CFO of the Future

Building Blocks of Financial Leadership

Financial leadership is composed of two major components: accurate accounting and creating organizational value. Today’s successful financial leaders direct a department that accurately records and reports the financial status and results of the organization, and they help create organizational value.

There is a major difference between simply administering the accounting department and being a key member of the management team as a strategic business partner. Managing the accounting department is a cost, while financial leadership creates organizational value and is a profit producer. There are endless opportunities for financial professionals in 2016 to play major roles in transforming visions and strategies into successful and actionable programs at every level of an organization.

Financial leadership is influence. It is not a position on the organization chart; rather it is having the courage and spirit to move the organization to levels of higher achievement. Financial leadership is developed, not discovered. The effectiveness of a person’s work will be determined by his or her ability to lead and influence others.

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Eight Core Competencies

From Controller to Business Partner

Focus on developing and refining your financial leadership skills with these sessions:

Current Developments and Best Practices for Today's CFOs and Controllers
March 24, Philadelphia

CFO’s and Controller’s Roadmap to Integrated Planning, Forecasting, and Budgeting
April 28, Malvern
Leaders Eat Last: The Characteristics of Great Leaders
March 29, Webinar

Millennials: Myths and Truths Behind the Next Gen of Leaders
March 6, Webinar

Leadership-Driven Financial Practices for Business Success Webinar Series
• Insight from a Bank CEO: Loan Management Practices | March 15
• Achieving Efficient Operations Through Financial Management Practices | May 3

Leading with Ethics and Integrity

Know your professional codes of conduct, and get guidance to address ethical dilemmas. 

Ethics: Codification for the CFO, Controller, and Industry Accountant
On-Demand CPE

Ethics: Critical Thinking, Case Studies, and Fraud
March 20, Philadelphia

Ethics: Critical Thinking for the CFO, Controller, and Industry Accountant
On-Demand CPE

Ethics: Leadership and Tone at the Top
March 28, Cranberry

Ethics Update for CPAs in Business and Industry
On-Demand CPE

Tax Ethics Rules for Corporate Finance Professionals

On-Demand CPE

View a full list of On-Demand (self-study) sessions that qualify for ethics credits.