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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...

Our First HR Boot Camp Offers Valuable Insight To Our Austin Members

As demonstrated in all of our programs, we aim to continuously expand the horizons of CFOs to “think beyond numbers”.  And, in an effort to keep up with emerging corporate trends, we are always offering fresh subject material to ensure that our members are one step ahead of their peers.   On October 12, our Austin chapter was excited to present our first time HR Boot Camp, an enlightening program highlighting the importance of strategic HR initiatives and their organizational impact.   Our expert panelists consisted of: Here are some of their words of advice:  Encourage open and honest feedback and always

The Art Of Leadership: Dale Carnegie CEO Addresses Our Austin Chapter

We’re off to a great start this season, with continued excellence in programs and speaker expertise. On September 14, our Austin members had the opportunity to benefit from the knowledge and expertise of Dave Wright, CEO for Dale Carnegie Training in both Austin and Houston.  A dynamic speaker and entrepreneur, Dave has received ongoing international recognition as a premier trainer.  Drawing from more than 25 years of experience, he provided plenty of advice as he delivered an informative program on The Art Of Leadership. In addition to emphasizing that the biggest driver in employee engagement is company pride, Dave stated that

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

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

Meet Jeanene Orlando, Southwest Regional Director

Meet Jeanene Orlando, our Southwest Regional Director and newest team member.  With more than 19 years of business development experience in the financial services and insurance industries, Jeanene recently served as Sales Director for Radius Worldwide, where she focused on the Texas and Louisiana markets, creating brand awareness and educational opportunities for clients on overseas expansion.  Aside from spearheading the marketing efforts of our Houston, Dallas, and Austin chapters, she will help us to achieve our initiatives for growth by ensuring that these areas continue to provide optimal educational and networking resources.     "Jeanene is one of the most tenacious,

Perspectives From Our Austin Experts: A Guide To Successful Operational KPI Management

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 November 10, our Austin chapter presented A CFO's Guide To Successful Operational KPI Management, a panel discussion outlining how CFOs can help company leaders in this area.    Our Expert Speakers Included: Here’s What They Advised:   Encourage cross departmental teamwork. Ensure short-term goals can be achieved. Use KPIs to create alignment and focus. Be a true partner to your CEO, focusing on weak spots and which business metrics really matter. Keep

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