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    Role clarity is key to fractional CFO pay

    Contract finance executives must understand the services they truly offer in order to charge — and be paid — what they’re worth, Joe Woodard said Sunday at his firm’s accounting tech conference.

    By Chris Gaetano • June 21, 2024
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    Homebuilding sags to four-year low, stifled by higher-for-longer rates

    Mortgage activity last month slumped 8.5% compared with April and 7.3% compared with May 2023, Freddie Mac said Thursday.

    By June 20, 2024
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    Workforce wages: solving the cost-talent puzzle

    In today’s strong labor market, CFOs leery of raising wages find creative ways to find and retain key employees.

    By CFO Dive staff
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    IRS aims to end ‘shell game’ by partnerships, targets $50B extra in taxes

    Tax dodging by complex partnerships “has been overlooked for more than a decade,” IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel said Monday.

    By June 17, 2024
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    In-house counsel compensation rose 4%, in line with inflation

    Median compensation for in-house counsel rose modestly this year as the incidence of signing bonuses declined.

    By Justin Bachman • June 14, 2024
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    FASB’s environmental credit rules recall crypto debate

    Like crypto rules FASB recently finalized, the environmental credit accounting standards would provide specific guidance where GAAP is currently silent.   

    By June 13, 2024
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    Fed trims 2024 rate forecast to one cut, holds borrowing costs steady

    The Fed decision followed a report that inflation last month rose less than economists predicted and at the slowest pace since 2021.

    By June 12, 2024
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    Small business uncertainty rises as Fed mulls ‘higher-for-longer’ rates

    Fed officials in a meeting Wednesday will likely downgrade from three to two their median projection for the number of quarter-point cuts in the federal funds rate this year, according to futures traders and economists.

    By June 11, 2024
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    FASB seeks comment on narrow hedge accounting fix

    Despite a unanimous vote, some board members expressed concern the proposed improvements to GAAP hedging guidance do not go far enough.  

    By June 5, 2024
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    Forecasts for Fed rate cuts probably too optimistic, Summers says

    “I don’t think we’re on a convincing trajectory to the 2% inflation target” set by the Federal Reserve, Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers said.

    By June 4, 2024
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    Most M&A buyers would pay 3% extra for a company with a good ESG profile

    ESG is playing a bigger role in dealmaking than ever before, Deloitte said.

    By June 3, 2024
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    NY Fed President Williams forecasts hitting 2% inflation goal in 2026

    Price pressures will likely fall during the second half of 2024 as demand declines into better balance with supply, Williams said.

    By May 30, 2024
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    ‘Worst’ yet to come for commercial real estate: Conference Board

    Many banks have pursued a policy of “extend and pretend” to avoid writing off troubled commercial real estate loans, according to a Conference Board economist.

    By May 29, 2024
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    ‘Higher-for-longer’ rates saddle companies with $381B in added costs

    "The new higher-interest-rate environment might trigger a decaffeinated repeat of the 2008 financial crisis,” according to a partner at Baringa.

    By May 28, 2024
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    Gensler slams crypto after House passes bill opening ‘regulatory gaps’

    A growing number of companies in the U.S. and elsewhere have turned to digital assets as an alternative to conventional currencies, according to Deloitte.

    By May 24, 2024
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    Economists bump up 2024 core PCE inflation forecast to 2.7%: NABE

    Fed officials reiterated Monday that before trimming borrowing costs they need more confidence that price pressures will steadily decline.

    By May 20, 2024
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    GDP growth to sink below 1% amid ‘serious headwinds’: Conference Board

    Several recent signals from the economy suggest that the expansion is slowing after defying recession predictions in 2023.

    By May 17, 2024
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    First-time CFO looks to sharpen Kyriba’s FP&A approach

    Adam Drew in March became the San Diego, California-based treasury and finance platform provider’s first permanent CFO in more than a year. 

    By May 16, 2024
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    Inflation cools, reassuring Fed after unexpectedly hot gains in Q1

    The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note fell on investor speculation that slower inflation will prompt the Fed to sooner cut borrowing costs.

    By May 15, 2024
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    Powell sees longer inflation fight, ‘very small’ odds of Fed rate hike

    “We have the highest interest rates in some time,” Powell said Tuesday. “The question is, ‘is it sufficiently restrictive?’”

    By May 14, 2024
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    Cybersecurity ops budgets expected to climb: KPMG

    The average annual budget for SOCs — a one-stop shop for managing cyber threats — is $14.6 million, according to a KPMG survey of large firms.

    By May 14, 2024
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    Inflation to slow, settling close to Fed target in 2025: Wolters Kluwer

    The forecast that price pressures will fall aligns with a 13% decline this month in sentiment among consumers, who fuel roughly 70% of economic growth.

    By May 10, 2024
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    Fed likely to hold rates high before cutting twice in Q4: Conference Board

    Central bank officials this week have signaled that strength in hiring and economic growth may prompt the Fed to keep interest rates high longer than previously expected.

    By May 8, 2024
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    AI-driven cash flow management startup gets $15M boost

    Panax is among companies that say they’re seeing high demand for finance automation tools as businesses try to navigate an uncertain economic environment.

    By May 8, 2024
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    Opinion

    Why collections need more CFO love in today’s cash-hungry market

    With higher rates and an uncertain economy, many companies are paying invoices late because they don’t know when capital will be available next, Capchase’s Przemek Gotfryd writes.

    By Przemek Gotfryd • May 3, 2024
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    Auditoria.AI’s ‘human-in-the-loop’ option targets automation-wary finance teams

    When it comes to new technologies, CEO Rohit Gupta sees CFOs and their finance teams as “fast followers” rather than early adopters.

    By May 1, 2024