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CFO Leadership

Welcome to the Vena Solutions CFO Leadership Blog. Explore content dedicated to empowering finance executives and CFOs. (11)

The Evolution of the CFO

August 5, 2016 |

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Why Margins Shouldn’t Be A Mystery For CFOs

A research study says finance leaders may not be able to analyze an important area of the business, but that doesn’t mean they’re not eager to learn. Nobody’s saying gross revenues aren’t important, but let’s be honest: When you’re working in finance, it’s......

August 4, 2016 |

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The Best Ways For CFOs to Stretch Themselves and Learn

Financial executives are constantly evaluating their own performance as well as their organization, and that’s a healthy sign There’s more than enough stress in being a CFO today that you wouldn’t think anyone would seek out a tougher job than they already......

June 29, 2016 |

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Why Finance Shouldn’t Fear Robo-Accountants

The phenomenon of machines taking over jobs performed by humans – known as technological unemployment – isn’t a new one. It began in manufacturing with the Industrial Revolution in the 18th century, and continues today as companies like Tesla and Google th......

June 27, 2016 |

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What Keeps CFOs (And Everyone Else) Honest

Financial leaders need to tell a convincing story about their organization’s potential growth, which starts by having good data. Everybody has to do a dog and pony show at some point in their lives. For CEOs, it’s often when they’re in startup mode and try......

May 26, 2016 |

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The Secret Sauce that Sets Sizzling CFOs Apart

A first step to better work-life balance may be brokering better relationships across collaborators who can help solve challenges. If you’re fortunate enough to work in a company that offers half-day Fridays in the summer, you’re probably already looking o......

May 10, 2016 |

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The Relationship between Company Growth and CFO Performance

Accounting has traditionally been a key skill for financial leaders, but the ability to get insight from data and act may be even more important. It must sometimes feel like leading a modern-day finance department requires not only a good knowledge of numb......

May 2, 2016 |

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The Quickest Way for CFOs to Become Better Leaders

Unless they’re particularly reclusive or rrand-new to the organization, it shouldn’t be difficult for most employees in a company to know who the CFO is. What can be challenging though, is identifying the next-generation CFOs. Recently consulting firm The ......

April 27, 2016 |

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What Worries CFOs and How to Deal with It

A recent video on Yahoo Finance kicked off with an ominous question from the show host: “What are CFOs so worried about?” The segment was centered around an interview with Sanford Cockrell, national managing partner with consulting firm Deloitte, who was s......

April 8, 2016 |

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The Disruptive Mentality More CFOs May Need

In our personal lives, we sometimes might try to stay true to the concept of “live like there’s no tomorrow,” but how would your work change if you thought the company you’re working for might soon cease to exist? According to consulting firm Accenture, th......

March 18, 2016 |

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