How to Become a CFO: 7 key Steps on Your Career Path

Posted by Stephen Hambling on 16/09/19 11:39

So you want to be a CFO?  There's plenty of demand for finance professionals like you to make a difference in the top job, the question is have you the skills to deliver. Take a look at our guide to the modern day skills you'll need to convince any potential employer to hand you the job. 

 

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5 Secrets Successful Disrupters Have In Common

Posted by Stephen Hambling on 10/09/19 11:43

Disrupt or die may sound dramatic, but the competition is fierce. The number of private startup companies and unicorns is rapidly growing. If there isn’t a start-up disruptor in your industry today, there soon will be.

Formulate works with many market disrupters and has found the common secrets behind their success that they share.  Our top 5 factors for disrupter success:

 

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Tags: Reporting, Growth, Adaptive Insights, forecasting, cfo

Let's Talk Finance Autumn & Winter 2019 Lunches

Posted by Charlotte Taylor on 19/08/19 12:28

Formulate are pleased to announce it's new series of Autumn and Winter 2019 'Let's Talk Finance' lunches in London, Manchester and Birmingham. 

Our exclusive lunch tables are for senior finance professionals to eat, chat and network.

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5 key steps for CFO's to drive strategic change

Posted by Charlotte Taylor on 08/08/19 09:52

It's a busy life being a CFO, not only with work but balancing home life. The role of the CFO is undergoing rapid  transformation. To be a strategically oriented CFO you will need to utilise your resources most efficiently to be able to outperform the competition by being agile, dynamic and fast. 

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Must read books for finance leaders this summer

Posted by Charlotte Taylor on 19/07/19 16:14

So it's that time of year again when the holiday season is upon us. The anticipation levels of that much-needed family break is high. After a busy year of deadlines, endless meetings and being pulled in all directions, such as break is well deserved.

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Financial Forecasting -top 5 tips for fast growing companies

Posted by Charlotte Taylor on 05/07/19 13:30

Financial forecasting is what drives and impacts your growth is the intelligence which can put you ahead.

Sometimes smaller organisations can believe the big 'corporates' are cutting edge when it comes to planning. The truth is, many are still existing on spreadsheets like most other businesses.

So here are some top tips on how financial forecasting well can get you ahead, make you more agile and save you valuable time with limited resources.

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Get the inside track on financial planning - 30 minute webinar

Posted by Stephen Hambling on 03/07/19 20:37

Get the inside track on financial planning for growth with this free 30-minute webinar featuring unique insights from Adam Coxen and Al Eadie.

This unique webinar is aimed at Finance leaders, FD's and CFO's of growth companies looking for investment and will provide the inside track on forecasting.

This webinar covers both investment round demands and financial planning tools to ensure you can deliver what the company needs at the right time.

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Join the #CFOdebate

Posted by Stephen Hambling on 20/06/19 11:16

Formulate are joining the #CFOdebate at Generation CFO's lively events as proud Technology Sponsor.  These premium events feature a lively debate with four leading CFOs, chaired by Christopher Argent, founder of Generation CFO who’s transformation projects include John Lewis, Amazon and Vodafone. The panel will reveal simple changes organisations need to make and where the focus needs to be, to move fast and to remain relevant.

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5 IMMEASURABLE ROI BENEFITS OF NEW FINANCIAL SOFTWARE

Posted by Stephen Hambling on 13/06/19 17:46

So what do you include in the payback calculation when looking at investment in automation?  Commonly investment V returns in savings or added revenue over a period of time.

But it's often the soft intangibles like time savings, improved morale,  attracting talent, or better decision making, which are tricky to put numbers against, but payback in spades.  This article lists the 5 less common ROI contributing factors, which may not be on your radar when it comes to the decision to invest.

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What style of CFO are you?

Posted by Charlotte Taylor on 02/04/19 16:05

There are some common CFO 'Types' defined by McKinsey, which have been in use for a while now.  The reality is that the role has changed fundamentally, driven by business priorities and speed of change. So we've taken a fresh look at discovering what type of CFO you are, not just in terms of your priorities but how you make decisions, priority setting, innovation adoption and management style. 

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