Strategy & operations


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    Rampant budget cuts anticipated amid recession fears

    The study by CFO.com shows that companies are planning as if a recession will happen, even if there are mixed views about the economy.

    By Feb. 3, 2023
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    Audit committee job creep taking its toll

    With internal audit committees biting off more than they can often chew, committee members across businesses are feeling the burnout. 

    By Feb. 3, 2023
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    Digital transformation, one smart step at a time

    By taking an incremental approach, CFOs can move their finance and accounting operations onto an automated, intelligent platform without letting disruption distract from their efforts to scale.

    By CFO Dive staff
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    Stripe CFO exits to handle ‘family matters’

    Dhivya Suryadevara is exiting the payments software provider on the brink of a potential IPO and deal with Amazon.

    By Feb. 3, 2023
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    Checkout.com expands into US, picks CFO from within

    Nirupam Sinha was promoted to the CFO seat as the company’s former finance chief moves on to oversee U.S. expansion.

    By Feb. 2, 2023
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    Fed slows tightening pace but signals more rate hikes to come

    Fed Chair Jerome Powell predicted that the U.S. will avoid recession in 2023 while saying the Fed should lean toward tightening too much rather than too little.

    By Feb. 1, 2023
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    Interim Illumina CFO takes permanent seat

    Joydeep Goswami’s appointment marks the executive’s first role in finance, and happens as the company faces headwinds from an acquisition last year.

    By Feb. 1, 2023
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    Biden antitrust enforcers block deals at record pace

    The FTC and DOJ are relying more on litigation and less on consent decrees in their merger enforcement approach.

    By Feb. 1, 2023
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    CFOs are focused on talent — and the return to office

    It’s becoming increasingly clear there is no “going back” fully to how we worked before the pandemic, Kathryn Kaminsky writes.

    By Kathryn Kaminsky • Feb. 1, 2023
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    Wage growth slows, blunting threat of wage-price spiral

    Federal Reserve policymakers say that a steady decline in wage growth is essential for a sustained easing of inflation.

    By Jan. 31, 2023
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    Poshmark CFO’s ‘adventurous’ career journey

    Rodrigo Brumana landed the CFO seat at Poshmark after coming to the US about 20 years prior knowing little English and having no financial experience.

    By Jan. 31, 2023
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    4 rules for CFOs cutting office space

    Trimming office space budgets has always been a quick cost-cutting solution for companies in recessionary times. Now hybrid work is complicating matters.

    By Jan. 31, 2023
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    Accountants may underestimate impact of Fed tightening: survey

    “Further monetary tightening appears inevitable,” the ACCA and IMA said as the Federal Reserve prepared for a two-day policy meeting beginning Tuesday.

    By Jan. 30, 2023
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    Ex-Pfizer CFO talks tactics for first-timers

    Frank D’Amelio, a veteran finance chief, says being ‘a player on the field’ is key for success during unpredictable times.

    By Jan. 30, 2023
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    5 questions for CFOs before selecting subscription KPIs

    Selecting the right subscription KPIs is imperative for CFOs looking to drive shareholder value.

    By Ryan Citro, Max Bulger and Benjamin Thiesen, Ernst and Young LLP • Jan. 30, 2023
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    CFO FP&A Close-up: finance function’s ‘octopus’

    Between intergenerational differences and specific skillsets, CFOs need to get a handle on how FP&A execs operate.

    By Jan. 27, 2023
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    5 CFO tips for boosting tech ROI

    CFOs are overhauling their technology budgets as inflation, slumping economic growth and other external forces jeopardize their earnings targets.

    By Jan. 27, 2023
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    How to balance growth and cash flow amid uncertain demand

    Meritech Capital partner joins Airbase CFO to discuss metrics as a framework for when to say ‘no’.

    By Jan. 26, 2023
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    KPMG primes shrinking CFO, CPA pipeline

    The shortage of accountants is one of the main concerns keeping KPMG’s Greg Engel up at night. The firm is teaming up with universities to expand the talent pool.

    By Jan. 25, 2023
  • Several states cut corporate tax rates for 2023

    Many states are competing for businesses by reducing corporate tax rates as of Jan. 1, the Tax Foundation said.

    By Jan. 25, 2023
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    Twitter headquarters landlord files unpaid rent suit

    The suit filed against Twitter comes as a surge of tech firms have announced massive layoffs along with plans to trim real estate costs.

    By Jan. 24, 2023
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    Working from home boosts working time: NBER paper

    The number of U.S. employees who work remotely has more than tripled during the pandemic. Workers who forgo a commute spend more time at work, researchers said.

    By Jan. 24, 2023
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    Tyson CFO pleads guilty to trespassing, intoxication charges: report

    John Randal Tyson pleaded guilty to charges of public intoxication and trespassing. The move marks a change from one month earlier when he pleaded not guilty.

    By Jan. 24, 2023
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    More companies report falling profit margins: NABE

    U.S. businesses in the new year face signs that the economy is cooling, including a tapering in consumer spending and a pullback in factory output.

    By Jan. 23, 2023
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    PE CFOs cite global recession as top concern: EY

    Private equity C-suite leaders cited the possibility of a global recession as their biggest worry, while talent management also remains a top priority.

    By Jan. 23, 2023
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    Stanley Black & Decker names new CFO

    Former Fortune Brands executive Patrick Hallinan joins the manufacturer as it pursues a $1.5 billion cost-saving plan.

    By Megan Ruggles • Jan. 23, 2023