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Courtesy of Jennifer Dignum, Xactly corporation

Last week we published the first half of a two-part blog series on the evolution of the modern CFO. In the piece, entitled“From Mr. No to Chief Trusted Advisor,” Ernie Humphrey, a recognized CFO thought leader, shared his insights about the changing role of the CFO.

In this week’s blog, we continue our conversation, discussing key findings from the 2017 CFO Sentiment Study. Just released by The CFO Alliance, the report shares insights from...


According to the 2017 CFO Sentiment Study The outlook of Chief Financial Officers going into 2017 is optimistic. It is clear that CFOs view the impending regulatory environment in 2017 to be much more business friendly. According to the 2017 CFO Sentiment Study, 74% of respondents categorized the current state of the US economy as strong compared to the 60% and 61% reported in the previous 2016 and 2015 CFO Sentiment Studies, respectively; 65% expect to see
higher top line company revenue in...


Interview by: Jennifer Dignum of Exactly

If you’re a CFO, your job does not look like it did five years ago. That was a key takeaway in a discussion I had recently with Ernie Humphrey of The CFO Alliance, a global community of senior financial leaders and decision makers. In addition to having been a CFO himself, Ernie has engaged with thousands of CFOs through his previous role at Proformative and current position with The CFO Alliance.

I wanted to sit down with Ernie and get his perspective...


Throughout 2016, thousands of CFO Alliance Members from around the U.S. and the globe, gathered face-to-face and online for an ongoing series of discussions and exchanges on the most critical opportunities and issues ‘keeping them up at night,’ with the intent to fuel their confidence in leading and impacting company performance across the enterprise as the CFO.

What follows is a Summary of the key topics and themes that were discussed, debated, and dissected over the course of this past...


With 2016 almost in the rear view mirror, the CFO Alliance Q4 Roundtable series, The Crystal Ball for CFO Success: What Matters Most Going into 2017, offered CFOs the opportunity to reflect on what worked in 2016, what didn’t, and why. CFOs gathered to identify strategic opportunities that need to be seized upon, and garner insights relative to how to ensure adequate business agility to effectively react to market dynamics driven by the navigation of unchartered domestic and global political...


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