Rising Responsibilities – The CFO as Architect, Strategist & Regulator
A recent report by CFO Research Services discusses the arrival of the era of the Activist CFO. In “The Activist CFO-Alignment with Strategy, Not Just With the Business,” they say, more than control agents or scorekeepers, leading CFOs have become active, innovative, and independent transformation agents. They identify and focus on the next billion dollar decision, while at the same time ensuring the right mechanisms are in place for the thousands of smaller decisions to be made with the necessary rigor, transparency, and insight. To succeed, this new breed of CFO must develop an activist agenda that aligns with the company’s strategic priorities and performance goals (April, 2005).
For the finance officer, this era brings many opportunities for personal and business growth. However, balancing the strategy with the tactics becomes a critical daily focus.
Delivering Talent, Perspective, and Action to Drive Business Performance
You are the architect, the strategist, and the regulator but sometimes you need insight that doesn’t appear to be readily available or confirmation that your business intuition is on target. SolomonEdwardsGroup (SEG) supports you by providing the necessary information to identify and focus on the next billion dollar decision. Whether it is performing critical analyses on on-going business trends, developing models to evaluate various scenarios, or supporting a critical transaction with due diligence or integration support, SEG delivers the independent perspective and support you can rely on.