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CFO Evolution

The Path to the Tranformational CFO

The Path to the Transformational CFO

Our CFO Evolution® 2.0 is a complete transformation of the thinking and skills necessary for the CFO to navigate today’s turbulent environment and focus on the areas of their business that drive strategic value.

CFO Evolution

CFO Evolution 2.0 Innovation and Influence Fuel the Transformational CFO

Armanino’s CFO Evolution 2.0 positions the CFO for a new transformational business model, one that requires the skills of an innovator and influencer to deal with the disruptive landscape. Armanino’s perspective can help finance leaders streamline their operations to achieve better accounting processes in less time—freeing the CFO to spend more time on the vital market disruptions impacting the organization’s strategy.

CFO Evolution 2.0 is a set of initiatives focused on the people, processes and technology needed to streamline the accounting function, optimize the protector role and elevate business leadership activities, thereby enhancing the value of the CFO organization. This framework was created to help organizations focus their time and energy on the areas that drive strategic value. Each of these core areas of responsibility requires a specific plan that includes goals, expected outcomes and required resources. The CFO Evolution provides a framework to migrate the CFO’s most limited resource—time—away from task-based activities to strategic leadership initiatives.

In Armanino’s Annual CFO Evolution Benchmark Survey, CFOs were asked about their responsibilities, roles and strategic priorities. Our white paper, CFO Evolution 2.0: Innovation and Influence Fuel the Transformational CFO, is based on their responses, market research, and our extensive experience as a leading CPA and consulting firm. It calls attention to the fact that continuous change is the new normal for companies in all industries. We and our surveyed CFOs believe that finance leaders must influence and innovate across the three core roles of accountant, protector and leader to evolve into the role of a transformational CFO. These skills, along with a relationship network of thought partners and subject matter experts, are necessary to combat disruptive market changes and broad-reaching, strategic challenges and take advantage of new opportunities.

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Pathways to Transformation

Pathways to Transformational CFO's CoverIn this booklet, Armanino provides more insight on how CFOs have successfully navigated the transformation journey and are using innovation and influence to take their organizations to the next level.

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Transformational CFOs

The CFO Evolution Client Awards are given annually to CFOs who are transforming their organizations through innovation and influence. Awards are given for the Most Influential CFO, Most innovative CFO and CFO of the Year. These CFOs are leading their businesses through transformation with impact and success. Watch a video by clicking on the accordion link below and learn how these CFOs have been successful in transforming their organizations:

Watch video of 2019 CFO of the Year, Erin Sorgel

CFO of Peterson CAT, Erin Sorgel, shares her story

Watch video of 2019 Most Influential CFO, Nolene Fabre

CFO of Reading Partners, Nolene Fabre shares her story

Watch video of 2019 Most Innovative CFO, Evan Fein

CFO of Chef Software, Evan Fein shares his story

Watch video of 2018 CFO of the Year, J. Mark Jenkins

Vice President, Finance & Analytics of Golden of Gate National Parks Conservancy, J.Mark Jenkins, shares his story

Watch video of 2018 Most Influential CFO, Ray Mikhail Asad

CFO of Allied eSports International, Ray Mikhail Asad shares his story

Watch video of 2018 Most Innovative CFO, Margaret McCarthy

CFO of WideOrbit, Margaret McCarthy shares her story