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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...

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 Albertson President, 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

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

  By Macon Albertson President, 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

4 Key Attributes Every Top-Performing CFO Should Possess 

  Article by Macon Albertson President, 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

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

  By Macon Albertson President, 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

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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