The Growing Importance of Forecasting
Few CFOs take the time to forecast their balance sheets, preferring to rely on their P&Ls to monitor their cash levels.
The Many Myths of Budgeting Season
Separating budget fact from fiction is the key to getting the most out of the process.
Budgeting Inflexibility Cripples Bottom Line
Companies should vary the budgeting model used for particular business units and functions, research shows.
Missing Forecasts Is Better Than Making Bad Decisions
Sure there's pressure to hit your forecasted numbers, but overreacting to short-term events and trends can harm the business.
Metric of the Month: Finance Function Costs
CFOs are skeptical about claims that process automation is the cure-all for excessive costs of the finance function.
How Startups Can Draw the Line on Expenses
Citing a past example, a leading venture capitalist offers advice to prevent budgeting mistakes.
The Freelance Finance Chief
As demand for executives and controllers grows more slowly over the next few years, CFOs may need to consider going “part-time.”