CFO Leadership

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What the CFO Reports to the Board of Directors [Template Included]

April 4, 2023 |

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6 Ways CFOs Can Lead the Fight Against Inflation

This year, CFOs have had to adapt quickly to the biggest price spikes we have seen in more than 30 years. The Consumer Price Index rose to more than 6% annual rate and the personal consumption expenditures price index rose 4% in September 2022.  These reco......

March 20, 2023 |

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How To Leverage Strategic Sourcing To Navigate Uncertainty | Vena

The recent global health crisis taught us that strategic sourcing is critical for organizations looking to build a resilient supply chain to navigate uncertainty and economic downturns.  Economists have been predicting an impending 2023 recession, making n......

March 16, 2023 |

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5 Ways To Show Your Finance Team You Love Them

This blog was originally published on March 5, 2021 and revised on February 14, 2023. FP&A&U You’re SUM stuff! It’s accrual world without you!  Can’t stop, won’t stop. 😆 But puns aside, Valentine’s Day is a great reminder to show your finance team......

February 14, 2023 |

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How CFOs Can Drive Digital Transformation in Finance

As companies pursue strategies for digital transformation in finance, CFOs are the key drivers of this digitalization. Digital technologies will transform every sector by 2026 and will continue to impact the future of finance. As a result, CFOs need progre......

September 27, 2022 |

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Managing Your Relationship as the CFO With the CEO and Board of Directors

The CFO is one of the highest-ranking executives in a company. Most hierarchy diagrams will place CFOs on equal footing with other chief officers (e.g., CTO, COO, etc.) and have the CFO report directly to the CEO and board of directors. As a CFO, managing ......

August 29, 2022 |

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Successful CFOs Combine Tech Skills With Finance Savvy

A successful Chief Financial Officer (CFO) integrates your business's financial team with your services team. A strong financial background alone, however, isn't enough anymore. In today's market, technology is more integrated with financial services than ......

August 25, 2022 |

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5 Ways Modern CFOs Can Drive Innovation Within the Finance Function

As a CFO or finance leader of your organization, your work influences each operation, product and service. Your organization's innovation methods (and corresponding budget) are no exception. Knowing where innovation avenues exist in your company and the va......

August 22, 2022 |

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The Art of Communicating Financial Information to Non-Financial Colleagues

Updating your colleagues on the latest financial information only matters so far that they understand the numbers. While this comes second nature to financial professionals, your organization's leadership team and entry-level professionals will not have th......

August 18, 2022 |

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7 Business Professionals Leading the Charge on Data-Driven Finance

Data-driven finance is becoming an essential function of CFOs and other business leaders who must leverage the power of technology to enhance company insights and strategy. However, knowing how to use and customize your FP&A solutions and other analyti......

August 4, 2022 |

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