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Strong Leaders Always Lead with Problem-Solving Value finance leadership strategy May 16, 2024

Developing your leadership skills within a start-up or scale-up not only has to do with helping making strategic decisions, but it's also about problem solving.

As an aspiring or new CFO, honing in...

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Risk Management: A CFO's Guide to Steering Startups and Scale-ups Safely finance leadership risks start-ups & fast growth businesses May 10, 2024

Risk management stands as a key strategic oversight, essential for safeguarding the company's future, even with start-ups and scale-ups, and this can't be ignored.

The role of the Chief Financial...

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Leadership skills and upgrading your Finance Function finance leadership reporting time management May 03, 2024

Are you running your finance function like a small town, local business or like a professional corporation?

Are you spending all your precious time just getting through your task list? Or are you...

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How CFO's embrace Process Improvements in Startups and Scale-ups finance leadership start-ups & fast growth businesses tech time management Apr 11, 2024

The finance function and the many internal reporting requirements or KPI calculations can often become a bottleneck due to outdated or manual processes that consume excessive time and resources.

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Under promise and Over deliver. Gaining Trust & your sanity as a Finance leader. finance leadership relationships time management Apr 04, 2024

Have you ever had a problem with over promising and under delivering? 

Do you just want to help people, you keep telling everyone, "Oh yes, I can do that for you!" 

Then low and behold,...

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Sales vs Finance numbers: How to ensure you have one version of the truth finance leadership kpis management accounts reporting Mar 22, 2024

Have one set of numbers is the dream, isn't it?!

I don't think I have ever started working with a start-up or scale-up that doesn't have issues with this topic.  And it generally sits with the...

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Empowering Finance as a Strategic Business Partner finance leadership relationships Mar 07, 2024

The role of finance extends far beyond traditional bookkeeping and number-crunching.

It's about building robust partnerships across the organisation, positioning finance professionals as...

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Elevating Your Finance Career: The Strategic Value of your Foundation finance career finance leadership management accounts reporting Feb 22, 2024

I was speaking to a founder earlier this year - who was complaining about their prior Chief Financial Officer who was asked to leave the business.  Yikes.

This CFO wasn't asked...

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How Start-up CFOs manage learning into their day finance career finance leadership time management Feb 15, 2024

Working in a start-up or fast-growth business is a whirlwind experience. The pace is exhilarating, but it can often lead to a workday that feels more reactive than proactive. It's all too easy to...

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CFOs' Secret: Confidence Leads to Leadership finance career finance leadership imposter syndrome Feb 01, 2024

Becoming a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is as much about cultivating your mindset as it is about upskilling and improving your professional capabilities.

It’s a common misconception that...

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Will AI Replace Accountants? finance career finance leadership tech Jan 25, 2024

As we are starting to see artificial intelligence (AI) is reshaping industries, a pressing question pops up for finance professionals:

Will AI replace accountants?

The simple answer is no –...

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Financial Ethics: Building Trust in Your Start-up finance leadership founders hr relationships risks start-ups & fast growth businesses Jan 05, 2024

In the ecosystem of start-ups, trust stands as a cornerstone for success.  Getting trust as a new comer can take time and energy.  And in the long term, if your employees, suppliers and...

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