CFO Leadership (8)

Content dedicated to empowering senior financial executives and CFOs to learn more about their craft. (8)

Why Finance Shouldn’t Fear Robo-Accountants

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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What CFOs Should Understand About Chief Strategy Officers

Imagine the meeting of senior leaders where the CEO announces, with great fanfare, the hiring or appointment of a Chief Strategy Officer. Someone who does the big-picture thinking. Someone who creates the plan that the CEO will evaluate, potentially green-......

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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