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    Deep Dive

    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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    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
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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
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    Geopolitical storm hitting company valuations differently

    Cash flow, cost of capital and other factors remain central when it comes time to determine what a business or its credit is worth to investors.

    By Robert Freedman • April 22, 2022
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    Diversity hiring gains speed in accounting: AICPA

    Companies hiring for jobs in accounting and finance increasingly value recent graduates with technological skills, AICPA said.

    By April 22, 2022
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    Most companies unable to gauge whether suppliers meet ESG goals: survey

    Companies that collect data about their suppliers can gain insights needed to influence suppliers’ behavior on carbon emissions and other sustainability goals.

    By April 20, 2022
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    Carta's aim of global private stock market starts with a good slide deck

    Since 2012, CEO Henry Ward has been using his deck to excite interest in his plan to transfer private shares digitally and then own the ecosystem of a new stock market.

    By Robert Freedman • April 19, 2022
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    CFO clout rising amid pandemic, other challenges: McKinsey

    The influence of CFOs is growing across a range of decision making, including M&A, investor relations and digital transformation.

    By April 18, 2022
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    Pay, health benefits beat flexible work in winning new hires

    While employees are swayed most by pay and bonuses, an increasing percentage of workers said healthcare and retirement benefits are key to whether they stay or go, a survey found.

    By April 18, 2022
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    CFOs eye hybrid office savings; firms grow in place

    While some companies have sought to dump office leases, others are looking to keep a lid on costs by quietly accommodating more hybrid workers in existing space.

    By April 18, 2022
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    Accounts payable: Why CFOs should pay attention

    Over one-third of your invoices have errors, and costs to process these may be up to ten times greater than a "clean" invoice.

    April 18, 2022
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    Russia-Ukraine war to stoke U.S. inflation, slow growth

    While ending a period of easy money, the Federal Reserve may have trouble reducing inflation to its 2% target without tipping the economy into a recession, the Conference Board said.

    By April 14, 2022
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    Pfizer, Moderna tap new CFOs outside pharma

    The changes in the COVID-19 vaccine-makers’ C-suites come as the recent easing of pandemic pressures will likely pave the way for more CFO and executive exits, one expert said.

    By April 12, 2022
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    Collaborative model can be a win for both company and customers

    Making money based on the customer's savings or revenue generated from the product or service is gaining steam but valuation and accounting challenges are still being sorted out.

    By Katelyn Horowitz • April 12, 2022
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    Twinkies-maker Hostess taps former Kraft Foods executive as CFO

    As many companies are focusing on diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) initiatives, Travis Leonard is one of a recently growing but still small number of Black executives tapped to fill CFO seats at public companies. 

    By April 11, 2022
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    KPIs can mislead if they're not tested against other metrics, SaaS exec says

    An initiative’s effectiveness can’t be measured on the basis of a single set of data points, according to Rob Israch of Tipalti.

    By Robert Freedman • April 11, 2022
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    Doudna's CRISPR biotech taps ex-Merrill banker as CFO

    While initial public offerings in the Americas plummeted 72% during the first quarter, Elaine Sun believes strong companies can go public even in volatile markets.

    By April 8, 2022
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    Startup turns employee phones into predictable OpEx

    Riding the device-as-a-service (DaaS) wave, Everphone saves an enterprise customer 21% on mobile device costs, the company’s CEO says.

    By Robert Freedman • April 7, 2022
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    New Sigyn CFO maps Nasdaq uplist, shelf registration strategy

    Sigyn's Jeremy Farrell is preparing to issue more shares even as some companies are shying away from tapping equity amid rising stock market volatility.

    By April 7, 2022
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    After record year, time for CFOs to rethink aggressive buybacks

    Bad timing can turn what should be a financial booster into a long-term negative ROI, a veteran management consultant says.

    By Ted Knutson • April 6, 2022
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    IPOs in Americas plummet 72% during first quarter: EY

    High inflation, stock market turbulence and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine prompted a slump in initial public offerings during the first quarter.

    By April 5, 2022
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    Automation could be end result of Starbucks buyback pause

    Although employees stand to benefit from the coffee giant’s decision to invest money in its operations, the company remains unfriendly to unionization.

    By Robert Freedman • April 5, 2022
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    Spencer Stuart's new CFO tracks Ukraine

    Christine Laurens is now a three-time CFO even as women still only accounted for 15.1% of CFOs at major companies last year.

    By April 4, 2022
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    Opinion

    3 steps to finding Zen in unmanaged spend

    Finance departments have thought of unmanaged spend as a problem rooted in how well we track purchases, enforce T&E policies and consolidate vendors, but the human element is the big factor. 

    By Adriana Carpenter • April 1, 2022
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    M&A slumps 23% during first quarter amid headwinds

    Geopolitical tensions, threats to economic growth and other risks discouraged deal-makers during the first three months of 2022, according to Refinitiv.

    By April 1, 2022