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The CFO Alliance can help CFOs parse out the buzz from the meaningful substance of AI. Following on from the hot topics discussed during the Quarterly Roundtable Series in 2023 to date, AI will be front and center on the Q4 Roundtable agenda. "AI, Outsource, or Status Quo: Navigating ERP Impact - How AI Applications and New Labor Models Impact Various ERP Systems, Finance Functions, and What CFOs ...

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Vetted partners

The CFO Alliance has meticulously selected these partners to support you as finance leaders in becoming the value-driven business leaders that you truly are. Our partners exclusively come to us through referrals from our members, ensuring they are regarded as top-tier, providing valuable business advice, and offering our members exclusive pricing options. Our partners are: AchieveNEXT, Eide Bailly ...

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When the “next new tech thing” arrives, the world tends to bifurcate into two main camps. Each digs a trench and rationalizes their positions – at least initially. • The first-mover, early adopter camp sees an oncoming bullet-train that they must jump on before they get left behind. • The show-me, borderline-cynical camp dismisses shiny objects and plows forward into their version of conventional ...

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As the CFO role has steadily broadened and become more complex than all other C-suite roles, operating with 1-2 people down in 2023 feels like norm that likely won’t get fixed in 2024. Through the finance function lens, CFOs report that workload is heavy especially as the 2024 budgeting season ratchets up. With access to capital proving to be a higher hurdle than usual, budgets have tightened down ...

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From the very start of the Q3 Roundtable Series, The CFO Alliance and strategic partner, First Water, have been advocating Constraint-Based Budgeting (CBB) as a way to build more solid plans in a volatile economy. As the roundtable roadshow continues its cross-country tour with the aptly chosen theme of “Budgeting in a Constrained World”, CFOs and finance executives participating in the events are ...

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According to a Deloitte Signals Survey, CEOs on average said they value CFOs more than any other role in the executive suite. That implies that CFOs have inherent powers, and an implicit expectation, to not only run the business on a day-to-day basis but also to lead transformation. Every data point, every investment has to be analyzed and rationalized. Who better than a CFO to protect and lead

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Only 52% of emerging and mid-market CFOs feel confident at the mid-year mark that they’ll meet their full-year 2023 revenue and EBITA targets according to the Mid-2023 CFO Checkpoint Report published by The CFO Alliance in July (download below).

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CFO Mid-Year Report

In July 2023, The CFO Alliance, the leading finance peer community comprising thousands of emerging and mid-market CFOs and finance leaders, captured insights on how economic conditions and internal business factors have impacted first-half financial results, the outlook for the rest of the year, and the state of finance teams. Access the full report here:https://40043933.hs-sites.com/en/mid-year ...

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CFO Alliance Q3 Roundtable Series

The run-up to the 2024 budgeting process begins with delivering fresh insights, proven methodologies, and peer collaboration planned for our Q3 Roundtable Series. And challenging orthodoxies of the budgeting process is one of the main themes. Here’s a brief outline on adaptive and innovative budgeting strategies that we’ll be discussing: • Exploring beyond traditional budgeting models and their ...

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How CFOs Can Improve Top-line Forecasting Accuracy with a Basic Understanding of Selling & Sales Management Who is responsible for forecast accuracy? Regardless of the story that the cross-function forecast inputs tell, good or bad, CFOs “own it”. They’re the truth hunters situated at the top of the value chain. Marketing and the Sales function in particular share this responsibility, and they ...