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5 Tips to a Better M&A Strategy

5 Tips to a Better M&A Strategy

The success of a company's M&A strategy is a crucial factor in determining the organization's future direction. The CFO plays an integral part in assuring that due diligence is sound, estimates are reasonable, and the integration process moves smoothly. Here are a...

Tips to An Effective Treasury and Risk Strategy

Tips to An Effective Treasury and Risk Strategy

The Treasury function objectives are to manage the company's cash and liquidity on short and long-term working capital requirements, invest and manage excess cash and investments, and oversee its financial risk management. Other key areas supported by treasury's reach...

The Importance of Executive Leadership in Finance

The Importance of Executive Leadership in Finance

The CFO must include in their focus the aspiration of excellence in every aspect of their job. This extends beyond his or her technical and strategic assignments and includes leadership excellence. The best leaders understand the objectives and efficiently achieve...

CFO Oversight of Information Technology

CFO Oversight of Information Technology

The CFO oversees IT to ensure that IT's mission, priorities, and plans are linked to company strategy. The CFO ensures that IT is executing against the plan, that the company is leveraging IT for efficiency and innovation, and that IT's benefits drive to the bottom...

Enterprise Governance from the Office of the CFO

Enterprise Governance from the Office of the CFO

Investors, lenders, other stakeholders, the board, the audit committee, regulators, all of these play a role in dictating how you govern your enterprise. Successfully managing these relationships and efficiently following their rules has a do or die impact on your...

How to Manage Financial Planning and Analysis

How to Manage Financial Planning and Analysis

At its essence, financial planning and analysis is the forward-looking hub of the finance function. FP&A typically holds the primary responsibilities of ensuring that the company has created reliable business forecasts, sufficiently analyzed past financial...

Enterprise Management & Optimization

Enterprise Management & Optimization

Optimizing any business requires collaboration amongst all functions. More communication between departments opens doors to opportunities and addresses complex challenges. As CFO, it is best to view potential opportunities proposed to you from other functions as an...

A CFO Perspective on Business Model and Industry

A CFO Perspective on Business Model and Industry

Contrary to the traditional image of the CFO as a penny-pinching bean counter, today's CFOs are business partners and counselors to the CEO, who help guide and influence decision making using financial and economic context as drivers of such choices. A CFO must have a...

Managing the Controllership Function

Managing the Controllership Function

This post is part of a series on effectively leading the office of the CFO. In the series, we dive into the primary silos a modern CFO is responsible for and how they can most effectively be managed. Overview The Controllership function objectives are to safeguard the...

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