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Weekly Wrap-Up: CFO Must-Reads

Adaptive Insights, cpm software, corporate performance management, business intelligence, financial planning, financial budgets, financial reportingStaying current on the latest industry news, updates, and opinions is a critical part of being an adaptive finance leader.

And to give you an easy way to stay abreast of all the happenings in the world of business and finance, we’ve compiled the following list of five modern CFO must-reads from the past week. Leave us a comment if you’ve read an article this week that you consider a CFO must-read!

Traditional budgets suck. We couldn’t have put it any better ourselves! Steve Player explores the downfall of traditional planning and explains how you can modernize your FP&A process.

When data met finance.…the modern CFO was born. The days of limiting finance leaders to strictly number-crunching became a thing of the past, as CFOs are now taking center stage when it comes to defining the direction of the organization. It’s not just about numbers. It’s about analyzing data from every part of the business, and then leveraging that information to drive corporate strategy.

A World-Class Finance FunctionWhat do today’s most successful finance teams look like? Find out in this eight-step primer to creating a finance team that’s built for success.

CFOs: Are You Ready? For an IPO, that is. “The past two years have seen the most U.S. IPO activity since 2000, with 222 IPOs in 2013 and a whopping 273 in 2014.”

CFOs with a purpose. As today’s navigators of the organization, CFOs play a critical role in helping define business strategies, overall drivers, and future business plans that drive corporate growth.

What do you like to read as a finance leader? Tweet us your answer to @AdaptiveInsight using #CFOMustRead, and we’ll include your article in our next weekly wrap-up!

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