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    How to zero in on metrics that matter

    Businesses need to think creatively when it come to choosing how they gauge success in today’s uncertain economy. 

    By Oct. 25, 2022
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    HSBC ousts CFO, picks successor from within

    Newly named CFO Georges Elhedery was formerly the bank’s co-CEO of global banking and markets. He returned from a six-month sabbatical in September.

    By Rajashree Chakravarty • Oct. 25, 2022
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    Giving your working capital plan a fresh look

    The return to more normal operations as the pandemic eases is a good time to take a fresh look at your current expenses and liabilities and whether your working-capital ratio is right for your organization. 

    By CFO Dive staff
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    More companies lag Q3 earnings estimates: FactSet

    Inflation, surging interest rates, cautious consumers and a rising dollar have eroded profits at many big companies.

    By Oct. 24, 2022
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    CFO stressors: Sounding the alarm after suicide

    Gustavo Arnal’s death has led to new conversations around C-suite mental healthcare and the rising pressures challenging even the most battle-tested finance leaders.

    By Oct. 24, 2022
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    The CFO’s strategic contributions keep expanding

    Reimagining the CFOs Role, From Automation and Cloud to ESG and Talent Management

    Oct. 24, 2022
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    Hybrid work ushers HR onto CFO-CIO tech team

    The complexity of hybrid work is fostering closer cross-department collaboration — especially on technology procurement and rollouts.

    By Oct. 21, 2022
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    FTC redoubles Biden fight against ‘junk fees’

    The White House seeks to wipe out hidden charges levied by companies involved in more than two dozen industries.

    By Oct. 21, 2022
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    35% of retail execs to clear inventory: study

    Over one-third of executives surveyed said their companies are deeply discounting or taking other measures to get rid of excess inventory.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Oct. 21, 2022
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    Baker Hughes appoints CFO, warns on inflation

    The Houston-based oil services giant snapped up Nancy Buese from Newmont Mining, naming her as their new chief financial officer. 

    By Oct. 20, 2022
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    Opinion

    Tackling the build versus buy forecasting dilemma

    The rise in economic volatility is increasing the need for better decisions when it comes to acquiring and interpreting forecasting data.

    By John Frechette • Oct. 20, 2022
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    Recession to start in Q2 2023, Fitch says

    Warnings of a possible downturn are increasing amid a steady withdrawal of monetary stimulus, a slump in the housing market and a weakening in retail spending.

    By Oct. 19, 2022
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    3 ways CFOs can utilize ERP as recession hedge

    Strong enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems can help businesses prepare to survive an impending and potentially inevitable recession.

    By Oct. 19, 2022
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    Supply chain partnerships key for the modern CFO

    Between advancing ESG reporting requirements and the modernizing CFO seat, developing strong supply chain partners is key for CFOs to find and utilize the right data.

    By Oct. 18, 2022
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    7 CFO tips to prepare for SEC climate risk rule

    CFOs should not delay putting in place the staff, technology and processes needed to comply with an imminent SEC rule requiring detailed disclosure on climate risk.

    By Oct. 18, 2022
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    ESG backlash unlikely to derail SEC climate risk rule

    SEC Chair Gary Gensler faces growing resistance to the agency’s proposal that companies provide detailed disclosures on carbon emissions.

    By Oct. 17, 2022
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    Beyond Meat taps insider for CFO, slashes workforce

    Lubi Kutua will take on the struggling company’s CFO seat as it moves to cut down its workforce.

    By Oct. 17, 2022
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    Jamie Dimon isn’t the only bank CEO expecting a recession: KPMG

    Some 85% of bank chiefs believe the U.S. is headed for recession in the next 12 months, the accounting giant found in its annual CEO outlook. Nearly half see layoffs in the next six months.

    By Gabrielle Saulsbery • Oct. 14, 2022
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    Squarespace poaches new CFO from Amazon

    Nathan Gooden is the latest is a string of Amazon finance leaders who have left the retail giant to move on to other comparatively smaller companies.

    By Oct. 13, 2022
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    Crises demand resilience plans from CFOs

    CFOs need new ways to prepare for crises, with resilience plans, and the storied Waffle House Index part of a mix of long and short-term tactics coming into focus. 

    By Oct. 13, 2022
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    Global hazards outstrip corporate risk preparations

    Less than half of respondents rated their companies’ approach to risk-management as “mature” or “robust,” according to the report.

    By Oct. 12, 2022
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    Recession to start this quarter: Fannie Mae

    Rising interest rates are undercutting economic growth and increasing the risk of a financial crisis in coming quarters, according to Fannie Mae economists.

    By Oct. 12, 2022
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    Think before ditching retiree healthcare benefits

    The cost of traditional retiree healthcare coverage is about $1,000 monthly for those not yet eligible for Medicare, according to Trevis Parson, chief actuary at WTW.

    By Oct. 11, 2022
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    SPAC backing Trump media delays merger vote

    Digital World seeks time to gain formal SEC approval for its tie-up with Trump’s media company as the agency investigates potential illegal behavior in their merger negotiations.

    By Oct. 11, 2022
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    XPO Logistics names new CFO, approves spin-off

    Carl Anderson will take the financial helm in November, ahead of the anticipated completion of the planned spin-off.

    By Oct. 11, 2022
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    Strong dollar slams companies’ Q3 earnings

    Rising interest rates in the U.S. and market volatility may sustain demand for the dollar, which has soared 18% against a basket of currencies in 2022.

    By Oct. 10, 2022