Weekly Wrap-Up: CFO Must-Reads

Adaptive Insights, cpm software, corporate performance management, business intelligence, financial planning, financial budgets, financial reportingStaying current on the latest finance industry news, updates, and opinions is a critical part of being an adaptive, modern finance leader.

And to give you an easy way to stay abreast of all the happenings in the world of business and finance, we’ve compiled the following list of five modern CFO must-reads from the past week. So enjoy this week’s top five finance stories, and leave a comment if you’ve read an article  that you consider a CFO must-read!

 “I’m not a finance guy.

 New GTT Communications CFO Mike Sicoli insists he’s not a finance guy, and he told
the Washington Post that today’s CFOs should be broader business leaders instead of strictly finance experts. Find out why he thinks the CFO is now the natural successor to the CEO.

2. How to master predictive analytics.

Modern CFOs are known for having analytical minds. But while analyzing data may be second nature to them, Vincent Ryan of CFO.com asks if finance chiefs can get their C-suite colleagues to buy-in as well.

3. A Balancing act.

In the high-tech, high-growth world of Silicon Valley, it’s the CFO’s job to effectively balance risk management with innovation. Pluribus Networks CFO George de Urioste explains how finance leaders can successfully perform this delicate yet important balancing act.

4. Turning analytics into insights.

According to a recent KMPG survey, an increasing number of C-level executives within enterprise organizations are relying on analytics (and new analytics technology) to glean greater customer insights. Find out where financial management ranks within a list of leading areas in which enterprises are investing in data and analytics.

5. What the best CFOs do better.

Get the inside scoop on how to successfully lead a modern finance organization from some of today’s industry leading CFOs. From Blurb CFO Gene Domecus to Eurostar CFO James Cheesewright, these finance experts will give you their secrets to smarter decision-making.

What do you like to read as a modern finance leader? Tweet your recommendations to @AdaptiveInsight, and read next Friday’s edition to see if your story made our list of  of the week’s CFO must-reads!

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