CFO Leadership

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7 Business Professionals Leading the Charge on Data-Driven Finance

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 Art (and Science) of Negotiation in Finance: 6 Tips To Help You Become a Skilled Negotiator

You need to come to an agreement on a business deal. Lead your team through an acquisition or merger. Maybe you want to get your leadership team or department heads to sign off on new strategic goals or a fresh budget. Or one of the team members you lead i......

July 6, 2022 |

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How To Overcome Change Management Challenges: Answer These 3 “What’s in It for Me?” Questions

For more than 15 years, Microsoft MVP Megan Strant has been enhancing the end-user experience across organizations. She’s worked across a number of Microsoft partners, building and managing their change management practices and learning strategies. The exp......

June 21, 2022 |

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Digital Transformation in Finance: 5 Predictions for 2030

Floating cars. Colonies in space. Robot servants at our beck and call. Let’s be real: That’s not exactly the reality waiting for us in 2030. We can’t expect the world to morph into a scene from The Jetsons in just eight years. But we can expect the world o......

June 16, 2022 |

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4 Change Management Tips To Help Get Your People on Board a Technology Shift

There’s a technological shift happening in your business. Perhaps you’re implementing a new technology platform or making changes to the way you use a platform already in place. Maybe you’re adding functionality or using it in new ways, updating your tech ......

June 7, 2022 |

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How the Role of CFO Is Changing (for the Better)

  The chief financial officer (CFO) is an essential part of your company's C-suite. They spearhead your business's accounting and finance activities and serve as a strategic partner to other executives such as your CEO, CTO, COO, etc. As our business envir......

June 2, 2022 |

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Communicating for Finance

Finance is a numbers game. Or at least it has been, traditionally—drawing on those numbers for budgeting, forecasting and planning. It’s not surprising, then, that the types of skills most finance professionals thrive at are also numbers driven. As finance......

May 18, 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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