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RockStar CFOs In Times Of Crisis, Jack McCullough’s Latest for Forbes CFO Network

Rockstar CFOs In Times Of Crisis "During the dotcom crash and the economic slowdown of 2008, the role of the CFO gained in importance and respect. This phenomenon is likely to be repeated during today’s crisis." Jack is a Senior Contributor to Forbes CFO Network.  An...

CFOLC Announces CFO Masterclass Keynote Series, co-hosted with MIT Sloan

Survive To Thrive! A Virtual CFO Masterclass Keynote Series CFO Leadership Council has once again joined forces with MIT Sloan Executive Education Survive Then Thrive! Announcing a first-ever CFO Masterclass Keynote Series we're co-hosting with MIT Sloan Executive...

Lease & Economy Insights to Business Leaders from Hughes Marino EVP David Marino

Hughes Marino EVP David Marino Provides Lease & Economy Insights to Business Leaders During CFO Leadership Council Webinar - Latest from HM Blog David covered a variety of commercial real estate and economic topics during the two-hour webinar. An excerpt below. In the...

The CFOs Role In A Global Crisis, Jack McCullough’s Latest for Forbes CFO Network

The CFO's Role In A Global Crisis "As a leader, you are responsible for the well-being of your team. While you cannot solve all of their problems, this is a time to show compassion and patience, even while you continue to expect optimal performance." Jack is a Senior...

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...

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...

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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