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Governance & Controls – structure and controls.

Transaction Recording – systems, transaction processing and closing the books.

Reporting - efficient, timely and accurate information for decision making and meeting compliance requirements.

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Accounting

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Business Planning - provide the financial roadmap for the company with supporting analytics.

Financial Forecasting - integrate the company’s current performance relative to budget with the real-time business environment.

Investment Analysis - the framework to analyze new opportunities as they present themselves.

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Finance

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Cash Management - the discipline to ensure cash is available to operate the business normally.

Funding - Planning for and raising funds to meet the needs of the business.

Risk Management – Identification and mitigation of key business risks.

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Treasury

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Self-Awareness - Internal.

Team Building - External.

Strategy & Culture – Motivate people to follow you.

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Leadership

Four Pillars of Executive Expertise

CFO.University is built around the Four Pillars of CFO Success. These Pillars are supported with Core Competencies. Our framework allows you to master your role as a senior financial officer. The Four Pillars are made up of:


Accounting – Governance & Controls, Transaction Recording and Reporting

Finance – Business Planning, Financial Forecasting and Investment Analysis

Treasury – Cash Management, Funding (Capital Raising) and Risk Management

Leadership – Self Awareness, Team Building and Strategy & Culture

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Practical Learning

Practical, real world subject matter that you can immediately convert to value for your company and your career is the basis for our CFO-centric learning model

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Accurate, timely accounts are not only important, they can mean the difference between success and failure in the business world.

Four out of five new businesses fail within the first five years, and of those 60 percent are profitable, according to the Professional Association of Small Business Accountants. One of the main reasons is “payment terms”–the time between when a service is provided or a liability incurred and when money is actually exchanged, the association says.

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Finance Transformation: How Cloud Solutions Can Be A Catalyst For Process Improvement As Well As A Driver Of Business Transformation.

Finance transformation is critical if you want to keep up with the evolving ideas and strategies of today’s business landscape. It will revolutionise processes and systems within organisations to make them more effective, and more profitable. Cloud solutions and Software as a Service (SaaS) is one key area offering transformative results.

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What CFO.University Will Do For You!

A Process for Disrupting Your Own Business Model

A couple years ago I listened to a presentation by speaker and author Professor Robert Wolcott of Kellogg when I attended the Digital Manufacturing Conference for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Leaders for Global Operations. One key question Professor Wolcott asked resonated with me, “What will happen to our business when people stop buying whatever it is we are selling?” That question made me consider how companies can maintain an entrepreneurs sense of urgency and avoid resting on their laurels? How can we prevent what happened to Blockbuster, Pan Am, and Kodak, from happening to us?

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