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    ‘Hot’ job gains bolster case for aggressive Fed tightening: economists

    Payrolls grew last month at more than twice the consensus forecast, belying concerns that the U.S. economy is in recession.

    By Aug. 5, 2022
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    Just 9% of finance departments have primary ESG oversight: survey

    Evidence of loose internal controls related to environmental, social and governance (ESG) data comes as the potential cost of companies getting ESG reporting wrong are rising. 

    By Aug. 5, 2022
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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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    Tapestry Inc. CFO to serve hybrid COO role

    Tapestry CFO Scott Roe will also take on the company’s COO role, the latest in a line of CFOs who are taking on additional responsibilities.

    By Aug. 5, 2022
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    Payments companies swap out CFOs

    Amid macroeconomic pressures, FIS, PayPal, MoneyGram and Shift4 all appointed new CFOs this week. The trend may also mean they’re paying more for them.

    By Caitlin Mullen • Aug. 5, 2022
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    Remittance company MoneyGram appoints new CFO

    Brian Johnson enters the role in the wake of a pending acquisition and litigation with the CFPB.

    By Aug. 4, 2022
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    CFOs facing tight labor market revise pay, reward plans

    Companies are shifting how they attract employees as many “help wanted” signs go unanswered, Willis Towers Watson said.

    By Aug. 3, 2022
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    Presidio names former IQVIA, S&P exec as new CFO

    Manny Korakis is joining Presidio as it has benefited from a surge in demand for IT services during the pandemic.

    By Aug. 3, 2022
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    CFOs should look to digitalize employee recognition programs

    Despite mounting signs of a recession, the labor market remains robust and CFOs should consider digitalizing employee recognition programs to retain talent. 

    By Aug. 1, 2022
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    Logistics CFO taps technology, focuses on cash flow amid supply chain woes

    Transport Corp Canada’s Group CFO Venu Katta has intensified his focus on cash flow management as supply chain issues continue to hamstring the trucking industry.

    By Ramona Dzinkowski • Aug. 1, 2022
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    Business taxes in Manchin deal draw fire from Chamber of Commerce

    Tax experts have warned CFOs to be on the lookout for a renewed push from President Biden’s administration for new or higher corporate taxes. 

    By July 29, 2022
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    Time to put global payroll where it belongs – in finance

    Global payroll used to be relegated to the back office. Now it’s a strategic asset for a recession.

    July 29, 2022
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    Steady capex buoys JPMorgan economist’s recession-free outlook

    While businesses are cautious, second quarter capex levels suggest they don’t appear to be bracing for a broader contraction, according to JPMorgan’s Jim Glassman. 

    By July 28, 2022
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    Retired PwC vet appointed CFO of Sierra Madre

    Fresh from its recent acquisition of a high-grade mine in Mexico’s silver belt, Sierra Madre has appointed Kenneth Scott, formerly a partner at PwC, as its new CFO.  

    By July 26, 2022
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    Police equipment-maker Wrap taps new CFO

    Wrap Technologies expects demand for non-lethal law enforcement tools to grow as communities seek more hands-off and compassionate policing practices in the wake of the murder of George Floyd.  

    By July 25, 2022
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    Companies can benefit from employee recognition programs: Gallup

    Training managers to publicly acknowledge employees for who they are and what they do could save a 10,000-employee company up to $16.1 million in turnover costs annually.

    By July 25, 2022
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    Recession likely to begin in first quarter 2023: Fannie Mae

    The Fed will probably succeed in slowing inflation but its withdrawal of stimulus may trigger a recession early next year, economists said.

    By July 22, 2022
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    Most accountants suffer burnout: study

    A high level of chronic stress increases the rate of accounting error, prompting many companies to reopen their books after closing to fix mistakes.

    By July 21, 2022
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    C-suite savvy key to digital transformation success, McKinsey says

    Many top executives are underwhelmed by the pay-off from spending on digital transformation, including after building new digital businesses within their companies.

    By July 20, 2022
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    Confidence among CFOs, accountants falls to record low: survey

    Rising operating costs and persistent supply chain bottlenecks clouded CFOs’ outlook during the three months ending in June.

    By July 19, 2022
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    Nearly one-third of workers plan to quit: Conference Board

    Many CFOs are raising wages in order to curb near-record attrition in a highly competitive labor market.

    By July 18, 2022
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    Companies next year plan biggest average pay raise since 2008

    In order to succeed in a highly competitive labor market, companies need to consider providing non-monetary benefits such as workplace flexibility in addition to pay raises, Willis Towers Watson said.

    By July 14, 2022
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    Twitter suit details CFO, CEO caught in Musk crossfire

    Twitter’s complaint paints a picture of senior executives under pressure as they seek to cooperate with and provide information to a mercurial buyer.

    By July 13, 2022
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    Prices surge 9.1% as Fed girds for tougher inflation fight

    The jump last month in “core prices” — excluding volatile food and energy — signals that inflation was widespread. 

    By July 13, 2022
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    Trailblazing CFOs are turning rampant uncertainty into opportunity

    It’s clear that the CFOs who take a creative and nimble approach to operating their businesses will continue to fare better than those taking the more classic, slightly deliberate and conservative approach of even the more “modern” CFOs.

    By Dan Fletcher, CFO, Planful • July 12, 2022
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    Inflation knocks small business expectations to record low: NFIB

    Small businesses — a bellwether for U.S. economic trends — face persistent hiring challenges in a tight labor market.

    By July 12, 2022