Every six months we like to take the pulse of our CFOs and CPAs in BIG (business, industry, government and NFP). A few weeks ago, our B&I Committee hosted a mixed reality (virtual and in-person session) using our ThinkTank collaboration platform and got some great insights.
The top 5 challenges facing CFOs and CPAs in business industry, government, and NFPs are:
Then we asked them, “What’s working for you now?” We received these top answers:
We flipped that question around and asked them, “How are you innovating?” Here are the top five innovations from our CFOs:
Our group of CFOs covered a lot of the same ground as the eight top issues for CFOs in 2014 from CFO magazine. The results speak clearly of the need for the CFO to serve as change agent who helps to support growth through innovation along with strategic use of technologies (cloud, mobile, social, business analytics and more).
There is a lot of excitement about our upcoming “Find Your Competitive Edge” series featuring Rita McGrath, the sixth most influential business thinker in the world, via webcasts and live on Jan. 30 at the BWI Hilton Hotel in Maryland. Rita will talk about strategy in uncertain times and cover the latest from her new book, The End of Competitive Advantage. The live session will include a working session on your 2014 competitive edge playbook and a collaboration session to gain insights from the crowd. Details and registration information can be found here.
We have lots of upcoming programs for our CFOs and BIG members. Check the MACPA website for details.