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According to CFO Alliance Global Advisory Board Member, Richard Swinyard, managing partner and CFO at Computer Integrated Services (CIS), a U.S.-based identity and access management and network security firm, the heavy focus on data security and compliance in the audit world is something that should be driving CFO behavior. At the same time, he adds, “If people can show that they’re ahead of the curve—that they’re going slightly above requirements—it can be a...


What is top of mind for finance leaders at mid-size organizations this year? The 8th Annual CFO Alliance Sentiment Study surveyed more than 500 senior financial executives in the middle market to understand anticipated challenges and opportunities for this segment, and offers insights on how to address them. Here are some of the report’s key findings:

The Role of the CFO Continues to Evolve

The CFO role will continue to expand in 2018, with 75 percent of respondents saying...


Technology... many would say that technology makes life easier. However, with technology constantly changing and improving, how does today's Modern CFO stay relevant and out ahead?  Today there are technology options for every aspect of every function, but to what end? And how do these disparate systems speak to each other? Oh, and there are compliance issues you need to think about too. There are also many implications involved with implementing new technologies, including...


One key trait was overwhelmingly discussed in each of our Roundtable markets when we asked attendees what they look for when hiring finance talent. That trait was passion. It’s not a coincidence that passion is one of the core values at The Original Bradford Soap Works, Inc.

Stu Benton has been a CFO Alliance Member for the past eight years and currently serves on our Global Advisory Board. Similar to many CFO Alliance Members, Stu spent much of his career as a CPA working in audit and...


In a recent CFO Alliance Special Task Force ReportBuilding Bench Strength, research from Indeed revealed that “71% of employees are actively job hunting or open to a new job while 58% review job postings at least monthly.” Further complications emerge due to generational shifts in the workforce as boomers retire, Gen X’s are in shorter and shorter supply, and millennials are exposed to leadership positions much sooner than previous generations. “CFOs find...


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