Henry and Hale. And we know you know Hamilton, pretty tough to escape that one these days! But it is very unlikely that you know the name Haym Solomon. This is unfortunate, because he’s the guy who arranged financing to keep the Continental Army alive during its darkest days, finding the money to keep the revolution goin.

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Tesla in November 2023 : Story twists and turns, with value consequences!

Musings on Markets

I was planning to start this post by telling you that Tesla was back in the news, but that would be misleading, since Tesla never leaves the news. Some of that attention comes from the company's products and innovations, but much of it comes from having Elon Musk as a CEO, a man who makes himself the center of every news cycle. That attention has worked in the company's favor over much of its lifetime, as it has gone from a start-up to one of the largest market cap companies in the world, disrup

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ChatGPT fails accounting class

CFO Dive

ChatGPT has met its match in an accounting course, with students scoring an overall average of 76.7%, compared to ChatGPT’s score of 47.4%, according to research from Brigham Young University.

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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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Remote work erodes productivity by 4%: NY Fed

CFO Dive

Employees who worked remotely before the pandemic continue to be 8% less productive than their peers who worked in the office before the onset of COVID-19, the New York Fed found in a case study.

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AI champions pitch use cases for CFOs: Workday conference

CFO Dive

“We’re moving to a world with massive amounts of data, massive complexity of data, and data that is continuously changing, and that’s where AI comes in,” said tech executive Rohit Gupta.

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Accounting events for Q4 and 2024

CFO Dive

It’s time to consider registering for a range of upcoming accounting conferences — both in person and online. CFO Dive’s got a list to help sort through them.

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Powell does not rule out Fed rate hike even while noting slower inflation

CFO Dive

The Fed chief suggested that borrowing costs will remain high for the foreseeable future despite recent signs that inflation, hiring and economic growth are slowing.

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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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Why Life Sciences Businesses Need ERP

Navigator SAP

For most life sciences startups , the product is the business. This makes sense because many life sciences businesses come out of fundamental innovation in the lab, and thoughts of how best to bring the product to market only come later.

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CFOs to combat downturn with more automation

CFO Dive

CFOs should think about automation as an “additional teammate” in their financial departments as they look to push digital transformation initiatives forward in the new year.

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CFOs are ‘squarely’ in ERP decision process, Deloitte’s Farhat says

CFO Dive

Transformation is a key way for CFOs to cut costs and boost profit, but finance chiefs need to keep compliance front and center, Deloitte’s Isa Farhat advises.

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SEC aims to set climate risk, cybersecurity rules before May

CFO Dive

The agency, laying out an ambitious agenda, aims in early 2023 to complete several new regulations, many of them focused on increasing disclosures for investors.

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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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For GenAI-backed accounting, CFOs can’t ‘learn as you go’

CFO Dive

CFOs need to develop a business-wide plan for GenAI’s use, create clear data practices and ensure accountability to incorporate the technology into accounting effectively.

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AI linked to new crop of business email scams

CFO Dive

Businesses can no longer count on bad spelling and grammar to red-flag problem emails: Fraudsters are using AI to craft well-written email messages at scale.

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Inflation, consumer spending cool, validating pause in Fed rate hikes

CFO Dive

Fed officials have recently noted progress in curbing price pressures but cautioned against expectations of sustained disinflation or an imminent cut to borrowing costs.

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