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    Controllers hunt for workarounds to ‘continuous’ reporting, accountant shortage

    As leaders of their firms’ accounting operations, many controllers are outsourcing work and using AI to speed accounts payable and receivable tasks.   

    By Chris Gaetano • April 19, 2024
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    CEOs, CFOs can’t get non-prosecution agreement under DOJ pilot

    Criteria released by the Department of Justice April 15 lets corporate executives know if they stand a good chance of avoiding charges for coming forward with misconduct allegations.

    By Robert Freedman • April 19, 2024
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    Trendline

    CFO best practices in the evolving generative AI era

    As the initial frenzy around the launch of generative artificial intelligence subsides, a new GenAI era appears to be taking shape.

    By CFO Dive staff
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    Powell: Inflation data deny Fed ‘greater confidence’ needed to cut rates

    The Fed chair is just one of many policymakers who, in the face of persistent price pressures, has voiced no urgency in reducing borrowing costs.

    By April 16, 2024
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    Biden tax negotiator rejoins KPMG as election weighs on Pillar 2 prospects

    Although the U.S. has yet to sign on, the OECD’s new Pillar Two tax rules already apply in more than 30 countries, Michael Plowgian said.

    By April 16, 2024
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    70% of CEOs feel ready to deliver on responsible GenAI

    The intense focus on safe and ethical GenAI use comes as the technology’s rapid rise is prompting scrutiny from governments around the world.

    By April 16, 2024
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    Retail sales surge as economy enters Q2 spurred by spend-happy consumers

    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%.

    By April 15, 2024
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    How AI speeds ‘hugely time-consuming’ pricing, quote tasks

    Artificial intelligence could cut anywhere from 30% to 70% of the time businesses spend on the quote process, according to Lydia DiLiello, CEO of Capital Pricing Consultants.

    By April 15, 2024
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    Cyberattacks pose biggest business threat, small companies say

    Small businesses in professional services are more concerned about cyber risk than those in manufacturing or other services, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said.

    By April 12, 2024
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    Scribd promotes CFO to CEO following expansion push

    Scribd is tapping its former CFO for the role after moving to streamline its offerings, including breaking its document and book content into two distinct platforms.

    By April 12, 2024
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    Lack of uniform standards and disclosures a roadblock to scaling transition finance: report

    A lack of standardized definitions, metrics and transition finance instruments endorsed by international organizations threatens broader adoption, the CFA Institute said.

    By April 11, 2024
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    Inflation outruns forecasts, prompting market bets on fewer Fed rate cuts

    Futures traders cut from 56% to 17% the odds that the Fed will conclude 2024 having trimmed the main rate by more than a half percentage point.

    By April 10, 2024
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    KFC names new CFO amid push to boost sales

    The finance leadership change comes as KFC struggles with dwindling traffic in a dicey economic environment.

    By April 10, 2024
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    Hiring will likely grow even as economy slows in Q2, Q3: Conference Board

    Employment will likely remain strong as the supply and demand for labor gradually come into better balance, economists said.

    By April 9, 2024
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    Capital One’s Discover bid tops biggest Q1 tech-related deals

    The proposed Capital One-Discover merger made the list because of fintech issues that are at stake in the $35.3 billion deal.

    By April 9, 2024
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    6 tips to tackle unpaid invoices as average DSO rises to 59 days

    Monitoring and keeping DSO in check is key to preventing cash flow difficulties, Allianz Trade’s Ano Kuhanathan says. 

    By April 8, 2024
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    Companies fall short on curbing cybersecurity risks from vendors: Moody’s

    Cyberrisks are mounting, with artificial intelligence likely to increase the threat of attack in the short to medium term, Moody’s said.

    By April 8, 2024
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    Deep Dive

    Cars are king of the commute. But employers may have a once-in-a-generation chance to change that.

    A perhaps overlooked element of the return-to-office conversation: How employees get to work in the first place.

    By Ryan Golden , , April 4, 2024
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    Powell calls recent inflation, job data high but not game changers for Fed

    The central bank must balance the risks of easing monetary policy too early or too late, Powell said.

    By April 3, 2024
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    Commercial Chapter 11s jump 43% even as distress outlook eases

    Bankruptcy filings have risen for 20 months. The pace wasn’t sustainable in today's strong economy, American Bankruptcy Institute’s Chris Ward says.

    By April 3, 2024
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    Global M&A rises above ongoing headwinds

    The findings show “some light at the end of the tunnel” after a challenging year for M&A globally in 2023, according to Willis Towers Watson’s David Dean.

    By April 3, 2024
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    Return-to-office delays burden regional bank real estate portfolios

    “There's been a Frankenstein from the pandemic that's been created, and we don't know how to stop it,” TD Bank’s Gregory Carlisle said last week.

    By April 2, 2024
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    5 tips from CFOs on how to win the CFO seat: McKinsey

    Executives aiming to rise to the CFO seat have faced a bright landscape in recent years, with turnover unusually high.

    By April 2, 2024
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    Opinion

    Fixing the broken state of SaaS purchasing

    A “growth-at-all-costs” mentality has led some SaaS companies to overpromise results and obscure pricing details, writes Olive Technologies CEO Chris Heard.

    By Chris Heard • April 2, 2024
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    IPO market strengthens as economy defies recession forecasts: EY

    Investor enthusiasm for artificial intelligence may spur companies to go public in coming months, EY said.

    By April 1, 2024
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    Inflation ‘bursts’ may exceed Fed’s 2% target due to public debt: Brookings

    Policymakers face several inflationary forces, including rising spending on defense and aging populations, economists said in a Brookings paper.

    By March 29, 2024