All blogs and articles that discuss anything relating to the position of chief financial officer (CFO) and the services and benefits that the CFO role adds to a company

Report Card on 2010 Entrepreneur Trend Predictions

Here is a look at the predictions I made for 2010 at the end of 2009 so you can see how I did. Of the ten identified trends, I gave myself 4 As, 4 Bs, 1Cs, and a D, for an overall GPA of 3.1.

Most Popular Blog Posts of 2010

2010 has been a very good blogging year for CFOwise®. In the spirit of planning for a great 2011, here are the eleven most popular blog posts from the year 2010:

The Need for Budgeting

Over the course of my career, I have experienced that while most departments in a company are winding down the year and looking for a little down-time, it is necessary for the accounting department to gear up for a busy time of year.  One of the primary activities that should happen before year-end is the budgeting process.  Although some view it as a very painful, useless process, the value of budgeting and planning for the upcoming year has proven time and time again to be very beneficial and insightful to the owner(s) of a company.

Publication for Finance Professionals quotes CFOwise® Founder Ken Kaufman

American Express' Inside Edge quotes Ken Kaufman in article: "The CFO Temp".

PLEASANT GROVE, Utah, September 17, 2010 - CFO WISE Founder & CEO, Ken Kaufman, was quoted several times in a recent article published in the American Express Article "The CFO Temp"  by Tim Beyers.  The article focuses on a growing trend for small and medium-sized businesses - hire a

Top CFOwise Blog Posts of 2009

Based on total number of unique visitors to each of our blog posts through the year, here are our top ten blog posts of 2009.  Enjoy!

 

1.   TOP TEN 2010 TRENDS FOR ENTREPRENEURS - We received a lot of very positive feedback on this blog post as well as a radio interview request.  Listen to Ken Kaufman's radio interview HERE.

 

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Controlling Success

When beginning a new company or project there are things we can control and other things out of our control.  The way we manage our company is within our control.  Market response, in most situations, cannot be controlled.  Consumer satisfaction and sentiment simply is what it is.  Once we recognize what can be controlled vs.

3 Most Common Mistakes When Hiring a Part-Time CFO

The role of part-time CFO is more common than ever, and it appears the CFO services industry is poised for a lot more growth. Why? Most start-up, emerging, and medium-sized companies have a need that is uniquely filled by seasoned finance executives who work for multiple companies concurrently. The services are affordable and the value added is both tangible and significant.

7 Core Responsibilities of the CFO

Jeffrey Ishmael is a cutting-edge and successful CFO in his own right.  Here is a very intriguing blog post from him as he reviews a the book "Reinventing the CFO."  I especially appreciated the list of 7 core responsibilities of the CFO.  Read his blog post, and the rest of his blog for that matter, HERE

 

If an organization needs to

Part-Time CFO's Agree on Need for KPI's

The following results of a survey conducted by Grant Thornton validate what every business needs - a weekly report that highlights the most important ratios and metrics in the company. GRANT THORNTON SURVEY RESULTS

 

Part-time CFO's Agree on Need for KPI's

Financial Benefits of Outsourcing Your CFO Duties

Here is a nice introductory article discussing some of the ways an outsourced, or part-time CFO can help start-up, emerging, and medium-sized companies.

 

Outsource CFO Article

10 Attributes of a Great CFO

What makes a great Chief Financial Officer? How can a CEO know if they are getting everything they should from their Part-Time CFO? These ten attributes are a big part of what you would find common with every CFO who adds great value to their company, staff, and community.  For the sake of simplicity, I will assume the CFO is male.  Please do not mistake my choice of gender with ones ability to be a great CFO.  I know many women that fill this role effectively and successfully!

 

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CFO's on Twitter

I have met some great CFOs on Twitter.  Some are full-time with one company, and others are consulting or part-time CFOs for small and medium-sized businesses.  Here is the list of who I have met so far.  Please feel free to let me know who I have missed.  Thanks.

 

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How Much is Not Having a CFO Costing You?

Terry Weaver, CEO of Chief Executive Boards, writes a great blog post with powerful examples of how a good Chief Financial Officer (CFO) or Part-Time CFO can add value to a company.  Here is the link: How Much is Not Having a CFO Costing You?

Is your Business Ready for a Part-Time CFO?

Great article on my industry. It's always nice to be validated by the traditional media.

 

Please contact me if you have any questions about if your company is ready for a part-time CFO. Thanks.

CFO Career Opportunity

We are excited to share with you our informational video for CFO Consultants interested in the career opportunities with our firm. Feel free to visit our CFO Career Center.

 

For more information: http://www.youtube.com/v/7dhdH9GtHdY