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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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    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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    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
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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