CFO Leadership

Welcome to the Vena Solutions CFO Leadership Blog. Explore content dedicated to empowering finance executives and CFOs.

How CFOs Can Drive Digital Transformation in Finance

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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The Do’s and Don’ts of Budgeting for Marketing in a Recession

There’s nothing positive to say about a recession, right?  We certainly wouldn’t be the ones to say there is. But with a possible recession coming around the corner, it’s not all doom and gloom either. Many businesses that started during a recession have t......

August 2, 2022 |

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The Best of Excelerate =SUM(it) 2022

Last week, Vena’s annual virtual conference was back for a third year. Not only was it our biggest event yet, it also featured more keynotes, more workshops, more instructor-led training and more panel discussions than ever before—all of which were designe......

May 18, 2022 |

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The Best of Excelerate =SUM(it) 2022 Day Four: Agile Business Forecasting Best Practices, Contemporary Finance Skills and Effective Change Management

Today, Excelerate =SUM(it) was all about agility, adaptability and staying ahead of the curve. From contemporary skills for strategic finance professionals to best practices on effectively implementing change within your organization, our thought leaders p......

May 13, 2022 |

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The Best of Excelerate =SUM(it) 2022 Day Three: The Art of Gathering, Faster Budgeting Cycles and Agile Revenue Planning Best Practices

We’ve officially reached the halfway point of Excelerate =SUM(it) 2022 and what a week it’s been so far.  Today’s all-star lineup of speakers included Strategic Advisor and Bestselling Author Priya Parker, Vena Chief Marketing and Ecosystem Officer Allison......

May 12, 2022 |

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