Your First 100 Days as CFO
Learn about what you should do immediately after you find yourself appointed to the office of the CFO (1.5 CPD)
In this course we are going to look at getting started in a new CFO role. Whether this is your first appointment as CFO or perhaps you are transitioning to a new CFO role at another organization, we will look at different approaches for your first 100 days. We begin with a profile of the modern CFO, that is, what you need to bring to the organization. From there, we will look at team building principles and using proven tools to help you assess the existing finance function against best practices. We will use a strategic approach to developing an overarching mission and value statement for finance to bring context to specific action plans. We will look at structuring the finance function within the organization context to optimize and balance responsiveness to stakeholders with the need for control. Finally, we will look at change management principles to help you initiate your first major project.
Blair is a many-time corporate director, CFO, educator, innovator, thought leader, presenter, and curiosity generalist. As an academic-practitioner, he’s a perpetual learner who observes and experiments with various financial and management theories in real world context. He shares stories of his successes, failures, and lessons learned to all those who share a passion for further developing their own financial leadership qualities. His focus is on defining and developing a career path for financial professionals aspiring to the Office of the CFO and the Board of Directors. Blair is the author of The Illiterate Executive: An Executive Handbook for Mastering Financial Acumen.
PreviewCheck out What We Will Cover in this Course! (5:09)
StartThe Competencies of the Modern CFO (13:13)
StartA Maturity Model for Finance (11:30)
StartBuilding Your Finance Team (13:17)
StartDeveloping a Strategic Action Plan (9:44)
StartOrganization Design and the Finance Structure (6:56)
StartChange Management Principles (12:25)
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