CFO Leadership (5)

Content dedicated to empowering senior financial executives and CFOs to learn more about their craft. (5)

Why CFOs Are Taking a Good, Hard Look at Software Ease of Use

April 19, 2019 |

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Finance And The Art of Storytelling

This CFO Insights interview originally appeared in Forbes. Vena CFO Darrell Cox explores how leading finance teams are built on a combination of knowledge, technical, analytical…and story-telling skills By Jeff Thomson English and finance appear to exist o......

January 3, 2018 |

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A CFO’s Perspective: Integrated Planning & Corporate Performance Transformation

If you want to evolve from corporate performance management to true performance transformation – where data-driven decisions help organizations make radical changes providing value internally and to their customers – you’ve got to get serious about integra......

September 15, 2017 |

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Are You an Operational or Strategic CFO? A 6-Point Checklist

You’d be hard pressed to find a CFO today who doesn’t consider themselves strategic but – as with most things – that’s a relative term. The amount of time CFOs actually spend on strategic initiatives spans a wide spectrum. At one end of the spectrum are wh......

July 27, 2017 |

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5 Ways to Elevate the Role of Your Finance Department

CFOs and their teams may feel like they’re getting pulled in all directions, but the right leadership will ensure they keep moving forward. When the precedent-setting ransomware attack infected computer systems around the world in early 2017, experts were ......

July 18, 2017 |

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The Real Value of Clear Data to Top CFOs

Finance leaders at companies large and small are seeing the strategic management of information as a way to boost collaboration and innovation.  Ruth Porat is well aware she has occasionally been called “Ruth Vader” behind her back. In fact, the CFO of Goo......

June 13, 2017 |

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The Case For Bringing CFOs And Customers Closer Together

A recent report says financial executives need the right exposure, technology, and team members to take on a larger organizational role. Even if you’re a fan of the whole “open concept” office space, it’s unlikely you’ll ever see a CFO’s desk set up in a c......

April 20, 2017 |

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The Revolving Door of CFOs In Retail Shows Where Analytics Is Headed

Major merchants can’t seem to hold onto their finance leaders. Those with staying power need to work differently. The whole point of success in retail is getting customers to stick around for a while — or at least until they can make a purchase. Lately, ho......

April 6, 2017 |

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The Case For More Emotionally-Intelligent CFOs

Financial leaders will always need to know the numbers, but they’ll also need to be experts at observing and acting on the mood in the office. Amid all the hype and debate over the impact of artificial intelligence, or AI, on businesses, we may sometimes o......

April 1, 2017 |

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Why CFO Career Prospects Are Getting Exponentially Better

A report from consulting firm BearingPoint breaks down the skills and focus areas finance leaders are beginning to take on. Most companies would probably say they’d like to see “exponential” growth — until they realize the workload of their senior team mig......

March 18, 2017 |

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