185. CFO Stories: Mastering the Art of CFO Communication with Jason Godley
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by Hannah Munro
1w ago
Send us your thoughts In this episode of CFO 4.0, host Hannah Munro is joined by Jason Godley, CFO of Xactly Corp. as they the critical soft skills necessary for successful CFOs. Exploring how effective communication and strategic thinking are key to driving business success. Jason shares insights from his extensive career, offering valuable advice for both aspiring and seasoned CFOs. Key Discussion Points: Importance of clear and succinct communication with boards and CEOs Strategies for presenting complex decisions and balancing risks Adapting communication styles for different CEO persona ..read more
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183. From Dance to Finance: A Journey at The Lowry with Michelle Pendergast
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by Hannah Munro
2w ago
Send us your thoughts In this episode of the CFO 4.0 podcast, Hannah Munro talks to Michelle Pendergast, Group Finance Director at The Lowry Theatre. Michelle shares her unique journey from dance college to heading finance at one of the UK's leading cultural venues. This episode covers: Michelle's transition from a creative background in dance to a career in finance. The challenges and strategies of managing finances in a non-profit organisation. Insights into The Lowry's budgeting and forecasting processes for their diverse range of performances. Balancing commercial and non-commercial act ..read more
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182. Financial Transformation Live: Designing Effective Reporting/Data Structures
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by Hannah Munro
3w ago
Send us your thoughts In this episode of Financial Transformation Live, Hannah Munro explores the essential topic of designing robust finance data structures. This month's session examines various aspects of financial data design, ensuring it meets both current and future needs. Topics covered in this episode: Components of Strong Financial Data Design Common Mistakes and Risks Ensuring the Right Financial Structure System Capabilities: Evaluating system layers, dimensions, and available reporting tools Practical Testing and Feasibility Migration and Planning Links mentioned:  June FTL ..read more
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180. Scaling Up FACE off: Breaking Venture Capital Barriers with David B. Horne
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by Hannah Munro
1M ago
Send us your thoughts Join Hannah Munro as she interviews David B. Horne, Founder of Add Then Multiply and Funding Focus. With over 20 years of experience as a CFO, David shares his wealth of knowledge on fundraising, scaling businesses, and the challenges faced by diverse founders in the venture capital industry. Key topics covered include: Insights from David’s extensive experience as a CFO across various industries and his transition to running his own business. The current market difficulties, inherent gender biases, and the lack of diversity in the venture capital industry. Exploring cr ..read more
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179.Blueprints for Transformation: Revamping Finance with Chris Lloyd-Mostyn
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by Hannah Munro
1M ago
Send us your thoughts Join Hannah Munro as she interviews Chris Lloyd-Mostyn, Senior Business Partner, on his extensive experience driving financial transformation at BT Group. In this episode of CFO 4.0, Chris shares detailed insights into the complexities and strategic decisions involved in managing one of Europe's largest finance transformation projects.  Key topics covered include: Understanding the initial state of BT's finance systems and the decision to undergo transformation. How the project was scoped, planned, and the strategic pivot to cloud computing mid-way through. The int ..read more
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178. Financial Transformation Live: Navigating Process Improvement on the Maturity Scale
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by Hannah Munro
1M ago
Send us your thoughts In this episode of Financial Transformation Live, Hannah Munro discusses the Process Improvement Maturity Scale. This session focuses on helping you understand and evaluate the maturity of your organisation's process development. Hannah takes you through various aspects of process improvement, offering insights and practical advice. Key topics covered: Overview of the Process Improvement Maturity Scale. Assessing process knowledge and measuring performance with KPIs. Defining process ownership and leveraging technology for digitisation and automation. Stages of process o ..read more
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177. Data-Driven Decisions: Insights from 'Winning with Data Science’ with Howard Friedman and Akshay Swaminathan
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by Hannah Munro
2M ago
Send us your thoughts Join Hannah Munro in this episode of CFO 4.0 as she delves into the power of data science with Howard Friedman and Akshay Swaminathan, authors of "Winning with Data Science." This episode is packed with expert insights on how CFOs and finance leaders can leverage data to make smarter decisions and drive their organisations forward.   In this episode: Learn the essentials of data science and how it can influence decision-making processes in business. Howard and Akshay share their diverse experiences and paths to becoming data science experts. Techniques and tools tha ..read more
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176. Navigating Global Expansions and Cultural Integrations in Finance with Ajit Kumar
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by Hannah Munro
2M ago
Send us your thoughts Join us in this episode of CFO 4.0 as Hannah Munro discusses with Ajit Kumar, VP of Finance at Signal AI, the intricate process of leading through major organisational changes, focusing on acquisitions and international expansion. Jump deep into the complexities of merging different cultures and systems, and the critical role of finance leadership in driving successful integration. In this episode, you'll discover: How Ajit’s international experiences shaped his professional outlook. Strategies for blending corporate cultures across borders and the significance of under ..read more
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175. From Local to Global: Mastering US GAAP for International Success with Katrina Nacci
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by Hannah Munro
2M ago
Send us your thoughts Join Hannah Munro as she dives into the complexities of US GAAP with cross-border accounting expert Katrina Nacci. This episode navigates the intricate world of international finance and expansion into the US markets. Here’s what we cover: Discover Katrina's journey from PwC in Boston to becoming a cross-border accounting adviser in Frankfurt. Insights into the major hurdles companies face when expanding into the US A detailed look at converting from UK or European GAAP to US GAAP Understanding the additional layers of compliance that come with US GAAP and how to prepar ..read more
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174. Financial Transformation Live: The New Normal in Finance- Future-Proofing your Finance Team
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by Hannah Munro
2M ago
Send us your thoughts Join us for the latest FTL episode on the CFO 4.0 Podcast, hosted by Hannah Munro, where we delve into the future-proofing of finance teams and explore the evolving landscape of financial operations. In this session, In the episode we discuss: Insights into how the finance function is adapting post-COVID Examination of the rapid acceleration in technology adoption, particularly AI and cloud computing. Detailed discussions on how digital process are reshaping areas like accounts payable, accounts receivable, and overall financial workflows. Exploration of how AI is being ..read more
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