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The Financial Management (FM) magazine podcast series features conversations with executives and thought leaders in management accounting. We discuss topics including governance, risk management, performance management, technology, corporate strategy, and leadership. Interviews are conducted by FM editors and contributors.

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The Financial Management (FM) magazine podcast series features conversations with executives and thought leaders in management accounting. We discuss topics including governance, risk management, performance management, technology, corporate strategy, and leadership. Interviews are conducted by FM editors and contributors.

    The traits of an effective CFO

    The traits of an effective CFO

    CIMA President Amal Ratnayake, FCMA, CGMA, who is also CFO of the Official Community Corporation in Canada, and Sherin Cader, CFO of the financial services industry group and executive vice-president at John Keells Holdings Plc in Sri Lanka, discuss the skills and experience needed to become a trusted and effective CFO.

    What you’ll learn from this episode:

    - How the scope of the CFO’s role has expanded.

    - What CFOs are doing to lead businesses through the coronavirus crisis.

    - Why CFOs need to communicate regularly with remote teams.

    - The importance of being an ethical leader to build loyalty and productivity.

    - The value of gaining experience in multiple businesses.

    • 25 min
    After initial crisis mode, take time to reflect

    After initial crisis mode, take time to reflect

    Tim Burghout, ACMA, CGMA, the head of finance and accounting for Metro China, a wholesale cash and carry, tells about how he built a playbook as changes due to the novel coronavirus progressed, why it’s important to take time thinking through decisions, and why we see empty shelves in supermarkets.

    What you’ll learn from this episode:

    - Burghout’s road map the past three months.

    - If he could go back in time, what resource he wishes he had.

    - Empty supermarket shelves — fact or fiction?

    - How consumer behaviours have changed and what trends will stay after the coronavirus pandemic.

    • 38 min
    How you show up matters, even on a video call

    How you show up matters, even on a video call

    Numerous in-person professional events have been shifted to online only, delayed by months, or cancelled in 2020 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. That doesn’t mean that we can’t strengthen connections with those we know or make new business contacts, according to Todd Cohen, a consultant, speaker, and author.

    What you’ll learn from this episode:

    - Tips for how to display presence on a video call.

    - Why presence “is the most powerful selling tool we have”.

    - The value of continuing to build connections despite a lack of in-person interaction.

    - The importance of specific questions in online meetings.

    • 16 min
    How CFOs can create a COVID-19 crisis war room

    How CFOs can create a COVID-19 crisis war room

    Ankur Agrawal, McKinsey partner and co-author of “The CFO’s Role in Helping Companies Navigate the Coronavirus Crisis”, offers tips and insights on how CFOs can most successfully steer their organisations through the crisis.

    • 18 min
    COVID-19: From distilling spirits to making hand sanitiser

    COVID-19: From distilling spirits to making hand sanitiser

    When one country after another took measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus, BrewDog faced a 70% drop in revenue because customers could no longer visit its 102 bars worldwide. The Scottish brewer, distiller, and bar operator decided to switch from producing gin, vodka, and rum to making hand sanitiser. Ben Press, ACMA, CGMA, BrewDog’s retail finance manager, explains how the international company managed to change production quickly and how it plans to survive the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

    • 19 min
    What makes an effective leader?

    What makes an effective leader?

    CIMA President Amal Ratnayake, FCMA, CGMA, and Alfred Ramosedi, FCMA, CGMA, the CEO of Bayport Financial Services in South Africa, discuss the traits of effective leaders and how they can get “buy-in” from employees to drive change.

    • 23 min

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