Strategic Planning as Leadership Challenge

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This question has perennially stumped executives and managers, and one thing seems certain: it’s not for lack of planning. Countless hours are spent by company leaders thinking about, discussing, and planning their strategies. New strategic priorities require organizational changes.

Three rules for customer-centric strategic planning

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It’s the time of the year for strategic planning and budgeting

CFO Simplified

As the end of the fiscal year comes into focus, it’s time to put together plans for the upcoming year. If you’ve put together annual strategic, operational, and financial plans previously, terrific.

Building resilience & value in uncertain times: Why is strategic planning essential?

Future CFO

Serving as the guidepost for the whole organisation, the strategic plan helps clarify your organisation’s direction, purpose, and goals, and provides a platform to communicate with all key stakeholders. Joselin Martin, Member of IFAC’s PAO Development & Advisory Group and CEO of True North CFO LLC discusses why strategic planning is essential for organisations of any size.

Strategic Planning Components for CFOs to Keep Top-of-Mind

Planful

But not every CFO thrives in the strategic planning side of their role. The post Strategic Planning Components for CFOs to Keep Top-of-Mind appeared first on Planful.

Strategic Planning Components for CFOs to Keep Top-of-Mind

Planful

But not every CFO thrives in the strategic planning side of their role. Many finance leaders confuse financial planning with strategic planning. But when it comes to strategic planning components, CFOs shouldn’t be in a pure finance mindset. Strategic Planning Component #1: Revenue. Traditionally, finance leaders have relied on cost-based planning to ensure the company’s financial health.

Thinking of Selling? First, Understand Your EBITDA

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This depends on how valuable the business is to the strategic or the financial buyer who is making the purchase. If you’re looking at selling your business, one of the things that’s important for you to understand is how you calculate the value of your business.

Larry Chester Featured On: How a CFO Can Help Shape Business Strategy | Lawrence Chester | #38 | Dave Lorenzo’s Inside BS Show

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Business Press Release Strategic Planning business strategy entrepreneurs financial guidance fractional cfo outsourced cfo strategic planningCEO of CFO Simplified, Larry Chester, was recently featured on Dave Lorenzo’s Inside BS Show.

CFOs’ Strategic Planning Left Unchanged With Brexit So Far

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From a practical standpoint, companies have got to do their contingency planning, but in the expectation that things are going to be business as usual in reality over the next potentially five years,” said Paul Watters, S&P Global Ratings head of corporate research, at an event earlier this year. Sixty-nine percent of businesses don’t see any impact from the Brexit vote on their strategic planning. Swiss bank Julius Baer said it plans to open new U.K.

Larry Chester Featured on NACD BoardTalk: Small and Medium-Sized Businesses: What’s Your Plan for 2022?

CFO Simplified

Larry Chester, CEO of CFO Simplified, was featured on NADC BoardTalk to discuss business planning for small to medium-sized businesses in 2022. Being Strategic Versus Tactical. Now is the time for the board to be even more strategic.

Fear factor: Overcoming human barriers to innovation

McKinsey

Strategy & Corporate Finance Insights Innovation Strategic planningWorries about failure, criticism, and career impact hold back many people from embracing innovation. Here’s how to create a culture that accounts for the human side of innovation.

Better separate: Why forward-looking strategic planning and backward-facing financial close and consolidation cannot be one and the same

Anaplan

Should one solution deliver both FP&A and FCC? Not if the goal is transformative insights and new business value. Finance financial close Financial Consolidation what is financial consolidation and close

Bias busters: A better way to brainstorm

McKinsey

Strategy & Corporate Finance Insights Strategic planningStructured conversation during brainstorming sessions removes some of the risks that can thwart honest discussion.

The role of the board in preparing for extraordinary risk

McKinsey

Strategy & Corporate Finance Insights Stakeholder management Strategic planningRisks that threaten a company’s existence require unique interventions from the board.

Taking the first steps toward net-zero emissions

McKinsey

Insights on Sustainability Climate change Strategic planningThe path to net-zero emissions is full of challenges. Leadership must understand the risks and commit to change now—or face an even thornier transition down the road.

Do You Decide to Plan or Plan to Fail?

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Those not wanting to sound clichéd change the way they state it, but the overarching message is that if there is no plan, there is no goal to meet, so it’s unlikely that you or your team know if the goal was reached. The post Do You Decide to Plan or Plan to Fail?

