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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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Are CPAs Joining the Dark Side?

The reputation of CPAs, perhaps exaggerated, is that they are precise, introverted, and conservative. Whether they are employed by a public auditing firm or by an organization, a CPA’s traditional responsibilities have been financial stewardship and assurance of financial accounting compliance with regulatory and tax agencies and typically report past historical data.

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Breakfast with PitchBook – Recap of 2019 and Predictions for 2020

M&A, PE and the VC markets were on everyone’s mind during PitchBook’s annual recap and prognostications.

PitchBook’s James Gelfer, Senior Strategist and Wylie Fernyhough, Analyst, updated ACG members with reflections on 2019 and predictions for 2020 on the Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity and Venture capital markets. Their focus was mainly on the United States.

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The Right CEO/CFO Team Works Magic - (01:11)

A CFO can be such a valuable partner, when the dynamics work well personally and professionally between the CEO and CFO.

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CFO Success Series: Managing Key Resources

To build our future we must invest in the present.

Not long ago I had a conversation with colleagues about the value of an audit. It made me reflect on how the really good financial leaders I know surround themselves with the skills they need. They are rarely at a loss for getting great advice on a topic critical to their success. If they don’t require a key skill full time they tap into advisors they can count on to deliver what they need.

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