Corporate Finance


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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.

    By CFO Editorial Staff • Feb. 26, 2024
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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.

    By Feb. 21, 2024
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    The Power of FP&A: A CFO's Essential Tool for Growth

    If a CFO wants to grow amid the current economic headwinds, paying attention to FP&A and the talent that drives it is a must.

    By CFO staff
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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.

    By Feb. 16, 2024
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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.

    By Feb. 14, 2024
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    Labor Trends, Inflation Data, and the Morning Routine of Dewey’s Pizza’s CFO: Trial Balance

    This week, we look at the latest labor trends impacting finance teams, and Dewey’s Pizza CFO MaryAnn Waltz shares the hands-on experience she received when joining the pizza chain. 

    By CFO Editorial Staff • Feb. 12, 2024
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    How to Be Ready When Activist Investors Come Knocking

    More than 180 different activist investors initiated campaigns in 2023, including a record number of “first-timers.”

    By Feb. 8, 2024
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    Accountants: 2024 Will Be Economically Challenging

    According to the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, three trends could heavily impact economies and businesses this year.

    By Feb. 7, 2024
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    Axiom’s New CFO, This Week’s IPOs, and Better Performance in Annual Reporting: Trial Balance

    This month’s Metric of the Month column from the CFO of APQC offers three ways to lead your team to better performance in annual reporting. 

    By CFO Editorial Staff • Feb. 5, 2024
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    A Tale of Two IPO Markets

    Although conditions point to a step forward for the IPO market this year, don’t expect it to come roaring back.

    By Jan. 31, 2024
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    Fed Meeting, FloQast CFO, and Debt Restructuring Advice: Trial Balance

    Investors “will be looking for clarification about the wide gap between the much bigger expectations for rate cuts from the market and the smaller ones the panel projects.”

    By CFO Editorial Staff • Jan. 29, 2024
  • SPACs Will Survive New SEC Regs

    “Those committed to the asset class will find a way to operate within the new disclosure regime,” said King & Spalding Partner Timothy FitzSimons.

    By Jan. 29, 2024
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    GDP and Inflation Data, Pittsburgh Botanic Garden’s CFO, and Post-Acquisition Strategies: Trial Balance

    This week we talk to the CFO of the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden about his role in fundraising, hybrid work, and succession planning. 

    By CFO Editorial Staff • Jan. 22, 2024
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    Acquisitions Hurt Share Prices in 2023

    Some signs point to 2024 being a better year for M&A.

    By Jan. 17, 2024
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    CFO Sentiment Darkened in Q4 2023

    Net optimism for CFOs' own companies' financial prospects also fell.  

    By Jan. 10, 2024
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    2024 Workplace Outlook, U.S. Inflation Data, and Bank Earnings: Trial Balance

    Looking ahead to the Dec. 2023 CPI report and Bank of America and JP Morgan earnings. 

    By CFO Editorial Staff • Jan. 8, 2024
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    The 10 Most-Read CFO Stories of 2023

    While our story on the probable length of a recession took top spot for year, coverage of “coffee badging” and “quiet” workplace trends also attracted many readers.

    By Dec. 26, 2023
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    Equipment Financing Activity Flat in November

    Equipment lenders and lessors have kept delinquencies and charge-offs manageable, but total industry headcount has fallen month after month with the rise in interest rates.

    By Dec. 21, 2023
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    Duke-Fed CFO Survey Hints at Cautious Optimism for 2024

    The CFO optimism index rating rose to 58, up from 56.2 from last quarter, in the latest Duke University/Richmond Federal Reserve CFO survey.

    By Dec. 20, 2023
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    Housing Market Thaws, Data’s Importance to AI, and Rockstar CFOs: Trial Balance

    Economic data will not take an early holiday, as releases on the U.S. housing market, durable goods orders, and personal consumption expenditures are all on the docket this week before Christmas.

    By CFO Editorial Staff • Dec. 18, 2023
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    Nearly Half of M&A Deals Wind Up in Accounting Disputes

    New research offers CFOs insights on what factors to prepare for if they anticipate their organizations being part of an M&A deal this upcoming year.

    By Dec. 13, 2023
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    November Inflation Data, Fed Meeting, and Goat Hospitality Group’s CFO: Trial Balance

    Inflation, interest rates, and the Federal Reserve will grab the limelight, as markets look for signs the Fed will start cutting interest rates in the first half of 2024.  

    By CFO Editorial Staff • Dec. 11, 2023
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    ServiceRocket’s CFO On Leadership, Nov. Jobs Report, Managing Financial Procedures: Trial Balance

    Despite data pointing to a “soft landing” for the U.S. economy, expectations of rate cuts got a boost last week. 

    By CFO Editorial Staff • Dec. 4, 2023
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    Baruch Auditing Conference, Brex Exec On Going From CFO to COO, and Inflation Expectations: Trial Balance

    This week, we look forward to Baruch College's 18th annual auditing conference, discussions with CFOs from the Timken Company and MDH Partners, and more. 

    By CFO Editorial Staff • Nov. 27, 2023
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    Beyond fixed prices: The strategic pivot to usage-based SaaS pricing models

    Unlock value with Usage-Based Pricing: Transforming SaaS dynamics for strategic growth!

    Nov. 27, 2023
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    95% of Accountants Satisfied With Current Role

    Nearly two-thirds (62%) of accountants surveyed by ShareFile indicated they weren’t looking to change jobs anytime soon.

    By Nov. 20, 2023