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A majority of CFOs believe the US will be in a recession within a year
Why is everyone so pessimistic? A survey of 225 chief financial officers by Duke University shows pessimism on the U.S. economy has been growing steadily this year, despite record low unemployment and a strong consumer. The quarterly Duke...
How to avoid being blindsided in M&A
In late 2018 Japan's Lixil Group announced that it had called off the €467 million ($535 million) sale of Permasteelisa, its 100%-owned Italian maker of curtain walls and interior systems, to China’s Grandland. The sale fell through primarily...
What digital transformation teaches finance leaders
Without a bell or intercom in sight, the doors of Roche’s Hong Kong office opened automatically. Two touch screens were waiting for visitors to input the names of the executives they planned to meet. In less than two minutes, Tin Ha, CPA...
Simple Technological Solutions to Help Business Owners Combat Fraud
Fraud, particularly internal theft, is a prevalent issue for many businesses. And unfortunately, if it’s not detected in time, it can put your company-owning clients out of business. But what are some of the root causes of this common issue, and...
CT designers rebuke data suggesting open offices are productivity killers
Many companies in recent years have pivoted to open floor plans within their offices, believing they boost recruitment, productivity and collaboration. But recent studies by Harvard Business School researchers suggest that isn’t necessarily...
Finance Needs People Who Work Well With Robots
Today, it’s not just humans competing for work in banking. Machines are becoming a threat to warm-blooded number crunchers worldwide. Indeed, almost one-third of financial-services jobs could be displaced by automation by the mid-2030s, according...
Don’t Be Paralyzed By The Speed Of Change
A board director recently shared with me that her leadership team was “paralyzed by the seemingly endless possibilities” of the future. They’re certainly not alone. Change is occurring simultaneously, accelerating quickly, and creating so much...
Are Your Company’s Strengths Really Weaknesses?
Look at a map of the world drawn upside down. It’s a good way to challenge your assumptions about the way the world is — especially which continents and oceans are bigger and which are smaller. Looking at the business world upside down has a...
Blockchain vendors need to focus on buyers’ needs
The business value added by mature blockchain platforms will grow significantly in the next few years, from just over $176 billion by 2025 to $3.1 trillion by 2030, according to a Gartner forecast. But for now, enterprises struggle to understand...
Money Matters: Survey Finds Workers Are Scrutinizing Salaries; Feelings Split On Pay Satisfaction
U.S. employees are putting in more work when it comes to knowing their worth, according to new research from global staffing firm Robert Half. The studies revealed that 82% of professionals feel well-informed about what they should be making in...
How Small Firm Tech Strategy Can Mirror Large Firms
oman Kepczyk has spent 23 years working with some of the largest accounting firms in the US to help them select and implement technology. Now, as the Director of Firm Technology Strategy at Right Networks, he has turned his attention to smaller...
Public Accounting Firm Hiring Model Shifts: AICPA ‘Trends Report’
Rapid advances in technology continue to impact the accounting profession. As CPA firms shift their hiring models to focus more on technology skills, non-accounting graduates now comprise 31 percent of all new graduate hires in public accounting....
As high-deductible health plans grow in popularity, some state officials want to rein them in
Health insurance policies with increasingly high deductibles have become the norm in Connecticut, and now, a top Democratic state lawmaker and his allies are taking aim at restricting or potentially even eliminating them.
Survey: 96% Of Managers Say Their Staff Are Experiencing Some Degree Of Burnout
The country is nearly at full employment, but U.S. workers may also be approaching full burnout. On the heels of the World Health Organization defining it as a syndrome resulting from workplace stress, a recent survey from staffing firm...
Talent strategies for the digital age
Work in the digital age is changing — radically and rapidly. Results of Deloitte’s 2019 Global Human Capital Trends survey suggest that the ways organisations attract and develop talent worldwide also need to change. The vast majority (86%) of...

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