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    Bed Bath & Beyond files to raise $300M in market

    In spite of the struggling retailer’s creative efforts to raise capital, Morningstar analysts wrote Thursday that they still expect the firm to eventually declare bankruptcy. 

    By March 30, 2023
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    Business spending outlook ‘deteriorated’: Fed CFO survey

    CFOs were planning to reduce expenditures before turmoil in the banking system threatened to provoke a credit tightening.

    By March 29, 2023
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    Workforce wages: solving the cost-talent puzzle

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

    By CFO Dive staff
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    FASB maps ‘one-stop shop’ expense disclosure proposal

    The proposed expense disclosures could be costly for companies. The FASB has been considering the more stringent standards for at least two decades.

    By March 29, 2023
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    Women CFOs: Raising their hands

    From promotions amid pregnancies, fake engagement rings and surprise opportunities, these women leaders have faced highs and lows on their way to finance leadership.

    By March 29, 2023
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    CFO churn persists with FleetCor, Corcentric

    Payments companies FleetCor and Corcentric are the latest to name new CFOs as churn in the industry continues.

    By March 29, 2023
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    Experts warn against ransomware complacency

    Despite reports of fewer ransomware-related cyber insurance claims and decelerating premiums in 2022, experts say the threat is still serious and evolving.

    By March 28, 2023
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    PCAOB proposes updated standards, faster audit filing

    The audit watchdog aims to update and unify interim standards created 20 years ago, aligning its rules with new independence requirements and advances in technology.

    By March 28, 2023
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    Embattled EV maker Nikola promotes insider to CFO

    The EV maker’s CFO is stepping down following managerial turmoil in recent years.

    By March 28, 2023
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    Bank failures could cause SMB credit crunch

    “The current banking crisis could directly lead to a small business crisis if they are not able to quickly access the capital they need to sustain and expand their operations,” Biz2Credit’s CEO said.

    By Anna Hrushka • March 28, 2023
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    Talent shortage frustrates internal auditors

    As AI swiftly extends the finance function’s potential for efficiency, audit leaders are concerned about the lack of skilled workers to support new advancements.

    By March 27, 2023
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    Luckin Coffee’s ‘revenue reckoning’ takeaways

    The Beijing-based company was initially viewed as a kind of David poised on its home turf to take on the Goliath of the coffee world — Starbucks — in China.

    By March 24, 2023
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    Banking turmoil may trigger recession: Fannie Mae

    Small- and mid-size banks will likely tighten credit in the coming months, increasing the odds of a downturn this year, economists said.

    By March 24, 2023
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    Hindsight 2020: An unlikely road to Snowflake’s CFO seat

    From a travel excursion to Italy to uncovering massive fraud, Mike Scarpelli had his fair share of challenges on his way to the CFO seat.

    By March 23, 2023
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    ESG poised to gain traction as CFO priority: Gartner

    Many organizations are shifting away from a purely “risk management” approach to ESG and are viewing it as a way to attract customers, investors and talent — a trend that will only increase in coming years, according to Gartner.

    By March 23, 2023
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    NFL poaches NBC Sports CFO

    Christine Dorfler is departing from her 20-year tenure at NBCUniversal to fill the CFO shoes of an NFL C-suite veteran.

    By March 22, 2023
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    Fed hikes main rate by quarter-point, notes ‘resilient’ banking system

    The central bank tightened borrowing costs despite banking instability as inflation persists well above its 2% target.

    By March 22, 2023
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    Papa Johns CFO resigns

    Ann Gugino, who has been at the pizza chain since 2020, is leaving effective May 31. Papa Johns has begun a search for a permanent CFO. 

    By Julie Littman • March 22, 2023
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    Fed likely to hike main rate despite banking turmoil: economists

    Banks will likely reduce lending in coming months, complementing Fed efforts to cool the economy while increasing the risk of recession, economists said.

    By March 21, 2023
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    Accountants head overseas for talent

    The lure of sexier jobs in the tech sector has cut into the number of U.S. students pursuing accounting careers. Looking abroad for talent may be the next best move.

    By March 21, 2023
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    Travel + Leisure CFO talks uptick in travel, bleisure

    Despite headwinds on travel from the pandemic, CFO Mike Hug has continued to capitalize on new opportunities within the industry.

    By March 20, 2023
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    2 growth blockers too big to ignore

    Data and human limitations cap your ability to drive revenue. It’s time for AI to help us break through.

    March 20, 2023
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    Mattel CFO sees movie tie-in boosting Barbie sales

    The iconic El Segundo, California-based toymaker had a tough 2022 but CFO Anthony DiSilvestro expects the outlook to improve and says parents will always prioritize spending on their children.

    By Chris Gaetano • March 17, 2023
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    SVB’s parent company files for bankruptcy protection

    The move will allow SVB Financial Group “to preserve value as it evaluates strategic alternatives” for venture-capital business SVB Capital and broker-dealer SVB Securities, the company said.

    By Dan Ennis • March 17, 2023
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    How ERP modernizations fare amid cost cutting

    Some companies are pausing or delaying ERP implementations. But projects moving ahead face sharper scrutiny than before.

    By Jen A. Miller • March 17, 2023
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    Skechers CFO expects lower 2023 shipping pricing

    When it comes to gross margins, Skechers’ CFO John Vandemore says last year wasn’t his “proudest.” But he’s now prioritizing inventory management which he called “crucial” to protecting margins.

    By March 16, 2023