2024

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‘Worst’ yet to come for commercial real estate: Conference Board

CFO Dive

Many banks have pursued a policy of “extend and pretend” to avoid writing off troubled commercial real estate loans, according to a Conference Board economist.

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Why Hasn’t the California Globe Retracted Its Story?

Barry Ritholtz

@TBPInvictus here If you’re tired of California-minimum-wage-and-its-impact-on-limited-service-restaurant-employment stories, I understand. Leave this page immediately. I’m tired of it, too, but some stories are so factually challenged that they demand a response. So, allow me to address a hot mess of a story that appeared recently in the California Globe.

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Global business leaders hail PM Modi's vision amid rollout of investment plans

CFO News

Global business leaders hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of a developed India as they unveiled their investment plans for the country at the 10th edition of Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2024 which was inaugurated by the PM on Wednesday.

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BMO deepens commitment to equity and environmental sustainability with $1 million investment in Parks California

Bank of the West

BMO has announced a groundbreaking $1 million donation to Parks California, the official non-profit partner to California State Parks. This transformative grant will support the organization’s mission to provide career… Read more The post BMO deepens commitment to equity and environmental sustainability with $1 million investment in Parks California appeared first on About BMO.

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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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Freelancing Boom Goes Global

Global Finance

Use of freelancers of all types, even temporary CFOs, has mushroomed in the last five years. Here’s why more employers around the world are moving away from the full-time staff model. The surging numbers tell the story. A major hiring shift is transforming how businesses find and utilize talent and how that talent finds and establishes relationships with companies that need its skills.

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Generative AI is a game changer

Future CFO

It took me years to be skilled in financial planning and analysis. Not every finance professional can be sharp enough to detect key highlights and provide analysis for the financial statements. The basic concepts I always hold on to when it comes to financial statement analysis are as follows: The financial statements should tell the story of the period.

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The Key Differences Between a Controller and a CFO in Small Businesses

CFO Share

When building your back office, you may consider whether you need a financial controller or a CFO. The skills and responsibilities of these roles overlap, and to make matters more confusing, an underqualified CFO (yes, there are plenty out there) will perform similar to or worse than an excellent controller. Whether you are hiring full-time or fractional, knowing how these roles differ between a controller vs CFO will ensure your small business gets the financial support it needs without overspe

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Mind the trust gap: Why C-suite humility matters in the AI era

CFO Dive

If executives engage in the big issues of today without acknowledging there can be a diverse set of explanations, they risk losing stakeholder trust, PwC’s Wes Bricker writes.

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Trump’s 10% tariff would annually harm households by at least $1,700: AAF

CFO Dive

Damage from a sweeping tariff would spread beyond the U.S., “threatening key relationships with allies and inviting a global trade war,” AAF said.

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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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Fed will cut main rate before inflation falls to its 2% goal: Powell

CFO Dive

A decline in the Federal Reserve’s preferred inflation measure to 2.6% has prompted policymakers to focus more on the cooling job market, Fed Chair Jerome Powell said.

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Powell says data lift Fed confidence inflation cooling toward 2% goal

CFO Dive

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell welcomed recent inflation data, including a report that the core consumer price index rose last month at the slowest pace since early 2021.

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BofA tackles digital banking’s transaction pain points

CFO Dive

The latest CashPro platform update is designed to better address transaction-related inquiries — one of the top reasons business customers call and email the bank.

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SEC rule jumpstarts Corpay CAO’s ESG push

CFO Dive

The climate disclosure rule’s March passage helped push the payments player to double down on its ESG reporting strategy, Chief Accounting Officer Alissa Vickery said.

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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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AI powers uptick in middle-market cyberattacks

CFO Dive

“While AI is available to the good guys it’s also available to the bad guys” and it is cutting the time it takes to mount a cyberattack, RSM’s Tauseef Ghazi said.

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Scammers siphon $25M from engineering firm Arup via AI deepfake ‘CFO’

CFO Dive

Cybercriminals utilized AI deepfakes to falsely pose as Arup’s CFO and other employees, leading a staff member to transfer $25 million to Hong Kong bank accounts.

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A CFO summer playlist

CFO Dive

With summer kicking into high gear, it’s a good time to add a little finance-inspired fun — yes sometimes we all need a reminder money can be fun — to your next gathering.

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Chevron ruling adds new wrinkle to US cybersecurity efforts

CFO Dive

The Supreme Court decision could have major ramifications for federal agencies that rely on old laws to tackle digital-era policy challenges, legal analysts said.

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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 plan to raise salaries 3.9% in 2025: WTW

CFO Dive

U.S. companies are trimming salary increases as the labor market loosens, recovering from a pandemic period of high resignations, job hopping and wage gains.

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3 ESG lessons CFOs can learn from SOX compliance

CFO Dive

ESG reporting may be a relatively new challenge but there is nothing new about C-suite leaders facing “perfect storm” reporting requirements, Wolters Kluwer's Alessio Lolli writes.

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Harnessing GenAI in corporate finance: Lessons from Microsoft

CFO Dive

Finance teams deploying the technology need a "trust, but verify" approach to outputs, among other best practices, a pair of Microsoft executives write.

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Tech layoffs impact nearly 100,000 workers so far in 2024

CFO Dive

Microsoft, Google, Apple, Tesla and TikTok owner ByteDance are among more than 300 tech companies that have announced job cuts since January.

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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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Fossil names interim CFO after finance chief follows CEO out the door

CFO Dive

The watch and jewelry retailer is bringing in a Radisson Hotel and Icahn Enterprises alum as interim CFO after reporting a 22% drop in net sales for its most recent quarter.

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FASB crafts workarounds to proposed expense rule’s pain points

CFO Dive

On the heels of new crypto accounting rules, the FASB’s proposed expense standards also represent a big change for many public company report preparers.

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Almost 60% of corporate cybersecurity budgets are higher this year: report

CFO Dive

Artificial intelligence is a key focal area as organizations scramble to keep up with threat actors, the study shows.

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SEC fines NYSE’s parent $10M for failing to report cyberattack

CFO Dive

The settlement sheds light on the costs of cyberattacks that can include penalties for non-compliance with timely disclosure requirements after the events occur.

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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.