DON’T GET MARRIED AFTER THE FIRST INTERVIEW DATE: HOW ASSESSMENTS HELP YOU MAKE WISE CHOICES
Hiring has significant consequences for any organization. If you make the right choice, performance improves, capability deepens and teams mature. If you make the wrong choice, morale and performance drops…Read more »
ACCOUNTING FOR FOREIGN CURRENCY: WILL YOU GET LOST IN TRANSLATION?
Introduction Figures from the World Trade Organization show that since the 1980’s global trade has more than quadrupled in volume and has grown with an average of almost 5% per…Read more »
CONSULTING CFOS: THE POWER OF AFFILIATION
Serving as a trusted consultant financial professional is a deeply rewarding career. Working with a client is a special relationship built on trust, both for the value of work and…Read more »
IS THE ANNUAL BUDGET A COLOSSAL WASTE OF TIME?
In today’s world, it’s rare to find a topic that generates agreement across a broad cross-section of people, but it’s a reasonably safe bet that most finance and non-finance people…Read more »
MAKING THE FINANCE OPERATION THE BEST IT CAN BE
One reason to love business is because it is dynamic. Strategies change or pivot, organizations transform, regulations and new rules emerge. All of these require financial teams to be both…Read more »
TELLING A COMPELLING FINANCIAL STORY
Financial presentations are common to every business. Whether the audience is the board, investors, lenders or bankers, the ability to tell a credible and compelling financial story is critically important….Read more »
USING OLYMPIC TRAINING METHODS TO IMPROVE YOUR PLANNING & BUDGETING
Recently the Olympics dominated the airwaves for a couple of weeks. Everywhere you looked, the athletes used visualization to train, plan and improve their performance. Skiers, skaters and sliders swayed…Read more »
CYBERSECURITY IN A CHANGING WORLD
The Wall Street Journal Pro Report of December 19, 2017 was devoted to the issue of Cybersecurity. The chilling reality is that national governments, state and local governments, businesses and…Read more »
“HELLO. WE WANT TO BUY YOUR COMPANY.” NOW WHAT DO YOU DO?
If you are the owner or CFO for a small to medium- sized business, it is likely closely- held or family- owned, and this may happen to you. If not,…Read more »
AGRIBUSINESS TRENDS AND FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS
The challenges of distributing products to end users is common in all industries. In the wine industry, customer access to bottled wine is primarily from supermarkets, wine specialty shops and…Read more »