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    Cloud adopters hobbled by 'on-premises computing' mindset: McKinsey

    Making six “persistent and pernicious mistakes,” many companies waste money and fail to derive the full value from their move to cloud computing.

    By May 18, 2022
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    Will Twitter CFO keep role in Musk-led scenario?

    While Parag Agrawal referred to himself as a "lame-duck" CEO last week, the jury is still out as to whether Twitter finance chief Ned Segal will stay on if Elon Musk's deal to buy the social media giant closes.

    By May 16, 2022
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    New thoughts on rolling forecasts

    Learn how to improve your forecasting and decision-making by eliminating the artificial time horizon in this series of articles on rolling forecasts.

    By CFO Dive staff
  • Wayfair CPO shifts to CFO, chief administrative officer role

    HR pros, who often have strong leadership skills and high emotional intelligence, can be model candidates for C-suite roles, according to one executive search firm.

    By Kate Tornone • May 16, 2022
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    Companies need to align efforts at disclosure, cybersecurity: SEC attorney

    The SEC aims to protect investors from cyber-related risks by cracking down on companies that release misleading disclosures about cyberattacks, according to the top attorney in the agency’s Crypto Assets and Cyber Unit.

    By May 13, 2022
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    Lessons from the M&A front lines

    Early in the deal-making process CFOs should think big and prioritize but they also need to consider steps for setting the tone after the ink dries.

    By David Roberson • May 13, 2022
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    Inflation pounds small business optimism to 48-year low

    While the NFIB said price pressures have eroded optimism, the Federal Reserve warned that rising interest rates may complicate efforts by companies to pay off debt.

    By May 10, 2022
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    Chipotle CFO doesn't rule out more food inflation despite pause

    Finance chief Jack Hartung said the restaurant chain has raised prices by a total of about 10% for the 12 months through the first quarter compared to 2% in a typical year.

    By May 10, 2022
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    M&A success depends on 'Announcement Day' credibility

    Rising prices, higher borrowing costs, stock market volatility and other headwinds have slowed deal-making this year. CFOs considering M&A would do well to consider lessons from more than two decades of transactions, according to authors of a recently published book.

    By May 9, 2022
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    With SEC's proposed climate rules, CFOs should listen to investors

    A stakeholder-influenced materiality assessment will help business leaders comply with the SEC's proposed disclosure rules and focus their sustainability efforts.

    By Donavan Hornsby • May 9, 2022
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    Judge dismisses class action against Wells Fargo, former CEO, ex-CFO

    Investors led by a retirement fund for Hawaii state employees failed to prove the bank unjustifiably inflated loans, understated loss reserves or misstated its practices, a judge ruled Friday.

    By Robin Bradley • May 9, 2022
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    Appointment of women to Fortune 500 boards hits record high

    Boards have made strides toward greater diversity but still do not sufficiently represent some racial and ethnic groups, Heidrick & Struggles said.

    By May 6, 2022
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    Professional workers 'significantly' harder to hire, retain: Conference Board

    CFOs are offering higher pay, more generous benefits and greater workplace flexibility in order to overcome the tightest labor market in years.

    By May 5, 2022
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    Grayscale CFO's crypto guidance wishlist includes FASB stopgap

    The recently intensifying focus of regulators on cryptocurrencies comes amid dramatic growth in markets for digital assets.

    By May 4, 2022
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    Halliburton picks company veteran for CFO spot

    The oil field services giant is "appropriately viewed as a major beneficiary" of rising fossil fuel prices and oil field activity, according to a report from Cowen analysts.

    By May 3, 2022
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    Fed probably needs to curb GDP growth to 1% to quell inflation: Moody's

    CFOs navigating an unusual array of profit threats — from supply chain disruptions to the possibility of a new COVID-19 variant — may need to add stagflation to their roster of risks.

    By May 2, 2022
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    Global minimum tax compliance to take 'significant' company resources

    Forty percent of businesses surveyed by EY have considered adding headcount, outsourcing tax department operations and investing in new technology to meet BEPS 2.0 requirements.

    By May 2, 2022
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    CFOs seek insights, efficiency boost from process mining

    CFOs during the pandemic have sped up digital transformation. Today they are especially focused on robotic process automation and complementary tools such as process mining, Gartner said.

    By April 29, 2022
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    New McCarthy CFO: Jobs crisis industry's 'biggest challenge'

    Kristine Newman, recently promoted to the CFO seat at the St. Louis-based contractor, said she believes building a unified front is key to combating the labor shortage.

    By Zachary Phillips • April 28, 2022
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    Hiring, strategizing compete for CFO time: survey

    Eighty-eight percent of CFOs at private-equity backed companies surveyed said they underestimated the time it would take to migrate financial and accounting processes to a state-of-the-art enterprise resource planning system (ERP) and software stack.

    By April 28, 2022
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    Mega-cap CFOs in high demand as IPOs, retirements thin supply

    "The increased use of cash over equity in compensation packages is a sign that CFOs are in demand as companies would typically rather give equity," according to Robert Lamp of Korn Ferry. 

    By April 26, 2022
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    Profit expectations fall at US companies, NABE says

    The business outlook has grown hazier amid Federal Reserve plans to reduce stimulus, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and doubts about the stability of supply chains tied to China.

    By April 25, 2022
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    How treasurers can wade into data lakes

    Treasurers can use data lakes to centralize information, increase liquidity and reduce fraud, but finding the resources to set them up may be a challenge.   

    By April 25, 2022
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    Furniture retailers adapt to supply chain chaos

    As some retailers extend lead times and amass inventory to manage delays, they're also building sourcing relationships beyond China and Vietnam.

    By Ben Unglesbee • April 25, 2022
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    How things work around here: Keep culture in mind when going public

    The importance of keeping culture in mind for private companies making the leap to the public market. 

    By Kimberly Lanier, Director, Business Performance Improvement, and Carole Andrew, Senior Manager, Business Performance Improvement • April 25, 2022
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    Automating payment operations to get a full view of company finances

    What you need to know as you scale payment operations for your business.

    April 25, 2022