Strategy: Page 2


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    How CFOs can keep restless accountants on staff

    “When employees leave, it is typically because of the aggregated effects of a number of factors.”

    By May 6, 2024
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    Stripe unbundles financial products as payments processing industry shifts

    The payments processing company adjusted its strategy which, according to QED Investors Partner Laura Bock, “aligns with what we are seeing in the fintech landscape at large — businesses increasingly demanding flexibility.”

    By James Pothen • May 2, 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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    53% of CFOs have adopted or are adopting ESG principles: Report

    “CFOs are bracing for a year in which ESG risks are not just a boardroom buzzword, but a critical business reality.”

    By May 1, 2024
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    Opinion

    5 CFO priorities to navigate unsteady market conditions

    Here’s how CFOs can deliver profitable business outcomes despite economic uncertainty.  

    By Jeff Casale • April 30, 2024
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    5 Time-saving strategies for CFOs to unlock greater potential

    CFOs should go above functional expertise to gain real strategic impact.   

    By April 23, 2024
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    4 Keys to improve your M&A playbook, post-acquisition

    CFOs should build an M&A playbook based on past lessons learned.   

    By Daniel Burkly and Jonathan McElhannon • April 23, 2024
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    8 Ways CFOs can lead sustainability initiatives

    CFOs are positioned to take a leading role in sustainability management and reporting activities.  

    By April 22, 2024
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    Opinion

    The CFO-CMO partnership is the new dynamic duo

    These measures help bridge the gap between marketing and finance.   

    By Michael Cohen and Sabaa Quao • April 16, 2024
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    Modern FP&A Leadership: Strong Data, Communication, and Empathy

    "Data from operations, supply chains, sales, marketing, all this data needs to be matched up together. If you have data silos, you won't be able to understand all that you can from your data," saud Wouter Born, founder of Born Capital.

    By April 5, 2024
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    Finance Team Collaboration Drives Lower Process Costs: Metric of the Month

    Getting people to work together more effectively will help drive costs down sustainably.    

    By April 3, 2024
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    Opinion

    3-Step Strategy for PE-Backed CFOs to Enhance EBITDA

    Here’s how CFOs can better prioritize EBITDA enhancement.  

    By Udit Sharma and Mathew Veedon • April 2, 2024
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    55% of Business Leaders Concerned About the Safety of Future Bank Deposits: Report

    Depositors remain concerned about the safety of deposits a year after the 2023 bank failures. 

    By April 1, 2024
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    Cybersecurity Action Plan: 7 Tips for Small Business CFOs

    CFOs can more effectively assess risks by implementing a comprehensive cybersecurity program.   

    By March 26, 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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    Only 44% of Executives Trust Each Other: Report

    Less than a third of executives want to disclose data privacy policies, increasing trust gaps between the organization and its employees and customers. 

    By March 20, 2024
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    Joann Hedges Bets on CFO After Filing Chapter 11

    CFO Scott Sekella said addressing Joann’s capital structure needs would allow the retailer to keep stores open and “continue to operate as usual.”

    By March 19, 2024
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    Opinion

    5 Ways CFOs Can Transform Finance Operations

    CFOs must lead their organizations toward a future where finance is not just a support function but a driver of growth and profitability.   

    By Simone Grimes • March 19, 2024
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    66% of Boards Indifferent or Uninterested in Finance GenAI Adoption: Report

    CFOs’ priorities for GenAI adoption are information technology, business operations, and customer/client services.

    By March 18, 2024
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    82% of CFOs Say Their Role Has Grown Significantly: Report

    Nearly two-thirds of industrial CFOs believe ESG shouldn’t be their responsibility, according to a new report. 

    By March 11, 2024
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    Why are we so afraid of payment innovation in America?

    Across America today, CFOs are missing out on the opportunity to bring about a simple but effective payments revolution within their organizations.

    By Lewis Turek, General Manager, North America, GoCardless • March 11, 2024
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    Small Business Lending Leaders Prepare for Possible Regulatory Changes

    “There’s an argument to be made that there are a lot of people selling merchant cash advances out there that have no idea of the mathematics behind how the product works ... and it reminds [regulators] of the movie ‘Boiler Room.’” Rich Rose said.

    By March 8, 2024
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    3 CFO Strategies for Getting Paid Faster: Metric of the Month

    Leading organizations use these three strategies to get faster payments from customers. 

    By March 6, 2024
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    CFOs and CIOs Should Lead Together to Accelerate Strategic Technology Use

    Opportunities for successful CFO and CIO collaboration is increasing as technology and corporate strategy become entwined more than ever.

    By Frank D’Amelio and John Marcante • March 5, 2024
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    Today’s IPO Requires Preparation, Communication, and Profitability

    “An IPO's true success hinges on a compelling story — a clear vision, a differentiated product, and a leadership team that inspires investor confidence."

    By March 1, 2024
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    1 in 4 Employees Say Financial Stress Lowers Their Productivity: Report

    Thirty-seven percent of employees say they’re taking on more credit card debt to make ends meet, up 12 percentage points from 2022.

    By Feb. 28, 2024