The Mid-Market CFO Circle podcast brings to you conversations with the mid-market CFO Community on what CFOs really want to tackle diverse business-IT challenges that mid-market organizations face.
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Episode 140 - David Appel - How can Finance leaders build up their existing tech stack?
December 2, 2022 • 16 MIN
How can CFOs and Financial Leaders build up their tech stacks to ensure that their tech environment is not only supporting them in the long run but is also being used to its full potential?
In this edition of the CFO Circle Podcast, David Appel, Head of Subscription and SaaS Vertical, Sage Intacct, talks about ERP Environments and how businesses can extract the most out of their solutions.
Episode 139 - Paul Decrane - Cash Flow Management for CFO Office Success
November 24, 2022 • 19 MIN
In this state of economic volatility, liquidity is the top concern for the office of the CFO. Business leaders cannot use a crystal ball to predict a probable economic collapse. However, due to market turbulence and the potential for financial instability, it is advised that the key to minimizing threats in a recession is to be proactive rather than reactive during an economic downturn.
In this edition of the CFO Circle Podcast, Paul Decrane, Americas Practice Leader, Zanders, will be talking about Cash flow Management for a successful CFO’s office.
Episode 138 - Peter McKenzie - Autonomous Finance is ready- Are you?
November 17, 2022 • 27 MIN
Reimagining finance as an AI-driven, autonomous operation can help transform the workplace. It provides finance teams the time and space required to work on ideas, insights, and strategies that enable the business to compete and grow.
But what are autonomous finance tools?
In this episode of the CFO Circle Podcast, Peter McKenzie, CFO & Corporate Director of Anticipa Real Estate, talks about Autonomous Finance and why it should be on every CFO's mind.
Episode 137 - Frank Mastronuzzi - Should Companies with Slow Revenue Growth Automate Their CFO Offices?
November 10, 2022 • 26 MIN
With declining business growth, CFOs need to take proactive measures to keep their business afloat. New-age technology is no longer nice to have but imperative to stay on top of business metrics and effectively utilize resources amidst new challenges in 2023 and beyond.
In this edition of the CFO Circle Podcast, we talk to Frank Mastronuzzi, Chief Financial Officer & Managing Partner, of Punch Financial as he discusses how businesses can manage declining growth trends at the office of the CFO.
Episode 136 - Rohit Gupta - Are You Future-Ready? Say Hello to Autonomous Finance
November 3, 2022 • 20 MIN
Autonomous finance technology involves using a combination of AI, RPA, OCR, and other features to power ‘self-driving’ finance operations. Recently, its implementation has become simpler and more convenient for companies. In this episode of CFO Circle, we will discuss autonomous finance and why it is crucial for the next-gen of CFOs.
Episode 135 - Christopher Yoshida - CFO's Biggest Concern - Recession or Inflation?
October 13, 2022 • 27 MIN
In this episode, join Christopher Yoshida, President & Chief Financial Officer at Northern Data AG as he explains which is the bigger concern for CFOs - inflation or recession. We also discuss how businesses can safeguard their growth trajectory during this economic downturn.
Episode 134 - Jasmine Ahmed - How can CFOs leverage digital transformation to cruise through recession
October 6, 2022 • 21 MIN
In this episode, join Jasmine Ahmed, SVP, Global Head of Finance Transformation, News Corp as she discusses recession and the approach to technology and automation that finance leaders should take during such economically unstable periods.
Episode 133 - Chris Argent - What Does Collections Automation Look Like for Mid-Market Businesses?
September 22, 2022 • 25 MIN
Collections teams are looking for innovative ways to improve the overall process efficiency and optimize working capital. Transitioning from traditional methods of operation to more data-driven, futuristic, and scalable digital solutions is the way forward. In this edition of the CFO Circle Podcast, we talk to Chris Argent, founder and MD of Generation CFO - a community for accounting and finance professionals, as he walks us through the ideal collections office set up for mid-market teams.
