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Looking to build an efficient accounting team so you can focus on strategy and business growth? As the role of the CFO changes to include long-term performance-driver, all-knowing technology expert and full-company strategic guide, more and more accounting leaders are left overwhelmed. Join us as we talk to CFOs, Controllers and other industry veterans who share their expertise on how to streamline accounting processes, create established efficiency and move to a data-driven model, allowing you to tackle what matters.

CFO Weekly is brought to you by Personiv, a high-quality, people-powered solution to all of your accounting needs. From procure-to-pay and order-to-cash to record-to-report, and from transactional to Controller-level support and more. Personiv goes above and beyond to get results with a team as small as one in our offshore, cost-saving model.

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Looking to build an efficient accounting team so you can focus on strategy and business growth? As the role of the CFO changes to include long-term performance-driver, all-knowing technology expert and full-company strategic guide, more and more accounting leaders are left overwhelmed. Join us as we talk to CFOs, Controllers and other industry veterans who share their expertise on how to streamline accounting processes, create established efficiency and move to a data-driven model, allowing you to tackle what matters.

CFO Weekly is brought to you by Personiv, a high-quality, people-powered solution to all of your accounting needs. From procure-to-pay and order-to-cash to record-to-report, and from transactional to Controller-level support and more. Personiv goes above and beyond to get results with a team as small as one in our offshore, cost-saving model.

    The Rise of the Chief Future Officer with Joy Mbanugo

    The Rise of the Chief Future Officer with Joy Mbanugo

    Historically, CFOs were mainly responsible for financial management, reporting, budgeting, and forecasting, ensuring the company's financial health and profitability. However, with the CFO's increasing involvement in strategic decision-making and their crucial role in shaping the future direction of their company, the role is now taking on a new title - the Chief Future Officer. To understand the various aspects of this evolving role and discuss how CFOs are adapting to meet the challenges of the future, we discuss with Joy Mbanugo.

    As ServiceRocket's CFO, Joy oversees the Finance, Accounting, Procurement, and Workforce Planning teams. With more than 20 years of experience in audit, tax, business operations, financial services, and financial planning and analysis across different industries, she brings a wealth of knowledge to her role. Before ServiceRocket, Joy spent five years at Google, where she assessed Google Cloud Partnerships and Solutions, managed Alphabet's financial data, and optimized the cash management for assets exceeding $100 billion.

    In this episode, we discuss:

    - The evolving role of the CFO
    - Upskilling employees for growth
    - From Chief Financial to Future Officer
    - Collaboration and team building for CFOs
    - Empowering women in the workplace

    • 29 min
    The Future of Finance with Emmanuel Daniel

    The Future of Finance with Emmanuel Daniel

    The financial industry is experiencing a significant change with the rise of digitization and cryptocurrencies. As technology advances, traditional assets are becoming more digital, allowing for smoother transactions and greater accessibility. At the same time, cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum are gaining traction as alternatives to traditional financial systems. The main question is, “What implications do these changes have for traditional financial institutions?” Emmanuel Daniel has some curious insights to share.

    Emmanuel is an entrepreneur and corporate strategist, acknowledged among the top 10 global influencers in the FinTech Power 50 list for both 2021 and 2022. He is the founder of TAB Global and author of "The Great Transition." Drawing on his travels to over 110 countries, Emmanuel actively shares his insights through his blog and is currently working on his second book, "The Winning Civilization," set for release in 2024.

    In this episode, we discuss:

    - Challenges and opportunities in modern finance
    - Blockchain and the evolution of financial institutions
    - Balance sheets and digital assets
    - The impact of decentralized finance on traditional banks
    - Security and stability of financial digital assets

    • 42 min
    Simplifying Your Finances with Danielle Hendon

    Simplifying Your Finances with Danielle Hendon

    Small business owners encounter multiple difficulties when it comes to making wise financial decisions. Limited resources, lack of expertise, and time constraints can often restrict their ability to make informed choices that can enhance the financial well-being and success of their businesses. But Danielle Hendon of 4 Corners CFO is on a mission to change that.

