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The CFO Essential Summer Reading List, Jack McCullough’s Latest for Forbes CFO Network

The CFO Essential Summer Reading List Chief Financial Officers use summer vacations to get caught up on their reading.   Jack is a Senior Contributor to Forbes CFO Network.  An excerpt below. Summer is here. And while the activities we have enjoyed in years past may...

Preserving Liquidity in Uncertain Times ~ Latest Series from Bank of America

Preserving Liquidity in Uncertain Times ~ Latest Series from Bank of America CFO Leadership Council is proud to align with Bank of America as a national partner.  They have you covered with new insights from working capital experts.  During an economic downturn,...

Every Day Is Game Day! An Interview with Mich Chandlee, CFO, Fanatics

Our CFO Leadership Council Founder, Jack McCullough sat down with Mich Chandlee to recap our recent CFO Masterclass Keynote session, "Effective Leadership Under Urgency".      MIT Sloan Executive Education and the CFO Leadership Council recently hosted a fireside chat...

Recover, Return, Restart: Next Steps to Elevate Your Business

As the economy begins to wake up, how do you begin to rethink your business model?  What are the crucial steps you’ll need to take in order to move forward?  Jack McCullough, the President of the CFO Leadership Council recently caught up with Certent CEO Jorge Martin...

The Fiscal and Physical Health of the Company ~ Session 4 of our CFO Masterclass Keynote Series

The Fiscal and Physical Health of the Company ~ Session 4 CFO Masterclass Keynote Series co-hosted by CFO Leadership Council & MIT Sloan Executive Education Know this - Your new normal is NOW and IS the new Un-Normal!  The challenges faced and changes needed are...

Survive Then Thrive In This New Reality! CFOLC Announces The CFO Academy

Survive To Thrive In This New Reality! CFO Leadership Council Announces The CFO Academy CFO's, We've Got Your Acceptance Letter for Summer School! Announcing our first-ever CFO Academy, a series of ask the expert virtual roundtables on a variety of hot topics to help...

Did Your 2020 New Year's Resolution Include Spending More Time at Home? Is the New Normal Social Distancing and Working Remotely?

Did Your 2020 New Year's Resolution Include Spending More Time at Home? Is the New Normal Social Distancing and Working Remotely? Insight from Stuart Pasternak, Toronto Regional Director, CFO Leadership Council Clearly, 2020 has become a game-changer, affecting us socially and how we work.  To reduce the spread of COVID-19 illness, most have been encouraged to follow good hygiene practices, stay home and minimize contact with other people. So, working remotely has become the new norm. "While many of us started working from home out of urgency, we may not have considered all the issues implementing remote-working strategy." ~ Stuart

Employee Engagement and Training of Accounting Teams during COVID-19

Employee Engagement and Training of Accounting Teams during COVID-19 Insights from Leah Gray, CFO & Steering Committee Member, CFOLC Seattle Chapter "Fortunately, many Accounting Professionals have enjoyed working and accessing their systems remotely for over fifteen years. Almost all accounting systems can be accessed remotely. Recently many of the desktop versions have moved to the Cloud.”    ~ Leah Gray, CPA, CFO & Action Oriented Leader With the COVID-19 virus, every company has been impacted. For Accounting and Finance teams, the workload will increase as the short-term and long-term impact is assessed. For CFOs, Finance Directors and Controllers during this crisis,

CFO or General Manager in Today’s Business World?

CFO to General Manager in Today’s Business World Advice from Stuart Pasternak, Toronto Regional Director, CFO Leadership Council "Business today faces fierce competition on an international scale and has forced CFOs to become a “Master” in the delivery of the corporate strategy and driving successes.”    ~ Stuart Pasternak, Toronto Regional Director, CFOLC The role of the Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) has become increasingly vital to a corporation, making the scope of the job broader and more complex.  How are you dealing with this dynamic change?  Are you a Tactical CFO or a Strategic CFO?  Can you think like a General

How Should You Measure a CFO’s Success?

How Should You Measure a CFO's Success? Insight from Stuart Pasternak, Toronto Regional Director, CFO Leadership Council To measure the success of any C-Suite executive, there must be specific and measurable goals and objectives for the positions. The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) position is no different. As the role and responsibilities of CFOs have continued evolving, it has become more challenging to measure a CFO’s success. Doing so involves looking at both qualitative and quantitative measurements. "Today, the role has expanded considerably, whereby the CFO is one of the top three decision-makers alongside the CEO and the COO." ~ Stuart

Are You a CFO, or is Your Goal to Become a CFO? Get a Mentor or Coach!

Are You a CFO, or is Your Goal to Become a CFO? – Get a Mentor or Coach!  “You wouldn't advise the CEO to proceed without a strategic plan, why should you?” ~ Stuart Pasternak, Toronto Regional Director, CFOLC In the competitive world of C-Suit talent and high-value positions, it’s a different game. The average tenure of a Chief Finance Officer (CFO) is 3-4 years and the role is continually changing. Any career or job transition requires a creative, well-thought-out plan that leverages your strengths, gets you noticed and is flawlessly executed. You’ve worked hard to get to where you

Acquisition Strategy & Value Drivers | How to Maximize Your Company's Sale Price

Acquisition Strategy & Value Drivers How to Maximize Your Company's Sale Price "As a CFO, take steps now to increase the value of the business before being ready to sell — whether this will be next year or five years down the road.” ~ Stuart Pasternak, Toronto Regional Director, CFOLC Many entrepreneurs/owners’ managers (OM) have or should have a succession plan or exit strategy when it comes to their business. For many, the eventual goal is a liquidity event such as to sell the company either wholly or partially to generate funds to support their desired retirement or to cash

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