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In praise of the good CFO

CFO Dive

With the holiday season kicking off, it seems a good time to remember the CFOs who are fighting to do the right thing behind closed conference room doors

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The Best Way to Build is to Buy: Business Acquisitions in a Recession

CFO Alliance

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5 Tips to Recession Proof Your Business Budget & Financial Forecast


When you think of a business that’s recession proof, you probably imagine a company that provides the type of essential products people need regardless of the state of the economy.

Layoffs Create Pitfalls for Finance Executives Looking to Cut Costs

CFO News Room

As some U.S. companies are turning to job cuts to reduce costs, chief financial officers and other executives are navigating a host of potential stumbling blocks. While jobless claims are still historically low , U.S.-based based employers announced 33,843 job cuts in October, up 13% from September and up 48% from a year earlier, according to outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc.

Best Practices to Ace Your Close

Speaker: Nancy Wu, Head of Sales and Customer Success at SkyStem

Whether you’re on a 1-day close or a 10-day close, there are some fundamental commonalities that all strong accounting departments share when it comes to the month-end close. Please join us for an informative webinar where we share best practices that your team can implement today to ace your close.

CFOs must sharpen storytelling skills for boards

CFO Dive

CFOs must take on the role of storyteller when communicating with their boards as their focus shifts from growth and towards long-term sustainability in a pre-recession environment

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Outsource To Free Up Your Time And Save Money

The CFO Centre

Outsourcing is nearly always cheaper, more efficient, and more flexible than hiring in-house staff. You can use outsourcing to tap into expertise and experience not available in-house (technical or managerial) or to identify and then reduce the costs of support services.

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What is net zero?

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Net zero is an ideal state where the amount of greenhouse gases (GHGs) released into the earth’s atmosphere is balanced by the amount of GHGs removed. Decarbonization efforts are needed to reach net zero. McKinsey Explainers Climate change


Recession Playbook

The Reformed Broker

Let’s assume we’re going to have a recession in 2023. I don’t know if we will, but everyone seems to think so, so let’s just say. So what. What can you do to stop it? Not much. Can you change your own spending and psych yourself up to survive it? Absolutely.


How Companies Can Partner with Nonprofits

CFO News Room

In today’s ESG-focused world, there is no taboo about corporations seeking advice and partnership opportunities with nonprofits. Unfortunately, many corporations don’t know where to start.

The CFO Playbook: How to Decrease Costs & Increase Engagement

Learn how to reduce costs while simultaneously increasing employee morale.

Many CFOs are paralyzed by decision volume: Accenture

CFO Dive

An expanding scope of responsibilities — which require finance chiefs to have cross-disciplinary expertise — is slowing decision making, according to an Accenture study

How CFOs Can Improve Remote Teams with Cloud ERP

Navigator SAP

What if working remotely was exactly the same as working in the office? Cloud ERP CFO

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Frances Lawrence, CFO, FISCAL Technologies

Generation CFO

When Frances Lawrence was first brought in as Financial Director at software company FISCAL Technologies in 2019, the business was in real need of working capital to accelerate the growth curve. .

Frances Lawrence, CFO, FISCAL Technologies

CFO News Room

When Frances Lawrence was first brought in as Financial Director at software company FISCAL Technologies in 2019, the business was in real need of working capital to accelerate the growth curve. .

AFP FP&A Guide: Scenario Planning

Inflexible budgets break; scenario planning is a complementary, structured approach to creating flexibility in planning and operations. This guide presents practical, actionable steps to integrate scenario planning into y

Five new rules for CFO success

CFO Dive

“Growth” means different things to different CFOs and different companies, but the one constant is about finding a way to not only protect the business and protect the finances but to also figure out what it looks like to help the business expand

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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 — 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.


10 Wednesday AM Reads

The Big Picture

Last day of the 11th month! Enjoy the end of November with our mid-week morning train reads: • How Much Growth Can You Expect? Imagine I present to you a magical box that can turn your money into more money. The only problem is that you don’t know exactly how much more money you’ll get from this box.

November jobs report a tale of two conflicting surveys: Payroll survey shows steady job growth, but household survey shows a continued decline in employment

CFO News Room

Posted December 2, 2022 at 9:29 am by EPI Staff. Below, EPI economists offer their initial insights on the jobs report released this morning, and it was a tale of two conflicting employment surveys.

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Successful Change Management with Enterprise Risk Management

Speaker: William Hord, Vice President of ERM Services

Join us as we discuss the various tangents of data and the change management process that will help you make better risk-based business decisions to save time and money for your organization.

The digital assets journey: what business leaders should know

CFO Dive

The market for digital assets continues to evolve and rapidly, and so it’s imperative that CFOs, management and the Board are educated and engaged on the topic so that they can be prepared to meet the latest risks and opportunities that these assets can bring

Oracle EPM Clients Accelerate ESG Reporting


Helping our clients achieve their ESG goals with data-driven insights or transforming their ESG reporting processes is a priority topic globally for Qubix.


2023 Toyota Prius

The Big Picture

It is amazing to think about how Toyota blew its enormous lead in Hybrid tech, failing to launch any substantial push into EVs. The chart below shows exactly how much sales have fallen for the first hybrid EV America has fallen into — and then out of love with.

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Payroll Gains Beat Expectations, but the Pace Is Slowing

CFO News Room

Total nonfarm payrolls posted a 263,000 gain in November versus a 284,000 rise in October (revised up by 23,000), while September had an increase of 269,000 (revised down by 46,000). The November result easily beat the consensus expectation of 200,000.

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The Emerging Spend Management Sector: Simplifying Your Accounting Processes

Speaker: Spencer Falbo, Principal at Kong Basile Consulting

In this webinar, Spencer Falbo, principal at Kong Basile Consulting will teach you how Spend Management can help to automate many of your processes, making your job as an accountant more efficient.

Auto, manufacturing could be next in line for layoffs, IMA CFO says

CFO Dive

Between rising interest rates and global supply chain issues, the manufacturing and automobile industries may be next in line for workforce cuts

Come meet us in Houston!

The Reformed Broker

Hey guys, hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. Five day weekends are rare, hope yours was relaxing and fun. I’ll be in Houston for three days next week – my first time ever in that city!


Coincident State Indexes (October 2022)

The Big Picture

Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. The Coincident State Indexes for October 2022 snuck out last week right before Thanksgiving. You might have missed it during the holiday week, but it’s worth reviewing.

Zscaler, Marvell, DoorDash and more

CFO News Room

Zscaler rings the opening bell at the Nasdaq exchange in New York, March 16, 2018. Source: Nasdaq. Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading.

FASB targets improved income-tax transparency

CFO Dive

FASB is considering more stringent standards that would require companies to disclose income taxes paid to federal, state and foreign entities

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