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    8 ways the axing of SEC’s climate disclosure rule may benefit CFOs

    “By requiring disclosures of certain things, you’re trying to push boards and companies to act in a certain way rather than just doing what they know and what they consider to be in the best interest of the shareholders,” said former SEC General Counsel Robert Stebbins.

    By July 22, 2024
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    The CFO’s second act: succession planning matters

    “It’s almost spiritual for a high-powered C-suiter to dig deep within themselves and evaluate how best to go from full speed to retirement.”

    By Susan Mangiero, CFA, MBA, PhD • July 18, 2024
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    Trendline

    The CFO's guide to best practices in 2024

    CFOs face myriad challenges in 2024 — approach the challenge with an arsenal of these best practices. 

    By CFO staff
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    90% of CFOs say ESG issues will be a major focus over the next 5 years

    Stakeholders are pressuring CFOs to raise their ESG game.

    By July 17, 2024
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    5 AI trends CFOs must know: Project Strawberry, IT Brand Pulse report and China’s impact

    Globally, 44% of insurance companies are integrating AI chatbots or generative AI into the claims resolution process, while 42% have already begun.

    By July 15, 2024
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    4 imperatives for the future finance department

    These emerging trends point to a need for upskilling finance professionals to best respond.  

    By July 12, 2024
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    10 tips for CFOs to drive successful negotiations

    Use this advice to help polish your negotiation skills and become a more effective communicator. 

    By July 8, 2024
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    Summer hiring helps US job report avoid a ‘downbeat month’: Trial Balance

    “What [we’re] seeing is pockets of weakness, and that weakness can be problematic for inflation, not a coolant for [it],” said ADP’s chief economist Nela Richardson.

    By CFO Editorial Staff • July 8, 2024
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    Opinion

    CFOs juggle growth aspirations, economic woes in latter 2024

    As we move beyond the halfway point in 2024, CFOs must view their business and the market through a wider lens. 

    By Nick Florio • July 2, 2024
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    CFOs and CIOs: Partners, but not always aligned

    “One implication of such a strong sense of joint ownership is that both leaders must ensure clearly defined roles and responsibilities.”

    By July 2, 2024
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    58% of CFOs have increased FP&A focus since last year: PwC report

    Finance chiefs are also focusing on business performance management and digital transformations.

    By July 1, 2024
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    Only 28% of CFOs say AI is critical to financial transformation: report

    Twenty percent of CFOs say they lack sufficient data visibility, a concern only 8% of accountants share, according to new FloQast data.

    By June 26, 2024
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    Kroger, Dollar Tree, Lululemon, Aurora Cannabis CFOs share earnings insights

    “We've seen a slower start to the year in line with our expectations,” said Lululemon CFO Meghan Frank. “In addition, we continue to plan for multiple scenarios and manage our business to protect against downside.”

    By June 25, 2024
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    76% of large firms plan to integrate AI within 12 months: Duke-Fed Q2 survey

    Less than half (44%) of small firms said they plan to utilize AI tools to automate human tasks within 12 months.

    By June 21, 2024
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    25% of big companies have no CFO succession plan in place: report

    Traditional finance experience and capabilities are no longer the top drivers in finding CFO successors.

    By June 18, 2024
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    57% of M&A pros weigh ESG impact in potential deals

    “We are more frequently seeing ESG considerations being mainstreamed and considered alongside other strategic growth or investment levers.”

    By June 12, 2024
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    Opinion

    Bridging the gap between finance and revenue operations

    Effective growth planning requires close collaboration between revenue operations and finance, with unified goals, integrated planning processes and accurate data utilization.   

    By Yuri Yakubov • June 11, 2024
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    CFO Peer Audit: What would you do with 4 extra work hours?

    CFOs from OnlyFans, Multiplan, Universal Technical Institute and more chime in.

    By May 31, 2024
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    64% of business leaders have concerns with hiring recent college grads: report

    Twenty-two percent of business leaders are less likely to hire recent college graduates who participated in pro-Palestine protests, found new data. 

    By May 29, 2024
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    34% of KPMG tax, audit and advisory interns plan to stay 5 years at first job: report

    Ninety percent of KMPG’s Gen Z interns said the biggest misconception about their generation is that they are lazy and have no desire to work hard.

    By May 28, 2024
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    Opinion

    How CFOs can become strategic changemakers

    The changemaker CFO focuses on profit, people and sustainable practices.   

    By Dado Alonso • May 28, 2024
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    Peacocking, newskilling and digital detox: 9 new workplace trends CFOs must know

    Don’t be surprised if you're told a story about a leader being handed a doctor’s note saying their patient, and your employee, must digitally unplug for the sake of their health. 

    By May 24, 2024
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    The CFO’s changing role: problem-solving, tech and leadership — report

    CFOs are prioritizing finance strategy to manage growing responsibilities and ensure long-term scalability and resilience.

    By May 23, 2024
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    62% of CFOs say strategic planning is most valued skill: report

    Thirty percent of CFOs have started working on succession plans and 19% have plans but no successor identified, according to a Travelers report. These numbers can leave organizations exposed.

    By May 22, 2024
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    How CFOs and CIOs can collaborate to optimize software spend

    CIOs and CFOs increasingly see one another as allies as they get intentional about technology spend strategy.   

    By Nicholas Mayes • May 21, 2024
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    Manage days payable outstanding to improve cash flow: Metric of the Month

    A high DPO can sabotage strategic supplier relationships and a too-low DPO constrains liquidity, CFO Perry Wiggins says.  

    By May 8, 2024