2024

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Retail sales surge as economy enters Q2 spurred by spend-happy consumers

CFO Dive

After the release of the retail sales data, the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta upgraded its estimate for the annualized rate in first quarter GDP growth to 2.8% from 2.4%.

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How ERP Supports Lean Management Manufacturing

Navigator SAP

There are many ways to drive profitability in manufacturing, but one of the most widely used is the lean manufacturing methodology which focuses on cutting unneeded processes for a focus on what really matters for production. The use of a manufacturing execution system in resource planning, specifically an enterprise resource planning solution (ERP), helps manufacturers achieve the goals of a lean approach.

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A Short History of Stocks

Barry Ritholtz

Confused about where we are today? A favorite exercise is to go back to first principles to consider how we got to where we are. (That is a favorite way to find fresh insights). On the equity side, you have to go back a century or so. Equities were considered speculative endeavors, best suited for gamblers and punters. The exceptions? A handful of “Widows & Orphan” stocks, like Ma Bell, some railroads, utilities and the rare bank that was not suffering regular runs.

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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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How to Build the Ideal HR Team

HR doesn’t exist in a vacuum. This work impacts everyone: from the C-Suite to your newest hire. It also drives results. Learn how to make it all happen in Paycor’s latest guide.

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The School Bell Rings: Time for Class!

Musings on Markets

Continuing an annual ritual of long standing, ahead of starting my spring teaching at NYU starting in a couple of weeks, I would like to invite you, if you are interested, to come along for the ride. I know! I know! Most of you are not enrolled at NYU, paying nosebleed prices, and that is prerequisite to be in the classroom, but thanks to technology and a loose reading of the rules that constrain me, you can get a close approximation of the classroom experience, wherever you are in the world, wi

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Moving the needle: transformation in finance

Future CFO

In the world of business where change is constant, it is a given that the finance function rides on the waves to maximise benefits for their respective organisations. According to Gartner , it is important that finance leaders fully understand the scope of changes that genuine transformation requires, as it observes that finance transformation efforts are falling short of CFOs’ objectives in large part.

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New 5-year TIPS gets a real yield of 2.242%, 2nd highest in 15 years

Tips Watch

By David Enna, Tipswatch.com The Treasury’s auction of $23 billion in a new 5-year Treasury Inflation-Protected Security — CUSIP 91282CKL4 — resulted a real yield to maturity of 2.242%, the 2nd highest result for this term since October 2008.

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978: From Silicon Roots to Global Routes | Jeff Woolard, CFO, Velocity Global

CFO Thought Leader

Looking back at his 26 years at Intel Corp., Jeff Woolard has more than a few moments of important discernment from which to choose when we ask for a single finance strategic moment. Nevertheless, without hesitation, he takes us back in time to when the giant chipmaker was experiencing a recurring mismatch between the products that it was developing and the market’s purchasing trends—specifically in the PC sector. “If you were to map both what people wanted to buy and what we were bu

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Webinar- Optimizing Order-to-Cash to Compliance with AI

Bramasol

This webinar focuses on how companies can optimize their Order-to-Cash-to-Compliance processes by combining SAP’s latest cloud-based financial solutions to enhance efficiency and drive business value. Specific topics will focus on use cases for emerging subscription-based business models and solutions such as Order to Cash/BRIM, Revenue Accounting and Reporting (RAR), and S/4HANA cloud implementations.

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Planning Your Restaurant's Path to Profitability

Speaker: James Kahler, COO of Full Course

Ever wondered where to splurge and where to safely conserve when it comes to operating and growing your restaurant? 🤔 Join James Kahler, COO of Full Course and industry visionary, in this new webinar where he'll talk all about best practices to invest in your restaurant's success! Whether you're a new business or an established restaurant, a seasoned pro or a rookie, you'll learn the keys to sustainable success in this competitive industry.

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Weekend Reading For Financial Planners (April 6-7)

Nerd's Eye View

Enjoy the current installment of "Weekend Reading For Financial Planners" - this week's edition kicks off with the news that customer arbitration claims related to the SEC's Regulation Best Interest (Reg BI) nearly doubled between 2022 and 2023, suggesting that greater awareness among investors of the increased standards for broker-dealers and their registered representatives could lead to greater accountability for violations of the regulation.

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36% of companies plan to raise pay in 2024 amid tight labor market: BDO

CFO Dive

Although the job market has shown signs of cooling in recent quarters, CFOs aim to increase compensation this year to attract and retain employees.

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Overcoming User Resistance and Training Challenges in ERP Adoption

Navigator SAP

There are many benefits from ERP for food industry operations, especially for manufacturing operations. The benefits of ERP data analytics in manufacturing include better demand planning, tighter production schedules, and less waste, for instance.

