CFO Leadership (7)

Content dedicated to empowering senior financial executives and CFOs to learn more about their craft. (7)

Banks need a CFO. Major retailers need a CFO. But a farm? Hmmm. . .

September 22, 2016 |

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The Big Picture Thinking CFOs and Their Teams Need To Cultivate

It’s not like anyone in finance walks around all day thinking, “I’m a global citizen!” How they work on a day-to-day basis, however, should say a lot about how international their perspective has become. A possible role model in this regard is Shyrose Janm......

September 9, 2016 |

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What Makes a Performance-Driven CFO

Do finance leaders need a new job title to reflect their focus areas, or is it really about walking the walk? Where there were once chief marketing officers, there are now chief brand officers. VPs of HR are now sometimes referred to chief people officers.......

September 6, 2016 |

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What ‘The Vanishing COO’ Trend Means For CFOs

Operational executives are less prevalent in the Fortune 500, but that doesn’t mean companies can ignore operational excellence. If there’s one person whose role you could safely assume is reasonably secure, it’s probably the CEO’s second-in-command. The s......

September 3, 2016 |

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Why Dashboards Are Becoming A Major CFO Priority

  Businesses need more than the same old numbers, but finance departments aren’t stepping up, a new book argues. With a book title like The End of Accounting, it doesn’t take long to realize that Baruch Lev is on a mission to shake up finance departments a......

August 20, 2016 |

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The Divine and Unbeatable Nature of Data-Driven CFOs

Some are putting up CFOs on a pedestal, while others can’t wait to take them down a peg. What really matters is how they bring value to their organizations–and that should be the main characteristic they’re judged for.  No one is saying financial executive......

August 16, 2016 |

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The Role of the CFO is Changing. Here’s What’s Expected from Them Now

The role of the journalist once revolved around making phone calls while puffing on cigarettes (indoors!) and typing away on typewriters. Today a journalist is expected to not only carry out interviews and write articles, but to be active on social media, ......

August 16, 2016 |

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The Evolution of the CFO

Originally published on the Certent Insider blog.  For the past five years, Armanino has surveyed CFOs in [their] Annual CFO Evolution Benchmark Survey, where west coast CFOs are asked about responsibilities, roles and strategic priorities. Based on their ......

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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