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    Small Business Optimism Hits 11-Year Low: NFIB Report

    Small business optimism dips as inflation concerns remain. 

    By April 10, 2024
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    The Post-IPO Checklist: 7 Insights for CFOs

    The more CFOs know about life after going public, the better.    

    By Moira Conlon • April 9, 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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    45% of Execs Say Economic Conditions Better Than 6 Months Ago: Report

    Forty-five percent of executives said global economic conditions were better than they had been six months earlier.

    By April 9, 2024
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    Jamie Dimon’s Annual Shareholder Letter, CFO Compensation Data, and More: Trial Balance

    JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon said artificial intelligence is one of the most potentially transformative inventions of the past several hundred years. 

    By CFO Editorial Staff • April 8, 2024
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    Autodesk to Audit Financial Practices, Delay Annual Report

    The construction technology giant said it doesn’t believe the investigated areas will affect any previously issued financial statements or its most recent earnings release.

    By Matthew Thibault • April 8, 2024
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    South Carolina’s $1.8B ‘Mystery Fund’ Likely a Result of Communication Breakdown

    After coming across $1.8 billion of unaccounted-for cash, South Carolina’s state comptroller is questioning the treasurer’s practices, while the treasurer is blaming poor communication on behalf of the comptroller. 

    By April 2, 2024
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    March Jobs Report, Moloco’s CFO, and Management Accounting: Trial Balance

    Updates on the U.S. labor market highlight the first week of the new quarter.

    By CFO Editorial Staff • April 1, 2024
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    CFO Optimism Rises in Q1: Duke/Fed Report

    Fifty-three percent of finance chiefs said they’ve either slowed hiring, not filled openings, or laid off employees due to automation, according to the latest Duke-Fed CFO survey.   

    By March 27, 2024
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    M&A Pros Confident Deals Will Surge

    But while there should be significantly more transactions this year, the size of deals likely will lag somewhat behind that surge.

    By March 27, 2024
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    AI Accounting Startup Raises $100M, PCE Reading, and Housing Data: Trial Balance

    This week we look ahead to the Friday release of the personal consumption expenditures index — the Fed's preferred measure of inflation. 

    By CFO Editorial Staff • March 25, 2024
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    Do you know how much it costs your business to receive every dollar?

    It’s time to talk about the real cost of getting paid–and why businesses across the United States are needlessly losing out every time they receive money.

    By Lewis Turek, General Manager, North America, GoCardless • March 25, 2024
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    San Francisco 49ers, MLB Star Shohei Ohtani Wrestle With Poor Financial Controls

    A failure to maintain and implement proper accounting controls impacted some of the world’s most successful athletes and professional sports organizations this week.

    By March 23, 2024
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    Nvidia CEO on AI, Three Big Tech IPOs, FOMC Meeting: Trial Balance

    A new installment of the Peer Audit series asks CFOs about effective digital communications.

    By CFO Editorial Staff • March 18, 2024
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    Women Founders Raised 23% of All US VC Money in 2023

    All-female-founded companies did less well, raising $3.2 billion from VCs last year, a single-digit percentage of total U.S. activity.

    By March 13, 2024
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    42% of FP&A Employees Say Company Pays for Upskilling: Report

    Nearly 78% of respondents said their employers have trained them on technology and data and just under half (45%) reported receiving training on business knowledge.

    By March 13, 2024
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    New York Stock Exchange Moves to Delist Apparel Retailer Express

    Concerns about the company’s long-term financial health have continued to surface over the last year.

    By Nate Delesline III • March 12, 2024
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    CPI Data, Reddit Sets IPO Terms, and Apex’s CFO: Trial Balance

    Economists are projecting little change in February’s CPI numbers.

    By CFO Editorial Staff • March 11, 2024
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    US Payrolls Grow 275K, But Unemployment Rises to 3.9%

    “This is music to investors’ and the Fed’s ears — the labor market and inflation are cooling but not at a recessionary level,” said Michael Arone of State Street Global Advisors.

    By March 8, 2024
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    Futures Pricing Implies 42% Chance of Two Rate Cuts by July

    “If the economy evolves broadly as expected, it will likely be appropriate to begin dialing back policy restraint at some point this year,” said Jerome Powell.

    By March 6, 2024
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    ESG Reports Make Middling Progress

    “The goal of sustainability disclosure must be information, including the process to prepare it, that is on par with financial reports.”

    By March 6, 2024
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    Cost Management a High Priority in 2024

    “This is a holistic cost challenge — one that's built up over five years of very rapid adjustments that companies have had to make.” 

    By March 5, 2024
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    Powell on Capitol Hill, Climate Disclosure Vote, and Metric of the Month: Trial Balance

    APQC’s CFO Perry D. Wiggins shares three strategies to avoid a cash-flow crunch in his Metric of the Month column out on Wednesday.

    By CFO Editorial Staff • March 4, 2024
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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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    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