CFO


Oct

30

2018
Interim Executive Tips: Beating the Constraints of Budgeting

Interim Executive Tips: Beating the Constraints of Budgeting

Budgeting has a bad reputation among employees. Some view it as tedious, boring and, most notoriously, restrictive. They can be painful for an organization as it places constraints and establishes goals, but the success achieved is well worth it with these interim executive tips. Some employees may feel that budgeting is useless. If you’re being cost-effective, not overspending and being mindful of your expenses, some...

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Sep

30

2018
The Five Business Challenges That Give a CFO Heartburn

The Five Business Challenges That Give a CFO Heartburn

  Being number 2 has its perks. Unfortunately, the stress that comes along with the gig isn’t one of them. Much is expected of today’s chief financial officer. Tough business problems like liquidity and cash flow, finding and retaining good talent or even how to approach selling a company can induce heartburn in the most senior and tenured CFOs. However, their experiences can help other...

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Jun

29

2018
Key Executive Groups: The Best Kept Secret of CEO’s

Key Executive Groups: The Best Kept Secret of CEO’s

They say it’s lonely at the top. Nobody can relate to that statement more than CEO’s and other C-level executives. But what many don’t know is that there is a platform where they can alleviate that loneliness: key executive groups. A place where non-competing executives can meet and get advice on issues they’re facing. One such group is Vistage Worldwide – the world’s leading CEO...

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Jun

26

2018
4 Budgeting Tips Followed by an Interim CFO

4 Budgeting Tips Followed by an Interim CFO

The key to following a budget is not so much about discipline, but about creating one you can follow in the first place. These 5 budgeting tips used by Interim CFO’s will tell you how to do that. Every good business has a budget, but not all can stick to it. The trick to staying on track is having a realistic budget that has the...

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Jun

18

2018
Challenges that a Finance Organization Run Into

Challenges that a Finance Organization Run Into

In this episode we are joined by interim executive Bill Hegeman. He shared different challenges and signs of trouble to look out for in companies gleaned from his decades of experience in executive positions. Bill gave us a little bit of background on how he became an interim executive in finance organizations: I started at a Fortune 500 company, did all their back office accounting, taxes,...

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Jun

16

2018
The Role of a CFO

The Role of a CFO

Everybody knows who a CEO is and many have heard of a CFO. Yet there is some mystery around what the role of a CFO is outside of financial actions. People who deal with B2B transactions often hear, “I’ll have to run that by my CFO” or “If our CFO doesn’t approve this, we won’t proceed.” The CFO holds one of the most important positions...

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May

15

2018
How Consistent Financial Information Can Be an Asset for Your Organization

How Consistent Financial Information Can Be an Asset for Your Organization

In this episode, we are joined by interim executive Bill Hegeman. He shared different challenges and signs of trouble to look out for in companies gleaned from his decades of experience in executive positions. He told us some of the ways he is bringing an impact in his current assignment by stressing importance on financial information: When I came here cash was extremely tight and even...

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Apr

24

2016
Hire A CFO

Hire A CFO

If your startup or business has generated a significant amount of money, it’s time to hire a CFO or the services of a financial firm. Hire a CFO – What CFOs do A CFO is primarily involved with the financial side of the business. That includes managing relations with investors, financial projections, rolling cash forecasting, budgets, pricing, debts, mergers and acquisitions, and much more. They...

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Jan

15

2016
Outsourcing a Part-Time CFO 101

Outsourcing a Part-Time CFO 101

Managing your profits is undertaken by the part-time CFO as their job duties. They watch your margins, manage them and educate other top level executives on what it means. Outsourcing talent from outside the company is a staple for many organizations. It happens on all levels, although more commonly seen on the lower levels of an organization. Like that time you spoke to a contracted...

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Oct

04

2013

Announcing the Cerius Share-a-CFO™ Program for Small Businesses

We speak to hundreds of CEOs of small companies every year. We hear their stories in CEO peer groups, at CEO roundtables and at industry meetings. What do we hear? Small companies don’t want to think like small companies, especially when it comes to financial matters. Small companies under $10M in annual revenue can seldom justify a full-time Chief Financial Officer. This doesn’t mean they...

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