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January 4, 2018

Women CFOs still a minority, how Baby Boomers changed retirement.

Why Spotify's IPO Filing Could Change Tech

Axios

Music streaming giant Spotify confidentially filed IPO documents with the SEC at the end of December. If successful, it could change how some tech companies go public. It's unclear how Tuesday's news that the company has been sued for $1.6 billion for copyright infringement will affect Spotify's direct listing plans, besides needing to add a new risk factor to the confidential docs.

Where Are the Female CFOs?

Global Finance

Just 11% of CFOs across industries are women, according to a survey of top 1,000 U.S. companies. This figure was down from 12% in 2016. The good news is that 86% of female CFOs attained the position through an internal promotion.

How Baby Boomers Changed Retirement

Kiplinger

In spite of all those commercials depicting serene retired couples, most of us really don’t want to golf or watch TV for the next 24 years. Increasingly, people want meaningful connections and a reason to get out of bed each and every day. It's no surprise that the Baby Boomer generation is rewriting the definition of retirement by continuing to work. According to Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, roughly 3 out of 5 Baby Boomers plan on continuing employment past the traditional retirement age of 65. 

Workiva CFO on the Efficacy of Excel

Accounting Today

Excel has its place, but it doesn’t meet all of the needs of modern finance and accounting teams. Relying only on traditional spreadsheets can make it harder for companies to be accountable and agile to remain competitive. In addition, lack of control over critical business data can create the type of chaos that no company can afford.

Update Your Resume for the New Year

Time

Updating your resume can be an arduous task. But if you follow some simple advice, you'll make a big improvement. You'll want to format your resume so the most important information is at the top. Instead of a mailing address, a good resume tip is to add your LinkedIn address next to your name and contact info. Remember that large companies are using applicant tracking systems, so include some of the keywords or skills from each job posting.