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Top 10 CFO Articles From 2015

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CFOs have a busy schedule and don’t have time to know every little thing going on in their business. However, through out the year, there have been several articles written to support the CFO and help them have a successful year.

Since we’re wrapping up 2015, we thought we’d share the top 10 CFO articles to help you better prepare for 2016!

9 Skills CFOs Will Need To Be Successful In The Future

From James Kosur on Business Insider

http://www.businessinsider.com/skills-cfos-need-to-succeed-in-the-future-2015-9

The role of the CFO is rapidly changing. A chief financial officer can no longer simply rely on crunching numbers while focusing solely on a company’s balance sheet.

To succeed from here on, CFOs will need to shift their focus towards analytics, people management, disruptive technology, and several other crucial and newly forming variables. 

Read this article to get a glimpse of what the CFO’s role will look like in the future and what you’ll need to know.

Read the full article here >>  

5 Ways CFOs Can Reduce Costs Going Into 2016

From the Balance Point Team on Balance Point Payroll

http://www.balancepointpayroll.com/5-ways-cfos-can-reduce-costs-going-into-2016/

As we approach the new year, CFOs are already starting to look at future spending and trying to find creative ways to cut costs. If you’re not sure where to start, check out these ways CFOs can reduce costs for the upcoming year and still be successful.

Read the full article here >>

CFOs Unhappy With Budget Process

From Michael Cohen on Accounting Today

http://www.accountingtoday.com/news/audit-accounting/cfos-unhappy-with-budget-process-74242-1.html

Only 37 percent of CFOs and finance leaders say their organization’s approach to annual budgeting is valuable, and, of those, all of them think it needs be improved, according to a new report. 

Read the full article here>>

CFOs Reveal The Most Stressful Part Of Their Jobs

From James Kosur on Business Insider

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-technology-race-is-stressing-out-cfos-2015-9

If you don’t stay on top of disruptive technologies, there is a good chance your company will experience lost profits and possibly even complete failure. For those reasons, CFOs list technology as the most stressful and high-pressure part of their jobs.

Read the full article here >>

10 Things Today’s Top CFOs Do Better

From Nicholas Mukhar On Adaptive Insights

http://blog.adaptiveinsights.com/cfo/10-things-todays-top-cfos-better/

The role of the CFO has steadily evolved due to new technology and the quickly moving modern business. today’s corporate leaders are turning to the CFO for better financial insight to help them make more well-informed decisions. This article contains what the top CFOs do better than most. 

http://blog.adaptiveinsights.com/cfo/10-things-todays-top-cfos-better/

3 Ways HR Can Back up the CFO

From The Balance Point Team On Balance Point Payroll

http://www.balancepointpayroll.com/3-ways-hr-can-back-up-the-cfo/

Being a CFO requires excellent communication with several departments: IT, management, and HR. Communication is a two way street, however, and an effective relationship between the CFO and HR manager can bolster productivity. 

Read the full article here>>

Why (And How) You Should Be A Data-Driven CFO

From Jeff Thomson On Forbes

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffthomson/2015/12/15/why-and-how-you-should-be-a-data-driven-cfo/

IBM estimates the world generates 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day. How can CFOs be expected to make sense of this onslaught of information? Read this article to learn how this “data deluge” plan to continue over the years and how you can prepare. 

Read the full article here >>

Tips For Today’s CFOs

From Tim Pawlenty On The Wall Street Journal

http://blogs.wsj.com/briefly/2015/07/28/tips-for-todays-cfo/

Corporate finance has changed significantly in the past few years, from the way companies handle risk, cash flow, and even their earnings calls.

To provide insights for the modern CFO,  a group of management researchers, professionals, academics and other experts weigh in on the latest issues in corporate finance.

Read the full article here >>

5 Habits Every CFO Should Have

From The Balance Point Team On Balance Point Payroll

http://www.balancepointpayroll.com/5-habits-every-cfo-should-have/

Have you ever wondered what makes a great leader? Check out these good habits every CFO should have to run a successful business.

Read the full article here >>

18 Highly Successful CFOs Share Their Best Piece Of Financial Advice

From James Kosur on Business Insider

http://www.businessinsider.com/cfos-share-best-financial-advice-2015-9

Financial chiefs at major companies oversee millions, and even billions, of dollars and have a unique vantage point into what it takes to run a successful business.

From leading and communicating with people in the finance function to tips for responsibly managing a budget and making bold moves, read this article to get unique advice from highly successful CFOs. 

Read the full article here >>

There was a lot of cover in 2015, but with proper planning 2016 should be another successful year for most.

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