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Fast Forward To The Past – Guidance For Your Younger Financial Self

Fast Forward To The Past – Guidance For Your Younger Financial Self Advice from Stuart Pasternak, Toronto Regional Director, CFO Leadership Council As a financial executive, we have been on a long journey and gained many insights.  If you could turn back time and...

Automate or Stagnate, Advice from Lindsey Head, CFOLC San Diego Chapter Co-Chair

Automate or Stagnate, Advice from Lindsey Head, CFOLC San Diego Chapter Co-Chair Stagnation, the dreaded word that no founder wants to hear or experience. Imagine, you have poured your energy and life savings into launching a business. You’ve setup shop, the doors...

Creative Leadership Skills for the Current Climate

Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” – Jack Welch Being a leader is a commitment. You are charged with guiding and supporting your team through the good times and the bad....

Becoming a Data Driven Finance Leader  

Becoming a Data Driven Finance Leader    Surveys indicate many CFOs are anchored in the role of Historian, one that is backward looking. Today’s dynamic business environment demands CFOs fulfill a much different role -- one that is forward looking, strategic, data...

Leveraging Technology to Power the High Growth Enterprise

Leveraging Technology to Power the High Growth Enterprise Modern, data centered technologies, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and analytics, along with new architectures and subscription models built in the cloud are giving CFOs new fire power and...

Turn The Page! What Our CFOLC Members Are Reading

Turn The Page!  What Our CFOLC Members Are Reading Recently our CFO Leadership Council members were asked by a peer via our online members-only forum CFO Connect "What materials are you currently reading that you find impactful to your role as finance leaders?"  The...

Fast Forward To The Past – Guidance For Your Younger Financial Self

Fast Forward To The Past – Guidance For Your Younger Financial Self Advice from Stuart Pasternak, Toronto Regional Director, CFO Leadership Council As a financial executive, we have been on a long journey and gained many insights.  If you could turn back time and share our knowledge with your younger self, would you have made the same choices? Would you take the same paths? Is hindsight 20/20? The past month I surveyed over 1,000 CFO's across North America and asked them to answer one simple question. “As a financial executive, what would you do now that you wish you did

Getting CPEs Just Got A Whole Lot Easier! CFOLC Members Now Earn Credits Right From Their Desk!

Getting CPEs Just Got A Whole Lot Easier! CFOLC Members Now Earn Credits Right From Their Desk! The CFO Leadership Council proudly announces our recent NASBA approval to offer CPEs for all our  webcasts. Now you can earn CPEs at our live AND online events. This is being offered to current CFOLC members only, We are on target to host 25+ webcasts in the coming year which, adding 25 potential CPE earnings. This comes at the perfect time as our virtual membership just celebrated it’s one year anniversary June 1st! In June 2018, CFOLC officially kicked off our virtual membership,

Automate or Stagnate, Advice from Lindsey Head, CFOLC San Diego Chapter Co-Chair

Automate or Stagnate, Advice from Lindsey Head, CFOLC San Diego Chapter Co-Chair Stagnation, the dreaded word that no founder wants to hear or experience. Imagine, you have poured your energy and life savings into launching a business. You’ve setup shop, the doors have opened, and you are feeling the excitement of growing sales and hiring employees.  Then you face a month or two where there is a lull in sales or a few key clients or staff members have left. You are supposed to be overseeing the big picture and growing the business. However, you have been pulled into the details of

Becoming a Data Driven Finance Leader  

Becoming a Data Driven Finance Leader    Surveys indicate many CFOs are anchored in the role of Historian, one that is backward looking. Today’s dynamic business environment demands CFOs fulfill a much different role -- one that is forward looking, strategic, data driven and applies a creative mindset.  This new role is termed Finance 2.0. CFOs who transition to this new role position themselves to bring new strategic insights and guide their organizations to heightened performance.  However, successful transition to Finance 2.0 requires a thoughtful road map. One that includes People, Process and Technology.    During this session, Rich Reimer, VP of Industry

Future Finance Organizations Will Require Modern CFOs

Future Finance Organizations Will Require Modern CFOs Recently, over 550 companies have integrated AI into their services and products (CB Insights).  AI technology is now setting the stage for increased competitiveness.  Finance must be a part of this as well for it to provide value and be relevant.  The future of finance is now. Finance organizations will require Modern CFOs to lead the way. During this session, Scott Tynes, CEO Consero will share insights gained from working with numerous CFOs.  Scott’s discussion will highlight the challenges faced by the Modern CFO, why traditional solutions are failing to deliver the value expected of finance

The Strategic Dilemma CFOs Face

The Strategic Dilemma CFOs Face ~ Critical Leadership Advice from CFOs at Blue Shield & Citizens Financial “Be Strategic” is the mantra CFOs’ hear.  Being strategic requires making hard choices and placing bets on how to win.  In today’s disruptive world, winning strategies require innovation which is inherently risky.  In contrast, CFOs can be seen as risk averse or “NO CFOS”.  Today’s reality is CFOs have a challenging essential role to play in the strategy process. One where CFOs embrace innovation.  Successful CFOs recognize to “Be Strategic” they must be involved throughout their company’s innovation process.  This role includes guiding

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