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Tackle your company's talent acquisition needs by asking your fellow CFO Alliance Members for their recommendations, insights and opinions. Avoid the inefficiencies of job boards and the 'noise' of non-exclusive online networks. Post your human capital needs here and let The CFO Alliance community and our exclusive recommendation engine provide you with relevant, qualified referrals, suggestions, and response.
The CFO Alliance teamed up with The National Center for the Middle Market, GE Capital, and Drinker Biddle to bring you the 2014 Corporate Governance Symposium. Were we openly discussed the board's role in Corporate Strategy, Succession Planning, IT Governance, and Risk Management. The materials and discussions associated with this Symposium will assist executives, owners, and investors from privately held companies in establishing effective and practical systems for managing corporate governance issues. While many public company corporate governance requirements can be considered the benchmark best practices for private companies, The CFO Alliance, in conjunction with The National Center for the Middle Market, GE Capital, and Drinker Biddle understand that there is not a “one-size-fits-all” approach to the issues facing privately held enterprises. It is our goal, beginning with this Symposium, to provide private companies and their owners, investors and executives with guidance on best practices for formation of a board, function and performance of a board, succession planning and what role they play in setting and executing growth strategies. Join this ongoing Discussion.
2016 CFO Sentiment Study Results from The CFO Alliance on Vimeo. This Community is committed to fueling your confidence as a finance leader. Often our discussions are centered around strategies that impact both the Top line and Bottom Line. This discussion area will have both a forum to connect and communicate with other like minded finance executives as well as the resources from partners and previous discussions on this this topic.
A place to exchange ideas, knowledge and strategies concerning what has increasingly become a workforce transformation challenge for finance leaders. CFOs are today tasked with not only controlling their employee healthcare costs, but instilling a consumer-driven mind-set across their organizations. Not just an exchange of cost-reduction remedies, this discussion is intended to supply you with the type of forward-looking insight a broadening leadership role requires.
High-performance organizations are no longer being managed from the center out. Decision-making authority is being transferred to the front lines, and here too is where CFO leadership must reside. The challenge is to supply today’s workers with the freedom and tools they need to make informed local decisions while keeping themselves aligned with their company’s governance principles and financial goals.
Our CFO Alliance first quarter Roundtable Series, powered by Oracle, will provide you the opportunity to challenge and validate your role in driving corporate performance across the enterprise in the year ahead. CFOs are increasingly being challenged to accept the mantle of Chief Future Officer in defining and leading the execution of the strategic visions of their companies. This discussion will allow you to experience interactive and deliberate discussions and peer group exercises focused on addressing these key questions: * How are you going to identify and embrace opportunities in 2016? * What role will you play in driving effective collaboration with sales and marketing to impact the successful execution of marketing and sales initiatives in 2016? * How can you address talent gaps, make the best new hires and commit resources to professional development in the most impactful way? * How can you best leverage technology to deliver business agility to meet strategic objectives?
Join C-Suite Executives, CFO Alliance Members and colleagues as we gather to discuss how you and your organizations can best leverage financial and operational data to measure, mitigate, and manage current and emerging risk exposures in 2016. Our second quarter Roundtable Series, powered by our partners, will provide you the opportunity to challenge and validate your role in driving effective risk management across the enterprise in the year ahead. CFOs are increasingly being challenged to accept more of a leadership role in risk management as they accept the mantle of Chief Future Officer in defining and leading the execution of the strategic visions of their companies. During this Roundtable you will participate in discussions and peer group exercises focused on addressing five key questions: 1. How will you engage and collaborate with sales and marketing leaders to impact the successful execution of customer retention initiatives in 2016? 2. What role will you play in driving collaboration with IT to impact the successful execution of cybersecurity risk mitigation initiatives, and ensuring cybersecurity breech response plans are in place in 2016? 3. What can you do as a CFO can use financial instruments to manage exposure to risk, particularly credit risk and market risk, as well as other Risk types include Foreign exchange risk, Shape risk, Volatility risk, Sector risk, Liquidity risk, Inflation risk, etc? 4. How can you ensure your company stays ahead of the game in terms of mitigating risk exposures relative to regulatory compliance in the industries and markets your company serves, and will serve in the future? 5. How can you best leverage resources available to deliver risk management agility to effectively manage dynamic risk exposures? In addition to addressing these critical questions, we will help you develop and strengthen connections with fellow financial executives and leading industry experts who can help you to seize opportunities and address issues in 2016 and beyond.
When it comes to leading beyond the traditional realm of finance, many CFOs are discovering that they require a different set of tools than those that have served them well in the past. Here’s a place where CFOs can expose, dissect and debate the underpinnings of their ever evolving leadership.
Making "Cents" of Technology- May 6th NYC from The CFO Alliance on Vimeo. When it comes to IT investment, CFOA members agree that it is best to keep the approach to measurement simple and one that can be quickly grasped by all involved. What’s more, our members continue to remind each other that they should not expect the IT team to intuitively understand financial principles any more than the IT team should expect them to intuitively understand the act of producing an elegant line of code. Here's a place to share new ideas and approaches to measuring and managing IT investment.
The CFO Alliance Mid-Market Executive Compensation Survey is distributed among private and public middle market organizations to over 4,000 CFO Alliance members, and other senior financial leaders around the country, and covers 16 “Top Executive” positions. The survey collects ongoing data on complete compensation packages, opposed to salary-only, and will be presented as a whole, as well as broken down into geography and industry. The data collected through the survey gives you the opportunity to track your own growth, compensation trends, and long-term incentive plans and compare them to others in your industry and size.The CFO Alliance Mid-Market Executive Compensation Survey is a collaborative effort between The CFO Alliance and the following sponsors: Lockton, Wake Forest University School of Business, Fordham University School of Business, and Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP. Our partnerships ensure reliable, credible analysis and also expand the reach of the survey to thousands of other mid-market organizations outside of The CFO Alliance. Data will be collected for base salaries, short-term incentives, long-term incentives, perquisites, deferred compensation, pay practices, and compensation trends as they relate to revenue growth and profitability. To access this information and participate in the study: Opt-In Here;