Lease Accounting Updates that May Impact Your Business

VCFO

Blog Finance CFO Consulting financial strategy operational advice strategic planningASC 842 is a new accounting standard set forth by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB).

How Can Workplan Analysis Strengthen Your Business?

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Global Economics Intelligence executive summary, January 2022

McKinsey

Strategy & Corporate Finance Insights Strategic planningIndustry and trade in goods grow on strong consumer demand; the pandemic wave, inflation, and geopolitical tensions present risks to faster growth in 2022.

Benefits of Fractional HR Leadership

VCFO

The basics of getting new employees onboarded and ensuring that paychecks go out on time may be fundamentally covered, but bandwidth and strategic expertise for other pressing HR needs often does not exist internally. 2. Strategic HR Expertise.

Financial Forecasting Best Practices and Tips

VCFO

Financial forecasts are critically important planning tools. Effective business planning requires an understanding of the desired end game for the entity. Be conservative (but also plan for best and worse cases). Blog Finance financial strategy forecasting strategic planning

DE&I Implementation & Strategy

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These interactions often lead to discussions about longer-term, more strategic issues like sustainability and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I). DE&I Implementation – Good Intentions vs. Strategies that Drive Results.

Components of a Successful Sale Transaction

VCFO

buyer) is only achieved through careful planning and an unbiased look at the business. Personal Transition Planning. Personal transition planning is a process that can be used to not only prepare for an exit, but also to de-risk the business and simplify life.

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Budgeting Methodologies: Analyzing the Advantages & Disadvantages

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Encourages commitment to the plan. Blog CFO Consulting Finance financial services strategic planning

vcfo HR Team Expands with Addition of Karli Osgoodby, Senior HR Consultant

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vcfo is pleased to announce that Karli Osgoodby, SPHR, has joined the vcfo team and will be able to better serve our clients in the greater Denver area with strategic HR services. HR Consulting Press Release HR hr compliance Human Resources people operations Recruiting strategic planning

Do CFOs Add Value to your Business?

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Strategically plan for the company’s future . A great CFO will save you more than it costs to hire them in operational insights and strategic initiatives that drive greater profitability and better, more efficient processes. Succession Planning.

Keep Proprietary Processes Secret

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The company has never created a budget for planning purposes. Business Case Studies Internal Controls business development business process internal controls products proprietary processes services strategic planning

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Engaging an Outsourced CFO – Ten Things to Consider

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Through our work providing teams of CFOs, controllers, and HR professionals to deliver strategic advice and daily support to more than 5,000 clients, we’ve identified several points to consider when engaging an outsourced CFO: Clarify what you want to achieve.

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Ill-Defined Statement of Work

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Involving all members of the team during the planning and sales portions of the project assures that everyone is on the same page. Involving all members of the team during the planning and sales portions of the project assures that everyone is on the same page.

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Most CFOs say controllership not ready for digital future

CFO Dive

Financial executives said controllers are not fully equipped to take on a bigger role in strategic planning, according to a survey by Deloitte and the Institute of Management Accountants

A Business Growth Case Study

CFO Simplified

But sometimes the plans are erratic, spur of the moment, or not fully formed. How do you make sure that the right plan is in place, and there’s enough money to do it? Nearly every business owner I talk to is interested in growing.

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Computer Retailer – Accounting Methods

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Develop a cash-flow forecast so that the company could understand cash availability and plan on payments to their vendors and the primary lender. Case Studies Success Stories Accounting accounting methods accrual reporting business growth cash reporting profitability strategic planning

Succession Planning: Preparing to Exit Your Business

CFO Simplified

A study conducted by the Financial Planning Association shows that within five years of retirement, 60% of advisors do not have a proper succession plan in place. For that 60%, it’s not too late to start planning now. . Plan Years Ahead (not months) .

How Hiring an outsourced CFO Can Stop Internal Fraud

CFO Simplified

As you and your team plan for the future of your company, consider the controls you have in place, the structure of your reporting, and the security you are currently using to keep your data and employees safe. How Does Corporate Fraud Happen? . Today, corporate fraud happens all too often.

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Tea Leaves and Financial Statements – Something in Common?

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Financial Statements Reporting and Metrics Strategic Planning business loss expenses financial reporting inventory management labor costs profit and loss profitability revenueFinancial reports contain the most important reading that a business owner looks at on a regular basis.