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    93% of firms use a mix of ESG standards, thwarting uniformity efforts: IFAC

    The spotlight on confusion from a jumble of ESG frameworks comes just days before a vote on an SEC rule aimed at ensuring uniformity in climate disclosure.

    By March 4, 2024
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    Fed’s key inflation measure rose in January, validating high-rate hold

    Policymakers have refrained from declaring sufficient progress in their fight against inflation, pushing back by several months market expectations for a rate cut.

    By Feb. 29, 2024
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    Workforce wages: solving the cost-talent puzzle

    In today’s strong labor market, CFOs leery of raising wages find creative ways to find and retain key employees.

    By CFO Dive staff
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    Consumer confidence falls, breaking three-month rising streak

    Spending by consumers is showing signs of sputtering after propelling better-than-expected economic growth last year.

    By Feb. 27, 2024
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    SaaS license waste tops IT spend challenges

    Hasty software purchasing during the pandemic led to bloated tech stacks that are now ripe for trimming.  

    By Feb. 27, 2024
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    Economists predict 2.2% GDP growth, outstripping prior 2024 forecast: NABE

    Data on the job market, and consumer and producer prices, suggest the Fed may need to keep the main interest rate at a 40-year high longer than markets anticipated.

    By Feb. 26, 2024
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    Lufthansa CFO to step down amid board reshuffle

    The airline is overhauling its executive leadership team in the face of repeated labor strikes by its ground staff in its home country of Germany.

    By Feb. 23, 2024
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    IRS targets ‘under the radar’ misuse of corporate jets: Werfel

    The IRS has stepped up tax enforcement since Congress approved a $80 billion funding boost in 2022.

    By Feb. 22, 2024
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    More than half of accountants make several errors each month: Gartner

    Accountants with excessive workloads tend to err through manual mistakes, lax review of records or misinterpretation of data, Gartner said.

    By Feb. 21, 2024
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    M&A to rise, buoyed by ready cash, solid profits, stable economy: McKinsey

    CFOs will sooner reach strategic goals through deal-making than through organic growth, McKinsey said.

    By Feb. 20, 2024
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    ‘Maverick’ SaaS spending by workers can waste millions: Vertice

    A company with more than 2,000 employees wasted, on average, as much as $4.3 million on underutilized SaaS licenses in 2023.

    By Feb. 20, 2024
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    Honeywell exec upbeat on warehouse automation trends

    Rising e-commerce shipments and ongoing labor shortages are among macrotrends that are favorable to the market.

    By Feb. 20, 2024
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    Investors rank securing talent as top corporate priority in 2024: EY

    Corporate directors and investors differ when identifying the biggest issues this year, with directors focusing more on the economy and capital allocation, EY said. 

    By Feb. 16, 2024
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    Werfel defends IRS against Republican efforts to slash funding

    Before the approval of $80 billion in extra funding in 2022, the Internal Revenue Services fielded just one examiner for every 150 of the largest tax filers, IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel said.

    By Feb. 15, 2024
  • Boeing CFO expects 2H24 production resurgence, cites ‘uncertain moment’

    The aerospace company is grappling with the implications of last month’s midair door plug blowout that shocked travelers and sparked an FAA audit.

    By Feb. 15, 2024
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    Want a remote accounting or finance gig? It could be your lucky year.

    The accounting and finance job category rose to take second place in FlexJobs’ 2024 ranking of the strongest fields for work-from-home roles.

    By Feb. 14, 2024
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    Inflation edges up, pushing back forecast of first Fed rate cut

    Futures traders now see a 52% probability that policymakers in June will cut the federal funds rate from its current peak level between 5.25% and 5.5%.

    By Feb. 13, 2024
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    AI dominates CFOs’ 2024 budget hike plans

    The vast majority (90%) of finance leaders are projecting higher AI budgets in the coming year, with none planning a reduction, Gartner found.

    By Feb. 13, 2024
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    Auditors should follow tougher standards for identifying fraud: IAASB

    A proposal for stricter rules by the global standard setter for corporate audits follows what it says is a rash in fraud cases in recent years.

    By Feb. 12, 2024
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    PayPal cost-cutting likely to persist

    The digital payments pioneer’s expense reductions may take years to benefit the company’s bottom line as management resets the business strategy.

    By Lynne Marek • Feb. 12, 2024
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    CEO optimism hits two-year high as inflation cools: Conference Board

    More than one out of three top executives believe the economic outlook will brighten during the next six months, according to a Conference Board and Business Council survey.

    By Feb. 9, 2024
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    Minority CPAs drop 26% after 150-hour rule: MIT

    Proponents of the more onerous rule say it raises the quality of accounting services. The study’s authors found “scant evidence.”

    By Feb. 9, 2024
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    Yellen backs legislation to avert AI threat to financial stability

    Testimony by the Treasury Secretary follows a pledge by the Biden administration to seize on the benefits of artificial intelligence while containing its risks.

    By Feb. 8, 2024
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    Walgreens names permanent CFO in management shakeup

    The pharmacy chain’s recently-installed CEO announced executive team changes as the company looks for a fresh start after financial struggles.

    By Feb. 8, 2024
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    IRS to collect $561B more in tax revenue with new enforcement funds

    The Treasury highlighted the payoff from stepped up funding for IRS enforcement as Republicans seek to cut the agency budget.

    By Feb. 7, 2024
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    Earnings season CFO moves pile up: Prudential, H&R Block

    Announcing CFO exits and entrances during earnings season can pave the way to a smooth transition — but there can be downsides.

    By Feb. 7, 2024