Episode 132 - Steve Rosvold - The recession scare is real - How can CFO offices prepare for it?
September 15, 2022 • 22 MIN
The buzz around the dreaded R-word, ’Recession’ is getting louder as inflation, geopolitical tensions, and supply chain disruptions hammer the global economy. In this edition of the CFO Circle Podcast, we talk to Steve Rosvold, founder of CFO. University as he talks about persistently high inflation, its possible impacts, outcomes, and how companies can survive it.
Episode 131 - Lori Locke - The Transforming Role of Finance Leaders in Media and Entertainment
September 8, 2022 • 26 MIN
There are few industries as complex and fluid as the media and entertainment industry. The digital age has enabled these businesses to explore new creative possibilities in the content that they offer and the distribution channels that they leverage. In this episode, we talk to Lori Locke, Executive VP, and Chief Accounting Officer, Warner Bros. Discovery. Lori talks about the state of receivables in the media and entertainment industry and how the role of finance leaders in the media and entertainment industry has changed post-pandemic.
Episode 130 - Carolina Veira - Collection Strategies for Healthcare Companies in the Post-Covid Era
September 1, 2022 • 34 MIN
Tune in to our conversation with Carolina Veira, Director of Strategic Partnerships (previously Director of Finance), CSR, DEI, Caremax, Inc. She discusses how finance teams in the healthcare sector have restructured post-pandemic. She also talks about how finance teams in the industry can improve their receivables strategy and remove bottlenecks and redundancy.
Episode 129 - Jack McCullough - How can the CFO’s Office Gear Up to Meet Inflation Challenges?
August 25, 2022 • 30 MIN
With inflation accelerating and prices shooting up, the CFO’s office needs to take a proactive approach to effectively deal with collateral cash flow challenges. Join us in our conversation with Jack McCullough, President, The CFO Leadership Council, as he discusses how CFOs and their finance teams should gear up for inflation. We’ll also look at the impact of high inflation rates on accounts receivables.
Episode 128 - Theo Piletsky - How is the CFO’s Office Embracing Analytics as a Game-Changer?
August 18, 2022 • 27 MIN
In this episode, join Theo F Piletsky, Vice President, Strategy & Business Consulting, EPAM Continuum as he discusses the need for advanced analytics for the office of the CFO. We’ll dive deep to understand why the CFO’s Office should focus on leveraging AI-based cash flow forecasting.
Episode 127 - Chris Ortega - Combating the scarcity of talent at CFO's office
August 11, 2022 • 25 MIN
In this episode, join Chris Ortega, Chief Executive Officer, Fresh FP&A as he explains the challenges of labor shortage and why talent is top of the agenda for many CFOs today. He also discusses the role of financial technology in retaining and nurturing talent.
Episode 126 - Ken Wentworth - Achieve Zero Profit Leakage at CFOs office
August 4, 2022 • 25 MIN
In this episode, join Ken Wentworth, Fractional CFO as he reveals how CFO offices can achieve zero profit leakage and strengthen business resilience. It is essential for down myths around Artificial Intelligence in CFO’s Office and why finance teams should invest in emerging technology.
Episode 125 - Ilana Esterrich - Future-Proofing the CFO's Office with Skill Reassessment
July 28, 2022 • 22 MIN
In this episode, join Ilana Esterrich, Chief Financial Officer at American Coatings Association as she discusses how CFOs can future-proof their offices with skill reassessment and shift their focus from resource management to process improvement.
Episode 124 - Olivia Rosca - How To Prepare Your CFOs Office For Inflation
July 21, 2022 • 33 MIN
In this episode, join Olivia Rosca, Subject Matter Expert Senior Transformation Consultant as she discusses how CFO offices can prepare for inflation while keeping their cash flow and accounts receivables management in check.
