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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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Cowboy Accountants – The Lawless Frontier

Can you imagine accountants as American cowboys of the Wild, Wild West in the 1800s? I can. And they can be dangerous. Yeehaw! Yippee-i-o-i-a

In place of guns in their belt holsters the cowboy accountant may be carrying a smartphone. Their rodeo rope that cowboys use to catch running steers may be their audit controls manual. Cowboy accountants also wear well-shined wing-tipped dress shoes as their cowboy boots.

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Gary Cokins

CFOs – What Language Do You Teach In?

Not long ago on Andrew Codd’s podcast, The Strength in the Numbers Show, we had an interesting discussion on a key skill that helps financial professionals grow into business leaders.

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Steve Rosvold

The Defining Attributes of a Successful CFO: Treasury

Our third installment of Defining a Successful CFO covers the “Show Me the Money!” attribute, Treasury. This key pillar of the CFO function provides the fuel and discipline to manage and grow a company’s capital base.

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CFO.University

Are You Missing a Finance Department? You are Not Alone

The majority of middle market companies started as small, conservative enterprises. Your employees may still wear several hats and perform multiple tasks within the organization. It may be just fine for a small business to have their receptionist double as their accounts payable clerk, but if you plan to grow your business, you will need an accounting and finance department that can keep up and protect your company.

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Steve Rosvold