Topic: Financial Modeling & Analysis

Consumer Brands

I Already Have an Accounting Team. Why Do I Need Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)?

One of the top priorities of a growing company is to build a finance team … Read More

Consumer Brands

Is the Annual Budget a Colossal Waste of Time?

In this blog, Joe discusses the importance of budgeting in establishing operational goals, timelines, and resource requirements. He addresses the most common complaints and provides improvements that can be made in order to establish a credible financial plan. Read More

Making the Finance Operation the Best it Can Be

In this blog, Bob discusses several operational changes that your organization can make to ensure performance improvement. Read More

Consumer Brands

Telling a Compelling Financial Story

In this blog, new partner and leader of CFOs2GO’s Branded Consumer Products practice area, Joe Greenhalgh, shares some common guidelines critical to making a successful financial presentation for every business audience including the board, investors, lenders or bankers. Read More

Using Olympic Training Methods to Improve Your Planning & Budgeting

In this blog, CFOs2GO lead partner of Strategic Services Practice, Tom Sheppard discusses Visualization as a tool used for anyone, not just Olympic athletes, to improve the alignment of strategy, planning, operations and budgeting Read More

The Issue – March 2017

In this issue, Bob Weis discusses the importance of skill-sets traditionally associated with sales that should be present in a CFO if s/he is to be an effective communicator of a company’s financial information. This is particularly true in times of change such as growth or contraction. He cites a number of case studies from his experience and other respected sources (including the Harvard Business Review) and offers some insightful quotes from business leaders to build the case for looking beyond the numbers. He builds the case for seeking outside expertise on a part-time basis to assist the current CFO when unique or temporary circumstances are encountered such as mergers, acquisitions, foreign expansion, turnarounds, and rapid growth that strain capabilities. Read More