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Danny Kahneman: What if Everything is Narrative Fallacy?

Barry Ritholtz

“Our comforting conviction that the world makes sense rests on a secure foundation: Our almost unlimited ability to ignore our ignorance.” – Daniel Kahneman The loss of Danny Kahneman is a reminder that we should review some of his work and apply them to the current market. I am fascinated by the idea of Narrative Fallacy (the term was actually coined by Nassim Taleb in “ The Black Swan “) and how it applies to pretty much ewverything.

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How Automation is Driving Efficiency Through the Last Mile of Reporting

Speaker: Jamie Eagan

As organizations strive for agility and efficiency, it's imperative for finance leaders to embrace innovative technologies and redefine traditional processes. Join us as we explore the pivotal role of digitalization and automation in reshaping what is commonly referred to as the “last mile of reporting”. We’ll deep-dive into why digitalization is no longer a choice, but a necessity for finance departments to stay competitive in a fast-paced environment touching on: 2024 trends for the Office of

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NCLT clears IndusInd International's Rs 9,650 crore bid for RCap; lenders to take 63 pc haircut

CFO News

IndusInd International Holdings had submitted its plan in June 2023 in the second round of bidding for the debt-laden company that was originally promoted by Anil Ambani.

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The Seven Samurai: How Big Tech Rescued the Market in 2023!

Musings on Markets

I was planning to finish my last two data updates for 2024, but decided to take a break and look at the seven stocks (Apple, Amazon, Alphabet, Meta, Microsoft, Nvidia and Tesla) which carried the market in 2023. While I will use the "Magnificent Seven" moniker attached by these companies by investors and the media, my preference would have been to call them the Seven Samurai.

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Early Warning Signs of Financial Trouble in Your Business

CFO Share

Whether you’re a proactive leader scanning the horizon for potential problems or a concerned entrepreneur afraid you’re already in the midst of a downturn, you need to know the early warning signs of financial trouble. Identifying these signals could be the difference between successfully navigating rough waters and going down in a shipwreck. If you can keep your cool and understand why businesses fail financially , you will be able to spot these 8 early warning signs of financial trouble in yo

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Navigating treasury trends in 2024: challenges, strategies, and the role of technology

Future CFO

The year 2024 brings a landscape of unprecedented challenges and opportunities for corporate treasurers. From the ongoing global conflicts to the lingering effects of high inflation, corporate finance professionals are gearing up to navigate an environment marked by volatility and uncertainty. Delving into the key trends shaping the treasury landscape in 2024, the focus is on themes such as staffing challenges, macroeconomic risks, technology adoption, and strategic financial management.

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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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Next week’s 5-year TIPS auction has solid appeal

Tips Watch

By David Enna, Tipswatch.com Note: I am posting this auction preview early because my I Bond buying guide will be going up Sunday morning. Keep in mind that real yields are currently highly volatile and will change by Thursday’s auction.

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Highest Paid CFOs in the World in 2024

The Finance Weekly

Big companies used to hog all the CFO action, but now even small and medium-sized businesses are jumping on the bandwagon. Why the sudden CFO craze? Well, CEOs are cluing in on the fact that having a financial expert on board can steer their ship in the right direction and spur business growth. In a nutshell, companies are starting to view CFOs as smart investments rather than just expenses.

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New SAP AI Initiatives Will Enhance Order-to-Cash to Compliance Processes

Bramasol

Previously in this series, we have explored the big picture regarding How Generative AI is Impacting the Digital Solutions Economy. In this new post, we get more granular to provide an update on how AI and Gen AI can enhance productivity, insights, and results in finance applications such as order-to-cash to compliance (OTC 2 ), along with a look at how new SAP AI initiatives are key to this transformation.

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Google to restructure finance team ahead of AI push: Reports

CFO Dive

The restructuring is the latest round of layoffs by Alphabet as the company looks to funnel more than $100 billion into AI projects.

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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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PCAOB levies record $25M fine on KPMG Netherlands for exam cheating

CFO Dive

The $25 million penalty is the largest fine of any type imposed by the auditor watchdog since it was created in 2002 following the Enron accounting scandal.

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The CFO’s role in curbing third-party cybersecurity risk

CFO Dive

With vendor-related cyber risks spiking rapidly, the stakes are too high for CFOs to treat the issue as merely an IT concern, writes cybersecurity consultant AJ Yawn.

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SEC busts company behind $300M crypto Ponzi scheme targeting Latinos

CFO Dive

Under the leadership of Gary Gensler, the SEC has intensified efforts to protect investors involved in what he calls the “Wild West” of crypto assets.

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73% of accounting students lack money for gaining CPA license

CFO Dive

To stem a talent shortage, accounting firms need to reach out to potential CPAs well before they select their college majors, according to a CPA association.

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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.