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CFO Must-Reads: Week of 10/5

Adaptive Insights, cpm software, corporate performance management, business intelligence, financial planning, financial budgets, financial reportingQ4 is well underway and CFOs across all industries are leading the charge with a focus on top-notch performance, data analysis, crystal clear cross-functional communication, and transforming the organization’s finance function. In this week’s wrap-up, we have gathered an array of articles and resources that address these topics in an effort to equip CFOs with the ability to finish out the current year strong and start the new year even stronger.

1. Finance transformation is happening. Are you ready?

The corporate finance space is clearly transforming with its pointed shift to the cloud; industry analysts like Gartner predict that by 2016, at least 25% of enterprise finance organizations will transfer to the cloud for CPM processes. Are you ready to join the revolution? Read a blog from our partner, KPMG’s Christine Lau, to learn more. (via Adaptive Insights Blog)

2. Communication is crucial.

Home Depot’s finance chief shares her best financial advice—and it has nothing to do with money management! Carol Tomé breaks down why impactful communication is the most important skill for today’s most successful CFOs. (via Business Insider)

3. Every CFO needs this: a finance chief’s guide to big data.

CFOs are constantly inundated with numbers, data, and reports from all corners of the company. This must-have guide provides the necessary information on how to effectively analyze big data. (via

4. What not to do: the CFO edition.

As finance chiefs move out of the role of number-cruncher and into the position of trailblazer, they need to adapt their styles to effectively manage, lead, and make technological decisions. (via Business Insider)

What do you like to read as a modern finance leader? Tweet your top picks to @AdaptiveInsight, and read next Friday’s edition to see if your story made our list of CFO Must-Reads!

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