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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...

Pitching to Win: 10 Essentials for Winning Over Investors

Pitching to Win: 10 Essentials for Winning Over Investors As a startup trying to secure funding, the investor pitch is paramount. It is your first (and if done right, not your last) shot at winning over potential investors. While stepping into the shark tank can make even the most confident business leader or CFO sweat, preparation and a perfect pitch deck can set you up for success. In April 2018, Mindy Barker, CEO of Mindy Barker and Associates, and steering committee member of our Jacksonville chapter, led an engaging discussion for our members on this very topic. Mindy taught us

Working With Boards - Tips From Our Austin Team

Not able to attend some of our events?  Interested in finding out what you missed?  Let us be your “go to” resource for program highlights and takeaways.  On June 8,The Austin CFO Leadership Council presented Working With Boards, a panel discussion focusing on the best practices and tactics to nurturing sound relationships.  Our Expert Speakers Were: Here’s What They Advised Us: When selecting board members, focus on diversity of experience and mission alignment. Check for conflicts of interest every six months or sooner. Don’t take money from people if you don’t want their opinion. If boards become too operational and

Elevating Your Relationship With Your Board of Directors: Insight From Tatum

As an organization built “by CFOs and for CFOs”, we feel that our most valuable resources are our members and partners.  And, with an eclectic representation from a variety of industries and backgrounds, our knowledge base is vast, allowing us to focus on our mission to “empower CFOs”.  Adhering to this goal, we always offer new perspectives and first hand expert advice to you, directly from our sponsors, allowing you to access the best possible resources.  Take a look at our latest “thought piece” provided by Tatum, one of our renowned partners.  A part of Randstad USA, this company offers

Why Board Relations Matter And How To Maintain Them - Perspectives From Mike Dansby Of Consero Global

As an organization built “by CFOs and for CFOs”, we feel that our most valuable resources are our members and partners.  And, with an eclectic representation from a variety of industries and backgrounds, our knowledge base is vast, allowing us to focus on our mission to “empower CFOs”.  Adhering to this goal, we always offer new perspectives and first hand expert advice to you, directly from our sponsors, allowing you to access the best possible resources.  Known for providing companies with a greater level of financial insight and control, Consero Global, one of our renowned partners, serves to efficiently drive

Working With Boards - Tips From Our Dallas Experts

Not able to attend some of our events?  Interested in finding out what you missed?  Let us be your “go to” resource for program highlights and takeaways.  On May 16, our Dallas chapter presented Working With Boards, an enlightening panel discussion focusing on the strategies and approaches that CFOs can use to enhance the skills needed for this crucial relationship. Our Expert Speakers Were: Here’s What They Advised Us:  Get involved in the member selection process.  Nurture and leverage relationships to help sustain board tenure.  Develop solid working comraderie so that board members will go to bat for you.  Don’t

Managing The Challenges Of Boardroom Dynamics: Perspectives From Our New York Team

Regardless of company size and type, one of the most challenging responsibilities of a CFO is successfully working with a board of directors. With so many ongoing disputes and personality clashes, there are, inevitably, many problems encountered. So, what steps can be taken to nurture the best internal relationships? In November The NYC CFO Leadership Council addressed this question with a presentation on Inside And Outside The Boardroom: Managing And Working With Boards. This program focused on generating effective communication, setting realistic expectations, and balancing competing interests. Our speakers were: Their tips and advice included: Board Cohesion Is Key As

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