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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...

New Talent Mandata For CFOs: Advice from Tatum's Monica Foster

This article was authored by Monica Foster, National Managing Partner of Talent Management, Tatum Associates, a proud national sponsor of The CFO Leadership Council. Many CFOs agree that finding qualified talent to join their team is their biggest constraint on growth, so investing in human capital is more important now than ever. The role of the CFO is undergoing a transformation at most organizations today: Gone are the days when the finance function existed as a backward-facing, number crunching silo. In its place is a vision of the CFO as a future-oriented, cross-functional leader capable of spearheading strategic planning to

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

Impact of Revenue Recognition Standards Extends Far Beyond A&F from Tatum's President, Macon Albertson

By Macon AlbertsonPresident, Tatum Professionals As if CFOs didn’t have enough on their plates with digital, automation and talent disruptions, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) recently updated their revenue recognition standards (ASC 606), ensuring that CFOs will be even busier in 2018. Issued as a means of standardizing revenue recognition in the global services economy, the new standards mean CFOs will lead adjustments in policies, systems, processes and controls for reporting revenue — arguably the most important metric in financial statements. Bloomberg calls it “the most historic accounting changes to hit U.S. capital markets in decades.” Although the extended

4 Key Attributes Every Top-Performing CFO Should Possess 

Article by Macon AlbertsonPresident, Tatum Professionals Defining the role of a top-performing CFO is growing more and more difficult as the responsibilities and oversight continue to expand well beyond risk management, regulatory compliance and all things financial. Even new terms for the “CFO” have been bantered about with some calling these executives Chief Future Officer or Chief Frontier Officer. These terms highlight the increasingly strategic role of CFOs to drive business decisions and prepare the enterprise for future growth. The truth is, CEOs want and need CFOs to be true business partners. And, the reality is that for decades, top-performing

Rethinking Corporate Performance Using KPIs: The CFOs Playbook from Tatum's President, Macon Albertson

By Macon AlbertsonPresident, Tatum Professionals Call it serendipity but if you flip around the acronym for key performance indicators (KPIs), it could also stand for the age-old mantra “knowledge is power.” Coincidence or not, the truth is that knowledge IS power for the modern CFO, and KPIs can effectively reign in the right knowledge and data that will drive corporate performance. The challenge is the amount of data that today’s enterprises generate can make choosing, finding and measuring relevant KPIs much more complex and difficult. Get KPIs right and corporate performance will improve; Get them wrong and you will be

Going Global And Preparing For International Expansion: Thoughts From Monica Foster Of Tatum

In today’s competitive corporate world, international expansion is an obvious solution to organizational growth.  But, with so much planning and risk taking involved, it is imperative to have a solid plan of action and there are many factors involved.  For expert advice, take a look at our latest “thought piece” by Monica Foster, National Managing Partner of Talent Management for Tatum, a company that serves to help resolve the challenges of today’s CFOs.  A key leader at Tatum with more than 10 years of recruiting and placement expertise, Monica oversees the company’s innovative talent acquisition strategies, analyzes national market trends

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