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Survey: Nearly Half Of CFOs Don’t Have A Succession Plan

Most Say It's Because They're Not Planning to Leave Soon ~ A recent news release submitted by our sponsor Robert Half.   Change management is always a major concern for organizations, but few challenges are more disruptive than an executive departure. In a new survey...

Driving Business Agility in A Digital World

During the last decade or more, the business world has officially moved into a new and exciting digital age. With intelligent or “extreme” automation on the forefront of many company’s agendas, CFOs have to be prepared for this shift that has already begun taking...

Wide, Wide World of Due Diligence

An acquisitions attorney took a rather frustrated call from his client following the completion of an acquisition, with the awkward question regarding a particular operational surprise: “Why didn’t you think of that?”  It’s easy to imagine that the client had earlier...

Divide & Conquer

Divide & Conquer An excerpt from the book The Transition Game, written by CFOLC member Greg Olney. For more information on Olney, scroll down. The “Divide & Conquer” strategy can be a good thing if you’re talking about an algorithm set in recursion to divide a problem...

The Indispensable CFO: Viewpoint From Angela Tise, National Membership Chair & Northeast Regional Director

Coming up on December 11th in our NYC chapter, we are holding a discussion that I know will be quite interesting – the topic is on The Indispensable CFO.  This title made me think to myself, what does a CFO ( or financial executive headed toward this position) have to...

Spotlight on Information Technology

“It wasn’t so many years ago that pre-acquisition assessments of a company’s technology were limited to check-the-box activities”, reflected Patrick Moroney, Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Central States Funds and previously CIO of several private equity-backed...

Driving Business Agility in A Digital World

During the last decade or more, the business world has officially moved into a new and exciting digital age. With intelligent or “extreme” automation on the forefront of many company’s agendas, CFOs have to be prepared for this shift that has already begun taking place. Ash Noah, CPA, CGMA, from the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants connects with CFOs globally to understand the changing role of finance. He recently spoke to us about how technology coupled with competency can fuel business agility and the success of finance as a whole. Why Agility? So what can CFOs and their teams

Demonstrating Resilience and Adaptability in Changing Times

Every business landscape can prove challenging to navigate, but in today’s climate demonstrating resilience and adaptability is key when times get tough. At the 2018 CFO Leadership Conference, Rebook’s Craig Thornton, Vice President of Finance, and John Lynch, Vice President of CtC, shared their expert views and experiences on this topic and more. From the headquarters’ daring move to Boston’s Seaport District, to its new ‘Muscle Up’ Financial Fitness project, the duo shared how the business started exceeding goals in just 15 short months. Reebok, founded in 1895, has gone through a transformation over the decades. From Bolton, England where

The Expanding Role of the CFO 

  In February, the Austin Chapter of the CFO Leadership Council met for a panel addressing industry-wide changes to the role of Chief Financial Officers. Thought leaders from BigCommerce, Snap Kitchen, and Silverton Partners shared their experiences with the changing landscape of the CFO. The modern CFO is anything but a tactical partner; in fact, CFOs have evolved into an important strategic role in any organization. According to Adam Chibib, Partner at Silverton Partners, “CFOs in particular have a background in systems, processes and people, so they’re in the unique position to help from a strategy perspective.” Building an Ethos

Building High Performance Teams Is Key To CFO Success from Tatum's President, Macon Albertson

By Macon AlbertsonPresident, Tatum Professionals Whether you’re a brand-new CFO or a time-tested veteran, perhaps the most important factor in your success is having the right high-performing team behind you. Yet, securing high-performing talent — and keeping them engaged and motivated — may be one of the most challenging aspects of a CFO’s job, especially in today’s competitive hiring environment. It may be difficult, but it’s necessary given the increasing pressure to “add value.” Finance has evolved from simple bean counting to become a function that contributes to day-to-day operations and drives critical business decisions. While it’s essential to recruit

Ethics & Integrity in Leadership: A Critical Partnership for CFOs

The chief financial officer must be the most ethical person in his or her company.  Each stakeholder of a company – employee, investor, management, customers, suppliers, and the greater community – relies on the CFO for integrity and transparency. As such, it is not surprising that the CFOs are more likely than other employees to face ethical dilemmas in the course of executing their responsibilities.  Join us at The 2018 CFO Leadership Conference, May 9-10, 2018, for a session on Ethics & Integrity in Leadership, presented by Jill Brown, Ph.D., Harold S. Geneen Research Professor of Corporate Governance, Bentley University. During this

Define Your Leadership Style: Join us at The 2018 CFO Leadership Conference

While all of the mechanics of leadership are critical, most often the most important skill we overlook is defining what kind of a leader we want to be, and what kind of leader our teams need. Join us at The 2018 CFO Leadership Conference, May 9-10, 2018, for our morning keynote address on this very subject, led by Laura Sen, former Non-Executive Chairman, CEO & President, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc., and Ash Noah, Vice President of CGMA External Relations for the AICPA. During this lively conversation, we’ll dive into how we can self-evaluate our strength as a CFO leaders, as

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