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Rethinking the Role of the CFO

Jan 24, 2014
From Advisory Institute

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Rethinking the CFO's Role
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From the Advice Worth Keeping podcast series
Hosted by Stan Lepeak, global research director,
KPMG LLP Management Consulting


The role of the CFO has gone through several evolutions over the last 15 years. During this time, the CFO's focus has gone from controls and compliance (Sarbanes-Oxley regulations) to severe cost reductions during the recent recession. Currently there is a focus on how the CFO can be a better service provider and partner to the business.

Brad Stansberry, a partner in KPMG Financial Management Services, discusses how the CFO can bring more strategic business value to the organization.

Listeners will gain an understanding of:

  • How the new role of the CFO differs from the traditional CFO role, and what new skill sets are now required
  • Why the CFO is in the best position to determine which metrics the organization should focus on and how those indicators link to financial performance
  • How CFOs can help unlock the value of the data that is available enterprise-wide, orchestrate improvement and drive accountability


Duration: Less than 15 minutes
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For insight into the evolving role of the CFO, read The Value-Driven CFO.

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