In this course, we will look at the credibility of the CFO and of the finance function. We will discuss how we assess credibility as well as the factors that erode and build credibility. Credibility is the foundation for finance’s position in supporting a growth mandate. Credible CFO’s position themselves as strategic leaders as they master execution of the existing business and develop visibility of future financial results. The ability to deliver predictability helps the executive and the board of directors formulate and execute strategic plans with greater confidence. We will explore strategies that the CFO should be considering to enhance their own credibility as well as that of their team using tools and technology.
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 has worked extensively with CPA Canada in recent years to design, develop, and launch the professional certification program.