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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...

Surviving Today’s Technology Complexity, One CAO’s True Story

Surviving Today’s Technology Complexity, One CAO’s True Story Requirements in the back office have grown exponentially while reporting deadlines remain fixed. New accounting standards, ASC606 and ASC 842, and new business models, such as the subscription economy and...

A CFOs Imperative – Putting Your Controller In Control

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...

Creating The Power To Get Things Done!  Spotlight on the CFO Leadership Conference kickoff keynote Christina Spade, CFO, CBS Corporation

Creating the power to get things done!  Spotlight on the CFO Leadership Conference Kickoff Keynote Christina Spade, CFO, CBS Corporation Creating the power to get things done - Closing the books is table stakes.  CFOs today must deliver much more.  Successful CFOs...

Tax Reform 101: What CFOs Need To Know Now

  In December 2017, the president signed into law H.R. 1, originally known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The new law (Public Law No. 115-97) represents the culmination of a lengthy process in pursuit of business tax reform over the course of more than 20 years. The legislation includes substantial changes to the taxation of individuals, businesses in all industries, multinational enterprises, and others. Overall, it provides a net tax reduction of approximately $1.456 trillion over the 10-year “budget window” (according to the estimates provided by the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) that do not take into account

4 Takeaways from The Trump Effect in 2018: Thoughts from our New Jersey Chapter

  With the pace of change in Washington, our CFOLC chapters are often asked to host events that can provide some insight into today’s most important issues. Last week, our New Jersey Chapter held a webinar titled “The Trump Effect in 2018.” The speaker, James Slotnick, Head of Government Relations from Sun Life Financial, packed a fair amount of information into the event, and there were a few items that really stood out to me that are worth sharing: While the highlight of President Trump’s first year was moving tax reform through Congress, his ability to move U.S. Appeals Court

4 Conversations That Can Improve Your Cybersecurity Incident Response

  Cyber attacks on US corporations are all too commonplace today; they accomplish varied objectives, such as disrupting computer information networks; gaining unauthorized access to systems; realizing economic incentives by accessing credit card information; and stealing critical intellectual property.  These attacks are launched by individuals, organizations, and states. Politically-motivated attacks (cyber warfare) are used to disrupt, access, or conduct espionage. Cyber threats, cyber-attacks, cyber terrorism, and cyber warfare can have an adverse effect on corporate profits, public confidence, stock markets, economic/service sectors, and other national critical infrastructures. Given their knowledge of the business and the relationships that they hold with

The 10 Habits of Highly Effective CFOs

  Believe it or not, The CFO Leadership Council is over 11 years old. And since our early days, we’ve had thousands of conversations with hundreds of CFOs on how their role has evolved from ‘best accountant’ to ‘strategic partner’. A few years ago, our founder, Jack McCullough, started an informal research project to determine those key skills and attributes that separate truly elite CFOs from the rest of the pack. Based on these conversations, we’ve identified 10 key habits that high achieving leaders share. Now, a few caveats: We are not academics. Trust us, it’s better for everyone that

Maximize Your Membership With Our Virtual Round Table Discussions

Adhering to our commitment to provide unparalleled professional development opportunities, we excited about our new series of exclusive "members only" resources: our monthly Problem Solving Forums and quarterly Ask The Expert Calls.  These "virtual round table discussions" consist of phone sessions, perfect for exchanging ideas on a variety of current trends and topics. Taking place at 12 pm (Eastern Time) on the first Wednesday of every month, our Problem Solving Forums kicked off on October 4, with Private Equity Sponsors.  Led by Jeff Martini, a member of our Houston chapter and the Chief Operating and Finance Officer at Hicor Technologies,

Professional Development Has Never Been More Convenient– Just Dial In And Join Us!

Because we're an organization that prides itself on offering the best options for professional development and networking opportunities, adding value to your CFOLC membership is important to us.  To adhere to this promise, we are proud to announce a new series of exclusive "members only" resources: our monthly Problem Solving Forums and quarterly Ask The Expert Calls.  These one hour phone sessions will give you the chance to connect, learn, and exchange ideas on a variety of current trends and topics. Taking place at 12 pm (EST) on the first Wednesday of every month, our Problem Solving Forums will include

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