CFO Must-Reads: Week of 9/14

Adaptive Insights, cpm software, corporate performance management, business intelligence, financial planning, financial budgets, financial reportingHappy Finance Friday, folks! We have another edition of CFO Must-Reads to keep you updated on trending finance topics. In this week’s wrap-up, we include pieces on the nine skills CFOs need to be successful in the future, how to recognize if your budgeting software solution needs an upgrade, why the IRS is cracking down on corporate “spinoffs,” the six soft skills CFOs need to be successful leaders, and what attributes of a CFO can help or hinder a transition to CEO. Happy reading, and enjoy the weekend!

1. CFOs need nine specific skills to be successful in the future.

Finance executives will need to shift their focus towards analytics, people management, and disruptive technology if they want to stay at the top of the finance game.

2. The three warning signs your company needs to replace its budgeting software solution.

Modern companies can’t use outdated tools and expect to keep up with the rapid pace of business. Check out these three common signs that indicate your budgeting solution needs an upgrade.

3. Six soft skills CFOs need to be successful leaders.

More than ever before, finance executives are being tapped as right-hand advisors to CEOs and other C-suite colleagues, and need a precise set of proficiencies to adequately deliver.

4. The IRS is taking a tougher stance on certain corporate “spinoffs.”

The government agency has concerns that companies may be disguising taxable transactions to avoid paying the required taxes, and will no longer approve corporate spinoffs of real estate and other physical assets.

5. CFO to CEO, what are the attributes that can help finance executives make the leap – or hinder them?

CFOs are increasingly taking on more strategic leadership roles – like CEO. This piece breaks down the positive and negative attributes that can make or break a Chief Financial Officer’s jump to Chief Executive Officer.

What do you like to read as a modern finance leader? Tweet your top picks to @AdaptiveInsight, and read next Friday’s edition to see if your story made our list of CFO Must-Reads!

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