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    SPAC industry promotes myths in a 'deep fraud,' former SEC official says

    Promoters of SPACs have upheld several "myths" to ensure steady income from a boom in the so-called blank-check companies, according to a former senior SEC official.

    By Feb. 2, 2022
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    Fewer companies plan to hold cash this quarter: survey

    More companies plan to deploy cash this quarter compared with Q4. They intend to grow their businesses, pay down debt and improve employee hiring and retention.

    By Feb. 1, 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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    CFOs slow to upgrade cash tracking despite pandemic: Forrester

    Aligning accounts payable and accounts receivable can reduce fraud, increase agility and spark profit-boosting insights. Yet few companies are seizing on the opportunity.

    By Jan. 31, 2022
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    Opinion

    Treasury doesn't have to lose out to FP&A on forecasting

    The two teams bring complementary strengths that can be leveraged if they work together.

    By Bob Stark • Jan. 28, 2022
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    Inflation will persist through 2023 even if pandemic fades: Conference Board

    Federal Reserve efforts to curb inflation will probably collide against several inflationary forces, including reshoring of production and shortages of both workers and semiconductors.

    By Jan. 27, 2022
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    CFOs need to change how they discuss inflation: Gartner

    Rising price pressures have pushed inflation toward the top of agenda items during earnings calls, prompting some needed changes in tactics by CFOs.

    By Jan. 26, 2022
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    CFOs 'managing blind' the rising pressure for ESG gains: Accenture

    Companies lack the expertise and consistent metrics for satisfying growing investor demand for sustainable operations.

    By Jan. 25, 2022
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    CFOs to use debt issuance for M&A, refinancing in 2022: Moody's

    Companies are in “savings mode” and well prepared for both M&A and riding out turbulence in financial markets, Moody’s said.

    By Jan. 21, 2022
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    CFOs, accountants vexed by surging operating costs

    CFOs and other financial executives express rising concern about increasing prices for transport, energy and other costs, a survey found.  

    By Jan. 20, 2022
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    Companies ignoring employee demands will falter: Fink

    A tight labor market has strengthened workers’ clout, compelling corporate leaders to increase pay and benefits or risk underperformance, according to BlackRock CEO Larry Fink.

    By Jan. 18, 2022
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    Deep Dive

    8 CFO tips for pursuing M&A amid dealmaking 'fever'

    M&A will probably surge this year after a record 2021, and CFOs who want to prevail in the highly competitive market should follow several best practices.

    By Jan. 14, 2022
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    Inflation 'skyrocketing' as C-suite worry: Conference Board

    Price pressure has surged into the top ranks of CFO concerns, drawing more attention than anytime in nearly nearly 40 years, surveys show.

    By Jan. 13, 2022
  • Inflation to 'remain very elevated' in 2022: Furman

    A persistent imbalance between supply and demand and labor shortages will likely push inflation in 2022 above Fed forecasts for the second consecutive year, former White House economist Jason Furman said.

    By Jan. 10, 2022
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    CFOs chase down payments, eye inventory, grip cash amid halting recovery

    After realizing a win by reducing the average days to payment, financial executives are looking to rationalize inventory, according to Craig Bailey of The Hackett Group.

    By Jan. 10, 2022
  • Pension plans gain while facing headwinds in 2022: Goldman

    Companies this year will likely “de-risk” their pension plans by shifting more capital into fixed-income assets, Goldman Sachs Asset Management said.

    By Jan. 7, 2022
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    M&A in 2021 lifts buyers' stock prices most in five years

    Companies pursued a record number of large deals last year while scoring market gains, according to a study by Willis Towers Watson.

    By Jan. 6, 2022
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    IPOs surge to record in 2021 with most issuers hitting target price: EY

    Fiscal stimulus, low interest rates and abundant capital are some of the forces driving a robust market in initial public offerings.

    By Dec. 22, 2021
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    5 CFO tips for adjusting wages to high inflation, labor shortages

    CFOs eager to attract and retain workers and overcome labor shortages can follow five strategies to raise compensation and sustain profits.

    By Dec. 21, 2021
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    Regulators warn of legal risks to companies that botch LIBOR transition

    “More work remains to be done” on the imminent phase-out of LIBOR to reduce the risk of market instability, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said.

    By Dec. 17, 2021
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    M&A boom will surge into 2022: KPMG

    Easy money, labor shortages and ample investment capital will probably stoke dealmaking next year well beyond 2021 levels, KPMG says.

    By Dec. 13, 2021
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    Companies plan 3.9% wage boost in 2022, highest rate since 2008

    A surge in consumer prices this year may have already created a wage-price spiral causing still higher inflation.

    By Dec. 7, 2021
  • Inflation to exceed Fed's 2% target for three years: NABE survey

    CFOs face an especially murky outlook for 2022 as the omicron virus variant spreads, inflation flares at the highest level in 30 years and job market surveys signal both weakness and strength.

    By Dec. 6, 2021
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    80% of companies passing on rising costs to consumers: Fed survey

    CFOs face twin inflationary threats from labor shortages and disrupted supply chains. Their response: raise prices.

    By Dec. 3, 2021
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    Fed's Quarles backs faster cuts in stimulus, citing inflation

    The Fed may need to take extra measures to tighten monetary policy if inflation in the spring still exceeds 4%, Quarles said.

    By Dec. 2, 2021
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    Small businesses raise wages at record pace

    As inflation rises and "help wanted" signs go unanswered, CFOs are raising wages at the fastest rate in many years.

    By Dec. 1, 2021