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Innovating Your CFO Activities

Innovating the Accounting, Finance and Treasury (AFT) Functions Double entry bookkeeping is a concept that is over 500 years old. You might ask, “What can we learn about innovation from an industry that old?” A seminar conducted by KRM and the endersgroup at a Vancouver company focused on innovating AFT activities. The seminar provided a great example of an AFT team that is taking the…

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The Defining Attributes of a Successful CFO: Leadership

Leadership seems to be one of those traits defined by “You know it, when you see it.” I have met a CFO who was the brightest lightbulb in the room but could not lead their business to the light switch. I have also met a CFO who didn’t seem to work that hard and wasn’t a rocket scientist but was able to move mountains in…

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The Defining Attributes of a Successful CFO: Treasury

In our third installment of Defining a Successful CFO we are covering the “Show Me the Money!” attribute, Treasury. This key pillar of the CFO function provides the fuel and discipline to manage and grow a company’s capital base. If you missed Attribute #1 Accounting: the acts of Recording, Reporting and Governance or Attribute #2 Finance: the acts of Planning, Forecasting and Investment Analysis. We…

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The Defining Attributes of a Successful CFO: Finance

Finance uses the discipline and data from a strong Accounting team as the launching pad for planning and creating their company’s future. A seamless handoff between the Accounting and Finance departments is critical in creating and executing an effective strategy.  The Finance function is about creating the optimum analytical framework to make strategic decisions. There are three main building blocks that make up a highly functioning…

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The Defining Attributes of a Successful CFO: Accounting

Do your Recording and Reporting systems lend transparency to your business? Is your corporate structure and governance process in line with your size, goals and culture.  In this first segment on our Series: The Defining Attributes of a Successful CFO, we explain the importance of Accounting, as a key pillar in the house of the Chief Financial Officer. 1. Recording: Record keeping and closing the…

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