CFO Buzz is a news feature capturing top stories affecting CFOs. This feature is published Fridays so that CFOs can gain perspective over the weekend, allowing them to challenge themselves and think about how to improve their lives, careers and companies.
1) CFO Survivor
Imagine two CFOs on a deserted island in the Pacific having to fight for the opportunity to remain CFO. Sounds like a far-fetched TV reality series plot, yet this happens regularly in companies going through an M&A process (without the sand and blue water). So, as CFO going in to an M&A situation where only one CFO will survive, what can you do to ensure you’re the one? Here are some tips.
2) CFO Confessions: Mark MacLeod
Mark is a long time Startup CFO who has been involved with tech startups as Internal CFO, outside advisor and VC. His perspectives are always interesting – take 30 minutes and listen to his interview on this FEI podcast.
3) CFO as Business Partner
Ask most CFOs if they are a partner to the business, and they would most readily agree. Ask others in the business if Finance is a true business partner in their business, and less will agree. Here are some tips for CFOs and finance leaders to make their group have more impact on the business.
4) Internet of Things (IoT) for the CFO
Most CFOs would have heard of IoT by now. But do they really understand the impact of IoT on the business they are leading? Here are some points to be aware of and considerations for CFOs that Deloitte thinks you should know about.
5) Finance Team Talent Dilemmas
You need the best Finance team possible to be the best CFO possible. Yet, your team is regularly on your list of items causing you grief. While Finance Team planning is important, the tactical day to day issues can be a challenge. Here are some ideas to deal with some of the recurring contentious issues.
Some of Samuel’s other CFO stuff this week
Tweet of the week
— Franz Rois (@franzrois) October 21, 2015