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Kerry MarunaOctober 14, 2015

What’s Going on in Finance Today


Failure to pay travel reimbursements in a timely manner may be costing companies more than they think. 25% of the companies that take longer to pay (nine days or more) end up paying nearly four times the amount out of their annual revenue compared to the 25% of companies that pay fast (four days or less). More on this story in the link below.

The proposed deal between Dell and EMC could mean opportunity for Hewlett-Packard, says Meg Whitman, Chief Executive at HP. The tremendous and inevitable debt Dell will be taking on as a result of the acquisition will certainly be a distraction for Dell employees. Instead of spending more on R&D and helping customers, Dell will have to focus more on their $2.5 billion annual interest payments. More in the link below.

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These stories and more in the following articles, here’s the CFO roundup…


Banks Shifting Focus to Non-Financial Risk

Heightened regulatory attention to misconduct in the banking industry is making conduct risk management a high priority.

>> Matthew Heller


CFOs Crucial to Family-Owned Business Decisions

As baby boomers age, lots of family businesses will be changing hands, and finance chiefs can drive the planning process.

>> David McCann


Metric of the Month: Travel Reimbursement

When companies fail to reimburse travel and entertainment expenses, it costs them — in more ways than one.

>> Mary C. Driscoll


Meg Whitman: Dell-EMC Deals Spells Opportunity for HP

The planned transaction will distract the parties’ management and employees and cause a massive debt load that will stifle R&D spending, Whitman says.

>> Katie Kuehner-Hebert


Wells Fargo Buys $32 Billion in GE Capital Assets

Wells Fargo also takes on 3,000 GE Capital employees.

>> Katie Kuehner-Hebert


California Treasurer Wants Private Equity Firms to Disclose Pension Fees

State official says the fees private equity firms charge to public pension funds are excessive and not transparent.

>> Katie Kuehner-Hebert


Buffett: Wall Street No Help in Beating Activists

“The best way to keep activists away is to perform reasonably well in your business.”

>> Matthew Heller


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