2022

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3 reforms for the post-FTX crypto era

CFO Dive

FTX’s collapse underscores the highly-centralized crypto market’s risks and blockchain’s importance as a defense against bad actors, Metallicus' CFO argues.

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Why they clapped for Sam Bankman-Fried

The Reformed Broker

LET’S GIVE A ROUND OF APPLAUSE TO SAM BANKMAN-FRIED pic.twitter.com/HIVB3nTX2V — The_Real_Fly (@The_Real_Fly) November 30, 2022 Last night’s interview between the New York Times’ Andrew Ross Sorkin and Sam Bankman-Fried ended with the host thanking the accused criminal mastermind for coming, despite the protestations of his lawyers. The audience applauded as the screen went black.

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Supply Chain Is 40% of Inflation

Barry Ritholtz

. There is a new 60/40 in town, and it is the contribution to inflation from consumer demand for goods and the pandemic-broken supply chain. That is according to a study by Julian di Giovanni, who publishes at the NY Fed’s blog Liberty Street Economics. Over the summer, he posed a fascinating question: How Much Did Supply Constraints Boost U.S. Inflation?

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Book Review: Asset Allocation

CFA Institute

William Kinlaw, Mark Kritzman, and David Turkington offer advice on a wide range of asset allocation topics, backing up their recommendations with solid quantitative analysis.

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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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Why Does Excel Survive in Finance Departments?

CFO

Microsoft’s Excel spreadsheet application has been around since the mid-1980s, and it’s often been derided for being out of date; as in, “before we upgraded to this new business intelligence platform, we were still using Excel spreadsheets.” In many finance departments, however, Excel is not just surviving; it’s thriving. The application remains popular among finance.

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Global C-Suiters Name Their Fears

Global Finance

In the Conference Board’s annual C-suite survey, executives express concerns about inflation, talent sourcing, and impediments to pandemic recovery, including possible recession in China and supply chain concerns in the US and Europe.

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What India Inc CFOs make of slower Q2 GDP growth

CFO News

Most finance heads vouch for the India growth story and say prospects in the medium to long term are intact. However, they are worried about inflation and recession.

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What is a Single Source of Truth?

Jedox Finance

It’s a familiar situation… You set up a quick meeting with your team to get the quarterly report ready. Once the meeting has started, you quickly realize that team members brought what was supposed to be the same data in different files. Some values just do not make sense and you must manually reconcile all data before you can proceed. The meeting that was meant to last an hour turns into a day.

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Is My Nonprofit Ready For Federal Grant Funding?

The Charity CFO

According to The Nonprofit Times, almost 80% of all nonprofit revenue comes from the US government in the form of federal grant funding or fees for services. Those numbers may be skewed by some outliers, like education, but, regardless, there is still a lot of federal money up for grabs. If you’re like most organizations, you would love to get some of that funding to put toward your mission.

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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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New INX CFO urges crypto-mainstream compatibility

CFO Dive

The company's launch last year of the the first digital security token to be registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission serves as a blueprint for other companies that may be looking to raise capital from alternative assets.

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Global ESG standard-setting gains speed

CFO Dive

CFOs seeking to provide shareholders with more sustainability data must choose from a patchwork of inconsistent measurement frameworks. Regulators and other standard setters worldwide are now building a consensus behind uniform rules for gauging sustainability.

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Pfizer, Moderna tap new CFOs outside pharma

CFO Dive

The changes in the COVID-19 vaccine-makers’ C-suites come as the recent easing of pandemic pressures will likely pave the way for more CFO and executive exits, one expert said.

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Cloud computing adds value well beyond agility, efficiency: Deloitte

CFO Dive

Companies excelling in the use of cloud computing work with three or four cloud providers rather than only one or two and do not spend much more on cloud platforms and services than their rivals, Deloitte found in a survey.

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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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SEC to take hard stand against corporate 'greenwashing'

CFO Dive

The SEC soon plans to propose rules for sustainability disclosure that will feature detailed guidelines for reporting on greenhouse gas emissions, according to SEC Commissioner Allison Herren Lee.

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SEC enforcement attorney predicts 'a lot more fraud' in crypto markets

CFO Dive

The SEC will turn to litigation if needed to achieve “clarity” as it fights abuses in cryptocurrency markets, according to an attorney in the agency’s Enforcement Division.

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CFOs see hiring woes persisting into 2023: Gartner

CFO Dive

Hiring and retaining workers, forecasting and cost-cutting are the top three most difficult tasks on CFOs’ to-do lists over the next 12 months, according to a recent Gartner survey.

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C-suite savvy key to digital transformation success, McKinsey says

CFO Dive

Many top executives are underwhelmed by the pay-off from spending on digital transformation, including after building new digital businesses within their companies.

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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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CFOs seek insights, efficiency boost from process mining

CFO Dive

CFOs during the pandemic have sped up digital transformation. Today they are especially focused on robotic process automation and complementary tools such as process mining, Gartner said.

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SPAC industry promotes myths in a 'deep fraud,' former SEC official says

CFO Dive

Promoters of SPACs have upheld several "myths" to ensure steady income from a boom in the so-called blank-check companies, according to a former senior SEC official.

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Internet of Things forces rethink of KPIs: McKinsey

CFO Dive

The Internet of Things may unlock as much as $12.6 trillion in value by 2030 if companies weave the technology into their operations, McKinsey said.

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Ongoing tech investments key to survival: Presidio CFO

CFO Dive

Presidio’s CFO and CTO share their outlook on the return on investment for tech spending, and what’s necessary for a functional tech/finance partnership.

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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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SEC busts cannabis company on fraud charges

CFO Dive

Cronos, a Canadian producer of marijuana-based products, settled with regulators over charges of faulty accounting and lax controls.

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CFOs pulled deeper into tech duties

CFO Dive

Digital transformation is another responsibility that has shifted over to CFOs, with 61% now in charge of technology budgeting, spend and approval, a recent study found.

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Adoption insight can help CFOs maximize digital transformation investment

CFO Dive

Inefficient use of technology often takes root early. Knowing why employees avoid or under use new tools can help you leverage your spend.

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ESG materiality ranges beyond ‘bottom line’: SEC official

CFO Dive

The SEC will not limit scrutiny to a company’s income statement when verifying compliance with a proposed rule requiring climate risk disclosure, an agency official said.

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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.