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This fall we traveled across the country meeting with CFO Alliance members to discuss leveraging risk as a catalyst for growth, and cyber exposures as a rapidly evolving topic.  Here is what you need to know….  

“The CFO is increasingly on the front line of complex risk, and in middle market firms this means an incredibly delicate balancing act between resources that are often scarce and rapidly increasing requirements. Cyber risk shines a bright light on this...


Though the deadline for implementing the new revenue standards, ASC 606 and IFRS 15, is right around the corner for public companies, only a handful are ready for the change. Even businesses (mostly subscription-based) that have been capitalizing and amortizing their commissions for years will need to adjust their current processes to align with the requirements of ASC 606. Within these companies, only a small percentage have a defined strategy in place as to how they’ll adjust their...


According to our most recent CFO Sentiment Study, corporate growth is a major theme driving decision making at middle market enterprises. In fact, 65% of CFOs identified top line revenue growth as their top priority. While a focus on growth is both healthy and necessary, the myriad paths available to achieving it each present their own unique challenges. The ubiquitous issues pertaining to timing, technology and team can actually be amplified when determining appropriate growth...


Man-made risks, such as cyber risk, physical security threats and climate change—are the driving forces in the global threat landscape. Unlike natural risk, which remains a central preoccupation, man-made risks have agency.

Achieving organizational resilience in the era of man-made risk requires new approaches to risk management and decision making.  We call this global risk agility.

The quest for global risk agility is principally a management framework aimed at changing the way...


Employee turnover is a very expensive process. Succession planning for employees due to retirement is critical, and also something that you can prioritize and plan for to ensure your business will continue to run smoothly upon departure. While facilitating a CFO Alliance webinar on The CFO’s Responsibility in Retirement Planning, I asked the audience the question below:

It is great to see 40+% planning proactively for succession of key talent. We hope that the data from our retirement...


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