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    AICPA warning on 15% tax timeline goes unheeded

    CFOs at companies on the threshold of being subject to the new tax will also need to familiarize themselves with the complex rules. 

    By Aug. 15, 2022
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    Consumer sentiment rises on improved inflation expectations

    The falling price of energy and other essential goods buoyed consumer sentiments, the University of Michigan found in a survey this month.

    By Aug. 15, 2022
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    Taking a fresh look at cash management

    By leveraging the multiplier effect of savings on valuation, cash management can be your secret weapon.  

    By CFO Dive staff
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    ‘Inflation persistence has jumped’: Richmond Fed

    Price pressures, pumped up by the pandemic and other shocks, have proven more durable in the past several quarters compared with a period beginning in 2008.

    By Aug. 12, 2022
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    Average US CFO pay jumps 16%, outpacing inflation

    The gap between U.S. and European CFO pay persists with U.S. executives making more than double their French counterparts, a Spendesk survey found.  

    By Aug. 11, 2022
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    Inflation Reduction Act may backfire: Tax Foundation

    Republicans and Democrats clash over the impact on inflation from a health care, climate and tax bill scheduled for a vote by the House.

    By Aug. 11, 2022
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    Venture lenders offer CFOs a pricey lifeline

    Venture debt remains an option for companies that have seen a number of financing paths narrow amid global economic turmoil.

    By Aug. 10, 2022
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    Inflation slows but probably not enough to deter Fed tightening

    Central bank officials say they need to see consistent signs that price pressures are falling toward their 2% target before they declare victory against inflation.

    By Aug. 10, 2022
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    Inflation anxiety hits highest level since 1979: NFIB

    Small businesses flagged several reasons for pessimism beyond price pressures, including a tight labor market and crimped supply chains, NFIB found in a survey.

    By Aug. 9, 2022
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    Companies reporting weak earnings go unpunished

    Several CFOs have announced disappointing second-quarter earnings while not triggering a decline in their company’s share price, FactSet said.

    By Aug. 8, 2022
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    Business taxes in Manchin deal draw fire from Chamber of Commerce

    Tax experts have warned CFOs to be on the lookout for a renewed push from President Biden’s administration for new or higher corporate taxes. 

    By July 29, 2022
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    Fed makes second .75 rate hike in bid to tamp down runaway inflation

    The second consecutive 75 point hike follows “worse than expected” June results, with Chairman Jerome Powell stating a strong labor market still belies a current recession.

    By July 27, 2022
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    Recession likely to begin in first quarter 2023: Fannie Mae

    The Fed will probably succeed in slowing inflation but its withdrawal of stimulus may trigger a recession early next year, economists said.

    By July 22, 2022
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    Coca-Cola CFO to take on additional role as president

    Coca-Cola CFO John Murphy will also serve as company president following retirement of current president Brian Smith.

    By July 22, 2022
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    Six U.S. states cut corporate tax rates

    Although only four states forgo a corporate income tax, six states this year have eased the tax burden on companies.

    By July 15, 2022
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    Companies next year plan biggest average pay raise since 2008

    In order to succeed in a highly competitive labor market, companies need to consider providing non-monetary benefits such as workplace flexibility in addition to pay raises, Willis Towers Watson said.

    By July 14, 2022
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    Prices surge 9.1% as Fed girds for tougher inflation fight

    The jump last month in “core prices” — excluding volatile food and energy — signals that inflation was widespread. 

    By July 13, 2022
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    Inflation knocks small business expectations to record low: NFIB

    Small businesses — a bellwether for U.S. economic trends — face persistent hiring challenges in a tight labor market.

    By July 12, 2022
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    Auditors see inflation plaguing economy for at least 12 months: CAQ

    High inflation and tight labor markets have compelled many CFOs to revise business plans during the past several months. Most audit partners see the two challenges persisting.

    By July 8, 2022
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    Fed anticipated a big rate increase later this month, minutes show

    Policymakers alarmed at their June meeting by mounting price pressures supported an aggressive pullback in stimulus to curb economic growth.

    By July 6, 2022
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    How CFOs can free liquidity from insurance 'collateral jail'

    Insurance collateral financing now offered by the 1970 Group is designed to solve a pain point that has long vexed treasurers and finance executives who opt for loss-sensitive policies to lower premiums.

    By July 5, 2022
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    IPOs worldwide plunged 46% during first half 2022: EY

    Many CFOs have held off on IPOs this year as high inflation, a pullback in monetary stimulus and sanctions following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine roiled equity markets.

    By June 30, 2022
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    Cutting commodities as inflation hedge now 'team sport': Chatham

    Companies are moving to reduce their commodities exposure to hedge against spiking inflation and recession fears, but doing so successfully means thinking about this as a “team sport,” Amol Dhargalkar, chairman of the board for Chatham Financial, said.

    By June 30, 2022
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    Fed inflation fight 'highly likely to involve some pain': Powell

    Powell committed the Fed to hitting its 2% inflation target as rising prices undermined consumer expectations and increased the odds of a recession.

    By June 29, 2022
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    Dobbs decision will cause worker retention challenges for CFOs

    The overturning of Roe v. Wade will likely lead to sweeping logistical and worker retention challenges for CFOs and employers operating across state lines, experts say. 

    By June 29, 2022
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    Fundbox CFO: Shifting product strategies could help SMBs curb inflation

    Smaller businesses must reconsider their product strategy to meet inflation challenges, Fundbox CFO Marten Abrahamsen said.

    By June 28, 2022