Episode 123 - Michael Samonas - The Effective Digitization Approach For The CFO’s Office
July 14, 2022 • 25 MIN
In this episode, join Michael Samonas, Group Chief Financial Officer at SIDMA STEEL SA as he discusses how CFOs’ offices can take the effective digitization approach to yield an ROI and the need for businesses to adopt e-payments.
Episode 122 - Glenn Hopper - Busting Artificial Intelligence myths in CFO’s Office
July 7, 2022 • 28 MIN
In this episode, join Glenn Hopper, Chief Financial Officer at Sandline Global as he breaks down myths around Artificial Intelligence in CFO’s Office and why finance teams should invest in emerging technology.
Episode 121 - Ilana Esterrich - Women In Finance: Smashing The Glass Ceiling at CFOs Office
June 23, 2022 • 27 MIN
In this episode, join Ilana Esterrich, Chief Financial Officer at American Coatings Association as she discusses how she broke the glass ceiling and made it all the way to the C-Suite and how women in finance can together bridge the gap.
Episode 120 - Travis Smith & Patrick McFarlen - How should the CFO’s office overcome supply chain disruption
June 16, 2022 • 33 MIN
In this session, you will get exclusive insights from CFO Office experts Travis Smith and Patrick McFarlen as they share their experiences on how they navigate the challenges of the supply chain disruption. Supply chain disruption remains a top business concern for the CFO’s office with finance leaders wrestling with shortages and delays.
Episode 119 - Andrew Lear - People And Stakeholder Management As A CFO
June 9, 2022 • 22 MIN
In this episode, join Andrew Lear, Chief Financial Officer, EZ Raider as he discusses the importance of people and stakeholder management and how to build and engage teams as a CFO to emerge as a leader.
Episode 118 - Rey del Valle - Outsourcing vs Automating processes at CFOs Office
June 2, 2022 • 18 MIN
In this episode, join Rey del Valle, Interim CFO, and Consultant, as he discusses whether CFO Offices should choose automation vs outsourcing for their financial process and the cost of not automating in the long-term.
Episode 117 - Terrell Turner - Credit Control And Risk Mitigation At CFOs Office
May 26, 2022 • 25 MIN
In this episode, join Terrell Turner, Co-Founder / Fractional CFO, TLTurner Group as he discusses the need for CFO Offices to improve credit control and address risk mitigation strategies to steer through the current economic climate change.
Episode 116 - Rey del Valle & Terrell Turner - Optimizing Invoice-to-Cash with Automation vs Outsourcing
May 19, 2022 • 30 MIN
In this episode, join CFO Office experts Rey del Valle and Terrell Turner as they give insights and share their experiences on how CFOs can optimize invoice-to-cash with automation vs outsourcing. It is critical for growing businesses to get a hold of their finance processes before their CFO Offices are flooded with AR challenges.
Episode 115 - Jessica Butler - Going from Fragmented Processes to Well-Oiled Deductions Management
May 12, 2022 • 9 MIN
In this episode, join Jessica Butler, Founder of Attain Consulting Group, as she discusses the need for a well-oiled deductions management system and how manually managed deductions affect the revenue of the mid-market CFO offices.
Episode 114 - Shilpam Ahuja - 5 Steps to Make a CFO’s Office Data Intelligent
May 5, 2022 • 19 MIN
In this episode, join Shilpam Ahuja, Assistant Vice President, Genpact as she discusses the 5 steps for CFO offices to become data intelligent and how businesses can tap into analytics and modern technology to be data-driven.
Episode 113 - Wayne Spivak - The science of forecasting: A calculated approach to avoid risks
April 28, 2022 • 25 MIN
In this episode, join Wayne Spivak, President and Chief Financial Officer at SBA * Consulting as he discusses why and how growth-focused CFOs should plan and reassess their goals and resources to cope with their escalating business boom.
Episode 112 - Blair Cook - How to Build a World Class Finance Function
April 21, 2022 • 24 MIN
In this episode, join Blair Cook, Chief Financial Officer at Mara Renewables Corporation, as he discusses how businesses can enable and support growth under the guidance of a CFO to build a world-class finance function.
