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"CFOs are challenged by the rise in both commodity prices and labor costs. Supply shortages have not recovered from the factory shutdowns triggered by COVID-19 and the surge in demand has resulted in labor shortages. Recognizing this is not the last time organizations will be challenged by environmental, social and economic disruptions, leaders are looking to build resiliency and agility into their business models. Process automation is playing a key role for companies succeeding in that transformation."

– Tony Abel, Managing Director, Protiviti



Performance over Presence: Rethinking the Post-Pandemic Office

Forbes CFO Network article by Protiviti's Jim DeLoach

Protiviti Managing Director Jim DeLoach has contributed several articles to the Forbes CFO Network in the past year. The latest article focuses on the role CFOs play in rethinking the post-pandemic office.

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The Future of Work

Our latest Insights explores how the results of our 2021 Top Risks Survey reveals several issued related to talent and the future of work. We discuss what this means for executives today and what needs to be considered now, while also looking ahead to the next 10 years.

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The Transformation of Transactional Work

In the wake of the COVID-19 global pandemic and other external disruptions and uncertainties, CFOs are leaning more than ever on their teams to assist in addressing the many transaction-oriented activities necessary to support the business.

This report takes a close look at which considerations and capabilities controllers and finance managers are keeping top of mind in order to meet heightened expectations.

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SEC Guidance on SPAC Warrants: More Than a Financial Statement Consideration

On April 12, 2021, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a staff statement regarding the financial reporting considerations for warrants issued by special-purpose acquisition companies (SPACs). This new guidance advises that warrants that lack an embedded feature should be considered a liability on the balance sheet — a departure from the historical view and practice, which has treated them as equity instruments.

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Healthcare Organization Pursues RPA Operational Excellence to Heal Inefficiencies Across Revenue Cycle, Supply Chain and More

Succeeding with RPA — that is, deriving the greatest value from the RPA investment — calls for a strategic approach. Businesses will want to consider the full operating ecosystem to ensure that their RPA investment not only delivers immediate results but is also sustainable and scalable over time.

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