A CFOs Imperative – Putting Your Controller In Control  

It’s well-known that today’s CFO must be strategic to succeed.  But, what about their financial controller? Much like the CFO of ten years ago, today’s controller must buck the stereotype of an introverted number-cruncher. For CFOs to be strategic, their controller needs to evolve into a business-savvy and tech-savvy leader. They must provide insightful information, both financial and non-financial, about business operations. When this is realized, the quality of decision making to reduce risks and improve outcomes is greatly heightened. Unfortunately, many of today’s controllers aren’t “game day” ready for this new challenge, not equipped to perform in this expanding IT and leadership role.

Blake Oliver, CPA, FloQast

Some CFOs have solved this dilemma. Join Blake Oliver, Director Product Marketing, Floqast, recognized as one of the “40 Under 40” in the accounting profession at our CFO Leadership Conference panel discussion and interactive Q&A session for A CFOs Imperative – Putting Your Controller In Control  (Pillar #5 – Technology, Disruption & Change ~ Tuesday, May 14th @ 9:50am).  Blake alongside a panel of experienced CFOs will share insights developed by Floqast to put the Controller in Control.  Discussion will include:

  • How rapid change in technology is impacting the controller’s role
  • What controllers are worried about and how you as a CFO can enable them to conquer these fears and modernize outdated processes
  • Best practices to guide your controller through disruptive technological change and make your life easier as a CFO
  • How to avoid losing your controller and other top accounting talent to more attractive career opportunities in an ever-tightening labor market

About The CFO Leadership Conference “Seven Pillars Of The Modern CFO”
The CFO Leadership Council’s 9th annual national conference “Seven Pillars Of The Modern CFO” is being held May 13-14, 2019 in Boston’s Seaport District.  Dedicated to empowering CFOs, it will offer relevant and tangible tools for CFOs and senior financial executives to hone your leadership skills. Sessions include inspiring keynotes, and expert-led interactive workshops crafted to dig deep into key leadership areas within the Seven Pillars of the Modern CFO – (Pillars – Strategy & Innovation, Performance Measurement, Economics & Globalization, Data-Drive Decision Making, Technology, Disruption & Change, Executive Presence & Communication, and Leadership). Network and learn alongside 400+ of your peers across North America. NASBA Certified CPE Offered.  Reserve your seat today. www.cfolcconference.com

2019 CFO Leadership Conference- CFO Week in Boston, MA

About The CFO Leadership Council
The CFO Leadership Council offers both live & online programs that feature expert panels and interactive sessions that drive meaningful conversation and leadership development among our membership. Our collection of leadership development resources similar to this article contain pragmatic insights and advice sourced directly from our members and industry experts.  Recordings of CFOLC webcasts are made available to our current CFOLC Premium & Virtual members. To learn about our three-tiered membership options and CFO Week in May 2019, visit www.cfolc.com.

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