Strategy


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    25% of big companies have no CFO succession plan in place: report

    Traditional finance experience and capabilities are no longer the top drivers in finding CFO successors.

    By June 18, 2024
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    57% of M&A pros weigh ESG impact in potential deals

    “We are more frequently seeing ESG considerations being mainstreamed and considered alongside other strategic growth or investment levers.”

    By June 12, 2024
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    The CFO's guide to best practices in 2024

    CFOs face myriad challenges in 2024 — approach the challenge with an arsenal of these best practices. 

    By CFO staff
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    Opinion

    Bridging the gap between finance and revenue operations

    Effective growth planning requires close collaboration between revenue operations and finance, with unified goals, integrated planning processes and accurate data utilization.   

    By Yuri Yakubov • June 11, 2024
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    CFO Peer Audit: What would you do with 4 extra work hours?

    CFOs from OnlyFans, Multiplan, Universal Technical Institute and more chime in.

    By May 31, 2024
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    64% of business leaders have concerns with hiring recent college grads: report

    Twenty-two percent of business leaders are less likely to hire recent college graduates who participated in pro-Palestine protests, found new data. 

    By May 29, 2024
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    34% of KPMG tax, audit and advisory interns plan to stay 5 years at first job: report

    Ninety percent of KMPG’s Gen Z interns said the biggest misconception about their generation is that they are lazy and have no desire to work hard.

    By May 28, 2024
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    Opinion

    How CFOs can become strategic changemakers

    The changemaker CFO focuses on profit, people and sustainable practices.   

    By Dado Alonso • May 28, 2024
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    Peacocking, newskilling and digital detox: 9 new workplace trends CFOs must know

    Don’t be surprised if you're told a story about a leader being handed a doctor’s note saying their patient, and your employee, must digitally unplug for the sake of their health. 

    By May 24, 2024
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    The CFO’s changing role: problem-solving, tech and leadership — report

    CFOs are prioritizing finance strategy to manage growing responsibilities and ensure long-term scalability and resilience.

    By May 23, 2024
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    62% of CFOs say strategic planning is most valued skill: report

    Thirty percent of CFOs have started working on succession plans and 19% have plans but no successor identified, according to a Travelers report. These numbers can leave organizations exposed.

    By May 22, 2024
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    How CFOs and CIOs can collaborate to optimize software spend

    CIOs and CFOs increasingly see one another as allies as they get intentional about technology spend strategy.   

    By Nicholas Mayes • May 21, 2024
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    Manage days payable outstanding to improve cash flow: Metric of the Month

    A high DPO can sabotage strategic supplier relationships and a too-low DPO constrains liquidity, CFO Perry Wiggins says.  

    By May 8, 2024
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    Opinion

    CFO-CHRO partnership: 6 talent acquisition metrics to drive ROI

    Knowing what talent acquisition metrics to track can have a significant impact on a company’s financial performance.   

    By Christine Nichlos • May 7, 2024
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    How CFOs can keep restless accountants on staff

    “When employees leave, it is typically because of the aggregated effects of a number of factors.”

    By May 6, 2024
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    Stripe unbundles financial products as payments processing industry shifts

    The payments processing company adjusted its strategy which, according to QED Investors Partner Laura Bock, “aligns with what we are seeing in the fintech landscape at large — businesses increasingly demanding flexibility.”

    By James Pothen • May 2, 2024
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    53% of CFOs have adopted or are adopting ESG principles: Report

    “CFOs are bracing for a year in which ESG risks are not just a boardroom buzzword, but a critical business reality.”

    By May 1, 2024
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    Opinion

    5 CFO priorities to navigate unsteady market conditions

    Here’s how CFOs can deliver profitable business outcomes despite economic uncertainty.  

    By Jeff Casale • April 30, 2024
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    4 Keys to improve your M&A playbook, post-acquisition

    CFOs should build an M&A playbook based on past lessons learned.   

    By Daniel Burkly and Jonathan McElhannon • April 23, 2024
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    5 Time-saving strategies for CFOs to unlock greater potential

    CFOs should go above functional expertise to gain real strategic impact.   

    By April 23, 2024
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    8 Ways CFOs can lead sustainability initiatives

    CFOs are positioned to take a leading role in sustainability management and reporting activities.  

    By April 22, 2024
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    Opinion

    The CFO-CMO partnership is the new dynamic duo

    These measures help bridge the gap between marketing and finance.   

    By Michael Cohen and Sabaa Quao • April 16, 2024
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    Modern FP&A Leadership: Strong Data, Communication, and Empathy

    "Data from operations, supply chains, sales, marketing, all this data needs to be matched up together. If you have data silos, you won't be able to understand all that you can from your data," saud Wouter Born, founder of Born Capital.

    By April 5, 2024
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    Finance Team Collaboration Drives Lower Process Costs: Metric of the Month

    Getting people to work together more effectively will help drive costs down sustainably.    

    By April 3, 2024
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    Opinion

    3-Step Strategy for PE-Backed CFOs to Enhance EBITDA

    Here’s how CFOs can better prioritize EBITDA enhancement.  

    By Udit Sharma and Mathew Veedon • April 2, 2024
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    55% of Business Leaders Concerned About the Safety of Future Bank Deposits: Report

    Depositors remain concerned about the safety of deposits a year after the 2023 bank failures. 

    By April 1, 2024