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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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Nonfinancial performance measures – Why they matter?

Non-financial performance measures are increasingly becoming popular and began to be widely adopted by organizations. They are considered to be superior predictors of the future financial performance of the firm. Executive teams are adopting non-financial performance measures to shape executive behaviour. Non-financial performance metrics such as customer loyalty, employee engagement, product quality, innovation quotient or market dominance have increasingly been adopted to determine the executive compensation.

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Time Is Of The Essence: Financial Forecasting To Make Better Decisions

Many financial teams spend countless hours getting the past right, when they could make a much more significant contribution getting the future right.

Timely financial statements are the key to creating powerful forecasting tools that build a transparent map for the future. On the other hand, laggard financial statements cloud the future and deny us a clear map to get there.

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How A Consultant Can Boost Your Efficiency

All companies want to improve their efficiency, but many find it difficult to identify the gaps in their business practices that are preventing them from achieving significant breakthroughs. One remedy for this malady is to use an external resource that isn’t blinded by the company’s tradition and norms. A financial consultant with a fresh, outside perspective, sophisticated analytical skills and new technology can give an immediate boost to your company. A strong advisor will be able to sort the high value opportunities from the low-payoff activities, develop the plan to achieve them and have the capabilities to execute the plan within your organization.

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A Message to Business Owners and CEOs: Test Drive a CFO to Find Your Next Gear - (00:48)

So you’ve had a bookkeeper, and they’ve been very effective, and you think they’re all you need. Think again.

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