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    The 6 a.m. CFO: How York Solutions’ Donna Ebeling Starts Her Day

    “I find you cannot replace face-to-face meeting time. That time is truly priceless.”

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    Stretto CFO Peter Bonfiglio: Learn to Be a Good Storyteller

    “[After my first job] I learned quickly that fast-growing companies generate more career-growth opportunities than more mature firms.”

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    Women Continue Their Gains at the CFO Position: Study

    The number of women CFOs at Fortune 500 and S&P 500 companies climbed to nearly 19% in 2023, according to Crist|Kolder.

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    1 in 4 Employees Say Financial Stress Lowers Their Productivity: Report

    Thirty-seven percent of employees say they’re taking on more credit card debt to make ends meet, up 12 percentage points from 2022.

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    Global Pension Pot Swelled by 11% Last Year: Report

    “This global growth is not yet rapid, but it is far better than the experience a year before.”

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    Cloud Intrusions Spiked 75% in 2023, CrowdStrike Says

    The majority of cloud intrusions directly attributed to a threat actor last year were financially motivated.   

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    5 Things SaaS CFOs Need to Know About B2B Go-to-Market Strategies

    Competitive pressures are making the B2B market more complex than ever.

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    59% of Accountants Make Several Errors Per Month: Report

    Fewer accountants handling increased workloads are leading to more errors, suggests a new survey.

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    Warren Buffett Lowers Expectations, PCE Data Arrives, and Stretto’s CFO: Trial Balance

    This week, we look forward to personal consumption expenditure inflation data and Stretto’s finance chief recounting his journey to the CFO seat.

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    Ticking Tax Clock: CFOs Address Tax Policy Politics and Hidden Taxes

    This is the second article in a two-part series about how domestic and foreign tax rules influence strategic decisions made by CFOs.  

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    Generation West Virginia CFO Candice Holcomb: Solving ‘Brain Drain’ in the Mountain State

    “I’ve focused on articulating data without jargon, in ways that everyone can understand and be able to take action from.”

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    CFOs On the Move: Week Ending Feb. 23

    CFO changes at Planet Fitness, Meati Foods, Zevia, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, and more. 

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    CFOs Can’t Be Lax About Taxes: 3 Concerns in 2024

    “Public company CFOs must ensure they are getting the right tax advice on an ongoing basis. Taxes become part of the CFO’s decision-making toolbox,” tax consultant Gary Morrison said.  

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    US M&A Deal Size Up 38% Despite Slow Market: Report

    U.S.-based M&A deal values rose 39% in the final stretch of 2023, while the average deal size grew 47% in the same time frame, according to new data from McKinsey.

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    Navigating the Governance of Cybersecurity and Cyber Resilience

    No matter how secure a company’s defensive cybersecurity preparations are, CFOs must widen the aperture to include cyber resilience.

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    More Work, Less Help for Finance

    “Finance must take a deliberate, sustainable approach to cost optimization rather than one-off belt-tightening, and develop new ways to reduce costs.”

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    May Mobility CFO: Leveraging Capital-Efficient Tech Development

    “Companies in this space are losing billions of dollars per year trying to win this market,” said Brunelle. “We have a much smaller footprint.”

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    CFOs Should Count On Volatility, Not Rate Cuts

    Markets have been assuming that inflation was under control and monetary policy easing would follow. But that may not be the case.

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    71% of Health Care CFOs Turning to Automation to Solve Labor Costs: Report

    The pathway to better patient services requires the implementation of automation, found Grant Thornton’s inaugural health care CFO survey. 

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    8 New Workforce Terms CFOs Should Know in 2024

    Lazygirl jobs, rage applying, and #QuitTok trends are impacting teams regardless of industry. 

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    CFOs On the Move: Week Ending Feb. 16

    New finance chiefs at Moody’s, OneMain Holdings, Forter, Benson Hill, and more. 

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    Treasury Prime’s Meghan Ryan: Be a ‘Financial Lens’ to Lead Cross-Functionally

    “At Goldman, I had the opportunity to sit in on lots of meetings with CEOs and CFOs, and this gave me insanely valuable exposure to what these roles are like.” 

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    The 6 a.m. CFO: How Dewey’s Pizza’s CFO MaryAnn Waltz Starts Her Day

    “I spent my first month as the CFO of Dewey’s Pizza working in one of the restaurants. I learned to prep veggies, toss dough, and serve guests.”

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    Earnings Growth Leads to Higher Valuations at PE-Backed Firms

    However, earnings multiples have contracted due to higher interest rates and lower revenue growth, said Lincoln International.

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    Labor Trends Exasperate Finance Pros

    Barely more than a third (37%) of accountants said they were satisfied with their pay, according to a new ACCA survey.