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Lack of collaboration, reliance on spreadsheets stymies business planning

7 out of 10 midsize and large companies still use spreadsheets for planning.

Happy trails

This is the last issue of FierceCFO, but you can follow the financial journalists who've put it out elsewhere.  

Audit committees stretched by breadth of concerns, survey shows

Audit committees may be overstretched, but they are trying to share the oversight burden, and they are zeroing in on concerns such as cybesecurity and the performance of the CFO, a KPMG survey shows.

What it will take to revive global growth

Calls are rising for international coordination to boost global demand. But they seem to be falling on deaf ears.

Rising dollar catches US multinationals off guard

The hit to revenue and earnings that U.S.–based multinationals are taking from the strong rise in the value of the dollar against that of other currencies raises some fundamental questions about their hedging tactics.

Business interruption and supply chain still top the list of risks

Cyber risks and political unrest are becoming bigger concerns for companies.

Treasury remains at the heart of the finance function

The treasury function is more prominent than ever, and will only become more so as companies continue to realize its centrality and improve attendant technologies and processes.

How big data can make a big difference in M&A

Syncsort's acquisition of Circle Computer shows how tools that analyze large amounts of data can help dealmakers create more value.

ISS taking more "holistic" view on separate CEO and chair proposals this year

Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. is taking a less rigid approach this year when it comes to proposals calling for separate chief executives and board chairs.

A glass half-full or half-empty?

Second thoughts are once again occurring about the strength of the U.S. recovery, as they seem to do every time the economy has promised to gain momentum since the end of the recession.