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    FASB homes in on cryptocurrency

    FASB has generally been cautious about moving to standardize accounting for bitcoin and other digital asset investments but its stance appears to be shifting. 

    By May 6, 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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    Finance automation and value creation: A new nexus

    Process efficiency is just the beginning of what CFOs are realizing finance automation can bring to their organization. 

    By CFO Dive staff
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    SEC to nearly double crypto enforcement unit

    The agency is adding 20 supervisors, investigative staff attorneys, trial counsels and fraud analysts to the team that currently has 30 dedicated positions. 

    By Robin Bradley • May 3, 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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    Architecting the future of finance for CFOs

    Connecting finance with other siloed business functions with the help of technology can significantly improve an organization's agility quotient in decision making, launching of new products and services, or in proactive action in case of a crisis.

    By Vinay Gopal Rao, VP and Strategic Business Practice Head - Finance and Accounting, Infosys BPM • 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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    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
  • Tech skills compete with finance savvy in what leadership wants in CFOs

    Digital skills are seen as the building blocks that a successful CFO needs to drive profitable growth today, research shows.

    By Ted Knutson • April 20, 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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    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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    CFOs cling to spreadsheets despite their limits as FP&A tool

    Manual processes take a lot of time but finance leaders feel they’ve invested too much in their processes to abandon Excel altogether, a survey finds.

    By Robert Freedman • April 14, 2022
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    Why real-time cost anomaly detection for your cloud is non-negotiable

    Misconfigurations can spin up the wrong number of services in an organization's cloud use, causing cost anomalies. If this spending appears small, it may go unnoticed, but the costs add up. 

    By Asim Razzaq • April 8, 2022
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    Why your maintenance capex needs more attention

    An agile approach to capex budgeting can help generate substantial return by de-risking operations. 

    By Andrew Blumenstock, Managing Director, Strategy and Transactions, Ernst & Young LLP and Loren Garruto, EY Global Corporate Finance Leader • April 4, 2022
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    Live enterprise – influencing a finance organization's evolving needs

    The promise and peril of a digital future, e.g., the dot.com boom and bust, emergence of social media and new technologies such as AI/ML, Cloud, Blockchain and IOT, have all converged.

    By Vinay Gopal Rao & Vinutha Rajendren • April 4, 2022
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    Cyber extortion surges 78% on spread of 'ransomware-as-a-service'

    Ransomware attacks are becoming more sophisticated and, at most companies, require a recovery period of more than a month, according to Palo Alto Networks.

    By March 28, 2022
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    CFOs call continuous planning key as Ukraine, inflation stir volatility

    Finance leaders that managed through the pandemic without cloud-based planning tools are prepared to remedy that as they eye new uncertainties, according to a survey.

    By Robert Freedman • March 28, 2022
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    Crypto firm Abra's new CFO digs into war for talent

    Justin McMahan joins a growing number of executives leaving more mainstream finance companies to helm the finances at crypto-focused firms.   

    By March 28, 2022
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    Minority of CFOs see metaverse transforming their companies

    While many financial executives have made big investments in cloud computing to support remote work in the pandemic, a growing number of large companies are now signaling their interest in the metaverse by filing related trademark applications.

    By March 25, 2022
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    Internet of Things forces rethink of KPIs: McKinsey

    The Internet of Things may unlock as much as $12.6 trillion in value by 2030 if companies weave the technology into their operations, McKinsey said.

    By March 22, 2022
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    Hardening cloud against 'bad actors' eclipses budget concerns: BDO

    Over the past two years of hybrid work, multiple external devices accessing company networks and the shift away from the "castle-and-moat" structure has turned the cybersecurity landscape upside down, BDO's Steve Combs said.

    By March 22, 2022
  • Green Bay Packers tapped Shopify-like online store for $65M capital raise

    The football team attracted 200,000 retail investors from all 50 states and U.S. territories and Canada to upgrade its stadium and buy a new scoreboard.

    By Robert Freedman • March 7, 2022
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    Workflow integration gives virtual cards new life

    The digital version of corporate cards is a major innovation for business but you can multiply the cards' utility by making them part of your spend management platform.

    By Thejo Kote • March 2, 2022
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    Uptick in treasurers mulling bank APIs in wake of Ukraine conflict: FinLync

    Companies are "really trying to minimize the funds they have at risk,” said Mitchell Thomas of FinLync.

    By Feb. 28, 2022
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    Frictionless accounts payable – happy customer, happy employee

    Keeping your customers and the employees that serve them happy is key for any organization.

    By Mahalakshmi Ramakrishnan, Purchase-to-Pay Global Process Owner, Capgemini's Business Services • Feb. 28, 2022
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    3 tactics to solve sales compensation concerns and improve retention

    With resignations rising among sales teams, the onus falls on finance to ensure pay structures work to entice reps to stay.  

    Feb. 28, 2022