    Danielle helps business owners earn their deserved income and increase their profits annually by helping them understand their finances and the reasons behind their fluctuations. With over ten years of experience in corporate finance and accounting from her time at LINN Energy/Riviera Resources, UHY Advisors, and Devon Energy, she offers small businesses tailored financial guidance that aligns with their budget and requirements.

    In this episode, we discuss:

    - Strategies for improving operational profit
    - The role of CFOs in small business success
    - How small businesses can benefit from thinking like the big ones
    - The value of non-revenue-generating roles for scaling your business

    • 28 min
    Bridging Finance and Operations with Luigi Testa

    Bridging Finance and Operations with Luigi Testa

    Businesses are always searching for methods to improve their operations and gain an advantage over their competitors. One area often neglected is making finance part of the business' operating fabric. However, by bringing finance into decision-making processes and aligning it with other functions, companies can achieve better financial outcomes, mitigate risk, and drive growth. And that's what Luigi Testa talks about in today's episode.

    Luigi is an accomplished finance and strategy professional with a vast background in venture capital and SaaS industries. He is the Chief Financial Officer at LinkSquares and a Founding Member of The F Suite, an exclusive, invitation-only community for CFOs. Previously, Luigi worked at Building Engines. His performance and leadership were recognized when he was named among the Boston Business Journal's 2023 CFO of the Year.

    In this episode, we discuss:
    - How integrating finance elevates business operations
    - The AI impact on finance
    - Leadership and relationship building in finance
    - How to strike a balance between growth and efficiency
    - Storytelling in finance communication

    • 29 min
    Tackling Today's Toughest Economic Challenges with Ali Firoozi

    Tackling Today's Toughest Economic Challenges with Ali Firoozi

    The global pandemic, armed conflicts, political instability, and rapidly evolving technology are just some of the key challenges faced by financial leaders in today's economic climate. Nevertheless, they can also present opportunities for organizations to succeed. Today, Ali Firoozi provides practical insights to help navigate challenges like recent rate increases from the Fed and the recurring threat of a US government shutdown.

    With over two decades of expertise in finance, Ali serves as the CFO of The PAC Group, where he oversees the financial integrity and system accuracy for the company's $65 million global consulting and engineering management operations. Throughout his career, Ali has worked for companies like Logix Federal Credit, JPMorgan Chase, and Washington Mutual Bank.

    In this episode, we discuss:

    - The impact of Federal Reserve rate increases
    - Potential ramifications of a US government shutdown
    - Challenges and opportunities for financial leaders in today's economy
    - CFO strategies for turbulent times
    - The future of the US dollar as the reserve currency

    • 38 min
    How to Maximize Your Profits and Grow Your Business with Manny Skevofilax

    How to Maximize Your Profits and Grow Your Business with Manny Skevofilax

    No profits, no growth. It's a business reality applicable to all companies. Without profits, there is no way to invest in innovation and operations expansion, or attract top talent. In this episode of CFO Weekly, Manny Skevofilax joins Megan Weis to share how to maximize profitability while growing your business.

    Manny is the Principal at PORTAL CFO Consulting. His role is to serve business owners as their navigators to business growth and making more money. Along the journey, Manny helps clients gain a better understanding of their business's financial health so they can make more informed business decisions.

    In this episode, we discuss:
    - Strategies for maximizing profitability
    - Overcoming the challenges of business growth
    - Building efficiency in business operations
    - The role of financial discipline

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

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89 Ratings

89 Ratings

dembospice ,

Insightful podcast for finance leaders!

CFO Weekly is great to listen to, it addresses the evolving challenges faced by today’s finance leaders. I love how insightful the convos with season CFOs are, offering practical strategies. A must listen for anyone seeking to enhance efficiency and learn best practices from other finance leaders.

DebraColorado ,

Great Conversations

A great way to stay current on what CFOs are dealing with today.

Dfsnewbie ,

Very insightful podcast

One of the best for CFOs/ aspiring finance professionals

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