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CFOs increasingly help organizations make business decisions outside the finance arena, stepping beyond their traditional role to partner with other executives on strategy and long-term planning.

For many CFOs, the transformation from scorekeeper to strategic partner requires more than a paradigm shift — it requires a major step forward in data-analysis capabilities and cloud-technology adoption. Predictive analytics and flexible modeling with new cloud technologies, combined with the pervasiveness of Big Data, are interesting new challenges for CFOs who have been in the weeds dealing with regulatory compliance since Sarbanes-Oxley arose in the early 2000s.[…] Continue Reading »

Bill Swanson is North America CEO of Cartridge World, but he’s also the company’s global chief financial officer. I recently asked him how he came to hold both roles, how he balances and weighs those responsibilities, and how other companies might study a similar strategy and structure.

You have a finance background and came to Cartridge World as global CFO before adding the North America CEO role.[…] Continue Reading »

Bennett Stewart is an expert in shareholder value and corporate performance management, and CEO of EVA Dimensions, a financial technology firm that provides software tools, databases and training and support packages that help companies to test and automate Best-Practice EVA, and investors to earn excess returns. This article was excerpted with permission from the publisher, John Wiley & Sons, from “Best-Practice EVA” (March 2013).[…] Continue Reading »

Why asking good questions is essential for effective management; what percentage of CFOs think the country will dodge a double-dip recession; and why your co-workers might be psychopaths.

It’s all in this week’s top five most-clicked links in SmartBrief for CFOs:

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What employees really care about; annoying habits you should avoid; and how many years it took one man to eat 25,000 Big Macs.

It’s all on this past week’s top five most-clicked links in SmartBrief for CFOs:

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