Tag Archives: Finance Chiefs

5 Linkedin Tips to Attract Recruiters

If you’re going to be on LinkedIn—and you should be—your profile should entice recruiters to read it and enable them to quickly and clearly understand your value as a Finance Chief. Just these five areas can make a huge difference … Continue reading

Posted in CFO Careers, Digital Footprint, Recruiters | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Be a Purple Cow, not a Chameleon

At the FEI Dallas chapter meeting a couple weeks ago, I talked about the difference between Purple Cows and Chameleons. What are you? And, why does it matter? For candidates generally and for Finance Chiefs specifically, it matters greatly! According … Continue reading

Posted in Branding, CFO Careers, Current Affairs, Recent Statistics | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Replaceable CFO

I’m guessing the CFO of Yahoo isn’t feeling all that secure these days. In reality, no Finance Chief should be. Yesterday I spoke at the CFO Roundtable in Boston. In one of my comments, well at least one, I reminded … Continue reading

Posted in CFO Careers, Current Affairs | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Secrets for Winning the Packaging & Positioning Game

If you’re hoping the posted position game will generate your next great opportunity, it is time for a reality check. – Very few CFO positions are ever posted. – When they are posted, they are usually the bottom-of-the-barrel opportunities. – … Continue reading

Posted in Branding, CFO Careers, Digital Footprint | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Positioning Yourself for the CFO Seat

It has never been more challenging, nor competition so fierce, to get to the coveted CFO position. If you’ve held the title of “Chief Financial Officer” in the past, you have an edge. But what if you have not held … Continue reading

Posted in CFO Careers | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mattisms

I always enjoy reading the FENG (Financial Executives Networking Group) newsletter Matt Bud sends out several times a week. If you are a financial executive or CFO and you aren’t a member of FENG and receiving the newsletter, I do … Continue reading

Posted in CFO Careers, Recent Statistics | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Reputational Risk

“Boards are taking the peril of the loss of their companies’ good names more seriously ….” So says a recent article on CFO.com that cites Boards of Directors’ concern about reputational risk for the second straight year. If Boards are … Continue reading

Posted in Branding, CFO Careers, Current Affairs, Digital Footprint | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

CFOs, Authenticity, and Integrity

Did you know the motto of the State of North Carolina speaks directly to authentic branding. Esse quam videri (To be, rather than to seem) To actually be … rather than to merely seem to be … specifically, virtuous. The … Continue reading

Posted in Branding, CFO Careers, Current Affairs | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

CPA CFOs … the Continuing Saga

There is no hot button in the finance space like the CPA-non-CPA credential controversy for CFOs. Not intending to add fuel to the fire, but merely to point out a few recent articles that may – or may not – … Continue reading

Posted in CFO Careers, Current Affairs, Recent Statistics | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

CFOs and Pay-for-Performance

CEO compensation is one of those areas companies want to get right, especially if it means avoiding the ire of customers or the wrath of a Board / Shareholders. It makes sense. What about measuring CFO performance? Does anyone really … Continue reading

Posted in CFO Careers | Tagged , , , , , | 10 Comments