Episode 111 - Blair Cook & Wayne Spivak - Uncovering the ideal plan for building a world-class CFOs office
April 14, 2022 • 45 MIN
In this episode, join expert CFOs Blair Cook and Wayne Spivak as they give insights and share their experiences on how CFO offices can make their finance function world-class. It is essential for CFOs and their finance processes to be geared towards the future to stay ahead of the curve.
Episode 110 - Bhaskar Kumar - How Digital First Approach Helps Mid-Market Businesses Go IPO
April 6, 2022 • 22 MIN
In this episode, join Bhaskar Kumar, Chief Financial Officer at SellAnyCar.com, as he discusses how growth-focused CFOs can fuel a business’ growth opportunities and why CFO offices need to be digitally savvy to succeed.
Episode 109 - Bruce Braviroff - Strategies to Swear By in 2022 and Beyond
March 30, 2022 • 19 MIN
In this episode, join Bruce Braviroff, Interim CFO at Your CFO, as he discusses what CFO offices should set priorities on and drills down key strategies they need to swear by in 2022 and beyond.
Episode 108 - Sayantan Datta - Leverage Receivables Transformation to Enable Accelerated Growth and Expansion
March 22, 2022 • 26 MIN
In this episode, join Sayantan Datta, Finance Transformation - Associate Director/VP, Accenture, as he discusses how mid-market CFOs should plan their AR processes by leveraging AR automation to cater business growth.
Episode 107 - Dan Piscatelli - Preparing the CFO offices at Growing Companies
March 16, 2022 • 18 MIN
In this episode, join Dan Piscatelli, founder of Hurd House Advisors, as he discusses how growing businesses should prepare and organize their CFO Offices to make sure they are digitally ready on all fronts for the future.
Episode 106 - Bruce Braviroff & Sayantan Datta - AR Automation Advant-EDGE – The must-have for scaling businesses
March 11, 2022 • 31 MIN
In this episode, get exclusive insights from Bruce Braviroff and Sayantan Datta on optimization and automation strategies that work for growing Mid-Market CFO Offices. CFOs should concentrate on developing scalable finance functions that can support their business growth.
Episode 105 - Travis Smith - Understanding the Nitty-Gritties of AR Automation
March 2, 2022 • 18 MIN
In this episode, join Travis Smith, CFO at DALYTE, an AiA Industries Company, as he discusses how Mid-Market CFOs can successfully plan and implement AR Automation transformation by analyzing the challenges and effective collaboration.
Episode 104 - Bill Eveleth - Mid-Market Businesses Guide to Control Credit Risk Post Pandemic
February 23, 2022 • 19 MIN
In this episode, join Bill Eveleth, CFO and COO at Go Live SMS, as he discusses how Mid-Market CFOs can monitor and mitigate credit risk, and manage growth while adjusting to new dynamics in credit risk management.
Episode 103 - Alex Jimenez - Digital Transformation Mistakes That Set You up For Failure
February 16, 2022 • 19 MIN
In this episode, join Alex Jimenez, Chief Strategy Officer at Finalytics.ai and Extractable, as he discusses the mistakes Mid-Market companies make when embarking on digital transformation and how CFOs can avoid these pitfalls.
Episode 102 - David Worrell - Take the Leap: Looking beyond starter accounting solutions
February 2, 2022 • 18 MIN
In this episode, join David Worrell, Partner and CFO of Fuse Financial Partners, as he discusses the challenges of fast-growing lower-middle-market companies and how CFOs should start looking beyond starter accounting software.
Episode 101 - Lawrence Chester - Impact of Poor Collections Strategy on CX
January 26, 2022 • 17 MIN
In this episode, join Lawrence Chester, President of CFO Simplified, as he discusses why a poor collections strategy affects the customer experience (CX) and why mid-market CFOs should leverage technology to keep an eye on customer behavior.