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    M&A spurred share price gains during Q4: WTW

    Five trends in deal-making will likely unfold in 2023, including a focus on purchases less than $1 billion and on “friend-shoring” to reduce geopolitical risks to supply chains, WTW said.

    By Jan. 11, 2023
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    EY consulting arm poaches Cargill CFO

    Ernst & Young is moving forward with a “soft separation” of its audit and consulting arms, appointing Jamie Miller to the CFO seat of what will be a new public entity.

    By Jan. 11, 2023
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    Trendline

    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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    Cargill CFO moves on amid C-suite reshuffling

    The agribusiness giant is searching for a permanent CFO as a new CEO starts.

    By Jan. 10, 2023
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    Small business optimism falls, recession expected

    Owners of small businesses ranked inflation as their top challenge, “lamenting” rising costs that have compelled them to increase prices, the NFIB found in a survey.

    By Jan. 10, 2023
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    Profit estimates slump for Q4: FactSet

    Earnings forecasts for U.S. companies fell, FactSet said, after the Fed’s aggressive effort to curb inflation increased borrowing costs and dimmed prospects for economic growth.

    By Jan. 9, 2023
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    Comcast insider steps into CFO role

    The Philadelphia-based telecommunications company promoted from within as the company faces a shrinking viewership base.

    By Jan. 9, 2023
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    The underlying tensions causing knowledge gaps for CFOs

    How to recognize and avoid the insight gaps keeping your company from reaching peak potential.

    Jan. 9, 2023
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    Five ways to combat CFO burnout

    CFO burnout can lead to heavy company losses. There are ways to avert work fatigue.

    By Dawn Wotapka • Jan. 6, 2023
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    Deep Dive

    4 CFO trends to watch in 2023

    Fed efforts to curb inflation, an imbalance in the demand and supply of workers and clarification of accounting standards are among the CFO trends this year.

    By , Jan. 6, 2023
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    How CFOs can purge quiet quitters

    As finance leaders grapple with labor shortages and talent woes, establishing a strong culture of performance management is key, a Stanton Chase executive says.

    By Jan. 6, 2023
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    Recession seen as likely by SMEs: JPMorgan

    Despite some recession-watch contrarians, the JPMorgan survey findings dovetail with a growing number of forecasters penciling a downturn into their 2023 calendars. 

    By Jan. 5, 2023
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    Stitch Fix latest tech firm to cut workforce

    The online personal styling service announced it will reduce its workforce by about 20% in a company-wide memo from founder Katrina Lake.

    By Jan. 5, 2023
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    Invest in investor relations, former Cameo CFO says

    In order for companies to position themselves for a successful IPO, focusing on IR teams early  is key, according to Deb Schwartz.

    By Jan. 5, 2023
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    Bed Bath & Beyond warns options include bankruptcy

    The Union, N.J.-based company has faced a range of external and internal challenges stemming in part from inventory constraints, credit limits and the death of its CFO in September.

    By Jan. 5, 2023
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    Stock buyback tax looms over SPACs

    The new 1% excise tax on share buybacks —  effective Jan. 1 —  threatens to ding special purpose acquisition companies as the SPAC market has all but dried up.

    By Jan. 4, 2023
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    Digital Realty promotes exec to CFO seat

    Digital Realty’s Matt Mercier will take the CFO seat as its former financial head moves to the CEO role.

    By Jan. 4, 2023
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    Social media can funnel candidates into the hiring process — but not replace it

    Employers can use social media to tell prospective candidates a story, sources said, but HR must beware of potential pitfalls.

    By Jen A. Miller • Jan. 4, 2023
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    How Gen-Z’s appetite for change can help employers

    As economic uncertainty persists, organizations can look to Gen-Z as a vehicle toward the change they need.

    By Dec. 21, 2022
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    CFOs in 2023 plan to keep pay raises below inflation: Fed

    CFOs are pessimistic about the economic outlook but predict slightly higher growth next year than Federal Reserve estimates.

    By Dec. 21, 2022
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    Opinion

    CFOs must still run tight ships in ‘23: S&P Global’s finance chief

    With 2023 poised to be a transitional year, CFOs need to run tight ships while still making sure their businesses are ready to seize opportunities when markets turn.

    By Ewout Steenbergen • Dec. 21, 2022
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    IPO proceeds plunge 94%: EY

    Investors sizing up prospects in the sluggish IPO market in 2023 will favor companies with “resilient” business models, EY said.

    By Dec. 20, 2022
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    Shifting retirement plan climate calls for CFO attention: WTW

    As resources to fund retirement plans are expected to grow scarcer next year, companies must be nimble and share a clear vision when shaping retirement plan offerings.

    By Dec. 20, 2022
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    CFOs cast wider nets for currency hedges

    Companies have traditionally relied on such hedging instruments as forward currency contracts, options and swaps. Now many are looking beyond the tried and true.

    By Ramona Dzinskowski • Dec. 20, 2022
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    Fed may cut rates in mid-2023: Fannie Mae

    The U.S. economy will likely enter a mild recession during the first quarter after a slump in manufacturing and consumer spending, according to Fannie Mae economists.

    By Dec. 19, 2022
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    Recession could introduce ‘big unknown’ to CFOs’ tax outlook

    So long as the U.S. economy averts a deep recession, KPMG’s Greg Engel says financial executives can likely expect a steadier tax climate and no major new tax laws to 2023.

    By Dec. 19, 2022