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Nearly Half Of CFOs Don’t Have A Succession Plan

Planning for Succession "Control your own destiny or someone else will!" ~ Jack Welch 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...

Fast Forward To The Past – Guidance For Your Younger Financial Self

Fast Forward To The Past – Guidance For Your Younger Financial Self Advice from Stuart Pasternak, Toronto Regional Director, CFO Leadership Council As a financial executive, we have been on a long journey and gained many insights.  If you could turn back time and...

Automate or Stagnate, Advice from Lindsey Head, CFOLC San Diego Chapter Co-Chair

Automate or Stagnate, Advice from Lindsey Head, CFOLC San Diego Chapter Co-Chair Stagnation, the dreaded word that no founder wants to hear or experience. Imagine, you have poured your energy and life savings into launching a business. You’ve setup shop, the doors...

Creative Leadership Skills for the Current Climate

Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” – Jack Welch Being a leader is a commitment. You are charged with guiding and supporting your team through the good times and the bad....

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...

Transforming An Accounting Function Into A World Class Finance Function - Expert Advice From Our Dallas Team

We're off to a great start! Our fall kickoff is well underway, marking an abundance of stellar programs, set for the months ahead.  See for yourself! Here’s a recap from a recent chapter event:   On September 19, our Dallas team presented Transforming An Accounting Function Into A World Class Finance Function, a program inspired by Steering Committee member Stu Grubbs, CFO at Daisy Brand LLC, one of the largest manufacturers and suppliers of dairy products in North America.  With more than 20 years of accounting and financial experience in Fortune 500 companies, Stu is a results driven leader whose

Budgeting And Forecasting Strategies - Points Of View From Our Dallas Experts

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 20, The Dallas CFO Leadership Council presented Budgeting And Forecasting Strategies, a panel discussion featuring CFOs from both public and private companies offering tips and advice from their own experiences.  Our Expert Speakers Were: Here’s What They Advised Us: Take complete ownership of your budget. For most industries, forecasting beyond three years is almost impossible because of how quickly everything changes.  Be up front when you know that you’re going to

Working With Boards - Tips From Our Dallas Experts

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 May 16, our Dallas chapter presented Working With Boards, an enlightening panel discussion focusing on the strategies and approaches that CFOs can use to enhance the skills needed for this crucial relationship. Our Expert Speakers Were: Here’s What They Advised Us:  Get involved in the member selection process.  Nurture and leverage relationships to help sustain board tenure.  Develop solid working comraderie so that board members will go to bat for you.  Don’t

Our Dallas Team Discusses The Risks And Rewards Of Technology Investments

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 April 18, our Dallas chapter presented Managing High Growth: The Risks, Rewards, and ROI of Technology Investments, an enlightening panel discussion on bringing your systems into a cohesive unit while adhering to the expectations of investors, auditors, and shareholders.  Our Expert Speakers Were: Here’s What They Discussed:  Implementing technology effectively is a science. Most businesses know what they need, but they do not know the best ways to proceed. Instead of being

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,

Thoughts From Our Dallas Team On The Expanding Role Of Today's CFO

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 March 21, our Dallas chapter presented The Expanding Role of the CFO, a panel discussion focusing on the skill sets and techniques needed for success.  Our Expert Speakers Were: Here’s What They Advised Us:  Realize that times have changed. Four years ago CFOs were spending 75% of their time on financials, now it’s about 25%.  Build an effective and supportive team by identifying where your direct hires can step in and grow. And,

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