CFO Leadership

Welcome to the Vena Solutions CFO Leadership Blog. Explore content dedicated to empowering finance executives and CFOs. (15)

What CFOs Should Understand About Chief Strategy Officers

March 8, 2016 |

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Don’t Let These Three CFO Personality Types Define You

Some personality tests obviously have more credibility than others. At the one end of the spectrum is Myers-Briggs, which has been used for decades in a wide range of industries to help identify the traits that contribute positively or negatively to organi......

February 10, 2016 |

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The Connection between Finance KPIs and Value Drivers All CFOs Must Make

We all probably accept the old adage that you can’t manage what you can’t measure. But what if you can’t avoid managing it – and have to take at least some steps towards trying to measure it? It’s not that finance teams lack key performers indicators, nece......

January 28, 2016 |

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Why CFOs Really Should Spend More Time on the Golf Course

Unless they’re lucky enough to be jetting off to a sunny location this winter, it’s unlikely you’ll see most North American CFOs hitting the links for the next few months. And that may leave some organizations breathing a huge sigh of relief. Fortune magaz......

January 20, 2016 |

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CFOs Around the World Agree on These 3 Key Questions

Finance executives may differ on the specific ways they handle the challenges of the organizations they work for, but a recent industry event called 600 Minutes CFO showed just how aligned many of them are on the fundamentals of their job. 600 Minutes CFO ......

January 6, 2016 |

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This LinkedIn Discussion Explains All the Reasons Why CFOs Love Excel

Finance leaders question the hurry to do away with popular, familiar Excel spreadsheets. LinkedIn has come a long way since its days as an electronic resume and personal networking tool. As highlighted by a recent discussion on the service about Excel, Lin......

December 17, 2015 |

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Why “Virtual CFO” is an Emerging Career Opportunity

Much like their counterparts in the CIO community, a growing number of financial executives are deciding that, rather than devote themselves full-time or on a permanent basis to a single organization, they will take on a sort of chief financial officer con......

December 3, 2015 |

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What the “Renaissance CFO” Will Do Differently

Enlightened CFOs can bring about a rebirth in how the boardroom and executive suite view the strategic value of the finance department To call someone “well-rounded” implies they know and pursue several different interests. A “jack of all trades,” suggests......

December 2, 2015 |

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Attention CFOs: Here’s How to Bond with the CIO

The CFO-CIO relationship is now more important than ever, so you gotta look for ways to make sure that relationship is a healthy, cooperative two-way street. A few weeks ago, the CIO Executive Council, an association for IT leaders, featured interviews wit......

November 26, 2015 |

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How the Mandates and Metrics of CFOs Are Changing

Corporate Performance Metrics are the purview of the CFO, but they’re quickly evolving to encompass far more than financial data. A few months ago, Bill Budicin, a director at Chicago-based management consulting firm The Keystone Group, met with one of his......

November 12, 2015 |

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