How Sysmex America CFO Alex Garini Improved Cash Flow During Covid

New tools and a focus on innovation is getting the company through the pandemic better than before.

Relocation Expenses Out Of Control? You Need A Company Relocation Policy

The pandemic is fast accelerating an already growing relocation trend. Make sure you’re prepared.

CFO Optimism Hits Record High

StrategicCFO360’s latest poll of U.S. CFOs shows that growth in the service sector, dwindling unemployment numbers, record-low interest rates and higher-than-ever household savings are fueling record-breaking confidence.

How To Avoid ‘Profit Deserts’

The digital giants are powerful. But with some critical shifts, CFOs can still help their companies win, says MIT’s Jonathan Byrnes.

What You Need To Know Before Adding Cryptocurrencies To Your Balance Sheet

There are no generally accepted accounting principles. Here’s some guidance.

Lawson Products’ CFO On Balancing Short-Term Thinking With Long-Term Goals

Avoiding the temptation to abandon strategy during the pandemic kept Ron Knutson on the right page.

CFO Optimism Hits Record High

StrategicCFO360’s latest poll of U.S. CFOs shows that growth in the service sector, dwindling unemployment numbers, record-low interest rates and higher-than-ever household savings are fueling record-breaking confidence.

First Read: Your Digitalization Agenda

Creating real change requires a shift in mindset among your leaders—and real buy in. Where to start.

Part 2: Building the Digital Mindset

Embracing digital is urgent and a sequenced portfolio of digital experiments is needed to learn and re-learn so the business can navigate the uncertainties ahead and transform successfully.

Part 3: The Five Traps That Stall Digitalization

Conditions that support the status quo, inhibit change, favor incrementalism, and cause roadblocks—sometimes consciously, other times more implicitly—are the building blocks of failure. A guide.

Part 4: Three Essential Guidelines For Digital Reinvention

Is the senior team truly behind the substance and significance of digital business reinvention beyond symbolic moves? We offer three guidelines.

Part 5: A Digital Diagnostic Discussion For Your Team

Many firms have already explored and executed some digital initiatives to date. You may be in the midst of your own plans. As a starting point, we invite you to take a quick look at the following six questions and see how many apply to your setting now.

Why CFOs Must Demand Data Integration

Release critical data from the shackles of disjointed finance applications.

How to Use Empathy As A Key Differentiator In M&A Success

Covid has created an urgency to prioritize humanity and empathy in the M&A process—and the need for that humane diligence won’t disappear when we reach widespread immunity.

How One CFO Has Thrived During The Pandemic

PCS Software’s Chung Wong joined a company well positioned to grow, and then made sure to move incrementally and be sensitive to others’ challenges.

Special Report: Why CFOs At Midsized Companies Are Going All In On Finance Transformation

After holding back for a few years, the rush is on to use data to make better decisions on everything from working capital efficiency to resource optimization to forecasting.

The CFO Network

Join The CFO Network: Learn From Experience

We place CFOs into peer groups for accelerated learning and improved results.

Technology & Leadership

Tips for Overcoming a Tech-Averse Leadership Team

Want to be a changemaker in your organization? Start by understanding and accepting the critical role you, as CFO, play in helping your company adopt new technology.

PARTNER CENTER

The Imperative Of Clear Expectations For Your Team

If you want great results, assuming your team understands the outcomes you’re looking for is the best way not to get them.

Join The CFO Network: Learn From Experience

We place CFOs into peer groups for accelerated learning and improved results.

Strategy

Why A Seldom Used Ratio Is Now Defining The Strongest Financial...

While contraction and layoffs may be inescapable, there are avenues to capital, and ultimately revenue, which are drastically underutilized.