Why Apple’s Disclosure Changes Are the Right Move
The world's second-most-valuable company is not being coy but rather is clearly communicating its business-model shift, an investor relations expert says.
Institutional Investors Put Private CFOs in the Public Eye
The rise of "crossover investors" — institutional investors that fund private start-ups — blurs the line between public and private companies.
How to Overcome Obstacles to Strategy Execution
The finance department must play a central role in surmounting challenges to successful implementation of strategic priorities.
Sustainability Should Be on the Mid-Market CFO’s Agenda
Mid-market firms can be resource-constrained, but when it comes to sustainability their nimbleness can be an advantage.
CFO Delegates Key Roles to Finance Staff
To allow himself time to focus on growing the company, a finance chief empowers underlings to serve as business partners to functional leaders.
KPIs: The Key to Corporate Compliance
New Justice Department guidance on compliance highlights the need for a data-driven approach to compliance.
CFOs: Be the Heart of Data Integration
Recognizing the benefit that access to data can bring, finance chiefs must now address a host of new, related challenges.
Master of All Metrics
How CFOs can take charge of nonfinancial performance measures without alienating the rest of the organization.
Key Performance Drivers: KPIs Evolved
Key performance indicators are fundamental for measuring performance. But which metrics are really driving companies forward?
Metric of the Month: Accounts Payable Process Performance
Nothing destroys relationships with critical vendors like payment delays.
Cost Management: The Least Glamorous, Most Important Task
There are four key attributes to an effective cost management process.