• Over the past few years, the position of CFO has evolved quickly from one that simply deals with keeping track of the numbers to a valuable executive team member who contributes to the overall business strategy.

    As companies and their leaders learn capitalize on new opportunities for growth in highly competitive markets, the role of the CFO is ever-more charged with preparing the company to meet these new growth challenges.

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    In a recent Argyle CFO Virtual Event, John O'Rourke of Host Analytics and two CFOs with thriving companies met for a panel

    Posted by on October 6, 2016
    Topics: CFO
  • The clear mandate for Finance in the coming years is to be a strategic partner to the entire business -  not just a number-crunching function.  But breaking down the “walls” or silos presents many challenges and opportunities for improvement.

    I recently moderated a boardroom discussion on this topic at the Evanta CFO Summit in Dallas.  In this session, we discussed what strategies CFOs are deploying to build teams that are more analytical and insightful to other departments.  We also spoke about best practices for integrating Finance into various divisions and functions of the organization. 

    Posted by on June 23, 2016
    Topics: Finance
  • For many years the industry has been talking about the evolving role of the CFO from back-office scorekeeper to strategic advisor and business partner to the enterprise. And it appears that we are making progress.

    In a recent Argyle CFO survey, 55 percent of respondents said that their level of collaboration with the CEO had increased in recent years. Another 16 percent said their collaboration had increased with the CIO and 15 percent cited that their collaboration with the VP of sales / chief revenue officer had increased.  

    These are all good signs that companies are making progress in

    Posted by on June 14, 2016
    Topics: CFO
  • As we’ve seen in the evolution of Finance and the CFO’s role, strategy and planning have enhanced the traditional back-office support provided by the Finance department.  But beyond Finance, there remains ample opportunity for CFOs and their teams to better partner with sales, marketing, and other key business areas.

    I recently moderated a boardroom discussion on this topic at the Evanta CFO Summit in Chicago.  In this session, we discussed the changing role of Finance and the CFO in relation to various line of business executives and what tools, processes, and techniques can help strengthen

    Posted by on June 7, 2016
    Topics: Finance