Month: January 2021

5 CFO tips for tapping today’s abundant capital

From CFODive.com: Record monetary and fiscal stimulus is flooding markets with liquidity, giving CFOs an unusual opportunity to improve capital structure. Financial executives searching today’s markets for ways to raise capital on good terms have rarely come across a more promising landscape. Record monetary and fiscal stimulus has stoked equity markets and pushed down interest …

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A CFO’s role in organisation compliance and transparency

From IAFEI December 2020 Quarterly Bulletin. By Jacques van Wyk, JGL Forensic Services, Member IAFEI Technical Committee Transparency and compliance are critical to how your business does business. There’s no doubt that good compliance policy’s help you meet demanding global compliance and privacy requirements – and avoid fines! But regulations are constantly changing, the amount …

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CFOs Faced Late Activism Surge, ESG Demands in 2020

From Cfo.com: Fifty-seven new campaigns launched in Q4, pressuring the management teams of Intel, Public Storage, ExxonMobil, and The Walt Disney Company, among others. Through the first three quarters of 2020, all was relatively quiet on the global shareholder activism front. Then, in the fourth quarter, activists broke loose. Fifty-seven new campaigns launched, including broadsides …

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Corporate tax policy in the EU – key priorities and Q&A

From the IAFEI December 2020 Quarterly Bulletin. Prepared by the CFE Tax Technology Committee. Submitted to the EU Commission Platform for Tax Good Governance. CFE Tax Advisors Europe Is a leading European Association of tax institutes and associations of tax advisors. CFE is part of the European Union Transparency Register No. 3543183647-05. we will be …

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New Africa-wide association set to boost CFO role in Africa

With a continent increasingly characterised by corporate scandals, cyber threats, new technology, transparency requirements and an ever-changing regulatory environment, the demands on the modern CFO have become greater than ever before. Within this milieu, it has become necessary to reassess the role of the CFO – what they do and the underlying competencies and qualifications …

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Bitcoin Swings Undermine CFO Case for Converting Cash to Crypto

From Bloomberg: Chief financial officers, not generally known as a risk-loving bunch, watched Bitcoin sink more than 25% in a 24-hour period in January 2021.  Wall Street finance executives who were thinking of plunging some of their company’s cash reserves into Bitcoin got a heat check this week. Chief financial officers, not generally known as a …

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A New Year’s Resolution: The CFO Should Own Digital Transformation

From Cfo.com: Five reasons why the CFO is the crucial player in digitalization. PE (and other business owners) have a DX ROI problem. Let me translate the acronym-speak: Private equity (PE) partners and, in a similar way, boards of directors and shareholders at public companies, are struggling to see the investment return from expensive digital transformation (DX) initiatives. …

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