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The Sleepless CFO

Being Chief Financial Officer can be stressful. The responsibility that the CFO bears for the company they work for is not a 9 to 5 job. Most CFOs I have met and spoken with agree that the role takes up most of the hours they are awake, and even some of the hours they should … Continue reading

CFOs: IPOs are coming back. Are you ready?

Initial Public Offerings were hot commodities in the early and mid oh-oh’s. Most finance leadership reading this blog remember those days well, and some of you did very well financially because of it. The recession that occurred towards the end of the last decade put a stop to that IPO train. Companies needing capital for … Continue reading

VIDEO: Webinar Presentation – CFO Succession: The Right Way to Grow your Company’s next CFO

On May 23, 2013 I presented this Webinar on Proformative. To get more information on this presentation, please view this blog. Links referred to in this presentation: CFO Moves Blog: Why do CFOs Leave? Blog: CFOs: Do you want to become a Controller? This CFO did just that. If you have any questions on CFO Succession, please … Continue reading

Webinar – May 23, 2013 | CFO Succession: The Right Way to Grow your Company’s next CFO

Join me on May 23, 2013 as I present a Webinar on the following topic: CFO Succession: The Right Way to Grow your Company’s next CFO This session is graciously hosted by Proformative, and there is no charge for attending this seminar. To sign up, please click on this link. Overview Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) … Continue reading

Podcast: Becoming a world-class CFO and Finance team: What it takes, why now, and who’s made it?

Listen to the Podcast here: Download the Podcast file by clicking on this link. This podcast is also available on iTunes. Transcript for Episode 1 of the IXN Thought Leadership Podcast Series Becoming a world-class CFO and Finance team: What it takes, why now, and who’s made it?                                Donna Papacosta: Welcome to the Intellectual … Continue reading

Top 12 Samuel’s CFO Blogs of 2012

2012 sure has been an interesting year. And I’m looking forward to 2013! I’m looking forward to: Working with my clients at Stanton Chase and providing them with excellent service and value in retained executive search. Staying close to CFOs in my network, and continuing to add value to their businesses and careers. Continuing my … Continue reading

CFOs: Can you afford NOT to have an Excellent Finance Function?

As CFO, you would like your team to provide you and the business with correct and timely information that will allow your organization to make timely and profitable business decisions. You would also like your finance team to be lean and cost as little as possible. It may seem that being able to deliver on … Continue reading

From Blogger to Author

I have been writing Samuel’s CFO Blog for the past year and half. The goal of my blog is to connect with and make a difference to CFOs, those on the path to CFO, as well as those that work with CFOs. I am grateful to have found an audience that appreciates and is interested … Continue reading

Does Finance work too much?

CFO.com published an excellent thought provoking opinion piece called Why Your Company Should Have More ‘Slackers’ by John Boudreau, Professor at USC and Research Director at the Center for Effective Organizations. The question the piece left me with was “Does Finance work too much?” Last week in my blog, 5 Reasons why Talent Development is … Continue reading

5 Reasons why Talent Development is a Challenge for CFOs

Ever meet a CFO who wasn’t busy? I didn’t think so. CFOs have lots of demands on their time. Unfortunately, when CFOs do not manage their priorities properly, they can end up with surprises. As someone who has received calls from CFOs in a panic when a key person on their team has left, I … Continue reading

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