Roles can be misleading. More often than not, they are nothing more than a word that organizes where certain people sit in an office. Take for instance, the role of a CFO. Many consider the CFO as the most glorified accountant of a company, the firm’s money manager, but in reality, they are the secret to a company’s success. Bruce Besanko, the CFO of OfficeMax points this out when he stated that “as CFO, I’m in a unique position within the organization, at the absolute center of the universe. The only other executive besides me that has that same presence at the center is the CEO.”1
Of course a CFOs traditional role, namely, overseeing taxes, budgeting, accounting, financial planning, and analysis, is critical to the success of any company. When businesses fail to manage these areas they end up failing in general. However, the CFO’s role is evolving into a more robust position that is critical to every facet of a business. Read more
By Mckenna Clarke, blog writer at TOP CFOS
As 2016 draws to a close, we would like to highlight 5 of our best blog posts from the year. These posts received the most views and interactions on social media.
According to our records, here are the most popular TOP CFOS blog posts of 2016:
By Mckenna Gustafson, blog writer at TOP CFOS
For new and young businesses, Forbes recommends outsourcing a few certain jobs. Number one on the list? A CFO. Your business provides an awesome product or service, but you’re not a financial firm. A great CFO will help you continue to focus on delivering your product or service in the most efficient way possible. To get the most out of outsourcing, below are a few tips.
If you’ve decided to hire an outsourced CFO, you’re going to want to know how to get the most out of that service. And if you’re like most businesses owners, you’ll want to see that fee adding value to your company as soon as possible. Read more