Outlook

CFO's annual beginning-of-year outlook package.


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    CFO Outlook 2024: 5 Charts and Data Points to Watch

    A handful of charts and data points that finance chiefs will want to monitor in 2024.

    By Jan. 18, 2024
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    2024 Workplace Outlook: Office Space, Remote Work, and AI

    “Artificial intelligence will make significant traction in organizations in 2024 and will continue to reshape work processes for many departments and fields, in particular engineering, marketing, and finance,” said CFO Craig Gomulka of Komprise.

    By Jan. 12, 2024
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    2024 CFO Outlook Series

    This annual series examines the biggest factors for finance chiefs heading into the new year.

    By CFO Editorial Staff • Updated Feb. 26, 2024
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    A CFO Action Plan for 2024

    Here are six business challenges and recommended CFO actions for 2024.

    By Jan. 11, 2024
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    4 Tax Policies to Watch in 2024

    Several key items will top the tax agenda this year.

    By Rema Serafi • Jan. 4, 2024
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    Optimizing in 2024: 4 CFO Growth Preparations

    Focus on areas like performance analysis, the sales process, and customer incentives to prepare for an economy that presents opportunities for growth.

    By Dayton Kellenberger • Jan. 2, 2024
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    4 Regulatory Developments to Follow in 2023

    High levels of scrutiny and aggressive enforcement are what lawyers, executives, and regulators themselves expect CFOs will be up against in 2023. From the Public Company Accounting Standards Board to the Federal Trade Commission to the Securities and Exchange Commission, federal agencies want...

    By Jan. 31, 2023
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    CFO Outlook 2023

    What will 2023 hold? Even amid economic uncertainty, CFOs can continue to lead the way through a consistent approach to leadership, strategic thinking, execution, and an understanding of technological opportunity.

    By CFO Editorial Staff • Jan. 30, 2023
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    3 CFO Trends to Watch in 2023

    As we begin 2023, we may hope to leave some disruptions behind us. Yet inflationary pressures, interest rates, and a potential economic downturn threaten as lingering and new forms of disruption. We can predict only one thing: that for the foreseeable future disruption is the new normal.  ...

    By Wendy Stewart • Jan. 24, 2023
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    2023 Outlook: 5 Finance Risks to Monitor This Year

    The worst risks — the ones that cause the most harm or loss — often catch us unprepared. Some are unanticipated because they’re unknown, and others are apparent but ignored.  For 2023, there are almost too many risks of both kinds. Below we address five significant risks...

    By Jan. 23, 2023
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    Raising Venture Capital in a Tight Economy: 5 Tips

    Venture capitalists put $68.4 billion to work in early-stage investing in 2022, but the dollars are not flowing nearly as smoothly as they did in 2021. Just $10.7 billion was invested in early-stage transactions in the fourth quarter, less than half of the amount raised in the first quarter of...

    By Jan. 19, 2023
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    2023 Outlook: 4 Realms for Digital Acceleration

    Two-thousand twenty-three's outlook is much different than the projections from a year ago. Coming out of 2021, executives were excited to continue recovery from a pandemic-induced economic struggle, and overall confidence in the outlook for the global economy was much more positive. Although...

    By Jan. 17, 2023
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    2023 Outlook: 4 Charts to Watch

    CFOs are number-centric, data-driven thinkers. Through our Wednesday newsletters, we have brought you extensive content surrounding data, statistics, and the corresponding trends emerging from that data. Below are four charts that provide outlook data we at CFO believe financial leaders should be...

    By Jan. 11, 2023
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    2023 Outlook: 4 Priorities CFOs Must Consider

    With several financial headwinds to confront, CFOs could be forgiven for wondering where to start in their efforts to guide their businesses through these tough times. Certainly, the most significant challenge facing many companies is inflation. Although many commentators believe price rises will...

    By Krishnan Raghunathan • Dec. 19, 2022